Technical Readout: 3060

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Technical Readout: 3060
Product information
Type Technical Readout
Development Randall Bills
Bryan Nystul
Primary writing Herbert Beas
Randall Bills
Hugh Browne
Loren Coleman
Dan Grendell
Chris Hartford
Christopher Hussey
Patrick Kirkland
Bryan Nystul
Christoffer Trossen
Pages 208, 202
Cover artwork Doug Chaffee
Alex Iglesias
Illustrations Kevin Long
Matthew Plog
Brian Snoddy
Franz Vohwinkel
Publication information
Publisher FASA, CGL
Product code 8622, 35126
First published 1998, 2009
ISBN-10 1555603483
Content
Era Clan Invasion era

Description[edit]

The Technical Readout: 3060 (TRO:3060) is set immediately after Task Force Serpent's annihilation of Clan Smoke Jaguar. The title, purporting to be a ComStar study, presents the latest vehicle and 'Mech of Clan Invasion era. Furthermore it introduces a new combat asset, the ProtoMech.

The book was reprinted in 2009 under the Catalyst Game Labs emblem, with new cover art. Unlike the other FASA-era Technical Readouts, TRO:3060 did not receive the Catalyst Upgrade treatment, however. Other than the new cover art, the record sheets and BattleForce 2 statistics were removed, the Battle Values listed were changed to the BV 2.0 system found in the TechManual, and all errata to date was corrected. Accompanying the re-release was a new, PDF-only PDF Record Sheet book, which included new variants developed during the Jihad (not detailed in TRO:3060 itself).

From the back cover[edit]

The Great Houses of the Inner Sphere have created a new Star League to end the clan threat, launching an all-out attack against the most powerful Clan, Smoke Jaguar. During this campaign, the Inner Sphere was assaulted by a new and deadly creation: the ProtoMech. Swift and deadly, these half-size 'Mechs proved agile and difficult to destroy. Now, other Clans will quickly field this potent new weapon against the Inner Sphere, hoping to once more tip the balance of power in their favor.

BattleTech Technical Readout: 3060 provides descriptions, game statistics and complete rules for using the Clans' newest weapon in your BattleTech game: the ProtoMech. Additionally, new Inner Sphere and Clan BattleMechs and OmniMechs are included, as well as Clan vehicles.

Table of Contents[edit]

Introduction
Inner Sphere Vehicles
Utility Vehicles[1]
Mantis
Heavy APC[2]
Hawk Moth
Pinto
Chevalier
Gladius
Light SRM Carrier
Myrmidon
Heavy LRM Carrier
Schiltron
Demolisher II
Clan Vehicles
Shamash
Asshur
Odin
Donar
Mithras
Anhur
Indra
Svantovit
Zorya
Ares
Epona
Hachiman
Ku
Oro
Ishtar
Athena
Huitzilopochtli
Mars
Inner Sphere BattleMechs
Cossack
Kabuto
Duan Gung
Eagle
Arctic Fox
Garm
Initiate
Sentry
Beowulf
Bishamon
Cobra
Blitzkrieg
Enforcer III
Buccaneer
Marshal
Men Shen
Helios
Ti Ts'ang
Yeoman
JagerMech III
Jinggau
Barghest
Shugenja
Toyama
Black Watch
Tai-sho
Viking
Yu Huang
Hauptmann
Sirocco
Clan BattleMechs
Snow Fox
Commando IIC
Icestorm
Mandrill
Pack Hunter
UrbanMech IIC
Cougar
Arctic Wolf
Clint IIC
Corvis
Great Wyrm
Wyvern IIC
Stalking Spider
Ursus
Stooping Hawk
Matador
Predator
Fire Scorpion
Ha Otoko
Guillotine IIC
Nova Cat
Orion IIC
Canis
Thunder Stallion
Blood Asp
Highlander IIC
ProtoMechs
Harpy
Siren
Satyr
Centaur
Hydra
Roc
Gorgon
Minotaur

Remarks on content[edit]

  • The title comprises descriptions of 98 units in total, all from Clan Invasion era, most presented units or variants of already introduced units were previously unpublished. It contains:
  • Some content is not listed in the Table of Content:
    • a section with background information and rules for the new ProtoMech units with sub-sections
      • History of the ProtoMech
      • ProtoMech Rules
      • Construction
    • 2 pages of ProtoMech Record Sheets (5 units per sheet)
    • Index
  • The title comes with various in-character introductions, these are
    • Demi-Precentor VII-Sigma Merle Jimmus, ComStar (1 November, 3060) on Inner Sphere designs,
    • Precentor I-Omega Jared Pascal, ComStar (7 December, 3060) on Clan designs,
    • Precentor VIII-Lambda/Omega Igarashi Miya, ComStar (18 October, 3060) on Inner Sphere vehicle designs
    • Adept XVI-Omega Jared Pascal, ComStar (25 November, 3060) on Clan vehicle designs,
    • Adept XII-Omega Frances Pryce, ComStar (20 October, 3060) on Inner Sphere 'Mech designs,
    • Precentor I-Omega Jared Pascal, ComStar (17 November, 3060) on Clan 'Mech designs and
    • Adept XVI-Omega Jared Pascal, ComStar (27 November, 3060) on Clan ProtoMech designs.
  • The title contains some small errata, one of which is a wrong rank for the in-character author Jared Pascal in Clan Mech-section, who was presumably promoted from Adept to Precentor only after contributing ti the study.

German Edition[edit]

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Hardware-Handbuch 3060
Product information
Language german
Contribution Hartwig Nieder-Gassel (Translation & Editor & Copy-Editor), Frank Werschke (Editor & Layout & Copy-Editor), Florian Schauen, Thomas Römer (Copy-Editors), DTP Studio Meyer, Düsseldorf (Exposition), Druckerei Krull, Neuss (Printing)
Pages 208
Publication information
Publisher Fantasy Productions
First published 1999
ISBN-10 3890649424
ISBN-13 978-3890649429
MSRP 45,- DM, 42,- SFr, 330 ÖS

Published by licensee FanPro Hardware Handbuch 3060 is the German edition of Technical Readout 3060 (TRO:3060). Unlike previous TRO's, this edition matches the original edition in all aspects. The last page of Hardware-Handbuch 3060 contains a list of German Battletech products available at time of publication. The German version is printed as DIN A4, a standard European paper size, which is a little larger then north american Letter.

Spelling and Names[edit]

As with other German products some spelling and abbreviations were regularly adjusted. For instance the Planet Gotterdammerung was respelled to Götterdämmerung, the DCMS (Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery) became VSDK (Vereinigte Streitkräfte des Draconis Kombinats) and so on. The practice of translating design names had been ceased in 1997 however.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. The entry describes three different utility vehicles, Flatbed Truck, BattleMech Recovery Vehicle and Heavy BattleMech Recovery Vehicle.
  2. The entry describes three variants of Heavy APC, Heavy Hover APC, Heavy Tracked APC and Heavy Wheeled APC.