Author Topic: Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game  (Read 689 times)

Drewbacca

  • Captain
  • *
  • Posts: 1872
  • AKA Tankdriver
Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game
« on: 13 February 2018, 10:46:45 »
I have to admit, I have a hard time settling into a favorite unit. I have had a lot of success lately with a mixed star of 3 points clan heavy jump infantry and two points clan fast recon infantry.

Do you have a favourite unit to use in a game and if so what?

snewsom2997

  • Captain
  • *
  • Posts: 2025
Re: Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game
« Reply #1 on: 13 February 2018, 11:40:06 »
Thunderbolt IIC, Nighwolf, Zeus-X
Gurteltier, Testudo, Cardinal
Slayer, Sabutai

Have worked for me in the past


AlphaMirage

  • Sergeant
  • *
  • Posts: 153
Re: Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game
« Reply #2 on: 13 February 2018, 13:13:22 »
IS Standard/Salamander BA, Slayer/Jagatai for Aero, Commando/Hellion, Phawk/Storm Crow, Hercules/Summoner, and Thug/Gargoyle for Mechs.

The Eagle

  • Captain
  • *
  • Posts: 1721
  • Home of the Free
Re: Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game
« Reply #3 on: 13 February 2018, 14:13:31 »
WVR-6M, Ontos (LGR), Achileus.  I've never played aero, but if I did, I'd want to take a Shiva for a spin.  Who needs armor with that much pod space?
RIP Dan Schulz, 09 November 2009.  May the Albatross ever fly high.

Garrand

  • Corporal
  • *
  • Posts: 93
  • "Nicht kleckern, klotzen!"
Re: Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game
« Reply #4 on: 13 February 2018, 14:30:59 »
I play mostly 3025, so my preferences in that era would be Spiders & Jenners for lights, Hunchbacks for mediums, the venerable Thud or Marauder-Ms for heavies, and Awesomes or Stalkers for assaults. For tanks, love Manticores or even lowly Scorpions for support, as well as Savannah Masters or J. Edgars. Never played aero so I have no opinion on that.

Damon.
Book Blog: bookslikedust.blogspot.com
Minis Blog: minislikedust.blogspot.com

SteelRaven

  • Major
  • *
  • Posts: 6141
  • Fight for something or Die for nothing
    • The Steel-Raven at DeviantArt
Re: Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game
« Reply #5 on: 13 February 2018, 14:42:14 »
Warhammer, the 7A and 8D are beast. Thunderbolt 5SS and 9SEare excellent troopers. I have had allot of luck with the Banshee 3S as of late. Clan, the Timber Wolf will always been my favorite.

Tanks, I really enjoy the Demolisher and Rommel, simple and effective.

Never used Aero but I always liked the look of the Shilone and Sabtai.
Battletech Art and Commissions
http://steel-raven.deviantart.com

Azakael

  • Warrant Officer
  • *
  • Posts: 578
Re: Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game
« Reply #6 on: 13 February 2018, 19:13:03 »
'Mech:
 Wolfhound WLF-1A; Wraith TR1; Thunderbolt 5SE -> 9SE (5SE until the 9SE is available.); Nightstar NSR-9J

Vee:
 Drillson; Bandit; Schrek PPC

Aero:
 Haven't used.

Battle Armor:
 Purifier, but I feel dirty about it.

The_Livewire

  • Master Sergeant
  • *
  • Posts: 364
Re: Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game
« Reply #7 on: 13 February 2018, 20:45:16 »
Mech: Well for looks the Wolverine II is a sexy beast, but I'll rip that UAC and put a PPC/ER PPC on it any chance I can get.  I've grown to love the Royal Thunderbolt for toughness and damage, and have a soft spot for a stock Penetrator.

Vehicle: Cyrano plasma variant.

Aero: don't really get to use, but I like the Titan, does that count? :D

Battle Armor.  Infiltrator II all the way.
Alamo - When you care enough to send the very best.

And Purifiers *still* suck.

