Hello everyone! Quick question - are the Iron Wind Metal miniatures all so much smaller than the plastic ones found in A Game of Armored Combat box set? I purchased the Inner Sphere Mech Bundle 2 and was surprised by the size difference between the plastic and metal minis.
Is this just a feature of the minis from the bundle or are they all like that? Thanks for any help. Asgo Master Sergeant Posts: I don't know what reference model they used for the scaling, but from the models shown in the kickstarter I would assume most were scaled up, getting bulkier in the process. FenderSaxbey Private Posts: Since that bundle contains sculpts made prior to the new ones from AGoAC, the beginner's box, and the KS, their scaling is just different.
The new sculpts tend to have better scale relative to each other based on tonnage as Asgo says. With a lot of the prior sculpts, scale can be kinda all over the place. I wouldn't be surprised to find that the newer ones were generally a bit larger overall as well. You bought the box set and are ready to expand your bt experience.
Now what? I appreciate the answers. I would like to add that the minis don't look bad, just smaller. Follow up question using the Orion as an example: is the bundle version different than the one sold alone?
Wotan Lieutenant Posts: Most of the old sculpts are in scale to each other. Over time the BT minis "grow". Each generation a bit larger. I think mostly to have better details. While the old ones were done to fit in the hex as a first rule, newer models tend to be bigger than their hex. Making close combat difficult sometimes on the map. What scale is better is a very long and old discussion with no result. For gameplay all of them can be used. None is in scale with a hex.
All of them are game markers. Set on a hex base and no player have an issue. There are minor problems for hexless players. But to be honest if that partial millimeter is a problem, you should think about playing at all.
So in the end it is more or less an aesthetic question. When i paint units in the same colors, i try to use minis that fit nearly the same era and size to avoid too much difference.
After a slight production delay, tabletop developer and publisher Catalyst Game Labs is finally ready to ship its brand new BattleTech starter sets. Both go on sale tomorrow and include an excellent tutorial for the original game of big, stompy robots. They also benefit from a brand-new set of fantastic miniatures.
Sadly, only Harebrained Schemes was able to make the deadline. Its turn-based strategy game, titled BattleTechalso happened to be one of the best games of the year. Catalyst Game Labs, which publishes BattleTech tabletop games and fiction under license from the Topps trading card company, also met with delays.
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The team tells us that was mostly due to misprinted items. Both go on sale Jan. Not only does it include eight of the new plastic miniatures versus just two in the Beginner Boxit also includes a complete, page rulebook.
You even get a set of black-and-white technical readouts suitable for photocopying. No messing around with dry-erase markers or grease pencils here. The real gems here, however, are the miniatures themselves. For years it seems like the sculpts for the BattleTech tabletop games have lagged behind the rest of the hobby games industry. All of that changes with the two new starter sets, which include energetic poses that will stand out on your table.
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The latest box edition of BattleTech. If you are curious about what's inside, let's unpack the box together. The game is packed in a solid cardboard box with an artwork by Marco Mazzoni on top. After opening the box, we see a moulding containing eight figures, two six-sided dice and a set of cards of unique MechWarriors and Mech stat cards for Alpha Strike. We'll deal with them later. Under the moulding there is a short page novella "Eyestorm" by William H. Keith the same one who wrote the first ever novel in the BattleTech universe, the "Decision at Thunder Rift", and the Star Carrier series.
Next we have the Primer, a page introduction to the world of BattleTech, with the description of the main factions and a bit of advertising. Another page notebook are the Mechs sheets. The last page is a clean sheet for creating your own designs.
Of course, we can copy the sheets on our own. Finally, we have a handy cardstock cheatsheet with all the necessary modifiers and tables. The next element in the box is a page rulebook, containing everything you need to learn the basics of the game.
The manual is made in the same graphic layout known since the release of "BattleMech Manual".
