Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade

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Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade
Product information
Type Technical Readout
Development Randall N. Bills
Primary writing Herb A. Beas II
Randall N. Bills
Chris Hartford
Ken Horner
Kevin Killany
Nick Marsala
David McCulloch
Ben Rome
Jason Schmetzer
Christoffer Trossen
Pages 248
Cover artwork Doug Chaffee
Illustrations Brent Evans
Chris Lewis
Jim Nelson
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
Product code 35122
First published May 2007
ISBN-10 0979204763
Content
Era Star League era
Clan Invasion era
Civil War era
Jihad era

Description[edit]

Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade was released in 2007 and is part of a wider attempt to summarize and consolidate unit designs originating from the earliest TRO-releases. It is the third TRO:3050 (after original TRO:3050 (1990) and TRO:3050 Revised (1996)) and, as well, the third book in the Upgrade series (after TRO:3055 Upgrade (2005) and TRO:3058 Upgrade (2006)). At the same time it was the first TRO released since Total Warfare and TechManual introduced new equipment and consolidated existing gaming and construction rule sets.

The ambitious book covers all 'Mechs from 3050 Revised, including the Star League 'Mechs, Combat Vehicles, and Aerospace Fighters that were added from Technical Readout: 2750. It is structured in "Inner Sphere", "Clan", and "Star League" sections, with only the latter containing vehicle and fighter designs. As with titles from Upgrades-series, information is provided on famous pilots and historical references are updated to 3071. Like its predecessor TRO:3050 Revised, it excludes the Unseen, which got their update in separate release Technical Readout: Project Phoenix. At the same time TRO:3050 Upgrade is the first TRO to contain design variants that make use of 3069-era technology.

From the back cover[edit]

General Aleksandr Kerensky and three-quarters of the Star League Defense Force departed human-occupied space more than two hundred and fifty years ago, only to return in 3050 as the Clans: a society dedicated to the highest warrior ideals and bent on conquering the Inner Sphere. With their superior technology and OmniMechs, they almost proved unstoppable, before their defeat at Tukayyid and its fifteen year truce. The year is 3070, and while the Truce of Tukayyid has expired, the Jihad rages. The Inner Sphere 'Mechs hastily upgraded with field modifications to counter the Clans are proving their worth, as notable pilots rise to become heroes and new, more time tested variants—sporting weapons right out of R&D labs—make their presence felt, while the Clan OmniMechs continue to prove they are still the cutting edge of military technology.

Classic BattleTech Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrades fully updates this venerable product, fleshing out the history of each design, including notable MechWarriors/pilots, as well as providing fresh illustrations. Additionally, all the 'Mechs, vehicles and aerospace fighters originally found in the now out-of-print Technical Readout: 2750 are included.

Table of Contents[edit]

Introduction
Inner Sphere BattleMechs
Flea
Hornet
Commando
Falcon
Firefly
Javelin
Spider
UrbanMech
Firestarter
Jenner
Panther
Raven
Wolfhound
Assassin
Cicada
Clint
Hermes II
Vulcan
Whitworth
Blackjack
Hatchetman
Vindicator
Wolf Trap
Centurion
Enforcer
Hunchback
Trebuchet
Dervish
Hoplite
Grand Dragon
Quickdraw
Axman
Catapult
JagerMech
Caesar
Cataphract
Grasshopper
Orion
Awesome
Charger
Hatamoto-Chi
Victor
Zeus
Katana (Crockett)
Shogun
Stalker
Cyclops
Mauler
Banshee
Annihilator
Atlas
Imp
Clan OmniMechs
Dasher
Koshi
Uller
Puma
Dragonfly
Fenris
Black Hawk
Ryoken
Vulture
Loki
Thor
Mad Cat
Man O' War
Masakari
Gladiator
Daishi
Star League
Star League Vehicles
Gabriel
Ripper
Beagle Tank
Rotunda
Nightshade
Cyrano
Lightning
Zephyr
Chaparral
Kanga
Thor Artillery Vehicle
Demon
Marksman
Magi
Burke
Fury
Rhino
Puma Assault Tank
Star League BattleMechs
Mercury
Thorn
Mongoose
Hermes
Hussar
Sentinel
Wyvern
Crab
Kintaro
Champion
Lancelot
Bombardier
Exterminator
Guillotine
Black Knight
Flashman
Thug
Crockett
Highlander
King Crab
Star League Aerospace Fighters
Trident
Swift
Spad
Zero
Rogue
Tomahawk
Hellcat(sic![1])
Gotha
Ironsides
Hammerhead
Rapier
Ahab

Remarks on content[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Some designs in this book may be no longer legal for tounament use, due to later changed rule sets.
  • An overview on errata (v2.0) for TRO:3050 Upgrade can be found TRO:3050u online.

References[edit]

  1. The design included is actually the Hellcat II.