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Technical Readout: 3050

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Technical Readout: 3050
Product information
Type Technical readout
Development Sam Lewis
Donna Ippolito (Senior Editor)
Kent Stolt (Assistant Editor)
Primary writing J. Andrew Keith
Jim Musser
Pages 240
Cover artwork Jim Nelson
Illustrations Joel Biske
Jim Nelson
Dana Knutson
Steve Venters
Publication information
Publisher FASA
Product code 8614
First published 1990
ISBN-10 1555600905
ISBN-13 978-1555600907
MSRP 18.00 US $
Content
Era Clan Invasion era
Timeline 3052
Series Technical Readouts
Followed by Technical Readout: 3050 Revised

DescriptionEdit

A major step forward for the BattleTech tabletop game, this TRO introduced a wealth of new BattleMechs, new technology and an entirely new unit type—Elementals, armored infantry brought along the invading Clans.

The first editions used construction rules that are (somewhat inaccurately) called "Fractional Accounting", where 0.25 ton increments were used. Later construction rules would only allow 0.5 ton increment, and at some point the designs from this book were upgraded to comply with the new rules. As a result, the Timber Wolf (Mad Cat) had its Endo Steel frame and XL Engine mass increased by 0.25 tons each (to 4 and 19.5 tons from 3.75 and 19.25 tons, respectively) and to account for the mass increase, the ER Small Laser in the right torso was removed. Other designs may have received a similar treatment.

Visually, the newer, post-rule change editions are discernible by having the title printed in orange letters (instead of white) with the line "Warriors of Kerensky" in blue instead of orange.

Table of ContentsEdit

Introduction

The Clans

The Uncommon Common Enemy
Rivalry
Bidding
Intent
Nonmilitary Technology
Organization
Tactics
OmniMechs
Elementals

Clan 'Mechs

Dasher
Koshi
Uller
Puma
Dragonfly
Fenris
Black Hawk
Ryoken
Vulture
Loki
Thor
Mad Cat
Man O' War
Masakari
Gladiator
Daishi

Inner Sphere Response

Production
Technology
Strategy
Deployment
Light 'Mechs
Flea
Hornet
Locust
Mercury
Stinger
Wasp
Commando
Falcon
Firefly
Hermes
Javelin
Spider
UrbanMech
Valkyrie
Firestarter
Jenner
Ostscout
Panther
Raven
Wolfhound
Medium 'Mechs
Assassin
Cicada
Clint
Hermes II
Sentinel
Vulcan
Whitworth
Blackjack
Hatchetman
Phoenix Hawk
Vindicator
Wolf Trap
Centurion
Crab
Enforcer
Hunchback
Trebuchet
Dervish
Griffin
Hoplite
Kintaro
Scorpion
Shadow Hawk
Wolverine
Heavy 'Mechs
Grand Dragon
Ostroc
Ostsol
Quickdraw
Rifleman
Axman
Catapult
Crusader
JagerMech
Thunderbolt
Archer
Caesar
Cataphract
Grasshopper
Guillotine
Warhammer
Marauder
Orion
Assault 'Mechs
Awesome
Charger
Goliath
Hatamoto-Chi
Victor
Zeus
Battlemaster
Katana
Shogun
Stalker
Cyclops
Mauler
Banshee
Annihilator
Atlas
Imp
Marauder II

Engineers' Tests

Weapons
ER PPC
Extended Range Lasers
Pulse Lasers
Ultra-Autocannon
LB-X Autocannon
Gauss Rifle
Swarm Long-Range Missiles
Thunder Long-Range Missiles
Arrow IV Missile Artillery System
Single-Shot Missile Launchers
Anti-Missile Systems
Anti-Personnel Pods
Electronics
Artemis IV Fire Control System
Narc Missile Beacon
Streak Short Range Missiles
Targeting Computer
C³ Computer
Beagle Active Probe
Guardian ECM Suite
Construction Materials
Double Heat Sinks
Cellular Ammunition Storage Equipment
Myomer Accelerator Signal Circuitry
Triple Strength Myomer
Endo Steel Internal Structure
Ferro-Fibrous Armor
XL Engines
Clan Pilots and Characters
OmniMech Construction
Outfitting an OmniMech
Designing New OmniMechs
OmniFighters
OmniFighter Types
Mounting Pods
Designing OmniFighters
Battle Armor
Movement
BattleArmor Under Fire
BattleArmor Attacks
'Mechanized' BattleArmor
Non-Clan BattleArmor
Tables

BattleTech Rules Clarifications

Remarks on contentEdit

  • The title comprises descriptions of 95 units in total, all from Clan Invasion era, all units or variants of already introduced units were previously unpublished. Furthermore it contains description and rule sets for new unit technologies and unit construction. It contains:
    • 16 OmniMech designs,
    • 79 BattleMech designs, and
    • Technology for 'Mechs and Vehicles (weapons, equipment and construction materiels).
  • The in-character description of the title's contents is given by Adept XXI-sigma Merle Jimmus, ComStar, 8 February, 3052
  • Some content is not listed in the Table of Content:
    • OmniMech (profiles of all included OmniMech units)
    • BattleArmor Record Sheets (5 pages with, each containing 3x5 record sheets for Clan BattleArmor)
    • Index
  • The title became later affected by the Unseen isssue, which resulted in the 1996 release of Technical Readout: 3050 Revised under the same product number with considerable changes to content.
  • The title was replaced in 2007 with Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade which included all-new artwork, more units and adaptation to latest rule developments.