News Entries

Combat Manual Custom Units

Friday, August 27, 2021

Custom units found in CM: Mercs and CM: Kurita have at long last been added

Shrapnel #5

Friday, June 25, 2021

Units associated with Shrapnel #5 are now on the MUL.

This issue of Shrapnel is also the first source to feature a unit first produced in the ilClan era. We've made the era live as a result, but will not be populating it with pre-ilClan units until more information regarding the era becomes available.

Recognition Guide: ilClan Vol. 18

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Wave 3 concludes with the induction of volume 18 into the MUL

Recognition Guide: ilClan Vol. 17

Sunday, June 13, 2021

RecGuide 17 with all of its Crusader goodness is now live

Images are back up!

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Please let us know if you see any further issues.

Image Display Issues

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Images are currently not displaying.

We are working on a fix.

Recognition Guide: ilClan Vol. 16

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Volume 16 locked and loaded

New Faction Added: Star League in Exile

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

For the opening of our final push to complete early Clan availabilities, we have added a new faction: Star League in Exile. This represents what the SLDF took with them on Operation EXODUS. It is also meant to cover equipment used by the Pentagon Powers through the end of Operation KLONDIKE in 2822.

After 2822, all units on the SL in Exile list either are considered extinct in the homeworlds or are transferred to a Clan or Clans. In this context extinct is defined as wiped out in the fighting during KLONDIKE, decommissioned, or placed in Brian Caches wholesale.

Note that this update does not include Early Succession Wars data for Jumpships, Dropships, or Warships. We still have a not insignificant amount of research to do on that front.

Role Searching

Friday, May 14, 2021

It is now possible to search for several roles simultaneously under the Units tab. Expand the Basic Filters and Ctrl + Click to select multiple items.

Small General List Output Change

Thursday, May 13, 2021

When looking at a faction list from either the Factions or Eras tab, the accompanying General List for that faction will cut off at the date of that faction's demise (if one is defined). For example, Clan Steel Viper will not list any units from the Homeworld Clan General list in the Jihad era after 3075.

Recognition Guide: ilClan, Vol. 15

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

This Recognition Guide is now live. Enjoy!

Recognition Guide: ilClan Vol. 14

Friday, April 30, 2021

Peruse at your leisure

Superheavy Tripod BV

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Some now seven year-old errata correcting the BV of superheavy tripods was never entered. These monstrosities are now slightly cheaper to field. Try not to spend all the savings in one place.

Touring the Stars: Gulf Breeze

Friday, April 23, 2021

The space stations of Gulf Breeze have achieved stable orbit within the database

Recognition Guide: ilClan Vol. 13

Friday, April 16, 2021

Recognition Guide vol. 13 is now available.

Anchors Aweigh

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Naval Vessel has been removed from the “type” options in the unit search as there is no such type in the rules. All naval vessels are Combat, Support, or Advanced Support Vehicles and have been reclassified as such.

All water-born units have been given the subtype Naval (hull displacement and hydrofoils), Submarine, or Large Naval (for hull displacement or submarines over 300 tons).

XTRO: Caveat Emptor

Saturday, April 10, 2021

The incredibly dubious deals offered in Caveat Emptor are now available

Shrapnel #4

Monday, March 22, 2021

The SuburbanMechs from Shrapnel #4 are now live.

Technical Readout: Jihad

Friday, March 19, 2021

The 'Mechs found it TRO: Jihad have been associated with that book. There is no record sheet volume available at this time.

OTP: Hanseatic Crusade

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

To complement the addition of the Scorpion Empire, we have also added Operational Turning Points: Hanseatic Crusade

Scorpions and Escorpiones

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Two new factions have been added to the MUL.

The Escorpión Imperio is active between 3080 and 3140 (or the Jihad to Dark Age eras) and is a continuation of Clan Goliath Scorpion. The second faction, the Scorpion Empire, is a Dark Age-era evolution of the Imperio. Do note that due to the isolated nature of both factions, neither are currently a part of any General lists.

TR: Irregulars

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Technical Readout: Irregulars is now on the MUL.

New FWL Sub-Faction - Non-Aligned Worlds

Thursday, March 4, 2021

It may have avoided most people's notice, but we've made changes to how the Free Worlds League is listed in the Jihad through Dark Ages eras. The Free Worlds League tag represents the League prior to their breakup in 3079 and after the reunification in 3139. There were some inconsistencies in the way the tag was used.

We added a new sub-faction—Free Worlds League (Non-Aligned Worlds)—to represent a group that was previously unrepresented. Units that had been assigned to the general FWL faction were given availability to all seven sub-factions. Now one must simply look at one of the sub-factions and Inner Sphere General to get the entire spate of units used by them during these eras. [The faction links represent a search of both of these groups.] The pan-Free Worlds League faction was removed from both the Early and Late Republic Eras since all units had been unassigned from it.

How exactly things are handled after 3150 will be decided once the shape of the Inner Sphere becomes more clear.

