Battletech Primer

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Battletech Primer: How the Core Rulebooks Work
Product information
Type Reference Guide
Pages 8
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
Product code None
First published 2010
Era None


Battletech Primer: How the Core Rulebooks Work is a rules book guide to help new and old players to understand and be able effectively choose best game play for their enjoyment.

The Primer explains short, but clear description of what each of core rule books provide and the various game play they provide for the game.

Publisher's Product Description[edit]

BattleTech is an epic, ongoing universe with a game simulating combat between various military vehicles in the thirty-first century. The kings of the battlefield are the 30-foot tall humanoid titans known as BattleMechs. However, a myriad of other military units bring additional fun to any game, from Combat Vehicles to Support Vehicles, infantry to aerospace units and more.

The current award-winning BattleTech core rulebooks take a “kitchen sink” approach, meaning they provide a vast smorgasbord of rules and options from which each player group gets to decide what they’ll use each time they play. However, even though each rulebook (and by extension, the rules it contains) has been made as easy as possible to plug into existing games, the sheer depth and scope can be intimidating.

The following Primer is designed to quickly and easily walk you through everything the BattleTech game system has to offer and how each core rulebook can be of interest to your gaming group. (Much of this information is found in various sources, but is compiled here for ease of reference.)


  • Quick-Start, Introductory, Standard, Advance Rules
    • Quick-Start Rules
    • Introductory Rules
    • Standard Rules
    • Advance Rules
  • Core Rulebooks
  • Scale of Play
    • Unit Size
    • Time Scale and Hex Size Table
  • Favorite Comparison
    • 3-D Terrain vs. Maps
    • Quick Strike Rules
    • Technology vs. Rules Level
  • Choose Your Rules


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