The Dragon Roars

The Dragon Roars
Product information
Type Scenario Pack
Development Randall N. Bills
Primary writing Loren Coleman
Chris Hartford
Pages 65
Cover Artwork Clint Langley
Illustrations Steve Bryant
Doug Chaffee
Mike Chen
Scott James
John Paul Lona
Loston Wallace
Shane White
Publication information
Publisher FASA
Product code 1704
First published 1997
ISBN-10 1555603211
Era Clan Invasion era


The Dragon Roars is a scenario pack that enables players to reenact some key battles from Operation BULLDOG. To facilitate this, the book includes rules on Clan honor and forced withdrawal. It then goes into a historical synopsis of the events leading up to the invasion of the Clan Smoke Jaguar occupation zone. It breaks down the Classic BattleTech action into four waves and provides variants for the Draconis Combine-produced OmniMechs that use Clan-tech weapons. An additional scenario is included for those who wish to use BattleForce 2. The book wraps up with a brief bio of the most important characters.

The scenario begun in The Dragon Roars concludes in Twilight of the Clans.

From the Back Cover[edit]

For seven long years, an uneasy truce has kept the Clan war machine from continuing its relentless march into the Inner Sphere—but young Clan Crusaders hungry for war now push for an end to the Truce of Tukayyid, and a renewal of the invasion. Building on the momentum of their victory over the Jade Falcons on Coventry, the Great House leaders create a Star League Constitution, resurrecting with a pen what they had failed to accomplish through the force of arms— a new Star League. With the might of all the Houses apparently united after hundreds of years of warfare, the members of this fragile union hatch a desperate plan to end the Clan threat once and for all—the complete destruction of a Clan.

The Dragon Roars is a BattleTech scenario pack that describes the brutal conflict between forces of the newly constituted Star League Defense Force—made up of a coalition army from every Great House—and the savage Smoke Jaguars. Detailed descriptions and maps follow each wave of this titanic struggle as the Inner Sphere sweeps into the Smoke Jaguar Occupation Zone. Twelve BattleTech scenarios and one BattleForce 2 scenario allows players to actively participate in one of the largest conflicts in human history.


  • Introduction
    • How to Use This Book
    • Special Campaign Rules
      • Clan Honor and Battlefield Tactics
      • Forced Withdrawal
    • Field Upgrades
  • Scenarios
    • Wave One: The Katana Falls
    • Wave Two: Driving Forward
    • Smoke Jaguar Counterattack
    • Wave Three: Bringing Down the Jaguar
    • Wave Four: Clean-Up
    • BattleForce Scenario
  • Final Words


  • The copyright date is 1997 on the credits page and 1998 on the back cover.