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Title: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Xotl on 02 July 2011, 10:30:44
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Developer-Level Errata
Note that this applies only to the PDF version, not the print version.  These corrections are already present in the print version.

TOC/CREDITS
Credits (p. 3):
   Add the following names to the Playtester/Factchecker credits (in proper alphabetical order by last name):  Joel Bancroft-Connors, Blake Cetnar, Chris Marti, Andreas Rudolf, Mark Yingling
   Add the following additional line below the listed credits:
   "Catalyst Game Labs would also like to thank the following on-line personalities who helped catch a few last-minute mistakes: 00Dawg, DarkISI, Demos, Diplominator, Dread Moores, FedComGirl, Jal Phoenix, jymset, Kojak, mbear, Moonsword, Neufeld, Orin, Revanche, Snake Eyes, Youngblood."

INTRO
How to Use this Book (p. 5):
At the end of the paragraph that begins with Caveat, change: "Technology Upgrade: 3090 chapter (p. 304)." to 'Technology Upgrade: 3090 chapter (p. 204)."

BATTLE ARMOR
Hauberk Commando (p. 14):
Last paragraph under Capabilities, change: "Based on this experience, a field-expedient refit nicknamed the Hauberk II replaced the LRMs with dual Magshots taken from fallen Cavalier suits." to "Based on this experience, a field-expedient refit nicknamed the Hauberk II replaced the LRMs with dual Magshots taken from fallen Infiltrator II suits."

VEHICLES
Lexan Helo (p. 24):
Last paragraph under Capabilities, change: "The Lexan can provide targeting telemetry for indirectly-fired LRMs, but the feature is disabled by the factory and must be enabled through by a software bypass that voids the Lexan's warranty." to "The Lexan can provide targeting telemetry for indirectly-fired LRMs, but the feature is disabled at the factory and can only be enabled by a software bypass that voids the Lexan's warranty."
Also, in the Deployment paragraph, change: "Arc-Royal Province" to "Arc-Royal Theater".

Warrior S-9 Helicopter (p. 29):
In the Battle Value, change "668" to "688"

Cavalry Infiltrator (p. 30):
In the last paragraph under Capabilities, DELETE the following sentence: "The decision to expand the infantry bay from three tons to four greatly increased demand for the Cavalry as a transport and infiltration VTOL."

Scorpion Minesweeper (p. 33):
In the Notes, DELETE "Rumble Seat"

Pegasus (p. 38):
In the fourth paragraph under Capabilities, change: "These modern descendants of the original weapon deliver firepower..." to "These modern descendants of the original weapons deliver firepower..."

Phalanx (p. 44):
In the paragraph under Deployment, change: "Sales have been slow but steady from across the Inner Sphere—most infantry brigades can usually be found with at least a platoon attached—but they rarely found in armor units." to "Sales have been slow but steady from across the Inner Sphere—many infantry brigades can usually be found with at least one or two attached—but they are rarely found in armor units."

Fulcrum (Hybrid) (p. 48):
In the stat block, under Armament, change: "2 Poland Main Model C Magshot Gauss Rifles" to "3 Poland Main Model C Magshot Gauss Rifles"

Vedette V7 (p. 50):
Second paragraph under Capabilities, change: "Many detractors claim that much of this equipment could have been kept if it the bombast laser taken out instead of the autocannon" to "Many detractors claim that much of this equipment could have been kept if the bombast laser had been taken out instead of the autocannon"
Also, in the first paragraph under Deployment, change: "It basic setup, with better armor" to "Its basic setup, with better armor"

Heavy NLRM Carrier (p. 59):
In the Weapons and Ammo list, change "Ammo (NLRM) 48" to "Ammo (NLRM) 32" (Leave Tonnage listing as "4".)

Challenger Mk. XV (p. 61):
For the Technology Base, change "Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Advanced)" to "Technology Base: Inner Sphere"

Kalki (p. 64):
In the last paragraph under Overview, change: "Kallon proved unable to improve the Kalki's low land speed and internal ammunition difficulties, but did prove dramatically improve durability and reliability." to "Though Kallon was unable to address the Kalki's low land speed and internal ammunition difficulties, they did dramatically enhance its durability and reliability."

Sokar (p. 72):
In the second paragraph under Capabilities, change: "they cantake down all but the heaviest suit in seconds." to "they can take down all but the heaviest suit in seconds."


PROTOMECHS
Svartalfa (p. 90):
In the last paragraph under Capabilities, change: "A pilot of Elemental breeding is a possible with the Svartalfa, but it can be easily reconfigured for a snug fit for smaller pilots." to "A pilot of Elemental breeding could even operate the Svartalfa, though it is a far more comfortable fit for smaller pilots."


'MECHS
Spindrift (p. 98):
In the second paragraph under Overview, change: "The laser reflective armor proved particularly disappointing, as it repeatedly failed to stop short range torpedoes and fared worse against ballistic weaponry above water." To "The laser reflective armor proved particularly disappointing, as it repeatedly breached from simple collisions both underwater and on the surface."

Stiletto (p. 102):
In the second paragraph under Overview, change: "Its top speed was increased by over thirty kilometers per hour." to "Its top speed was increased by over twenty kilometers per hour."

Wolfhound (p. 105):
In the Notes, DELETE "Rumble Seat"

Legionnaire (p. 110):
In the first (ginormous!) paragraph under Capabilities, change the first two instances of "2F" to "2X". (The author is starting with a description of the experimental prototype.)
Also in this same paragraph, change the following text: "It was more susceptible to damage from ballistic and missile weapons, and simulations showed it would provide additional protection for the Legionnaire against the many PPC variants now found on Combine 'Mechs but it was usually quickly reduced by multiple MRM and LRM volleys. The computers clearly showed the Legionnaire could reasonably be expected to win against most opponents of similar weight boasting energy weapons, but could be quickly destroyed by a lighter 'Mech carrying MRMs or even rockets." to "Though it provided additional protection against the many PPC variants now found in the DCMS, it suffered greatly from blunt-force strikes, such as those delivered by sword-wielding opponents. The sims clearly showed the Legionnaire could reasonably be expected to survive against most opponents of similar weight boasting energy weapons, but could be easily defeated by even a lighter 'Mech carrying melee weapons."
Break the first paragraph under Capabilities after the words "our nightmare scenario."
And, in the first line under Deployment, change: "The Legionnaire 2F can" to "The original Legionnaire 2D can"
Finally, I break the Deployment paragraph into two, and starting the second with the sentence "The original variant, the Beagle probe-enhanced 1X"

Legionnaire (p. 111):
In the Notes, DELETE "Rumble Seat"

Ti T'sang DDC (p. 121):
In the Notes, DELETE "Rumble Seat"

Deep Lord MilitiaMech (p. 124):
In the first paragraph under Capabilities, change: "The treads of the Dig Lord could be removed and replaced with legs, and the drilling and filtering gear could be replaced by weapons and armor." to "The WorkMech's drilling and rock-cutting equipment could be swapped for proper weapons, complete with a fire control systems ready to use them."

