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It is the 31st century. Mankind has spread to the stars and spawned titanic stellar empires, each controlling hundreds of worlds across a thousand light years and beyond. Yet the sins of man have followed him from the cradle of humanity.

Political machinations of feudal lords plunge whole sectors into war; unscrupulous merchant starship captains smuggle weapons to their own faction’s enemies; greedy military commanders demand tribute from worlds they’re protecting; animalistic pirate kings harvest high technologies and human slaves in lightning raids; betrayals from oath-bound allies leave honorable soldiers growing cold on forgotten worlds; death at the tip of knife from a concubine turned assassin to avenge a world and love lost: it is a time of war.

What empire will you swear allegiance to: a warrior merchant of House Steiner; the honorbound samurai of House Kurita; the vat-bred warriors of the Clans; a mercenary that fights only for the highest bidder?

Choose your life in the universe: a MechWarrior piloting the thirty-foot-tall BattleMechs that turn the tide of any battle; a spy deep behind enemy lines discovering critical secrets; a merchant carrying critical supplies; a scientist unleashing the latest cutting edge technologies?

How will YOU become a legend?

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Yann E December 10, 2020 12:24 am UTC
Can this game be played without battlemech and mechawarriors characters and still be viable ?
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September 04, 2019 7:06 pm UTC
Is this PDF the latest version, the one that includes the Errata for version 2.02?
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Łukasz K January 10, 2018 11:10 am UTC
Just bought this, I found there's no rules for mech combat inside. While I understand that this is a spin off from the wargame, I would like to insert some mech action into my rpg game from time to time without having miniatures. So what else do I need to buy to get a couple of mechs and being able to work them with some not too complex rules?
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Jonathan W January 10, 2018 3:11 pm UTC
You would want the Battletech: Total Warfare book. That contains all the basic rules for moving not just mechs, but also a wide variety of other vehicles around and blowing stuff up. Tactical Operations steps it up a notch even further which would probably be outside your wanted scope.
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Łukasz K January 11, 2018 7:13 am UTC
Thanks, though that book seems to be quite big, and looking through the index, there doesn't seem to be any mechs described there. I read in other places that these are in Technical Readout's... so maybe I should take a look at those? And use them with tactical combat as described in A Time of War, would that work? What about the BattleMech Manual?
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Joseph V May 15, 2018 5:33 pm UTC
Technical readout's have pictures and mech data. Useually just standard layouts of the mech. Record sheets will have the "Mech Char" sheets. All of these are sorted out by year. They will have the mechs new to that era. All record sheets will also have a mech pic. I would also recomend a free program called solaris skunk werks for building your own loadouts
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Daniel F April 22, 2019 9:26 am UTC
Which books?
Total warfare

Tactical Operations

And is "BattleTech: A Time of War Companion" something I should consider?
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-thank you for the assistance.

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R B November 29, 2020 1:38 am UTC
I know this is Necro'd but I had the same question - the book itself suggests getting the introductory box set +/- total warfare for the tabletop aspects of mech combat.
it also suggests buying technical readouts for more gear
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Yann E January 07, 2018 6:48 pm UTC

What are the differences with BattleTech: Classic BattleTech RPG I have already bought last year ?
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Daniel F April 22, 2019 9:27 am UTC
This one right? -->
I am wondering the something.
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Yann E April 22, 2019 6:14 pm UTC
Nope, the one I have is this one :
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Andrew O July 21, 2019 10:07 pm UTC
Classic Battletech RPG was the edition that came before Time of War - you'll note that Wizkids was the publisher for CBRPG and Catalyst, the current license wielder, publishes Time of War.
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Yann E July 21, 2019 10:08 pm UTC
yes but what are the differences ? I have Classic Battletech.
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