TECHNICAL READOUTS

The ultimate guidebooks to the weaponry and war machines of the 31st century, BattleTech Technical Readouts describe the BattleMechs, Combat Vehicles, Support Vehicles, aerospace fighters, DropShips, WarShips, infantry and more of the BattleTech universe. Each fully illustrated entry in these reference books contains complete BattleTech game statistics.

Record Sheets

Pre-filled record sheets for the various units found in the technical readouts are published separately.


Master Unit List: Online Database

The online Master Unit List (MUL) is a tool for players to quickly and easily sort through all the units found in the Technical Readouts below (and elsewhere) that populate the BattleTech game/universe when creating a force for a game, a campaign, and so on.

In each Technical Readout entry below, links are provided that take you directly to the page where the MUL has already been sorted for just those units found in the book in question. Finally, some units in a Technical Readout may not yet be found in the MUL; it is a living database that’s continually being updated.

BattleTech Miniatures

As the Quick-Start Rules show-case, BattleTech can be played using almost anything to represent the various units on the game board. However, nothing enhances the visceral feel of a game than miniatures.

Iron Wind Metals

Iron Wind Metals produces a full range of metal miniatures for the lion’s share of all the units found in any Technical Readout below. If you cannot order the miniature directly through your local retailer, feel free to order from them directly: www.ironwindmetals.com.

Camo Specs Online

Camo Specs Online is the official source for the camo specs of the BattleTech universe. See more than 600 different schemes already represented, with frequent updates; talk directly to the artists; view never-before-seen canon schemes; submit your own art and become a CSO artist!

Each entry below showcases a sample of miniatures depicting units found in a given Technical Readout (specifically some of those found in each free preview PDF), painted Camo Specs style.

Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League

The great experiment that was the Republic of the Sphere has failed. Withdrawn behind the Fortress walls, the once-great power has become a silent, opaque remnant of its former glory. Without its influence, old hatreds have risen anew. As war once more rages across the Inner Sphere, new equipment strides across ancient battlefields. Technology, once stagnated by trade restrictions and peace treaties, now surges forward again, testing these new machines in the fierce crucible of war.

Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League introduces the wave of new battle armor, vehicle, ‘Mech, and aerospace units appearing across the Inner Sphere in the Dark Age era. Featuring new and matured technology, and presented in this series of faction-specific PDFs, these combat units will add excitement and variety to any game table.

For use with BattleTech, Total Warfare, Tactical Operations, and Strategic Operations.

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Technical Readout: 3145

The great experiment that was the Republic of the Sphere has failed. Withdrawn behind the Fortress walls, the once-great power has become a silent, opaque remnant of its former glory. Without its influence, old hatreds have risen anew. As war once more rages across the Inner Sphere, new equipment strides across ancient battlefields. Technology, once stagnated by trade restrictions and peace treaties, now surges forward again, testing these new machines in the fierce crucible of war.

Technical Readout: 3145 introduces the wave of new battle armor, vehicle, ‘Mech, and aerospace units appearing across the Inner Sphere in the Dark Age era. Featuring new and matured technology, and presented in this series of faction-specific PDFs, these combat units will add excitement and variety to any game table.

For use with BattleTech, Total Warfare, Tactical Operations, and Strategic Operations.

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BattleTech: Technical Readout: 3145 Republic of the Sphere

The great experiment that was the Republic of the Sphere has failed. Withdrawn behind the Fortress walls, the once-great power has become a silent, opaque remnant of its former glory. Without its influence, old hatreds have risen anew. As war once more rages across the Inner Sphere, new equipment strides across ancient battlefields. Technology, once stagnated by trade restrictions and peace treaties, now surges forward again, testing these new machines in the fierce crucible of war.

Technical Readout: 3145 Republic of the Sphere introduces the wave of new battle armor, vehicle, ‘Mech, and aerospace units appearing across the Inner Sphere in the Dark Age era. Featuring new and matured technology, and presented in this series of faction-specific PDFs, these combat units will add excitement and variety to any game table.

For use with BattleTech, Total Warfare, Tactical Operations, and Strategic Operations.

