Experimental Technical Readout: RetroTech

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Desperate Measures, Cut-Rate Prices


The fires of the Jihad have crippled the collective military-industrial complexes of the Inner Sphere, sparking a desperate call for equipment—any equipment—to replace combat losses. While the factories of the Successor States and the Periphery struggle to recover, a wave of second-grade manufacturers, relying on older, outdated methods, have rushed to take up some of the slack by bringing back venerable designs not seen since before the first Star League. Still others have taken to offering armed support units to fill in the gaps, ’Mechs and vehicles that, while not up to the late thirty-first century cutting edge, can still bring lethal force to bear in a pinch.

Experimental Technical Readout: RetroTech samples a number of new designs that have begun to emerge from secondary manufacturers across the war-torn Inner Sphere. Representing modern manufacturing with older techniques, most of the designs featured in this book incorporate a mix of modern technologies—first described in Tactical Operations—and older design standards. Many are rushed into service for their desperate consumers. Statistics and Record Sheets are included for 13 new experimental BattleMechs, vehicles, and aerospace units presented in this book, ready for play in advanced BattleTech games.

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Name Tons BV PV TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Pathfinder PFF-2 25 452 XTRRetro XTRRetro Era Specific 3075
Pathfinder PFF-2T 25 XTRRetro None Era Specific 3075
Centurion CN9-H 50 848 XTRRetro XTRRetro Era Specific 3077
Rook NH-1X "Rook-X" 55 1,187 XTRRetro XTRRetro Experimental 3077
HawkWolf HWK-3F 80 1,349 XTRRetro XTRRetro Experimental 3076
Name Tons BV PV TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Sparrowhawk SPR-DH 30 486 XTRRetro XTRRetro Experimental 3076
Star Dagger S-2 30 315 XTRRetro XTRRetro Era Specific 3077
Malaika BAM-1A1 50 572 XTRRetro XTRRetro Experimental 3078
Name Tons BV PV TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Patron MilitiaMech PTN-2 15 143 XTRRetro XTRRetro Standard 3076
Name Tons BV PV TRO/RS Rules Era Intro
Humming Bird VTOL (Standard) 30 129 XTRRetro XTRRetro Experimental 3074
Hwacha Urban Combat Vehicle HW1 50 570 XTRRetro XTRRetro Advanced 3078
Barouche Military Transport (Standard) 80 424 XTRRetro XTRRetro Standard 3078
Nike Air Defense Platform (Standard) 90 688 XTRRetro XTRRetro Standard 3079
White Tip Submarine (Standard) 250 902 XTRRetro XTRRetro Advanced 3074