Daryk

  • Major
  • *
  • Posts: 3977
  • The Double Deuce II/II-σ
Re: Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game
« Reply #8 on: 13 February 2018, 21:33:45 »
I prefer 3025 play, so WVR-6Ms on that basis.  I've found a soft spot for the Goblin in combined arms play (and built an entire planetary militia around them down in Non-Canon Units).  I also have an unreasonable love of the Ferret VTOL, especially after they introduced Recon Cameras for 3025 use.

JPArbiter

  • Captain
  • *
  • Posts: 2910
  • Podcasting Monkey
    • Arbitration Studios, your last word in battletech talk
Re: Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game
« Reply #9 on: 14 February 2018, 01:38:32 »
Mechs: Centurion, Wolfhound, Zeus, Gauntlet, Cougar, Karhu, Septiscemia

Vehicles: Rommel/Patton, Zephyr, Cizin, Cavalry

Aerospace: Sabre, Shilone, Hammerhead, Sulla

Battle Armor: Fenrir II, Infiltrator Mk II, Clan "Rabid" Battle Armor

Protomechs: Roc, Triton, Boggart

Dropships: Aurora, Fortress, Mercer

Jumpships: Odyssey

Warships: Inazuma Corvette, Riga II Frigate
Host of Arbitration, your last word in Battletech Talk

JadeHellbringer

  • Это не правильное изложение закона.
  • Administrator
  • Colonel
  • *
  • Posts: 17186
  • I Am Jade Falcon, And So Can You
Re: Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game
« Reply #10 on: 14 February 2018, 01:41:55 »
Someone else's dice.
"There's a difference between the soldier and his fight,
But the warrior knows the true meaning of his life."
+Larry and his Flask, 'Blood Drunk'+

"You know, basically war is just, like, a bunch of people playing pranks on each other, but at the end they all die."

+Crow T. Robot+

Alexander Knight

  • Peditum Generalis
  • Battletech Volunteer
  • Major
  • *
  • Posts: 4233
  • Can't you see I'm busy?
Re: Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game
« Reply #11 on: 14 February 2018, 01:45:04 »
Blackjacks   ;D

YingJanshi

  • Major
  • *
  • Posts: 4096
  • Origin/Steam/UPlay ID - IonsRevenant
Re: Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game
« Reply #12 on: 14 February 2018, 02:21:28 »
Someone else's dice.

Are you allowed to field those often? :D

Initiate of the Order of Valhalla

"You will experience a tingling sensation and then death."
Quote
"...oh gods, I just tried to imagine herding mimetic cats." - Weirdo

Porkins

  • Master Sergeant
  • *
  • Posts: 217
Re: Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game
« Reply #13 on: 14 February 2018, 02:30:38 »
Stormcrow, followed by Shadowcat.  Good lord I love those two mechs.

For old tech I like the Jenner, Centurion, Marauder and Battlemaster.  They are fun and have some good variants.  Royal version of the Thug is great too!

For tanks I enjoy the Saladin because it causes such fear in the other players and the venerable Manticore for its utility and power.

Corsair for aero and the versatile Elemental for suits.

With that said, I try to play with every unit and am trying some of the newer stuff.  I even enjoy the weaker units like Jagermechs and Banshees as they can be fun too if you use them right. 
Praise the Sea, but keep on Land.

Valkerie

  • Master Sergeant
  • *
  • Posts: 337
  • Gravity always wins.
Re: Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game
« Reply #14 on: 14 February 2018, 03:27:03 »
One mech for each weight class: Jenner, Shadow Hawk, Marauder, Stalker (yup, 3025 baby)

Vehicles: Rommel/Patton, Schreck PPC, and Behemoth.  Like those big tanks  ;D
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.   -Machiavelli

Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.  Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.  -Groucho Markx

Greetings, Mechwarrior!  You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the frontier against...Oops, wrong universe.  -unknown SLDF Recruiter

Drewbacca

  • Captain
  • *
  • Posts: 1872
  • AKA Tankdriver
Re: Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game
« Reply #15 on: 14 February 2018, 08:58:38 »
Here is a question, have you ever played a unit that you did not care for that you were suprisingly successful with?

I am not a fan of the Atlas (sacrilage, I know) but I drew one randomly in a game, a gauss variant, and things just clicked. Also I never really liked the Manticore, but it was the tank I was using when I won my first ever game, after over 20 years of near misses.

