Battletech

By Polar_Bear
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May 2nd, 2016
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Catalyst Game Labs has a quartet of releases coming out in the next month+ that they’d like to tell you about. That way, you can save up your nickels and make sure you’re at the game shop right as they open so you can be the first gamer on your block with these new books. […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 31st, 2016
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Yes, yes, yes. I know that March is basically over. April will be here… well… Friday. But it just means that if you didn’t know about the books released for Shadowrun and Battletech the other day, you can just run yourself out and get it. Also, you can get your finances in order for...
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 9th, 2015
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It’s always pretty cool when game companies get their players involved in the game-making system. Even if you have a couple dozen playtesters for a game, there’s always the chance that something can be missed. So letting a rules set go to a public beta can make it so thousands of people l...
By Polar_Bear
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Oct 20th, 2015
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With the new MechWarrior game coming out from Harebrained Schemes, there’s a new and revived interest in the world. Lord knows I love Mechs, and MechWarrior in-particular. It could easily be said that MechWarrior 2 was my gateway into gaming. I’d played various video games up to that poin...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 29th, 2015
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I know. I know. We don’t usually cover video games on TGN. But this is one of those times where we make an exception. Harebrained Schemes has launched their Kickstarter campaign for a new turn-based Battletech video game. What makes this one so special? Well, Jordan Weisman is on board to help ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 27th, 2015
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Can you believe we’re only a couple days away from September? We’re 2/3 through the year. Oh how time does fly by. My Kroger has had Halloween candy displays for 2 weeks already. And after that… we’ll start getting the 4th of July stuff… In the meantime, Catalyst Game La...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 30th, 2015
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Harebrained Schemes has announced their new project that they are going to be bringing to Kickstarter. It’s one that certainly I’m interested in. I spent many, many hours playing Mechwarrior 2 when I was younger. Some songs I listen to now, I still think back to those days, since I listen...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 27th, 2015
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It just wouldn’t be Gen Con without Randall and Catalyst Game Labs in attendance. As they have for the past… lots of years, they will once more be at the show and they’re gonna be packed with cool stuff to see and do at booths 417, 413, 509, and 617....
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 24th, 2015
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And now for a post that doesn’t relate to Gen Con. Ok, there’s a little bit of Gen Con at the very end. But it’s only a little bit. Catalyst Game Labs has a couple announcements to make about BattleTech, the biggest of which is the Beta release of Interstellar Operations, the sixth ...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 21st, 2015
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If there was one video game I’ve enjoyed playing the most, it’d probably be Mechwarrior 2. While I might’ve played Diablo II more, I really think Mechwarrior 2 is the one I had the most fun with. As such, I’ve always had a love of Battletech stuff. Though, sad to say, I’...
By Polar_Bear
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Apr 24th, 2015
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Catalyst Game Labs has a pair of new Battletech books available over in their webshop. There’s the House Kurita book, that covers the history, politics, and cultures of this feared House. Not just a history book, though, it also covers game rules for various resources for both BattleTech and Ti...
By Polar_Bear
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Feb 3rd, 2015
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Catalyst Game Labs has posted up the street dates for products they’ll be releasing this month. In there, we’ve got Shadowrun: Run Faster (in both standard and limited edition models), a book designed to expand your options with your Shadowrun character. There’s also London Falling,...
By Polar_Bear
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Oct 28th, 2014
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Catalyst Game Labs has posted up their November and December street dates list for various BattleTech and Shadowrun products. Source...
By Polar_Bear
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Aug 27th, 2014
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Catalyst Game Labs has posted up their release dates for the rest of August and into September. There’s quite a lot these guys have headed your way very soon. Source...
By Polar_Bear
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Jun 29th, 2014
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Catalyst Game Labs is taking orders for their Alpha Strike companion book over on their website. Source From the post: Alpha Strike Companion adds legions of new rules and expanded options for BattleTech: Alpha Strike, the miniatures war game. With this expansion, players will unlock new tactical abi...
By Polar_Bear
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Jun 27th, 2014
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Catalyst Game Labs is showing off the table of contents for their Alpha Strike Companion. Go check out what’ll be inside the book. Source From the post: I’ve seen a fair bit of discussion about what exactly will be in the Alpha Strike Companion. Well, the book was uploaded to the printer this w...
By Polar_Bear
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Jun 3rd, 2014
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Catalyst Game Labs got some more reprints of their BattleTech introductory box sets in stock. They’ve also made new Lance packs to help you break into the game. Source From the post: Following on that success, Catalyst Game Labs, as part of BattleTech’s 30th anniversary, is pleased to announce ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
May 6th, 2014
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Battle Foam keeps your Timber Wolves, Atlases and Jupiters safe during transport with the release of new foam trays specifically designed for BattleTech. Source...
By Polar_Bear
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Mar 28th, 2014
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Catalyst Game Labs has released their new and improved Battletech box sets to the world. Run (don’t walk) to your local gaming store and get your copy. Source From the announcement: Strap yourself into the ultimate suit of armor: the BattleMech. Thirty feet tall and weighing up to a hundred ton...
