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Era Digest: Age of War
« on: 04 June 2011, 13:22:31 »
This thread is for all issues and problems with Era Digest: Age of War.

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« Last Edit: 29 November 2013, 17:58:26 by Xotl »
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Re: Era Digest: Age Of War
« Reply #1 on: 04 June 2011, 13:34:41 »
Page 20
Problem: Salary and Price table says Golden Century
Correction: Salary and Price table should say Age of War
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Re: Era Digest: Age Of War
« Reply #2 on: 04 June 2011, 13:55:41 »
Page 19, Affiliations box

Under Life Module Restrictions, Stage 3, replace "page XX" with "page 11".
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Re: Era Digest: Age Of War
« Reply #3 on: 04 June 2011, 14:04:12 »
Page 13

Under Preamble of the Ares Convention, replace "Paul Davion (representing First Prince Edmund Davion of
the Federated Suns)" with "Simon Davion (representing President Edward Davion of the Federated Suns)"

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Re: Era Digest: Age Of War
« Reply #4 on: 04 June 2011, 16:29:57 »
Page 11

The sidebar lists the introduction year of the Shadow Hawk as 2467 However according to TRO:3039 and
XTRO:primitives vol 1 it's intro date is 2457.
Solution replace 2467 with 2457.

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Re: Era Digest: Age Of War
« Reply #5 on: 05 June 2011, 02:43:00 »
Page 11

Battletech tech timeline highlights.

2474 Phoenix (rwr) introduced
2520 Phoenix (rwr) introduced

The duplicate isnt a Phoenix Hawk as that is listed further down in 2568.
« Last Edit: 05 June 2011, 03:04:23 by clemash »

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Re: Era Digest: Age Of War
« Reply #6 on: 05 June 2011, 07:49:12 »
Page 11

Battletech tech timeline highlights.

2461 Griffin (TH) introduced
2465 Griffin (TH) introduced

Appears to be another duplicate like Phoenix (RWR).

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Re: Era Digest: Age Of War
« Reply #7 on: 05 June 2011, 14:56:48 »
Page 5, The other delegations box.

Problem: It states Adam Kurita signed the Ares Conventions for Rasalhague.
Correction: Change the word brother  to cousin and the name to Jason Kurita.

Reason being that in 2412 Adam was dead and Jason was Governor of Rasalhague at the time. He is technically second cousin or possibly even third cousin to the Coordinator at this point... unless it was Parker who signed?

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Re: Era Digest: Age Of War
« Reply #8 on: 06 June 2011, 04:27:18 »
Page 16

Grammatical corrections to the last sentence of the "Chivalry" paragraph.

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While the systems do differ in some important ways, and some of what is
codified in one are mere suggestions or custom in the other, both show
similarities in producing concept that have become accepted norms in
honorable, idealized warfare.

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While the systems do differ in some important ways, and some of what is
codified in one are mere suggestions or custom in the other, both show
similarities in producing concept[s which would become the] accepted norms in
honorable, idealized warfare.
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Re: Era Digest: Age Of War
« Reply #9 on: 06 June 2011, 05:14:29 »
p. 23 Marsden I MBT, Overview
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As a result, it was these Tigers elements that first faced an enraged Archon Viola Steiner and her company of the Fourth Royal Guards during the fateful “Day of Rage” in 2492.
The "Day of Rage" was in the Reunification war.

Solution: replace 2492 with proper year 2592.
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Re: Era Digest: Age Of War
« Reply #10 on: 06 June 2011, 16:49:58 »
Era Digest: Age Of War (PDF)
Pg 10, Combat Technologies:

The only branch that saw little improvement was the infantry, though
improved personal weapons such as vibroblades and man-portable PPCs
did give offer these conventional troops a bit more punch in battle..

Issue:
Extra word.

Suggested correction:
The only branch that saw little improvement was the infantry, though
improved personal weapons such as vibroblades and man-portable PPCs
did offer these conventional troops a bit more punch in battle.

