Robinson Standard BattleWorks

Robinson Standard BattleWorks
Corporation Profile
AffiliationFederated Suns
(Robinson III)[1]

Located on the capital of the Draconis March, Robinson Standard BattleWorks was a Federated Suns-based BattleMech manufacturer.


Originally a minor equipment supplier, the company was one of many that was expanded and upgraded to BattleMech manufacture in the midst of the Clan Invasion. With First Prince Hanse Davion stripping away front-line units from the Draconis March to fight the advancing Clans, the First Prince responded to Duke Aaron Sandoval's demands for recompense by agreeing to share the financing for development and production of a brand new BattleMech to suit the needs of militia units of the March, the Watchman. Building on this, RSB has expanded to manufacture other highly advanced designs in less than a decade.[1]

Despite the company's increasing success, RSB is somewhat of a pariah within its own nation, virtually ignored by the AFFS Department of the Quartermaster and all but denied the support lavished by the New Avalon Institute of Science on other manufacturers. The situation is so bad that RSB has increasingly turned to manufacturers outside the Federated Suns, such licensing 'Mech designs from Free Worlds League based Kong Interstellar Corporation and Extended-Range Lasers from the Outworlds Alliance based Lushann Industries Limited, to access equipment other defense manufacturers take for granted.[1]

Part of the reason for this is RSB's links to House Sandoval, while a publicly traded corporation they maintain a controlling interest in it, exercising near total control of its output, doling out production only to units who show loyalty to the Draconis March and its hatred of the Draconis Combine.[1]

During the Jihad the factory took a great deal of damage. Many of the production lines were damaged, and by 3079 the factory could only produce the Argus, Atlas, and Sentry 'Mechs. Another line was available to refit Ostsols. RSB was working to restore the Black Knight line next.[2]

By 3085, Robinson were attempting to capitalize on the new interest being shown in light cavalry BattleMechs. While the light class of BattleMechs had begun to wither in the wake of the Clan Invasion as heavier designs became more mobile, the need for whatever war matériel could be produced during the Jihad had resulted in light 'Mechs gaining more attention, aided by some notable successes. The net result of this was production of the Cuirass.[3]

Robinson was taken by the Draconis Combine in the 3140s. In July 3147, the AFFS raided former Draconis March worlds held by the Combine. In support of these efforts, several workers took control of the Atlas production line on Robinson. The Eighth Sword of Light promptly destroyed the captured Atlas 'Mechs, and their supporting infantry swarmed through the plant, killing every worker they found. The plant lay idle until September, when new workers were shipped in from the Combine. Despite this change in staffing, the plant still suffered from occasional sabotage attempts.[4]

Robinson Standard BattleWorks was seized by the X Hastati Sentinels, X Principes Guards, and X Triarii Protectors in November 3149. They fought the Ryuken-ni and Eighth Sword of Light, forcing both Combine regiments away.[5]


Robinson Standard BattleWorks has manufacturing centers on the following planets:


Components produced on Robinson:[2][6][7][8][9][10][11]
Component Type
OTT-8J Ostscout[12] Light BattleMech
CDR-1X Cuirass[10] Medium BattleMech
SNT-04 Sentry[2][6] Medium BattleMech
WTC-4M Watchman[7] Medium BattleMech
AGS-4D Argus[2][8] Heavy BattleMech
BL-12-KNT Black Knight[13] Heavy BattleMech
BLK-NT-2Y Black Knight[14] Heavy BattleMech
BLK-NT-3A Black Knight[15] Heavy BattleMech
BLK-NT-3B Black Knight[16] Heavy BattleMech
BLK-NT-4D Black Knight[17] Heavy BattleMech
BLK-NT-5H Black Knight[18] Heavy BattleMech
OTL-6D Ostsol[2][19] Heavy BattleMech
OTL-8E Ostsol[20] Heavy BattleMech
SGT-8R Sagittaire[9] Assault BattleMech
SGT-14R Sagittaire[21] Assault BattleMech
Atlas[2] Assault BattleMech
AS7-D2 Atlas III[22] Assault BattleMech
AS7-D3 Atlas III[11] Assault BattleMech
1A Type 12 Endo Steel Argus[8]
Dorwinion Hyperactive 3 Endo Steel Sentry[6] & Cuirass[10]
Dorwinion Standard Watchman[7]
Foundation 12X Endo Steel Atlas III[11]
Skuel Heavy TRQ Sagittaire[9]
Fusion Engine
Nissan 200 Sentry[6] & Watchman[7]
Robinson 160 Fuse-Pak [23]
Vlar 300 Atlas III[11]
Extralight Fusion Engine
GM 240 XL Cuirass[10]
GM 300 XL Argus[8]
Pitban 285 XL Sagittaire[9]
Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles)
StarGuard II w/CASE Argus[8] & Cuirass[10]
Starshield A Sentry[6] & Watchman[7]
Starshield Special Heavy w/CASE II Atlas III[11]
Jump Jets
HildCo Model LFT-9X Sagittaire[9]
HildCo Model 12 Sentry[6] & Watchman[7]
Robinson-Liberty Model 12 Cuirass[10]
Communications System
Achernar Electronics HICS-11 Watchman[7]
Achernar Electronics HICS-15 Sentry[6] & Cuirass[10]
Achernar Electronics HID-8.7 Argus[8]
Rander Comm-Marshal w/Angel ECM Suite Atlas III[11]
Sony MSF-31 Sagittaire[9]
Targeting-Tracking System
Dalban HiRez V Atlas III[11]
Federated Hunter Watchman[7]
Federated Hunter Type 3 Sentry[6] & Cuirass[10]
Federated Hunter Mk. XX w/Targeting Module Beagle Active Probe Argus[8]
Federated Stalker w/Targeting Module Sagittaire[9]
Rotary AC/2
Mydron Model RD Atlas III[11]
Medium X-Pulse Laser
Martell-X Atlas III[11]
Streak LRM-20
StarTek Atlas III[11]
Type VI Atlas III[11]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Handbook: House Davion, p. 174: "Robinson Standard BattleWorks (RSBWI)"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Objectives: Federated Suns, p. 23: "Robinson Standard BattleWorks"
  3. Technical Readout: 3085 Supplemental, p. 26: "Overview"
  4. Shattered Fortress, p. 34: "The Dragon's Response"
  5. Shattered Fortress, p. 76: "The Heart of the Draconis March"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 Technical Readout: 3060, p. 86: "Produced Sentry Components"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 30: "Produced Watchman Components"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 Technical Readout: 3067, p. 76: "Produced Argus Components"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 Technical Readout: 3067, p. 98: "Produced Sagittaire Components"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 Technical Readout: 3085 Supplemental, p. 26: "Produced Cuirass 'Mech Components"
  11. 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 48: "Produced Atlas III Components"
  12. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 2, p. 5
  13. Technical Readout: The Succession Wars, p. 138
  14. Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 92
  15. Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 93
  16. Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 94
  17. Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 95
  18. Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 44
  19. Technical Readout: Project Phoenix, p. 36
  20. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 14, p. 7
  21. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 29, p. 13
  22. Technical Readout: 3145 Federated Suns, p. 102
  23. Technical Readout: 3060, pp. 16–17: "Pinto VTOL Profile"