Northwind Highlanders (scenario pack)

This article is about the scenario pack. For the mercenary unit, see Northwind Highlanders.


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The Northwind Highlanders
Product information
Type Scenario Pack
Development Bryan Nystul
Primary writing Randall N. Bills
Pages 64
Cover artwork Jim "Gorker" Nelson
Illustrations Doug Chaffee
Micheal Chen
Mathew Plog
Loston Wallace
Shane White
Publication information
Publisher FASA
Product code 1702
First published 1997
Content
Era Succession Wars era

Contents

[edit] Description

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[edit] From the back cover

Since the distant time when mankind knew only one sky and one sun, soldiers of the proud units that became the Northwind Highlanders have won brilliant victories against often-desperate odds. From small-scale uprisings in ancient Scotland to epic struggles between mighty star empires over countless worlds, the Northwind Highlanders of every generation have added to their fore bearers battlefield glory. Fiercely proud warriors, the Highlanders have left their legendary mark on the universe-and will do so as long as war rages in the Inner Sphere

[edit] Contents

  • Introduction
    • How to Use this Book
    • Weather and Terrain Rules
      • Terrain Conditions
      • Weather Conditions
  • Northwind Highlanders
    • Ancient Origins
    • A New Beginning
      • The Royal Blackwatch Regiment
    • Troubled Times
      • The Pace
      • The Darkest Hour
    • Homecoming
      • Intervening Years
    • Trouble Blewing
      • Independence at Last
    • A New Era
  • Scenarios
    • Scenario 1: Rebirth
    • Scenario 2: Instant Fame
    • Scenario 3: Fall from Glory
    • Scenario 4: Darkest Hour
    • Scenario 5: The Great Lee Turkey Shoot
    • Scenario 6: Homecoming
    • Scenario 7: Bid for Freedom
    • Scenario 8: Brother against Brother
    • Scenario 9: Wall of the Bagpipes
    • Scenario 10: A Deal with the Dragon
  • Mini-Campaign: Baiting The Cat
    • Playing the Campaign
      • Forces
      • Reloading and Repairs
      • Clan Honor
    • Scenario 11: Cat's Eye
    • Scenario 12: System EC-EY-4189
    • Scenario 13: Setting the Hook
    • Scenario 14: Ascent to the Stratosphere
  • Highlanders Scenario Rules
    • 'Mech Assignment
    • Northwind Highlanders Regiments
    • Vehicle Assignment
    • Northwind Military Academy
      • Training

[edit] Notes

The Northwind Highlanders Scenario Pack is one of the most flawed Battletech products. For instance, the Mech designs used for scenarios prior and during the Star League era are usually the 3052 field upgrades of Succession Wars era Mechs, which were developed some 300 years later. Many of the pre-Star League era Mechs like the Ymir, the Toro or the Von Rohr have been published after the release of the scenario pack, however. In addition, the scenario pack is often inaccurate, particular in the history of the Highlander regiments, the history of the Black Watch (which was only a part of the Northwind Highlanders during the Second Star League) and unit designations (strictly spoken the scenario pack states, that the Highlanders were attacked by the 3rd Davion Guards rather than the 3rd Royal Guards when they went rogue). The scenarios themselves are often flawed, too. In the scenario "the Bid for Freedom" for instance, the attacking two Squads Infiltrator Mk. I BAs lack the ammunition to destroy both Mobile HQs unless they have a few lucky hits or very high hit scores.