In 1985, a now-defunct publisher created a skirmish game of giant mechs called Battletech: A Game of Armored Combat. I’m guessing at the time, they had no idea it would survive another 35+ years in a variety of different editions. Today, the current publisher of Battletech is Catalyst Games. A few years ago they helped celebrate the anniversary of Battletech with a new slate of releases. The one that intrigued me the most—having never played the game—was the Battletech: Beginner Box. The thought of giant mechs shooting and destroying each other bit by bit definitely piqued my interest, so I picked up a copy of this entry-level game. Does it really deliver on the Battletech experience in a package designed for newbies? Let’s find out!