Catalyst Game Labs is pleased to announce the Beta release of the first of a new line of sourcebooks for Alpha Strike: Combat Manual: Mercenaries.

“The Global BattleTech Community is simply fantastic,” said Randall N. Bills, Managing Developer. “I’ve known this for a long time, through so many years of online and convention interactions, previous beta tests, and more. And it was particularly evident during the Harebrained Schemes’ BATTLETECH Kickstarter as every stretch goal was unlocked and a myriad Backer Missions knocked out. Not to mention, even after the PVP Solaris was unlocked, the backers kept flocking and the funds kept over-flowing (if you missed it, you can still get in on some of the action now that the BackerKit site is up). As such, now seems a perfect time to once more tap into that expertise and passion to elevate the quality of our new Combat Manual series. Again, right up front, you are all amazing…thank you!”

CMMercsBanner2FBWith that in mind Catalyst Game Labs is repeating that previous process, releasing Combat Manual: Mercenaries in a “Beta Release” PDF book. We’ve started a Combat Manual: Mercenaries Beta fan input thread on the BattleTech forums. Until the 10th of December [end of day, PST] we’ll be watching the thread to see what problems the community discovers. At that point we’ll address those issues that need work, and then ship the to the printers. Keep in mind, though, that there’s a difference between “error/broken” and “don’t like it that way” when it comes to the rules; the prior is what well be addressing, not the latter.

CMMercsBanner1In order to ensure maximum exposure, Catalyst Game Labs is releasing the PDF at $5 for a limited time. What’s more, we’re providing several combos that allow players to pick up the Alpha Strike Core Rulebook and Alpha Strike Companion PDFs for a lower price as well, if they’ve not given this great new system a try just yet (feel free to grab the free QSR PDF!). Finally, for a limited time, all Lance Packs are now $14.99 instead of their standard $19.99. [To get the news out, feel free to grab either banner on this page and splash them around as far and as wide as you like!]

When Catalyst Game Labs releases the final version of the PDF, it will return to its standard, higher price. Anyone who previously purchased the PDF at $5 will automatically receive a free upgrade to the final PDF.

Where to Purchase:

Combat Manual: Mercenaries Beta PDF: $5 (Buy From BattleCorps or DriveThruRPG)

Combat Manual: Mercenaries Beta & Alpha Strike Core Rulebook PDFs: $15 [Save $5!] (Buy From BattleCorps or DriveThruRPG)

Combat Manual: Mercenaries Beta, Alpha Strike Core Rulebook & Alpha Strike Companion PDFs: $25 [Save $10!] (Buy From BattleCorps or DriveThruRPG)

And for a limited time, all Alpha Strike Lance Packs are now only $14.99!