Field Manual: Lyran Alliance
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|Field Manual: Lyran Alliance|
|Development||Randall N. Bills|
|Primary writing|| Chris Hartford |
|Cover artwork||Doug Chaffee|
|Illustrations|| Steve Bryant |
|First published||1 July, 2000|
|Era|| Clan Invasion era |
Civil War era
The ninth in the Field Manual series, Field Manual: Lyran Alliance describes the Lyran Alliance and its military circa 3062. Like Field Manual: Federated Suns before it, FM:LA describes the units, hierarchy, and training practices of the LAAF immediately prior to the Federated Commonwealth Civil War. Also included is a brief history that provides information on the Alliance up to 3062.
Like the other Field Manuals before it, FM:LA includes rules that provides each Lyran unit with special abilities, provides new life paths and sub-affiliations for RPG characters, and new equipment for use in now-Classic BattleTech. FM:LA saw the debut of the Heavy Gauss Rifle and Light Engine, as well as the Stiletto and Fafnir BattleMechs that make use of them. Finally, the massive Mjolnir-class WarShip got its start here, as well.
From the back cover
|“|| House Steiner has always been the unchallenged economic power of the Inner Sphere. Transformed from merchant-princes to a military juggernaut by years of war, the alliance with House Davion gave them the most powerful 'Mechs money can buy and a streamlined chain of command. Now, the Steiner-Davion alliance has fractured from within, threatening to engulf both nations in civil war.
BattleTech Field Manual: Lyran Alliance reveals the strengths and weaknesses of the new Alliance forces. This manual describes each Lyran regiment and its loyalties, profiles and special rules, plus cutting-edge equipment and the latest 'Mechs from the famed Steiner factories.
- "Chain Reaction"
- By Any Means Necessary
- The Mailed Fist
- The Lyran Alliance Armed Forces
- Uniforms and Insignias
- Awards and Decorations
- New Blood
- Boot Camp
- Military Academies
- LAAF Rosters
- Regional Militias
- Training Units
- Lyran Alliance Forces
- Unit Assignment Tables
- LAAF Units
- MechWarrior Rules
- Character Creation