Deep Lord MilitiaMech (p. 125):
In the Notes, DELETE "No Ejection System"

Barghest (p. 127):
In the Notes, change "EM Interference" to "EM Interference (ER Medium Laser)" and DELETE "Rumble Seat"

Grasshopper (p. 129):
In the Notes, DELETE "Rumble Seat"

Thunder (p. 130):
In the third paragraph under Capabilities, change: "Originally used by StarCorps for their WHM-8D, with production switching" to "Originally used by StarCorps for the WHM-4L line, with production switching"
Also, in the paragraph under Variants, change: "Ceres Metals continues to produce the stealth-armored THR2L at Capella" to "Ceres Metals continues to produce the stealth-armored THR-2L at Capella"

Pendragon (p. 139):
In the Weapons and Ammo list, change both instances of: "ELRM 15" to "Extended LRM 15" (Leave Ammo listings as "(ELRM)", however.)

Ursus 3 (p. 146):
In the second paragraph under Capabilities, change: "variety of ammunitions, including flechette rounds against people" to "variety of munitions, including Inner Sphere-made flechette rounds against people"

Thunderbolt IIC (p. 150):
In the second paragraph under Capabilities, change: "Three common extended-range medium lasers are reminiscent of the Star League Thunderbolt, as is the round fifteen-tube missile launcher on the shoulder."  to "Three common extended-range medium lasers are reminiscent of the Star League Thunderbolt, as is the fifteen-tube missile launcher on the shoulder."


AEROSPACE
Transit (p. 174):
In the second paragraph under Overview, change: "Within the month, the Confederation had sold all of the facilities Ceres Metals Industries" to "Within the month, the Confederation had sold all of Mujika's on-planet facilities to Ceres Metals Industries"

TiG-40 Foxhound (p. 182):
In the upper-left corner icon, change: "DropShip" to "Small Craft"

Vengeance DC (p. 190):
In the third paragraph of the left column, change: "starting with the CNS Fuuzi and the MCS Emerald Queen." to "starting with the CCS Fuuzi and the MCS Emerald Queen."


TECH ADVANCES: 3090
Distracting Quirk (p. 205):
In the Available to line, add: "Battle Armor, " before 'Mech

Jettison-Capable Weapon Quirk (p. 205):
In the first line of the second column, change: "A jettisoned weapon's location should be racked in campaign play" to "A jettisoned weapon's location should be tracked in campaign play"

Jihad Technology Advancement Table (p. 206):
Insert the following data before the Hardened Armor line:
   "Ferro-Lamellor   Exp   3070   Adv   3084   Clan"
In the Previous Class column for the Mace, change: "Exp" to "Adv"
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Revanche on 02 July 2011, 11:15:48
PDF:
Vedette V7 (p50/52 PDF)
     Error: "...could have been kept if it the bombast laser..."
     Corr: "...could have been kept if it had been the bombast laser..."

Kalki (p64/66 PDF)
     Error: "...but did prove dramatically improve..."
     Corr: "...but did prove dramatically improve..."

Jettison-Capable Weapon (p205/207 PDF)
     Error: "...location should be racked in campaigns..."
     Corr: "...location should be tracked in campaigns..."

Hope that helps.

- Rev
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Dread Moores on 02 July 2011, 11:41:39
PDF:

Lexan Helo (pg 24/26)

Quote
The Lexan can provide targeting telemetry for indirectly-
fired LRMs, but the feature is disabled by the factory
and must be enabled through by a software bypass that
voids the Lexan’s warranty.

Bolded section doesn't quite make sense.

Error: "through by a..."
Suggestion: Delete either "through" or "by"
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Neufeld on 02 July 2011, 14:21:03
PDF, page 206:
For the Mace, the previous class is listed as experimental, however, according to TO page 290 it should be advanced.

Suggested fix:
Change the "Exp" in row "Mace", column "Previous Class" to "Adv".
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: DarkISI on 02 July 2011, 14:30:31
Page 5, How to use this technical readout

Change:  "consult the Technology Upgrade: 3090 chapter (see p. 304)"
to:  "consult the Technology Upgrade: 3090 chapter (see p. 204)"
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 02 July 2011, 14:38:22
Page 90, column 2 paragraph 3:

Change:

"A pilot of Elemental breeding is a possible with the Svartalfa,"

to:

"A pilot of Elemental breeding is a possibility with the Svartalfa,"

or:

"A pilot of Elemental breeding is possible with the Svartalfa,"
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Moonsword on 02 July 2011, 15:29:32
PDF, Page 50
Vedette V7

Deployment, 2nd sentence: "It basic..."  That should be "Its basic..."
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Kojak on 02 July 2011, 15:36:39
Page 14, first paragraph, second to last sentence:

"Based on this experience, a field-expedient refit—nicknamed the Hauberk II—replaced the LRMs with dual Magshots taken from fallen Cavalier suits."

There are no variants of the Cavalier which use the Magshot. I presume the author of this entry was in fact thinking of the Infiltrator Mk. II, or "Puma".

Suggested correction: "taken from fallen Infiltrator Mk IIs" -or-  "taken from fallen "Puma" suits"
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 02 July 2011, 17:17:40
Not sure how to report this since I'm not sure which is in error.  There is a conflict with how the Extended LRMs are listed in various unit stat blocks.  The Apollo and Pandarus list that as "Extended LRM 15", while the Pendragon and Claymore list the shorter "ELRM 15".  Most units mounting them say "Extended LRM", so perhaps that's correct.
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Kojak on 02 July 2011, 18:32:00
Page 48, stat brick on the left for the Fulcrum (Hybrid):

2 Poland Main Model C Magshot Gauss Rifles

Should be 3.
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Moonsword on 02 July 2011, 19:28:27
PDF, Page 59
Heavy NLRM Carrier

Ammo should be 32 rounds based on my math, not 48.  Tonnage is correct.
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 02 July 2011, 22:28:28
Thunderbolt IIC, page 150, Column 2 paragraph 2:

"Three common extended range medium lasers are reminiscent of the Star League
Thunderbolt, as is the round fifteen-tube missile launcher on the shoulder."

