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Technical Readout: 3075

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Technical Readout: 3075
Product information
Type Technical Readout
Development Randall N. Bills
Primary writing Herbert A. Beas II
Randall N. Bills
Ken Horner
Nick Marsala
David McCulloch
Ben Rome
Jason Schmetzer
Paul Sjardijn
Pages 303
Illustrations Ray Arrastia
Doug Chaffee
Brent Evans
Michael Komarck
Duane Loose
Matt Plog
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
Product code 35130
First published 2008
ISBN-10 1934857033
Content
Era Star League era
Jihad era

DescriptionEdit

Technical Readout: 3075 contains stats for units of all types broken down into two sections. The first sections details weapons of war that were created during the first half of the Jihad, while the second section describes those that first rolled off the production line during the Age of War. In addition to making use of the weapons first seen in Total Warfare, TRO:3075 also contains some units that use non-tournament legal equipment found in Tactical Operations.

From the back coverEdit

In November 3067 the Second Star League disbanded. The Word of Blake—a splinter group of ComStar—had been on the verge of joining in fulfillment of ancient prophecies. Denied their dream, the Blakists sought to preserve the Star League against the follies of the Houses, but its fanaticism manifested this noble goal as the Jihad: a horrific war that has pitted every faction against each other and even themselves. Against such an anvil, new cutting edge machines of war are marched into the fire. The discovery of an ancient Hegemony Memory Core graphically showcases the desperation of the conflict, as primitive 'Mechs not seen on a battlefield since the dawn of 'Mech production over half a millennia ago once again appear.

Classic BattleTech Technical Readout: 3075 provides a comprehensive look at the latest machines of war debuting during the Jihad: from 'Mechs to battle armor, Support Vehicles to DropShips and more. In addition, a complete "Age of War" section covers the Terran Hegemony and each of the five Great Houses during the Age of War, including the very first BattleMechs produced by each faction and how such machines are starting to appear once more. Each military vehicle is illustrated in detail, accompanied by a description of its history, capabilities, game stats, and some of the unit's most famous pilots.

Table of ContentsEdit

Introduction
Cutting Edge
Inner Sphere
Nighthawk Mk. XXI PA(L)
Tornado PA(L)
Djinn
Kobold
Asura
Rottweiler
Se'irim
Trinity
Void
Phalanx
Tengu
Grenadier
Hauberk
Nephilim
Shedu
Crow Scout Helicopter
MIT 23 MASH Vehicle
Tamerlane Strike Sled
Saxon APC
Hiryo Armored Infantry Transport
Danai Support Vehicle
Condor Hover Tank (Upgrade)
JES I Tactical Missile Carrier
Thumper Artillery Vehicle
DI Morgan Assault Tank
JI-40 "Jifty" Transportable Field Repair Unit
O-66 HMRV "Oppie"
Malak
Valiant
Wight
Mongoose II
Preta
Legionnaire
Eyleuka
Grigori
Patriot
Deva
Defiance
Warlord
Seraph
Archangel
Titan II
Hyena SalvageMech
Shade
Rusalka
Striga
Aurora
Leopard Pocket WarShip
Union Pocket WarShip
Mule Pocket WarShip
Excalibur Pocket WarShip
Clan
Aerie PA(L)
Afreet
Clan Medium
Corona
Rogue Bear
Golem
Bellona Hover Tank
SM1 Tank Destroyer
Bear Cub
Crimson Hawk
Ocelot
"Pariah"
Sun Cobra
Balius
Ryoken II
Cygnus
Jupiter
Erinyes
Cecerops
Orc
Procyon
Chrysaor
Basilisk
Triton
Delphyne
Age of War
Terran Hegemony
Cobra Transport VTOL
Turhan
Merkava Mk. VIII Heavy Tank
Jackrabbit
Kyudo
Galahad
Helepolis
Atlas II
Mackie
Hellcat
Manatee
Pentagon
Dictator
Model 96 "Elephant"
Colossus
Draconis Combine
Sabaku Kaze Heavy Scout Hover Tank
Daimyo HQ 67-K
Gladiator
Von Rohrs
Kiso
Sabre
Vulture
Samarkand (Carrier)
Federated Suns
Darter Scout Car
Prometheus Combat Support Bridge Layer
BattleAxe
Hammerhands
Jabberwocky EngineerMech
Centurion
Vampire
Robinson (Transport)
Capellan Confederation
Korvin Tank
Stork Light Refueling Craft
Firebee
Koschei
Xanthos
DemolitionMech
Lightning
Du Shi Wang (Battleship)
Free Worlds League
Mauna Kea Command Vessel
Paramour Mobile Repair Vehicle
Icarus II
Patron LoaderMech
Eagle
Deathstalker
Aquarius and Lyonesse
Explorer JumpShip
Lyran Commonwealth
Marsden II Main Battle Tank
Büffel VII Engineering Support Vehicle
Crossbow
Ymir
Lumberjack
Typhoon
Thunderbird
Tharkad (BattleCruiser)
Periphery
Ignis
Dromedary Water Transport
Toro
Phoenix
Quasit MilitiaMech
Vulcan

Remarks on contentEdit

  • The title comprises descriptions of 138 units in total, with the majority from Jihad era and the rest from the Age of War. The book contains previously published as well as completely new designs. These are:
  • The title comes with various in-character introductions, these are
    • Chandrasekhar Kurita, 31 January 3075 with an overall inrtroduction to the book (p. 4)
    • Professor Col Hari on the aesthetic evolution of BattleMechs (p. 5-6),
    • Mirza Peter Abdulsattah on latest technological development ("The Cutting Edge") (p. 8), and especially on Inner Sphere and Clan designs (p. 114),
    • Kyn Johannson, HTE Marketing and Research on the Age of War (p. 166/167) and the Terran Hegemony (p. 168),
    • Archivist Megumi Kaneda and Jose Maestas on Draconis Combine designs in Age of War (p. 200),
    • Archivist Tesuko Punzal and Antonio Yodama on Capellan Confederation designs in Age of War (p. 236),
    • Maryanne Sheely (from: Steiner: Then and Now, Dobless Press, 3074) and Mirza Peter Abdulsattah on Lyran Commonwealth designs in Age of War (p. 272),
    • Lynn Snyder, HTE Marketing and Research, on Periphery designs in Age of War (p. 290).
    • The introductions for the Federated Suns and the Free Worlds League are not attributed to any person.
  • The title comes with some Game Notes (p. 7) with some general remarks on rule levels and how to use the equipment presented in the book.