Technical Readout: 3067

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Technical Readout: 3067
Product information
Type Technical Readout
Development Randall Bills
Primary writing Herbert Beas
Randall Bills
Loren Coleman
Dan Grendell
Chris Hartford
Christoffer Trossen
Pages 224
Cover Artwork Franz Vohwinkel
Illustrations Doug Chaffee
Matthew Plog
Franz Vohwinkel
Publication information
Publisher FanPro, Catalyst
Product code 10970 (FanPro)
35127 (Catalyst)
First published 2002 (FanPro)
2012 (Catalyst)
ISBN-10 389064970X
Content
Era Civil War era


Description[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Introduction
Inner Sphere Vehicles
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
Clan BattleMechs
Inner Sphere aerospace fighters
Clan aerospace fighters
Chaeronea
Issus
Tyre
Ammon
Xerxes
Hydaspes
Inner Sphere DropShips
Merlin
Union-X
Assault Triumph
Overlord-A3
Nekohono'o
Conquistador
Clan DropShips
Arcadia
Mercer
Outpost
Inner Sphere WarShips
Clan WarShips
Carrack
Conqueror
Leviathan

Remarks on content[edit]

  • 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).

Notes[edit]

  • 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.

Foreign-Language Editions[edit]

German[edit]

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Hardware-Handbuch 3067
Product information
Language German
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)
Pages 224
Publication information
Publisher Fantasy Productions
First published 2002
ISBN-10 389064953X
ISBN-13 9783890649535
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.[1] 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 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.

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References[edit]

  1. Such a small deviation is the Index which is in contrast to original edition listed in Table of Contents and called Index/Stichwortverzeichnis