Era Digest: Age of War

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Era Digest: Age of War
Product information
Type Sourcebook (PDF)
Development Herbert A. Beas II
Primary writing Roland M. Boshnack
Pages 34
Cover Artwork Ray Arrastia
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
Product code CAT 35ED002
First published 2011
MSRP $9.95
Era Star League era
Timeline 2398 - 2571
Series Era Digest
Preceded by Era Digest: Golden Century
Followed by Era Digest: Dark Age


Era Digest: Age of War is a second in an series PDF-Exclusive mini-sourcebooks produced by Catalyst Game Labs. The sourcebook covers the time period named the Age of War, which was early and devastating time period of originally unrestricted interstellar warfare that broke out between newborn nations of the Inner Sphere. The e-book accounts for historical events that occurred during this time period, provides A Time of War components and lists several combat units utilized during this time period. It is a slim book at only 36 pages. The various topics/events listed below are covered concisely with a few paragraphs each.

Product Description[edit]


Between the collapse of the Terran Alliance, and the rise of the First Star League, humankind was scattered among the worlds of the Inner Sphere. Driven by their own ambitions and united by fear of their neighbors, mighty star empires rose up from the ashes of abandoned colonies, absorbing the remains of mankind’s interstellar exodus, and gave rise to the noble Houses of the Inner Sphere.

Driven by greed, fear, and dreams of glory, these Houses were at war by the dawn of the twenty-fifth century. The decades of conflict would leave no realm untouched, and forever altered the course of human destiny.

Era Digest: Age of War is a mini-sourcebook that explores the pivotal developments of the Sphere-wide fighting that ultimately led to the birth of the Star League, featuring a glimpse of life in the BattleTech universe before the age of the BattleMech, the rise of neo-feudalism, and a look at the evolution of combat from the savagery of “total warfare” to the chivalry of MechWarriors. Complete with rules and stats for several Age of War units, Era Digest: Age of War also features role-playing support for this crucial setting in BattleTech history!


  • History
  • Government
  • Demographics
  • Military
  • The Preamble
  • The Articles
  • Article I - Nuclear Arms
  • Article II - Orbital Bombardment
  • Article III - Surrender
  • Article IV - Safe Passage
  • Article V - Urban Warfare are Restrictions
  • Article VI - Chemical and Biological Weapons
  • The Appendices
  • Appendix A
  • Appendix B
  • Appendices C and D
  • Appendix E
  • Appendices F, G, and H
  • Appendices I through L
  • Appendices M through O
  • Appendices P and Q
  • Appendix R
  • The Addendums
  • A More Civilized Slaughter
    • Chivalry
    • Save Passage
    • Bidding And Dueling
    • Weapons Of Mass Destruction
    • Treatment Of Civilians
    • Orbital Fire
    • Other Systems And Codes
    • ...And Barbarism
    • A Taste Of Hell: 2398 to 2412
    • The Conventional Century: 2413 to 2524
    • Terra: A Justification For Atrocity
    • Wars Civil And Andurien: 2525 to 2550
    • The End To An Age: 2551 to 2571
  • Age Of War Rules
  • Role-Playing Rules
  • Creating Characters in the Age of War
  • Economic adjustment for the Age of War
  • Battletech Rules
  • Creating Scenarios in the Age of War
  • Age of War random assignment tables
  • advanced rule: design quirks
  • random assignment table (Age of War)
  • New Units
  • Record Sheets
  • Marsden I MBT
  • Estevez AA
  • Estevez MBT
  • Hector HOR-IB
  • Hector HOR-IC
  • Firebird FR-I


  • Unlike other sourcebooks, Era Digest: Age of War lacks an explicit table of contents. The list shown here was assembled from page headings.
  • PDF exclusive product.