Technical Readout: 3075

Technical Readout: 3075
Product information
Type Technical Readout
Development Randall N. Bills
Primary writing Herbert A. Beas II
Randall N. Bills
Ken Horner
Nick Marsala
David McCulloch
Ben Rome
Jason Schmetzer
Paul Sjardijn
Pages 303
Illustrations Ray Arrastia
Doug Chaffee
Brent Evans
Michael Komarck
Duane Loose
Matt Plog
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
Product code 35130
First published 2008
ISBN-10 1934857033
Era Star League era
Jihad era


Technical Readout: 3075 contains stats for units of all types broken down into two sections. The first sections details weapons of war that were created during the first half of the Jihad, while the second section describes those that first rolled off the production line during the Age of War. In addition to making use of the weapons first seen in Total Warfare, TRO:3075 also contains some units that use non–tournament legal equipment found in Tactical Operations.

From the back cover[edit]

In November 3067 the Second Star League disbanded. The Word of Blake—a splinter group of ComStar—had been on the verge of joining in fulfillment of ancient prophecies. Denied their dream, the Blakists sought to preserve the Star League against the follies of the Houses, but its fanaticism manifested this noble goal as the Jihad: a horrific war that has pitted every faction against each other and even themselves. Against such an anvil, new cutting edge machines of war are marched into the fire. The discovery of an ancient Hegemony Memory Core graphically showcases the desperation of the conflict, as primitive 'Mechs not seen on a battlefield since the dawn of 'Mech production over half a millennia ago once again appear.

Classic BattleTech Technical Readout: 3075 provides a comprehensive look at the latest machines of war debuting during the Jihad: from 'Mechs to battle armor, Support Vehicles to DropShips and more. In addition, a complete "Age of War" section covers the Terran Hegemony and each of the five Great Houses during the Age of War, including the very first BattleMechs produced by each faction and how such machines are starting to appear once more. Each military vehicle is illustrated in detail, accompanied by a description of its history, capabilities, game stats, and some of the unit's most famous pilots.

Table of Contents[edit]

Remarks on content[edit]

  • The title comprises descriptions of 138 units in total, with the majority from Jihad era and the rest from the Age of War. The book contains previously published as well as completely new designs. These are:
  • The title comes with various in-character introductions, these are
    • Chandrasekhar Kurita, 31 January 3075 with an overall introduction to the book (p. 4)
    • Professor Col Hari on the aesthetic evolution of BattleMechs (p. 5-6),
    • Mirza Peter Abdulsattah on latest technological development ("The Cutting Edge") (p. 8), and especially on Inner Sphere and Clan designs (p. 114),
    • Kyn Johannson, HTE Marketing and Research on the Age of War (p. 166/167) and the Terran Hegemony (p. 168),
    • Archivist Megumi Kaneda and Jose Maestas on Draconis Combine designs in Age of War (p. 200),
    • Archivist Tesuko Punzal and Antonio Yodama on Capellan Confederation designs in Age of War (p. 236),
    • Maryanne Sheely (from: Steiner: Then and Now, Dobless Press, 3074) and Mirza Peter Abdulsattah on Lyran Commonwealth designs in Age of War (p. 272),
    • Lynn Snyder, HTE Marketing and Research, on Periphery designs in Age of War (p. 290).
    • The introductions for the Federated Suns and the Free Worlds League are not attributed to any person.
  • The title comes with some Game Notes (p. 7) with some general remarks on rule levels and how to use the equipment presented in the book.


  • Trademarked BattleTech Technical Readout: 3075.
  • "Second Printing, Corrected" copyrighted 2009 on back cover, 2008 in indicia.