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BattleTech is slowly coming back to The Dragon with more on the way next week! You can find all available Battletech items here and stay tuned for more coming soon!
BattleTech: Beginner Box
Number of Players: 1–2 Players
Complexity Rating: 2.33/5
In this introduction to the BattleTech game and universe, players each take control of one giant walking war machine (a BattleMech, aka ‘Mech) and battle until one is destroyed or until the scenario objectives being played are completed.
In 2019 the old BattleTech Introductory Box Set was replaced by two all-new box sets. The first of these is the Beginner Box. More affordable than the old box, it comes with two ‘Mech miniatures (made to a higher quality level than the previous generation of box set miniatures) and special simplified “Quick-Start Rules” for ‘Mech combat designed to teach the game quickly to newcomers. The intended follow-on box from this is the “A Game of Armored Combat” (2019) box.
Publisher ad copy:
“BattleTech is the world’s greatest armored combat game, filled with a myriad of epic stories and gaming experiences to satiate any player: miniatures to RPG play, hobby painting to fiction, and beyond. The BattleTech Beginner Box is the first step on that fantastic journey and includes everything you need to get started: two high-quality miniatures, quick-start rules, a mapsheet, cards to represent your MechWarrior’s unique skills, dice, and more.”
2 fully assembled (un-painted) miniatures (Griffin & Wolverine)
18″ x 22″ full-color game map (double-sided)
Die-cut ‘Mech & terrain tokens
24-page fiction novella, “Golden Rule”
Two six-sided dice
BattleTech: The Game of Armored Combat
It is the dawn of the thirty-first century. You are a MechWarrior: master of a multi-ton, towering avatar of destruction that is the culmination of more than 3,000 years of battlefield technology development. A precious heirloom passed from parent to child across centuries, an unassailable mark of your station. Whether a soldier-of-fortune or a true-blue patriot, you drop into hot zones across a thousand worlds to expand the star-spanning empire of one of the noble Great Houses.
A Game of Armored Combat includes everything you need to start tossing dice and moving miniatures on your gaming table. Do you have what it takes to plant the banner of victory and become a legend? Lead into the action and find out!
8 high-quality, fully assembled miniatures
16-page record sheet booklet
16-page universe primer
24-page fiction novella
8 pilot cards
2 heavy-stock reference sheets
2 18″ x 22″ full-color paper maps
Punchboard of additional BattleMechs and terrain
BattleTech: Clan Invasion Box Set
The Children of Kerensky Return!
In the year 3050, the true heirs of the lost Star League thunder forth from the depths of the far Periphery and carve deep into the quarreling Successor States. As the Clan juggernaut rolls across the coreward realms of the Inner Sphere, the House Lords scramble to shore up their defenses and devise some way to halt the invaders.
Backed by high-tech OmniMechs bristling with advanced weapons and battlesuit-clad Elementals capable of bringing down a ‘Mech, the Clan crusades drives toward the heart of human-occupied space. Do you possess the bold tactics and heroic courage to defat warriors trained from birth to conquer? Or will you uphold Kerensky’s dream, cast aside the squabbling lords of the Inner Sphere, and reignite the flame of the Star League?
With this box, you’ll unlock powerful new factions and ‘Mechs to expand your BattleTech experience and take part in a cataclysmic conflict which will rock the Inner Sphere. This box set includes five iconic OmniMechs – the Timber Wolf, Executioner, Nova, Adder, and Mongrel.
5 Fully-Assembled, Unpainted OmniMechs (each with a 30mm Hex Base)
2 Fully-Assembled, Unpainted Bases of Elementals (each with a 30mm Hex Base)
2 All-new Double-sided Paper Maps (18″ x 22″)
1 Punchboard of Additional OmniMechs & Terrain
24-page Record Sheet Booklet
24-page Clan Invasion Primer
20-page Fiction Novella
10 Double-sided MechWarrior Cards
5 Double-sided Alpha Strike Cards
2 Six-sided Dice
1 Heavy-stock Reference Sheet
BattleTech: Elemental Star Force Pack
The Clan Elemental Star includes five hex-based Elemental miniatures-no assembly required. Perfect for Battle Tech and Alpha Strike action!
BattleTech: Clan Heavy Striker Star: Force Pack
The Clan Heavy Striker Star includes the Gargoyle, Hellbringer, Mad Dog, Ice Ferret, and Viper -no assembly required- along with five MechWarrior pilot cards and five Alpha Strike cards.
BattleTech: Clan Command Star: Force Pack
The Clan Command Star includes the Dire Wolf, Summonder, Stormcrow, Mist Lynx, and Shadow Cat -no assembly required- along with five MechWarrior pilot cards and five Alpha Strike cards.
BattleTech: Inner Sphere Command Lance Force Pack
The Inner Sphere Command Lance includes the iconic Marauder, Archer, Valkyrie, and Stinger -no assebly required!- along with four MechWarrior pilot cards and four Alpha Strike cards. Perfect for BattleTech and Alpha Strike Action!
