Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives Vol 2


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Before there was even a Star League, the technologies taken for granted in the thirty-first century went through their awkward paces in a universe newly opened to humankind. In an age when the BattleMech was nearly unknown, when the DropShip was a new concept, and when tanks and fighters dominated the battle zones, the technology of the day was primitive by modern standards...and each new design with an experiment unto itself.

Experimental Tech Readout: Primitives, Volume 2 samples more of the early technology designs that dominated the universe of BattleTech during the pre-Star League Age of War period. Each design featured in this book demonstrates the primitive technology level of the first generation of BattleMechs, the last generation of Combat Vehicles (before the 'Mech supplanted them), and the low-tech aerospace units that flew above them. Although many were ultimately upgraded to "modern standards" and shown in Technical Readout: 3075, the units featured here reflect these designs as they were when first introduced to the universe they fought for. Statistics and Record Sheets are included for 13 Primitive 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
Wasp WSP-1 20 314 11 Scout XTRPrimitives II XTRPrimitives II Era Specific 2464
Icarus ICR-1X 40 700 20 Brawler XTRPrimitives II XTRPrimitives II Era Specific 2470
Gladiator GLD-1R 55 1,027 27 Brawler XTRPrimitives II XTRPrimitives II Era Specific 2468
Crossbow CRS-X 60 969 27 Missile Boat XTRPrimitives II XTRPrimitives II Era Specific 2468
BattleAxe BKX-1X 70 1,079 31 Juggernaut XTRPrimitives II XTRPrimitives II Era Specific 2459
Banshee BNC-1E 95 1,458 38 Sniper XTRPrimitives II XTRPrimitives II Era Specific 2445
Name Tons BV PV Role TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
LTV-4 Hover Tank (Standard) 50 684 27 Striker XTRPrimitives II XTRPrimitives II Introductory 2464
Name Tons BV PV Role TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Mosquito Light Fighter (Standard) 20 6 Fire-Support XTRPrimitives II XTRPrimitives II Standard 2302
Strike Falcon Attack VTOL (Standard) 30 284 15 Striker XTRPrimitives II XTRPrimitives II Standard 2371
Randolph Support Vehicle (Standard) 35 145 3 None XTRPrimitives II XTRPrimitives II Standard circa 2300
AC/2 Carrier (Primitive) 55 351 8 Sniper XTRPrimitives II XTRPrimitives II Standard circa 2440
LRM Carrier (Primitive) 55 686 19 Missile Boat XTRPrimitives II XTRPrimitives II Standard circa 2440
SRM Carrier (Primitive) 55 569 22 Ambusher XTRPrimitives II XTRPrimitives II Standard circa 2440