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BattleTech: Vintage Rulebook Bundle

BattleTech: Vintage Rulebook Bundle

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BattleTech Manual, BattleTech Compenium, BattleTech Compendium: The Rules of Warfare, BattleTech Master Rules, BattleTech Master Rules [Revised Edition]  (PDF)
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(BattleTech Manual: 1987): $12.00
(BattleTech Manual: 1990): $15.00
(BattleTech Manual: The Rules of Warfare: 1994): $18.00
(BattleTech Master Rules: 1998): $20.00 (BattleTech Master Rules, Revised Edition: 2001): $34.99 Zip File Size: 155 MB
The BattleTech Rulebooks Bundle contains the 5 core rulebooks published before Total Warfare, starting with the BattleTech Manual published in 1987 (only 3 years into BattleTech's life), to the BattleTech Master Rules [Revised Edition] published by FanPro 14 years later. A great snapshot of the development of the rules across the lifetime of the BattleTech line.
While players are free to use any rules set they wish, all of these rulebooks have been superseded by Total Warfare, TechManual, Tactical Operations and Strategic Operations.

NOTE: PDFs are scans of print books. They may contain modified illustrations of BattleMechs that are not currently used in BattleTech.

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Jeremy H March 14, 2019 3:17 am UTC
I picked this up and was a bit disappointed not to see the slim rulebook from the early 80s boxed set. Would you guys mind including that one too? In my memory, that was the most concise and quickest intro to the game.
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June 22, 2010
This title was added to our catalog on June 22, 2010.