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BattleTech: Technical Readout: Succession Wars



On February 5, 2439, the Mackie obliterated all opposition during its first combat trial, ushering in a new era of warfare. The BattleMech—King of the Battlefield—was born. BattleMechs reached their pinnacle during the golden age of the Star League. The fall of the Star League and the Succession Wars that raged for centuries afterward took their toll and by the Fourth Succession War, the technology employed on the battlefields was a mere shadow of what it once was. However, the discovery of the Helm Memory Core unlocked the technological potential to develop new BattleMechs and experimental technologies for the first time in centuries.

Technical Readout: Succession Wars is the perfect “first Technical Readout” companion to the BattleMech Manual. Combining the ’Mechs previously found in Technical Readout: 3039, Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, and Technical Readout: 3075, this volume features some of the most common ’Mechs from the Age of War to the Succession Wars. Each machine is illustrated in detail, and accompanied by a description of its history, capabilities, game stats, along with their most famous pilots.

Note: This is a compilation volume. The entries in this book are reprinted from Technical Readout: 3039, Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, and Technical Readout: 3075. Players who own those Technical Readouts will find the same units presented in Technical Readout: Succession Wars.

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Alex T January 30, 2022 7:52 pm UTC
Is this compatible with A Time of War?
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September 10, 2019 8:14 am UTC
There was an update yesterday. We are now provided with two very slightly differently named files, one half a MB larger than the last version, one 40 MB smaller. The smaller one appears to be more current, since the copyright page says 2019 on the smaller one and 2017 on the larger one. Otherwise, absolutely no indication what if anything is different about the content.
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Nicholas M September 13, 2019 3:59 am UTC
The newer one says "Corrected Third Printing" on the credits page, making it much easier to see which is which. The glaring issue of no header or TOC entry for the Icarus II was fixed, along with the usual typo/correction pass.
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Daniel S April 06, 2018 8:42 pm UTC
Maybe I read the description wrong but it appears that this contains mechs from those 4 books mentioned above, it does not contain ALL the mechs from those books. I don't think a single clan mech is included.

As someone just getting back into Battletech, I am not to unhappy but it would be nice if the description specified exactly which mechs were included so people would know.
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Vojtěch P August 22, 2018 4:36 am UTC
It's a Sucession Wars book. Nobody had any idea that clans exist except the Wolf Dragoons and they kept it to themselves. Some 'mechs technically had to be clan-made, because they went ectinct in the IS, but the Dragoons had them equipped with tech fitting current IS levels.
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Alexandre L July 23, 2017 11:52 am UTC
So no stats were changed for this new Edition of BattleMech Manual?
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Jochen W July 23, 2017 1:52 pm UTC
Nope, and it will never happen for a variety of reasons. This is just the standard game with a focus on BattleMechs.
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Trevor R July 23, 2017 1:48 am UTC
Just recycled content, if have the previous versions don't bother with this one.
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