From the monthly archives: May 2011

As previously mentioned, I wanted to start running in-store BattleTech games again and I did just that on May 27th.

The set-up was as follows:

Maps: BattleTech and Lake Area from the Introductory Box Set, River Valley from Continue Reading

For three hundred years, the nations of the Inner Sphere waged war in the name of the fallen Star League, sending armies of MechWarriors into battle for glory and power. The arrival of the Clans, martial descendants of the lost Star League Defense Force, in 3049 upset all the previous balances of power and […]

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Catalyst Game Labs has spent the last four years re-launching the BattleTech brand, with a slew of sourcebooks and an award-winning line of core rulebooks. The awareness of BattleTech is at a height not seen since the mid 90s, while the number of people returning or finding BattleTech for the first time continues to climb.

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Since the coming of the Clans, the military, industrial, and command complexes of the Inner Sphere have raced against the invaders—and each other—to out-produce one another in battle-worthy manpower and materiel. Factories that were smashed in the Succession Wars were reborn and revitalized, churning out ever more cutting-edge equipment, while academies expanded their curriculums […]

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HexPack: Cities and Roads (along with the DropShip promotional tile) is currently on a ship nearing the US, meaning a Street Date announcement isn’t too far away. In the meantime several copies fell onto my desk.

The promotional tile is shrink-wrapped with an ad/rules sheet, so the first photo shows two promotional tiles. The rest […]

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For Immediate Release:

VWE Tesla II BattleTech: Firestorm cockpits come home again for Anime Central 2011!

For its 3rd consecutive year, Virtual World Entertainment, LLC is thrilled to announce that it is taking 6 of its critically acclaimed Tesla II BattleTech: Firestorm cockpits to the Anime Central […]

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I love the smell of printer proofs in the morning (wonder how many bazillion times has that movie quote been paraphrased?…but it simply works so well).

Just got in printer proofs for the A Time of War Gamemaster Screen. Below are photos for both the standard edition as well as the limited edition.

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As I mentioned a week or so back on the Leviathans website, while I’m able to attend a few conventions a year, I’ve realized that I’ve gone far too long without the “gaming at a store” experience.

To rectify that situation, I’m starting to run a monthly BattleTech game […]

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BattleForce is the BattleTech game of lightning-fast combat. The rules ramp up standard-style game play to a fast-playing system that retains the feel of BattleTech.

Iron Wind Metals is releasing two BattleForce-scale miniatures starter boxes. For those that have never tried their hands at BattleForce, check out the free quick-start rules Continue Reading

The following vintage BattleTech novels are available in epub formats; all titles will be available through Amazon.com in the next few days.

BLACK DRAGON

Theodore Kurita, samurai tyrant of the mighty Draconis Combine, is celebrating his sixty-first birthday. Topping the guest list is an unlikely bunch of high-tech troublemakers: Camacho’s Caballeros, the toughest team […]

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