Experimental Technical Readout: Marik

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Experimental Technical Readout: Marik
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 Michael Miller
Herbert A. Beas II (Writing Assistance)
Pages 31
Cover Artwork Doug Chaffee
Matt Heerdt (Design & Layout)
Interior Artwork Joel Bancroft-Connors, "BV Smasha!" Sebastian Brocks, Christopher "Chunga" Smith, "Techno Wizard" Jason Tighe (Record Sheets)
Illustrations Doug Chaffee, David R. Deitrick, Duane Loose, Matt Plog, Anthony Scroggins
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
Product code 35XT005
First published January 5th, 2011
MSRP $4.95
Era Jihad
Series Experimental Technical Readouts
Preceded by Experimental Technical Readout: Liao
Followed by Experimental Technical Readout: Steiner


The tenth part of CGL's PDF exclusive mini-Technical Readout or TROlet series, Experimental Tech Readout: Marik (abbreviated XTRO:Marik) provides examples of experimental and primitive technology produced by companies and nations in the Jihad-shattered Free Worlds League.

From the back cover[edit]

Marik Resourcefulness

Shattered the Jihad and left in ruins, House Marik’s Free Worlds League has crumbled in the face of betrayal and deceit. Parliament is scattered, and alliances spanning generations have been broken. But even in death the dream of the Free Worlds lingers, and the economic and industrial might that once stood poised to usurp the powerhouse of House Steiner’s Lyran Alliance still churns out cutting edge technologies for a new interstellar order. In factories and test sites deep within the borders of the sundered League, powerful new secret weapons, devised during the darkest days of the war against the Word of Blake, are making their debut to defend the shadow of their fallen motherlands.

Experimental Technical Readout: Marik samples the custom and prototype designs that have begun to turn up in testing labs and top-secret proving grounds of the crumbling Free Worlds League. 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.


  • Introduction
by Brooke Lassinger, Irian Technologies, 15 November 3080

Related TROs[edit]


The cover art was originally used for the sourcebook, Field Manual: Free Worlds League.