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Fire Everything! Looking at BattleTech: Alpha Strike

Husks of steel and synthetic muscle fibers propel a massive machines as tall as small office buildings. Each metal monster lumbers about, sporting enough weaponry to eradicate those offices, plus the entire city block. These massive icons of war clog the tabletop battlefield.

These are the tools of war BattleTech have offered for some thirty years.

Yet, one of the first barriers to entry in this game rests at its very core. The most common issue for new players with the traditional BattleTech system lies in its depth and complexity. BattleTech is not a system for those daunted by preparing their taxes. The pieces of paper that compose the meat of a BattleMech even look complex before a pen is ever even applied.

So is Alpha Strike, its new fast-paced system any fun? Read more