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|Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2023 12:41 am Post subject: BattleTech: Alpha Strike Boxed Set
|beyond the Star Fleet Universe, I've long been following the ongoing development of the BattleTech universe, as currently published by the folks over at Catalyst Game Labs.
Yet, after several years of collecting print and PDF sourcebooks, fiction, and other such BT-related items, I had never bought a proper "box set" with which to actually play one of the games on the tabletop.
Until recently, that is:
Miniature-wise, the Alpha Strike Boxed Set includes eight Inner Sphere BattleMechs:
As well as five Clan OmniMechs:
Beyond this, the universe primer included is set in the current IlClan Era, complete with an Inner Sphere and near periphery map set ca. 3151. Ironically, one faction not covered in the primer is the Scorpion Empire - who, as of this time period, are the only ones building new Warhawks, of the kind offered in this very box set!
Of course, the minis can be used for Total Warfare (or "classic" BattleTech) game play - but the main focus here is on getting players up and running with the Alpha Strike game system.
Speaking of the Scorpion Empire: if or when I get around to actually painting any of these miniatures, I'll probably try to go with something to do with Clan Goliath Scorpion, and/or with their now-former opponents in the Hanseatic League.
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