Shattered Fortress

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Shattered Fortress
Product information
Type Sourcebook
Scenario Pack
Development Philip A. Lee
Herbert A. Beas II
Ben H. Rome
Primary writing Philip A. Lee
Jason Schmetzer
Aaron Cahall
Ken’ Horner
Joshua C. Perian
Chris Purnell
Craig A. Reed
Paul Sjardijn
Geoff Swift
Pages 122
Cover Artwork Anthony Scroggins
Illustrations Alan Blackwell
Brent Evans
Harri Kallio
Chris Lewis
Ben Myers
Anthony Scroggins
Victor Manuel Leza Moreno
Ray Arrastia (Maps/Logos)
Philip A. Lee (Maps)
Øystein Tvedten (Maps)
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
Product code CAT35900
First published 2018
Era Dark Age era
Followed by IlClan


Shattered Fortress is the first of two sourcebooks/scenario packs that detail the last years of the Dark Age era (from 3146 to 3150). Picking up where Era Report: 3145 left off, major events and wars occurring across the Inner Sphere are covered in this book, ending with Clans Wolf and Jade Falcon poised to strike at Terra in an invasion covered by the sequel sourcebook IlClan.

Included among its rules are other gaming enhancements allowing play in Total Warfare Game Rules, A Time of War RPG, and Alpha Strike. Featured in the back of this book are mini-campaigns for various events during this era using the Chaos Campaign Rules/Warchest Point System. In this book, it discusses the possible methods that made the Fortress Walls and HPG Blackout possible.

A series of novels/novellas were published based on events listed in the book, serving as leads into the next era.

From the back cover[edit]

Republic in Flames

In 3146, the Republic of the Sphere hangs by a tenuous thread. The last fragments of Devlin Stone’s dream to shepherd humankind toward a more prosperous future hide behind the impenetrable defenses of Fortress Republic. As the interstellar communications blackout rages, the ambitious Great Houses vie for military dominance, and the bloodthirsty Clans strive to find a weakness in the Fortress’s armor on their path to conquering Terra and claiming the coveted title of ilClan. When the Wall comes down, will the Inner Sphere plunge even further into the abyss of interstellar war, or will this herald the dawning of a new age?

Shattered Fortress chronicles the twilight of BattleTech’s Dark Age, as nations are thrown into turmoil and predators circle the broken remnants of the Republic of the Sphere. This volume provides a year-by-year look at pivotal turning points in Inner Sphere, offers a peek behind the curtain of Fortress Republic, and reveals the fateful decisions that will ultimately decide the future of the Inner Sphere.


  • Credits
  • Bring the Dawn (short story) by Jason Schmetzer
    • A Long Way from Home
    • The League Ascendant
    • Sowing the Seeds of Chaos
    • Age of Destruction
    • Throwing Down the Gauntlet
    • Nightfall
    • Searching for the Grail
    • Delayed Vengeance
    • The Three-Headed Dog
    • Elsewhere in the Inner Sphere
    • Excising the Cancer
    • For the Duration of the Crisis
    • Trouble in Paradise
    • The Dragon’s Shadow
  • 3149: THE DAM BREAKS
    • The Curtain Rises
    • Divine Retribution
    • Promises Kept
    • The Dragon and the Tiger
    • Wrestling the Dragon
    • Reuniting with the Remnant
    • Cementing the Pact
    • The Republic Rampage
    • Walking on Eggshells
    • The Harried Dragon
    • Wolves on the Hunt
    • The Marian Problem
    • War on All Sides
    • The Race to Terra
    • Operation CLARITY: The Battle of Northwind
    • Fallout
  • TIMELINE OF EVENTS: 3146–3150
    • HPG Blackout
    • The Wall
      • Touchpoint: Arc Royal
      • Touchpoint: New Avalon
      • Touchpoint: Marik
      • Touchpoint: New Syrtis
      • Touchpoint: Buena
      • Touchpoint: Remagen
      • Touchpoint: Castor
      • Touchpoint: Robinson
      • Touchpoint: Skye
      • Touchpoint: Northwind
  • Record Sheets


On August 1st, a limited production run of the printed book was released at the Gen Con 2018 Convention, while the electronic copy was released on August 4th.

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