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Technical Readout: 3039

In 2781 the Star League was officially abandoned, ending a two-hundred-year-long Golden Age. The Successor Lords launched a series of massive conflicts in 2785 that would rage for centuries and become known as the Succession Wars. Such endless warfare took its toll, and by the Fourth Succession War of 3028 the technology employed on the battlefields was a mere shadow of the height of the Star League. However, the discovery of the Helm Memory Core started to unlock such sought-after secrets, with new BattleMechs and experimental technologies emerging for the first time in centuries..

Technical Readout: 3039 is the perfect “first Technical Readout” companion to the BattleTech Introductory Box Set. Combining the ’Mechs, vehicles and aerospace fighters previously found in Technical Readout: 3025, Revised and Technical Readout: 3026, Revised, this volume features some of the most common units of the Succession Wars. Each machine is illustrated in detail, accompanied by a description of its history, capabilities, game stats, along with their most famous pilots.

Pre-filled Record Sheets
Print Record Sheets: 3039, or PDF-only Record Sheets: 3039 Unabridged, as well as Quick-Strike: Technical Readout: 3039 Unit Cards.

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Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade

Over two hundred and fifty years ago, General Aleksandr Kerensky departed human-occupied space, taking three-quarters of the Star League Defense Force with him. They returned in 3050 as the Clans: a society dedicated to the highest warrior ideals and bent on conquering the Inner Sphere. With their OmniMechs and superior technology, they proved almost unstoppable until their defeat at Tukayyid and subsequent 15 year truce. The year is now 3071, and the Jihad rages. Inner Sphere 'Mechs, hastily upgraded with field modifications to counter the Clans, continue to prove their worth. Notable pilots rise to become heroes as new, time tested variants—sporting weapons right out of R&D labs—make their presence known. And over it all, Clan OmniMechs continue to prove they are still the cutting edge of technology.

Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade fully updates this venerable product, fleshing out the history of each design, including notable MechWarriors/pilots, as well as providing fresh illustrations. Additionally, all the 'Mechs, vehicles, and aerospace fighters originally found in the now out-of-print Technical Readout: 2750 are included.

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Print Record Sheets: 3050 Upgrade, as well as Quick-Strike: Technical Readout: 3050 Unit Cards.

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Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade

In 3055, a new breed of Inner Sphere BattleMech started rolling off assembling lines—’Mechs specifically designed to counter the Clan invasion—at the same time that secondline Clan ’Mechs began to appear. By 3067 those design have become a staple of the modern battlefield, giving rise to notable MechWarriors and new variants, while the demands of the ever-popular Solaris VII Games have resulted in a plethora of new dueling ’Mechs designed using prototype technology.

Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade presents the Solaris VII ’Mechs built using prototype technologies. Upgraded in appearance and technology, the designs first presented in the Solaris VII box set and Solaris: The Reaches are now back in print, along with several new Solaris VII designs. In addition to the upgraded appearance of selected Clan designs, all the art work for Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade is new, providing fresh illustrations of now classic Inner Sphere BattleMechs and Clan OmniFighters.

The ’Mechs in the Solaris VII BattleMechs section are constructed using select equipment found in Tactical Operations. To use those designs, players will need that book.

Pre-filled Record Sheets
Print Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrade, or PDF-only Record Sheets: 3055 Upgrade Unabridged, as well as Quick-Strike: Technical Readout: 3055 Unit Cards.

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Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade

In the 3050s, the discoveries of long-buried Star League records led to a plethora of new cutting-edge BattleMech and vehicle designs by the end of that decade, resurrected from the blueprints of design firms centuries old and thought lost to antiquity. Ten years later, these designs have moved from novelty to workhorse, as the Inner Sphere once more finds itself at war!

Fully updated to circa 3070, Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade launches these designs into the Jihad time frame, including notable MechWarriors/crews, as well as new variants. Additionally, a battle armor section has been included, providing full BattleTech stats, and updating the histories for these twenty venerable designs.

Pre-filled Record Sheets
Print Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrade, or PDF-only Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrade Unabridged, Clan and Record Sheets: 3058 Upgrade Unabridged, Inner Sphere.

