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Field Manual: 3085
« on: 12 January 2012, 16:08:08 »
This thread is for all issues and problems with Field Manual: 3085.

Product Link: http://bg.battletech.com/?wpsc-product=field-manual-3085

There is no compiled errata for this product at this time.

Please remember to follow the errata report template when reporting issues.  Thanks.
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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #1 on: 12 January 2012, 19:52:39 »
On page 58, the Third and Fourth Ceti Hussars are not listed as LCTs. On page 73, the Third Ceti Hussars are listed as a LCT. Likewise on page 70, the Fourth Ceti is also listed as a LCT. Recommended correction: I'd suggest eliminating the LCT on page 70 for the Fourth, and adding the LCT to the Third on page 58. Considering in Field Report AFFS, the 2nd which is listed as a LCT in FM Update 3085 was suppose to be used to rebuild the 1st and 3rd Ceti Hussars according to page 10 of the field report.
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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #2 on: 12 January 2012, 23:24:36 »
Not sure how truly errata this is but the Battlecorp PDF is named CAT35221 which is the product code of Era Report 3062. I assume FM:3085 is really 35222?

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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #3 on: 13 January 2012, 07:27:49 »
P. 220, Periphery Battle Armor RAT

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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #4 on: 13 January 2012, 11:49:00 »
p. 70 AFFS

Under 4th Ceti Hussars

Change "Combat Commant Alpha" to "Combat Command Alpha"

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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #5 on: 13 January 2012, 16:53:19 »
Per page 54 of FM 3085, Nathaniel Hasek is said to have died in the fighting on Ridgebrook during Operation MATADOR, which launches on 5 May 3080. However, in Field Report AFFS, which has an in-universe date of 13 August 3079, Nathaniel's Hasek's "recent death" is referred to in the first sentence on page 15. Not sure what the fix for this is, but obviously one or the other is wrong.
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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #6 on: 13 January 2012, 17:15:03 »
On page 58, the Third and Fourth Ceti Hussars are not listed as LCTs. On page 73, the Third Ceti Hussars are listed as a LCT. Likewise on page 70, the Fourth Ceti is also listed as a LCT. Recommended correction: I'd suggest eliminating the LCT on page 70 for the Fourth, and adding the LCT to the Third on page 58. Considering in Field Report AFFS, the 2nd which is listed as a LCT in FM Update 3085 was suppose to be used to rebuild the 1st and 3rd Ceti Hussars according to page 10 of the field report.

Correct- The Ceti Hussars are not LCTs. They are a combined arms brigade based around a regiment of BattleMechs.

Per page 54 of FM 3085, Nathaniel Hasek is said to have died in the fighting on Ridgebrook during Operation MATADOR, which launches on 5 May 3080. However, in Field Report AFFS, which has an in-universe date of 13 August 3079, Nathaniel's Hasek's "recent death" is referred to in the first sentence on page 15. Not sure what the fix for this is, but obviously one or the other is wrong.

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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #7 on: 13 January 2012, 17:28:17 »
page 168, left column:
Senior battalion commanders and regimental executive officers
are given the rank of lieutenant colonel, as are commanders of armor
and infantry regiments among the line units. Their rank insignia is a
single six-pointed silver star set against a silver disk with a red border.

The rank insignia on page 170 depict the insignia of the LtCol as an eight-pointed star.

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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #8 on: 13 January 2012, 17:46:25 »
On page 83, the 2nd Marik Militia is referred to as one of the two units involved in the destruction of the 5th Oriente Hussars at the hands of the RotS. However, per page 82, the 2nd Marik Militia is part of the AMSC, and not under RAF command.

Suggested correction: sub in another RAF unit that would make sense. Not sure which one, I'll leave that to TPTB.
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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #9 on: 13 January 2012, 17:50:52 »
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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #10 on: 13 January 2012, 17:57:01 »
On page 83, the 2nd Marik Militia is referred to as one of the two units involved in the destruction of the 5th Oriente Hussars at the hands of the RotS. However, per page 82, the 2nd Marik Militia is part of the AMSC, and not under RAF command.

Suggested correction: sub in another RAF unit that would make sense. Not sure which one, I'll leave that to TPTB.

Page 83: Change to Twentieth Marik Militia.


