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Modern Sourcebook Index by Era (WIP)
« on: 03 March 2015, 22:34:07 »
More personal organization stuff I'm sharing. I've gathered (what I think) are all of the sourcebooks released since the FanPro days and categorized them by their official era. Some items like old RPG sourcebooks (CBT Companion) and books full of outdated rules (Combat Operations) have been omitted.

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^ - Takes place in the Clan Homeworlds
^^ - Takes place across multiple eras
* - Originally published by FanPro. Out of Print. Searchable PDF on Battleshop
** - Originally published by FanPro. Out of Print. Scanned copy of book on Battleshop
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Age of War (2005-2570)
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Era Digest: Age of War
Historical: Reunification War
TRO:3075^^ (contains a large section on Age of War designs)

XTRO: Primitives v.1-5
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Star League (2571-2780)
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Era Report: 2750
Field Manual: SLDF
Field Report: 2765 PDF Series
Historical: Liberation of Terra Vol.1
Historical: Liberation of Terra Vol.2
XTRO: Gunslingers

Historical Turning Points: New Dallas^^
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Early Succession Wars (2781-2900)
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Era Digest: Golden Century^
First Succession War
Second Succession War
Historical: Operation Klondike^

Historical Turning Points: New Dallas^^
Operational Turning Points: Widowmaker Absorption^
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Late Succession Wars (2901-3019)
   LosTech
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Historical: Brush Wars*

Historical Turning Points: Malory's World
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Late Succession Wars (3020-3049)
   Renaissance
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Historical: War of 3039*
Starterbook: Sword and Dragon
TRO: 3039
XTRO: Succession Wars v.1

Historical Turning Points: Galtor
Historical Turning Points: Misery
Operational Turning Points: Death to Mercenaries
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Clan Invasion (3050-3061)
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Combat Manual: Kurita
Combat Manual: Mercenaries
Era Report 3052
Era Report 3062
Starter: Fist and Falcon
TRO: 3050
TRO: 3055
TRO: 3058
TRO: 3060

Historical Turning Points: Glengarry
Historical Turning Points: Luzerne
Operational Turning Points: Falcon Incursion
Operational Turning Points: Revival Trials^
Operational Turning Points: The Red Corsair
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FedCom Civil War (3062-3067)
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FedCom Civil War**
Field Manual: Mercenaries (Revised)*
Field Manual: Updates*
House Handbook Series (ca. 3067)
Interstellar Players
Mercenaries: Supplemental*
Mercenaries: Supplemental II*
TRO: 3067
TRO: Project Phoenix

Historical Turning Points: Antallos
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Word of Blake Jihad (3068-3085)
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Dawn of the Jihad
Field Report PDF Series (ca. 3079)
Interstellar Players 2: Jihad Conspiracies
Jihad: Final Reckoning
Jihad Hot Spots: 3070
Jihad Hot Spots: 3072
Jihad Hot Spots: 3076
Jihad Hot Spots: Terra
Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents (effectively Era Report: 3075)
Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers
Mercenaries: Updates*
Objectives PDF Series (ca. 3079)
Starterbook: Wolf and Blake
Total Chaos
TRO: 3075^^
The Wars of Reaving^
The Wars of Reaving: Supplemental^
Every XTRO not listed

Historical Turning Points: New Dallas^^
Historical Turning Points: Tortuga
Jihad Turning Points: Atreus
Jihad Turning Points: Dieron
Jihad Turning Points: Hesperus II
Jihad Turning Points: Luthien
Jihad Turning Points: New Avalon
Jihad Turning Points: Sian
Jihad Turning Points: Tharkad
Turning Points: Arcturus
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Early Republic (3086-3100)
Late Republic (3101-3030)
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Field Manual: 3085
Historical: Wars of the Republic Era
Interstellar Players 3: Interstellar Expeditions
TRO: 3085
TRO: 3085 Supplemental
TRO: Prototypes
XTRO: Republic v.1

Operation Turning Points: Capellan Crusades
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Dark Age (3131 onward)
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Era Digest: Dark Age
Era Report: 3145
Field Manual: 3145
TRO: 3145
TRO: 3150
TRO: 3145 Faction PDF Series
XTRO: Republic v.2
XTRO: Republic v.3
XTRO: Royal Fantasy (Dark Age)

Dark Age Turning Points: Irian
Dark Age Turning Points: Liao
Dark Age Turning Points: Vega
Turning Points: Epsilon Eridani

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Re: Modern Sourcebook Index by Era
« Reply #1 on: 03 March 2015, 22:50:51 »
Brilliant work, Sartris.  I was just thinking about starting a similar list.

Thanks again for sharing your great organizational talent with us  :)


Edit - Have we ever had a Tukyyid campaign book?  I am positive that I do not have one in my collection.  It would make a superb Turning Point book. 
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Re: Modern Sourcebook Index by Era
« Reply #2 on: 03 March 2015, 22:55:51 »
This is an excellent resource to help guide purchases, thanks for putting it together!

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Re: Modern Sourcebook Index by Era
« Reply #3 on: 04 March 2015, 06:48:36 »
Didn't FASA do a Tukyyid campaing(ish) book?

And why leave off the FASA collection? Many books that are still useful (House books, Objective Raids) and have far more details (full To&E of the Dragoons, 4th SW Atlas) than some of the newer books. Though there is probably a list for them I haven't run across...

