Production information
Manufacturer Innovative Design Concepts
Production Year 3066[1]
Model CDG-2A
Class Assault
Cost 22,444,169 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Inner Sphere BattleMech
Mass 80 tons
Chassis Wells 990
Armor Durallex Light Ferro-Fibrous Armor
Engine LTV 400 XL Fusion Engine
Communications System Tek BattleCom
Targeting Tracking System Dalban HiRez II
Heat Sinks 11 Double heat sinks
Speed 86 km/h (97 km/h with TSM)
BV (1.0) 1,342
BV (2.0) 1,700[2]


The Cudgel is a Solaris VII BattleMech. By using an XL engine, the designers kept the speed very high, on par with the Timber Wolf. To make the Cudgel even more effective, the designers fitted it with Triple Strength Myomer. When the heat rises high enough and the TSM activates, the Cudgel can use the movement profile of a 3025 Wasp.[3] The TSM also makes the Claw and Mace more effective, doubling the damage the Cudgel inflicts when making a physical attack. To make sure the Claw and Mace are always available the ranged weapons are all mounted in the head and torso, freeing the arms for their close-combat duties.

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Cudgel's main weapons are its Claw and its Mace. These two weapons allow it to deliver devastating close-combat attacks, especially when amplified by its Triple Strength Myomer. For ranged attacks the 'Mech is equipped with five Magna Mk II medium lasers, two of which protect its backside, and four Magna Mk VI ER medium lasers. As an afterthought, a single Magna Mk I Small Laser was installed, which protects its backside as well.


  • CDG-1B 
    IDC's original Cudgel design, introduced in 3053[4], had a top speed of 64 km/h and used MASC to boost speeds to 84 km/h. This allowed the Cudgel to bring its ten Machine Guns and two Small Pulse Lasers to bear on its foe. An SRM 6 missile launcher was the only ranged weapon used by this version. BV (2.0)= 1,347 [5]
  • CDG-2B 
    This variant replaces the ten lasers with five ER medium lasers and a Streak SRM-6 rack. BV (1.0) = ??, BV (2.0) = 1,714[6]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Cudgel has the following Design Quirks:[7]

Related BattleMechs[edit]

  • Charger - The Cudgel was made from a Charger chassis for close-range combat.


  • In German products, the unit's proper name was translated to Keule. The model code was accordingly changed to KLE-1B.



  1. MUL online date for the Cudgel
  2. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 271
  3. Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 167
  4. MUL online date for the CDG-1B Cudgel
  5. Solaris VII: The Game World 'Mech record sheets, p. 15
  6. Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrades Unabridged, p. 272
  7. BattleMech Manual, p. 91 BattleMech Quirk Table - Cudgel Entry.