Total Warfare


Go To Units THE FUTURE OF WARFARE!

It is the 31st century, a time of endless wars that rage across human-occupied space. As star empires clash, these epic wars are won and lost by BattleMechs, 30-foot-tall humanoid metal titans bristling with lasers, autocannons and dozens of other lethal weapons; enough firepower to level entire city blocks. Your elite force of MechWarriors drives these juggernauts into battle, proudly holding your faction's flag high, intent on expanding the power and glory of your realm. At their beck and call are the support units of armored vehicles, power armored infantry, aerospace fighters and more, wielded by a MechWarrior's skillful command to aid him in ultimate victory. Will they become legends, or forgotten casualties? Only your skill and luck will determine their fate!

The product of more than twenty years of gaming experience, Total Warfare presents the rules of the BattleTech game system as never before. For the first time, all the rules for various units that have a direct impact on the deadly battlefields of the thirty-first century appear in a unified rules set: from BattleMechs to ProtoMechs, Combat Vehicles to Support Vehicles, infantry to aerospace fighters and DropShips. Interwoven and meticulously updated, Total Warfare provides the most detailed and comprehensive rules set published to date for BattleTech--the perfect companion for standard tournament play.

Total Warfare is the single-source rulebook for people who play BattleTech. It is not intended to teach new players the game, but rather to serve as a reference work for people who know the game, while introducing more technologies and expansive rules than appear in the basic box set. The introductory game in the BattleTech line is the BattleTech Game of Armored Combat Box. New players should pick up that product before diving into this one. Construction rules for the various units presented in Total Warfare can be found in BattleTech TechManual.

Vintage Cover: This reprint now display a vintage cover celebrating 35 years of Heavy Metal Mayhem. This is the sixth corrected printing



