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Icons of War

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Icons of War
Product information
Type Novella
Author Craig A. Reed
Pages 200
Cover artwork Marco Pennacchietti
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
First published 25 September 2020
ISBN-10 1947335332
ISBN-13 978-1947335332
Content Drama
Special Ops
Naval Space Warfare
Era Jihad era
Timeline 8 April 3071 – 11 June 3077
(epilogue, 19 July 3147)

The novella Icons of War by Craig A. Reed is a story of the Clans during the Wars of Reaving.

From the Back CoverEdit


After the Word of Blake exacts an incalculable toll on Clan Wolf, Elemental warrior Garmen Kerensky is tasked by Wolf Khan Vlad Ward to undertake an audacious, top-secret mission in the Clan Homeworlds. While other covert teams help the Wolves evacuate Clan Space, Garmen’s command will steal the most prized relic of Clan history: the body of the Great Father, Commanding General Aleksandr Kerensky, Garmen’s ancestor. But the father of the Clans' founder is entombed aboard the McKenna's Pride, a Star League-era WarShip in permanent geosynchronous orbit above the Clans' capital city, a staunchly guarded vessel that will take ingenuity, a warrior's spirit, and more than a little luck to reach.

Stealing his ancestor's remains is a tall order under normal circumstances, but the Homeworld Clans are on the verge of open warfare with each other, and this mission threatens to blow Clan society apart entirely. As the elite warrior guards of the Ebon Keshik hunt Garmen, he and his hardened team must navigate the intrigue of the shadowy Dark Caste to have any hope of reaching the Pride alive. But no plan ever survives enemy contact, and Garmen must overcome the forces arrayed against him or risk forever losing the Great Father's body to the chaos and destruction of the Clans' internal warfare.

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The cover (which appears to show the McKenna's Pride in their escape from Strana Mechty) depicts the visual design of the original McKenna class, as of ca. 2750. Line Developer Ray Arrastia has stated that this depiction is in error, and that it should have the refurbished shape of the McKenna class as of ca. 3057.[1]


  1. In this posting on the BattleTech forum, replying to the observation "a 2750 McKenna as the shrine above Strana Mechty? I SO prefer the 3057 McKenna look" with "It was an oversight, should have been the 3057 style. To reconcile this it could be speculated that the image of the McKenna's Pride predates the novel's timeframe.