Fire for Effect

Fire for Effect
Product information
Type Anthology
Author Herbert A. Beas II
Ilsa J. Bick
Randall N. Bills
Jason M. Hardy
Chris Hartford
Steven Mohan, Jr.
Jason Schmetzer
Louisa M. Swann
Phaedra M. Weldon
Development Jason Schmetzer (Editor)
Pages 299
Cover artwork Jonathan González Gómez
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
Product code 35803
First published 23 August 2013
MSRP 14.95 US$
Era Star League era
Succession Wars era
Civil War era
Jihad era
Series BattleCorps anthologies
Preceded by Weapons Free
Followed by Counterattack

Fire for Effect (subtitle: BattleCorps Anthology Volume 4) is a print anthology of 17 Jihad era short stories previously published via BattleCorps, most notably including the nine stories of the Case White Series, plus one previously unpublished story (A Thing to be Done). As usual, it includes a foreword ("Forward") and an "About the Authors" section.

The cover depicts a key scene from the story The Day After (Kari Marita's Thug stepping on the cockpit of Lieutenant Grape's Loki, with Stacy Church's Mad Cat in the background).

From the back cover[edit]


A massive invasion fleet is destroyed almost to a man. Legions of soldiers, confident of victory, are cut down before they even reach the ground. Those that do make landfall are bombarded and shattered and rained with nuclear fire. Elsewhere, veterans long retired from combat are called back to duty by desperate times. Explorers comb unknown worlds for hints to explain deadly evils.

Seventeen stories of combat, honor, betrayal and death fill the pages of Fire for Effect: BattleCorps Anthology Volume 4.

Savvy readers will recognize now-familiar names in BattleTech lore among the authors: Steven Mohan, Jr., Kevin Killiany, Phaedra Weldon, Jason Schmetzer, Jason Hardy and Herbert Beas. These writers have shaped the direction of the BattleTech universe. In 2007, with these stories, they took the fictional storylines of the BattleTech universe to new and violent heights. Worlds rose and fell, and empires toppled. Armies of BattleMechs and fleets of WarShips fought and perished.

And beneath all of it, the spidery tendrils of the Word of Blake sowed mistrust and conflict in every realm.


Forward by Jason Schmetzer
  1. Case White: Alpha by Phaedra M. Weldon
  2. Case White: The Breaking of Chemical Bonds by Steven Mohan, Jr.
  3. Case White: Stars in the Time of Dreaming by Ilsa J. Bick
  4. Case White: Backroads at Night by Jason M. Hardy
  5. Case White: By the Sword by Jason Schmetzer
  6. Case White: To Serve and Protect by Herbert A. Beas II
  7. Case White: The Voice of the Resistance by Chris Hartford
  8. Case White: The Good Fight by Jason M. Hardy
  9. Case White: Omega by Phaedra M. Weldon
  10. The Day After by Jason Schmetzer
  11. A Thing to be Done by Jason Schmetzer
  12. Forgotten Worlds: The Hunt for Jardine by Herbert A. Beas II
  13. Hunter or Hunted by Randall N. Bills
  14. Self Defense by Jason M. Hardy
  15. The Shaded Light by Jason Schmetzer
  16. An Emissary of Heaven by Steven Mohan, Jr.
  17. Rehab by Louisa M. Swann
About the Authors
BattleTech Eras