Experimental Technical Readout: Liao

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Experimental Technical Readout: Liao
Product information
Type Technical Readout (PDF)
Development Herbert A. Beas II
Randall N. Bills, Jason Schmetzer (Development Assistance)
Ben H. Rome (BattleTech Assistant Line Developer)
Primary writing Jason Schmetzer
Herbert A. Beas II (Writing Assistance)
Pages 29
Cover Artwork Matt Heerdt (Design & Layout)
Interior Artwork Jason Vargas (Evolved Faction Logos Design), "BV Smasha!" Sebastian Brocks, Christopher "Chunga" Smith, "Techno Wizard" Jason Tighe (Record Sheets)
Illustrations Doug Chaffee, Brent Evans, Chris Lewis, Jim Nelson, Justin Nelson
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
Product code CAT 35XT003
First published December 15th, 2010
MSRP $4.95
Era Jihad
Series Experimental Technical Readouts
Preceded by Experimental Technical Readout: Kurita
Followed by Experimental Technical Readout: Marik


The ninth in CGL's PDF exclusive mini-Technical Readout or TROlet series, Experimental Tech Readout: Liao (abbreviated XTRO:Liao or XTR:Liao). This book highlights experimental BattleMechs, Combat Vehicles, aircraft, and other military vehicles developed by the Capellan Confederation during the terrible conflict known as the Jihad.

Product Description[edit]

Capellan Determination

Assaulted by the Federated Suns, then betrayed by the Word of Blake, and shunned by virtually all others, House Liao’s Capellan Confederation stood against the Jihad alone. The Celestial Throne has been pummeled, and entire worlds lie in ruins. But the spirit of the people has never been stronger, and all across the defiant realm, research and development teams continue to hone the state’s technological edge. In factories and test sites deep within their borders, powerful new secret weapons are being forged to protect the Confederation against all of her enemies.

Experimental Technical Readout: Liao samples the custom and prototype designs that have begun to turn up in testing labs and top-secret proving grounds of the Capellan Confederation. 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—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.


  • Introduction
Most humbly and respectfully, Dr. Veronica Baxter, Capellan Science Foundation, 3079

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The cover of the XTRO: Liao, was originally the cover of Field Manual: Capellan Confederation.