Historical Turning Points: Luzerne

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Historical Turning Points: Luzerne
Product information
Type Scenario Pack (PDF)
Development Herbert A. Beas II
Ben H. Rome (Project Development)
Primary writing Nicholas Marsala
Pages 25
Cover Artwork Ray Arrastia (Design & Layout)
Interior Artwork Jason Vargas (Evolved Faction Logos Design)
Johannes Heidler (Record Sheets)
Illustrations Ray Arrastia (Maps & Logos)
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
Product code CAT35TP009
First published April 17th, 2012
MSRP $4.95
Era Clan Invasion era
Timeline 3059
Series Historical Turning Points


Historical Turning Points: Luzerne is a PDF-Exclusive scenario book based on the Chaos Campaign and Warchest systems. The E-book focuses on the Second Star League's Luzerne campaign.

From the back cover[edit]

Never really considered a major blip in the newly-created Second Star Leagues’ plan, Luzerne—through simple chance—became listed in the history books as one of the longest and desperate campaigns during Operation BULLDOG. The former Combine system became the defining moment for Clan Smoke Jaguar on the eve of their demise. Battered and beaten, the Clan fought tooth and nail to hold on to Luzerne even as the remains of their Occupation Zone fell in tatters.

Historical Turning Points: Luzerne looks at the pivotal battle that defined the Second Star League’s Operation BULLDOG and spelled the end of the most vicious Clans occupying the Inner Sphere. Return to BattleTech’s recent past, when the Inner Sphere’s newly-united realms embarked on their own crusade to rid themselves of Clan Smoke Jaguar.

This campaign series uses the Chaos Campaign rules and gives players the option of fighting individual battles, following a campaign arc, or inserting it into their own campaigns. This PDF exclusive includes a detailed map of the planet of Luzerne, a rundown of the forces involved in the conflict, and several tracks that players can use to run simple lance-on-Star battles or recreate the entire gamut of Operations BIRDDOG and BULLDOG on Luzerne. Only the players’ imaginations are the limits.


  • Redemption (Short-Story)
  • Introduction
  • Luzerne World Map & Planetary Data Sheet
  • Luzerne Planet Information & Map setups
  • Battle of Luzerne - Brief Overview of Battle for planet and its outcome.
  • Random Assignment Tables

  • Scenarios
    • Opening Gambit
    • Birddogging the Bird Dogs
    • Scattered Landings
    • Cat and Mouse
    • Hold Out
    • Reeling Them In
    • Hammer and Anvil
    • Last Stand

  • BattleForce Map: Luzerne World Atlas


Unlike other sourcebooks, Historical Turning Points: Luzerne lacks an explicit table of contents. The list shown here was assembled from page headings.