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MechWarrior: Dark Age - Starter Set

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MechWarrior: Dark Age Starter Set
Product information
Type Starter Set
Publication information
Publisher WizKids
Product code WZK2100
First published August 2002
MSRP $19.95
Content
Era Dark Age Era
Series Dark Age

Description

MechWarrior: Dark Age Starter Set is the first starter set for use in the MechWarrior: Dark Age collectable miniatures game.

From the Website

MechWarrior: Dark Age is the new Combat-Dial Game set in the BattleTech universe! MechWarrior includes a variety of infantry, hover tanks, and other vehicles which fight right alongside the 'Mechs that make the game so distinctive. MechWarrior uses a combination of all these units to give battles an incredible level of depth and strategy, while keeping the game fast and fun. Each type of unit has special abilities, making each unique and valuable in the game. This is a game that's easy to learn, but with deep combined arms strategies and tactics.

Each figure is on a combat-dial base similar to those used in Mage Knight and HeroClix, but MechWarrior is an advanced game and introduces a number of new abilities and rules that are specific to the BattleTech universe, such as heat and different methods of movement. There are 116 different figures in a complete set. Each Starter set includes 1 'Mech, 2 vehicles, and 5 infantry.


Contents

Each starter set includes:

  • 8 randomly inserted MechWarrior miniatures: 1 'Mech, 2 vehicles, and 5 infantry units
  • 1 rulebook
  • 1 special equipment card
  • 3 dice
  • 1 flexible ruler
  • Stickers
  • Faction dossier

Faction Dossiers

The MechWarrior: Dark Age Faction Dossiers are a series of ten dossiers introducing the setting and factions of MechWarrior: Dark Age, framed as Order of Five Pillars intelligence reports. Unlike the similar pilot dossiers, the faction dossiers included in this Starter Set have not been republished by Catalyst Game Labs. Two, for the Stormhammers and the Republic Armed Forces, were made freely available on the WizKids website; the others were only released in print.

Overview

Faction dossiers were published in this Starter Set and on the MWDA website. One, Historical Overview, gave a timeline of the universe and short notes on the status of major houses and Clans. Another, on the Republic of the Sphere, introduced the faction and its Knights. The rest detailed the forces fighting over the Republic post-Blackout, including their elite, veteran, and green sub-units and their mottos. Similar, but not identical, writeups would later appear in Era Digest: Dark Age.

List of Dossiers

The MechWarrior: Dark Age Starter Set included eight dossiers:

In 2003, WizKids published two additional dossiers as PDFs on the MWDA website:

Complete Collection

The set, had 116 different figures available (24 infantry, 48 vehicles, 32 non-Unique 'Mechs, 12 Unique 'Mechs). Each unit in this set was marked with Dark Age Set Symbol, and for non-Unique units, there existed multiple corresponding figures that differed in terms of faction and rank (e.g., Green, Veteran, Elite). The set also includes 42 limited release figures that were not included in this set, nor in the MechWarrior: Dark Age Booster Packs

Infantry: (Figure numbers 001-024)

Vehicles: (Figure numbers 025-072)

Non-Unique 'Mechs: (Figure numbers 073-104)

Unique 'Mechs: (Figure numbers 105-116)

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