Field Manual: Crusader Clans

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Field Manual: Crusader Clans
Product information
Type Sourcebook
Development Bryan Nystul
Primary writing Herbert A. Beas II
Randall N. Bills
Loren L. Coleman
Chris Hartford
Christopher Hussey
Christoffer Trossen
Pages 200
Cover artwork Mike Sutfin
Illustrations Joel Biske
Fred Hooper
Scott James
Lewis Larosa
Jeff Laubenstein
Dave Martin
Brad McDevitt
Jim Nelson
Loston Wallace
Sam Wood
Publication information
Publisher FASA
Product code 1706
First published 1998
ISBN-10 1555603432
Era Clan Invasion era


The fourth book in the Field Manual series, Field Manual: Crusader Clans details the toumans and notable personalities of the seven crusader Clans, Blood Spirit, Fire Mandrill, Hell's Horses, Ice Hellion, Jade Falcon, Star Adder, and Clan Wolf. In addition, the history of many of these Clans are detailed for the first time (the Falcons and Wolves did not get the full treatment, since they already had their own source books).

The rigidity of the Clan social structure does not permit much flexibility, so there are no new RPG rules for characters, but there are plenty for BattleTech. FM:CC saw two new types of battle armor, Gnome and Salamander, as well as a new class of laser; the heavy laser (which comes in small, medium, and large). To mount these weapons, FM:CC also introduced three new 'Mechs, the Blood Kite, Hellfire, and Hellion.

Field Manual: Crusader Clans is the companion sourcebook of Field Manual: Warden Clans.

From the back cover

Nearly three hundred years ago, the Star League was torn apart when the lies and deceits of the petty House Lords launched the Inner Sphere into endless war. The Great Father Aleksandr Kerensky led our forefathers, the remnants of the righteous Star League army, away from that chaotic despotism. In turn, his son Nicholas forged us into the Clans: a society dedicated to becoming the greatest fighting force in all of history. We grew stronger with each generation, awaiting the day when we would return to the Inner Sphere to save it from itself.

Now is the time of the Return. Some among the Clans oppose the Crusaders' campaign of conquest, but we know that true enlightenment can only come to the misguided rabble of the Successor States through total subjugation. We will crush their honorless armies with our OmniMechs and plant the flag of the Clans on sacred Terra. Only then will the true Star League have returned to the Inner Sphere.

Lincoln Osis, ilKhan of the Clans

The first of two volumes on the Clans, Field Manual: Crusader Clans describes the seven most aggressive Clans: Blood Spirit, Fire Mandrill, Hell's Horses, Ice Hellion, Jade Falcon, Star Adder and Wolf. This sourcebook describes the tactics, uniforms and battle histories of each Clan, plus special rules that reflect the unique capabilities of each Galaxy, new weapons, equipment, exclusive Crusader BattleMechs® and more.