BattleTech is a deep and strategic science-fiction wargame set in a universe where players command powerful war machines known as BattleMechs. This game immerses players in tactical battles, where they control one to four Mechs, alongside other military units like vehicles and infantry. The detailed game system features varying weapon ranges, heat generation, and specific hit locations, creating a rich and complex gameplay experience. Players can engage in battles on hex maps, using both pre-designed Mech models and the opportunity to customize their own.

Gameplay Overview

  • Mech Warfare: Players engage in tactical combat, managing aspects such as weapon ranges and heat buildup.
  • Unit Diversity: Beyond Mechs, players can utilize vehicles, infantry, and more, each offering unique strategic options.
  • Customization: Extensive customization options allow players to design their own Mechs and units.
  • Map-Based Battles: Fights unfold on hex-based maps, with rules available for both map-based and hexless play.

Special Features

  • Asymmetric Gameplay: A wide range of Mechs and units ensures no two battles are alike.
  • Detailed Rulebooks: A series of rulebooks provide rules for different aspects of warfare, from Mech-only battles to comprehensive combined arms engagements.
  • Miniatures: An extensive line of miniatures enhances the visual and tactical experience.
  • Supplemental Content: Technical Readouts and PDF record sheets offer detailed background and stats for units, enhancing the game's depth and lore.


BattleTech offers a richly detailed and strategic wargaming experience, set in a compelling science-fiction universe. With its blend of tactical combat, deep customization, and expansive lore, it appeals to both newcomers and veterans of tabletop wargaming. Whether commanding a lone Mech or a mixed battalion in the sprawling battles of the future, BattleTech delivers an immersive and challenging experience.

Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

  • 2 - 4 Players
  • 12+ years old
  • Medium difficulty

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