It describes the components of the game, sequence of turns, movement, combat, heat phase, etc. In general, the whole rulebook resembles that from the 3rd edition of BattleTech, also the Polish edition of the game from Encore. Even the scenarios are the same :D. Also you will find double-sided hex elements which can be used to modify the basic maps.
The hex additions, like the maps, are available in green and desert versions. Na koniec mamy dwie dwustronne mapy. Finally, we have two two-sided maps. Each map has one grassland side and the other a desert side.
The numbers on maps 2 and 3 may suggest that 1 is in the smaller Beginners Box. Moreover, since MapPack: Grasslands has already been announced, it is quite likely that another MapPack will be desert.
Maps are paper, not on a hard carton like in the last boxes. But they are photorealistically beautiful. I like the shadows cast by the hills the most. These are one of the most beautiful BattleTech maps I've ever seen in my life.
Okay, let's take on the main course, that is the miniatures :. Figures are made of quite hard gray plastic, which according to the professional Mech painters can be quite well shaped with the help of hot water. Each mini is mounted on a classic hexagonal base, but a decent one, not like in previous box editions or Lance Packach.BattleTech Tabletop Primer - New? Battletech Beginners Box Review self. It has flat terrain, so no worrying about what different heights have to offer. No heat, so no random bad things can happen to you.
Im not sure what else is missing, this is my first time in the game. This is a great way to learn the basics, and left me craving more.
Lots of d6 rolling, some luck, some strats, some surprises. A great mix. It takes some math to figure out if you hit and how hard, but its super basic subtraction and addition.
If you are on the fence, id suggest picking it up and grab some extra d6s. You are gonna love battling with giant mechs! I helped write the rulebook you used. As such, I'm really interested in the views of first-time gamers like yourself. What exactly did you find confusing, if you don't mind taking the time to explain?
I'm always interested in improving things in the future. I think mainly it could have shown a character sheet in the rulebook and break down the parts of it with arrows. For new and returning players, the difference between the beginner box and The rep didn't know what Battletech was despite my group playing there every Monday and he made snarky comments about the game being dead.
Apparently this "should tell me whether or not they'd carry it in the future". Short version: they will not. I mean, the whole point of releasing these sets is to try and revive the game so his attitude is kind of silly. It's one thing to be like, "I don't know if there's any interest so I won't be stocking it. It's another thing entirely to be snarky to your customer about it. Would you recommend just getting the starter box that includes two minis I 3D print tons of battletech or is there a benefit to the more expensive box?
The full box will enable you to play a real game; if you want to simplify it, the quick start rules are easily available online. The main reason I see to get the Beginner Box is if you want the Griffin miniature, which is not in the main box, otherwise I'd say just get the the box that comes with 8 miniatures.
If you get both you'd have 10 mech miniatures total, with two of those mechs being a Wolverine. If you just got the main box you'd have 8 miniatures total, but no Griffin. Both boxes come with punchouts of mechs so you technically wouldn't even need to use the miniatures though. Rules light flowed well and i enjoyed it. I'm not having any luck. Does this have rules for only those mechs or does it have a full list of rules for all mechs, like marauders and hellbringers?
Doesn't have full set of rules. It has rules light set, the extreme basics.Perhaps we were too young for it at the time but we never were able to get very far with it.
Fast forward more years than I care to count and Battletech has turned 35 and has a snazzy new box set to show for it. This is more an unboxing than a review as I have not had a chance for a field test yet. You get 8 in the box set, plastic and no assembly required. You also get an extract from a novel in here.
Extract from novels are an odd thing. The tables are handily displayed in this cheat sheet that comes with the game only one though. A classic touch but one I personally miss.
When I started in this hobby a lot of the major games came with 2 card A4 quick refs and these were lifesavers. This boxset also includes some paper foldout battle mats. Now — these are a marmite type affair. In the era of neoprene battle mats and full 3D tables these do feel decidedly old school but there is a lot to be said for instant play, easy store solutions like these.
