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The Ultimate Grease-Monkey Resource!

How does a MechWarrior interface with a BattleMech? How does a ProtoMech really work? When was the Gauss rifle or the Particle Projector Cannon developed? Or how can I just make my own, cool and unique BattleMech design. If you’ve ever been plagued by these questions, then get on your coveralls and make sure you’ve got your astech certification, because you’re about to dive into BattleTech construction!

A companion volume to Total Warfare, Classic BattleTech TechManual combines all the construction rules for the various units presented in that core rules set. Streamlined and updated, it contains all the core weaponry and equipment from previous rules set, as well as the newest, bleeding edge technologies. More than just a rulebook, however, the TechManual presents numerous sourcebook-style treatises, providing the in-universe context for these units and the technologies of their development. A must have resource for any BattleTech aficionado!

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Alexander S November 22, 2021 12:54 am UTC
Total warfare and this are both referred to Classic Battletech so I assume the rules for creating custom mech aren't compatible with The Game of Armored Combat and the expansions. Is there an equivalent to this for the modern version of the game?
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Travis J November 27, 2021 8:59 pm UTC
It is actually. A game of armored combat IS using the total warfare system.
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July 13, 2018 11:45 pm UTC
As with Total Warfare, I would like to know what the updates are and which of the two files available for download is newer.
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Anthony B July 14, 2018 1:07 am UTC
The new file is E-CAT35002V_TechManual.pdf
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July 14, 2018 2:05 am UTC
Thanks. I assume it's the same for all the newly updated files, the version with the V is the new one?
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Emmet B October 20, 2017 12:28 pm UTC
This has been out of print for a while.
Do Catalyst allow printing of pdf's for personal use?
For example could I buy a copy and have Lulu print off a private version just for myself?

Alternatively are there any plans to offer a Print on Demand version here?
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This title was added to our catalog on February 19, 2007.