Production information
Manufacturer Corean-General Motors
Production Year 3080[1]
Model MN1-D
Class Medium
Cost 3,738,375 C-bills
Technical specifications
'Mech type Primitive Inner Sphere BattleMech
Mass 50 tons
Chassis Primitive
Armor Primitive armor
Engine 240-rated primitive engine
Communications System Unknown
Targeting Tracking System Unknown
Heat Sinks 14 single
Speed 64.8 km/h
BV (1.0) N/A
BV (2.0) 850 [2]


One of the first primitive BattleMechs produced by the Free Worlds League, the Sarissa is one of many centuries-old Age of War designs reborn during the desperation of the Jihad.

A contemporary of the Icarus and Mackie, the original MN1-K Sarissa, designed sometime shortly after 2470, was intended as a stopgap that could be readily manufactured in civilian IndustrialMech facilities to bolster the League's member state militias in the face of Lyran Commonwealth and Capellan Confederation newborn BattleMech forces. This philosophy would also make the Sarissa very appealing in 3080 as the Principality of Regulus suffered increasing losses during the Word of Blake Jihad, favoring even a primitive BattleMech over even more simple to build combat vehicles for propaganda purposes.[2]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

The Sarissa is built on a primitive chassis, powered by a 240-rated primitive engine that is able to propel it at a max speed of 64.8 km/h. The design's main failing on the modern battlefield is its use of near-commercial grade armor, a mere 10 tons of primitive armor offering lackluster protection at best. [2]

Originally carrying a fairly simple weapons array, the Regulans' modern MN1-D model mounts a weapon loadout intended to handle a range of threats. Replacing the MN1-K's standard weaponry with a binary laser cannon gives the design significant punch for its size, supported by standard medium laser. To combat civil disorder, a machine gun with half a ton of ammunition is mounted alongside a small laser in the 'Mech's center torso. [2]


  • Uparmored 
    A refit variant projected to be made by the Principality of Regulus, who had placed plans to produce refit kits to update the Sarissas produced during the Jihad. The variant would feature standard BattleMech-grade standard armor from 3085 onward in place of its primitive armor. [2]

Design Quirks[edit]

The MN2-A Sarissa variant is subject to the following Design Quirks:




  1. MUL online date for the Sarissa
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Experimental Technical Readout: Marik, p. 8
  3. Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 113