JoeJones

  • Master Sergeant
  • *
  • Posts: 386
Re: Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game
« Reply #16 on: 14 February 2018, 09:15:07 »
I haven't really used vehicles/fighters/battle armor much, so I'll have to stick with favored 'Mechs:

Catapult: C1, C1b, and C5A variants
Longbow: 12C and 13C
Ti T'sang-9H
Pillager-4Z
Thunder-1L
Huron Warrior: any GR/ERLL variant
Anubis:MML variant
Vindicator: 1R, 3L, 3Lr, 4L

Garrand

  • Corporal
  • *
  • Posts: 93
  • "Nicht kleckern, klotzen!"
Re: Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game
« Reply #17 on: 14 February 2018, 09:24:29 »
Here is a question, have you ever played a unit that you did not care for that you were suprisingly successful with?

I am not a fan of the Atlas (sacrilage, I know) but I drew one randomly in a game, a gauss variant, and things just clicked. Also I never really liked the Manticore, but it was the tank I was using when I won my first ever game, after over 20 years of near misses.

Yes, the Vindicator. Does not overwhelm in any range bracket, but the thing is a real trooper!

Damon.
Book Blog: bookslikedust.blogspot.com
Minis Blog: minislikedust.blogspot.com

Foxx Ital

  • Captain
  • *
  • Posts: 2241
  • Still Clanilicious
Re: Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game
« Reply #18 on: 14 February 2018, 10:30:10 »
Im a huge fan of the Karhu and take it every chance i gwt. Otherwise i love using any version of the mad dog.
Clan Ghost Bear:  We may not like you, but you're not bothering us, so you may exist.
"I got 99 problems but using Elementals aint one, if you got battle armor troubles i feel bad for you son"
 If your BA tactics can't be described as shenanigans, you're probably doing it wrong. ^-^ -Weirdo
 <Kojak> Yeah, there's definitely a learning curve with BA, But once you learn how to use 'em well they're addictive,heck, just look at what happened to Foxx ;-)
<Steve_Restless> its YOU who I shouldn't underestimate. I could give you a broom handle and I'd find you sitting on top of the enemy stormcrow, smug surat grin on your face

Red Pins

  • Captain
  • *
  • Posts: 2204
  • Inspiration+Creativity=Insanity
Re: Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game
« Reply #19 on: 14 February 2018, 16:50:36 »
You forgot to ask for non-canon designs.

I've got a maxed-out 'Super Guillotine' I designed for my AU I used to take into every game I was allowed to.  Canon one with the ER-large isn't bad, either.

A 12-ton Extra-Light Mech (ELM) similar to a Protomech called the Striker (after the soccer position).

A 40 ton APC called the Grapeshot - C3-linked vehicle with four rocket launcher trailers or MM/8.

No real ASF, but twin-engined small craft for the assault/fighter/bomber role I call a 'FighterShip'.  Can fire a single nuclear Cap missile from an internal bay.

Canon?

No real 'Mechs, I'm a pick-and-chose kind of guy.

Rommell/Patton tanks, or the 8/12 hovercraft with an Ultra/20 from the DA.

No real battlearmor or Protos.
...Visit the Legacy Cluster...
The New Clans:Volume One
Clan Devil Wasp * Clan Carnoraptor * Clan Frost Ape * Clan Surf Dragon * Clan Tundra Leopard
Now with MORE GROGNARD!  ...I think I'm done.  I've played long enough to earn a pension, fer cryin' out loud!  IlClan and out in <REDACTED>!
Glitter - the herpes of the craft supply world.

Sartris

  • Major
  • *
  • Posts: 4243
  • Here for the Jokes
Re: Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game
« Reply #20 on: 14 February 2018, 18:42:34 »
Mechs - Venom / Ryoken / Guillotine / Awesome
Vehicles - Joust / Regulator / Yellow Jacket / Chevallier
Battle Armor - Purifier / Clan Medium
Protos - Roc / Minotaur

I also have a lot of love for the standard IS laser jump infantry platoon

Daryk

  • Major
  • *
  • Posts: 3977
  • The Double Deuce II/II-σ
Re: Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game
« Reply #21 on: 14 February 2018, 19:28:08 »
Here is a question, have you ever played a unit that you did not care for that you were suprisingly successful with?
*snip*
I will forever love the stock Vulcan after our campaign GM made the mistake of presenting a fixed fortification without weapons that outranged an AC/2.  We had to reload that thing a few times, but the fortification was reduced with no damage to our forces.

