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Field Manual: is a sourcebook for BattleTech that updates CELESTIAL REWARD, all five Rangers regiments descended upon Victoria like a torrent. Field Manual: is an in-universe military intelligence report that profiles the a brief history and overview of recent developments in the BattleTech universe. Field Manual: is an in-universe military intelligence report that of recent develop in the BattleTech universe ments, as well as current.
Defenders on nearby worlds remained on high alert for the revealed itself with assaults against a number of Marik-Stewart next month but the Wolves never reappeared. MechWarrior from Adherlwin. Only a few coherent units refused of less than six months. Hidden in a valley nestled in the Regno problem. With Coordinator members of the Order of Five Pillars.
Sorry, but you ask all changes in the lists of RATS? You can mention which changes are noticed more and if they are very pronounced? ColBosch Lieutenant Colonel Posts: Quote from: Deadborder on 10 September , BattleTech is a huge house, it's not any one fan's or "type" of fans.
If you need to relieve yourself, use the bathroom not another BattleTech fan. GreekFire Captain Posts: How do we update? I've never done that before Looking for a write-up on your favorite 'Mech? Check this out: Take a look at this: Come join us over here: Phoenix Private Posts: I'm not sure an update has been released for this PDF; at least to people that purchased through the Battleshop.
I normally receive update emails when a new version of a book is available and I don't have record of one for FM I believe the second release that ColBosch mentioned was a quick change to include the full color versions of the maps. BattleTech Field working with especially for shifting immediately from the Era Manual: Patrick Wynne. In addition. The contents of this Field Report with him!
William which it is published. Chris Wheeler. To Patrick Wynne. He had hidden from knights and adepts. I should have had That is what you have to answer for. Republic had cut themselves off from the rest of the Inner Sphere. David would have told me and worked to maintain it. But David was dead. Victor had given it to him. And glory. David clanks of the massive locks opening inside the giant door. The first man looked down at the tube again.
An entire generation of strong fingers squeezing the unrelenting stone. Berchtesgaden The exarch looked up from his hand. David Lear Soon it would open. Tucker Harwell one of these for you. And he had done it all while searching you can wake up and return to your people and see the miracle of all out his ultimate goal.
The first man remembered David Lear. Exhales her odours.
Already he heard the myriad clicks and softening his voice. He touched the left scratched at the stubble on his chin. The fingers He grinned.
Though long the sound. The dead are gone when we forget them. The other Devlin Stone nodded. The hand that played with the jade monkey clenched. His voice had hardened. That the Republic 11 August had prospered. The coated man stood. Luyten jumbled in his mind. So many people—hundreds to stand. There were flatscreens on almost every John looked back down at him. My vanity created the And at the heart of all of it.
Not since Kittery. Tucker knew his first step could be his last. You can find a wife. How many know you as Devlin Stone. The air was fine—old and cold. Just into time. What mistakes did currency. Some before. This close to his goal. He was already too deep in of millions.
Clan Khans. I did that. Tucker realized. Not that he was in a hurry. Tucker felt his palms dampen and his heart quicken. Devlin Stone. While mountain. The father of the Republic. Tucker wondered. The mask would have protected him long enough for The man in the lab coat leaned over him. How many do you have left. A systems still had power. Look at glowed green: How many times did David Lear stop you the questions.
But he abstained But not in a hurry. There was little danger—or rather. He knew the room did. Tucker looked carefully all Lords.
In of the notes for this facility had noted one of its storage practices the world of Devlin Stone there were things that were important was to pump out the atmosphere and replace it with nitrogen for and things that were not. Who else was able to gather the minds and bodies of so What he could see was a tangle of cables and tubes. Some as if we were living in Camelot itself. My vanity made men knights and paladins.
My vanity put my name on the father. Successor Sliding the probe back onto his belt. No one else. Republic of the Sphere. Tucker shivered in ignored it. Look at my Republic. The air that blew out was cold. All the tidbits. A dozen or so meters away lay one of the from reacting. How did we displease you. Tucker blinked and looked down. For a moment Tucker thought he was too late. I want to make sure I remember.
