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NOTE: This thread is for the second volume of the revised, two-volume edition of Tactical Operations.  We are no longer collecting errata for the original single-volume version.


This thread is for all issues and problems with Tactical Operations: Advanced Units & Equipment.

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There are three printings of TO:AUE - be sure to cite which release you're working from:
2020
2021
2022 (upcoming)

Current errata version is 6.0, and can be found here:
https://bg.battletech.com/errata/

Please remember to follow the errata report template when reporting issues.  Thanks.



Developer-Level Errata:
In case of any contradiction, developer-level errata takes precedence over the current errata document.

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« Last Edit: 16 March 2022, 19:17:54 by Xotl »
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Re: Tactical Operations - Advanced Units and Equipment
« Reply #1 on: 07 June 2020, 13:08:49 »
Fourth Printing Tactical Operations - Advanced Units and Equipment

Patchwork Armor page 189

Error: Unclear wording

Third paragraph:
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Even under patchwork armor rules, a unit may not mount
multiple armor types in the same location (including locations
with a front and rear facing, such as ’Mech torsos). A unit may
also not mount armor types illegal for that unit type to mount.

Correction:
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Even under patchwork armor rules, a unit may not mount
multiple armor types in the same location (including locations
with a front and rear facing, such as ’Mech torsos). These rules do not allow a unit to mount armor illegal to it nor do they change what armors are legal to mount on a unit.
« Last Edit: 20 October 2020, 13:17:22 by monbvol »

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Re: Tactical Operations - Advanced Units and Equipment
« Reply #2 on: 08 June 2020, 19:08:22 »
VERSION: PDF, initial release
LOCATION:
Page 9, Campaign Operations.
THE ERROR: "Campaign Operations (CO) is the rulebook you are holding in your hands and the foundational book to" -  This is Tactical Ops, not Campaign Ops
THE CORRECTION: "Campaign Operations (CO) is the foundational book to"...

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Re: Tactical Operations - Advanced Units and Equipment
« Reply #3 on: 24 June 2020, 08:55:48 »
Version: PDF

Weapon & Equipment Tables (Page 216 onward)

THE ERROR All References are based on the initial Combined Book (424 pages) as opposed to the split book.

EXAMPLE:

Bloodhound AP Active probe has a page reference of 278 (Correct for the combined book), should be page 90 (split book).

Correction, Update table to reflect new changes (seem to be a flat 188 page discrepancy across the board.)
« Last Edit: 24 June 2020, 08:58:49 by NeonKnight »
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Re: Tactical Operations - Advanced Units & Equipment
« Reply #4 on: 31 July 2020, 14:33:23 »
Reposting from old thread:

https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=68378.0

Per that thread, laser insulators do not take up any additional space on non-mechs

TO, pg 221 shows a series of +1** for CV SV F SC unit types

I believe those +1's should be changed to +0 for the sake of clarity.
« Last Edit: 31 July 2020, 20:05:06 by Xotl »
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Re: Tactical Operations - Advanced Units & Equipment
« Reply #5 on: 10 October 2020, 09:03:41 »
Two copies of the same error:

Version: PDF (Corrected 4th printing)
Location: LARGE NAVAL VESSEL HEIGHTS TABLE (Advanced Support Vehicles Chapter, p24)
THE ERROR:
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Submersible Large Naval Vessels may not dive in water that exceeds the total sum of the above- and below-surface level values. If they attempt to do so, the vessel will run aground

(Underscore added to show error)

Explanation: if I have Depth 10 water, and a submarine that is a Class C Template (that has height 1 and depth 2), based on the above description the submarine cannot submerge because the Depth 10 water exceeds the sum of the above and below water height (1+2)

THE CORRECTION:
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Submersible Large Naval Vessels may not dive in water that is less than the total sum of the above- and below-surface level values. If they attempt to do so, the vessel will run aground


