Literatur

Hier findet ihr (irgendwann) alle BattleTech Quellenbücher, Romane, Novellen, Anthologien etc. die derzeit im Handel erhältlich sind. Sortiert sind sie nach Erscheinungsdatum (mehr oder weniger).

31.07.2020

Technical Readout: Golden Century

Price: $29.99, Print-on-Demand with PDF included; $14.99, PDF only

“Those who break faith with the Unity shall go down to darkness.”

While the Great Houses of the Inner Sphere decimated each other over the shattered remains of the Star League and slid into the technological dark age of the Succession Wars, the Clans of Kerensky entered into a golden era of prosperity. Bereft of Nicholas Kerensky’s leadership, the Clans pushed their technological capabilities to their limits, developing devastating new weapons and technologies and flooding the battlefields of the Pentagon and Kerensky Cluster with powerful war machines as they trialed each other for supremacy.

Technical Readout: Golden Century unveils the weapons and technologies developed during a pivotal era in Clan history, when the Clans came of age and matured into what they are today. Technical Readout: Golden Century debuts the production and custom machines used by the Children of Kerensky in the early twenty-ninth and thirtieth centuries. Statistics and Record Sheets are included for 29 new advanced and experimental BattleMechs, OmniMechs, vehicles, aerospace, battle armor and WarShip units ready for play. In addition, a complete section covers the experimental designs introduced by the nascent Clans immediately following the Pentagon campaign.

Catalyst Game Labs Store (PDF only): https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-technical-readout-golden-century
DriveThruRPG (Print-on-Demand w/PDF): https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/318818/BattleTech-Technical-Readout-Golden-Century

Era Digest: Golden Century

Price: $14.99, Print-on-Demand with PDF included; $9.95, PDF only

Birth of a new society…

The Clans, brainchild of Nicholas Kerensky, emerged from the ashes of the decimated Star League Defense Force to create a new order in distant lands. Ritualizing combat, they established a new society where only the strongest warriors rule and justice is won through battle.

Ironically, it would be the death of the Clans’ founder that would catalyze this new society and spur a period of amazing technological and social growth known as the Golden Century. This was the age where Kerensky’s warriors and their descendants truly forged themselves into the powerful army that would one day return to the Inner Sphere in a righteous Crusade.

Era Digest: Golden Century is a mini-sourcebook that describes the development of the Clans at their origin in a new series format, giving players a glimpse of early Clan life, the basics of Clan rituals, and a look at the rise and fall of Clan Mongoose. Complete with rules and stats for several Golden Century units–including the first OmniMechs–Era Digest: Golden Century also features role-playing support for this crucial period in BattleTech history!

Catalyst Game Labs Store (PDF only): https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-era-digest-golden-century-pdf
DriveThruRPG (POD w/PDF): https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/83860/BattleTech-Era-Digest-Golden-Century

BattleMech Recognition Guide: ilClan, Vol. 4

Price: $3.99, PDF only

The march of technology across BattleTech’s eras is relentless—but some BattleMech designs never die. Each installment of this PDF-only series not only includes a brand new BattleMech or OmniMech, but also details Classic ’Mech designs from both the Inner Sphere and the Clans, now fully rebuilt with Dark Age technology (3085 and beyond).

Das PDF kommt mit 19 Record Sheets.

Inhalt: Wasp, Thresher II, Warhammer IIC, Ice Ferret (Fenris), Blackjack, Trebuchet, Awesome

Catalyst Game Labs Store: https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-recognition-guide-ilclan-vol-4
DriveThruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/322381/BattleTech-Recognition-Guide-ilClan-Vol-4

28.07.2020

Rock of the Republic

FAR FROM HOME…

Exarch Devlin Stone, hero of the Word of Blake Jihad and architect of the Republic of the Sphere, has returned to Terra only to find his beloved nation under siege and in danger of breaking apart. As threats bear down on the Republic from all sides, Stone and his inner circle must move fast to bolster Terra’s defenses from all who seek to conquer the birthplace of humanity.

However, not all of his allies have heeded Stone’s call to arms. Former Exarch Damien Redburn, who left Terra to defend the Republic’s borders from the rapacious Clan Wolf, was cut off when the walls of Fortress Republic rose. Without support or reinforcements, Redburn, the Fidelis, and Countess Tara Campbell’s Highlanders have held the line against the Wolves for years, but the never-ending campaign has pushed all of them to their breaking points.

Is Stone’s return genuine, or a carefully crafted hoax? Can Redburn be brought back into the fold, or has he gone rogue for good? In the end, Stone, Redburn, and their allies must each decide their path before tensions can erupt in a clash that could shake the very foundation of the Republic.