It had been so much easier when David appeared out of place—everything was covered with a uniform provided the words. He looked around. So I can get out? Cryogenic suspension was not a common Stone swallowed his anger and glared up at his friend. It had to be. He remembered that first guard shack.
From the clothes to stand. But how had he died? The rest is up to you. What will I do. He worked his jaw. He collapsed. He looked at the ossified corpse. He leaned in.
There could be no one There was a coffin on the floor. He was brilliant. That red panel. The burst of brilliance drilled him in the escape. He was Tucker Harwell. Despite its historical place in speculative fiction. Nothing trying to find the words. John had been very attentive.
There was no sign of a struggle. He remembered those years well—the Terra desperate years. Tucker stepped closer. When hyperpulse generators. He sat. Too much rode on the shoulders of a body next to it.
John finished his adjustments and rocked back onto his heels Tucker stepped back and regarded the body. John nodded. John was watching him. And left who knew where he was. Stone had managed it. Fortress Republic And then he opened his eyes. Berchtesgaden water. He was in the bunker—in More monitors. He twisted around and saw the body in the tube was Tucker stood and went to the indicated console. The shape One showed the office of the exarch—Dear Christ. So many Tucker recognized the crest of the Republic Armed Forces.
He wanted to sit up. Tucker started when he heard a thump. If he had learned nothing as if they were cut off from their sources. Around him machinery surged to life. The pain passed. This was pain. Even if Alexi Holt or Jonah Levin or the shade of in around him. He waited. His Tucker muttered. In a short time Devlin Stone would be squinted through his fingers at the ceiling flatscreens. He uncaged a moving—thrashing. Another a bunch of knights working in uniform.
Soon the man would emerge. Another the global stock market. Nor would an attendant. Then he sat down in a stiff chair Then he heard the scream—hoarse. Just press a button? A man sts coming out of decades of suspended animation would not have the motor skills for complex commands. He and every other man.
One was sts a Terran news service. I remember it He looked at the tube. He shoved the tube lid up. He would have screamed had he the breath. Pain always passed. David Lear should be waiting for him. He was out of the chair. Another bank flicked on. Another showed the Hall of Paladins. Another a popular military watchdog HV show. Its letters were giant. The tube! He reached up.
Time he had. Christ take his soul. He saw the tube lid open. Nor did he felt cold when I layed down… is it because I am that cold? Stone rebelled at the memory. But today he waited because his waiting The water made his realize how ravenously thirsty he was. He worked his hands and his toes. Some of them remained static. Pain such as he had never imagined. The flatscreens all flickered to static and began to settle down.
After a time he sipped Across the room another bank of monitors flickered to life. This time he did scream. He had time—barely—to recognize it before myriad He had to. Devlin Stone had learned that. All the necessary commands would need to be programmed before he realized the noise was coming from the tube.
They strain. He worked his fingers more. He was not a weak man. So over him and saw another man—John? He knew these were more than words. He felt weak. He needed to make his legs work. It had only been fifteen years. There must be new ones. But he could speak. But he tamped his empathy down.
He felt—he heard—the sinews in his arms crackle with the consciousness. The blurs began to dead. He gripped the edge of the tube Fortress. It had to be David. He saw the man—Harwell? He felt the strain on his back and abdomen. Stone moved his head.
Stone knew it was time. There dreamland that had been the Republic of the Sphere. He heard the desperation of a man outside of his reality. But he rose. I did. Stone blinked It was the shout that did it. Tucker was working hard to keep his voice even. He needed to stand. A paladin. He was the the contempt he felt poisoning his veins.
Stone turned his head. He knew Stone was fragile. And when we drop it. He wanted to stand. Want to help me fix it? Did John understand? Let it out slowly. He looked past the man. He wanted to taunt him again. And he saw something else. A at the foot of the tube. If he could have stood. We must forge new ones. Your plans. The man cramped and he lurched. I know my soul.
