Combat Equipment

Combat Equipment
Product information
Type Rule Book
Development Herbert A. Beas II
Primary writing Herbert A. Beas II
Randall N. Bills
Warner Doles
Chris Hartford
Ken Horner
Nick Marsala
David L. McCulloch
Paul Sjardijn
Christoffer Trossen
Pages 144
Cover artwork Franz Vohwinkel
Illustrations Doug Chaffee
Chris Lewis
Matt Plog
Publication information
Publisher FanPro
Product code 35017
First published 2005
ISBN-10 1932564268


Originally conceived of as a supplement for support vehicles, Combat Equipment details support vehicle construction rules and rules for their use in Classic BattleTech, Classic BattleTech RPG, and BattleForce 2. The book went a step further, however, and introduced new equipment for use in CBT:RPG—including weapons, armor, and munitions—as well as new battle armor. Combat Equipment also introduced new ProtoMechs and rules for integrating them into CBT:RPG games. Finally, the book contains record sheets for all designs introduced in it.

From the back cover[edit]

As wars continue to flare across the Inner Sphere and Clan Homeworlds, every faction pushes forward with new military developments, fielding cutting-edge equipment, from new personal weapons to battle armor and ProtoMechs.

Combat Equipment is a companion volume to both Classic BattleTech and Classic BattleTech RPG. Providing a plethora of new tools for the battlefield, Combat Equipment also contains a rules expansion allowing players to build non-combat vehicles from buses to trains and large atmospheric craft to super-large wet navy vessels. Also included: a full technical readout section detailing fourteen new battle armor designs in various stages of prototype development; eight new ProtoMechs; and pre-printed record sheets for the battle armor and ProtoMech designs.


  • "All the Guts, None of the Glory"
  • Introduction
  • Personal Weapons
    • Melee Weapons
    • Ranged Weapons
    • Support Weapons
    • Weapon Accessories
    • Munitions
    • Mine and Minefields
  • Miscellaneous Gear and Rules
    • Drugs
    • Booby Traps and Triggers
    • Combat Medipacks
    • Vehicular Dropchutes
  • Support Vehicle Construction Rules
  • Equipment
  • Costs
  • Battle Values
  • Tables
  • Record Sheets
  • Large Naval Template
  • Support Vehicles Construction Worksheet