First Succession War (Source Book)

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First Succession War
Product information
Type Source Book
Author Herbert A. Beas II
Chris Hartford
Development Ray Arrastia
(Strategic Assistance) Matthew Alexander
Øystein Tvedten
Primary writing Chris Marti
Keith Hann
Randall Bills
Joel Bancroft-Connors
Ray Arrastia
John Haward
Pages 178
Cover artwork Marco Mazzoni (Cover)
Ray Arrastia (Cover Design)
Illustrations (New Illustrations) Matt Plog
Anthony Scroggins
Matthew Alexander (Maps)
Ray Arrastia (Maps)
Øystein Tvedten
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
Product code 35235
First published 2016
ISBN-13 9781934857212
Content
Era Succession Wars
Series Succession Wars
Followed by Second Succession War (Source Book)

Description[edit]

First Succession War is a Historical type source book, which was written in the style of a Terran published document produced in year 3150 looking back to the this conflict.

The book chronicles brutal First Succession War, which begun after departure of the Star League Defense Force. Each of the Inner Sphere former Star League States has turned on each other in bid to conqueror each other for the throne of the fallen empire known as the Star League.

First Succession War gives detail accounts of the conflict that would ravage the Inner Sphere and herald it's civilization into a age of technological slide and savagery.

The book includes; Rules creation of scenarios based on the events of the book, Conversion rules into various forms of Battletech Gameplay, and miniature Battletech Technical Readout of units once featured in the original Technical Readout: 3025 and later Technical Readout: 3039 with new images.

From the back cover[edit]

The Dream is Over

In 2784, the departure of General Alexsandr Kerensky and the remnants of the SLDF from known space leaves the Inner Sphere balanced on a knife-edge. With no Star League to keep the House Lords in check, greed, ambition and old grudges come to the fore once more, propelling the five remaining Great Houses into a war that threatens human civilization itself: The First Succession War.

The First Succession War describes the most devastating conflict ever fought by mankind as the five Great Houses battle for supremacy in the ruins of the Star League. Covering the collapse of the Star League, the militarization of the Inner Sphere and the horrors that ensued, this volume provides a detailed look at the major actions of the war, the motivations of its participants, and the deadly consequences of their decisions.

Contents[edit]

  • Ghost Rain - By Chris Hartford
  • Introduction
  • Prelude to War
  • The First Succession War (2786 - 2821)
    • Ignition Points
  • Savage Unleashed
  • The Dragon Rampant: Kurita’s Wars
  • Neglected Front: Liao Takes Advantage
  • Soft Targets: The Combine-Commonwealth Front
  • Out from Left Field: Jerome Blake’s Gambit
  • Flight of the Eagle: House Marik Strikes
  • The War of Raids: House Steiner’s Succession War
  • Shifting Priorities: House Liao Forges On…
  • The Suns Resurgent: House Davion Rallies
  • Exhaustion and Decay
  • Hard Times: The Decline of the Periphery
  • Lost Worlds
  • Oddities of the Succession War
  • Timeline oF The First Succession War
  • Eye of the Storm (2821-2830)
  • Personalities of the First Succession War
  • First Succession War Deployment Table
  • Rules Annex
    • Creating First Succession War Scenario
    • Technical Readout
    • Inner Sphere at War (Expansion
    • Converting ISW Combat Commands to Other Systems

Notes[edit]

The book was originally named Battletech Historical: First Succession War, some parts of the still retain that name.

Errants[edit]

This link is where errors were found in the book were posted were sent on the Official Forums for the Battletech First Succession Wars book.

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