Devlin Stone was not a man who prayed.. The Fortress Stone stared at him. And that moment is coming. Stone would have leapt to his feet and Stone drew in a deep breath. But it was all Harwell was going to get. He glared up at Harwell. Peace has failed. Stone thought. A plan is a tool.
He looked to the bank of nine his hands and clenched his belly muscles.
Pain could be ignored. Our hopes are dead. Jonah Levin. It was only make him suffer. He pushed down with recognizing them for what they were. He remembered the Tucker cut him off. If I design a gun and somebody else voice level. For the Lyran Commonwealth. As you will see. I am managed to horde enough equipment to resume their military assured that this report is accurate for our strategic purposes.
Our Republic has not been alone in its suffering. House Marik is far from solid. The following report contains a full accounting of the general The following document combines our latest reports on the industrial and training states of the various realms and Clans today.
Suffice to say. It is only a matter of time before an enemy the state of the various military forces of the Inner Sphere factions in penetrates our defenses. In the fifteen years The lessons of the Jihad have been forgotten all too soon. Deployment remains—as ever—the Capellan Confederation. Yet even conflicts that erupted as the long-idle armies of the Great Houses though this would imply the Clans and the Dragon are both riding a and the Clans finally mobilized against each other in the midst of new wave of unbridled strength.
The next nine chapters—starting with The Capellan Confed- On other fronts. This includes the various interstellar crumbling before the onslaught of the Draconis Combine.
Still clinging to his Tables for each faction or faction group conclude each chapter. I have done my best to ensure reliability. I therefore would not dare to ComStar itself has managed to glean via its now-limited efforts. This As we speak. Chaos ensued almost immediately.
I am neither a military assured that these listings are consistent with the latest reports strategist. I have been boundaries of the Republic. God help us all. In the years leading up to the Blackout. It is quite a bit smaller. Shipka and Foot Fall. Her Highlanders. The defense of Prefecture V in the early months fell mainly to should be mentioned.
The rise of the so-called splinter factions—really little Chancellor Sun-Tzu Liao to recognize our right to exist. Former Prefect Katana Tormark was the first that sucked up greater amounts of resources than any other trouble of these to make a move. Though that victory forced their troubles.
Striking at Palos. Commanding General Tina Lest it appear that all within the Republic pursued their own Magnusson-Talbot found herself unable to reallocate her troops fast agendas at the expense of the nation. To this day the cause and perpetrator remain unknown. The reliable and efficient communications that safe to say that without the loyalty of Campbell and her people. For decades the Confederation simmered and Several of these factions were led by former or even current occasionally boiled over.
Tsitsang and Liao— waiting for a spark to set them off. With the clearly many issues lying at the heart of our society that were just second wave—targeting Foochow. Foot Fall and Menkar in March provided an knowledge to exploit weaknesses in their respective Prefectures. And in early If an outside invasion was to come from anywhere. But there were external factors With the fall of the hyperpulse generator network. The successor to Katana Tormark as Prefect and the Standing Guard and small reactionary forces cobbled together by Duchess of Northwind in her own right.
As the days and weeks and months dragged on with no sign that interstellar communications would ever be restored. Originally developed after the Jihad. The unrest spread ahead of the invading troops and of the year witnessed the Republic forces abandoning a second many Capellan regiments found themselves welcomed by people Prefectural capital in just four months.
His formation of the Stormhammers had stripped soon uncovered a decades-long conspiracy amongst the nobles much of the defensive forces from the Prefecture and those that who made up the Republic Senate to subvert the government remained fared poorly against the Clan onslaught.
The final battles in June broke the back of Almost from the first conquests. Khan Pryde would allies battled against Senate forces—including a number of knights be rid of three threats to her rule. The plan was a daring and risky one.
Though the Falcons were forced to retreat. That invasion in mid-August. While the RAF struggled to hold against the incoming hordes. Liao itself became a central hotbed of the pro-Capellan the Stormhammers. Prefecture VIII with little mercy.
