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NEW RELEASE: Technical Readout: Clan Invasion
« on: 08 August 2019, 12:28:01 »


Now Available - Technical Readout: Clan Invasion!

Technical Readout: Clan Invasion is now available in print and PDF formats through the Catalyst Game Labs store!

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INVADERS FROM BEYOND 

On 27 September 3048, the ComStar Explorer Corps JumpShip Outbound Light stumbled onto the Clan Homeworlds, setting in motion a massive invasion of the Inner Sphere by the Clans. At first sweeping all before them with their advanced technologies, the Clans met defeat at the Battle of Tukayyid and were stymied by a 15-year truce. With the clock ticking, the Inner Sphere’s elite took the battle directly to the Clan Homeworlds. There, the destruction of Clan Smoke Jaguar and the defeat of the Clans in the Great Refusal ended the invasion.

In their absence, political machinations continued across the Inner Sphere. As the victorious forces returned home, the mighty Federated Commonwealth tore itself apart in a titanic Civil War spanning a thousand light years as Houses Davion and Steiner pitted brother against sister. These large-scale conflicts accelerated technical advancements, as a new generation of BattleMechs and weapons appeared on a hundred worlds of conflict.

Technical Readout: Clan Invasion builds on Technical Readout: Succession Wars with ’Mechs previously found in Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, Technical Readout: 3060, and Technical Readout: 3067. This volume features some of the most common ’Mechs from the Clan Invasion and Civil War Eras, each illustrated in detail and accompanied by a description of its history, capabilities, and game stats, along with their most famous pilots.
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Technical Readout: Clan Invasion
« Reply #1 on: 08 August 2019, 12:36:53 »
Tis good, but I hope a redux version gets released in 2020 with the new art, it gives you a good rundown of all the available Mechs of the era, but yeaaaaah, the art styles going between the re-done 3050 Clan Mechs, then Loose's aged art, to the attempts to fix the 3050 redone IS Mechs and so on.  Good book but a redux, with the Kickstarter art and future re-designs would be nice.
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Technical Readout: Clan Invasion
« Reply #2 on: 08 August 2019, 12:39:10 »
Sounds awesome
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Technical Readout: Clan Invasion
« Reply #3 on: 08 August 2019, 12:58:52 »
Doubt a redux for this or succession wars is in the cards. A good portion of both wouldn’t have new art so you’d be in for another $40-80 for less of the same problem. Colt’s idea of a tour de classics TRO I think would be more likely.

A TRO: Kickstarter with the new art and (I’m not going to drop this until it happens) a narrator from 3250 would be on a lot of people’s to but buy list I think

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« Reply #4 on: 08 August 2019, 17:05:24 »
A TRO: Kickstarter with the new art and (I’m not going to drop this until it happens) a narrator from 3250 would be on a lot of people’s to but list I think

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Technical Readout: Clan Invasion
« Reply #6 on: 08 August 2019, 18:34:25 »
Does the PDF come with the record sheets?  I know that's happened with some books, but I don't know if it's standard or not.
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Technical Readout: Clan Invasion
« Reply #8 on: 09 August 2019, 12:07:38 »
TRO:SW didn't come with record sheets either.  There is a PDF for Record Sheets: Succession Wars, so I expect we'll see RS: CI soon-ish.

Is there a mention in either TRO:SW or TRO:CI about official record sheets being available from the CGL store?  If not, that seems like an oversight.

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« Reply #9 on: 09 August 2019, 16:33:41 »
There is a PDF for Record Sheets: Succession Wars, so I expect we'll see RS: CI soon-ish.
RSSW came out some 6 months after the TRO proper. Not exactly "soonish".
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Technical Readout: Clan Invasion
« Reply #10 on: 11 August 2019, 12:18:51 »
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3039 on the left through clan invasion on the right. just a little thing. they began doing it with the fiction starting with nellus academy, embers of war, and betrayal of ideals (with the MWO atlas skull), then shifting to the one you see at the far right.

house arano doesn't have a beemer or atlas icon, staying true to the 3025 housebook aesthetic, but i imagine all books going forward will have it.

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Technical Readout: Clan Invasion
« Reply #11 on: 11 August 2019, 20:50:11 »
TRO:SW didn't come with record sheets either.  There is a PDF for Record Sheets: Succession Wars, so I expect we'll see RS: CI soon-ish.

Emphasis on the "ish." But yes, I intend to remind management about doing an RS:CI once the KS is done, and hope to see it on a shorter turnaround than the RS:SW. But, it's ultimately not in my power to execute.