By Polar_Bear
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Mar 2nd, 2014
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Catalyst Game Labs has started taking orders for a new introductory box set for BattleTech. They’ve got a special deal going on for people who put their name on the list, too. Source From the announcement: The reprint of the BattleTech Introductory Box Set has finally hit the US port and so we’...
By Polar_Bear
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Mar 1st, 2014
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Catalyst Game Labs has some new BattleTech PDFs available to order over in their webshop. Source From them to you: Historical: Wars of the Republic Era describes the border conflicts that inevitably erupted in the decades after the Word of Blake Jihad. Covering the largest of these conflicts in parti...
By Polar_Bear
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Feb 22nd, 2014
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WarGameGuru takes a look at trio of mechs from Ironwind Metals and gives you their thoughts on the subject. Source From the review: I was itching to get my hands on some newer mech models from Iron Wind Metals for some time now. With so many to choose from it was really tough to come […]...
By Polar_Bear
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Feb 17th, 2014
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Catalyst Game Labs is running an Open Beta for the Alpha Strike point value system. Go make sure all those mechs are properly balanced. Source From the announcement: Alpha Strike is a new, fast-playing form of the BattleTech game of futuristic, armored combat. Developed for the modern tabletop miniat...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Feb 5th, 2014
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Army Builder, the popular army-creations program, has been updated with BattleTech: Alpha Strike information. Go and get your update now. Source From the announcement: Alpha Strike is a new, fast-playing form of the BattleTech game of futuristic, armored combat. Developed for the modern tabletop mini...
By Polar_Bear
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Jan 23rd, 2014
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Catalyst Game Labs is showing off the box contents for the upcoming BattleTech Intro Box. No release date set yet, but soon. Source From the article: I got in the following photos last week to approve…then promptly got really sick. As I dig my way out of that, sharing them. The photos came in a [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
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Dec 7th, 2013
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Catalyst Game Labs has a pair of products dropping on the 18th of December. They’ve got the new Shadowrun DM screen as well as the Total Warfare sourcebook for BattleTech. Source From the announcement: Every shadowrunner knows the value of good information. The right fact, the perfect piece of ...
By Polar_Bear
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Aug 27th, 2013
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Catalyst Game Labs lets you know when you can get your gamer hands on their latest releases for all of their game lines. See what’s coming out and when with this update. From the announcement: The following products have a Street Date of SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2013: Shadowrun, Fifth Edition [Limited E...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Aug 26th, 2013
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Wargamers Consortium posted up more coverage from GenCon 2013 with an interview with Catalyst Game Labs about Battletech. From the interview: We sauntered over to the Catalyst Game Labs booth to see what all the hype is about for the new Alpha Strike rule for Battletech. Very cool stuff! Check it!...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 30th, 2013
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Play Unplugged has another one of their Grammy-award-winning reviews up. This one’s for the Battletech: Alpha Strike rules, new from Catalyst Game Labs. From the review: Play Unplugged’s veteran MechWarrior Scott Pyle jumps back in the cockpit to review Alpha Strike, a Classic Battletech ...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 30th, 2013
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Catalyst Game Labs released both their Alpha Strike and 3145 Lyran Commonwealth .pdfs over on their website. Go check ’em out. From the release: Alpha Strike is a new, fast-playing form of the BattleTech game of futuristic, armored combat. Developed for the modern tabletop miniatures wargamer, ...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 28th, 2013
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Catalyst Game Labs has posted another preview of the Battletech Alpha Strike book. From the preview: For centuries, the armies of the Great Houses have fought to reclaim the glory of the fallen Star League, sending regiments of their elite MechWarriors into battle across hundreds of worlds as humanit...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 23rd, 2013
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Catalyst Game Labs lets you see what’s coming in BattleTech: Alpha Strike with a preview .pdf. From the post: Alpha Strike is a new, fast-playing form of the BattleTech game of futuristic, armored combat. Developed for the modern tabletop miniatures wargamer, this book brings players the abilit...
By Polar_Bear
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Jun 20th, 2013
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Battletech, from Catalyst Game Labs, has their Free RPG Day Quick Start Rules pdf available online for free to download. From the announcement: Miss out on the chance to grab this years’ Free RPG Day A Time of War QSR? Don’t worry…here’s your chance to nab your free copy of the PDF....
By Polar_Bear
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Jun 7th, 2013
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Catalyst Game Labs lets you know what’s going to be in the new BattleTech Alpha Strike rulebook with a peek at the Table of Contents. From the announcement: Herb and his great crew continue to pound on Alpha Strike to get it ready for heading to the printer in the near future. In the meantime, ...
By Polar_Bear
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Jun 4th, 2013
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Catalyst Game Labs released a new Technical Readout for Battletech. This one’s the 3145 Federated Suns. From the release: Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns introduces the wave of new battle armor, vehicle, ‘Mech, and aerospace units appearing across the Inner Sphere in the Dark Age era. Fe...