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’Mech Manual: Shadow Hawk SHD-5M

The Shadow Hawk SHD-5M was introduced by the Free Worlds League in 3048. It made use of newly recovered Star Leage technology to increase the firepower, armor, and jumping distance of the earlier SHD-2H while retaining a similar mix of weapons. During the Clan Invasion, the FWL opened sales of the SHD-5M variant to every […]

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’Mech Manual: Timber Wolf D

The D configuration of the Timber Wolf is one of several that were introduced alongside the chassis in 2945. It is similar to the Prime in that it has a mix of energy and missile weapons, but it trades the lasers and LRMs for PPCs and Streak SRMs. The D configuration can be found amongst […]

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’Mech Manual: Timber Wolf Prime

The Timber Wolf was designed as a replacement for Clan Wolf’s earlier Woodsman OmniMech. It was introduced in 2945 and was one of the most potent ’Mechs during the Clan Invasion. The Prime configuration carries a potent mix of lasers and LRMs that is similar to the Woodsman Prime. When it was first encountered by […]

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’Mech Manual: BattleMaster BLR-1D

The BLR-1D variant of the BattleMaster was introduced by the Federated Suns at the beginning of the Third Succession War. It was designed to trade away some of the firepower of the BLR-1G in exchange for more survivability. The BattleMaster BLR-1D served the Federated Suns from its introduction until the Early Republic era. The only […]

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’Mech Manual: Nova A

The A configuration of the Nova was introduced by Clan Hell’s Horses alongside the OmniMech chassis in 2870. It trades the overwhelming medium-range firepower of the Prime configuration for the long-range punch of particle cannons. The Nova A was used by all Clans during the Clan Invasion era even though the chassis itself was not […]

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’Mech Manual: Nova Prime

The Nova was the first OmniMech designed by Clan Hell’s Horses. It was introduced in 2870. The designers wanted to have relatively streamlined production, so they avoided making use of special materials for its internal structure or armor. The Prime configuration makes the Nova into a mobile skirmisher that is able to unleash a devastating […]