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Name Tons BV PV Role TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Foot Level I (Flamer) (x2) 2 4 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2933
Foot Level I (Laser) (x2) 2 7 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2933
Foot Level I (LRM) (x2) 2 7 Ambusher TW TW Standard 3057
Foot Level I (MG) (x2) 2 4 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2933
Foot Level I (Rifle) (x2) 2 5 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2933
Foot Level I (SRM) (x2) 2 7 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2933
Clan Foot Point (Flamer) 3 67 6 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2815
Clan Foot Point (Laser) 3 61 10 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2815
Clan Foot Point (LRM) 3 71 10 Ambusher TW TW Standard 3064
Clan Foot Point (MG) 3 76 6 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2815
Clan Foot Point (Rifle) 3 72 6 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2815
Clan Foot Point (SRM) 3 77 10 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2815
Foot Platoon (Flamer) 3 77 4 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 2025
Foot Platoon (Laser) 3 69 7 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 2405
Foot Platoon (LRM) 3 57 7 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3057
Foot Platoon (MG) 3 83 4 Ambusher TW TW Introductory PS
Foot Platoon (Rifle) 3 81 4 Ambusher TW TW Introductory PS
Foot Platoon (SRM) 3 73 7 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 2370
Foot Platoon, Marian (x4) (Ballistic) 3 3 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3010
Foot Platoon, Marian (x4) (Flamer) 3 3 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3010
Foot Platoon, Marian (x4) (Laser) 3 4 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3010
Foot Platoon, Marian (x4) (MG) 3 3 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3010
Foot Platoon, Marian (x4) (SRM) 3 5 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3010
Clan Jump Point (Flamer) 4 42 6 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2815
Clan Jump Point (Laser) 4 63 14 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2815
Clan Jump Point (LRM) 4 49 10 Ambusher TW TW Standard 3064
Clan Jump Point (MG) 4 70 6 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2815
Clan Jump Point (Rifle) 4 75 9 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2815
Clan Jump Point (SRM) 4 71 10 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2815
Jump Platoon (Flamer) 4 75 5 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 2025
Jump Platoon (Laser) 4 66 11 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 2405
Jump Platoon (LRM) 4 49 8 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3057
Jump Platoon (MG) 4 72 4 Ambusher TW TW Introductory ES
Jump Platoon (Rifle) 4 79 7 Ambusher TW TW Introductory ES
Jump Platoon (SRM) 4 63 8 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 2370
Jump Platoon, Marian (x2) (Ballistic) 4 5 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3010
Jump Platoon, Marian (x2) (Flamer) 4 4 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3010
Jump Platoon, Marian (x2) (Laser) 4 8 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3010
Jump Platoon, Marian (x2) (LRM) 4 7 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3057
Jump Platoon, Marian (x2) (MG) 4 3 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3010
Jump Platoon, Marian (x2) (SRM) 4 7 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3010
Motorized Level I (Ballistic) (x2) 4 8 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2933
Motorized Level I (Flamer) (x2) 4 5 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2933
Motorized Level I (Laser) (x2) 4 13 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2933
Motorized Level I (LRM) (x2) 4 9 Ambusher TW TW Standard 3057
Motorized Level I (MG) (x2) 4 5 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2933
Motorized Level I (SRM) (x2) 4 9 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2933
Motorized Platoon, Marian (x4) (Ballistic) 5 5 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3010
Motorized Platoon, Marian (x4) (Flamer) 5 3 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3010
Motorized Platoon, Marian (x4) (Laser) 5 7 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3010
Motorized Platoon, Marian (x4) (LRM) 5 6 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3057
Motorized Platoon, Marian (x4) (MG) 5 3 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3010
Motorized Platoon, Marian (x4) (SRM) 5 6 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3010
Clan Motorized Point (Flamer) 6 83 6 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2815
Clan Motorized Point (Laser) 6 75 15 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2815
Clan Motorized Point (LRM) 6 89 10 Ambusher TW TW Standard 3064
Clan Motorized Point (MG) 6 95 6 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2815
Clan Motorized Point (Rifle) 6 91 10 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2815
Clan Motorized Point (SRM) 6 97 10 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2815
Jump Level I (Ballistic) 6 11 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2933
Jump Level I (Flamer) 6 7 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2933
Jump Level I (Laser) 6 16 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2933
Jump Level I (LRM) 6 11 Ambusher TW TW Standard 3057
Jump Level I (MG) 6 7 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2933
Jump Level I (SRM) 6 11 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2933
Motorized Platoon (Flamer) 6 96 4 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 2025
Motorized Platoon (Laser) 6 84 10 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 2405
Motorized Platoon (LRM) 6 71 7 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3057
Motorized Platoon (MG) 6 105 4 Ambusher TW TW Introductory PS
Motorized Platoon (Rifle) 6 101 8 None TW TW Introductory PS
Motorized Platoon (Rifle) 6 8 Ambusher TW TW Introductory PS
Motorized Platoon (SRM) 6 92 7 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 2370
