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Description[edit | edit source]

Originally a reverse-engineered version of the Capellan Confederation's Cataphract intended to mask development of the Federated Commonwealth's fearsome Axman, the Caesar would turn out to be a good but not great BattleMech in its own right.

Supposedly the sole design intended to come out of Johnston Industries' New Syrtis then-new 'Mech lines, the Caesar received notable public attention in an attempt to distract from development of the Axman, with the finished design surprisingly enough proving to be a high quality design itself. Though never attracting great sales, the Caesar would prove to be relatively popular in the Capellan March, among Lyran units on the Clan front as well as with FedCom-employed mercenaries and the Com Guards. Johnston attempted to redress its mediocre sales in the wake of the FedCom Civil War, developing two new variants intended to focus specifically on the qualities desired by the Lyran Alliance and Federated Suns. The resulting upswing in sale saw the Caesar in increasing use among those opposing the Word of Blake during the Jihad, with the LAAF in particular adopting the design almost as a means of honoring the assassinated Caesar Steiner.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Name Signature FACTIONS (3039+) Weight Class Hardpoints
CES-3R 70 HEAVY 5B 5E 0M 3S 5JJ
CES-3S 70 HEAVY 6B 6E 0M 4S 5JJ