You assume the role of a MechCommander, in charge of a growing unit of MechWarriors. The goal is to retake the planet Port Arthur from the technologically superior Smoke Jaguar Clan. You manage supplies, repairs, and upgrades, and organize the entire Mech unit.
You can direct up to 12 individual Mechs as they strategically assault dozens of enemy Mechs, Elementals, and armored vehicles. Each MechWarrior has its own identity, including various skills and combat instincts that improve over time under your influence.