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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #11 on: 13 January 2012, 18:17:56 »

P. 208, Mercenary Mech RAT

There are a highly large amount of 3039 Mech variants in this RAT, they go so far as roll 27 of 44.  This RAT is periphery grade and many of these variants are less available then more modern variants. Please update the Mechs with 3039 variant from roll 14 and up.
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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #12 on: 13 January 2012, 18:31:49 »
P. 208, Mercenary Mech RAT

There are a highly large amount of 3039 Mech variants in this RAT, they go so far as roll 27 of 44.  This RAT is periphery grade and many of these variants are less available then more modern variants. Please update the Mechs with 3039 variant from roll 14 and up.

The #27 position means that a B-rated unit has only a 5.5% chance of having an unupgraded mech, with A-level units having none.  C-rated units are just under a third unupgraded, and it goes downhill from there.  However, in every category (A-F) the upgrade percentages in FM:3085 are higher than they were in FM Mercs (3067).

The simple fact of the matter is that for every Wolf's Dragoons there are a whole lot of units operating on the cheap, and all those unupgraded mechs the houses formerly used were dumped on the secondary market for mercs to buy.

Sorry, not errata.  If you wish to discuss this further, take it to Errata General Discussion.  Thank you.

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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #13 on: 13 January 2012, 19:34:35 »
Great book, some minor issues:
Page 53 Remembering the fallen sidebar: Replace 1st Robinson Rangers with 2nd Robinson Rangers.
Page 67: Not exactly a mistake but it seems that the Woodbine PMM is not a new unit but a re designation of the Milligan DMM.
Page 75 Heroes of a shattered house sidebar, 3rd Regulan Hussars: According to both FM:FWL and FM:U there was no 3rd Regulan Hussars before the jihad.
It's also never mentioned in FR:FWLM which means it's probably not a unit raised during the jihad.
Page 86: "Colonel Jacob Hastings has vowed to destroy ... her words when combat resumes." I guess Jacob is a male name so her should be changed to his.
Page 106: According to the text the Accrington militia is a DPM and the Arc-Royal theater lacks a militia. According to the deployment table the Accrington militia is stated to be an ATM.
In addition according to the Lyran deployment map on page 127 the world of Accrington is inside the Arc-Royal theater and the unit is listed as an ATM.
Page 106: According to the 3rd paragraph the  Dixie, Penboscot and Dar-es-Salaam militia are called CTM (Cavanaugh Theater Militia).
According to the deployment table on page 107 the name of the theater is Dixie theater and the militia name is DTM. The map in page 127 also names the units DTM.

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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #14 on: 13 January 2012, 20:25:12 »
p. 108, under LCAF overview, Donegal Province

Error: 3rd Royal Guards RCT commander is listed as Leutnant-General Kathry Parks.

Suggested correction: Should be Leutnant-General Kathy Parks.
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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #15 on: 13 January 2012, 21:42:18 »
Page 88, under SECOND RIM COMMONALITY GUARD:

"When plans were drawn up for the formation of the Rim Commonality Guards, it was decided to use the Bad Dream’s equipment to establishment another battalion."

Suggested correction: change "establishment" to "establish".
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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #16 on: 13 January 2012, 21:56:30 »
Page 94, left column, last paragraph: "This is not to say that they Lyran war machine..."

Suggested correction: change "they" to "the".
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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #17 on: 13 January 2012, 22:21:59 »
Page 20, Citizens' Sacrifice:

Roman's Mounted Fusiliers are on the dead unit list for the CCAF.  They're not dead yet, as seen on their listing at the force strength section as well as their personal entry!

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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #18 on: 13 January 2012, 22:22:06 »
Page 20 sidebar, delete "Romans Mounted Fusiliers" from the list of destroyed units.  Unit appears on TO&E, writeup section, and list has seventeen units instead of the sixteen the text above it indicates.

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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #19 on: 13 January 2012, 22:24:48 »
Page 31, Victoria Commonality Rangers:

Change "the Confederation’s rimward border from pirate attacks/" to "the Confederation’s rimward border from pirate attacks."

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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #20 on: 13 January 2012, 23:19:04 »
Ghost Bear Dominion - Polar Galaxy - pg 121
"The fighting managed to penetrate the Grumium Creations compound where the mothballed Crockett was smashed before the Level III was forced to withdraw offworld."

