Combat Manual: Kurita

Combat Manual: Kurita
Product information
Type Sourcebook
Author Geoff Swift
Development Ray Arrastia
Joshua Franklin
Primary writing Geoff Swift
Pages 128
Cover Artwork Anthony Scroggins
Illustrations Ray Arrastia
Mark Hayden
Alexander Immerzeel
David Allen Kerber
Chris Lewis
Florian Mellies
Anthony Scroggins
Eric Williams
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
Product code CAT35261
First published 31 August 2016 (hard copy)
ISBN-13 9781942487043
MSRP $34.99 (Print)
Era Late Succession Wars era
Early Clan Invasion Era
Timeline 3025 - 3049
Series Combat Manuals
Preceded by Combat Manual: Mercenaries


Second and ultimately last entry released in the Combat Manual series, Combat Manual: Kurita is a faction specific sourcebook designed by Catalyst Game Labs for the Alpha Strike game system and its expansions, including the Abstract Combat System found in Interstellar Operations. The sourcebook covers the time period on the cusp of the Clan Invasion, focused on mercenary companies working for various Succession Houses and other interests.

The book provides information on various House Kurita units operating at the time. Alpha Strike rules for the creation of a typical House Kurita unit are also featured, as is a mini-Technical Readout covering (previously) Unseen BattleMechs with reimagined appearances.

Initially, Combat Manual: Kurita was released electronically on July 9th, 2016.

A reworked and updated version including BattleTech as well as Alpha Strike information, Force Manual: Kurita, is scheduled for release in Third Quarter 2024.

Product Description[edit]

To Honor the Dragon

Some soldiers fight for money, some to spread their version of liberty, still others for a sense of adventure. For the men and women of the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery there is only one reason for service: the honor of the Dragon.

From the moment Shiro Kurita raised the Dragon's banner, the soldiers of House Kurita have remained dedicated to the warrior's path above all others. For seven centuries they have spread fear and respect in equal measure, expanding and protecting the Dragon with loyalty and honor tempered by the ancient code of bushido and forged in battles on a hundred worlds.

BattleTech Combat Manual: Kurita contains information on these warriors. This manual examines the combat commands of the Draconis Combine, detailing their histories, tactics, unit crests, paint schemes, and notable personnel. This Alpha Strike expansion includes special rules for unique character abilities, faction-specific rules, force-building, and a mini-Technical Readout—everything you need to field your favorite Draconis Combine unit on the tabletop, or create your own.


  • Founding
  • The Star League
  • The Succession Wars
  • The Free Rasalhague Republic
  • The Ronin War
  • The War of 3039
  • The Present
  • The Pillar of Steel
  • Kurita Combat Commands
  • FRR-KungsArmé
  • Rules Addendum
  • Force Building
    • Force Building Terms
  • Select
  • Point Value Total
  • Choose an Era
  • Choose a Faction
  • Choose a Combat Command
    • Unit Organizations
      • BattleMech Organizations
      • Aerospace Organizations
      • Armor Organizations
      • Infantry Organizations
      • Artillery Organizations
      • Aviation Organizations
  • Build a Company
  • Build Formations
    • Step 1: Choose Formation Type
    • Step 2: Choose Units for the Formation
      • Standard Lances
      • Availability Lists
    • What if I Just Want to Start Playing?
      • Step 3: Select Skill and Modify PV
      • Step 4: Assign Special Pilot Abilities
  • Assigning Special Commands Abilities
    • Environment Specializations
      • Determine Force Experience Ratings
      • Determine Number of Special Command Abilities
      • Assign Special Command Abilities
  • Supplemental Mercenaries
  • Kurita Special Command Abilities
    • Environmental Specialization
      • Optional Game Setups
      • Environmental Conditions
    • Enemy Specializations
    • New Special Command Abilities
  • Kurita Lances (Formations)
    • New Lance (Formations) Types
      • Horde
      • Order Lance
      • Berserker Lance (Close Combat Lance)
      • Anti-'Mech Lance
    • Standard Lance
  • MechWarriors of the DCMS
  • Technical Readout
  • Samurai and Ronin
  • Kurita Faction Lists


  • The Combat Manual series was discontinued after the release of this book.