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/251751_10150201116158148_19541048147_7212657_2961557_n.jpg)


Maybe just delete that line?
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Dread Moores on 02 July 2011, 22:31:06
TIG-40 Foxhound (PDF, pg. 182/184)

This is a Small Craft, but the unit identification box in the upper left shows "DropShip."
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Kit deSummersville on 02 July 2011, 23:18:41
Thunderbolt IIC, page 150, Column 2 paragraph 2:

"Three common extended range medium lasers are reminiscent of the Star League
Thunderbolt, as is the round fifteen-tube missile launcher on the shoulder."

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/251751_10150201116158148_19541048147_7212657_2961557_n.jpg)


Maybe just delete that line?

Do not delete the line, just remove the word "round".
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: jymset on 03 July 2011, 03:50:22
p. 206, Jihad Technology Advancement Table

Mace - change Previous Class from "Exp" to "Adv"


edit:Oops (http://www.classicbattletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,7572.msg172587.html#msg172587), missed Neufeld posting this up, sorry.
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Demos on 03 July 2011, 12:45:19
p. 30, Cavalry Infiltrator / Capabilities

Quote
The decision to expand the infantry bay from three tons to four greatly increased demand for the Cavalry as a transport and infiltration VTOL
Every Cavalry capable of transporting infantry had a 4 tons bay already. There is no variant with 3 trons.

Suggested ciorrection: drop expansion and state only an increasing demand for the Cavalry.
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Moonsword on 03 July 2011, 13:01:07
PDF, Page 56
Rommel Howitzer, Capabilities

"Three tons of ammunition is a ton less than the prototype, but still plentiful, though it doesn’t allow the production model to take advantage of the wide selection of ammunition that the Long Tom is capable of delivering."  The unit is armed with a Long Tom Cannon, meaning that the gun can't fire anything other than standard artillery cannon rounds.
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Demos on 03 July 2011, 13:57:53
PDF, p. 102 / Stiletto

Quote
Its top speed was increased by over thirty kilometers per hour.

Hardly. Former production models had 8/12, the experimental mech 7/11 (14). So the speed decreased actually.

Suggestion: " Its top speed was decreased by over ten kilometers per hour." (or something similar)


Errata Coordinator: this is in reference to the XTR prototype, not the model in this TRO.  Even so, it is in error, and should read "Its top speed was increased by over twenty kilometers per hour."
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Chinless on 03 July 2011, 16:40:45
Not sure how to report this since I'm not sure which is in error.  There is a conflict with how the Extended LRMs are listed in various unit stat blocks.  The Apollo and Pandarus list that as "Extended LRM 15", while the Pendragon and Claymore list the shorter "ELRM 15".  Most units mounting them say "Extended LRM", so perhaps that's correct.

They should be listed as 'Extended LRM', though ELRM is still correct.

Chris
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Orin on 04 July 2011, 02:06:28
Not sure if this counts - Incubus II jump is listed as 8* - it wasn't immediately clear whether this figure included the partial wing or not without checking the JJ allocation. Perhaps write as 8(10*)

As noted in the TRO Prototypes thread about the LEGIONNAIRE fluff "It was more susceptible to damage from ballistic and missile weapons" whereas the rule in TacOps (p 281) only say "damage from falls, physical attacks, and moving through building walls is doubled against locations protected by it." (that is, nothing about ballistic and missile weapon damage being increased against this armor type)
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Demos on 04 July 2011, 02:07:55
PDF, p. 130 Thunder THR-C4 / Capabilities

Quote
To decrease the unit’s cost, Ceres Metals used the smaller VOX 280 extralight engine. Originally used by StarCorps for their WHM-8D, with production switching to the slower WHM-5L model Ceres Metals was able to secure the engines at reduced cost.

The Warhammer WHM-8D don't use a 280 XL, but a 280 SFE. The WHM-4L on the other hand features this engine.
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: jymset on 04 July 2011, 03:31:20
Challenger Mk. XV, p. 61
Remove "(Advanced)" from Technology Base - all previously Advanced/Experimental items on this unit are TL by 3090's Tech Advances (pp. 204f).
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Martius on 04 July 2011, 04:28:47
pg 146, Ursus III fluff:

Quote
...can use a variety of ammunitions, including flechette rounds against people or armor-piercing rounds against buildings.

The only special ammo available to the Clans are Flak and Tracer.

Check out TW 140-142 and TO 352-353.
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: jymset on 04 July 2011, 06:27:21
Gray Death Strike, p. 13 & Positive Quirk: Distracting, p. 205

One or the other is in error: GDS lists Distracting quirk, yet Distracting quirk does not list BA as eligible units.


Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Neufeld on 04 July 2011, 09:44:54
TRO: Prototypes, pdf, page 24:
Lexan Surveillance Helo: Deployment:
Arc-Royal Province is mentioned: "It is most frequently found in the Timbuktu Theater, Melissia Theater, Coventry Province and Arc-Royal Province."    Now, last I checked Arc-Royal was a Theater capital, not a province capital, with Arc-Royal being a part of Donegal Province (this was true at least on the Field Report map). While things might have changed in 3090, it looks like a mistake, so check it.


Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: DarkISI on 04 July 2011, 11:36:23
BV typo.

Page 29, Warrior S-9 Stealh Helicopter
Change BV to 688
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Demos on 04 July 2011, 12:36:11
PDF, p.81 / Aithon vs. p. 206 / JIHAD TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT TABLE

The Aithon is marked as Clan (Advanced) despite of mounting Lamellor armor, which is experimental acc. to TacOps.
On the other hand, the Jihad Technology Advancements Table at p. 206 do not mention lamellor armor at all.

So either the Aithon should be marked as (experimental) or Lamellor Armor had to be included in the table at p. 206 as *Advanced*
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Youngblood on 04 July 2011, 22:45:46
p. 190 Vengeance-DC PWS

Since then, Earthwerks has alternated launching vessels of the class for the Capellan and Magistracy navies, starting with the CNS Fuuzi and the MCS Emerald Queen.

CNS Fuuzi should be CCS Fuuzi.
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Neufeld on 05 July 2011, 04:39:02
TRO:Prototypes, pdf, page 98:
Spindrift, Overview:
The sentence "The laser reflective armor proved particularly disappointing, as it repeatedly failed to stop short range torpedoes and fared
worse against ballistic weaponry above water." is incorrect. Laser reflective works as normal armor against missiles and ballistic weapons, see Tactical Operations page 281.

Suggestion:
Remove the sentence, or rewrite it to something like this:
"The laser reflective armor proved particularly disappointing, as it repeatedly failed to stop damage from collisions with underwater rocks from flooding the side torsos."
(3 damage doubled is 6 damage which will strip the side torsos of the original prototype of its 6 points of reflective armor.)

Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: mbear on 05 July 2011, 07:40:48
p. 46, Bandit Mk II page.

