Legality of the design
"The legality of the design is arguable, as BattleMech designs below 20 tons were illegal for a time; however under current construction rules (TechManual), they are permitted again."
15 ton mechs were never illegal, the rules concerning them were moved from the core rules book (iirc BattleTech Compendium) to the optional rules book (IIRC Maximum Tech). The difference in publication dates gives the apparant illegality.--Cameron 14:50, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
- Don't have access to my BT library right now so cannot look this up myself. But I think that the BattleMech tables for internal structure etc. start at 20 tons, and extra rules were made for 10 and 15 ton IndustrialMechs. The Guardian is built under BattleMech rules, however, not IndustrialMech rules. I may be wrong on this though. Frabby 15:00, 2 February 2011 (UTC)