Version: PDF (Corrected 4th printing)
Location: AIRSHIP AND LARGE VESSEL TEMPLATE TABLE (Advanced Support Vehicle Construction Chapter, p57)
THE ERROR:
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Submersible Large Naval Vessels may not dive in water that exceeds the total sum of both the above- and below-surface Level values. If they attempt to do so, the vessel will run aground

(Underscore added to show error)

Explanation: if I have Depth 10 water, and a Submersible Mobile Structure submarine that has a total height of 5, based on the above description the submarine cannot submerge because the Depth 10 water exceeds the height of the Submersible Mobile Structure

THE CORRECTION:
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Submersible Large Naval Vessels may not dive in water that is less than the total sum of both the above- and below-surface Level values. If they attempt to do so, the vessel will run aground

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Re: Tactical Operations - Advanced Units & Equipment
« Reply #6 on: 20 October 2020, 13:12:53 »
Xotl: Much obliged, Alfaryn


Here are the page reference errors to TO: AR and TO: AUE I've found in the initial release of the TO: AUE pdf. Plus a few other problems I've found while looking for page reference errors.
Note that:
1. this is a product of just one afternoon and evening of my work, and it is entirely possible that I've missed penty of errors,
2. I have not checked page references to books other than TO: AR and TO: AUE,
3. I have not checked the table of contents and the index.

p. 25 First bullet point under Weapon Attacks
INCORRECT PAGE REFERENCE: Large Naval Vessel Template (see p. 213)
SHOULD BE: Large Naval Vessel Template (see p. 215)

p. 35 Third paragraph of the Ground Mobile Structures section
INCORRECT PAGE REFERENCE: Unit Displacement, p. 41
SHOULD BE: Unit Displacement, p. 40

p. 39 In Attacks Against Mobile Structures section
INCORRECT PAGE REFERENCE: Aimed Shots, page 120
SHOULD BE: Aimed Shots, page 118, TO: AR

p. 88
Two kinds of errors:

INCORRECT PAGE REFERENCES 1.: All page references on the page are wrong.
CORRECTION: Subtract 188 from all page reference numbers.

PROBLEM 2.: One of the items depicted is incorrectly named "BattleMech".
CORRECTION: Rename it "Battletech Claws".

p. 89
INCORRECT PAGE REFERENCE: All page references on the page are wrong.
CORRECTION: Subtract 188 from all page reference numbers.

p. 105 The first paragraph of the Game Rules section in the BattleMech/ProtoMech Partial Wing box
INCORRECT PAGE REFERENCE: ProtoMech/BattleMech Partial Wing Performance Table on page 295.
SHOULD BE: ProtoMech/BattleMech Partial Wing Performance Table on page 107.

p. 107
Two errors in the Beast-mounted Infantry Box

INCORRECT PAGE REFERENCE 1.: Beast-Mounted Infantry Sample Types Table on page 294.
SHOULD BE: Beast-Mounted Infantry Sample Types Table on page 106.

INCORRECT PAGE REFERENCE 2.: continued on page 296
SHOULD BE: continued on page 108

p. 123 At the bottom of the Field Artillery box
INCORRECT PAGE REFERENCE: Field Artillery may be used against airborne aerospace targets using the flak rules for direct-fire artillery (see Flak, p. 97).
SHOULD BE: Field Artillery may be used against airborne aerospace targets using the flak rules for direct-fire artillery (see Flak, p. 153, TO: AR).

p. 140
INCORRECT PAGE REFERENCE: All page reference numbers on the page are incorrect.
SHOULD BE: Subtract 188 from all page reference numbers.

p. 141
INCORRECT PAGE REFERENCE: All page reference numbers on the page are incorrect.
SHOULD BE: Subtract 188 from all page reference numbers.

