Battletech Blues

I purchased the Battletech 25th Anniversary Introduction Box Set game through Amazon as soon as it was available. I have many a fond memory playing this game as a kid and wanted to relive the experience with my little geeks.

I was very disappointed to find that two miniatures were broken beyond repair when I opened the box. Nothing more upsetting that seeing something broken before you even had a chance to interact with it. Luckily, Catalyst (the publishers of Battletech) have stepped up and said they would replace any broken pieces. This is awesome and what I would expect any quality game company to do.

But, on the whole, I am not really all that happy with what I purchased. The maps that came with the product are not terribly high quality, either. I might be asking a lot from a game, but if I spend over $40, I expect, at the least, average quality to be presented throughout. On a number of points, Catalyst appears to have dropped the ball regarding their quality control.

A shame but hardly the end of the world. Still, a good reminder that what you pay for is not always what you get…sadly.

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Editor in Chief, Owner/Operator, Board Game Fanatic, Father of Three, and Nice Guy, Cyrus has always enjoyed board, card, miniature, role playing, and video games, but didn't get back into the hobby seriously until early 2000. Once he did, however, he was hooked. He now plays board games with anyone and everyone he can, but enjoys playing with his children the most. Video games continue to be of real interest, but not as much as dice and little miniatures. As he carefully navigates the ins and outs of parenting, he does his very best to bestow what wisdom he has and help nurture his children's young minds. It is his hope and ambition to raise three strong, honorable men who will one day go on to do great things and buy their Mom and Dad a lobster dinner. Cyrus goes by the handle fathergeek on Board Game Geek. You can also check him out on Yes, he has a URL that is his name. His ego knows no bounds, apparently....

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