Aerotech – The Battletech Game of Fighter Combat (1st edition), boxed wargame
“Cold Death, Hot Death
Asa pilot, you get plenty of danger and excitement. You also get a choice between cold death or hot death. You can die in the icy void of space or in the flames of re-entry. If you’re good, you might even live to fight another day.
The Succession Wars are fought over land. But the battles don’t start on the ground, they END there. The first action is in space, usually about 160,000 kilometres from the target planet, as fighter pilots come screaming in at 1,000 kilometres per second in their Dropships.
The defending fighters are in the air too, weaving in and out, watching for shots at the Dropships or the attack fighters. As the battle moves closer to the planet, all craft will have to deal with gravity as well as their opponents. You’ve either got to fight against it or find a way to use it.
If the DropShip pilots live through the initial battle, they can drop their ‘Mechs from high-altitude atmosphere. For two long minutes, the DropShips are sitting ducks, giving you a chance to shoot the ‘Mechs on their way down. All surviving fighters dive into the atmosphere to strafe and bomb the battlefield.
MechWarriors take all the glory for conquering planets, but they should never forget who put them there and saved their tails with a strafing run or a bomb dropped at just the right moment.
- 100+ Full-colour, thick cardboard playing pieces representing Aerospace Fighters and DropShips (look to be mostly PRESENT, but PUNCHED)
- Full colour 22″x36″ playing map showing the planet, moon and gravity wells (VERY GOOD condition)
- 48 page rulebook containing rules on space combat, aerial combat, strafing and bombing, Land-Air ‘Mechs, and Aerospace Fighter design. (VERY GOOD)
- 2 dice (NOT PRESENT)”
The box is in VERY GOOD condition.