Rules Level

Also See[edit]

Game Play Rules Levels published in Tactical Handbook, BattleTech Compendium, Maximum Tech, BattleTech Master Rules, Maximum Tech Revised, BattleTech Master Rules, Revised Edition, New Core Rules .


Description[edit]

This page is built to depict the state of BattleTech Levels of Play dealing with the current Core Rule Books.

Rules[edit]

Quick Start Rules[edit]

Classic BattleTech Introductory Box Set, this is a partial rules set and does not include Heat Sinks and any other rules that may be too complex for beginners.

Basic Rules[edit]

Published in the Classic BattleTech Introductory Box Set, This level of play is only the most basic of the rules sets and does not include Infantry, or Combat Vehicles.

Standard Rules[edit]

Total Warfare is the book that the Standard Rules are published in. The Standard Rules are the level of rules that are used in most Tournaments and Official Games. The Standard Rules are primarily the Tournament Legal Rules from the Rules Level 2 System.

Tech Manual While Construction and Custom 'Mechs are not part of the Standard Rules Set, This is the book that contains the construction rules that were used to build the Canon Tournament Legal Units.

Advanced Rules[edit]

Advanced Rules Equipment is in production "in universe" but have rules too complex for Tournament Play. This has a very rough correspondence to Rules Level 2 Equipment that was too complex for Tournaments.

Tactical Operations contains the advanced rules and equipment that deal with or are useful on the Tactical Level of game play.

Strategic Operations contains the advanced rules and equipment that deal with or are useful on the Strategic Level of game play

Experimental Rules[edit]

Experimental Rules Equipment is being prototyped or has gone out of production. There is a very rough correspondence to Rules Level 3 Equipment. They are also considered rare and exotic technology which are considered to be not for use for Standard & Tournment game play.

Tactical Operations contains the experimental rules and equipment that deal with or are useful on the Tactical Level of game play.

Strategic Operations contains the experimental rules and equipment that deal with or are useful on the Strategic Level of game play.