Destroy your opponent’s mech in this wargame!
THE GALAXY AWAITS!
It is the dawn of the thirty-first century. You are a MechWarrior: master of a multi-ton, towering avatar of destruction that is the culmination of more than 3,000 years of battlefield technology development. A precious heirloom passed from parent to child across centuries, an unassailable mark of your station. Whether a soldier-of-fortune or a true-blue patriot, you drop into hot zones across a thousand worlds to expand the star-spanning empire of one of the noble Great Houses.
BattleTech is the world’s greatest armored combat game. Inside this box you’ll discover epic clashes, dynamic characters, and a myriad of gaming experiences for any type of player: miniatures to RPG play, hobby painting to fiction, and beyond.
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!
- 8 high-quality, fully assembled (unpainted) miniatures
- 56-page Rulebook
- 16-page Record Sheet Booklet
- 16-page Universe Primer
- 24 page fiction novella
- 8 Pilot Cards
- heavy-stock reference sheet
- Two 18″ x 22″ full-color paper maps (double-sided)
- Punchboard of additional BattleMechs and terrain
- 2 dice
In this introduction to the BattleTech game and universe, players each take control of one or more giant walking war machines (BattleMechs, aka ‘Mechs) and battle until their opponent is destroyed or until the scenario objectives being played are completed.
In 2019 the old BattleTech Introductory Box Set was replaced by two all-new box sets. The second of these (after the Beginner Box) is A Game of Armored Combat. AGoAC comes with eight ‘Mech miniatures–seven new, one a repeat from the Beginner Box (all made to a higher quality level than the previous generation of box set miniatures). The AGoAC rules cover introductory weapons and construction technology, and the standard BattleTech ruleset for mechs.
An expansion for this set, the BattleTech: Clan Invasion box set, adds more advanced technologies and introduces the Clan factions.
In terms of rulebooks, the intended follow-on from this box is either the BattleMech Manual (for more advanced but still mech-only play) or Total Warfare (for combined arms play featuring mechs, combat vehicles, infantry, air support, etc).