Technical Readout: Jihad

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Technical Readout: Jihad
Product information
Type Technical Readout
Primary writing Herb A. Beas II & Keith Hann
Cover artwork Florian Mellies (Cover Art)
Ray Arrastia (Cover Design)
Illustrations Matt Plog
Chris Lewis
Brent Evans
Doug Chaffee
Franz Vohwinkel
David White
Duane Loose
Stephen Huda
Alex Iglesias
Stephen Huda
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
Product code CAT35137
First published March 27 2020
MSRP $39.99/$9.99 (PDF-Only)
Content
Era Clan Invasion era
Series Technical Readouts
Era Based TROs
Preceded by Technical Readout: Clan Invasion

Description[edit]

This is the third volume in a series of Technical Readout by Era, which is designed as an introductory companion volume to go with the BattleMech Manual, and thus primarily addressing new players, Technical Readout: Jihad is a compilation of 'Mech designs from Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, Technical Readout: 3060, Technical Readout: 3067, Technical Readout: 3075, Technical Readout: 3085, and Technical Readout: Project Phoenix.

The book's content is mostly taken verbatim from Technical Readout products that preceded it. The book is part of reorganization of the original Technical Readouts to compile them per Era. Some Mechs are not present in this book that were mentioned in early products. Unlike the first book in this series, this book does not include additional/new variants not published before.

From the back cover[edit]

November 3067 saw the culmination of work two centuries in the making, work begun by Primus Conrad Toyama of ComStar, successor to Jerome Blake and the man responsible for single-handedly turning ComStar into a pseudo-religious organization with a vision: to lead mankind to the light.

But then the Second Star League collapsed.

Denied their dream, the Blakists fought to preserve the Star League against the follies of the Great Houses, its fanaticism manifested as the Jihad: a horrific war that pitted every nation against each other. This era saw bleeding edge machines march off to war, while venerable ’Mechs continued to receive upgrades and facelifts. Even primitive ’Mechs not seen in over half a millennia once again appear on the battlefield.

Technical Readout: Jihad expands on Technical Readout: Succession Wars and Technical Readout: Clan Invasion by combining the ’Mechs previously found in Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, Technical Readout: 3060, Technical Readout: 3067, Technical Readout: 3075, Technical Readout: 3085, and Technical Readout: Project Phoenix, this volume features some of the most common ’Mechs from the Jihad. Each machine is accompanied by an illustration, a description of its history, capabilities, and game stats.

Contents[edit]

  • Introduction
Star League Loremaster Stephan Roshak, 31 October 3250

Notes[edit]