Experimental Technical Readout: Caveat Emptor


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After Gray Monday, the Republic has descended into a new Dark Age, ploughshares are being turned back into swords, and the jackals are feeding on the confusion. The desperate need for weapons of new militaries arising everywhere sees mundane machines strapped with outlandish weapons, flamboyant arena ’Mechs returning to the battlefield, and renowned manufacturers engaging in uncharacteristic experimental gambles. It is a seller’s market; anything goes and no price is too high. Caveat emptor—the dust will settle quicker on your new acquisition’s battlefield debut than on the transaction that got you there. You won’t have time for buyer’s remorse.

Experimental Technical Readout: Caveat Emptor samples production and prototype machines that have earnt infamy after Gray Monday as inefficient monstrosities sold to the highest bidder. Each unit featured in this book incorporates some of the new technologies that debuted in Tactical Operations (or quirks found in the BattleMech Manual)—now employed on battlefields of brush wars on former Republic worlds. Statistics and Record Sheets are included for 13 new advanced and experimental BattleMechs, ready for play in advanced BattleTech games.


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Name Tons BV PV Role TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Porcupine PRC-3N 20 511 17 Striker XTRCaveat XTRCaveat Experimental 3132
Wasp WSP-3X 20 521 15 Missile Boat XTRCaveat XTRCaveat Experimental 3088
Valkyrie VLK-QD5 30 690 21 Missile Boat XTRCaveat XTRCaveat Advanced 3101
Daedalus DAD-DX 45 1,606 40 Striker XTRCaveat XTRCaveat Experimental 3097
Phoenix Hawk PXH-99 45 1,444 26 Juggernaut XTRCaveat XTRCaveat Advanced 3134
Volkh VKH-68 45 1,679 45 Striker XTRCaveat XTRCaveat Advanced 3133
Aquagladius AQS-5 MAM 50 1,946 34 Skirmisher XTRCaveat XTRCaveat Experimental 3090
Scourge SCG-WX1 65 2,480 42 Skirmisher XTRCaveat XTRCaveat Advanced 3132
OmniMarauder MAD-BR-O 75 2,836 48 Sniper XTRCaveat XTRCaveat Advanced 3135
OmniMarauder MAD-BR-O <Base> 75 None XTRCaveat None -- 3135
OmniMarauder MAD-BR-OA 75 2,127 42 Juggernaut XTRCaveat XTRCaveat Advanced 3135
Name Tons BV PV Role TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Carbine CON-9M-D ConstructionMech Mod 30 257 Ambusher XTRCaveat XTRCaveat Advanced 3133
Crosscut IIC SolahmaMech 30 571 Striker XTRCaveat XTRCaveat Advanced 3133
Gauss-Buster MillitiaMech 50 675 Sniper XTRCaveat XTRCaveat Standard 3134
Uni ATAE-70A ArtilleryMech 70 865 Missile Boat XTRCaveat XTRCaveat Advanced 3133