Production information
Manufacturer Csesztreg Industriplex Alpha Annex
Production Year 3132
Model Prime[1]
Class Heavy
Introduced 3132
Technical specifications
'Mech type Clan OmniMech
Mass 60 tons
Chassis Csesztreg QuadVee 60.X Template
Armor Royal-7 Standard
Engine 240 Standard Fusion
Communications System CH2 Series Integrated
Targeting Tracking System Version Gamma-V TTS
Heat Sinks 10 (laser)
Speed 64 km/h

Prime Configuration

BV (2.0) 1,583[2][3][4]


Developed by Clan Hell's Horses in 3132, the Boreas is an experimental Heavy Class hybrid Quad BattleMech / Combat Vehicle known as a QuadVee. Created by Hell's Horses scientists, the Mech has the ability to transform itself from a tracked combat vehicle into a quadruped BattleMech, benefiting from some of the best qualities of both. Developed at the Csesztreg Industriplex Alpha Annex on Csesztreg. The Boreas was the first of its kind to be developed, it would be later in 3136 when production versions of the QuadVee would be fielded in combat with OmniPod technology.[2][5]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Boreas utilizes a Standard 240-rated Fusion Engine to move up to 64 km/h while in either Vehicle or BattleMech form. The vehicle is protected by 11.5 tons of armor, giving it less than stellar armor for a typical Clan BattleMech.

Aside from its revolutionary conversion abilities, scientists also created a two-man cockpit. The cockpit is set up for pilot and gunner positions. This arrangement allows for the gunner to target multiple enemies with little trouble while the pilot handles the 'Mech's movement. Unlike other quadruped 'Mechs, the Boreas has a turret-like structure mounted on the main body. This allows all weapons mounted in this section to be aimed with any facing the gunner chooses. Should the vehicle's gyro be destroyed during combat, the vehicle can simply convert itself into vehicular form. It would also be able to be changed into a 'Mech should one of its four tracks be rendered useless.

Built with the modularity of an OmniMech, this OmniQuadVee has twelve tons of Pod Space, which gives some flexibility over later fixed-configuration QuadVees. In its Prime Configuration the Boreas mounts a single Extended Range Particle Projector Cannon, Medium Pulse Laser, and 6-tubed Streak Short-Range Missile launcher with a single ton of ammunition.[2]

Alternate Configurations[edit]

  • Alternate Configuration B 
    Long-range fire support configuration, the B is armed with a 20-tubed Streak LRM with two tons of ammunition.BV(2.0)=1,331[2][7]
  • Alternate Configuration C 
    A generalist, this configuration allows the Boreas to attack from long range with its ATM-12, or closer in using the missile launcher in concert with its two ER Medium Lasers. Scientists allowed this configuration to carry three tons of ammunition. BV(2.0)=1,502[2][8]
    Alternate Configuration D 
    Heat burden configuration, this configuration mounts a pair of Heavy Large Lasers in either side of its turret-like torso. Four additional Laser Heat Sinks are added as well. BV(2.0)=1,394[2][9]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Boreas has the following Design Quirks:


  • In Alpha Strike, the Boreas Prime has been given the Point Value of 38, with Specials including; CASE, Omni, QV, and Turret (4/4/2).[10]


  1. Technical Readout: 3150, pp. 116–117: "Boreas"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Experimental Technical Readout: Republic, Volume 2, pp. 4-5, & 19-23 Boreas - All information on the Unit including Record Sheets.
  3. MUL Profile for the Boreas - BV2 and Introduction Year.
  4. Technical Readout: 3150, p. 67
  5. Technical Readout: 3150, p. 66
  6. MUL Profile of the Boreas A
  7. MUL Profile of the Boreas B
  8. MUL Profile of the Boreas C
  9. MUL Profile of the Boreas D
  10. MUL Profile for the Boreas - Alpha Strike Card Info.