Technical Readout: 3067
|Technical Readout: 3067|
|Primary writing||Herbert Beas|
|Cover Artwork||Franz Vohwinkel|
|Product code||10970 (FanPro)|
|First published||2002 (FanPro)|
|Era||Civil War era|
The Technical Readout: 3067 (TRO:3067) is set at the end of FedCom Civil War era. The title, purporting to be a ComStar study, presents the latest vehicle, 'Mech, aerospace fighter, DropShip, and WarShip designs from Inner Sphere and Clan provenience.
It was the first original Technical Readout that FanPro put out for the Classic BattleTech line. TRO:3067 was reprinted in 2012 under the Catalyst Game Labs emblem, with new cover art. As well as TRO:3060 and unlike older FASA-era Technical Readouts, TRO:3067 did not receive the Catalyst Upgrade treatment, however. Other than the new cover art only known errata were corrected. Accompanying the rerelease was a new, PDF-only PDF Record Sheet book.
From the back cover
|“||In the savage FedCom Civil War that rocked the Lyran Alliance and the Federated Commonwealth for the past five years, new machines of war have been rapidly tested and put in the field to help turn the tide of battle in each faction's favor. The Clans and other Houses have also been busy, as the internal and external conflicts drive the rapid deployment of new military hardware.
Classic BattleTech Technical Readout: 3067 provides descriptions, game statistics and illustrations for new BattleMech and vehicle designs. It finally unveils the next generation of Inner Sphere aerospace fighters and OmniFighters, as well as the Clan's second-line fighters. A handful of new DropShips are also premiered. This technical readout includes those designs previously published in the Field Manual: series.
Table of Contents
- Inner Sphere Vehicles
- Minion Advanced Tactical Vehicle
- Main Gauche Light Support Tank
- Stygian Strike Tank
- Glaive Medium Tank
- Musketeer Hover Tank
- Morningstar City Command Vehicle (CGL edition: Morningstar CCV)
- Manteuffel Attack Tank
- Fortune Wheeled Assault Vehicle
- Glory Heavy Fire Support Vehicle
- Ajax Assault Tank
- Clan Vehicles
- Hephaestus Scout Tank
- Tyr Infantry Support Tank
- Enyo Strike Tank
- Shoden Assault Vehicle
- Morrígú Fire Support Vehicle
- Heimdall Ground Monitor Tank
- Inner Sphere BattleMechs
- Red Shift
- Sha Yu
- Blue Flame
- White Flame
- Lao Hu
- Clan BattleMechs
- Crimson Langur
- Rabid Coyote
- Blood Kite
- Savage Coyote
- Mad Cat Mk II
- Inner Sphere aerospace fighters
- Inner Sphere WarShips
- Feng Huang
Remarks on content
- The title comprises descriptions of 99 units in total, all from FedCom Civil War era, some presented units or variants of already introduced units were previously unpublished, some derived from various publications of Field Manual: series. It contains:
- 16 combat vehicle designs,
- 45 BattleMech designs,
- 30 Inner Sphere designs and
- 15 Clan designs,
- 16 aerospace fighter designs,
- 10 Inner Sphere designs and
- 6 Clan designs,
- 9 DropShip designs,
- 6 Inner Sphere designs and
- 3 Clan designs
- 13 WarShip designs,
- 10 Inner Sphere designs and
- 3 Clan designs.
- The title comes with various in-character introductions, these are
- Demi-Precentor XIV-Sigma Merle Jimmus, ComStar (1 December, 3067) on Inner Sphere designs,
- Precentor VI-Omega Jared Pascal, ComStar (30 September, 3067) on Clan designs,
- Precentor XV-Lambda/Omega Igarashi Miya, ComStar (19 October, 3067) on Inner Sphere vehicle designs,
- Precentor VIII-Omega Jared Pascal, ComStar (17 September, 3067) on Clan vehicle designs,
- Demi-Precentor II-Omega Francess Pryce, ComStar (17 October 3067) on Inner Sphere 'Mech designs,
- Precentor VIII-Omega Jared Pascal, ComStar (21 September 3067) on Clan 'Mech designs,
- Demi-Precentor Josef Harkin, ComStar (19 October, 3067) on Inner Sphere aerospace fighter designs,
- Precentor VIII-Omega Jared Pascal, ComStar (18 September, 3067) on Clan aerospace fighter designs,
- Demi-Precentor VI-Omega Jacob Mellons, ComStar (1 October, 3067) on Inner Sphere DropShip designs,
- Precentor VIII-Omega Jared Pascal, ComStar (18 September, 3067) on Clan DropShip designs,
- Precentor XX-Omega Christoffer Hereford, ComStar (20 November, 3067) on Inner Sphere WarShip designs and
- Precentor XX-Omega Christoffer Hereford, ComStar (22 November, 3067) on Clan WarShip designs.
- On page 4 the title states in a Game Note, that WarShip designs presented, were constructed under (at time of publication in 2002) obsolete constructions rules of BattleSpace (from 1993), with the exception of designs Avalon and Mjolnir, for which the (at time of publication) current construction rules of AeroTech 2 (2000) were used. Both rulesets became obsolete with publication of Total Warfare (2006) and TechManual (2007).
- FanPro edition had three printings, the third in 2005.
- FanPro edition trademarked Classic BattleTech Technical Readout: 3067.
- FanPro released PDF Version 1.0 in January 2005: "based on the third printing 2005".
- Catalyst reprint trademarked BattleTech Technical Readout: 3067.
|Contribution||Reinhold H. Mai (Translation), Heinz Nachtigall (Translation & Editor), Christoph Nick (Translation & Editor & Copy Editing), Eberhardt von Massenbach (Editor & Copy Editing & Technical Advisor), Ralf Berszuck (Cover Design), Sarah Nick (Setting & Layout), DTP Studio Meyer, Düsseldorf (Exposition), Druckerei Krull, Neuss (Printing)|
|MSRP||25,- €; 43,80 SFr|
Published by FanPro Hardware Handbuch 3067 is the German edition of Technical Readout: 3067 (TRO:3067). Unlike most early German TRO editions, this one almost matches the original edition. 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
As with other German products spelling and names (especially places and units) as well as most abbreviations were regularly adjusted. For instance the 'Mech unit Archer was renamed to Schütze, the planet Gotterdammerung was respelled to Götterdämmerung, the DCMS (Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery) became VSDK (Vereinigte Streitkräfte des Draconis Kombinats) and so on.
Original 2002 edition (FanPro) cover. Art by Franz Vohwinkel.
- Such a small deviation is the Index which is in contrast to original edition listed in Table of Contents and called Index/Stichwortverzeichnis