Capabilities section, first paragraph, third sentence:
Quote
In addition, though it weapon system...

Should have a possessive it's  its..

Quote
In addition, though its weapon system...
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: mbear on 05 July 2011, 07:50:50
P 74, Sokar page.

Capabilities section, second paragraph, last sentence:

Quote
..., they cantake down...

Need a space between "can" and "take".
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: jymset on 05 July 2011, 10:11:39
Per the Rumble Seat quirk rule on p. 205 ("This Design Quirk may not be taken by any unit that employs a Small Cockpit, Torso-Mounted Cockpit, has the Cramped Cockpit Design Quirk, or is classified in the Light or Ultra-Light weight class.") the following units may not have a rumble seat:

Scorpion Minesweeper, p. 33 (light vehicle)
Wolfhound WLF-2H, p. 105 (light 'Mech)
Legionnaire LGN-2F, p. 111 (torso-mounted cockpit)
Ti T'sang DDC TSG-9DDC, p. 121 (small cockpit)
Barghest BGS-4T, p. 127 (small cockpit)
Grasshopper GHR-7P, p. 129 (torso-mounted cockpit)



Deep Lord RCL-ZIM MilitiaMech, p. 125
delete "No Ejection System" quirk - it is an IndustrialMech, they do not feature ejection systems unless equipped as a construction item
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Youngblood on 05 July 2011, 15:09:50
p. 130 THR-C4 Thunder, Variants section
"Ceres Metals continues to produce the stealth-armored THR2L at Capella,"
THR2L should be THR-2L.

p.174 TR-13G Transit
"Within the month, the Confederation had sold all of the facilities Ceres Metals Industries,"
Missing "to" between "facilities" and "Ceres".

p.190 Vengeance-DC PWS
"Thus, when a Canopian Vengeance DropShip mounting capital missiles appeared along The Republic border,"
"The Republic" should be "the Republic".  We ain't talkin' about a Plato classic here.
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: jymset on 05 July 2011, 15:30:49
again

Deep Lord RCL-ZIM MilitiaMech, p. 124

Capabilities, 2nd sentence: "The treads of the Dig Lord could be removed and replaced with legs..."

Neither the art, nor the stats of the Dig Lord have treads - both feature plain old legs. There is no reference in the text, and - for completeness' sake - the RS MWDA1 MiningMech does not feature Treads, either. Thus:

Delete first half of sentence.


(Possible explanation: the DA miniature showed tracks, but they were never implemented in BT)
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: jymset on 05 July 2011, 16:56:40
Legionnaire LGN-2F, p. 110

possible errata - Variants

The paragraph begins with "The Legionnaire 2F can be found in nearly every regiment..." and then goes on to describe limited deployment in Kuritan, Lyran and FWL space. Then it describes the -1X and the -2F deployment at end. Based on this, the probable suggestion is:

replace "The Legionnaire 2F can be..." with "The Legionnaire 2D can be..."
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Demos on 06 July 2011, 02:20:47
An errata of errata
In the third paragraph under Capabilities, change: “Originally used by StarCorps for their WHM-8D, with production switching…” to “Originally used by StarCorps for the WHM-8L line, with production switching…”

As stated in the thread, the Warhammer should be a -4L, not -8L. 
The MUL shows no -8L model.  ;)

"We live and read to serve you, master!"
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: jymset on 06 July 2011, 02:33:45
Because Demos did so first, another errata of errata...

   Add the following additional line below the listed credits:
   â€œCatalyst Game Labs would also like to thank the following on-line personalities who helped catch a few last-minute mistakes: FedComGirl, Demos, DarkISI, Dread Moores, Jal Phoenix, Jymset, Kojak, Mbear, Moonsword, Neufeld, Orin, Revanche, Snake Eyes, Youngblood. “

replace "Jymset" with "jymset"

<tries to find a protective cup and waits for a flurry of righteous crotch kicks> - I'd prefer cookies! For real: thanks for the cred!
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: HABeas2 on 06 July 2011, 03:00:58
Hello,

Corrections to corrections noted.

Thank you,

- Herbert Beas
  BattleTech
  Catalyst Game Labs
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Istal_Devalis on 06 July 2011, 07:14:14
Possible error, and if not, something to keep aware of when doing the record sheets.

Thunderbolt IIC (p. 150)
Under Variants
A heavy-duty gyro and ECM suite add to its resiliency.

Heavy Duty Gyro's are not presently available to the Clans, under standard/advanced rules, unless it's a hybrid design. Not sure if that's intentional.
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: mbear on 06 July 2011, 07:26:05
pg 146, Ursus III fluff:
Quote
...can use a variety of ammunitions, including ...
Is "ammunitions" a word? I don't see it in any dictionary.

Suggested fix:
Quote
can use a variety of ammunition types,
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: DarkISI on 06 July 2011, 08:05:19
Possible error, and if not, something to keep aware of when doing the record sheets.

Thunderbolt IIC (p. 150)
Under Variants
A heavy-duty gyro and ECM suite add to its resiliency.

Heavy Duty Gyro's are not presently available to the Clans, under standard/advanced rules, unless it's a hybrid design. Not sure if that's intentional.

Intentional.
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Diplominator on 06 July 2011, 15:58:34
TRO Prototypes PDF
Barghest, Page 127

Problem Text:
"Notes: *These weapons are mounted in a Quad
BattleMech Turret; Features the following Design Quirks:
EM Interference, Improved Cooling Jacket (ER Large
Laser), Rumble Seat."
Problem Explanation:
I saw that Rumble Seat was removed, but in addition to that, my reading of SO is that EM Interference applies to a specific weapon, like Improved Cooling Jacket. I think either weapon would work, but making it the ERLL would be cruel since the C3 is half the point of the 'Mech. Of course, I fight Lyrans more than I play as them, so either works for me.
Suggested Solution:
"Notes: *These weapons are mounted in a Quad
BattleMech Turret; Features the following Design Quirks:
EM Interference (ER Medium Laser), Improved Cooling Jacket (ER Large
Laser)."
OR
"Notes: *These weapons are mounted in a Quad
BattleMech Turret; Features the following Design Quirks:
EM Interference (ER Large Laser), Improved Cooling Jacket (ER Large
Laser)."

Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: 00Dawg on 06 July 2011, 16:24:11
TRO: Prototypes (PDF)
Pegasus, Pg 38, Capabilities, 4th Paragraph
Passage:

The Pegasus' usual pair of SRM 6 racks was replaced
with a single Streak SRM 6 rack. The single medium laser
of the standard Pegasus was replaced with a pair of advanced
X-Pulse weapons. These modern descendants of
the original weapon deliver firepower with greater accuracy
and ammo-efficiency.