Turning Points: War of 3039 Vega

Friday, February 19, 2021

Data and AS stats for the four units presented in Turning Points: War of 3039 Vega have been entered. They had previously avoided our notice

Handbook: House Kurita

Thursday, February 4, 2021

If you've been pining since 2015 for the surprisingly large number of units from HBHK, it's your lucky day. They have now been added.

Recognition Guide: ilClan Vol. 12

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

RecGuide 12 is now live for your viewing pleasure

Recognition Guide: ilClan, Volume 11

Monday, January 25, 2021

Recognition Guide: Volume 11 is now available on the MUL.

Clan Late Succession War Update

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Clan units first introduced during the Late Succession Wars eras (2901 to 3049) now have availabilities for those eras.

This update does not affect Clan units first introduced prior to 2901.

Recognition Guide: ilClan, Volume 10

Friday, January 1, 2021

Recognition Guide: Volume 10 is now available on the MUL.

Beware of Shrapnel

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Units featured in the Technical Readout articles of Shrapnel issues #2 and #3 have been added.

Recognition Guide: ilClan Vol. 9

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Another week, another Recognition Guide! Recognition Guide Volume 9 is now on the MUL.

Yet More Backlog

Monday, December 21, 2020

Operational Turning Points: Fronc Reaches is now live.

Clearing some backlog

Sunday, December 20, 2020

The units from House Arano, Spotlight On: Holt's Hilltoppers, Spotlight On: Unending Faith, and Touring the Stars: Tortuga Prime have now been added.

Technical Readout: Golden Century

Friday, December 18, 2020

Technical Readout: Golden Century is now up on the MUL.

Recognition Guide: ilClan Vol. 7-8, Battle of Tukayyid

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Recognition Guide: ilClan volumes 7 and 8, along with Battle of Tukayyid, have been added to the Master Unit List.

TRO: Clan Invasion & TROs 3145/3150

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

At long last, units in TRO Clan Invasion & RS: Clan invasion have been associated with those publications. In addition, the eight factional 3145 PDFs have been moved to TROs 3145/3150 and RS 3145u

Recognition Guide: ilClan Vol. 5-6

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Recognition Guide: ilClan volumes 5 and 6 have been added to the Master Unit List.

Recognition Guide: ilClan Vol. 2-4

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Recognition Guide: ilClan volumes 2, 3 and 4 have been added to the Master Unit List.

Recognition Guide: ilClan Vol. 1

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Recognition Guide: ilClan Vol. 1 has been added to the Master Unit List.

BV Modifiers

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Piloting and Gunnery BV modifiers have been updated to reflect the most recent errata

Change to Unit Search

Monday, March 12, 2018

Unit Search has had the "Only units with Battle Value" checkbox changed so it now defaults to unselected.  A default search for a unit will now show all results, regardless of whether it has a Battle Value listed or not.

New Alpha Strike Unit Cards

Monday, March 12, 2018

The MUL has made some updates to the Alpha Strike Unit Cards.  We now have separate unit cards for BattleMechs, Aerospace, Vehicles, ProtoMechs and Infantry!  No stats have changed, it's the card layout for which stats are shown, which criticals are listed, etc. 

AS Force Builder printing again

Monday, April 18, 2016

The Alpha Strike Force Builder print PDF option is now working again.  Thanks Skyhigh!

Host move and AS Builder

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Several weeks ago now, the Master Unit List moved to a new web host, along with several other BattleTech related websites.  The new web host does not have all the functionality of the old one, and our developer is working on making the changes necessary to return all the functionality.  For the MUL, the remaining known issue is the Alpha Strike Force Builder not being able to provide the PDF when the print option is selected.  

As some of the other sites have more problems, they are curently the priority and it may be awhile before the Force Builder print option is working again.  Sorry for the inconvience. The best workaround I know of at this time is to copy and paste the individual AS cards in to Word or another software and print them from there.

Battle Armor Squad Sizes

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Battle Armor units now have three Alpha Strike cards.  The first is for 4 suits (standard Inner Sphere Battle Armor squads).  The second is for 5 suits (standard Clan Battle Armor squads), and the last is for 6 suits (standard Comstar/Word of Blake Battle Armor squads).

Eventually we plan on adding BVs for each squad size.

Custom Unit Alpha Strike Card

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

It's been hiding there for a while, but there's now a link under Tools to an Alpha Strike card generator for custom units.  You supply the Alpha Strike stats, it will build a card for you.  Thanks Skyhigh!


TOR and PV

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

We hadn't included a PV (Alpha Strike Point Value) cost for the TOR (Torpedo) special ability.  Unlike other special abilities, it is not included in base damage.  All units with TOR have had their PV updated.

Force List

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Skyhigh added a new feature a while ago, I just wanted to point it out to everyone.   Next to Units (in search, or on the Unit's page) is a +Force button.  Clicking this button will give you a note about the unit being added to your force.  You can do this multiple times, with the same unit or other units.

