BattleTech: 25 Years of Heavy Metal Mayhem. http://www.battletech.com Even Better than You Remember It. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:59:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 Alpha Strike Point Value System Open Beta http://www.battletech.com/2014/02/14/alpha-strike-point-value-system-open-beta/ Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:18:28 +0000 http://www.battletech.com/?p=661

Alpha Strike is a new, fast-playing form of the BattleTech game of futuristic, armored combat. Developed for the modern tabletop miniatures wargamer, this book brings players the ability to wage war on land, sea, and air using the Quick-Strike game system first devised for truly large-scale play, re-scaled to the tactical level of “classic” [...]]]> BattleTech: Alpha Strike Point Value System Beta

Alpha Strike is a new, fast-playing form of the BattleTech game of futuristic, armored combat. Developed for the modern tabletop miniatures wargamer, this book brings players the ability to wage war on land, sea, and air using the Quick-Strike game system first devised for truly large-scale play, re-scaled to the tactical level of “classic” BattleTech.

An Alpha Strike Companion is in development for release later this year; check out the BattleBlog showcasing the in-progress outline for this book. And one of the key sections will be an all new Point Value system directly built for Alpha Strike game play. The community can participate directly in this play test by downloading the zip file (the description of the 3 files in the zip is found below), and then coming to the BattleTech forums to share their play testing comments!

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MechWarrior Online User Interface 2.0! http://www.battletech.com/2014/02/05/mechwarrior-online-user-interface-2-0/ Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:16:56 +0000 http://www.battletech.com/?p=659 The day is upon us! UI 2.0 is here and it is glorious! Cue dramatic music! … Hold on just a minute.
Yes UI 2.0 is here and that is a good thing however It isn’t perfect. It almost wasn’t shipped today due to some issues we discovered at the last minute.

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Yes UI 2.0 is here and that is a good thing however It isn’t perfect. It almost wasn’t shipped today due to some issues we discovered at the last minute.

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BATTLEMASTER VARIANTS UNLEASHED http://www.battletech.com/2014/02/03/battlemaster-variants-unleashed/ Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:16:04 +0000 http://www.battletech.com/?p=658 Release the BattleMaster! Now available in the ‘Mech lab for C-Bills and MC. This Assault ‘Mech has been tearing it up since Phoenix was released so you may want to get some premium time and earn extra C-Bills and XP on each match as you work towards mastering this fine assault ‘Mech.

Read Full [...]]]> Release the BattleMaster! Now available in the ‘Mech lab for C-Bills and MC. This Assault ‘Mech has been tearing it up since Phoenix was released so you may want to get some premium time and earn extra C-Bills and XP on each match as you work towards mastering this fine assault ‘Mech.

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MechWarrior Online BattleMech – Kintaro http://www.battletech.com/2013/08/01/mechwarrior-online-battlemech-kintaro/ Thu, 01 Aug 2013 20:54:34 +0000 http://www.battletech.com/?p=656 “You must hold this ridge, Chu-i. We have no reserves. Either they are stopped here, or they take the city.”

“It will be held, Sir.”

“There is no retreat either way, Chu-i. Make sure your soldiers understand this.”

“Of course, Sir.”

The comm fizzed out, and she went to address her warriors. Her warriors… where [...]]]> “You must hold this ridge, Chu-i. We have no reserves. Either they are stopped here, or they take the city.”

“It will be held, Sir.”

“There is no retreat either way, Chu-i. Make sure your soldiers understand this.”

“Of course, Sir.”

The comm fizzed out, and she went to address her warriors. Her warriors… where there had been over a hundred Mechs the day before, now there were twelve. She was the highest ranked, at Lieutanant, their Tai-sa (or Captain) having died that morning.”

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Alpha Strike PDF/Print Preorder On Sale July 29th http://www.battletech.com/2013/07/26/alpha-strike-pdfprint-preorder-on-sale-july-29th/ Fri, 26 Jul 2013 23:54:40 +0000 http://www.battletech.com/?p=655

We published Strategic Operations in 2009 (my head…really, already!). And as soon as the community got a look at the “Quick-Strike” section of the rules in the back, we’ve been asked all of that time when we’re going to publish a separate, complete rulebook. That allows players to experience the full measure of BattleTech [...]]]> AlphaStrikeBlog

We published Strategic Operations in 2009 (my head…really, already!). And as soon as the community got a look at the “Quick-Strike” section of the rules in the back, we’ve been asked all of that time when we’re going to publish a separate, complete rulebook. That allows players to experience the full measure of BattleTech via that system…and that time comes on Monday when the PDF/Print Preorders go on sale. [As usual, PDF will be available immediately, the book shipping once we receive it from the printer; mostly likely a September Street Date.]

