Shrapnel: The Official BattleTech Magazine

Picking up the battle-standard for BattleTech fiction, Shrapnel: The Official BattleTech Magazine continues the tradition of hard-hitting stories set in the war-torn interstellar future of the 31st century and beyond. Fire up your ‘Mech’s fusion reactor, secure your neurohelmet, and wade into battle with stories from the merciless front lines of the Clan invasion, conspiracy theory articles, game scenarios, and more–from veteran BattleTech authors, fan favorites, and some new recruits.

Originally funded by the BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter campaign, Shrapnel will be published on an ongoing basis several times per year.


Shrapnel #1 – June 2020

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Featuring stories and game content from:

Michael A. Stackpole • Blaine Lee Pardoe
Kevin Killiany • Craig A. Reed, Jr.
Chris Hussey • Jason Hansa
Lance Scarinci • Michael J. Ciaravella


Shrapnel #2 – September 2020

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Featuring stories and game content from veteran BattleTech authors, fan favorites, and our latest enlistees:

Michael A. Stackpole • Jason Schmetzer
Michael J. Ciaravella • Travis Heermann
Alan Brundage • James Simakas
John-David Karnitz • Aaron Cahall  
Matthew Cross • Daniel Isberner 
Alex Kaempen • Tom Stanley
Chris Wheeler

Download the record sheets for the Centurion CN10-B, CN10-J, and CN10-W as well as Aleksandr Hazen’s Gyrfalcon 5 here.


Shrapnel #3 – December 2020

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Featuring stories and game content from BattleTech veterans, fan favorites, and new authors:

Michael A. Stackpole • Loren L. Coleman • Blaine Lee Pardoe • Bryan Young • Bryn Bills • Charles Dalmas • Chris Hussey • Daniel Isberner • Alex Kaempen • Craig A. Reed, Jr. • Eric Salzman • Lance Scarinci • David Smith • Tom Stanley

Download the record sheet for the Thunder Stallion 4 here.


Shrapnel #4 – March 2021

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HEROES OF ALL STRIPES

Shrapnel: The Official BattleTech Magazine celebrates bravery in all its forms on the triumphant, BattleMech-dominated battlefields of 31st century and beyond! Witness the birth of a new mercenary command in the late Third Succession War, follow a combat medic tackling a precarious injury, learn the true meaning of loyalty during the FedCom Civil War, and track down pirates on a forgotten world in the Periphery. Then don your neurohelmet and push back against the enemy with technical readouts, ghost ship sightings, in-depth technology articles, unit digests, playable scenarios, and more—all from BattleTech veterans and a squad of new authors:

Jason Schmetzer • Harper Brand • Faith McClosky • Giles Gammage • Charles Gideon • David Razi • Marc Follin • James Lee • Aaron Cahall • Michael J. Ciaravella • Matthew Cross • Ken’ Horner • Craig A. Reed, Jr. • Eric Salzman • Joel Steverson • Stephen Toropov

Download the record sheet for two variants of the UM-R90 SuburbanMech here.