A highly detailed and fascinating view of what - to the contemporary Battletech pilot - may be primitive mecha, even if they look pretty advanced to us.
Each comes with a full page of technical detail, illustration and background notes, written in an academic style suitable to the 'technical manual' that this work purports to be. You could easily imagine this work gracing the shelves (or digital storage) of some future afficionado much as a gun nut or petrolhead pores over detailed manuals about the object of his obsession. Indeed, these pages could easily become an in-game resource for those who enjoy the role-playing elements of the Battletech universe.
And of course, if you want to try them out, each one also has a full record sheet so that you can fight with them in an arena or combat scenario.
The range is good, from fixed wing support vehicles and troop carriers to out-and-out fighting machines, so pick what you want and set to... whether you prefer a straight brawl or want them to feature in a role-playing adventure where combat is, as ever, a possibility.
[4 of 5 Stars!]