Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Battletech books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
1. BattleTech Technical Readout Succession (2017)
On February 5, 2439, the Mackie obliterated all opposition during its first combat trial, ushering in a new era of warfare. The BattleMech-King of the Battlefield-was born. BattleMechs reached their pinnacle during the golden age of the Star League. The fall of the Star League and the Succession Wars that raged for centuries afterward took their toll and by the Fourth Succession War, the technology employed on the battlefields was a mere shadow of what it once was. However, the discovery of the Helm Memory Core unlocked the technological potential to develop new BattleMechs and experimental technologies for the first time in centuries….
Inhuman cybernetic soldiers invade a peaceful world, bringing terror and misery in the name of a new flag. A young soldier, part of the most maligned military machine in history, struggles to find meaning in his service. And the prince of a star-spanning empire discovers that not even he can protect the people he loves.Ten stories of combat, honor, betrayal, and death fill the pages of Front Lines: BattleCorps Anthology Volume 6. Readers will recognize familiar names in BattleTech lore among the authors: Steven Mohan, Jr., and Blaine Lee Pardoe, who welcome newer…
3. BattleTech: A Bonfire of Worlds (2019)
The universe has gone dark. Interstellar communications has been lost across the Inner Sphere, threatening the corporate giant ComStar—and maybe civilization itself. Risking everything on a last chance for survival, Comstar has kidnapped the engineering genius Tucker Harwell, hoping he can unravel the mystery of the blackout. But Tucker isn’t just working on why it happened…he’s also trying to figure out who’s behind it.Meanwhile, Khan Malvina Hazen solidifies her hold on a purified Clan Jade Falcon while hunting for the next enemy to crush under the talons of her brutal Mongol Doctrine. Hundreds of…
A young Davion MechWarrior seeks to repay a debt incurred by the misfortunes of the Fourth Succession War. A tightly-knit farming community bands together to repel vicious pirates or risk losing their livelihoods…and their lives. A Kurita MechWarrior given a final chance to serve the Dragon stands alone against renegade mercenaries. And the survivors of a crash-landed Steiner command must hold the line against ravenous Word of Blake forces to protect the Allied Coalition’s quest to wrest Terra from the Blakists’ unyielding grip.Kill Zone: BattleCorps Anthology, Volume 7 collects the very best of the…
5. BattleTech: Forever Faithful (2019)
In the year 3060, the reborn Star League has destroyed Clan Smoke Jaguar, conquered their home world Huntress, and scattered the few remaining Jaguar warriors to the winds. Now the League seeks to end the Clan invasion for good by using former Smoke Jaguars against their own people.Meanwhile, two bitter enemies seek to salvage a future for the last Jaguars in existence: Trent, who betrayed his wayward Clan to help them regain their honor, and Paul Moon, a disgraced warrior torn between his pledged loyalty to the Star League and a duty to the Smoke Jaguar…
A Draconis Combine warrior struggles with immoral orders in the First Succession War. A House Davion MechWarrior participates in a risky heist as part of Operation Guerrero. A history buff battles the Word of Blake during the Liberation of Terra. What do these MechWarriors have in common? Each one pilots the same BattleMech, a survivor that has been repaired and rebuilt countless times throughout its long and bloody 300-year lifespan. The seventy-ton GHR-5H Grasshopper can outmaneuver and outlast some of the most fearsome enemy ’Mechs, making it an invaluable asset to…
7. BattleTech: A Splinter of Hope/The Anvil (2019)
Jump into your BattleMech cockpit, fire up your fusion engine, and charge into the fray with two BattleTech novellas from Philip A. Lee and bestselling writer Blaine Lee Pardoe.A Splinter of Hope: Violent expansion of the Capellan Confederation and the Draconis Combine has cost recently crowned First Prince Julian Davion both his mentor and countless Federated Suns worlds. To rally his people, he funnels the fires of justice into an ambitious yet risky campaign to retake a vital system: New Syrtis, the occupied capital of the Capellan March. However, the Capellan people have fought dearly for their prize and will do…