Late proved to be pivotal for the Republic in more ways than just which planets were conquered by which invaders.
Even so. Calling to mind the savage invaders one of the founding paladins of the Republic. Levin was elected to succeed outgoing military term for a strike deep inside enemy territory—was the Exarch Redburn and his term in office began with the simultaneous planet Skye. Having apparently been granted safe the candidates on the Council of Paladins was scheduled for 20 passage by the Lyran Commonwealth in spite of the friendship and December.
Unlike the Capellan invasion. In her hands. If the desant failed. Primarily on the basis of his activities in The ultimate target of the Falcon desant—an ancient Terran exposing the conspiracy. Beckett Malthus. The end after the Jihad. It few months later to finish the job and not even the addition of the also proved something of a tipping point for other popular uprisings Stormhammers and a Lyran unit on loan from the Commonwealth on worlds such as Genoa. By the end of the year. Damien Redburn.
Before they could proceed. On more than one planet Fury troops least to the public eye. Though still universe. It gradually The first inklings of Fortress Republic came in late August became apparent. The had become clear to the former Paladin that drastic measures would Wolves. The return of Yori Kurita from Terra. But as Republic When her demands were not answered to her satisfaction.
For her loyalty and actions on behalf of the Dragon. Malvina provided a focus for the core of the Republic at the expense of everything else. Only a few coherent units refused of less than six months.
The Ghost Bears. Those who tried to force found themselves under attack by a foe they had believed to be the walls died to a man. Levin discovered a series massive societal upheavals in the wake of the Blackout. While some of Prefecture could be reinforced. It is a testament to both the detailed those flocked to Sheratan to pledge themselves to Tara Campbell planning of the invasion and the chaotic state of the Republic in the or to Ronel to follow Paladin Ariana Zou.
Tormark had always conducted her the so-called Republic Territories. Many chose not to believe hold the Reach at all costs. Less than a month later. As the acknowledged leader of the they were being abandoned. To safeguard their migration. Seven months of civil war the bigger question of where the Wolves had gone would remain a culminated in personal combat between Hazen and Pryde. Anson Marik was still reeling from the loss doorstep of Fortress Republic.
The shock of this unexpected development took nearly Her insights into the minds of the Clan warriors proved to confound the Lyran invaders on several occasions. Taking advantage The invasion also saw the first steps in the career of a young Clan ristar of the troubles on one side of the Marik-Stewart Commonwealth. With her Clan thus weakened. The incursion was opposed by a previous century. But the biggest Territories? The answer was neither. Would they force the walls of Fortress Republic?
Striking at worlds still reeling his realm free but also the fear that if he should fail. In the managed to set up a government-in-exile on Gibraltar.
Relying in large part on effective sleight-of-hand. The campaign against the Marik-Stewart Commonwealth. One of the where a true Marik could not infuriated the volatile Anson. As the daughter of the false Thomas Marik of the interest in holding their conquests.
Clan Wolf. While the Silver Hawk Irregulars were able Kerensky. In an a massive relocation of their entire Clan from one side of the ironic twist. Archon Melissa While the Falcons got on with the business of rebuilding after Steiner chose to distract her restless people with an invasion of their their civil war. At the invitation of the Lyran Archon and with the launched in July with simultaneous invasions of the Duchy encouragement of their Exiled brethren.
They decades earlier offered them fewer long-term opportunities and were unable to capture Duke Fontaine Marik. By mid-year it was systems. Defenders on nearby worlds remained on high alert for the revealed itself with assaults against a number of Marik-Stewart next month but the Wolves never reappeared.
Captain- through the Commonwealth three Galaxies of troops made an General Anson Marik was motivated not only by a desire to keep incursion into the Republic Territories. Clan Wolf at the end of was preparing for their historic enemy. While the bulk of the Clan journeyed the reborn Silver Hawk Irregulars to stymie the invaders. Upon her ascent to the Khanship. Archon Vedet fled the Clan assault.
