’Mech Manuals

These articles offer guides on using different ’Mech designs in BattleTech. They cover the capabilities of the designs and advice on getting the most out of each one during a game. Each article is focused on a specific variant or configuration since tactics can vary a lot as equipment changes even for the same model.

When writing the guides, I assume that you’ll be playing with at least the Floating Criticals and Design Quirks optional rules. I’ll also cover a bit about Chaos Campaign play and touch on some other optional rules when discussing particular Design Quirks or pieces of equipment. If you’re not playing with those options, some parts of the guides will not be as useful or would need adjustments, but the majority of them should still be relevant even if you aren’t playing with any optional rules.

These guides are not going to cover a lot of the lore or look at the value of the designs in terms of what you get for the Battle Value cost. For those aspects of designs, I recommend On the Origin of BattleMechs and Death from Above Wargaming‘s Battlytics.

My goal is to publish a post each Monday. If you have suggestions for a design that you’d like to see covered, please let me know. Here is the list of published and upcoming guides:

Adder

Adder Prime

Adder B

Atlas

Atlas AS8-KE

Awesome

Awesome AWS-8Q

Awesome AWS-9M

BattleMaster

BattleMaster BLR-1G

BattleMaster BLR-1D

Catapult

Catapult CPLT-C1

Catapult CPLT-K3

Commando

Commando COM-2D

Commando COM-9S

Dire Wolf

Dire Wolf Prime (May ’22)

Dominator

Dominator

Ebon Jaguar

Ebon Jaguar A (June ’22)

Executioner

Executioner Prime

Executioner B

Grendel

Grendel Prime

Grendel A

Griffin

Griffin GRF-1N

Griffin C

Highlander

Highlander HGN-733P

King Crab

King Crab KGC-000

Locust

Locust LCT-1V

Locust LCT-1E

Mad Dog

Mad Dog T

Marauder

Marauder MAD-7C

Mist Lynx

Mist Lynx T (June ’22)

Nova

Nova Prime

Nova A

Nova Cat

Nova Cat Prime (June ’22)

Shadow Cat

Shadow Cat Prime (June ’22)

Shadow Hawk

Shadow Hawk SHD-2H

Shadow Hawk SHD-5M

Stalker

Stalker STK-3F

Thunderbolt

Thunderbolt TDR-5S

Thunderbolt TDR-7M

Timber Wolf

Timber Wolf Prime

Timber Wolf D

UrbanMech

UrbanMech UM-R60

Warhammer

Warhammer WHM-6Rb

Wolverine

Wolverine WVR-6R

Wolverine WVR-6M