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24.07.2020

Spotlight On: Thermo Police

Beyond the edge of acknowledged civilization lie the Outworlds Wastes. Planets abandoned by the Star League centuries ago. Governments shattered by apathy, obscurity, and the march of time struggle to provide even the most basic needs of their people. From these meager surroundings one small but zealously dedicated unit stands to serve and protect the remnants of their realm. The Thermo Police may be enrolled as mercenaries but in truth they patrol these lawless stars seeking to bring the order they once knew. Specializing in non-lethal tactics, and trained beyond the typical pirates and bandits prowling the Wastes, their next encounter could be from past the distant stars they call home. But will it be a threat or an opportunity?

Spotlight On: Thermo Police includes a Unit History, Personalities, Personnel Rosters, Mission Tracks, and data for use with all scales of BattleTech play.

Catalyst Web Store: https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-spotlight-on-thermo-police
DriveThruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/321600/BattleTech-Spotlight-On-Thermo-Police

Touring the Stars: Kaumberg

Nestled in the wide frontiers of Lyran space, Kaumberg is a pastoral world known mostly for its woodlands and little else. But just below the mundane surface lies a world of political intrigue, its fortunes and falls tied inextricably to those of the Commonwealth to whom its rulers serve. Collective masters of one of the region’s strongest independent defense forces, the barons of Kaumberg stand ever-ready to protect their world and its neighbors from any Periphery threat that comes their way—but only as long as their own internal intrigues don’t get in the way.

Touring the Stars is a whistle-stop tour of the universe! Every system and planet where mankind treads in the BattleTech universe has a story, for those with the drive to explore it. Take a tour of the stars humanity now calls home, experience awesome new worlds, immerse yourself in the local civilization, and prepare to do battle in exotic locales.

Catalyst Web Store: https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-touring-the-stars-kaumberg
DriveThruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/321602/BattleTech-Touring-the-Stars-Kaumberg

17.07.2020

Gray Markets

COMBAT IS THEIR BUSINESS…

And business is good in the 31st century as the Third Succession War rages on battlefields ruled by the almighty BattleMech: ten-meter-tall humanoid machines of pure destruction. Continuous warfare between the five Great Houses of the Inner Sphere has led to a steep technological decline, forcing the nobility of these vast interstellar empires to rely on mercenaries to augment their standing armies and gain crucial advantages against their enemies. However, that House nobleman may be paying your unit’s bills one day, but sending you straight into a trap tomorrow. BattleMechs may be the kings of the battlefield, but money, power, and machinations are just as important in victory as an autocannon barrage.

This anthology of hard-hitting BattleTech action includes six short stories that demonstrate how Machiavellian nobles, greedy pirates, and desperate mercenary units can change the course of Inner Sphere history. Take up the cause and charge your way through war-torn tales by veteran BattleTech authors such as Chris Hussey, Philip A. Lee, and Craig A. Reed, Jr.

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Slack Tide

PEACE MAY SELL…BUT WHAT IF NO ONE’S BUYING?

On 21 May 3052, the seemingly unstoppable military juggernaut of the invading Clans was defeated in a pitched campaign on the quiet world of Tukayyid. This astonishing victory bought the weary armies of the Inner Sphere a fifteen-year stay before the invasion can resume. But despite the truce, the fire driving the Clans’ centuries-long quest to conquer Terra, the birthplace of humankind, and rebuild Inner Sphere civilization in their warmongering image has not been extinguished. Conflict still rages above the truce line, and the Clans are biding their time until the tide of war can surge up and flood the Inner Sphere once more.

Slack Tide collects nine stories that chronicle the life-and-death struggles still being waged in the wake of Tukayyid’s so-called peace. Fan-favorite authors such as Jason Hansa, Philip A. Lee, and Craig A. Reed, Jr. spin tales of undercover operatives seeking to gain the secrets of Clan BattleMech technology, Inner Sphere MechWarriors attempting dangerous escapes from Clan-controlled planets, and mercenaries fighting to protect the only things that truly matter to them—themselves and their loved ones.

The Clans’ invasion may have been temporarily halted, but the true battles for the future of the Inner Sphere have only just begun…

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Recognition Guide: IlClan 3

The march of technology across BattleTech’s eras is relentless—but some BattleMech designs never die. Each installment of this PDF-only series not only includes a brand new BattleMech or OmniMech, but also details Classic ‘Mech designs from both the Inner Sphere and the Clans, now fully rebuilt with Dark Age technology (3085 and beyond).

Allowing beloved units redesigned for the BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter to be competitive on “modern” battlefields, this series also includes in-universe development notes, battle histories, notable pilots, and record sheets for each ‘Mech.

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Das PDF kommt komplett mit 26 Record Sheets.