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Re: Era Digest: Age Of War
« Reply #11 on: 07 June 2011, 10:16:33 »
BattleMech Tech Timeline, p. 11
1) The 'Bellerophon', mentioned in the RAT (with ID 2500) at p. 22 is missing.
Solution: include in Timeline
2) The 'Sarissa', mentioned in XTRO Marik as one of the first FWLM BattleMechs, is missing in both BattleMech Tech Timeline, p. 11 and RAT, p. 22
3) The Emperor, introduced in 2502 according to the RAT, is missing in the BattleMech Tech Timeline at p. 11

4) The Hector is not included in the RAT on p. 22.
Solution: Replace double-entry Mackie with Hector (maybe switching then positions with other mechs)
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Re: Era Digest: Age Of War
« Reply #12 on: 07 June 2011, 13:51:44 »
BattleMech Tech Timeline, p. 11
1) The 'Bellerophon', mentioned in the RAT (with ID 2500) at p. 22 is missing.
Solution: include in Timeline
2) The 'Sarissa', mentioned in XTRO Marik as one of the first FWLM BattleMechs, is missing in both BattleMech Tech Timeline, p. 11 and RAT, p. 22
3) The Emperor, introduced in 2502 according to the RAT, is missing in the BattleMech Tech Timeline at p. 11

Bear in mind that the timeline is only partial; it doesn't show when everything debuted.

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Re: Era Digest: Age Of War
« Reply #13 on: 26 June 2011, 01:24:05 »
RATs p22  Banshee is listed as a 90t mech.
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Re: Era Digest: Age Of War
« Reply #14 on: 26 June 2011, 23:11:57 »
p.28, Firebird stat-block
  Engine mass is listed at 14.5 tons, but the engine is listed a 165 primitive, which should only mass 6 tons!
(Editor's note: it looks like the ship's thrust was initially calculated at 7/11 - meaning a 225 standard engine upsized to a 270 primitive, which masses 14.5t - but the engine-mass was never changed when the thrust was dropped to 5/8.)

Suggested fix:
  To keep the listed armament, armour, and 5/8 speed, drop the Firebird's overall mass to 35 tons and the engine to a 130 Primitive (mass 4.5t).

  (Type overall mass now 35t.  Engine rating = mass (35t) * base thrust.  Base thrust = 5 - 2 (ASF free thrust points) = 3;  3 * 35 (tonnage) = 105; 105 * 1.2 (primitive modifier) = 126, rounded up to nearest 5 = 130.)
  Full reconstruction of the Firebird stat-block is available if TPTBs desire.  ;)
« Last Edit: 27 June 2011, 02:51:10 by Trace Coburn »

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Re: Era Digest: Age Of War
« Reply #15 on: 02 October 2011, 13:30:10 »
Page 13

Under Preamble of the Ares Convention, replace "Paul Davion (representing First Prince Edmund Davion of
the Federated Suns)" with "Simon Davion (representing President Edward Davion of the Federated Suns)"

Almost, but not completely right, Edmund was still president in 2412.

To stick with the rules, I have to repeat the info just in case:
Era Digest: Age of War, pdf, page 13:

The line "Paul Davion (representing First Prince Edmund Davion of the Federated Suns)"
Wrong person is representing Federated Suns and wrong title for the ruler of Federated Suns, see page 26 of Handbook: House Davion.

Suggested solution:
Replace with: "Simon Davion (representing President Edmund Davion of the Federated Suns)"


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Re: Era Digest: Age Of War
« Reply #16 on: 27 February 2013, 15:59:17 »
Page 3:

Delete the following sentence:
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Indeed, the “Second World War” of the mid-twentieth century killed even more people, though it was only one-tenth as long.