p. 158 In the Game Rules section of the BattleMech Taser box.
INCORRECT PAGE REFERENCE: general Taser rules described on page 345
SHOULD BE: general Taser rules described on page 157

p. 178 Last line in the Inferno Mines (Land/Sea) box
INCORRECT PAGE REFERENCE: As with Standard (Conventional) Mines, unless cleared (see p. 176, TO: AR),
SHOULD BE: As with Standard (Conventional) Mines, unless cleared (see p. 178, TO: AR),

p. 187 Fifth paragraph of the Game Rules section in the Remote Sensors box
INCORRECT PAGE REFERENCE:Visual Range Tables on page 221. Infrared remote sensors use the Support Vehicle Basic Fire Control IR row on the Sensor Range Tables on page 222. Radar remote sensors use the Support Vehicle Basic Fire Control row on the Sensor Range Tables on page 222.
SHOULD BE: Visual Range Tables on page 189, TO: AR. Infrared remote sensors use the Support Vehicle Basic Fire Control IR row on the Sensor Range Tables on page 190, TO: AR. Radar remote sensors use the Support Vehicle Basic Fire Control row on the Sensor Range Tables on page 190, TO: AR.

p. 211 Advanced Conventional Infantry Record Sheet
Three problems: 

INCORRECT PAGE REFERENCE 1.: In the footnotes of Morale Table - "See Infernos and Cruise Missile Attack (p. 211)."
SHOULD BE: See Infernos and Cruise Missile Attack (p. 179, TO: AR).

INCORRECT PAGE REFERENCE 2.: In the footnotes of Morale Table - "Conventional Infantry with Armor (see p. 317)"
SHOULD BE: Conventional Infantry with Armor (see p. 129, TO: AUE)

INCORRECT PAGE REFERENCE 3.: Footnote of Recovering Nerve Table - "Only applies if Commanders (see p. 191) are in use."
SHOULD BE: Only applies if Commanders (see p. 159, TO: AR) are in use.

pp. 216-228
INCORRECT PAGE REFERENCE: As NeonKnight said above, all page referencess on these pages are wrong. Note that it applies not only to the "Ref" column, but also the "See rules for this equipment in the Advanced Weapons And Equipment section, starting on p. 274." footnotes at the bottom of the Construction Data tables.
CORRECTION: Change the footnotes to "See rules for this equipment in the Advanced Weapons And Equipment section, starting on p. 86." As for the numbers in the "Ref" columns, someone would hace to go through them one by one to make sure, but a quick look at just some of them suggests that you should subtract around 188 (plus or minus 1 in some cases) from every one of them.
« Last Edit: 23 October 2020, 18:12:07 by Xotl »

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The errata for the upcoming second printing has been posted.  Many of the corrections were page number references, but were not noted in the document.

Also, Alfaryn: I added you to the playtester/factchecker credits.  Thanks a ton for going through those page # references.
« Last Edit: 03 December 2020, 18:23:22 by Xotl »
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Corrected Fourth Printing, PDF

p.194
PROBLEM: Not all PPC+Capacitor combos have the double-cross footnote indicating that a explosive crit BV discount should be provided.
FIX: Add a double-cross next to "PPC (Heavy) + PPC Capacitor" and "ER PPC + PPC Capacitor"
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Corrected Fourth Printing, PDF

p.195
Chaff Pod: Add the the "‡" footnote stating "Treat as Gauss weapon when calculating defensive battle rating."
M-Pod: Add the the "‡" footnote stating "Treat as Gauss weapon when calculating defensive battle rating."

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p.196, footnotes
Create and add the two following footnotes:
--"‡ Treat as Gauss weapon when calculating defensive battle rating."
--"N Explodes: Weapon/Equipment explodes when damaged"

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p.196
Improved Heavy Laser (Small/Medium/Large)
--Add "N" and "‡" symbols to each weapon's line.

- - -

p.194-195
--Create new "Q" footnote stating "Treat weapon as a one crit Gauss weapon for defensive BV purposes"
--Add the "Q" symbol to the HV AC 2/5/10 lines.
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Corrected Fourth Printing, PDF

p.94, Reactive (Blazer) Armor rules

ERROR: The following sentence appears to have been added to the end of the wrong paragraph: "Note that if a ’Mech location contains nothing but Reactive Armor criticals, this second 2D6 roll is only made once; any result other than a 2 in this case means the critical hit transfers to the next location (see p. 125, TW)."

