Technical Readout: Succession Wars is the perfect “first Technical Readout” companion to the BattleMech Manual. Combining the ’Mechs found in previous Technical Readouts: 3039, 3050 Upgrade, 3058 Upgrade and 3075, this volume features some of the most common ’Mechs from the Age of War to the Succession Wars. Each machine is illustrated in detail, and accompanied by a description of its history, capabilities and game stats. It also covers each BattleMech’s most famous pilots.
The Birth of the BattleMech
On February 5, 2439, the Mackie obliterated all opposition during its first combat trial, ushering in a new era of warfare. The BattleMech — King of the Battlefield — was born. BattleMechs reached their pinnacle during the golden age of the Star League. The fall of the Star League and the Succession Wars that raged for centuries afterward took their toll; by the Fourth Succession War, the technology employed on the battlefields was a mere shadow of what it once was. However, the discovery of the Helm Memory Core unlocked the technological potential to develop new BattleMechs and experimental technologies for the first time in centuries.
Note: This is a compilation volume. The entries in this book are reprinted from Technical Readouts: 3039, 3050 Upgrade, 3058 Upgrade and 3075. Players who own those Technical Readouts will find the same units presented in Technical Readout: Succession Wars.