Field Manual: Free Worlds League

Field Manual: Free Worlds League
Product information
Type Sourcebook
Development Bryan Nystul
Primary writing Chris Hartford
Pages 160
Cover Artwork Doug Chaffee
Illustrations Tom Baxa
Joel Biske
John Bridegroom
Scott James
Lewis LaRosa
Jeff Laubenstein
Chris Moeller
Brad McDevitt
Jim Nelson
Mike Nielsen
Chris Palm
Christina Wald
Matt Wilson
Loston Wallace
Publication information
Publisher FASA
Product code 1699
First published 1997
ISBN-10 1555603165
Era Clan Invasion era
Civil War era
Timeline 1 January 3059
Series Field Manuals
Preceded by Field Manual: Draconis Combine
Followed by Field Manual: Mercenaries


Field Manual: Free Worlds League is primarily a treatise on the Free Worlds League Military, so it contains information on line units, major military academies, and how the FWLM works, including the role of the Captain-General. It examines the differences between regional forces and federal forces and provides a brief history of the Free Worlds League up to 3058. The sourcebook also contains information on creating scenarios, integrating Free Worlds units into scenarios, specialized rules on creating Free Worlds League characters in MechWarrior, Second Edition. Finally, FM:FWL introduced for the first time the Light Gauss Rifle, Inner Sphere versions of the Ultra AC/10 and ER Small and Medium Lasers, as well as some special LRM munitions. It then included new 'Mech variants that incorporated these weapons, as well as the FWL-produced OmniMech, the Perseus and their own home-brewed WarShips.

The trademarked title is BattleTech Field Manual: Free Worlds League.

From the back cover[edit]

Spared from the ravages of the Clan invasion, the Free Worlds League flourished as an arms supplier to the embattled legions of the Inner Sphere. Captain-General Thomas Marik patiently guided the Free Worlds League Military through a long-overdue reformation as the troops of his Great House rivals battled the invaders. Bolstered by the League's powerful military-industrial complex, the FWLM now stands as one of the largest and best-equipped forces in the Inner Sphere.

This classified field manual, seized from the League's intelligence organization, reveals the inner workings of the FWLM, from the humble Marik Militia to the elite Knights of the Inner Sphere.

An invaluable resource for both allies and enemies of the League, the BattleTech Field Manual: Free Worlds League provides a complete survey of House Marik's military. The manual includes dossiers that describe the history, officers and tactics of all FWLM BattleMech regiments; special rules that reflect the unique capabilities of each regiment; new weapons, equipment, exclusive FWLM BattleMechs and more.


  • The Eagle's Talons
    • FWLM Chain of Command
    • Types of Units
  • The Modern FWLM
  • Uniforms and Insignia
  • Awards and Decorations
  • The Hatchlings
    • Academies and Universities
1st Free Worlds Legionnaires
2nd Free Worlds Legionnaires
3rd Free Worlds Legionnaires
4th Free Worlds Legionnaires
5th Free Worlds Legionnaires
6th Free Worlds Legionnaires
7th Free Worlds Legionnaires
1st Free Worlds Guards
2nd Free Worlds Guards
3rd Free Worlds Guards
1st Atrean Dragoons
11th Atrean Dragoons
12th Atrean Dragoons
1st Marik Militia
2nd Marik Militia
4th Marik Militia
5th Marik Militia
6th Marik Militia
9th Marik Militia
10th Marik Militia
13th Marik Militia
15th Marik Militia
18th Marik Militia
20th Marik Militia
23rd Marik Militia
25th Marik Militia
30th Marik Militia
31st Marik Militia
34th Marik Militia
1st Knights of the Inner Sphere
2nd Knights of the Inner Sphere
  • Provincial Forces
Ducal Guard
1st Fusiliers of Oriente
2nd Fusiliers of Oriente
3rd Fusiliers of Oriente
4th Fusiliers of Oriente
5th Fusiliers of Oriente
Iron Guard
Steel Guard
1st Sirian Lancers
2nd Sirian Lancers
3rd Sirian Lancers
1st Oriente Hussars
2nd Oriente Hussars
3rd Oriente Hussars
4th Oriente Hussars
5th Oriente Hussars
6th Oriente Hussars
Home Guard
1st Orloff Grenadiers
6th Orloff Grenadiers
8th Orloff Grenadiers
1st Regulan Hussars
2nd Regulan Hussars
4th Regulan Hussars
5th Regulan Hussars
9th Regulan Hussars
  • Ships of the Line: FWLM Fleet
    • The Operational Fleet
    • Renovation/Construction
  • Index