Experimental Technical Readout: Periphery

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Experimental Technical Readout: Periphery
Product information
Type Technical Readout (PDF)
Development Herbert A. Beas II
Primary writing Joel Steverson
Pages 30
Cover Artwork Steve Venters
Illustrations Doug Chaffee
Seth Kurbound
Chris Lewis
Duane Loose
Franz Vohwinkel
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
Product code CAT 35X010
First published November 11, 2011
MSRP $4.95
Era Jihad era
Timeline Jihad
Series Experimental Technical Readouts
Preceded by Experimental Technical Readout: The Clans
Followed by Experimental Technical Readout: ComStar


The fourteenth part of CGL's PDF exclusive mini-Technical Readout or TROlet series, Experimental Tech Readout: Periphery (abbreviated XTRO:Periphery) highlights equipment produced by secondary factories and other assorted organizations during the Jihad. With the pressing need for replacements for military units lost in the fighting, these lesser civilian and secondary complexes are pressed into use limited facilities to build replacement equipment. This XTR, features 13 'Mechs, Vehicles and Aerospace craft that were built with experimental technology. As with all other XTRs, this PDF also includes record sheets for these new vehicles.

Publisher Description[edit]

Peripheral Developments

For many of the major realms in the Periphery, the Jihad was just as devastating as it was to the Great Houses and Clans of the Inner Sphere. But as the tide began to turn against the Word of Blake, the fanatics withdrew from most of these fringe worlds first, leaving behind technology and techniques that further fanned the flames of technological recovery. Scrambling to rebuild, the industries of the Periphery have almost reached technological parity with the larger Inner Sphere states, and new weapons and techniques are appearing even among these disparate, often-overlooked realms.

Experimental Technical Readout: Periphery samples the custom and prototype designs that have begun to turn up in testing labs and top-secret proving grounds of the scattered realms of the local Periphery. 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.



  • Record Sheets

Related TROs[edit]


The cover of Experimental Technical Readout: Periphery originally was used as cover art for FASA's BattleForce 1st Edition box set.