BattleTech: Mercenaries

A project in Tacoma, WA by Catalyst Games

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A new box set expanding play for the BattleTech Game of Armored Combat. Over 50 high-quality miniatures, amazing play and new fiction!
Backers: 23654
Average Pledge Per Backer: $319

Funded: $7,548,797 of $50,000
Dates: Mar 23rd -> Apr 20th (29 days)
Project By: Catalyst Games
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Latest News

A Look Inside The Battletech Essentials Boxed Set

June 26th - via:
Battletech made quite a statement earlier this year by launching a 7.5 million dollar Kickstarter for its Battletech: Mercenaries expansion. (Read More)

Company Store/Retailer Update and Clarifications

April 20th - via:
ADD ON CLARIFICATIONS The Faction Officer Swag package comes with a lapel pin, patch, and challenge coin. The Faction Officer Swag+Dice comes with a pair of laser dice, lapel pin, patch, and challenge coin.  The Liquid Core Dice are only available... (Read More)

$7 MILLION!!!!!!

April 20th - via:
You all made it!!!!!  $7 Million!!!!! Can you believe it!  We are sending someone out to get the champaign to have during our final celebratory stream tonight at 8pm EDT!  Please grab your favorite beverage and join us in a toast to the BattleTech... (Read More)


April 20th - via:
Hey Backers, Don't forget you can still catch us LIVE on  Please consider liking and subscribing! With all of the Actual Play videos for Aces from the last few days, people have been asking where they can... (Read More)

More Dice Photos!

April 19th - via:
FanRoll by Metallic Dice Games has been keeping an eye on our Kickstarter today and sent some more images and videos of the types of dice and quality that they produce.  Please note: These are NOT the BattleTech official dice. Thank you all so much... (Read More)

Livestreaming coming!

April 19th - via:
Hey everyone!  We're about to GO LIVE!  Making some final adjustments to the schedule to get you as MANY cool BattleTech and industry people on camera as we can manage!   We'll let you know of any additional changes in another update, but check... (Read More)

$6.5 MILLION!!!

April 19th - via:
Thank you everyone!  With your help, and the help of some really shiny dice, we made it to $6.5 million with a little over 24 hours to go!    That means you all get the free audio book: Close Quarters by Victor Milan!  It also means you've... (Read More)

A Dice Update

April 19th - via:
Hello Backers, We’ve some fantastic news to share today as we near the final 24 hours of this record-breaking campaign. We are incredibly excited to announce we have just finalized a deal for making high-quality dice for BattleTech. We have chosen... (Read More)


April 19th - via:
Hey again! We wanted to drop some details on the Neoprene BattleMats - and some photos of the quality we've put forth in the past! The Mats for this campaign are still being designed and are not yet ready for release. They will be double-sided, as... (Read More)

Last 24 hour livestream!

April 19th - via:
Hey backers! We are so excited to see what we can do in the last 24 hours of this campaign!  Check out our schedule and tune in TODAY starting at 10pm EDT (or 2am GMT tomorrow) for a full day of fun, celebration, and community.  Hang out with us in... (Read More)

Final 2.5 days!

April 18th - via:
Hey backers! We're in the final stretch! Starting to see increases in backer count and pledge amount each day! If you missed day one of the livestream of Ash vs. Randall - Ash won 2!  Randall clearly needs to step it up.  The third game saw big... (Read More)

$6,000,000 REACHED!

April 17th - via:
Y'ALL DID IT!!!! $6,000,000!  We'll be updating the rewards lists for you to see the new stretch goals for each tier. Thank you all for helping us get there!  Here's a reminder of what we've reached: We have 3 days left!  How far do you think... (Read More)

20,000 BACKERS!!!

April 17th - via:
WOW!  We crossed the 20,000 backer milestone today on our way to the studio to set up for the Ash vs. Randall stream today! We captured the moment to share with you: You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound... (Read More)

The BIG reveal...

April 16th - via:
Well, everyone - we are in the final four days!  We want to create some more excitement for the end of the campaign - so here's the news: Randall, Talon, Rem, and Michael are all headed to Toronto today for the final 3 days of livestreams and... (Read More)

Exciting news!

April 14th - via:
Hello backers! We've got more Add-Ons!  You can now select: BattleTech Paint Starter (The Army Paint) CountersPack: Alpha Strike CountersPack: BattleForce Pledge Bundle Add-Ons for Veteran, Company, Battalion and Regiment (These pledge bundles... (Read More)

Battlefield Support Open Beta V2

April 13th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Big Kappas and LosTech!