FIX: Delete from the first paragraph, add to the second paragraph.
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VERSION: 2020

LOCATION:
page 225, Infantry Construction Data

THE ERROR:
The WT column gives the unit as "kg". This is obviously wrong, otherwise a microcopter would weigh 1.9kg.

THE CORRECTION:
change the WT column weight unit to "Tons"
or
multiply the WT column weight values by 1000
« Last Edit: 19 January 2022, 00:55:17 by Xotl »
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Corrected Fourth Printing

page 162, XCT troops construction rules

Error:
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Extreme Temperatures (Cold): XCT Troops equipped for extreme cold must use Snowsuit, Heatsuit, Environment Suit (Hostile or Combat), or Spacesuit (any) armor
types.
Extreme Temperatures (Hot): XCT Troops equipped for extreme heat must use Cooling Suit (any type), Environment Suit (Hostile or Combat), or Spacesuit (any)
armor types.

As per https://bg.battletech.com/forums/ask-the-writers/heat-suit-clarification Heatsuits are used for hot environments, not cold ones.

Fix: Delete heat suit from Extreme Temperatures (Cold), add Heat Suit to Extreme Temperatures (Hot).

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Corrected 4th printing PDF.

Naval Comm-Scanner Suit (NCSS) (pp. 144-145) does not have a listed BV. Per p.192 any equipment not listed on the tables as having a BV is considered to have 0 BV. However, because the NCCS provides an initiative bonus even in standard game play it should have a BV.

Since NCSS in canon units is not particularly widespread this would only affect the BV calculations of the Drake (JHS:T), Naga (JHS:T), Aesir (TRO:3085), Vanir (TRO:3085), Vengeance-PWS Prototype (TRO: Prototypes), and Bug Eye (IP3:IE)
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Corrected 4th Printing, page 224, the "Heavy Weapons Ammunition Combat Data" table.

The Flak entry should have a "**" in the "To-Hit Modifier" column in addition to the "**" marks under "Damage" to account for the Flak attack bonus (which is mentioned in its description).

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Corrected Fourth Printing.
p.195

Add footnote stating the following:
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*The damage used to calculate the item’s BV is based on the final damage the item can deal after all possible modifications (such as TSM) are applied.
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Corrected 4th printing (downloaded 2020 Oct 6)

p85:
Need to add a reference in "STEP 5: COMPLETE THE RECORD SHEET" that the price formula for a Mobile Structure is on p230

p200:
Need to add a line under Construction:
cost, p230

p202
Need to add a line under Mobile Structures:
cost, 230

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Errata updated to reflect all core changes that will be seen in the upcoming (quite a few months out) revised printing.
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An erratum from the Physical weapon attack modifiers thread (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/tactical-operations/what-are-the-to-hit-modifier-of-to-mech-sized-melee-weapons/) which did not make into the current v. 6.0 PRE errata document:

P. 216, Claws, To-hit Modifier column

Change the mod from "0" to "+1".


Xotl: Just snuck in under the wire.
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Corrected Fourth Printing

p. 157 Second bullet point under Supercharger

PROBLEMATIC SENTENCE: For ’Mechs, any such hits are applied to the upper-most undamaged critical slot(s) in the center torso.
PROBLEM: While official 'Mech record sheets are always printed with Engine in three first slots in the Center Torso section of their Critical Hit Tables, the rules as far as I'm aware don't require such placement. This may cause problems with player-designed 'Mechs.
SUGGESTION: Change the problematic sentence to something like: "For ’Mechs, any such hits are applied to the upper-most undamaged Engine critical slot(s) in the center torso."

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p.100, Shield construction rules

PROBLEM: The third piece of errata here---regarding pod-mounting shields---was never implemented: https://bg.battletech.com/forums/errata/tactical-operations-4-june-2014-(v3-3)/msg710110/#msg710110


Xotl: managed to slip this into the 6th printing just before it went out.
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Tactical Operations, AUE: 6th Edition


On page 157, under the rules for the Supercharger, there are two bullet points which are repeated.  The last two points talk about TSM interacting with a Supercharger:

• A ’Mech may combine a Supercharger with Triple-Strength Myomer. If both are used in the same round, the Triple Strength Myomer modifier is added to the Super-
charger-modified speed.