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Re: Modern Sourcebook Index by Era
« Reply #4 on: 04 March 2015, 07:00:57 »
Though there is probably a list for them I haven't run across...

http://bg.battletech.com/forums/novel-and-sourcebook-reviews/master-chronological-fiction-review-index/msg583217/#msg583217

(The index leaves out the rulebooks, but includes everything written as an in-universe report, sorted by in-universe publication date.  To pick out the sourcebooks from the fiction and scenarios, just CTRL+F and type in "Sourcebook -")  (the ' -' will screen out the "Sourcebook Fiction" entries)
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Re: Modern Sourcebook Index by Era
« Reply #5 on: 04 March 2015, 07:53:41 »
Didn't FASA do a Tukyyid campaing(ish) book?

After a little digging, FASA did do a Tukayyid book.  I don't think I have ever seen a copy, though.  Scenario books were never my main interest, but I tried to buy any that I saw at my FLGS, especially if it was Invasion-related. 
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Re: Modern Sourcebook Index by Era
« Reply #6 on: 04 March 2015, 08:31:42 »
The Tukayyid book had a collection of scenarios recreating key battles for each Clan, plus a hypothetical scenario based on the Clans finding and assaulting Focht's command bunker.  It also introduced heavily optimized "Clanbuster" variants of many 'Mechs from TRO:2750.

On the downside, it lacks an overall chronology for the battle (as I found when trying to use it as a guide for setting up a Planetary Invasion-scale BattleForce 2 game to simulate the whole shebang at a macro level), leaving it vague which battle happened in which order, and what forces were on-world when.

I think Tukayyid would be a good candidate for a Historical Turning Points supplement.
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Re: Modern Sourcebook Index by Era
« Reply #7 on: 04 March 2015, 08:46:06 »
I love your list via Era.
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Re: Modern Sourcebook Index by Era
« Reply #8 on: 04 March 2015, 10:11:45 »
Didn't FASA do a Tukyyid campaing(ish) book?

And why leave off the FASA collection? Many books that are still useful (House books, Objective Raids) and have far more details (full To&E of the Dragoons, 4th SW Atlas) than some of the newer books. Though there is probably a list for them I haven't run across...

http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Tukayyid_(scenario_pack)

As stated above, this was a personal project (much like the tech shift list I posted) of which the FASA catalog was not a part. I do recommend a limited number of older books in my product guide, including the 4th SW Atlas (link in sig). Apart from that, the only FASA era products I'd endorse with any level of enthusiasm are the Field Manuals. Books published prior to 1996 are pretty hit and miss. The early stuff especially has a number of errors or information that has been invalidated by newer canon sources (Objective Raids falls into the former group).

Suffice to say I had neither the time nor inclination to expand the scope of the list.

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Re: Modern Sourcebook Index by Era
« Reply #9 on: 04 March 2015, 10:17:53 »
The Tukayyid book had a collection of scenarios recreating key battles for each Clan, plus a hypothetical scenario based on the Clans finding and assaulting Focht's command bunker.  It also introduced heavily optimized "Clanbuster" variants of many 'Mechs from TRO:2750.

That sounds fairly interesting, actually.  Definitely something that I would have purchased had I known it existed

As for Sartris' list, would it be bad form to suggest that the Battleshop organize itself in a similar, era + faction/location manner?  There is a specific section for the Jihad (even then, only as a subsection to the E-pubs section), but everything else is just jumbled together.  I still have my old books, but I wouldn't mind purchasing some pdf versions of the newer materials that are specific to either the Clans or the Federated Suns.  Sifting through the current catalog is an exercise in-and-of itself, though. 
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Re: Modern Sourcebook Index by Era
« Reply #10 on: 04 March 2015, 10:29:02 »
Nicely done!
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Re: Modern Sourcebook Index by Era
« Reply #11 on: 04 March 2015, 11:27:00 »
You forgot TRO 3058.  And half of TRO 3075 is Age of War stuff, although probably superseded by the Primitives XTROs.

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« Reply #12 on: 04 March 2015, 11:41:55 »
You forgot TRO 3058.  And half of TRO 3075 is Age of War stuff, although probably superseded by the Primitives XTROs.

Thanks for that. Corrected. I haven't gone through '75 and primitives with a fine-tooth comb to check for discrepancies, but there still are several things in the book that aren't found anywhere else.


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Re: Modern Sourcebook Index by Era (WIP)
« Reply #14 on: 29 May 2015, 23:12:30 »
Sartris, how come you don't have Field Reports 2765: (Faction Name)?  If you have them they should fit in the Star League Era.


Too bad XTRO: 1945 isn't exactly canon, be nice have pre-Spaceflight book.  8)
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Re: Modern Sourcebook Index by Era (WIP)
« Reply #15 on: 29 May 2015, 23:48:28 »
Sartris, how come you don't have Field Reports 2765: (Faction Name)?  If you have them they should fit in the Star League Era.

Star League (2571-2780)
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Era Report: 2750
Field Manual: SLDF
Field Report: 2765 PDF Series
Historical: Liberation of Terra Vol.1
Historical: Liberation of Terra Vol.2
XTRO: Gunslingers

Historical Turning Points: New Dallas^^


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Re: Modern Sourcebook Index by Era (WIP)
« Reply #16 on: 20 February 2016, 13:15:36 »
updated through Turning Points: Epsilon Eridani (01JAN2016)

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« Reply #17 on: 20 February 2016, 13:36:31 »
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Early Republic (3086-3100)
Late Republic (3101-3030)
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Era Digest: Dark Age

Since ED:DA is set in 3134 and covers events since 3132, I'm curious why you put it in the Republic period rather than Dark Age. I mean, isn't the very name a big clue where it belongs? ;)

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Re: Modern Sourcebook Index by Era (WIP)
« Reply #18 on: 20 February 2016, 13:46:34 »
I'm curious why you put it in the Republic period rather than Dark Age.

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