Experimental Technical Readout: Succession Wars I

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After the fall of the first Star League and the exodus of the SLDF, the five Great Houses of the Inner Sphere unleashed their armies against one another with a vengeance, each claiming to be the rightful heirs to the Cameron legacy and the First Lordship of the Inner Sphere. Their scorched earth tactics left entire worlds barren, and destroyed many of the precious technologies taken for granted during the golden days of the Star League's peak. As the years stretched into centuries, their great navies evaporated, and even their mighty BattleMech armies shrank and regressed as their advanced weapons and equipment failed and were forgotten.


Yet even as the Inner Sphere slid toward scavenger tech, the various powers of the Inner Sphere struggled to hone their edge with whatever remained, hoping to turn the tide of the endless Succession Wars with some new innovation their enemies might not have considered.

Experimental Technical Readout: Succession Wars, Volume 1 samples some of the desperate technological experiments that the war-ravaged powers of the Inner Sphere tinkered with during the post-Star League Succession Wars period. Each design featured in this book demonstrates the combination of regressing post-Star League technology levels on the BattleMechs, combat vehicles, and aerospace units that followed. Statistics and Record Sheets are included for 14 BattleMechs, vehicles, aerospace units presented in this book, ready for play in advanced BattleTech games.

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Name Tons BV PV Role TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Flea FLE-14 15 270 14 Scout XTR:SW XTR:SW Experimental 2519
Super-Wasp WSP-2A-X 25 635 24 Striker XTR:SW XTR:SW Experimental 3020
Super-Griffin GRF-2N-X 60 1,310 34 Missile Boat XTR:SW XTR:SW Experimental 3020
Cataphract CTF-0X 70 1,258 38 Sniper XTR:SW XTR:SW Experimental 3025
Marauder MAD-4X 75 1,453 33 Brawler XTR:SW XTR:SW Experimental 3039
Zeus ZEU-6Y 80 1,323 34 Sniper XTR:SW XTR:SW Experimental 2922
Name Tons BV PV Role TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
J. Edgar Light Hover Tank (Cell) 25 398 20 Scout XTR:SW XTR:SW Experimental 2998
Kestrel VTOL (Scout) 25 175 16 Scout XTR:SW XTR:SW Experimental 3030
Condor Heavy Hover Tank (Fission) 50 721 33 Striker XTR:SW XTR:SW Experimental 3014
Şoarece Superheavy MBT 175 2,285 66 Juggernaut XTR:SW XTR:SW Experimental 2881
Name Tons BV PV Role TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Starfire SF-1X 55 30 Fast Dogfighter XTR:SW XTR:SW Experimental 3028
Name Tons BV PV Role TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Kiso K-3N-KRHQ CommandMech 100 940 15 Juggernaut XTR:SW XTR:SW Standard 2823
Name Tons BV PV Role TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Buffalo BFFL Drone Bomb 100 270 25 None XTR:SW XTR:SW Experimental Unknown
Tsuru VIP Aircraft 100 17 None XTR:SW XTR:SW Experimental 3021