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- 1 General Information
- 2 Cautionary Notes
- 3 Size
- 4 Movement
This Infantry Platoon Creation Rules worksheet is intended to assist Editors in verifying the BV and other BattleTech Stats of an Inner Sphere Infantry Platoon (7*3 = 21), (7*4 = 28) or of an Clan Infantry Point. Please feel free to print off this sheet and compare the values given with your own numbers.
Computed values from this worksheet are NOT canon even though they are based on canon information. If the data given here conflicts with a canon publication, the canon publication should be considered the correct source.
The Table Values from Combat Operations and Tech Manual already incorporate the Insufficient Ammo Pentalty where light weapons that have less than 10 turns worth of fire (three turns for medium weapons) are penalized by having their damage value multiplied by the number of turns that they can fire divided by 10 (light) or 3 (Medium).
Exclusion of Field Guns
Standard Inner Sphere foot and motorized infantry units are nominally platoons of 28 men organized into 4 squads of 7 men each, the most common organizational layout is three "line" squads with one to two direct-fire (e.g. machine gun, flamer or laser) light, portable or semi-portable class support weapons or one to four light class support missile weapons (e.g. Recoilless, SRM, LRM, MRM) and a "support" squad with one to two direct-fire support or heavy class support weapons or one to four heavy class support missile weapons. Jump infantry units are nominally platoons of 21 men, and have only three "Line" squads. Platoons are equivalent to lances in other services.
Design a ComStar Foot Infantry or Motorized Infantry Level I as you would a standard platoon of 28 men with 4 Squads of 7 Men. a Level I of Jump Infantry would be 21 Men.
A Level I of BattleArmor is 4 suits.
Motorized Infantry Units use unarmored vehicles that mass less than 214.29 kg (rounded) per infantry trooper (including driver) that is, a 5 man vehicle capable of Towing a Support PPC would mass less than 1,071.43 kg (rounded). While it would be possible to create these vehicles in the support vehicle rules, it is probably inadvisable, and to the best of my knowledge, no such vehicles exist in the canon. A Motorized Infantry unit has 3 movement points if equipped with 1 Support Weapon per Squad, and 2 movement points if equipped with 2 support weapons.
Mechanized Infantry Units were originally Foot Infantry, Jump Infantry, or Motorized Infantry units that were transported in Combat Vehicles or Support Vehicles that mass larger more than 5,000 kg and are their own units on the BattleTech Scale.
Mechanized Infantry Units equipped variously with
- Technical Readout: 3026, P.110 Semi-Portable Particle Cannon
- MechWarrior, Third Edition
- Classic BattleTech Role Playing Game
- LosTech: The MechWarrior Equipment Guide
- Handbook: House Marik
- Handbook: House Steiner
- Handbook: House Davion
- Handbook: House Kurita
- Handbook: House Liao
- Handbook: Major Periphery States
- Field Manual: Warden Clans, P. 11 Standard Clan Elemental/Infantry Organization
- Field Manual: Crusader Clans, P. 9 Standard Clan Elemental/Infantry Organization