Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives Vol 3


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Before there was even a Star League, the technologies taken for granted in the thirty-first century went through their awkward paces in a universe newly opened to humankind. In an age when the BattleMech was nearly unknown, when the DropShip was a new concept, and when tanks and fighters dominated the battle zones, the technology of the day was primitive by modern standards…and each new design with an experiment unto itself.

Experimental Tech Readout: Primitives, Volume 3 samples more of the early technology designs that dominated the universe of BattleTech during the pre-Star League Age of War period. Each design featured in this book demonstrates the primitive technology level of the first generation of BattleMechs, the last generation of Combat Vehicles (before the ’Mech supplanted them), and the low-tech aerospace units that flew above them. Although many were ultimately upgraded to “modern standards” and shown in Technical Readout: 3075, the units featured here reflect these designs as they were when first introduced to the universe they fought for. Statistics and Record Sheets are included for 14 Primitive BattleMechs, vehicles, aerospace units presented in this book, ready for play in advanced BattleTech games.

Name Tons BV PV TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Firebee FRB-1E (WAM-B) 35 514 XTRPrimitives III XTRPrimitives III Era Specific 2483
Eisenfaust EFT-2 45 715 XTRPrimitives III XTRPrimitives III Era Specific 2471
Dervish DV-1S 55 864 XTRPrimitives III XTRPrimitives III Era Specific 2520
Bellerophon BEL-1X 60 957 XTRPrimitives III XTRPrimitives III Era Specific 2442
Thunderbolt TDR-1C 65 1,237 XTRPrimitives III XTRPrimitives III Era Specific 2491
Longbow LGB-0C 85 1,295 XTRPrimitives III XTRPrimitives III Era Specific 2480
Name Tons BV PV TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Alacorn Heavy Tank Mk. I 95 1,080 XTRPrimitives III XTRPrimitives III Experimental 2561
Alacorn Heavy Tank Mk. II 95 1,017 XTRPrimitives III XTRPrimitives III Experimental 2561
Name Tons BV PV TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Czar DropShip (Standard) 6,400 XTRPrimitives III XTRPrimitives III Era Specific 2462
Name Tons BV PV TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Liberty JumpShip (Standard) 203,000 XTRPrimitives III XTRPrimitives III Era Specific 2461