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Re: Errata Discussion Thread - Questions HERE, not in Errata Threads
« Reply #900 on: 10 February 2019, 21:25:16 »
Weren't those industrial 'Mechs intended to represent similar but older models? It is not like a lumberjack 'Mech changes much, a lumberjack or mining 'Mech predating the Mackie wouldn't be really different from one dating after the BattleMechs even got perfected.
I could agree with that statement. But it does create a bit of an anachronism to call something specifically a CON-1 Carbine when it didn't exist for another 100+ years. Saying the 'Mech rolled out in 2491 instead of 2691 would fix the problem and not really interfere with the text in the Vehicle Annex. As opposed to creating a whole new set of Industrials for the Age of War period.
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« Reply #901 on: 10 February 2019, 21:30:15 »
We were given precise instructions that they were just generic, so we’re not using them to change intro dates.
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« Reply #902 on: 10 February 2019, 21:42:10 »
We were given precise instructions that they were just generic, so we’re not using them to change intro dates.
Ahhh. Ok. That makes sense then. So, basically, a Crosscut is just the brand name of the most-well-known version, not necessarily the first Industrial used for logging.
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Re: Errata Discussion Thread - Questions HERE, not in Errata Threads
« Reply #903 on: 09 March 2019, 10:48:15 »
Hi, I hope this is the right place to ask, but why was the Beagle Active Probe removed from the Raven -3L? And what was the weight replaced with?

I saw on the Sarna wiki that the errata (version 2.0) for Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade removed the BAP. And a google search found this thread, with a dropbox link: https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=8600.0
But it doesn't say why the BAP is gone or what's in its place. Is the errata here in error?

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Re: Errata Discussion Thread - Questions HERE, not in Errata Threads
« Reply #904 on: 09 March 2019, 11:03:41 »
Hi, I hope this is the right place to ask, but why was the Beagle Active Probe removed from the Raven -3L? And what was the weight replaced with?

I saw on the Sarna wiki that the errata (version 2.0) for Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade removed the BAP. And a google search found this thread, with a dropbox link: https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=8600.0
But it doesn't say why the BAP is gone or what's in its place. Is the errata here in error?

**EDIT**

The older one has the layout's a lot different and it is there...just 'buried'.


I'm not the errata Guy, but the Raven 3L shows as having a BAP.

There is currently two record sheets for 3050, one (C) 2007, and one (C) 2011. The 2007 omitted the BAP, but the 2011 has the BAP.

Make sure the cover looks like this (2011):



as opposed to this (2007):

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« Reply #905 on: 09 March 2019, 11:06:00 »
It was only removed from the Armament list.  It's still on the 'mech, it's just not a weapon.  It was just updating to stay consistent with what is listed in armaments.  The Firestarter has an active probe, but is not listed in Armaments for example.
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« Reply #906 on: 09 March 2019, 12:02:38 »
I think that's a bad move. The list should be weapons and equipment, so you have 1 spot to find everything the unit can do, as opposed to hoping you find the equipment on the crit sheet, and then also know what it does. It's making it harder, not easier.

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« Reply #907 on: 09 March 2019, 12:03:30 »
Thank you all for the clarification.

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« Reply #908 on: 09 March 2019, 12:10:50 »
I think that's a bad move. The list should be weapons and equipment, so you have 1 spot to find everything the unit can do, as opposed to hoping you find the equipment on the crit sheet, and then also know what it does. It's making it harder, not easier.

I agree.  I was looking through record sheets last night and noticed a few in 3145 that have Coolant Pods listed in the crit table but not under the weapons and equipment.  Makes them easier to accidentally overlook.

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« Reply #909 on: 09 March 2019, 12:12:11 »
I think that's a bad move. The list should be weapons and equipment, so you have 1 spot to find everything the unit can do, as opposed to hoping you find the equipment on the crit sheet, and then also know what it does. It's making it harder, not easier.
It’s listed on that page already under targeting and tracking. As ECM is under communications. The Beagle Probe was listed twice. Once under armament and again under targeting and tracking.
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« Reply #910 on: 09 March 2019, 12:12:57 »
I agree.  I was looking through record sheets last night and noticed a few in 3145 that have Coolant Pods listed in the crit table but not under the weapons and equipment.  Makes them easier to accidentally overlook.

We are not taking about the record sheet. We are talking about the Technical readout.
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« Reply #911 on: 09 March 2019, 13:21:26 »
it's still listed in the RS (see RS: Succession Wars for the most current example). The sheets were made in MML, which puts gear in the equipment box.


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Re: Errata Discussion Thread - Questions HERE, not in Errata Threads
« Reply #912 on: 10 March 2019, 13:39:03 »
Ah, I misunderstood. Nothing to fix.

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Re: Errata Discussion Thread - Questions HERE, not in Errata Threads
« Reply #913 on: 27 March 2019, 23:16:05 »
So was looking at IO for various reasons, and noticed that the Universal Technology Advancement Table (pg 51) has the Availability rating for the Standard JumpShip Construction option as "DEDF".

Is this correct? It seems a bit off that the availability is even higher than it is for the Succession Wars.

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« Reply #914 on: 06 June 2019, 15:01:46 »
New errata for the year is out.  Biggest changes are to StratOps by far, but note the unique situation with TO, as mentioned in the TO thread.

Not huge releases for the most part, as I'm still not around much.  SO gets a lot of love because it's been in-progress for years and neglected for almost as long.

I'm also going to be putting out a special quirks update thread in a minute.
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« Reply #915 on: 06 July 2019, 13:14:47 »
I noticed that Follow-the-leader missiles column in IO page 61 is mostly blank. And it doesn't quite agree with Tactical Operations (pg368).

TO says that FTL missiles are based on Star League's experimental missiles. The extinction date in IO's entry seems to refer to this then but lacks R&D start date. TO has R&D date for FedCom research only, and this date (3049) doesn't seem to match IO's retrieval date of '46 (though i suppose FTL missile research could start way later after the tech is found).

Does TO need original SL R&D date, or was the project minor enough FedCom R&D date is intended to be featured?
Regardless of that, IO needs a Star League intro date and column correction.


Also, flare missiles. IO has them listed, refers to Tech Manual which does indeed mention them but they lack rules of any kind as far as i can determine.
As i understand it, previous versions of BattleTech had flare missiles. So, are they mentioned because they exists in-universe but just lack rules in current version of BT?
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« Reply #917 on: 29 August 2019, 11:28:55 »
Thanks to nckestrel's hard work, Alpha Strike has had a full slate of errata documents released, available for preview in the first post of each thread as usual.  Please note that regular Alpha Strike will no longer receive errata documents, as it's been superceded by Alpha Strike Commander's Edition (the Companion still will, but such material won't be referencing stuff reprinted in ASCE from this point forward).
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Re: Errata Discussion Thread - Questions HERE, not in Errata Threads
« Reply #918 on: 06 September 2019, 16:57:25 »
p78, HEAT (HT#/#/#)
Add after the first paragraph
"A unit with a HEAT value at a range it does not normally deal damage at may make a special weapon attack in place of its standard weapon attack that only deals the effects of the HEAT special ability."

Is the special called HEAT, or should that just be HT? I don't have my book in front of me to check. Also, and this it totally minor, it my head it is easier to read if written like, "A unit with a HT value at a range at which it does not normally deal damage may make..."