Inhalt: Battlemaster, Hierofalcon, Shadow Cat III, Adder (Puma), Summoner (Thor)

Catalyst Game Labs web store: https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/copy-of-battletech-recognition-guide-ilclan-vol-3
DriveThruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/320803/BattleTech-Recognition-Guide-ilClan-Vol-3

15.07.2020

Augensturm: Eine Mission der Colby’s Commandos 2

Ein Sturm tost… Und Durant Carlyle steckt mittendrin fest. Seine Söldnertruppe, Colbys Commandos, hat bei dem Versuch, einen brutalen Kriegsherrn auf dem eisigen Planeten Golandrinas auszuschalten, mehr gefunden als erwartet. Die Freude über das Vermögen in Gold währt jedoch nicht lange, denn der Feind wird alles tun, um es sich zurückzuholen. Genau darauf setzen Durant und die Commandos. Mit dem erbeuteten Gold als Köder wollen sie die gegnerischen Söldner in eine Falle locken und ein für alle Mal erledigen. Aber in dem gewaltigen Sturm, der ihnen eigentlich als perfekter Hinterhalt dienen sollte, halten sich auch noch andere Dinge verborgen. Eine feindliche Mech-Streitmacht, die groß genug ist, um sie alle zu zerstören…

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03.07.2020

Recognition Guide: IlClan 2

The march of technology across BattleTech’s eras is relentless—but some BattleMech designs never die. Each installment of this PDF-only series not only includes a brand new BattleMech or OmniMech, but also details Classic ‘Mech designs from both the Inner Sphere and the Clans, now fully rebuilt with Dark Age technology (3085 and beyond).

Allowing beloved units redesigned for the BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter to be competitive on “modern” battlefields, this series also includes in-universe development notes, battle histories, notable pilots, and record sheets for each ‘Mech.

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Das PDF kommt komplett mit 23 Record Sheets.

Inhalt: Ostscout, Sojourner, Stone Rhino (Behemoth), Grendel, Urbanmech, Bushwacker, Zeus

Catalyst Game Labs web store: https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-recognition-guide-ilclan-vol-2
DriveThruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/319042/BattleTech-Recognition-Guide-ilClan-Vol-2

 

26.06.2020

Ghost Hour (Book Two of the Rogue Academy Trilogy)

CADETS UNDER FIRE…

Jasper and Nadine Roux are cadets at the Ritza MechWarrior Academy…the only thing stopping a megalomaniacal Draconis Combine general with aspirations of claiming a piece of space as his own—starting with their home planet. Emporia is at war, and cadets are now frontline soldiers as Tai-sa Takeji Yoshizawa shifts tactics in a brutal effort to subjugate their entire world.

It’s up to the siblings and their friends to stop the madman bent on conquest, but while Jasper believes Nadine is too reckless, Nadine believes Jasper is still living in the past. As both struggle to do what they think is right, the Ritza Academy comes under assault once more. It takes a shocking sacrifice to make them both see the true face of the enemy.

Reunited by the same purpose, Jasper agrees to Nadine’s audacious plan to make Emporia too much trouble for the leader of the Seventh Ghost Regiment to conquer. Unfortunately for them, Tai-sa Yoshizawa has his own secrets, and nothing left to lose. And even if Nadine’s plan works to perfection, the cunning general has one last trick up his sleeve that could bring about the end of everything Nadine and Jasper hold dear…

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Grey Watch Protocol (Book One of The Highlander Covenant)

SURROUNDED BY THE ENEMY…

In the 32nd century, the Republic of the Sphere is beset on all sides, its enemies seeking the most importSURROUNDED BY THE ENEMY…ant weapon in the Inner Sphere: interstellar communication. As the forces of the Capellan Confederation advance toward the heart of the crumbling Republic, they are laser-focused on the one goal that will give them the upper hand and destroy the Republic once and for all: the planet of Northwind.

Homeworld of the famed Northwind Highlanders mercenaries, Northwind is not only the site of a century-old betrayal, it also boasts the only working hyperpulse generator along the line of the Confederation’s advance. Sang-shao Lindsey Baxter and the Fourth McCarron’s Armored Cavalry have been tasked with taking Northwind at all costs, and the besieged Republic is unable to lend further support to the defending XII Hastati Sentinels. Northwind will be easy pickings, and other sharks smell blood in the water. The Highlanders’ honor remains strong, but will it be enough to survive the coming storm?

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19.06.2020

Recognition Guide: IlClan Vol. 1

The march of technology across BattleTech’s eras is relentless—but some BattleMech designs never die. Each installment of this PDF-only series not only includes a brand new BattleMech or OmniMech, but also details Classic ‘Mech designs from both the Inner Sphere and the Clans, now fully rebuilt with Dark Age technology (3085 and beyond). Allowing beloved units redesigned for the BattleTech: Clan Invasion Kickstarter to be competitive on “modern” battlefields, this series also includes in-universe development notes, battle histories, notable pilots, and record sheets for each ‘Mech. Released as a series of 22 PDF-only documents through the end of 2020 and early 2021, many ’Mechs featured in this series will be collected as a single print volume upon its completion.

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Das PDF kommt komplett mit 15 Record Sheets.

Inhalt: Griffin, Dominator, Goliath C, Hellbringer (Loki), Commando, Pack Hunter, Grasshopper

Catalyst Game Labs store: https://store.catalystgamelabs.com/products/battletech-recognition-guide-ilclan-vol-1
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