Catalyst Game Labs BattleTech: Beginner Box, MCAT35020
About this deal
Catalyst Game Labs had sold Thor and Loki miniatures in 2009, thus prior to the release of the 25th Anniversary Introductory Box Set. These miniatures were announced as being developed in partnership Ghost Studios. The plastic used was high detail HIPS (High Impact Poly Styrene).
The purpose of the product is to give you a taste of playing in the Clan Invasion era, and the models it includes are a force to take on the models in AGoAC. Names given are Inner Sphere designation (Clan designation) because giving every Clan mech two names just makes things simpler. In 2023 the BattleTech: Essentials boxset was announced for release as part of an exclusivity arrangement with the retailer Target. This essentially served as another version of the Beginners Box.BattleTech encompasses a rich world of science-fiction gaming experiences, including the miniature boardgame, skirmish game, roleplaying as well as epic novels, miniature painting and beyond; it all starts here, with the BattleTech Beginner Box. The BattleTech: A Game of Armored Combat is a physical game box containing necessary pieces, papers and material to play the general tabletop version of BattleTech. The boxed set as a more developed introduction to BattleTech that complements the more compact BattleTech: Beginner Box boxed set (and its successor BattleTech Beginner Box, Second Edition). While the rulebook is still slim compared to the full rulebook (Battletech: Total Warfare is the full rulebook, as there are a whole bunch of different rulebooks that can confuse a beginner) it covers mech on mech combat nicely, with close to the full rules. Certainly you have everything you need to play, with two lances of mechs, a map, the record sheets for mechs with variants for many of them, and rules complete enough to be a satisfying Battletech experience.
A collection of various scenarios and source material that have been published online. Operation Higashikuni A Game of Armored Combat includes everything you need to start tossing dice and moving miniatures on your gaming table. Do you have what it takes to plant the banner of victory and become a legend? Leap into the action and find out! Table Notes: The column denoted "Parts" gives the number of parts for each miniature prior to assembly. (Certain miniatures came with detachable arms, torsos, and fins.)Once you’ve figured out your target number, you roll 2d6. A roll equal to or greater than your target number is a hit. The 25th Anniversary Introductory Box Set, published in 2011 and reprinted in 2012, included the same 24 Inner Sphere 'Mechs as the Classic BattleTech Introductory Box Set, plus two higher quality plastic Clan 'Mechs: a Summoner (Thor) and a Hellbringer (Loki). These latter two 'Mechs are described in the section 'Separate Premium Quality Plastic Miniatures'.