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Re: Era Digest: Age of War
« Reply #17 on: 30 October 2014, 17:37:20 »
p. 24, Marsden I MBT stats

Battle Value - change "500" to "498"
Fuel - change "450 km" to "454 km"
Armor Factor - change "134" to "133"
Turret Armor - change "27" to "26"


p. 25, Estevez MBT stats

Battle Value - change "647" to "603"
Fuel - change "500 km" to "909 km" and Mass "1.5" to "2.5"
Armor Factor - change "(BAR 8)" to "(BAR 7)" and Mass "10.5" to "9.5"
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Re: Era Digest: Age of War
« Reply #18 on: 18 July 2015, 04:10:05 »
p. 11: replace "Wolverine (TH)" with "Wolverine (FS)"
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Re: Era Digest: Age of War
« Reply #19 on: 12 June 2016, 00:41:15 »
p. 25, Estevez MBT stats

Battle Value - change "647" to "603"
Fuel - change "500 km" to "909 km" and Mass "1.5" to "2.5"
Armor Factor - change "(BAR 8)" to "(BAR 7)" and Mass "10.5" to "9.5"

The same fuel and armor change should also be applied to the Estevez MBT (Anti-Aircraft) with the BV adjusted accordingly.

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Re: Era Digest: Age Of War
« Reply #20 on: 19 June 2019, 10:23:58 »
p. 23 Marsden I MBT, OverviewThe "Day of Rage" was in the Reunification war.

Solution: replace 2492 with proper year 2592.

Correction to the Errata: According to Handbook House Steiner, p. 28, the "Day of Rage" was 10 September 2591. I believe there is also a reference to it in the original Periphery sourcebook.
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Re: Era Digest: Age Of War
« Reply #21 on: 28 May 2021, 02:05:58 »
p.28, Firebird stat-block
  Engine mass is listed at 14.5 tons, but the engine is listed a 165 primitive, which should only mass 6 tons!
(Editor's note: it looks like the ship's thrust was initially calculated at 7/11 - meaning a 225 standard engine upsized to a 270 primitive, which masses 14.5t - but the engine-mass was never changed when the thrust was dropped to 5/8.)

Suggested fix:
  To keep the listed armament, armour, and 5/8 speed, drop the Firebird's overall mass to 35 tons and the engine to a 130 Primitive (mass 4.5t).

  (Type overall mass now 35t.  Engine rating = mass (35t) * base thrust.  Base thrust = 5 - 2 (ASF free thrust points) = 3;  3 * 35 (tonnage) = 105; 105 * 1.2 (primitive modifier) = 126, rounded up to nearest 5 = 130.)
  Full reconstruction of the Firebird stat-block is available if TPTBs desire.  ;)


I was about to report this same errata, when I noticed you already reported it.  However, I'm going to make a simpler recommendation:

Suggested Fix:

Page 27, second column
Change "Rawlings 165-F" to "Rawlings 270-F"

Page 28, Firebird stat block
Change "Battle Value:" value from "403" to "521" (what MML 49.1 calculates it as)
Change "Engine" value from "165 Primitive" to "270 Primitive"
Change "Safe Thrust:" value from "5" to "7"
Change "Maximum Thrust:" value from "8" to "11"
Change "Structural Integrity:" value from "5" to "7"

That results in only changing the fighter's thrust and SI, and keeps the actual design otherwise identical in terms of mass, and thus doesn't require completely rebuilding the stat block.
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Re: Era Digest: Age of War
« Reply #22 on: 28 May 2021, 03:08:24 »
From the secret Xotl files, the author's preferred fix for the Firebird was Trace's solution:

FR-1 Firebird (p. 27)
Under Mass, change “45 tons” to “35 tons”
Under Engine, change “165 Primitive” to “130 Primitive”
Under Engine, change the Mass from “14.5” to “4.5”
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Re: Era Digest: Age of War
« Reply #23 on: 26 October 2022, 21:04:54 »
PDF  p. 1

"Free Worlds League Militia"
Issue: No such a entity, clarified https://bg.battletech.com/forums/ask-the-writers/fwlm-abbreviation/
Correction: Replace with "Free Worlds League Military"