Issue:
Incorrect information.  Lasers don't use ammunition.

Suggested correction:
The Pegasus' usual pair of SRM 6 racks was replaced
with a single Streak SRM 6 rack. The single medium laser
of the standard Pegasus was replaced with a pair of advanced
X-Pulse weapons.  These modern descendants of
the original weapon deliver firepower with greater accuracy.
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: 00Dawg on 06 July 2011, 17:07:52
TRO: Prototypes (PDF)
Phalanx, Pg 44, Deployment
Passage:

Sales have
been slow but steady from across the Inner Sphere—most
infantry brigades can usually be found with at least a platoon
attached—but they rarely found in armor units.

Issue:
Missing word.

Suggested correction:
Sales have
been slow but steady from across the Inner Sphere—most
infantry brigades can usually be found with at least a platoon
attached—but they are rarely found in armor units.
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: HABeas2 on 06 July 2011, 21:33:24
Hello,

The following is the latest errata. Deleting earlier comment for clarity:

TOC/CREDITS
Credits (p. 3):
   Add the following names to the Playtester/Factchecker credits (in proper alphabetical order by last name):  Joel Bancroft-Connors, Blake Cetnar, Chris Marti, Andreas Rudolf, Mark Yingling
   Add the following additional line below the listed credits:
   â€œCatalyst Game Labs would also like to thank the following on-line personalities who helped catch a few last-minute mistakes: 00Dawg, CVC, DarkISI, Demos, Diplominator, Dread Moores, FedComGirl, Jal Phoenix, jymset, Kojak, MadCapellan, mbear, Moonsword, Neufeld, Orin, Revanche, Snake Eyes, Youngblood. “


INTRO
How to Use this Book (p. 5):
At the end of the paragraph that begins with Caveat, change: “Technology Upgrade: 3090 chapter (p. 204).” to “Technology Upgrade: 3090 chapter (p. 204).”


BATTLE ARMOR
Hauberk Commando (p. 14):
In the first paragraph, change: “Based on this experience, a field-expedient refit—nicknamed the Hauberk II—replaced the LRMs with dual Magshots taken from fallen Cavalier suits.” to “Based on this experience, a field-expedient refit—nicknamed the Hauberk II—replaced the LRMs with dual Magshots taken from fallen Infiltrator II suits.”


VEHICLES
Lexan Helo (p. 24):
Last paragraph under Capabilities, change: “The Lexan can provide targeting telemetry for indirectly-fired LRMs, but the feature is disabled by the factory and must be enabled through by a software bypass that voids the Lexan’s warranty.” to “The Lexan can provide targeting telemetry for indirectly-fired LRMs, but the feature is disabled at the factory and can only be enabled by a software bypass that voids the Lexan’s warranty.”
Also, in the Deployment paragraph, change: “Arc-Royal Province” to “Arc-Royal Theater”.

Skulker (p. 27):
Change the tonnage value for the Power Amplifier from “.1” to “.5”

Warrior S-9 Helicopter (p. 29):
In the Battle Value, change “668” to “688”

Cavalry Infiltrator (p. 30):
In the last paragraph under Capabilities, DELETE the following sentence: “The decision to expand the infantry bay from three tons to four greatly increased demand for the Cavalry as a transport and infiltration VTOL.”

Scorpion Minesweeper (p. 33):
In the Notes, DELETE  “Rumble Seat”

Pegasus (p. 38):
In the fourth paragraph under Capabilities, change: “These modern descendants of the original weapon deliver firepower...” to “These modern descendants of the original weapons deliver firepower...”

Phalanx (p. 44):
In the paragraph under Deployment, change: “Sales have been slow but steady from across the Inner Sphere—most infantry brigades can usually be found with at least a platoon attached—but they rarely found in armor units.” to “Sales have been slow but steady from across the Inner Sphere—many infantry brigades can usually be found with at least one or two attached—but they are rarely found in armor units.”

Fulcrum (Hybrid) (p. 48):
In the stat block, under Armament, change: “2 Poland Main Model C Magshot Gauss Rifles” to “3 Poland Main Model C Magshot Gauss Rifles”

Vedette V7 (p. 50):
Second paragraph under Capabilities, change: “Many detractors claim that much of this equipment could have been kept if it the bombast laser taken out instead of the autocannon…” to “Many detractors claim that much of this equipment could have been kept if the bombast laser had been taken out instead of the autocannon…”
Also, in the first paragraph under Deployment, change: “It basic setup, with better armor…” to “Its basic setup, with better armor…”

Heavy NLRM Carrier (p. 59):
In the Weapons and Ammo list, change “Ammo (NLRM) 48” to “Ammo (NLRM) 32” (Leave Tonnage listing as “4”.)

Challenger Mk. XV (p. 61):
For the Technology Base, change “Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Advanced)” to “Technology Base: Inner Sphere”

Kalki (p. 64):
In the last paragraph under Overview, change: “Kallon proved unable to improve the Kalki’s low land speed and internal ammunition difficulties, but did prove dramatically improve durability and reliability.” to “Though Kallon was unable to address the Kalki’s low land speed and internal ammunition difficulties, they did dramatically enhance its durability and reliability.”

Sokar (p. 72):
In the second paragraph under Capabilities, change: “…they cantake down all but the heaviest suit in seconds.” to “…they can take down all but the heaviest suit in seconds.”

Vidar (p. 78):
Throughout this page, change all instances of: “Bjorn & Benson” to “Benson & Bjorn”; all instances of  “Bjorn and Benson” should also be “Benson and Bjorn”;  finally, change “Kinsey” to “Kingsley”


PROTOMECHS
Svartalfa (p. 90):
In the last paragraph under Capabilities, change: “A pilot of Elemental breeding is a possible with the Svartalfa, but it can be easily reconfigured for a snug fit for smaller pilots.” to “A pilot of Elemental breeding could even operate the Svartalfa, though it is a far more comfortable fit for smaller pilots.”


’MECHS
Spindrift (p. 98):
In the second paragraph under Overview, change: “The laser reflective armor proved particularly disappointing, as it repeatedly failed to stop short range torpedoes and fared worse against ballistic weaponry above water.” To “The laser reflective armor proved particularly disappointing, as it repeatedly breached from simple collisions both underwater and on the surface.”

Stiletto (p. 102):
In the second paragraph under Overview, change: “Its top speed was increased by over thirty kilometers per hour.” to “Its top speed was increased by over twenty kilometers per hour.”

