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Army Report: Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces, 3025
Product information
Type Sourcebook
Author Worktroll
Primary writing Worktroll (Writing)
Xolt (Research)
blacknova (Maps)
FASA Writers (See Notes)
Pages 28
Cover artwork Dana Knutson (Original Artist)
Illustrations Jeff Laubenstein
Dana Knutson
Todd Marsh
Byran Gibson
Jim Nelson
David Zenz
Chris Lewis
Camospaces Painted Miniatures Website, and others.
Publication information
Publisher (Fan-made product) - Google Drive Download Link
First published 2011
Content
Content Sourcebook
Era Succession Wars
Timeline 3025
Preceded by Army Report: Armed Forces of the Federated Suns, 3025
Followed by Army Report: Capellan Confederation Armed Forces, 3025

Description[]

Army Report: Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces, 3025 is part of a series of fan sourcebooks produced by long time Battletech player/fan, Worktroll. This book is a composite of the original FASA House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth) source book. This re-edited book restructures the content of the original sourcebook to focus on Tabletop game play and the original book's information of the faction's (Lyran Commonwealth) military. The purpose of book was to provide new players a better guide to organizing a canon game play.

The Writer's Description[]

"''A while back, I came to the conclusion that it would be useful to have "transition" products aimed at people who are coming from other games with a more formal organization - army lists, codexes, that sort of thing. BattleTech is a huge, sprawling universe - one of its main attractions, IMHO - but in all fairness if you're not used to that freedom, if you don't have access to the mass of back-story and fluff, it can be a bit overwhelming.

Now the free downloads available on this site are amazing resources, but even then, they're also a little overwhelming to someone new to the game. And I've seen a fair number of posts to the effect of "How can I find out a bit more about the (Draconis Combine, Free Worlds League, etc etc)?" or "Which house will suit me and my style of playing best?". So I decided to create something myself to cover this gap. Thus were born the Army Reports. Basically, they're digests of the 3025-era House Books. They give a brief summary of each state and its leader, their interstellar relations, and then their military, along with a map of the realm produced by forum member Blacknova. The information is all taken from canon sources - I kept the editing to an absolute minimum, and supplemented lightly from other sources like the Field Manuals or scenario books where appropriate. Then, they provide highlights of ten notable - or representative - regiments, including unit mottos and paint schemes, along with beautiful pictures of CamoSpecs minis belonging to some of the units. Finally, they include Random Assignment Tables (RATS) allowing people to quickly "roll up" random representative units, and a larger list covering common & uncommon 'Mechs and vehicles serving in that state's armed forces, all with BV2 point values and a brief section on balancing games using BV2.''"

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Canonicity[]

The most of the content is directly the original House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth) Sourcebook, thus it is canon. However, the information is reorganized with additional information which may not pass as canon. Images produced for the PDF are from the sourcebook and miniatures which are canon/licensed by FASA and other successor property owners.

Contents[]

  • Credits
  • Introduction
  • Sociopolitical Structure
  • Timeline: House Steiner
  • Army Report: Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces
  • Notable Military Units of the Lyran Commonwealth
  • Game Rules
  • Sample Companies
  • Creating Scenarios
  • General Rules
  • Using Mapsheets
  • Balancing Game Based on Battle Value
  • Equipment Available to the Army Report: Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces, 3025
  • Where to go from here?

Notes[]

  • The Army Reports were originally a cancelled canon project which was publicly released as a fan project.
  • While not officially mentioned, these series of PDFs help foster a similar product line Combat Manual which did not fair well in sales to continue beyond two books.


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