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Is there a mention in either TRO:SW or TRO:CI about official record sheets being available from the CGL store?  If not, that seems like an oversight.

In the case of the latter, it maybe is. For TRO:SW, I don't know whether it was expected or planned that there would be an RS:SW at the time the book was printed.

house arano doesn't have a beemer or atlas icon, staying true to the 3025 housebook aesthetic, but i imagine all books going forward will have it.

Hopefully. That ain't what a Beemer looks like at the moment, don'cha know.
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Technical Readout: Clan Invasion
« Reply #12 on: 11 August 2019, 20:58:18 »
I imagine neither mentions record sheets because at the time of printing in both cases they had no idea how long it would be getting them up

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Technical Readout: Clan Invasion
« Reply #13 on: 12 August 2019, 16:43:54 »
this TRO was a waste.  you have BattleMechs that were produced well after 3050 in the TRO from the Inner Shere making it seem that these units were available to be used against the Clan onslaught.
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Technical Readout: Clan Invasion
« Reply #14 on: 12 August 2019, 16:51:15 »
this TRO was a waste.  you have BattleMechs that were produced well after 3050 in the TRO from the Inner Shere making it seem that these units were available to be used against the Clan onslaught.

It isn’t TR 3050, nor 3050-3052.  No more than a readout for World War II would only list units in existence in 1939.

Clan Invasion is the era/war, not just 3050.
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Technical Readout: Clan Invasion
« Reply #15 on: 12 August 2019, 16:53:12 »
The Rock to Task Force Serpent returning from the Great Refusal (or Lethal Heritage through Prince of Havoc if you tell time by the novels). The Clan Invasion has been periodized as 3050-3061 for a decade now

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Technical Readout: Clan Invasion
« Reply #16 on: 12 August 2019, 17:18:26 »
In hindsight, it might have been smart to divide the 'Mechs into three sections (Invasion, The Line, New Star League).
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Technical Readout: Clan Invasion
« Reply #17 on: 12 August 2019, 17:49:41 »
I do wonder how much the average new player will care.   I know I didn't when I started.  I just wanted big stompy mechs. What year the battle took place never even entered my mind.
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« Reply #18 on: 12 August 2019, 18:10:30 »
yeah. The level of pedantry we apply to force building is out of step.

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Technical Readout: Clan Invasion
« Reply #19 on: 19 August 2019, 15:02:10 »
Has anyone seen this in their FLGS yet?

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Technical Readout: Clan Invasion
« Reply #20 on: 19 August 2019, 16:19:43 »
Has anyone seen this in their FLGS yet?

Not even announced as "coming soon" here  :-\

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« Reply #21 on: 29 August 2019, 07:21:14 »
This is STILL not at any of the 3 distributors I use! Is there a reason stock has not shipped out to distribution? I've got confirmation from Catalyst that stock has been sitting at PSI for months now...but no movement.
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« Reply #22 on: 06 September 2019, 16:06:33 »
It finally appear as "coming soon" on an online store in Canada, so it must be listed at the distributor now.

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« Reply #23 on: 06 September 2019, 18:51:21 »
It finally appear as "coming soon" on an online store in Canada, so it must be listed at the distributor now.

Listed yes...and I've confirmed with my distro that they have shipped out to them.
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« Reply #24 on: 10 September 2019, 08:04:32 »
I'm starting to wonder myself about this.  The thread says new release, but I've never seen it anywhere (online or in stores).

A couple of the online retailers I've used list is as a pre-order.

Does anyone actually have it?

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Technical Readout: Clan Invasion
« Reply #25 on: 10 September 2019, 08:24:28 »
My distributor confirmed a couple days ago they are on the way to them. Just waiting till it gets in stock there to say anything on my own site.
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Re: NEW RELEASE: Technical Readout: Clan Invasion
« Reply #26 on: 12 September 2019, 23:35:50 »
I'm starting to wonder myself about this.  The thread says new release, but I've never seen it anywhere (online or in stores).

A couple of the online retailers I've used list is as a pre-order.

Does anyone actually have it?
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« Reply #27 on: 13 September 2019, 07:34:25 »
I bought a copy at Gen Con!  Does that count?   ???

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Re: NEW RELEASE: Technical Readout: Clan Invasion
« Reply #28 on: 19 September 2019, 07:40:05 »
Copies have appeared in Ireland, so it's definitely out there!
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« Reply #29 on: 19 September 2019, 08:27:30 »
Copies have appeared in Ireland, so it's definitely out there!

Yep...I can officially say they are on the way to me now. Us retailers should have them no later than mid next week.
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