Experimental Technical Readout: Steiner
|Experimental Technical Readout: Steiner|
|Development|| Herbert A. Beas II |
Randall N. Bills (Development Assistance)
|Primary writing||Herbert A. Beas II|
|Cover artwork||Ray Arrastia (Cover Design & Layout)|
|Interior artwork|| Ray Arrastia, Joel Bancroft-Connors, "BV Smasha!" Sebastian Brocks, Christopher "Chunga" Smith, "Techno Wizard" Jason Tighe (Record Sheets) |
Shane Hartley, Steve Walker, Matt Heerdt (BattleTech Logo Design)
|Illustrations|| Doug Chaffee |
|Publisher||Catalyst Game Labs|
|First published||August 25th, 2010|
|Era|| Jihad |
Age of War
|Series||Experimental Technical Readouts|
The part of CGL's PDF exclusive mini-Technical Readout or TROlet series, Experimental Tech Readout: Steiner (shortened to XTRO:Steiner) provides examples of experimental and primitive technology produced by the Lyran Alliance.
From the back cover
|“|| Steiner Know-How
The devastating assaults of the Jihad have ravaged many of the factories that made House Steiner’s Lyran Alliance the epitome of industrial and commercial might. For the first time in centuries, Hesperus II was seized by a foreign power, and even the capitol world of Tharkad lived under the yoke of the Word of Blake. But now that the Word is in retreat, and the industrial giants of the Alliance are racing to rebuild, new weapons and techniques are coming into play. Employing technologies for the next generation, the engineers of House Steiner are determined to prepare their realm for wars yet to come.
Experimental Technical Readout: Steiner samples the custom and prototype designs that have begun to turn up in testing labs and top-secret proving grounds of the war-torn Lyran Alliance. Each design featured in this book incorporates some of the latest technologies developed by the realms of the Inner Sphere as the war against the Word of Blake winds toward its final conclusion. These technologies—first described in Tactical Operations—have yet to achieve widespread production, but each has been prototyped and rushed to the field for their desperate consumers. Statistics and Record Sheets are included for 13 new experimental BattleMechs, vehicles, aerospace units, and battle armor designs presented in this book, ready for play in advanced BattleTech games.
- by Assistant Director Edgar McKinnley, Defiance Industries, 18 November 3080
- STO-6X Stiletto
- STH-5X Stealth
- AXM-6X Axman
- BGS-4X Barghest
- BNC-11X Banshee
- SLG-X Slagmaiden
- Centipede Commando
- Rommel Howitzer
- Demolisher II-X
- Claymore Interceptor
- Gray Death "Strike Suit"
- Fenrir "Longshot"
The cover art was originally used for sourcebook Field Manual: Lyran Alliance, but was modified by Ray Arrastia for PDF.
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- Experimental Technical Readout: Boondocks
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- Experimental Technical Readout: Kurita
- Experimental Technical Readout: Marik
- Experimental Technical Readout: Liao
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