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Sartris

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The Curious Case of the BJ-1DB
« on: 11 April 2016, 11:09:13 »
per the discussion initiated by mutantsix (http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=52207.0), a clarification is needed on a near-thirty year old design.

TRO: 3039 states that
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The BJ-1DB replaces the autocannon with large lasers and adds six extra heat sinks. This necessitated the removal of the arm-mounted medium lasers and one ton of armor.

Yet by all precedent, it was the torso-mounted medium lasers that were removed in the BJ-1DB. RS:3039u shows an identical record sheet to what was published in the PDF Classic Battletech Record Sheets: 3039 (ca. 2007-08, with Heavy Metal Pro sheets), and even as far back as BattleTech Record Sheets Volume Two: Medium 'Mechs (ca. 1990).

So which source is in error? Should TRO: 3039 be errata'd to say that the torso-mounted medium lasers were removed, or should the record sheet in RS: 3039u be amended by moving the medium laser from each arm to the respective torso?

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Re: The Curious Case of the BJ-1DB
« Reply #1 on: 14 April 2016, 01:55:37 »
In case it was missed/for reference in the future:

http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=3797.msg1204705#msg1204705
3028-3050 Random Assignment Tables -
Also contains faction deployment & rarity info and Quirk lists.

http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=1219.0