Wolfhound (p. 105):
In the Notes, DELETE  “Rumble Seat”

Legionnaire (p. 110):
In the first (ginormous!) paragraph under Capabilities, change the first two instances of “2F” to “2X”. (The author is starting with a description of the experimental prototype.)
Also in this same paragraph, change the following text: “It was more susceptible to damage from ballistic and missile weapons, and simulations showed it would provide additional protection for the Legionnaire against the many PPC variants now found on Combine ’Mechs but it was usually quickly reduced by multiple MRM and LRM volleys. The computers clearly showed the Legionnaire could reasonably be expected to win against most opponents of similar weight boasting energy weapons, but could be quickly destroyed by a lighter ’Mech carrying MRMs or even rockets.” to “Though it provided additional protection against the many PPC variants now found in the DCMS, it suffered greatly from blunt-force strikes, such as those delivered by sword-wielding opponents. The sims clearly showed the Legionnaire could reasonably be expected to survive against most opponents of similar weight boasting energy weapons, but could be easily defeated by even a lighter ’Mech carrying melee weapons.”
Also, I strongly suggest breaking the first paragraph under Capabilities after the words “our nightmare scenario.”
And, in the first line under Deployment, change: “The Legionnaire 2F can…” to “The original Legionnaire 2D can…”
Finally, I recommend breaking the Deployment paragraph into two, and starting the second with the sentence “The original variant, the Beagle probe-enhanced 1X…”

Legionnaire (p. 111):
In the Notes, DELETE  “Rumble Seat”

Ti T’sang DDC (p. 121):
In the Notes, DELETE  “Rumble Seat”

Deep Lord MilitiaMech (p. 124):
In the first paragraph under Capabilities, change: “The treads of the Dig Lord could be removed and replaced with legs, and the drilling and filtering gear could be replaced by weapons and armor.” to “The WorkMech’s drilling and rock-cutting equipment could be swapped for proper weapons, complete with a fire control systems ready to use them.”

Deep Lord MilitiaMech (p. 125):
In the Notes, DELETE  “No Ejection System”

Barghest (p. 127):
In the Notes, change “EM Interference” to “EM Interference (ER Medium Laser)” and DELETE  “Rumble Seat”

Grasshopper (p. 129):
In the Notes, DELETE  “Rumble Seat”

Thunder (p. 130):
In the third paragraph under Capabilities, change: “Originally used by StarCorps for their WHM-8D, with production switching…” to “Originally used by StarCorps for the WHM-4L line, with production partially switched…”
Also, in the paragraph under Variants, change: “Ceres Metals continues to produce the stealth-armored THR2L at Capella…” to “Ceres Metals continues to produce the stealth-armored THR-2L at Capella…”

Pendragon (p. 139):
In the Weapons and Ammo list, change both instances of: “ELRM 15” to “Extended LRM 15” (Leave Ammo listings as “(ELRM)”, however.)

Ursus 3 (p. 146):
In the second paragraph under Capabilities, change: “…variety of ammunitions, including flechette rounds against people…“ to “…variety of munitions, including Inner Sphere-made flechette rounds against people…”

Thunderbolt IIC (p. 150):
In the second paragraph under Capabilities, change: “Three common extended-range medium lasers are reminiscent of the Star League Thunderbolt, as is the round fifteen-tube missile launcher on the shoulder.”  to “Three common extended-range medium lasers are reminiscent of the Star League Thunderbolt, as is the fifteen-tube missile launcher on the shoulder.” 


AEROSPACE
Transit (p. 174):
In the second paragraph under Overview, change: “Within the month, the Confederation had sold all of the facilities Ceres Metals Industries…” to “Within the month, the Confederation had sold all of Mujika’s on-planet facilities to Ceres Metals Industries…”

TiG-40 Foxhound (p. 182):
In the upper-left corner icon, change: “DropShip” to “Small Craft”

Vengeance DC (p. 190):
In the third paragraph of the left column, change: “…starting with the CNS Fuuzi and the MCS Emerald Queen.” to ““…starting with the CCS Fuuzi and the MCS Emerald Queen.”


TECH ADVANCES: 3090
Distracting Quirk (p. 205):
In the Available to line, add: “Battle Armor, ” before ’Mech

Jettison-Capable Weapon Quirk (p. 205):
In the first line of the second column, change: “A jettisoned weapon’s location should be racked in campaign play…” to “A jettisoned weapon’s location should be tracked in campaign play…”

Poor Sealing Quirk (p. 205):
In the first paragraph of this quirk, change: “...any situation where a unit much check for…” to “...any situation where a unit must check for…”

Jihad Technology Advancement Table (p. 206):
Insert the following data before the Hardened Armor line:
   â€œFerro-Lamellor   Exp   3070   Adv   3084   Clan”
In the Previous Class column for the Mace, change: “Exp” to “Adv”

Thank you,

- Herbert Beas
  BattleTech
  Catalyst Game Labs
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: jymset on 08 July 2011, 06:23:20
Skulker Mk. II, p. 27

Per the current TM errata (http://www.classicbattletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,5932.0.html), change weight of power amplifier from .1 to .5 - no other changes necessary.
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: mbear on 08 July 2011, 07:36:58
p. 205, Negative Quirk: Poor Sealing, first paragraph, second sentence:
Quote
In any situation where a unit much check for...

Incorrect word. Change to "must".
Quote
In any situation where a unit must check for...

Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: CVB on 08 July 2011, 13:26:05
p. 78, left column, "Overview" section, first paragraph, third sentence:

Quote
... the companies Bjorn & Benson, Gorton, Kinsey and Thorpe...

Company names are Benson & Bjorn and Gorton, Kingsley and Thorpe.

The juxtaposition of "Benson"  and "Bjorn" happens also on the same page
- in the stat block (left column, "Manufacturer:"
- middle column, second paragraph, third sentence
- middle column, "Deployment" section, first sentence
- right column, "Variants" section, first sentence
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: MadCapellan on 08 July 2011, 16:30:08
Thunder (p. 130):
In the third paragraph under Capabilities, change: “Originally used by StarCorps for their WHM-8D, with production switching…” to “Originally used by StarCorps for the WHM-4L line, with production switching…”

Text should be changed to read "Originally used by StarCorps for their WHM-4L, with production partially switched to the slower WHM-5L model Ceres Metals was able to secure the engines at reduced cost."
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Moonsword on 09 July 2011, 21:39:58
PDF, First Release
Page 62, Ontos HEAT

Problem #1
Every use of the name Quikscell is misspelled Quickscell.

Problem #2
"In truth, Quickscell’s opportunistic development of the design is the real root cause of Grumman Amalgamated’s distress."  The rest of the paragraph is talking about Quikscell beating Grumman to the punch at picking up components on the cheap, so that's apparently supposed to read "...of the design isn't the real..."
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Wrangler on 12 July 2011, 21:14:54
PDF, First Release
Page 157, Bullet Suicide Drone

Problem: Vehicle's equipment does not include the remote drone operating system in the notes.

