Camo Specs

This article is about the sourcebook. For the website, see Camo Specs Online.
Camo Specs
Product information
Type Sourcebook
Development Jordan K. Weisman (Production Manager)
L. Ross Babcock III (Editor-In-Chief)
Donna Ippolito (Senior Editor)
C. R. Green (Editorial Assistant)
Primary writing Karl Hiesterman
Pages 48
Cover Artwork Steve Venters (uncredited) Jeff Laubenstein (design)
Interior Artwork Dana Knutson (Art Director)
Illustrations Doug Shuler
Publication information
Publisher FASA
Product code 1632
First published 1988
ISBN-10 1555600808
ISBN-13 9781555600808
MSRP $6.00
Era Succession Wars era
Timeline ca. 3025


A relatively small book, both in page count and literal size, Camo Specs (subtitle: A Guide to Regimental Paint Schemes) is essentially a full color guide to a variety of common paint schemes for numerous military units during the late Succession Wars era, for painting BattleTech miniatures. Along with each picture is a short overview and description of both the military unit the paint scheme belongs to as well as the combat unit pictured. Many of the 'Mechs featured are Unseen designs.

Certain references and pieces of information within the text sections suggest that the book is written from a 3025 standpoint as the "present" year.

From the back cover[edit]

Camo Specs: The Guide to BattleTech Regimental Paint Schemes

The most powerful regiments are comprised of BattleMechs and MechWarriors. All are steeped in tradition, honor, and duty. A single BattleMech can level a city, and can only be opposed by another of its kind. Piloted by the elite class known as MechWarriors, these machines, when organized into regiments, are a force to make planets tremble.

Regiments are built on pride. A regiment's colors embody that pride. The Guide to BattleTech Regimental Paint Schemes provides the distinctive patterns and colors, as well as a description of selected regiments of the Inner Sphere.

Includes 44 full-color illustrations, including several 'Mechs, tanks, and other vehicles in Arctic, Woodland, and Desert camouflage schemes.


  • The book is one of only a small handful of sources to feature the elusive Tamar Jagers unit.
  • In the Zeus entry the book repeats the false information that the Zeus was introduced in 2407 and deployed in the field by 2411. This actually predates the creation of the first BattleMech (the Mackie) by thirty-two years. The introduction date of the Zeus has since been corrected to 2787.
  • On its backside, the book states its ISBN as 1-55560-080-8 but this ISBN seems to actually be taken by another product from the same publisher ("Circus Imperium", from FASA's Renegade Legion product line).