Rules Level/THB

Also See[edit]

Game Play Rules Levels published in Tactical Handbook, BattleTech Compendium, Maximum Tech, BattleTech Master Rules, Maximum Tech Revised, BattleTech Master Rules, Revised Edition, New Core Rules .


Published in Tactical Handbook This is the first rules level system that was ever published for BattleTech.

Game Rules[edit]

Rules Level 1[edit]

Published in BattleTech, Third Edition, and generally dealt with the Technology Level available in 3025 (with the Exception of Mines, Fire, Artillery, and Quick Start Rules) first introduced in the Age of War along with one piece of equipment developed in the Succession Wars Era. Rules Level 1 equipment is on the referenced page. The Technical Readouts that deal with this level of play are Technical Readout: 3025 and Technical Readout: 3026

The Game play rules published in BattleTech, Third Edition constituted both the Quick Start Rules and the Standard Rules or Basic Rules.

Rules Level 2[edit]

Published in BattleTech Compendium and City Tech, Second Edition, and dealt with Standard and Advanced Rules that were used in all tournaments and MechForce Level competitions. This book included technology introduced in the Age of War, and Succession Wars as well as Technology introduced in Technical Readout: 2750 and Technical Readout: 3050. Rules Level 2 equipment is on the referenced page.

Rules Level 3[edit]

Published in Tactical Handbook, Unbound, Any FASA publications that are not assigned any other rules level, and the official MechForce North America#Magazines. Rules level Three constituted rules expansions added to increase the realism of the BattleTech Game but were too complex for standard play, and were very much optional... but they were no less official than the other two levels and did not ever include House Rules.