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Technical Readout: 3060

The Great Houses of the Inner Sphere have created a new Star League to end the Clan threat, launching an all-out attack against the most powerful Clan, Smoke Jaguar. During this campaign, the Inner Sphere was assaulted by a new and deadly creation: the ProtoMech. Swift and deadly, these half-size ‘Mechs proved agile and difficult to destroy. Now, other Clans will quickly field this potent new weapons against the Inner Sphere, hoping to once more tip the balance of power in their favor.

Technical Readout: 3060 provides descriptions, game statistics and the history of development for the Clans' most unusual weapon: the ProtoMech. Additionally, new Inner Sphere and Clan BattleMechs and OmniMechs are included, as well as Clan vehicles.

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Print Record Sheets: 3060, or PDF-only Record Sheets: 3060 Unabridged, as well as Quick-Strike: Technical Readout: 3060 Unit Cards.

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Technical Readout: 3067

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.

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.

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Technical Readout: 3075

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 a half millennia ago once again appear.

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.

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Print Record Sheets: 3075, or PDF-only Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged.

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Technical Readout: 3085

In December 3076, Devlin Stone marshaled the nations of the Inner Sphere and began Operation SCOUR. The two-year final push to Terra was the bloodiest fighting seen in centuries. In the end, Terra had been freed with the Word of Blake scattered to the darkest corners of the universe. Stepping into that vacuum, Stone forged a new "Terran Hegemony" in The Republic of the Sphere. With the end of the Jihad, the survivors are rebuilding their shattered armies, introducing new machines to replace those whose factories ceased to exist in the fires of the Jihad.

Technical Readout: 3085 gives a detailed look at the machines introduced during the waning days of the Jihad and into the founding days of Devlin Stone's Republic of the Sphere. This book includes the latest 'Mechs, battle armor, aerospace and vehicles as well as new late-Jihad support vehicles. In addition, this sourcebook heralds the long-awaited update of Technical Readout: Project Phoenix, featuring brand-new art and additional variants. Conventional infantry make their Technical Readout debut with fifty-six individual infantry formations from classic foot infantry to xeno-planetary soldiers. And finally, after more than twenty years of silence, Land-Air BattleMechs explode back into a Technical Readout with a look at the original four LAMs and their Star League history.

Technical Readout: 3085 Supplemental
Technical Readout: 3085 Supplemental provides details and gameplay statistics for additional infantry, battle armor, vehicles, ’Mechs, and aerospace units that debuted during the Jihad and its immediate aftermath.

Pre-filled Record Sheets
Print Record Sheets: 3085, or PDF-only Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Cutting Edge, Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Project Phoenix and Record Sheets: 3085 Unabridged — Old is the New New.

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Technical Readout: Prototypes

The Jihad is over. A new Republic has been born. In the wake of one of humanity’s greatest conflicts, the Inner Sphere, Periphery and Clans must adapt to new political and industrial realities—a new balance of power. But changes on the map are only the beginning. The Word of Blake’s war has scattered a new wave of technological progress across nearly every realm, giving rise to a new generation of combat units. Only the sheer devastation of the relentless fighting has slowed the arms race that is sure to come… but for how long?

Technical Readout: Prototypes introduces the wave of new battle armor, vehicle, ’Mech, and aerospace units that debuted in the years after the birth of the Republic of the Sphere. Featuring technologies rarely seen outside the testing fields or Solaris arenas, these new war machines provide a peek at the new age to come as mankind faces a new century.

For use with Tactical Operations and Strategic Operations.

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Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex, Revised Edition

MechWarriors receive all the glory; aerospace fighters are a close second; vehicles are considered the workhorses of any military; infantry are even given their day in the sun in the minds of the common citizen. But no battle could be waged, nor won, without the mammoth apparatus of support vehicles that feed the war machine of the Great Houses. From cargo trucks to tanker airships, airborne MASH to communications satellites, armored transport rails to coastal patrol boats, hauler exoskeletons to AgroMechs, even hover and wheeled police cruisers or civilian vehicles conscripted to the military: the support vehicle is the true backbone of any military machine.

Built using the construction rules in TechManual and Tactical Operations, BattleTech Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex provides a never-before-seen look at the support vehicles behind the militaries of every faction, as well as a slice of daily life in the BattleTech universe. This revised edition has been updated with an overview of the Jihad and Republic era, up to 3084, covering its effects on support vehicle production and various efforts to use them as weapons of war.

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