We’re pleased to bring you the last two volumes in the cycle of vintage-cover reprints of the BattleTech core rulebooks, plus new fiction and a new installment of Shrapnel!

Interstellar Operations: Alternate Eras

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Primitive Units. QuadVees. Superheavy ’Mechs. Weapons of Mass Destruction. Robotic and Drone Systems. Land-Air BattleMechs.

As you delve into BattleTech lore, additional weapons, units and rules become available to you and your forces as you fight in the Dark Age, Jihad, or even the depths of the Star League Eras, and all the way back into the Age of War before the birth of the BattleMech.

Alternate Eras introduces a huge swath of rules for playing across the thousand years of BattleTech history, including weapons and equipment mostly unique to a given era.

Catalyst Game Labs web store (Print and PDF purchases): https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-interstellar-operations-alternate-eras

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Interstellar Operations: BattleForce

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Marshal your forces and prepare to conquer the Inner Sphere! Interstellar Operations: BattleForce provides a sliding zoom that can scale from a quick game on your table up to the macro level, allowing players to assume the roles of House Lords and dominate the galaxy!

BattleForce is a complete, all-in-one-book game system of combat on a grand scale, but tailored to your interest at the gaming table.

Play lightning-fast, large-scale games like battalion vs. battalion or conquer a planet with multiple regiments.

Not large enough? Invade an entire sector of a House as armies clash across a dozen systems.

Still not large enough? Become a Clan Khan or House Leader and amass all the industrial might of your empire to protect your worlds and defeat your enemies!

Catalyst Game Labs web store (Print and PDF purchases): https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-interstellar-operations-battleforce

DriveThruRPG (PDF only): https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/390968/BattleTech-Interstellar-Operations-BattleForce

CountersPack: BattleForce

Readers of Interstellar Operations: BattleForce may notice a house ad in the final pages for a new product: CountersPack: BattleForce. These high-quality counters are the perfect companion for your BattleForce games and should be available soon – we’ll let you know as soon as they’re in stock!

Dragon Rising

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Claws that Catch!

As a reward for her loyalty and cunning, Katana Tormark has been granted the rank of Warlord of Dieron—a somewhat dubious honor. For even as she is given her new title, she is also given a nearly impossible task to prove her worth—one that may usher in a new era of interplanetary chaos…

Barely three generations ago, the Draconis Combine ceded control of dozens of planets to the Republic of the Sphere. But now, with Terra locked behind its impenetrable Fortress Wall, these same planets are left to fend for themselves. Some go on as if nothing has changed, while others find themselves pawns in a deadly game of territorial sovereignity.

These are the planets Katana must take over if she is to reestablish the historic Dieron Military District. If she can manage this with minimal resources and the very subtle support of the Coordinator, then she will become a full-fledged warlord of House Kurita. But Katana’s enemies inside and outside the Combine see the ensuing confusion as a chance to destroy her once and for all…

Shrapnel #8

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Shrapnel: The Official BattleTech Magazine delivers tales of tragedy and triumph amid the struggles of BattleMechs on the battlefields of the 31st century and beyond! A spurned Solaris gladiator enacts a unique brand of payback. A Federated Suns mission to take down the infamous “Lady Death” Trevaline runs afoul of pirate ingenuity. A ex-mercenary on Outreach must risk everything during the Fourth Succession War to protect those who cannot protect themselves. In this issue, you’ll venture into the jungles and avoid native predators while racing to recover lost Star League-era data; discover the truth lurking behind a seemingly unbeatable Word of Blake ’Mech; and fight to preserve a MechWarrior’s right to crack open a cold, frosty beverage after the battle is done. Then return to the shadows and danger of the Game World with the penultimate part of our Solaris VII serial.

Keep cool under fire with technical readouts, a playable campaign, glimpses at the Malthus Confederation and Canopian pleasure circuses, a guide for new citizens of the Federated Suns, a report on dangerous alien plant life, and much more—all from BattleTech veterans and a few new faces:

Craig A. Reed, Jr.
Jason Hansa
James Bixby
Eric Salzman
Douglas Carruthers
Jeremy Ciccone
Keith R. A. DeCandido
Daniel Isberner
John-David Karnitz
Joshua Franklin
Johannes Heidler
Ken’ Horner
Wunji Lau
Mike Miller
Tom Stanley
Joel Steverson
Stephen Toropov

(Don’t forget to download the record sheets for the ‘Mechs presented in this issue of Shrapnel!)