It is the 31st century-a time of war. Vast star empires struggle for control of thousands of star systems light years apart. The ultimate weapon on these future, alien landscapes is the BattleMech . Thirty feet tall and weighing up to a hundred tons, this humanoid engine of destruction is a walking arsenal with enough firepower to level a city block.The Classic BattleTech Miniatures Rules set allows players to leave behind their paper maps and cardboard counters and jump into the exciting visual world of BattleTech miniatures and full 3-D terrain. Lavishly illustrated with over a hundred photos, this book is a visual feast that brings the might and majesty of the marching armies-including every unit logo and flapping banner-of the Clans and House lords to the players.This book also features a complete section on the MechWarrior: Dark Age game produced by WizKids Games LLC. This includes an introductory section and a color photo of every new infantry unit, vehicle and BattleMech in the game, quickly bringing BattleTech fans up to date on the MechWarrior: Dark Age universe. A rules section also allows players to use MechWarrior: Dark Age miniatures with Classic BattleTech miniatures rules. With the record sheets that will be published in the Classic BattleTech Record Sheets: MechWarrior I or found on the BattleTech website at www.classicbattletech.com, a whole new world of BattleTech play is available!