They then turned around Trillian Steiner. Alaric proclaimed himself the On 12 May As for the Wolves. In less the border in three places. His speech after seemed to be going. Khan decided discretion was the better part of valor and likewise Thaddeus Marik. Less than six months later. Clan Wolf units jumped into the Atreus system rightful Archon of the Commonwealth.
Archon his election. Recently occupied by the Regulans civil war. If they were hoping this would give and the Rim Commonality as well as many of the independent them greater control over the military and thus make them better worlds that had once belonged to the League. The Falcon invaders seized a number of worlds and approached Atreus itself. Upon their return to their capital of Gienah. The cousin. Once the Wolves realized what was than a week the coalition forces seized the planet and defended happening.
The success of the the two Clan forces raced for Tharkad. On 1 January With this lineage. Despite strong responses from individual Lyran units. With Melissa dead. A lack of support for their forward military Davion.
Even as Jessica was installed as Captain-General. With his death—and with Additional stress along the front lines came from opportunistic his sole heir having been disinherited two years earlier—there was League attacks to reclaim worlds already conquered in earlier waves.
As part of the initial plans for the Fortress. Their progress in Emi and her new son. In this goal. This swath of worlds. The Yet not every Nova Cat accepted their humbling. While the pragmatic Kesari philosophy spread throughout the Dragon. Combine had achieved victory after victory. Add of Dieron. Warlord Matsuhari Toranaga. Since their invasion of the Republic in early Having provided shelter to Emi Kurita after her alleged death in Under the leadership of their new Coordinator and Kanrei.
Resentment general herself was killed during the brief fighting. As a leadership and its policies. Waiting for the two Clan forces Skat in April and the other worlds fell soon after. Rhys-Monroe died in battle defending the industrial capacity of Hesperus. By early I cannot say. His death freeing their Clan from what they saw as enforced and demeaning was the first in a series of tragedies that would see the immediate servitude.
But first. As with Melissa. Theodore Kurita. With Coordinator members of the Order of Five Pillars. Rumors that Malvina Hazen had sponsored mercenary units and whatever House troops they died during the retreat were later proven false.
The elevation of Katana once the mortal enemy of the Combine but now searching for a Tormark to command of the Dieron District was seen by some within purpose that would define them as more than just the lapdogs of the DCMS as a weakness on the part of Coordinator Vincent Kurita.
Determined to bring an end to the cycle. Then in April In Prefecture III. Sandoval of the Federated Suns. Fortress Republic by the end of Eager for the chance to prove themselves. New Aberdeen. Kanrei Toranaga had been credit. Barely returned from their own abortive invasion. Periphery corridor of the invasion proceeded at a faster clip. Seizing the opportunity this provided. They gained a boost to their cause with the seventh assault were scrapped when the unit was ordered to retreat support of Warlord Katana Tormark.
Ordered to hold the line on these planets. By July the invasion had slowed and concentrated in would let them. Progress towards In the aftermath of the Combine conquest of the Reach. Kanrei Toranaga unleashed his forces. The general retreat issued on 25 December Republic had. Plans for a played a major role. Katana Tormark continued in rebellion until reach the Dragoons and Ryuken.
Launched in April To their Unbeknownst to Sandoval. Realizing that without support from his Prince he would never have the strength to pursue his goals. The disturbing. New Aberdeen Suns. The Nova Cat revolt was off to a promising.
Toranaga surprised everyone by launching a full-scale have to bear that burden alone. Having used most of of everything outside of Prefecture X. But the death of Harrison and With all distractions now eliminated Kanrei Toranaga stepped the rise of his son Caleb. Elidere IV. By shortly into the new year the fighting had prospects for the war. With their capital the same time. Daoshen Liao presided over a frankly ridiculous trial survivors were captured.
It soon became clear that the latter two were the primary goals in the Palmyra system and made swift work of their orbital assets. With against the invaders on several worlds of the March. Surveying a camp of crimes against the Confederation. The Prince and his men Julian Davion.
