Spotlight On: Holt's Hilltoppers

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Spotlight On: Holt's Hilltoppers
Product information
Type Source Book Companion
Development Joshua C. Perian & Ray Arrastia
Primary writing Geoff "Doc" Swift
Pages 42
Illustrations Chris Lewis
Duane Loose
David White
Doug Chaffee
Brent Evans
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
Product code E-CAT35SN104
First published November 30th, 2018
MSRP $3.99
Era Clan Invasion Era
Civil War Era
Dark Ages
Timeline 3087
Series Spotlight On
Preceded by Spotlight On: Unending Faith
Followed by Spotlight On: Crimson Seeker Star


Spotlight On: Holt's Hilltoppers (shorted as SO:Holt's Hilltoppers) is the fifth in a series of campaign supplements designed to details on combat units featured in the BattleTech Universe.

SO: Holt's Hilltoppers provides the background of this one time planetary militia unit turned mercenary unit, who's inventive tactics would help them become good mercenary unit and all them to struggle to survive the turbulent times of the Thirty First Century.

Also in this book; Listing of character profiles of its notable members per three eras in which the unit was active in, force composition at its notable moment in its history, alternate game options/stats for Total Warfare, Alpha Strike, Abstract Combat System and provides Alpha Strike Date Cards for all eras.

Publisher's Description[edit]

Born in the fires of Operation: GUERRERO, Holt's Hilltoppers took on missions from the Periphery to the Chaos March, displaying grit and tenacity to rival any famed mercenary command. Action against Periphery pirates earned the Hilltoppers a reputation as savage defenders, but disaster during the St. Ives War nearly ended the command's existence. Steadfast courage and resilience kept them together, aided by an alliance with Periphery renegades. Glory and infamy awaited in the FedCom Civil War, along with respect and eternal enmity in equal measure. Tiring of the vagabond life, the Hilltoppers found a new home outside the boundaries of the Inner Sphere. The Fronc Reaches offer constancy, but safety is always in short supply.'

Spotlight On: Holt's Hilltoppers includes a Unit History, Personalities, Personnel Rosters, Mission Tracks, and data for use with all scales of BattleTech play.


  • Instruction
  • Unit History and Description
Traditions and Tactics
Force Composition
Uniform and Insignia
  • Personalities
George Holt
Pongamon Zithisakthanakul
Sun Chang
Ruben Catabas
Donald Valentine
Thomas Boyd
Osaka Silver
Irina Tripolskaya
Sergei Tripolskaya
L. L. Gresco
John Hamrahan
  • Personal Roster
Civil War Era
Jihad Era
  • "Ruinous Ambush" - Scenario
  • "No Place Like Home" - Scenario
  • Total Warfare / Alpha Strike Special Command Abilities
  • Alpha Strike DataCards [Civil War Era]
  • Alpha Strike DataCards [Jihad Era]
  • Abstract Combat System Combat Teams
  • Record Sheet - NightStar Custom-Variant


  • Unlike other sourcebooks, Spotlight On: Holt's Hilltoppers lacks an explicit table of contents. The list shown here was assembled from page headings.
  • Reused Art from previous Battletech books was used in this product. The artists were not credited as part of the product