Experimental Technical Readout: Gladiators

Experimental Technical Readout: Gladiators
Product information
Type Technical Readout (PDF)
Development Herbert A. Beas II
Randall N. Bills, Jason Schmetzer (Development Assistance)
Primary writing Joel Bancrof-Connors
Herbert A. Beas II (Writing Assistance)
Pages 27
Cover Artwork Matt Heerdt (Design & Layout)
Interior Artwork David L. McCulloch (Record Sheets)
Shane Hartley, Steve Walker and Matt Herdt (BattleTech Logo Design)
Illustrations Doug Chaffee
Brent Evans
Duane Loose
Mathew Plog
Franz Vohwinkel
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
Product code CAT 35642
First published April 6th, 2010
MSRP $4.95
Era Jihad
Agency Solaris Games Enthusiast
Universe Date 3 December 3077
Series Experimental Technical Readout
Preceded by Experimental Technical Readout: Pirates
Followed by Experimental Technical Readout: Corporations


The third in CGL's PDF exclusive mini-Technical Readout or TROlet series, Experimental Tech Readout: Gladiators (abbreviated XTRO:Gladiators) provides full fluff, stats and Record Sheets of one-off arena fighter refits and variants of five BattleMechs, an IndustrialMech, three Combat Vehicles, an Exoskeleton and three battle armor designs from previously released Technical Readouts utilizing Experimental Technology.

In-universe, the TRO is a periodical covering the Solaris Games, published on 3 December 3077.

From the back cover[edit]

Solaris VII, Noisiel, Westerhand, Astrokaszy—these are just a few of the so-called Game Worlds of the Inner Sphere. As the Word of Blake’s shadow of terror recedes from the worlds where warriors did battle for the little more than entertainment and profit, the arenas have once more come to life with the cheers of spectators and the clash of high-tech gladiators. Yet even as these modern champions wage wars in the controlled chaos of the dueling circuit, new technologies continue to advance. Eager stables and warriors employ the latest in prototype designs, seeking any edge they can find against their competitors.

Experimental Tech Readout: Gladiators samples the custom designs that have appeared in the arenas of the BattleTech universe during the Jihad. 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 continues. These technologies—first described in Tactical Operations—now face their live-fire trials in the arenas of the various Game Worlds. Statistics and Record Sheets are included for 13 new experimental BattleMechs, vehicles, and battle armor units, ready for play in advanced BattleTech games.


  • Introduction
Duncan “Grazer” Croft, Editor-in-Chief, Solaris Games Enthusiast - 3 December 3077

Related TROs[edit]


  • Errata for the original TRO release included the Warhammer "The Lich"[1]