You get a temperate and desert side to each sheet in the box. Where this is cool, is map packs — the idea that you can have a collection of these these on hand and build battlefields in minutes is good from a player point of view. You also get a few bits of 2D terrain to spice the maps up a bit and give you some changes for replay value.
You also get sheets for the mechs in the game for photocopy reasons. These are really Battletech iconic. Ammo counts, heat and damage are all tracked and managed per mech on here. The other set of cards is the mechs Alpha Strike rules. Now — Alpha Strike is a variant of Battletech that is quick play and streamlined although from my reading, not exactly light on the tables and mods etc. This is a great idea, it gives you more use from the minis and will help you find other players.
Smart move that keeps the player in the universe and potentially still spending rather than them jumping drop ship entirely. You get some cardboard standees of the mechs you have models of…. Once you have the lovely Miniatures next to these they are unlikely to get much use. The other odd choice are the dice. Well, dear reader, on my trawl through the rules the text advised me to track my move speed on different coloured dice.
Red for running or something. I think the real key question is are you the target market for Battletech. If you like crunch in your rules, if you want to know the details of the Combat you are playing this game could very well be just the ticket. If you want snappy combat resolved fast, this is not for you. There are of course room for both in the pantheon of gaming. You are commenting using your WordPress.From Gundam to Scythe, those titanic, battlefield-stomping, cannon-blasting robo-warriors have been a huge part of our gaming culture for decades.
And, for many of us, our first taste of mech-piloting was BattleTech.
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Published 35 years ago, it served up a rich and detailed space-operatic universe think intergalactic Game of Thrones while offering an attractive visual and thematic point of difference to the troop-heavy antics of Warhammer.
You could get up close and scrappy with your BattleMechs, tearing limbs off your foes. And then pick those limbs up and use them as a club to deliver a head-crushing coup-de-grace. Ah, good times. Well, for anyone of a nostalgic bent, those good times may be here again thanks to the latest re-release of BattleTech. There have been other iterations over the years — on PC and games consoles, as well as an RPG spin-off and the streamlined, more card-based Alpha Strike variation — but this is, if you like, BattleTech Classic.
Which is both a good and bad thing. The worldbuilding is as detailed as ever, with the Beginner Box and regular set each even including a novella to get you in the MechWarrior mood. The careful management of your heat levels gives an added dimension to your strategic choices, meaning there can be dire consequences for going all-out with your particle projector cannons round after round. But there is a lot of rolling. Far too much, in fact. As it is, once you set your nostalgia aside and get over the cool minis, the gameplay feels about as elegant as an Atlas with a giro hit.
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I Accept Review settings.They're finally here! This is your place to talk all things boxed set. Demo Team Agentnortheastern Maryland. Anyway, I look forward to seeing these in stores and examining the box when our GenCon attendees return.
Colt Ward Beware the vengeance of a patient man. Clan Invasion Backer I just noticed that the maps look like they have a sheen on them in the stock photos. Are they not just regular paper, like the old school map sheets?
Nice to know that each box will have a different short story. While some fight with honor, Others win battles. And again. Quote from: ActionButler on 01 August Alas poor Photobucket. I knew him Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy.
Frabby Major Posts: Quote from: Frabby on 01 August The third edition maps and old map sets were zero gloss with a coarse stock. Quote from: Daryk on 01 August PyreLight Sergeant Posts: What online stores sell these in Europe?
Geont Sergeant Posts: Quote from: PyreLight on 02 August FWL is not choice it's way of living. Son of Czechoslovakia and proud Czech. So what are the buying options for people in Canuckistan? Any suppliers or online vendors people know about? Captain is hilariously easy to set off, like a walking barrel of gunpowder within a self contained field of destructium and a great big button on his forehead that says "Push me for fireworks".
FredrikR Corporal Posts: You bought the box set and are ready to expand your bt experience. Now what? Quote from: Sartris on 03 August BattleTech is a huge house, it's not any one fan's or "type" of fans.