From the back of the book:
"Strap yourself into the ultimate suit of armor: the BattleMech. Thirty feet tall and weighing up to a hundred tons, this humanoid engine of destruction is a walking arsenal with enough firepower to level a city block. The Classic BattleTech game system takes you into the world of the 31st Century, where war has become a way of life. You are a MechWarrior. You are in command of the most powerful machine on the battlefield, and hold the fate of empires in your hand!
The Classic BattleTech Introductory Box Set thrusts you onto the battlefields of the 31st century. This box contains everything needed to play:
* 24 unpainted, instantly ready-to-play plastic BattleMech miniatures
* One 12-page full-color quick-start rulebook will have you into the action in minutes
* One 32-page book of pre-generated BattleMech Record Sheets
* One 80-page full-color rulebook
* Inner Sphere at a Glance, a 48-page full-color book containing universe background and BattleMech technical data
* One 16-page full-color Painting and Tactics Guide
* Two heavy-duty cards of compiled tables
* Two 22" x 27" full-color mapsheets, with two different maps printed on either side
* Two six-sided dice
* One full-color, poster-sized map of the Inner Sphere circa 3067"