• A ’Mech may combine a Supercharger with Triple-Strength Myomer. If both are used in the same round, the Triple Strength Myomer modifier is added before applying
the Supercharger modifier.

Having both is confusing and redundant, so delete one of them to simplify the rules.  I like the wording on the last bullet point the best!

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TO:AU&R, 6th Edition.

pp. 13 (two instances), 218, 219, and 228.
--Replace "MagShot" with "Magshot"
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HEAVY WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT CONSTRUCTION DATA, page 219:

The "Landing Deck" row has the wrong data under the "Space" columns.  For "M", there should be NA.  For "MS", there should be 1xHX*.

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TO:AUE 4th Edition PDF. (2020)
Page 152 and 224 + 225

Page 152 There's a few issues with this paragraph. Problems
1) The statement for Combat Engineers and Marines makes it seem as if those weights are exclusive to those Infantry types. This is misleading as the base weight for Paramedics and TAG Infantry also vary depending on Motive Type.
2) The weights listed for Foot, Motorized, and Jump Infantry Platoons do not match those currently found in TechManual 6th Edition page 155 which are; Foot 0.085 ton, Motorized 0.195 ton, Jump 0.165 ton.
3) The listed weights of 1.5 for Microlite VTOL and 2 for Microcopter VTOL Infantry are either specifically for Combat Engineers and Marines or could be in conflict with the tables on page 225 where they're listed as +1.4 and +1.9.
4)  while other specializations presume a base weight of 0.1 ton per trooper. This includes other infantry types who's motive type varies. Also, presuming .1 is the old weight for Foot Infantry, the weight is no longer correct.
5) The example used, uses the old TM weights.

Correction 1) page 152
Rewrite the paragragh and page 152, with the updated weights, a set base weight for Microlight and Microcopter Infantry.

Example
The Added Tons value establishes additional weight over and above the base weight per trooper depending on Motive Type chosen (see p. 155, TM, and TO:AUE see p.255). They are reprinted here for your convienience (0.085 ton for Foot, 0.195 for Motorized, 0.165 for Jump, 1 for Hover/Tracked/Wheeled Mechanized, 1.5 for Microlite VTOL and 2 for Microcopter VTOL). If the Motive Type does not vary, use the base weight 0.085 of Foot Infantry. For example, a Motorized Marine Combat Engineer has a per-trooper weight of 0.185 (Motorized) + 0 (Marine) + 0.1 (Combat Engineer) tons, or 0.285 tons for each trooper.

Note:
This removes ambiguity as to which infantry use which weighs. Setting the base weight for VTOL infantry also makes them consistant with TM Infantry Types as Mechanized VTOL Infantry are a base Infantry type. It also eliminates confusion with the listed +1.4 and +1.9 weights on page 255. The base weight of 2/trooper for Microcopter would be consistant with the transport weight of 32 tons found for VTOL Infantry in TRO:3085.

Correction 2) page 255
Replace the weights for Microlite Infantry +1.4/trooper and Microcopter Infantry +1.9/trooper with the new weights Microlite 1.5/trooper and Microcoper 2/trooper.

Correction 3 and 4 ) page 224 and 225
Include a line for SCUBA (Mechanized) It isn't listed in mine and I don't see an errata for it.

Pg 224
Weapon/Item    Type    Damage Value    Range Min/Sht/Med/Lng    To-Hit Modifier    Rules Level    Ref

SCUBA (Mechanized)   PE            NA      NA      NS      Adv
253

Pg 225
Weapon/Item    Tech Base    Tech Rating    Latest Intro Date (IS / Clan)    Cost (C-bills)    WT (kg)    Space

IS / Clan    Var*    Var* / Var*    TCx???   +.9   NA

 

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