Classic BattleTech Miniatures Rules

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Classic BattleTech Miniatures Rules
Product information
Type Rule Book
Development Randall N. Bills
Primary writing Loren Coleman
Chuck Crane
Bryan LiBrandi
Bryan Nystul
Drew Williams
Ral Partha Enterprises
Tim DuPertuis
Randall N. Bills
Rich Cencarik
David L. McCulloch
Phil Lewis
Pages 80
Cover artwork Klaus Scherwinski
Kai Spannuth
John Bridgegroom
Illustrations Øystein Tvedten
Publication information
Publisher FanPro
Product code 10981
First published 2003
ISBN-10 3-89064-981-5
Era Dark Age


Classic BattleTech Miniatures Rules was the first title to independently detail playing the tabletop BattleTech rules using miniatures and 3-D terrain.

From the back cover[edit]

It is the 31st century - a time of war. Vast star empires struggle for control of thousands of star systems light years apart. The ultimate weapon on these future, alien landscapes is the BattleMech. Thirty feel 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 Classic BattleTech Miniatures Rules set allows players to leave behind their paper maps and cardboard counters and jump into the exciting visual world of BattleTech miniatures and full 3-D terrain. Lavishly illustrated with over a hundred photos, this book is a visual feast that brings the might and majesty of the marching armies - including every unit logo and flapping banner - of the Clans and House lords to the players.

This book also features a complete section on the MechWarrior: Dark Age game produced by WizKids Games LLC. This includes an introductory section and a color photo of every new infantry unit, vehicle and BattleMech in the game, quickly bringing BattleTech fans up to date on the MechWarrior: Dark Age universe. A rules section also allows players to use MechWarrior: Dark Age miniatures with Classic BattleTech miniatures rules. With the record sheets that will be published in the Classic BattleTech Record Sheets: MechWarrior Dark Age I, a whole new world of BattleTech play is available!


  • "Scars" (short story by Loren Coleman)
  • Introduction
  • Classic BattleTech Miniatures Rules
Preparing Miniatures
Rules Conversions
  • Large-sized BattleTech Miniatures Rules
  • "Shades" (short story)
  • MechWarrior: Dark Age
  • Introduction
  • Factions
  • MechWarrior: Dark Age Miniatures Rules
  • IndustrialMech Rules
IndustrialMech Construction
Special case Rules
  • Massive Battles Miniatures Rules
Modified Game Turn
Speeding Up Play
  • Painting Miniatures
Materials and Tools
More About Paints and Brushes
Your Work Area
Preparing the Miniature
The Snake
Some Finishing Touches and Final Notes
Bonus Stuff
Painting MechWarrior: Dark Age Miniatures
Painting Armorcast BattleTech Models