April 13th - via:
Hi backers! LosTech Dice - here is the complete list of options that will be available in the pledge manager: 21st Centauri Lancers, Avanti's Angels, Black Roses, Camacho's Caballeros, Clan Diamond Shark, Clan Ghost Bear, Clan Jade Falcon, Clan Nova... (Read More)

$5.5 MILLION AND 19,000 BACKERS!!!!

April 12th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 Another three milestones! BattleTech Mercenaries is now the 39th most funded Kickstarter of all time, across all categories! You all clearly... (Read More)

Map Update

April 12th - via:
Hey backers! We’ve seen some confusion regarding maps over-all, so we thought we’d spend an update clarifying matters. WHAT IS A “MAP”? To help define “map” for everyone, when we use that term, we are specifically referring to a single... (Read More)

New Add-Ons!

April 11th - via:
Some of you may have already noticed, but some new Add-Ons have appeared! $10 poster bundle (3 Mercenaries posters) $50 BattleTech Universe (Standard Edition) $50 Lostech Metal Dice (choice) $100 City BattleMat Bundle $100 Savannah BattleMat Bundle... (Read More)


April 8th - via:
ANGER OF THE DRAGON BATTLETECH LEGENDARY BATTLES GMG VS. CATALYST GAME LABS During the last 96 hours of the Kickstarter on April 17 and 18, Ash Barker from GMG (Guerrilla Miniatures Games) will take on the role of the Wolf’s Dragoons, facing off... (Read More)

Can't Stop, Won't Stop Answering FAQs!

April 7th - via:
In preparation for the AMA tomorrow (Saturday, 4/8, 2pm EST at, here's another round of questions and answers! Add-Ons Swag Add-Ons are no longer limited to 10 - you can add as many as you like! Urban Mech... (Read More)

Talon celebrates $5M with everyone!

April 7th - via:
Check out a new update video from Talon! The previous update has a LOT of this information for you as well! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 Y'all are CRUSHING this campaign... (Read More)


April 6th - via:
Thank you to everyone who rang in the $5 million milestone with us last night on livestream, and thank you ALL for helping us get there! We are in awe of this campaign. Because of you, BattleTech: Mercenaries is in the top 50 Kickstarter campaigns... (Read More)

BattleTech: Mercenaries expansion Kickstarter breaks US$5 million

April 6th - via:
Catalyst Game Labs launched the Kickstarter for BattleTech: Mercenaries on 23 March and, less than two weeks later, over 18,000 backers have already pledged more than US$5 million for its development. (Read More)


April 5th - via:
Hey all!  Just decided as a team to jump on stream to celebrate the halfway point (and maybe $5M???), answer questions, and talk about the whole experience!   Tune in on the page, right here, or chat with us on YouTube!... (Read More)

Special Release

April 3rd - via:
Hello MechWarriors! Excited to share this special release with you!  Catalyst contracted Rem Alternis Productions to create a Crescent Hawks training video, educating new recruits about the types of 'Mechs & Mercs they may face in the field.... (Read More)

Q&A part two!

April 2nd - via:
Hello everyone!   Less than $160,000 to $5 Million!  Wow, everyone!!! Thank you all so much for being part of such a massive event!  Keep an eye out - one of our next updates will be a special content release for you! Here are some more questions... (Read More)


March 31st - via:
Good news, everyone! I've got more for you today! We've added the following Add-Ons: Premium Mech Sheets Legends II book Legends II book Limited Edition Legendary MechWarriors I Legendary MechWarriors II Legendary MechWarriors III We also updated the... (Read More)

New FAQs incoming - here's the collection

March 29th - via:
Hi all, Big shoutout to James B. Hill Jr. for collecting these and organizing them.   Here are the Q&As I have so far from James and from the Messages: 1: What miniatures are included in the Mercenary box?   Chameleon, Starslayer, Caesar,... (Read More)

A Gift For You

March 27th - via:
Hello MechWarriors, To show our gratitude and love for you all, we decided to add alittle extra something for you for surpassing $4.5 million! You'll be receiving the audio files for "A Splinter of Hope" audiobook novella.  The fiction and audio... (Read More)

Sponsored: Catalyst Game Labs Launches Rewarding 'BattleTech: Mercenaries' Kickstarter Campaign, Expanding the Game & Miniatures Line

