Foot Ballistic Rifle
|Foot Ballistic Rifle|
|Platoon Type (Specialty)||Foot (None)|
|Platoon Size (Squad/Platoon)||28 (7/4)|
|Primary Weapon||28 Auto-Rifles|
|Tech Base/Rating||Inner Sphere (C/A-A-A)|
|Transport Weight||3 tons|
|To-Hit Modifier (Range in Hexes)||–2 (0 Hex),|
0 (1 Hex),
+2 (2 Hexes),
+4 (3 Hexes)
The Foot Ballistic Rifle infantry platoon is one of the most common infantry formations. Such units provide the bulk of planetary militia and are even employed in support of front line BattleMech formations.
In the post-Jihad era such units are typified by the 513th Infantry Regiment within V Hastati of the Republic Armed Forces. Built in large part around a former Armed Forces of the Federated Suns regiment, the 375th Avalon Rifle Regiment, the ethos of the 513th is very much rooted in the professionalism and dedication of the battalion from the 375th that formed the nucleus of the modern Republican regiment. Capable of using a variety of weapons, the 513th excels in applying rifles to a variety of problems, whether firing en masse or acting as individual sharpshooters. The 513th is also capable of pack and moving out as a formed regiment in just three hours, transporting everything needed for three weeks of operations in the field on their backs.
- Heavy Armor
- Foot infantry are one of the few infantry types that can be equipped with full suits of ballistic combat plate armor, which significantly increases the individual trooper's chances of survival.
- Technical Readout: 3085 Supplemental, p. 8, "Key Infantry"
- Maximum Tech, Revised, p.39