Saturday, February 26, 2011

Battletech...at last

Last summer at GenCon Indy I was all pumped to get the 25th anniversary boxed set edition of Battletech in its re-release but low and behold it was not out it. I saw a mock up and pre press version. The one I wanted, with all the miniatures, was not yet ready.

Now Catalyst Games has finally announced that March 30th the edition will be available and that it is shipping to warehouses now. This is not a light release either it is packed full of awesome Battletech goodness:

The BattleTech 25th Anniversary Introductory Box Set thrusts you onto the battlefields of the 31st century. This box contains everything needed to play:


  • 24 unpainted, ready-to-play plastic BattleMech minis



  • 2 unpainted, premium-quality plastic BattleMech minis



  • One 12-page full-color quick-start rulebook will have players into the action in minutes



  • 36-page book of pre-generated BattleMech Record Sheets



  • One 80-page full-color rulebook



  • Inner Sphere at a Glance, a 56-page full-color book of universe



  • background and BattleMech technical data





  • One 16-page full-color Painting and Tactics Guide



  • Two heavy-duty cards of compiled tables



  • Two 18? x 24? game-board quality maps



You can find out all about it at the official site:

http://battletech.catalystgamelabs.com/2011/02/26/25th-introductory-box-set-street-date-also-available-for-pre-order/