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Year Published
1987
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 5 players
Recommended with 4, 5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
240 minutes
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14 and up
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The Succession Wars
Alternate Names
MechWars: Kampf um die Innere Sphäre
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The Succession Wars is a grand strategic game set in the BattleTech universe. The game system is not overly complex, but does feature money (taxing and expenditures), technology levels, and leaders (characters from the BattleTech continuity, who have multiple uses).

Note that despite what the box copy below implies, all five Houses are always in play. Playing with fewer than five players requires at least some players to play multiple Houses.

Furthermore, there are in fact only two scenarios provided in the box, one for the Third (or possibly Fourth) Succession War, starting in 3025, and one for the First, starting in 2786.

From the back of the box:

For over 200 years, the five Successor States of the near-legendary Star League have warred among themselves for dominion over the whole Inner Sphere. There have been three Succession Wars to date, but no victor. The cost of war is high. The leaders of the Successor States must weigh each maneuver to see whether the gain in territory is worth the loss of 'Mechs. Only the most ruthless and brilliant leader will emerge as the next Star Lord.

The Succession Wars is a 2- to 5-player game, where each player assumes the role of a House leader. All the most famous and infamous regiments of the BattleTech universe are at your command - the elite Kurita Sword of Light, the Davion Guards, and the mercenary unit Wolf's Dragoons. The game allows players to fight any Succession War, including the fourth, toward which the Inner Sphere is now building. The game system is simple and fast allowing strategy - not the rules - to be the deciding factor.

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Artist: Dana Andrews, Charles Bernard, James Holloway, Jeff Laubenstein, Todd F. Marshmore»
Year: 1987
Product Code: 1612
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2 Redesigned Succession Wars Event Cards
Redesigned Event Cards for Succession Wars Card backs 6
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2013-08-19
5 Succesion Wars Map
Succession Wars Star Map part 1 - because the map was to big in one file to upload, I divided it into 5 parts.
English
2012-04-02
3 Blank Maps for scenarios
Useful if you want to make new scenarios or alternative setup.
English
2011-11-06
4 New banknotes for the Great Houses - SW Original
Banknotes redesigned.
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2011-11-03
7 Succession Wars map - Original game redesign - 3025 scenario
Redraw map of the game to make it more accurate. This file can be edited and printed in very big size !
English
2011-11-03
14 Succession Wars Players' Edition Revised Rules
Revised rules which clarify many items, make additions such as raiding and a scoring system, and revamp the Event Cards. These rules have undergone limited playtesting, but make the game much tighter.
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2011-10-03
15 The Succession Wars - Rules.pdf
Rules Scanned in PDF
2004-07-25
2 Succession Wars.zip
Cyberboard Gamebox for Succession Wars
2004-02-08
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