Technical Readout: 3025 Revised
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| Technical Readout: 3025|
The Succession Wars
|Development|| Bryan Nystul|
Randall N. Bills
|Primary writing|| Blaine L. Pardoe|
Boy F. Petersen, Jr.
Dale L. Kemper
Clare W. Hess
Phillip J. DeLuca
|Cover artwork||Doug Chaffee|
|Illustrations|| Duane Loose|
David R. Deitrick
|MSRP||15.00 US $|
|Era|| Star League era|
Succession Wars era
Clan Invasion era
|Universe Date||22 March 3058|
|Preceded by||Technical Readout: 3025|
|Followed by||Technical Readout: 3039|
Although its proper title is Technical Readout: 3025 (subtitle: The Succession Wars), this product is often referred to as the Technical Readout: 3025 Revised; it was the first revised Technical Readout to be published.
The reason for the revision was the Unseen issue, a legal situation that did not allow the artwork for certain BattleMechs to be shown in official products anymore. This revision of Technical Readout: 3025 was supposed to supplant the original book, even retaining the same production code, but it removed the infamous Unseen (the entire entry, not just the artwork) and replaced them with appropriately downgraded Succession Wars era variants of various Star League era designs of from Technical Readout: 2750. All of these Technical Readouts were later collectively merged into the Technical Readout: 3039 and are out of print now.
In-character, it purports to be a 3058 revision by Wolfnet of the original ComStar work from 3025. As a nod to the missing Unseen, the author remarks that some well-known units were cut that required no revision and that the original entry from the Technical Readout: 3025 could still be used.
From the back cover
|“|| In the year 3025, war rages across all of known space. The Successor Lords vie for supremacy over the entire Inner Sphere, each commanding a vast army of troops. At the forefront of these forces are BattleMechs, 12-meter tall humanoid juggernauts bristling with enough firepower to level a city block. Centuries of war have taken their toll, and 'Mechs have become scarce and valuable. The presence of these behemoths on the battlefield often spells the difference between victory and defeat!
This revised edition of the original Technical Readout: 3025 features the most popular and powerful BattleMechs of the Succession Wars, as well as a selection of support vehicles, aerospace craft and rare Star League-era 'Mechs. Each of these war machines is illustrated in detail, accompanied by a description of its history and capabilities and complete BattleTech game statistics. Fully compatible with the BattleTech boxed game.
Table of Contents
- Light 'Mechs
- Medium 'Mechs
- Hermes II
- Heavy 'Mechs
- Black Knight
- Assault 'Mechs
- King Crab
- Boomerang Observation Plane
- Swift Wind Scout Car
- Ordnance Transport
- MASH Truck
- Packrat Long Range Patrol Vehicle
- Mobile HQ
- Coolant Trucks
- Rommel/Patton Tanks
- Von Luckner Heavy Tank
- Mobile Long Tom Artillery
- Aerospace Fighters
Remarks on content
- The in-character contribution for the original publication (TRO:3025) is given by Adept XVII-sigma David Keith, ComStar, 5 June 3025 (though it was unattributed when released). The in-character contribution for revised edition is given by Major-General Margaret Tulliver, Deputy Director, Wolfnet, 22 March 3058.
- The last page contains an index, which is not listed in the Table of Contents.
- Unlike some other revised TROs, this one did not have the word "Revised" in the cover title. Instead, it was only located on the banner page.
- This book is now partly included in Technical Readout: 3039 (without space ships).
- Artist credits for the Aerospace Fighters are written on p. 145: "Aerospace fighter illustrations by Mike Nielsen and Jim Nelson (after original by David Deitrick)."