Then when you go to the Force page (from the top menu), you will see a list of all the units you have added to this Force.  You can remove units if you'd like, or clear the entire Force.   

Finally there's a Print icon in the upper right.  From here you can choose to print a unit list (basically like you see on the page) or Alpha Strike cards (or both).  This actually creates a PDF that you can then either save or print.

Minimal Damage Error..fixed

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Alpha Strike unit cards now show the 0* for those units that use the minimal damage rule found in the Alpha Strike Companion (and errata to the Alpha Strike rulebook).

Minimal Damage Error

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The database was not set up to allow non-numeral damages in the Short, Medium or Long range damage values.  So when the import tried to place 0* in those fields, it just put a 0.

We're working on correcting this, but the change affects a lot of things so it may be a while.

Alpha Strike update

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Master Unit List was updated today with new Alpha Strike cards using the new Point Values (PV), Minimal Damage rule (0*), special abilities (REAR, FUEL, etc) from the Alpha Strike Companion.  If the unit has a card, as of today, it has been updated.

Battle Armor is currently showing 4-man squads for Alpha Strike cards.  We've got a new system in place to allow each Battle Armor to have a separate card for 4, 5 and 6 man squads, but we're still working on how to get the data in the database.  For now, it's showing 4-man squads only.


Search for BattleForce/Alpha Strike Special Abilties

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The ability to search for BattleForce and Alpha Strike special abilities is back!  You'll find it under the Basic Filter in the Unit Search.  Enter separate special abilities with a space between, and the search will find units that have all special abilities you listed.

For example, ENE C3S will show you all units that have both ENE and C3S.

3145 Update

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Technical Readout 3145, the PDF series, has had its units added to the Master Unit List database.  Battle Value and faction availabilities are listed now.  Art and Alpha Strike Stats will come later.

Server Maintenance this weekend.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

My host is moving servers around and my server's IP will be changing.  You may not be able to load the following websites until DNS changes have completely propogated.

XTRO Boondoggles

Monday, January 14, 2013

XTRO Boondoggles Units are now available with BV and availability. Have fun with the strangest XTRO of all time.

Wars of Reaving and Bounty Hunter Dossier

Sunday, December 16, 2012

The units from Wars of Reaving (Supplemental) and the Bounty Hunter Dossier as well as their Battle Values have been added to the Master Unit List.

Interstellar Expeditions: Interstellar Players 3

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Units from Interstellar Expeditions: Interstellar Players 3 have been added to the Master Unit List along with their availabilities during the Jihad and Republic eras.

XTRO: Succession Wars I

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Units from Experimental Technical Readout: Succession Wars Vol. 1 have been added to the Master Unit List along with their availabilities during the Jihad and Republic eras.

Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Units from Record Sheets: 3067 Unabridged have been added to the Master Unit List along with their availabilities during the Jihad and Republic eras.

Battlecorps Technical Readouts

Monday, November 19, 2012

Added links in Notes to the BattleCorps webpage that is the Technical Readout entry for units that were "TR'd" there.  We've also marked which units had full Technical Readout entries there (the Featured tag), as opposed to which were just mentioned as variants.  These are all marked as BattleCorps for their TR source.

The ones we've done so far are all available without a BattleCorps subscription, anyone can go the link and read the entries.  These are all additional, new at the time, Project Phoenix variants.  The Record Sheets have generally been done in RS 3085 Unabridged - Project Phoenix, but their Technical Readout writeup is still only found on BattleCorps.

There were later entries done for new RS 3060 Uanbridged units.  These have not been marked/linked in the MUL yet.

Experimental Technical Readout: Phantoms

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Units from Experimental Technical Readout: Phantoms and Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives Vol 3 have been added to the Master Unit List.

Units using another Record Sheet

Monday, September 24, 2012

There is now a Notes field on Units that will tell you where to find the correct record sheet if the unit uses another unit's record sheet.  Example, VTR-9D is just another name for the VTR-9K.   The VTR-9D unit page now has a note saying to use the VTR-9K record sheet.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The MUL Team welcomes questions, comments, and suggestions in the official feedback thread.


Welcome to the BattleTech Master Unit List. Since even before  Total Warfare was first published, it has been our goal to provide BattleTech fans with a comprehensive list of game units and their corresponding Battle Value.

This product is the first Battle Value list for units using the Total Warfare and BattleMech Manual rules set. It offers over 7,000 variants for well over 900 individual combat vehicles.

We have also provided faction availability for most eras ranging from the foundation of the Star League up until the end of the Dark Age.

Regular updates to the Master Unit List will provide new units and information from upcoming product releases. Also planned for the future are the completion of Early Succession War faction availability and a corresponding expansion of early Homeworld Clan faction lists. This release covers known information meant to compliment published products; as such, it will not cover the Homeworld Clans after 3085, nor any remnants of otherwise "off-screen" factions such as Word of Blake or Wolverine survivors.

—The Master Unit List team