Correction: Add remote drone operating system in vehicle's notes.
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: HABeas2 on 13 July 2011, 04:44:19
Hello,

PDF, First Release
Page 157, Bullet Suicide Drone

Problem: Vehicle's equipment does not include the remote drone operating system in the notes.

That was because it actually appears in the construction data, right above the armor tonnage.

Hopefully, that helps.

Thank you,

- Herbert Beas
  BattleTech
  Catalyst Game Labs
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Neufeld on 13 July 2011, 12:21:17
TRO:Prototypes, pdf, page 175:
TR-13G Transit:
A 5 is missing from the MRV column for the LW ERML, the ERV column is also empty, and the tonnage is incorrectly 5 instead of 1.

Solution:
Change the line to:
ER Medium Laser, LW, 1, 5, 5, 5, --, --.

Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: 00Dawg on 19 July 2011, 16:18:13
TRO: Prototypes (PDF)
Hatamoto-Kaeru, Pg 136, Capabilities, 1st Paragraph
Passage:

Built around a lightweight composite skeleton, which
is compact enough to mount both ferro-fibrous armor and
the powerful Hermes 320XL engine, the Hatamoto-Kaeru is
a fantastic melding of components with a long-established
in the DCMS and new technologies seeking to obtain the
same reputation.

Issue:
Incorrect wording.

Suggested correction:
Built around a lightweight composite skeleton, which
is compact enough to mount both ferro-fibrous armor and
the powerful Hermes 320XL engine, the Hatamoto-Kaeru is
a fantastic melding of components long-established
in the DCMS and new technologies seeking to obtain the
same reputation.
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: 00Dawg on 19 July 2011, 16:55:37
TRO: Prototypes (PDF)
Ursus 3, Pg 147, Notes
Passage:

Notes: Features the following Design Quirks: Camped
Cockpit, Protected Actuators.

Issue:
Misspelling.

Suggested correction:
Notes: Features the following Design Quirks: Cramped
Cockpit, Protected Actuators.
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Xotl on 21 July 2011, 23:23:45
PDF, Skulker Mk. II, p. 27:

The "Turret" line is missing.  Insert new line after "Power Amplifier" reading "Turret: 0"
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: obe34 on 15 September 2011, 02:10:05
Print
   
    * pg 96
    * "A number of units fielding multiple Dolas have instituted a field refit know as the DOL - 1A2. with the 1A1 already providing sensor jamming, the 1A2 swaps the standard sword and Angel ECM for TAG and a light vibroblade. These Yoh Ti Ts'angs, as they have been nick-named, have proven extremely popular amongst the Warrior Houses." The Angel ECM + Sword is 3.5 tons. The TAG + light vibroblade = 4 tons. This refit seems to be illegal. Also this assumes light vibroblade is a small vibroblade. If there is a new level of vibroblade that is only 2.5 tons that would do it.
    * I am not sure what to suggest here. A clan Light tag is .5 tons so it would work, or the battle armor's light tag, or the tag can be dropped and switched to more armor or an ERsmall or some other thing i dont see
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Snake Eyes on 18 September 2011, 16:24:39
Wildkatze Fighter TRO Prototypes: (Print), pg. 171
The two tons of MML 5 shows 34/26, this is wrong, it should be 48/40 (LRM ammo, 24 shots, SRM ammo, 20 shots per ton)
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: MoneyLovinOgre4Hire on 15 October 2011, 03:20:09
Hydaspes 3 Page 198 Print

Under Armament, lists 2 Series PPS-XIX Medium Pulse Lasers

Should be 4, not 2.
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: sillybrit on 19 October 2011, 20:12:31
TiG-40 Foxhound Gunboat (page 182)
I'm getting this as 1 ton overweight with the latest Tech Manual errata.

Engine: 58.5t (TM p185 Engine Mass = (Unit Tonnage x Desired Safe Thrust) x 0.065 rounded up to half-ton; (180 x 5) x 0.065 = 58.5)
Fuel: 8t
Fuel Pumps: 0.5t (TM p186 Fuel Pumps = 2% of Fuel rounded up to half-ton; 8 x 0.02 =  0.16, 0.5 rounded)
Structure: 4t (SI: 9; TM p187 Spheroid Small Craft structure = (SI x Tonnage) ÷ 500 rounded up to full ton*; (9 x 180) ÷ 500 = 3.24, 4 rounded)
Crew Quarters: 20t
Controls: 1.5t (TM p189 Controls = Tonnage x 0.0075 rounded up; 180 x 0.0075 =  1.35, 1.5 rounded)
Armor: 16.5t
Heat Sinks: 11t (Heat Sinks: 20; TM p193 Spheroid Small Craft Weight Free Heat Sinks  = √(Engine Tonnage x 1.6) rounded down to whole number; √(58.5 x 1.6) = 9.67, 9 rounded, thus 11 of the 20 installed will require mass)
2 ER Large Lasers: 10t
2 Laser AMS: 3t
2 Improved Heavy Gauss Rifles: 40t
Improved Heavy Gauss Rifles ammo: 8t

Total: 58.5 + 8 + 0.5 + 4 + 20 + 1.5 + 16.5 + 11 + 10 + 3 + 40 + 8 = 181


* The latest errata for Tech Manual states ""Round up to the nearest whole ton."

(Even without the errata, the design would be 0.5t overweight, with the Structure rounding to 3.5t according to the default rounding rules TM p22 for units that use the tonnage standard for weight)
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: truegrit on 23 November 2011, 21:10:28
PDF release, pg 91

Svartalfa stats block

Error: The Svartalfa has 7 points of armor for the main gun, but according to The Wars of Reaving, a 14-ton Proto may only have 6 points of armor for the main gun.

Recommendation: Change Main Gun armor to 6 and add one point to the Legs or Torso.
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: BaldDen on 29 March 2012, 18:32:04
PDF , p 119
Error:  Handheld Weapon Configuration
           Light Anti-Infantry Weapon (6 tons)
           Weight of Vehicular flamer is listed as 1 ton.

In TechManual the weight of a flamer is 0.5 ton.

Possible Correction: Add 1 more MG, or 0.5 ton armor
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: cray on 14 May 2012, 18:55:54
*pdf

*pg 54

*Quote: "By replacing the original Thumper’s fusion engine with a fuel cell engine, eliminating the turret for the Thumper artillery piece and switching to a non-energy array of secondary weapons, the Thumper Maxwell prototype was a significant simplification..."