The Kell Hounds are one of the most storied mercenary units in the Inner Sphere. Now, New York Times-bestselling author and Kell Hounds creator Michael A. Stackpole goes back to the Hounds’ beginnings in these three short novels, when Morgan and Patrick Kell were just two smart, ambitious brothers—with a plan to revolutionize the world of mercenaries forever…Not How the Smart Money Bets: Morgan and Patrick Kell land on the mercenary planet Galatea to start their new unit, the Kell Hounds. But a few obstacles in their way, including the biggest one, a ruthless crime lord named Haskell Blizzard. But the Kell brothers have…
Jasper and Nadine Roux are cadets at the Ritza MechWarrior Academy; a dream come true for the orphaned siblings from the war-torn planet of Hoff. For the last six years, Emporia has been their home. Sponsored to the academy by the powerful Vogel House, both cadets are expected to excel in all tasks.Their dream becomes a nightmare when the Draconis Combine lands at their door.It’s up to the siblings to stop a renegade Seventh Ghost Regiment warlord when he lays claim to a piece of the Inner Sphere—starting with the Federated Suns’ planet of Emporia. The border world looks like easy prey,…
10. Battletech Handbook House Kurita (2015)
For Almost A Millennium, The Symbol Of The Dragon Has Struck Fear Into The Rest Of The Inner Sphere. The Fearless Dedication Of Its Warriors, The Devotion Of Its People, And The Awesome Ambitions Of Its Coordinator: House Kurita Has Been More Reviled Than Any Other Power. Yet A New Leader Has Arisen In The Last Decades, Bringing About A Host Of Reforms And Reigning In The Realm’S Most Rapacious Desires. Such Rebirth Comes At A Price, As Various Shadowy Influencers Fix Their Eyes On Reigniting The Dragon’S Glorious Past. Only Time Will Tell Which Path The Dragon Will…
11. BattleTech Embers of War Novel (2016)
For Ezra Payne and the Stealthy Tiger mercenaries, professionalism is everything. Hired to assist in the bitter, bloody fighting on the planet Hall, they quickly earn a decisive victory for their employer. They settle afterward in for a needed period of rebuilding, and a few months peace before moving on to the next contract. #670,514 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #325039 in Literature & Fiction (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
To convey the universe and board game rules to the BattleTech community (as well as demonstrate how players can take that universe and integrate it into the game system), Catalyst Game Labs publishes several different lines of rulebooks, sourcebooks, Technical Readouts, and so on, described below. BattleTech Novel List This is a complete listing of BattleTech Novels in the order in which they should be read which is in approximately Chronological order, not when the books were actually published. This will give you a sense of flow for the events of the BattleTech Universe. First new Battletech novel in 13 years. The book centers around the mercenary company known as the Stealthy Tigers in game year 3067. The novel focus on world of Hall which the Stealthy Tigers were contracted to end civil war accruing on the planet. The mercenary company finds itself now waiting for their contract to end when they faced with Original German Language BattleTech books The following list only includes original novels, i.e. those that were not translated from english-language novels; see also List of German BattleTech novels for a complete list. Additional BattleTech books were published in Germany which have not been translated into English to date.
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Fortress of Lies: A BattleTech Novel (MechWarrior: Dark Ages,
Author(s): J. Steven York
Publisher: Roc, Year: 2004, Size: 725 Kb, Download: pdf
Classic Battletech: Guide to Covert Ops
Author(s): Herb Beas, Warner Doles, Chris Hartford, Camille Klein, David L. McCulloch, Christoffer Trossen
Publisher: FanPro, Year: 2004, Size: 81 Mb, Download: pdf
BattleTech - Field Manual, Periphery
Author(s): Randall N. Bills
Publisher: FanPro, Year: 2003, Size: 57 Mb, Download: pdf
BattleTech - Combat Operations
Author(s): Chris Hartford
Publisher: FanPro, Year: 2003, Size: 107 Mb, Download: pdf
Classic Battletech RPG Companion
Author(s): Christoffer Trossen
Publisher: FanPro, Year: 2003, Size: 62 Mb, Download: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to Chicago Tribune, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.