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BattleTech: BattleForce Bundle

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Box Print Price (BattleForce: 1987/BattleForce 2: 1997): $20.00/$35.00
Zip File Size: 63 MB

BattleForce is the BattleTech game of lightning-fast combat. Units in BattleForce are represented in a more abstract manner, but still retain their individuality, allowing for fast playing games. It’s also a perfect system for playing large games.

This zip file contains only the rulebooks published in the BattleForce (1987) and BattleForce 2 (1997) box sets. They provide a great snapshot of the development of this rules system across the lifetime of the BattleTech line.

While players are free to use any rules set they wish, both of these rulebooks have been superseded by the BattleForce: Standard Rules and BattleForce: Advanced Rules published in Strategic Operations.

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

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Jeremy H July 23, 2020 2:38 am UTC
Does BattleForce have rules for Mech construction?
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Jeremy F September 22, 2022 9:40 pm UTC
The first edition (which I had back in the day,) did not have rules for making a mech, but it did have rules for converting a Battlemech from Battletech to be used in Battleforce.

Units in Battleforce are lances, the stats determined by the stats of the mechs making them up.
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May 12, 2010
This title was added to our catalog on May 15, 2010.