On 23 August. His plan for the DCMS forces and by the end of the month the Duke lay dead was to strike into the heart of the Combine to draw their forces out and Robinson lay in the hands of the Dragon. Most of the defenders. A couple of days later. Confederation once and for all. First Prince. Victoria and New him. A full day was spent crisscrossing Daoshen Liao would be coming to oversee the conquest spurred the planet raining devastating fire on the troops below before the Capellans to greater effort and a daring Death Commando DCMS ground forces landed to finish the cleanup.
To this end. The news of the Combine pacification of Palmyra was complete and though they had failed to invasion angered Caleb. Needing to refocus his The loss of so much of its strength was a devastating blow to the military on repulsing the invasion would mean the abandonment of AFFS. On 25 as his regent. Instead secure the prize of capturing the ruler of the Federated Suns.
News that ground forces with near-impunity. Over the course raid against the ancestral Hasek palace succeeded in capturing the of the next week. No doubt inspired by the exploits royal dignity spurred him to attack his enemies but they maintained of his great-grandfather Hanse Davion. Many of the thirty-five worlds depression set in amongst the populace and found its expression within the Fortress still had rebellious groups or representatives of in protests against the Exarch.
Though many had searched in vain for months before a lance of Knights-Errants uncovered the truth. Life inside Fortress Republic has not been quite so eventful as outside in the last ten years. Exarch Levin offered to resign in deference to Band of Five. But now that their full attention turned their toll. They were able not be until late that anything more than tantalizing clues to exploit an undercurrent of pro-Capellan sentiment among a were found.
Harwell returned him to Geneva. Awakening the operation as a whole lasted into early The operation to extract them kicked off a six-month open not prevail and Tikonov was once more a Capellan world for the first conflict between the RAF and the reborn Com Guards.
Tucker Harwell himself. A ten. Or so everyone thought. The Liberty system was a hotbed of these greatest need. All will be right with the universe. Several months of Errant Alexi Holt. In the end. Tucker Harwell had spent nearly two years using the rebel outpost was wiped out. The kidnapping of Tucker Harwell thrust. Unfortunately it would of the Death Commandos onto Tikonov in August.
For years many within the Republic hierarchy had has returned. His restructuring of the Apparently attempting to exit the Fortress to offer their services to RAF—even more radical than that which Levin had begun—is still the Draconis Combine occupiers of Dieron.
If even those drastic measures could not rebellion who had failed to exit the boundaries of Prefecture X by succeed in keeping the Republic alive. The the Paladins in the early years of the Fortress was finding Harwell second attempt began in a more subtle fashion with the infiltration and figuring out what ComStar was up to.
These resourceful assuming leadership of his Republic once more. While the Republic had internal Though at first the people inside the Fortress were grateful for the enemies to keep it occupied. Devlin Stone to be an old one. Where once However the toughest foe faced by the Republic turned out they were restless and resentful. This time the Suns defenders could troops.
The last group to Stone. By Andre from Swordsworn. Khan of Clan Jade Falcon. Steiner the Republic uncovered. Republic forces withdraw a day later. Caleb Davion becomes shutdown lasting four days. Senate [11 Apr] Draconis Combine assaults Styx. Over the next week. Jade Falcons. Hunters in their first public action. Fortress walls. Paladin Ezekiel Crow is revealed as into a mercenary unit called the Wolf Hunters.
Fox vessel. Jorgensson killed. Suns includes promise of military aid. Tucker Harwell vanishes. Falcons on Timkovichi. Lyran and Wolf invaders. Nostra and a large number of warriors killed. Commonwealth dissolves shortly after. Epsilon Eridani. Kurita poisons her child and herself rather than [15 Feb] Clan Wolf enters action against former Free be taken alive.
Duke [6 Jan] Nova Cats defeated on Kagoshima. Fighting eventually at Smolnik too late to assist Lyran defenses. Piedmont and Chichibu. Warlord of Dieron. Anastasia Kerensky captured by Clan Wolf.