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
Product code 10970 (Original Edition)
35127 (CGL Reprint)
First published 2002
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 re-release 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
Minion Advanced tactical Vehicle
Main Gauche Light Support Tank
Stygian Strike Tank
Glaive Medium Tank
Musketeer Hover Tank
Morningstar City Command Vehicle
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
Morrigu Fire Support Vehicle
Heimdall Ground Monitor Tank
Inner Sphere BattleMechs
Red Shift
Brigand
Anubis
Osiris
Razorback
Gurkha
Stiletto
Chimera
Sha Yu
Bloodhound
Blue Flame
Hellspawn
Tessen
Uziel
Cronus
Lightray
Argus
Ninja-To
Verfolger
No-Dachi
White Flame
Lao Hu
Perseus
Thanatos
Legacy
Templar
Akuma
Sagittaire
Fafnir
Vanquisher
Clan BattleMechs
Solitaire
Hellion
Spirit
Lobo
Pinion
Crimson Langur
Rabid Coyote
Hellfire
Arcas
Bowman
Burrock
Blood Kite
Savage Coyote
Mad Cat Mk II
Scylla
Inner Sphere Aerospace Fighters
Corax
Dagger
Lancer
Defiance
Oni
Troika
Tatsu
Huscarl
Shiva
Eisensturm
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
Zechetinu
Inazuma
Tatsumaki
Dante
Eagle
Avalon
Agamemnon
Thera
Feng Huang
Mjolnir
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:
  • 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 DropsShip 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 rule-sets became obsolete with publication of Total Warfare (2006) and TechManual (2007).

German Edition[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,- EUR, 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 matches the original edition in almost[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 contranst to original edition listed in Table of Contents and called Index/ Stichwortverzeichnis.