BattleTech: ComStar Command Level II
The ComStar Command Level II is a collection of six plastic miniatures for use in the classic BattleTech tabletop and Alpha Strike games. The box also provides six dry-erase cards, which are intended to directly support Alpha Strike gameplay, and six new Pilot Cards.
The box also provides six dry-erase cards, which are intended to directly support Alpha Strike gameplay, and six new Pilot Cards. The six ‘Mechs available in this pack are the Black Knight, Exterminator, Highlander, King Crab, Mercury and Sentinel.
BattleTech: Battle of Tukayyid: Map Pack
Created using art in the brillant aesthetics of the new box sets and MapPack: Grasslands, these eight paired maps detail the seven battlefields on which the entire Clan Ionvasion was brought to a halt, including a bonus map, the Deployment Zone. Each map is 17” x 22”, paper, and double-sided.
4 double-sided, two-sided paper map sheets:
Kozice Valley (CDS)
Lake Losiije (CNC)
Holth forest (CGB)
Racice River Delta (CSJ)
Pozoristu Mountains (CW)
Robyn’s Crossing (CJF)
Devil’s Bath (CSV)
Plus 1 punchboard of fire & smoke counters
BattleTech: Total Warfare
The Future of Warfare!
It is the 31st century, a time of endless wars that rage across human-occupied space. As star empires clash, these epic wars are won and lost by BattleMechs, 30-foot-tall humanoid metal titans bristling with lasers, autocannons and dozens of other lethal weapons; enough firepower to level entire city blocks. Your elite force of MechWarriors drives these juggernauts into battle, proudly holding your faction’s flag high, intent on expanding the power and glory of your realm. At their beck and call are the support units of armored vehicles, power armored infantry, aerospace fighters and more, wielded by a MechWarrior’s skillful command to aid him in ultimate victory. Will they become legends, or forgotten casualties? Only your skill and luck will determine their fate!
The product of more than twenty years of gaming experience, Total Warfare presents the rules of the BattleTech game system as never before. For the first time, all the rules for various units that have a direct impact on the deadly battlefields of the thirty-first century appear in a unified rules set: from BattleMechs to ProtoMechs, Combat Vehicles to Support Vehicles, infantry to aerospace fighters and DropShips. Interwoven and meticulously updated, Total Warfare provides the most detailed and comprehensive rules set published to date for BattleTech–the perfect companion for standard tournament play.
Total Warfare is the single-source rulebook for people who play BattleTech. It is not intended to teach new players the game, but rather to serve as a reference work for people who know the game, while introducing more technologies and expansive rules than appear in the basic box set. The introductory game in the BattleTech line is the BattleTech Introductory Box Set. New players should pick up that product before diving into this one.
BattleTech: Technical Readout: Clan Invasion
Technical Readout: Clan Invasion builds on Technical Readout: Succession Wars with ‘Mechs previously found in Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, Technical Readout: 3060, and Technical Readout: 3067.
This volume features some of the most common ‘Mechs from the Clan Invasion and Civil War Eras, each illustrated in detail and accompanied by a description of its history, capabilities, and game stats, along with their most famous pilots.
BattleTech: Technical Readout: Jihad
November 3067 saw the culmination of work two centuries in the making, work begun by Primus Conrad Toyama of ComStar, successor to Jerome Blake and the man responsible for single-handedly turning ComStar into a pseudo-religious organization with a vision: to lead mankind to the light.
But then the Second Star League collapsed.
Denied their dream, the Blakists fought to preserve the Star League against the follies of the Great Houses, its fanaticism manifested as the Jihad: a horrific war that pitted every nation against each other. This era saw bleeding edge machines march off to war, while venerable ’Mechs continued to receive upgrades and facelifts. Even primitive ’Mechs not seen in over half a millennia once again appear on the battlefield.
Technical Readout: Jihad expands on Technical Readout: Succession Wars and Technical Readout: Clan Invasion by combining the ’Mechs previously found in Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, Technical Readout: 3060, Technical Readout: 3067, Technical Readout: 3075, Technical Readout: 3085, and Technical Readout: Project Phoenix, this volume features some of the most common ’Mechs from the Jihad. Each machine is accompanied by an illustration, a description of its history, capabilities, and game stats.
BattleTech: Tactical Operations: Advanced Rules
Take your warfare to a whole new level of excitement!
This book is for advanced rules that apply to on-world operations. It includes new movement and combat options.
Deploy under cover of exotic weather and severe planetary conditions. Surprise your enemy with your mastery of new battlefield tactics—from artillery to command-level comms to minefields! A daring commander can take advantage of any or all of these….if he’s brave enough to seize the moment!
BattleTech Tactical Operations: Advanced Units & Equipment
Take your warfare to a whole new level of excitement! Deploy new forces and surprise your enemy with cutting-edge, prototype technologies! A daring commander can take advantage of any or all of these….if he’s brave enough to seize the moment!
Tactical Operations: Advanced Units & Equipment is the one-source reference for advanced units types and advanced technologies. It includes an extensive Advanced Weapons and Equipment section, and the rules for playing and constructing advanced Support Vehicles and Mobile Structures.
The Dragon Even Has BattleTech Puzzles!