Simon Landmine

  • Master Sergeant
  • *
  • Posts: 213
Re: Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game
« Reply #22 on: 15 February 2018, 10:28:50 »
I will forever love the stock Vulcan after our campaign GM made the mistake of presenting a fixed fortification without weapons that outranged an AC/2.  We had to reload that thing a few times, but the fortification was reduced with no damage to our forces.

*ping* *ping* *ping* *ping* *ping* *ping* *ping* *ping* *ping* *ping* *click*
"Reload!"
*ping* *ping* *ping* *ping* *ping* *ping* *ping* *ping* *ping* *ping* etc ...

 :D
"That's Lieutenant Faceplant to you, Corporal!"
Things that I have learnt through clicking too fast on 'Move Done' on MegaMek: Double-check the CF of the building before jumping onto it, check artillery arrival times before standing in the neighbouring hex, and don't run across your own minefield.

Garrand

  • Corporal
  • *
  • Posts: 93
  • "Nicht kleckern, klotzen!"
Re: Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game
« Reply #23 on: 15 February 2018, 14:15:35 »
I will forever love the stock Vulcan after our campaign GM made the mistake of presenting a fixed fortification without weapons that outranged an AC/2.  We had to reload that thing a few times, but the fortification was reduced with no damage to our forces.

...And the GM learned a valuable lesson that fixed fortifications are much less effective if you don't have mobile forces as well...

Damon
Book Blog: bookslikedust.blogspot.com
Minis Blog: minislikedust.blogspot.com

Sartris

  • Major
  • *
  • Posts: 4243
  • Here for the Jokes
Re: Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game
« Reply #24 on: 15 February 2018, 19:14:11 »
...And the GM learned a valuable lesson that fixed fortifications are much less effective if you don't have mobile forces as well...

Damon

Or massed artillery

Lanothe

  • Recruit
  • *
  • Posts: 22
Re: Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game
« Reply #25 on: 15 February 2018, 20:05:03 »
 
Charger-KMZ
   

Daryk

  • Major
  • *
  • Posts: 3977
  • The Double Deuce II/II-σ
Re: Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game
« Reply #26 on: 15 February 2018, 20:28:26 »
Or massed artillery
Or ANY artillery...  ;D

RoundTop

  • Catalyst Demo Team
  • Warrant Officer
  • *
  • Posts: 513
  • In Takashi We Trust
Re: Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game
« Reply #27 on: 15 February 2018, 20:57:34 »
Mech overall: No-Dachi
Light: rokurokubi
Medium: griffin
Heavy: No-Dachi
Assault: akuma

Vehicle: Tokugawa

Ba: kanazuchi

Aero: corsair

Warship: aegis
Hold the Door
Demo team agent #772

jklantern

  • LAM of Shame
  • Major
  • *
  • Posts: 3223
  • Proud Member of Clan Cloud Adder
Re: Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game
« Reply #28 on: 16 February 2018, 00:12:36 »
Mech overall: No-Dachi
Light: rokurokubi
Medium: griffin
Heavy: No-Dachi
Assault: akuma

Vehicle: Tokugawa

Ba: kanazuchi

Aero: corsair

Warship: aegis

There's a general theme going on here, but I can't quite place my finger on it.
Has TacOps taught you nothing? Of course there are rules for those! :D


Paid for by the People for Pa Weasley.  And HikageMaru.

Iron Grenadier

  • Sergeant
  • *
  • Posts: 192
Re: Your favorite mech/tank/aero/etc. to use in a game
« Reply #29 on: 16 February 2018, 03:00:09 »
Mechs: Spector 5F / Wolverine 6M / Thunderbolt 5Sb / Highlander 732 (or 732b or 733)
(Honorable Mention: Mongoose/Wraith/Warhammer/Battlemaster)

Vehicles: Myrmidon

Aero: Corsair or Stingray

 

Register