It is the 31st century, a time of endless wars that rage across human-occupied space. As star empires clash, these epic wars are won and lost by BattleMechs®, 30-foot-tall humanoid metal titans bristling with lasers, autocannons and dozens of other lethal weapons; enough firepower to level entire city blocks. Your elite force of MechWarriors® drives these juggernauts into battle, proudly holding your faction's flag high, intent on expanding the power and glory of your realm. At their beck and call are the support units of armored vehicles, power armored infantry, aerospace fighters and more, wielded by a MechWarrior's skillful command to aid him in ultimate victory. Will they become legends, or forgotten casualties? Only your skill and luck will determine their fate!
August of 2006 sees the unveiling of a whole new look and presentation
for Classic BattleTech.
The basic rules and concepts of the game have not changed: thirty-foot
tall metal titans of doom - piloted by feudal MechWarrior knights
firing lightning bolts, coherent lasers and autocannons in an orgy
of destruction across a futuristic landscape of thousands of worlds.
These concepts have made Classic BattleTech/MechWarrior® one of the
most successful science fiction lines ever created, spawning millions
of sold MechWarrior PC games, almost a hundred full-length novels, more
than ten million sold MechWarrior: Dark Age Collectable Miniatures
Game figures, comic books, toys, a cartoon, virtual reality centers,
over five-thousand fan-based websites and more.
Yet it all began with the original board game, which still conveys all
the best the universe has to offer, presented in a whole new way with
the publication of the first in a new series of core rulebooks,
The product of more than twenty years of gaming experience, Total Warfare presents the rules of the Classic BattleTech® game system as never before. For the first time, all the rules for various units that have a direct impact on the deadly battlefields of the thirty-first century appear in a unified rules set: from BattleMechs to ProtoMechs, Combat Vehicles to Support Vehicles, infantry to aerospace fighters and DropShips. Interwoven and meticulously updated, Total Warfare provides the most detailed and comprehensive rules set published to date for BattleTech - the perfect companion for standard tournament play.