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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #21 on: 13 January 2012, 23:54:26 »
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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #22 on: 14 January 2012, 00:07:59 »
page 168, left column:
Senior battalion commanders and regimental executive officers
are given the rank of lieutenant colonel, as are commanders of armor
and infantry regiments among the line units. Their rank insignia is a
single six-pointed silver star set against a silver disk with a red border.

The rank insignia on page 170 depict the insignia of the LtCol as an eight-pointed star.
The text is in error, only the sergeants have six-pointed stars. Captain rank and above are all eight-pointed stars.
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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #23 on: 14 January 2012, 02:00:17 »
Page 148, under Niops Association Militia, states: "Colonel Fritz Do was the only surviving high-ranking officer. Now commander of the survivors, he has rebuilt the scant and scattered battalion that escaped destruction to nearly two full battalions of ’Mechs."  and also "Constantly raiding the Blakists, though, forged the militia into a veteran unit whose fervor is unmatched."  Fritz Do was last mentioned in Field Manual: Periphery as commander of the NAM's 4th battalion.

Page 152, under Niops Association Militia, lists Brigadier Eugene Thorpe (previously listed in FM:Periphery as the 1st battalion's CO) as the commander of the Niops Association Militia, and lists the rating of the unit as Green/Reliable (same as FM:Periphery).

Suggested correction #1: Alter page 148 to say "Eugene Thorpe" instead of "Fritz Do", or alter page 152 to say "Fritz Do" instead of "Eugene Thorpe".  Alternatively, indicate that Eugene Thorpe was raised from the dead.

Suggested correction #2: Alter the rating of the Niops Association Militia on page 152 from "G/R" to  one of the following: "R/R", "V/R", "R/F" or "V/F".
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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #24 on: 14 January 2012, 09:00:03 »
1st Rasalhague Bears should have a rating of (k) to go with RAT rules since they are lead by the SaKhan (p.195) and use the (K) modifiers and not (FL) as listed in the T&OE (p.127)

unless i read it incorrectly

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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #25 on: 14 January 2012, 10:07:40 »
1st Rasalhague Bears should have a rating of (k) to go with RAT rules since they are lead by the SaKhan (p.195) and use the (K) modifiers and not (FL) as listed in the T&OE (p.127)

unless i read it incorrectly

Not an error. the 1st Rasalhague Bears is a standard FrontLine unit temporarily commanded by the saKhan, and not a dedicated Keshik. As such it rolls on the (FL) modifiers.

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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #26 on: 14 January 2012, 17:09:54 »
Page 108, the Lyran Forces Overview.  Leutnant-General Paul Zardetto is listed as CO of both the 3rd Lyran Regulars and the 3rd Lyran Guard.  Presumably the 3rd Lyran Guard is his correct posting, since he been running that unit since FM:LA.


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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #27 on: 14 January 2012, 17:27:04 »
Page 108, the Lyran Forces Overview.  Leutnant-General Paul Zardetto is listed as CO of both the 3rd Lyran Regulars and the 3rd Lyran Guard.  Presumably the 3rd Lyran Guard is his correct posting, since he been running that unit since FM:LA.

Correct, the CO for the Regulars is Cynthia Nelson.
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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #28 on: 14 January 2012, 17:39:34 »
P. 234, Affiliations Post-Jihad, under Lyran Commonwealth:

"When creating characters from the Federated Suns in the post-Jihad  period, follow all of the rules presented in A Time of War, but note  the following minor changes based on sub-affiliation"

should read:

"When creating characters from the Lyran Commonwealth in the post-Jihad  period, follow all of the rules presented in A Time of War, but note  the following minor changes based on sub-affiliation"


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Re: Field Manual: 3085
« Reply #29 on: 15 January 2012, 03:19:40 »
Republic Armed Forces, p. 186/187

II Principes and I Principes Guards have the same infantry brigade (220th).
If I understand the system of nomenclature of the armor/infantry brigades correctly, the I Principes Guards shouls have the 120th Infantry Brigade, not the 220th.

Solution:
Change the name of the I Principes at p. 187 from 220th to 120th.
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