AeroTech

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AeroTech The Battletech Game of Fighter Combat
Product information
Type Boxed Set
Development Jordan K. Weisman
L. Ross Babcock III
Stuart Johnson
Primary writing L. Ross Babcock III
Pages 224 counters
Full color map
Rulebook
Dice
Cover artwork Jim Holloway
Illustrations Todd F. March
David R. Deitrick
Publication information
Publisher FASA
Product code 1609
First published 1986
ISBN-10 0931787610
Content
Era Succession Wars era

Description[edit]

From the back cover[edit]

COLD DEATH

HOT DEATH

As a pilot, you get plenty of danger and excitement. You also get a choice between cold death or hot death. You can die in the icy void of space or in the flames of reentry. If you're good, you might live to fight another day. The Succession Wars are fought over land. But the battles don't start on the ground, they END there. The first action is in space, usually about 160,000 kilometers from the target planet, as fighter pilots come screaming in at 1,000 kilometers per second in their DropShips.

The defending fighters are in the air, too, weaving in and out, watching for shots at the DropShips or the attacking fighters. As the battle moves closer to the planet, all craft will have to deal with gravity as well as their opponents. You've either got to fight against it or find a way to use it.

If the DropShip pilots live through the initial battle, they can drop their 'Mechs from high altitude atmosphere. For two long minutes, the DropShips are sitting ducks, giving you a chance to shoot the 'Mechs on the way down. All surviving fighters dive into the atmosphere to strafe and bomb the battlefield.

MechWarriors take all the glory for conquering planets, but they should never forget who put them there and saved their tails with a strafing run or a bomb dropped at just the right moment.

Contents[edit]

  • INTRODUCTION
    • Components
    • Space Mapsheet
    • Dice
    • Game Setup
    • Sequence of Play
  • AEROSPACE PILOTS
  • MOVEMENT
    • Types of Movement
    • Entering the Atmosphere
  • COMBAT
    • Firing Weapons
    • To-Hit Procedures
    • Hit Locations
    • Ground Targets
  • HEAT
    • Heat Points
    • Effects of Heat
  • DROPSHIPS AND 'MECHS
    • Drop Procedures
    • DropShip Combat
  • AEROSPACE FIGHTER DESIGN
    • Fighter Design
  • LAND-AIR 'MECHS (LAMS)
    • Capabilities
  • OTHER RULES
    • Fighter Refueling
    • Fighter Launching
    • Fighter Recovery
  • OPTIONAL RULES
    • Abstract 'Mech Landing System
    • Sample Victory Conditions
  • SCENARIOS

Notes[edit]

The following units were introduced in the AeroTech game: