Experimental Technical Readout: Republic, Volume 1

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Experimental Technical Readout: Republic, Vol 1
Product information
Type Technical Readout (PDF)
Development Johannes Heidler
Primary writing Johannes Heidler
Aaron Cahall (Editing)
Herbert A. Beas II (Editing)
Johannes Heidler (Record Sheets)
Craig Gulledge (Record Sheets)
Pages 34
Cover Artwork Doug Chaffee (Original)
Ray Arrastia (Updated)
Illustrations Matt Plog
David White
Stephen Huda
Chris Lewis
Dana Knutson
Justin Nelson
Doug Chaffee
Brent Evans
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
Product code E-CAT35XT021
First published March 12th, 2015
MSRP $5.99
Era Dark Age (3120)
Series Experimental Technical Readouts
Preceded by Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives, Volume 4
Followed by Experimental Technical Readout: Republic, Volume 2


The twenty-sixth in CGL's PDF exclusive mini-Technical Readout or TROlet series, Experimental Tech Readout: Republic, Volume 1 (abbreviated XTRO:Republic I or XTR:Republic I). This book highlights then Advanced and Experimental new and variant designs created by Republic of the Sphere in the Early Republic Era prior to Gray Monday. These includes; BattleMechs, combat vehicles, battle armor, and a DropShip, some of which would be developed for production for the defense of the Republic.

Units listed with a asterisks "*" are units which were included in the Technical Readout: 3150.

Publisher's Description of the Product[edit]

The year is 3120. Under the aegis of the Republic of the Sphere, the Inner Sphere has experienced its greatest time of peace since the days of the original Star League. Raised from the ashes of the Jihad, the Republic stands for the ideals of unity and justice, but even its triumphs have come at no small cost in blood. Entering the thirty-second century with a mixture of righteousness and hubris, the Republic remains at the forefront of a new arms race. Technologies considered experimental not so very long ago are now being fielded by line regiments as factories have retooled accordingly. For friend and foe alike, the Republic’s technological standards are definitive.

Experimental Technical Readout: Republic (Volume 1) samples production and custom machines that have appeared in the BattleTech universe by the early decades of the thirty-second century. Each unit featured in this book incorporates some of the new technologies that debuted in Tactical Operations - now employed by the armed forces of the Republic of the Sphere and its contemporaries. Statistics and Record Sheets are included for 13 new advanced and experimental BattleMechs, vehicles, and aerospace and battle armor units, ready for play in BattleTech games up to the year 3120.


Related TROs[edit]


  • The cover of the XTRO: Republic I was originally used for the Tactical Handbook published by FASA in 1994.
  • A selection of newly published unit that appeared this publication were republished in Technical Readout: 3150 with updated information on unit's history and Notable Units/Pilots.