Clan Mechanized Hover Point (Flamer) 20 58 7 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2815
Clan Mechanized Hover Point (Laser) 20 54 12 Striker TW TW Standard 2815
Clan Mechanized Hover Point (LRM) 20 45 11 Ambusher TW TW Standard 3064
Clan Mechanized Hover Point (MG) 20 64 7 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2815
Clan Mechanized Hover Point (Rifle) 20 62 7 Scout TW TW Standard 2815
Clan Mechanized Hover Point (SRM) 20 49 11 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2815
Hover Platoon, Marian (Ballistic) 20 4 Scout TW TW Introductory 3010
Hover Platoon, Marian (Flamer) 20 4 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3010
Hover Platoon, Marian (Laser) 20 6 Striker TW TW Introductory 3010
Hover Platoon, Marian (LRM) 20 6 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3057
Hover Platoon, Marian (MG) 20 3 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3010
Hover Platoon, Marian (SRM) 20 6 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3010
Mechanized Hover Level I (Ballistic) 20 7 Scout TW TW Standard 2933
Mechanized Hover Level I (Flamer) 20 7 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2933
Mechanized Hover Level I (Laser) 20 12 Striker TW TW Standard 2933
Mechanized Hover Level I (LRM) 20 11 Ambusher TW TW Standard 3057
Mechanized Hover Level I (MG) 20 7 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2933
Mechanized Hover Level I (SRM) 20 11 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2933
Mechanized Hover Platoon (Flamer) 20 58 6 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2025
Mechanized Hover Platoon (Laser) 20 54 10 Striker TW TW Standard 2405
Mechanized Hover Platoon (LRM) 20 36 9 Ambusher TW TW Standard 3057
Mechanized Hover Platoon (MG) 20 64 5 Ambusher TW TW Standard PS
Mechanized Hover Platoon (Rifle) 20 62 5 Scout TW TW Standard PS
Mechanized Hover Platoon (SRM) 20 53 9 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2370
Tracked Platoon, Marian (Ballistic) 20 3 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3010
Tracked Platoon, Marian (Flamer) 20 4 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3010
Tracked Platoon, Marian (Laser) 20 4 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3010
Tracked Platoon, Marian (LRM) 20 6 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3057
Tracked Platoon, Marian (MG) 20 3 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3010
Tracked Platoon, Marian (SRM) 20 3 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3010
Wheeled Platoon, Marian (Ballistic) 20 3 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3010
Wheeled Platoon, Marian (Flamer) 20 4 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3010
Wheeled Platoon, Marian (Laser) 20 5 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3010
Wheeled Platoon, Marian (LRM) 20 6 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3057
Wheeled Platoon, Marian (MG) 20 3 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3010
Wheeled Platoon, Marian (SRM) 20 6 Ambusher TW TW Introductory 3010
Clan Mechanized Wheeled Point (Flamer) 24 65 7 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2815
Clan Mechanized Wheeled Point (Laser) 24 61 11 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2815
Clan Mechanized Wheeled Point (LRM) 24 41 10 Ambusher TW TW Standard 3064
Clan Mechanized Wheeled Point (MG) 24 72 6 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2815
Clan Mechanized Wheeled Point (Rifle) 24 69 7 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2815
Clan Mechanized Wheeled Point (SRM) 24 59 10 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2815
Mechanized Tracked Level I (Flamer) 24 7 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2933
Mechanized Tracked Level I (Laser) 24 10 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2933
Mechanized Tracked Level I (LRM) 24 10 Ambusher TW TW Standard 3057
Mechanized Tracked Level I (MG) 24 6 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2933
Mechanized Tracked Level I (Rifle) 24 6 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2933
Mechanized Tracked Level I (SRM) 24 10 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2933
Mechanized Wheeled Level I (Flamer) 24 7 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2933
Mechanized Wheeled Level I (Laser) 24 11 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2933
Mechanized Wheeled Level I (LRM) 24 10 Ambusher TW TW Standard 3057
Mechanized Wheeled Level I (MG) 24 6 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2933
Mechanized Wheeled Level I (Rifle) 24 7 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2933
Mechanized Wheeled Level I (SRM) 24 10 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2933
Mechanized Wheeled Platoon (Flamer) 24 63 5 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2025
Mechanized Wheeled Platoon (Laser) 24 58 9 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2405
Mechanized Wheeled Platoon (LRM) 24 44 8 Ambusher TW TW Standard 3057
Mechanized Wheeled Platoon (MG) 24 69 5 Ambusher TW TW Standard PS
Mechanized Wheeled Platoon (Rifle) 24 67 5 Ambusher TW TW Standard PS
Mechanized Wheeled Platoon (SRM) 24 59 8 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2370
Clan Mechanized Tracked Point (Flamer) 28 62 7 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2815
Clan Mechanized Tracked Point (Laser) 28 58 10 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2815
Clan Mechanized Tracked Point (LRM) 28 52 10 Ambusher TW TW Standard 3064
Clan Mechanized Tracked Point (MG) 28 68 6 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2815
Clan Mechanized Tracked Point (Rifle) 28 66 6 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2815
Clan Mechanized Tracked Point (SRM) 28 69 10 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2815
Mechanized Tracked Platoon (Flamer) 28 71 5 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2025
Mechanized Tracked Platoon (Laser) 28 65 8 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2405
Mechanized Tracked Platoon (LRM) 28 52 8 Ambusher TW TW Standard 3057
Mechanized Tracked Platoon (MG) 28 76 5 Ambusher TW TW Standard PS
Mechanized Tracked Platoon (Rifle) 28 74 5 Ambusher TW TW Standard PS
Mechanized Tracked Platoon (SRM) 28 66 8 Ambusher TW TW Standard 2370