March 27th - via:
When talking about miniatures wargaming, BattleTech is easily one of the first titles mentioned. Approaching its 40th anniversary in 2024, it’s one of the longest continuously-published games in existence, with a massive, ever-growing fanbase, hundreds of miniatures, dozens of maps, accessories, novels, and even alternate game versions and mechanics. (Read More)

UPDATE! Map Packs and New Graphics~

March 25th - via:
Hey all! For those who haven't checked the main page today but still have questions about what mechs are in the force packs, that information is now in graphics on the main page!  Also updated is the list of unlocked faction swag! (How on earth I... (Read More)

First 48 Hours Complete

March 25th - via:
Hey everyone!  Happy Saturday! As we close in on the last few minutes of the first 48 hours, we're just so happy to celebrate such an amazing two days with you all.  BattleTech is near and dear to us all! If you haven't checked the page in awhile,... (Read More)

$4 Million!!!

March 24th - via:
 This community still astonishes me every step of the way. As promised, here are the details for the $4 Million stretch goal: We are about to post the updated reward graphics that include all stretch goals and savings. $5 million is coming with... (Read More)

Playing Catch-Up

March 24th - via:
Hey all! Rem again.  I'm taking today off from AdeptiCon and GaryCon to dive into comments, messages, etc. AND to address some  of your requests. I'm working with our graphic designer to update the Rewards levels to include ALL stretch goals that... (Read More)

Next Goals Decided!

March 24th - via:
Hi everyone! Ava, Thor and Chris did an amazing job today and are taking a well-deserved rest.  I'm here with one final update for the evening (Chicago's evening, anyway). I'm Rem Alternis and I'm the new Community and Marketing Director for... (Read More)


March 23rd - via:
Hey folks!  Hopefully this is happier news.  I've heard back from the decision-makers and the $3million Stretch Goal is here!  When we reach $3 million raised, everyone Veteran and above will receive a free salvage box, and everyone Battalion and... (Read More)

BattleTech: Aces Playtest Materials

March 23rd - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)


March 23rd - via:
You've all blasted through the goals we've set much faster than we could have dreamed. So here's the next for you to smash through.  The $2.5million stretch goal will see all backers receive the free digital novel No Greater Honor edited by John... (Read More)

UPDATE: Battlefield Support Packs

March 23rd - via:
Clarification for everyone!  Apologies for the confusion regarding Battlefield Support Packs and whether or not they can be chosen as part of your pledge tiers as a "Forcepack: Mercenaries".  There was confusion and miscommunication behind the... (Read More)


March 23rd - via:
Thanks so much to all of you out there backing this! I've finally got the listing of what the Force Packs contain! <<<INNER SPHERE RECON Lance Pack>>> REINFORCEMENTS! Information can be more valuable than an entire detachment of... (Read More)

UPDATE: $2 million and beyond!

March 23rd - via:
$2 MILLION: EVISCERATED Catalyst will expand the Battletech Graphic Novel from one issue to a four-volume set! Regiment backers and above will receive a free pdf of Issue #2. Regiment backers and above receive a free MapPack: City as part of their... (Read More)

Digital Content! Backers only!

March 23rd - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)


March 23rd - via:
FUNDED IN UNDER A MINUTE! WOW! What an overwhelming start to the campaign! Thank you all for your support of this game we all love.  Check out Talon’s update video, or skip below for the write-up of the news!   You'll need an HTML5 capable... (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: 'Battletech: Mercenaries'

March 23rd - via:
Some of the highlights of the Mercenaries release are more than 50 new or revamped designs, the reintroduction of vehicles, and bringing some of the gazillion mercenary outfits to the forefront. Mercenary groups are often fan favorites, making this Kickstarter campaign even more exciting for longtime and newer fans alike. (Read More)

Adepticon 2023 News: Catalyst Launches 'BattleTech: Mercenaries' Kickstarter

March 23rd - via:
Catalyst Game Labs launched the BattleTech: Mercenaries Kickstarter on March 23, 2023. The BattleTech: Mercenaries Kickstarter campaign was announced back in January 2023, and launched via a special livestream at Adepticon 2023. (Read More)

BattleTech: Mercenaries expansion will allow for bigger, faster fights

March 23rd - via:
BattleTech began as an elaborate miniatures wargame in 1984, created by Jordan Weisman and L. Ross Babcock. Only later did it morph into a tabletop role-playing game, a long and beloved series of video games, and a destination pre-VR arcade experience. (Read More)

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