Dark Age Turning Points: Liao

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Dark Age Turning Points: Liao
Product information
Type Scenario Pack (PDF)
Development Ben H. Rome
Primary writing Patrick Wynne
Pages 34
Cover Artwork Ray Arrastia (Design & Layout)
Interior Artwork Jason Vargas (Evolved Faction Logos Design)
Ray Arrastia (Maps and Unit Logos)
Chris Smith (Record Sheets)
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
Product code 35TP006
First published March 16th, 2011
MSRP $4.95
Era Dark Age era
Timeline 3134
Series Dark Age Turning Points
Followed by Dark Age Turning Points: Vega


Dark Age Turning Points: Liao is the first of the Dark Age Turning Points series, which is a PDF web exclusive product produced by Catalyst Game Labs. The product uses the Chaos Campaign rules and provides a campaign setting for players fight for control of Liao using Republic of the Sphere and Capellan Confederation forces. The book allows for players to use small size forces to planetary scale combat.

Product Write-Up[edit]

Free Liao!

When The Republic of the Sphere was founded by Devlin Stone after the Word of Blake Jihad, Sun-Tzu Liao was forced to give up many of his worlds to the new nation. Several times in the following decades the Capellan Confederation tried and failed to reclaim those worlds, including the ancestral homeworld of Liao.

But Sun-Tzu's son, Daoshen, is crafty and patient.

In the wake of the devastating collapse of the hyperpulse generator network, The Republic is beset on all sides and Daoshen sees his chance. Taking advantage of a student uprising and unrest against The Republic, Daoshen's secret agitators and devoted troops will try one more time to avenge the dishonor of losing Liao. And this time, they will know victory!

This campaign series uses the Chaos Campaign rules and gives players the option of fighting individual battles, following a campaign arc, inserting it into their own campaigns and even create their own scenarios with optional rules to give their games a “Liao flavor.” The ebook includes a detailed map of the world of Liao, a run down of the forces involved in the conflict, and several tracks that players can use to run simple lance-on-lance battles, or stage up to a world-wide invasion. Only the players' imaginations are the limits.


  • "Harsh Reality"
  • Map of Liao
  • Description of Liao
  • Liberation
  • Random Assignment Tables: Liao, 3134
  • Combatants
2nd McCarron's Armored Cavalry (Capellan Confederation)
Dynasty Guard (Capellan Confederation)
Ijori Dè Guāng (Capellan Confederation)
Liao Conservatory Student Militia
5th Principes Guards (Republic of the Sphere)
5th Triarii Protectors (Republic of the Sphere)
Liao Republic Standing Guard (Planetary Militia, Republic of the Sphere)
  • Tracks
The Real Thing
Teach the Children
Country Clamor
Highway Star
Mau-ti On My Mind
Small-Town Charms
The Grinder
Hussan Drop
Down in the Mud and the Muck
  • Record Sheets
Iveco II Super Burro Heavy Cargo Truck
Praetorian Mobile Command HQ
Koshi (Standard)
Black Hawk (Standard)
Mad Cat III Eve
Yu Huang Carson
CattleMaster RA-4 HerderMech
Harvester HVR-99 AgroMech
  • Four page BattleForce 2 map of Liao


  • As part of the release of DATP: Liao, BattleCorps released a mini-Technical Readout for the Dark Age BattleMechs included in this PDF as an exclusive release for BattleCorp members.