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Weapon & Equipment Information
General Details
Name:  Medium Shield
Type (Category):  Equipment (Melee)
Technology:  Inner Sphere
Available To:  BattleMechs
Reference:  Tactical Operations (p. 290)

Description:
Description not provided

Game Rules:
Game rules not provided

Construction Rules:
May be mounted on any available unit type with adherence to the following construction rules:
 May only be mounted in the Arms
 Not allowed if Small Shield, or Large Shield is mounted in the same location
 May mount up to one per location
Inner Sphere Data
Prototype Date:  3067
Production Date:  3079
Extinction Date:  —
Recovery Date:  —

WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT COMBAT AND CONSTRUCTION TABLE
Heat (Aero)
Damage (Aero)
Range (Aero)
Rating
Availability
Cost (C-bills)
Weight (Tons)
Criticals
Battle Value
Direct-Fire
Explosive
0 (0)
5 (–)
–/1/–/– (–)
D
100,000
4.000
5
135.000 †
Defensive Battle Value

RULES LEVEL PROGRESSION TABLE
Start Year
End Year
Rules Level
3067
3078
Experimental
3079
Advanced

ALPHA STRIKE WEAPON CONVERSION TABLE
Heat
Short
Medium
Long
Extreme
Special Abilities
BattleMech Shield, Melee

Special Unit Abilities
The special unit abilities described here are intended for use with the Alpha Strike rule system:
 BattleMech Shield (SHLD)
Shield-bearing ’Mechs gain some protection against weapon and physical attacks at the expense of their own attack accuracy. To reflect this, shield-equipped units reduce the damage from most weapons and physical attacks by 1 point (to a minimum of 0). Indirect attacks, heat-causing attacks, and area-effect attacks (such as artillery and bombs) are not dampened by the shield and thus deliver full damage. All weapon attacks made by a ’Mech with this ability incur an additional +1 Target Number modifier.

 Melee (MEL)
This special ability indicates that the ’Mech is equipped with a physical attack weapon, and adds 1 additional point of physical attack damage on a successful Melee-type physical attack.

MTF Output → Critical Slot:  ISMediumShield
PDF Output → Critical Slot:  Medium Shield