*Error: The TR:3075 Thumper, which I was basing the Thumper Angel upon, only had turreted small lasers. The Thumper artillery piece was not turret-mounted, so the phrase indicating the Thumper was turret-mounted is incorrect.

*Correction: "By replacing the original Thumper’s fusion engine with a fuel cell engine, eliminating the turret for the secondary weapons and switching to a non-energy array of secondary weapons, the Thumper Maxwell prototype was a significant simplification...
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Wrangler on 03 March 2013, 20:49:01
TRO:Prototypes, pdf and Printed version, page 78 - Vidar Heavy Defense Tank

Manufacturer's name is listed backwards, Bjorn and Benson.

Correction: Change all entries for the company to Benson and Bjorn.

Note: Newer Publication Objectives: Clans also lists company as Benson and Bjorn (pp. 32 & 38)
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: A. Lurker on 03 May 2013, 04:19:26
TRO: Prototypes, Jihad Technology Advancement Table (p. 206):

The Small Aerospace Cockpit is listed as "IS/Clan" despite being IS only in Tactical Operations. Unlike the entry for the Small BattleMech Cockpit right in the next row following, there is nothing to indicate that this is a deliberate change, so either the "/Clan" part is in error or there is at the very least another asterisk missing (as well as potentially a Clan introduction date, since the "~3081" listed for the old/new class advance doesn't inherently tell us anything about that).
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: HABeas2 on 03 May 2013, 13:37:08
Hello,

The Small Aerospace Cockpit is listed as "IS/Clan" despite being IS only in Tactical Operations. Unlike the entry for the Small BattleMech Cockpit right in the next row following, there is nothing to indicate that this is a deliberate change, so either the "/Clan" part is in error or there is at the very least another asterisk missing (as well as potentially a Clan introduction date, since the "~3081" listed for the old/new class advance doesn't inherently tell us anything about that).

That's not an error. The data presented is as intended.

Thanks,

- Herb
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Tai Dai Cultist on 07 July 2013, 04:43:47
Print

page 166
“For now, the manufacturing capabilities of Wakizashi remain unaffected, and the SB-31D continues to flow to the DCMS.”

should read
“For now, the manufacturing capabilities of Wakizashi remain unaffected, and the SB-31D continues to flow to the DCA.”

or alternately
“For now, the manufacturing capabilities of Wakizashi remain unaffected, and the SB-31D continues to flow to the Bureau of the Military.”


page 178:
“Breaking the stranglehold on aerospace fighter production by Wakazashi Enterprises since Altair was lost, the DCMS hopes to leverage the two companies against one another to produce better products at a lower cost.”

should read
“Breaking the stranglehold on aerospace fighter production by Wakazashi Enterprises since Altair was lost, the DCA hopes to leverage the two companies against one another to produce better products at a lower cost.”

or alternately
“Breaking the stranglehold on aerospace fighter production by Wakazashi Enterprises since Altair was lost, the Bureau of the Military hopes to leverage the two companies against one another to produce better products at a lower cost.”
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: GreekFire on 22 September 2014, 11:33:16
Minotaur P2, should be at 267 BV instead of 266

Calculated by hand.

Code: [Select]
Defensive BV

2.5 x 45 (total armor) = 112.5
1.5 x 21 (total IS) = 31.5
(31.5 + 112.5) x (1.2 + 0.1) = 187.2
TOTAL: 187.2

Offensive BV
19 + 19 (2 iHSL) + 1 (mag clamps) + 39 (SRM-4) + 1.6 (320 kg of ammo ÷ 1000, x 5 BV) = 79.6
79.6 x 1.00 (speed factor) = 79.6
TOTAL: 79.6

187.2 (defensive bv) + 79.6 (offensive bv) = 266.7, round up to 267
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: GreekFire on 22 September 2014, 12:28:39
Procyon (Quad), should be at 237 BV instead of 205

Calculated by hand.

Code: [Select]
Defensive BV
2.5 x 30 (total armor) = 75
1.5 x 16 (total IS) = 24
(75+24) x (1.3 + 0.1) = 138.6
TOTAL: 138.6

Offensive BV
21 + 21 (2 ap gauss rifles) + 21 (srm-2) + 2.4 (ap gauss ammo) + 0.3 (srm ammo) = 65.7
65.7 x 1.5 (speed factor) = 98.55

98.55 (offensive BV) + 138.6 (defensive BV) = 237.15, round down to 237
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: Xotl on 19 February 2015, 00:22:59
Thunderbolt IIC, p. 150, Variants:

"More punch is provided by a
traditional heavy large laser, while three medium pulse
lasers provide accurate close-range fire."

Change "traditional heavy large laser" to "improved heavy large laser"
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: jymset on 31 May 2015, 05:46:56
PDF release, pg 91

Svartalfa stats block

Error: The Svartalfa has 7 points of armor for the main gun, but according to The Wars of Reaving, a 14-ton Proto may only have 6 points of armor for the main gun.

Recommendation: Change Main Gun armor to 6 and add one point to the Legs or Torso.

Dev-level errata:

Change armor of Main Gun to 6.
Change armor of Legs to 15.

Thanks for reporting! O0
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: jymset on 08 January 2017, 06:32:42
Dev-level errata:

p. 207, Jihad Technology Advancement Table, Lasers

Between "Improved Heavy Lasers" and "X-Pulse Lasers", add:
Varible Speed Pulse (VSP) Lasers - Adv - 3070 - TL - 3072 - IS
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: jymset on 26 January 2017, 03:38:58
Dev-level errata:

p. 25, Lexan Surveillance Helo

Change BV to 221
Change armor factor to 15
Change R/L Side armor to 2/2

In Notes, add the underlined:

"Features Tech D Armor, Armored Chassis Modification..."
Title: Re: Technical Readout: Prototypes
Post by: GreekFire on 22 July 2019, 21:42:14
Now that I've finally gotten around to it...
Svartalfa should be at 524 BV instead of 540.
Calculated by hand.

Code: [Select]
Defensive BV
2.5 x 65 (total armor) = 162.5
1.5 x 36 (total IS) = 54
(162.5 + 54) x (1.2 + 0.1) = 281.45
TOTAL: 281.45

Offensive BV

5 (machine gun) + 37 (medium chem laser) + 37 (medium chem laser) + 118 (streak SRM-6) = 197 weapon BV
0.25 (250 kg machine gun ammo, divided by 1000 = 0.25, multiplied by 1) + 5 (1 ton medium chemical laser ammo) + 14.4 (600 kg SSRM-6 ammo, divided by 1000 = 0.6, multiplied by 24) = 19.65 ammo BV
(197 + 19.65) x 1.12 (speed factor) = 242.648

281.45 (defensive BV) + 242.648 (offensive BV) = 524.098, rounded down to 524