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MechWarrior Online: BattleMech 20: Victor http://www.battletech.com/2013/05/24/mechwarrior-online-battlemech-20-victor/ Fri, 24 May 2013 18:17:47 +0000 http://www.battletech.com/?p=650 “The roar of her jump jets fill her ears she lands on the side of the hill firing her gauss rifle at the distant Atlas. As it turned to fire back, she waits till just before it had her in his sights to trigger her jump jets. Twin PPC blasts hit the ground where she [...]]]> “The roar of her jump jets fill her ears she lands on the side of the hill firing her gauss rifle at the distant Atlas. As it turned to fire back, she waits till just before it had her in his sights to trigger her jump jets. Twin PPC blasts hit the ground where she was, followed by a gauss round, as her second gauss shot smacks into its side torso.

The fight continues for a solid minute, and her opponent is clearly not amused. As another flight of LRMs sails toward her, she lands her mech behind cover. Popping out on the other side, she lands with just enough of the Atlas in sight to fire off a round before moving again – and destroying the enemy Atlas’ left shoulder. The gauss rifle explods, turning the centre torso dark orange on her screen.”

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Topps & Catalyst Announce Long-Term License Extension http://www.battletech.com/2013/02/05/topps-catalyst-announce-long-term-license-extension/ Wed, 06 Feb 2013 03:31:51 +0000 http://www.battletech.com/?p=649 The Topps Company and Catalyst Game Labs are pleased to announce a long-term extension for the Shadowrun and MechWarrior/BattleTech licenses. This deal facilitates Catalyst’s goals of continuing to support and grow the MechWarrior/BattleTech and Shadowrun brands and will see them continue to produce high quality role-playing games and outstanding fiction.

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The Topps Company and Catalyst Game Labs are pleased to announce a long-term extension for the Shadowrun and MechWarrior/BattleTech licenses. This deal facilitates Catalyst’s goals of continuing to support and grow the MechWarrior/BattleTech and Shadowrun brands and will see them continue to produce high quality role-playing games and outstanding fiction.

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Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex, Revised Edition, and Other PDFs, Available http://www.battletech.com/2013/01/14/technical-readout-vehicle-annex-revised-edition-and-other-pdfs-available/ Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:24:04 +0000 http://www.battletech.com/2013/01/14/technical-readout-vehicle-annex-revised-edition-and-other-pdfs-available/ Catalyst Announces Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex, Revised Edition, Experimental Technical Readout: Boondoggles, Objectives: The Clans, Objectives: Periphery, and The Mercenary’s Handbook: 3055 PDFs are available.

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Catalyst Announces Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex, Revised Edition, Experimental Technical Readout: Boondoggles, Objectives: The Clans, Objectives: Periphery, and The Mercenary’s Handbook: 3055 PDFs are available.

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MechWarrior Tactics closed beta launches, Founder packages detailed http://www.battletech.com/2013/01/09/mechwarrior-tactics-closed-beta-launches-founder-packages-detailed/ Wed, 09 Jan 2013 20:15:43 +0000 http://www.battletech.com/2013/01/09/mechwarrior-tactics-closed-beta-launches-founder-packages-detailed/ MechWarrior Tactics, the turn-based, free-to-play BattleTech brawl from Roadhouse Interactive, is gunning it into closed beta today. Looking to emulate the BattleTech tabletop game that inspired the slew of MechWarrior titles past and present, Tactics includes collectible card game elements, casting you as a mercenary commander in charge of a customizable, four-mech lance. Beginning today, [...]]]> MechWarrior Tactics, the turn-based, free-to-play BattleTech brawl from Roadhouse Interactive, is gunning it into closed beta today. Looking to emulate the BattleTech tabletop game that inspired the slew of MechWarrior titles past and present, Tactics includes collectible card game elements, casting you as a mercenary commander in charge of a customizable, four-mech lance. Beginning today, MWT is up for sale; three tiers of buyable beta access (a business model that critiqued just yesterday) range from $20 all the way up to $120, with scaling rewards.

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MechWarrior Tactics: Building your Beta Strategies http://www.battletech.com/2013/01/09/mechwarrior-tactics-building-your-beta-strategies/ Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:44:40 +0000 http://www.battletech.com/2013/01/09/mechwarrior-tactics-building-your-beta-strategies/ In a three-part series for RTSGuru, Roadhouse Interactive’s Chris Cleroux takes us deep into the strategies of MechWarrior Tactics, beginning with the basics!

Welcome ‘Mech Commanders, to the first of a three part series where you get to deeper looking to the strategic gameplay of MechWarrior Tactics.

This series of articles is meant to bring [...]]]> In a three-part series for RTSGuru, Roadhouse Interactive’s Chris Cleroux takes us deep into the strategies of MechWarrior Tactics, beginning with the basics!

Welcome ‘Mech Commanders, to the first of a three part series where you get to deeper looking to the strategic gameplay of MechWarrior Tactics.

This series of articles is meant to bring you up to speed on the core strategic elements of MechWarrior Tactics, how the card system works and help you start dreaming your own builds by planting a few cool ideas directly into your brains.

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