BattleTech Fourth Edition

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BattleTech Fourth Edition
Product information
Type Boxed Set
Development Bryan Nystul
Primary writing Jordan K. Weisman
Sam Lewis
L. Ross Babcock III
Pages 48 + 32
Cover artwork Tom Baxa
Illustrations Doug Anderson
Mike Jackson
Chris Moeller
Peter Bergting
Jeff Laubenstein
Joel Biske
Jim Nelson
Mike Nielsen
Publication information
Publisher FASA Corporation
First published 1996
Era Succession Wars era
Series Classic BattleTech boxed sets
Preceded by BattleTech, Third Edition
Followed by Classic BattleTech Boxed Set


BattleTech Fourth Edition is the fourth generation BattleTech starter box and contains everything that is needed for play.

From the back cover[edit]


Strap yourself into the ultimate suit of armor-the BattleMech. Thirty feet tall and weighing up to a hundred tons, this humanoid engine of destruction is a walking arsenal with enough firepower to level a city block. The BattleTech game system takes you into the world of the 32st century, ware war has become a way of life as vast empires and tiny factions battle for control of humankind. In command of the most powerful machine on the battlefield, your MechWarrior fights to take a planet or lose an empire.

The introductory game in the BattleTech line, BattleTech Fourth Edition hurtles you onto the battlefield of 3049.


  • 2 - 22"x27" full-color map sheets


The appearance of most of the 24 BattleMechs, which were included in this product as stand-up playing pieces, differed slightly from the original art of Technical Readout: 3025. They were redesigned for this box to give them a modern, more elegant look. However, their official art did not change with this.