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2002
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Playing Time
120 minutes
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Battletech Introductory Box Set
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The Introductory Box Set is designed as the entry point into the game for new BattleTech players. The quick-start rules, which can be learned in under an hour, will have new players quickly slugging it out in the thirty-foot-tall war machines known as BattleMechs. The longer introductory rules provide more extensive guidelines for 'Mech movement and combat as well as construction rules for building or customizing your own (introductory-level) 'Mechs. Quick-start rules for vehicles and infantry are also included for players interested in combined-arms battles. Also included in the box set is a BattleTech universe book providing an overview of the game world, its history, and its factions. A set of 24 unpainted plastic 'Mechs, ready for play and suitable for painting, are accompanied by prefilled record sheets listing each 'Mech's capabilities. The set also includes maps, a painting and tactics guide, cardstock reference sheets, a universe poster map of the BattleTech universe, and two six-sided dice.

The 2011 "Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition" of the box set replaces the 2007 edition's thin paper maps with board game-style mounted maps, adds two "high-quality" plastic minis (a Thor and a Loki (and accompanying record sheets), and includes a brief guide detailing the BattleTech gaming system intended to introduce new players to the various products for the game.

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Catalyst Game Labs edition 2014
Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs
Artist: Alex Iglesias
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Product Code: US40001
Size: 11.61 x 11.61 x 2.36 inches
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Publisher: Fanpro, Fast Forward Entertainment, WizKids Games
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Year: 2002
Product Code: 10980
Size: GMT standard box
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4 Alpha Strike Cards created with the MUL
This are the Alpha Strike Cards as the Master Unit List today lists them.
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10 List of included mechs and Battle Value
This is a compliation of the included mechs included in the boxed set, 25th anniversary edition. Also included are other details about the mechs and most importantly their Battle Value taken from the MUL.
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12 Markers for Classic Battletech
Printable home made markers to help with record keeping of heat, movement, fore modifiers, charge, etc.
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