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Re: ’Mech of the Week: CRK-500*-* Crockett
« Reply #60 on: 25 October 2013, 09:45:11 »
I'd keep them on that one, otherwise you might as well just sell the damned thing and buy a Thug.

(Not that I'd be opposed to doing that anyway, I've long been a Thug fan)

If anything, twin-snubbies and IJJs might be fun too- leap over terrain to get into short range and let the cannons fly, leap back out if things get hairy.
You may want to use a 5005 model as the base for this, it already has the IJJs and uses a Light Engine. Remove the C3i and Large Lasers and you get enough tonnage to add the SNPPCs. You'll still have a half ton available. If you're willing to drop one of the MMLs, you can use a standard cockpit and add a supercharger to really surprise someone.

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Re: ’Mech of the Week: CRK-500*-* Crockett
« Reply #61 on: 11 October 2017, 12:32:24 »
Sort of surprised we never got a dual HPPC Katana during the Jihad since the Dracs were throwing them on everything.  They did start producing their own rather than just the ComStar handoffs?

How often does the Crockett appear in Clan secondline forces?  I know we talk about things like the Imp, Black Knight, Thunderhawk and Devastator for Clan secondline, but a Crockett would work pretty well.

I had the same thought this seems like mech that the blood spirits would like

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Re: ’Mech of the Week: CRK-500*-* Crockett
« Reply #62 on: 11 October 2017, 12:58:50 »
I had the same thought this seems like mech that the blood spirits would like

For the same weight and movement profile they're probably happy enough with the Blood Kite.
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Re: ’Mech of the Week: CRK-500*-* Crockett
« Reply #63 on: 11 October 2017, 18:40:34 »
Its movement and actuator parts let it fit into units that field the Blood Kite.  With it having a LB-10X, it also gives AA and anti-armor support to Blood Kites.
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Re: ’Mech of the Week: CRK-500*-* Crockett
« Reply #64 on: 11 October 2017, 18:45:18 »
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Re: ’Mech of the Week: CRK-500*-* Crockett
« Reply #65 on: 11 October 2017, 19:40:48 »
Its movement and actuator parts let it fit into units that field the Blood Kite.  With it having a LB-10X, it also gives AA and anti-armor support to Blood Kites.
The Blood Kite could suitably do the Anti-Armor role already; Triple LRM-15s and SRM-4s should provide enough hits to cause a motive crit. AA, however, is a role that the Blood Spirits might find better suited for the Predator, despite the Predator's higher price tag.

Keep the Blood Kites moving at 5 for a run, and the Predator at 5 for a walk; The Predator's higher speed also allows it to go to positions where the twin LB10X ACs it mounts can tear apart aircraft or vehicle threats as they come. Alternatively, the Predator 2 mounts twin HAGR-20s, for some high-dakka AA power.
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Re: ’Mech of the Week: CRK-500*-* Crockett
« Reply #66 on: 11 October 2017, 22:00:43 »
Predator is a new mech, not likely one they had a lot of or able to get in.  The Crockett was a old SLDF left over which means they did not have to go to outside sources.  As also stated, the Crockett also used same supply chain . . . standard armor, 255 SFE, same size Gyro, same size Jump Jets, same series/sizes of actuators and could/should have the main weapons be interchangeable- the Large Lasers.  Its never addressed but I would doubt the Clans still churn out SL spec weapons . . . if the ERLL on a Crocket is damaged & unable to be repaired and no other stockpile of ERLL/LL (SL or early Clan) are available I imagine they plug in a Clan ERLL.  Sure the design would be 'underweight' by our eyes but pretty sure it would not matter to them- in fact it would probably be preferable to have the matching ranges.

Pred has less armor, does not jump and uses a XL.  I would imagine those they have would go to frontline cavalry or striker stars with their limited Summoners, Timberwolves and Stooping Hawks rather than a secondline garrison units.  The Pred DOES have twice the ranged crit-seeking ability compared to the Crockett until it gets under 9 hexes.

LRMs and HAGs still cluster at 5 which for the BK means at best 3 crit chances per launcher or for the Pred 2 8 chances though longer ranged than the LBX.
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Re: ’Mech of the Week: CRK-500*-* Crockett
« Reply #67 on: 11 October 2017, 22:58:49 »
Well, as a Mandrill mech I expect the Predator was more common than other new foreign designs. But I agree it was likely far from common, and given their use of SL mechs possibly not more common than the Crockett. I also agree I too would sooner pair my Kite with a Crockett (C) and use my Predators to back up other 5/8 mechs (though the Kite is common even in front line units, so theycouod still fight side by side)
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Re: ’Mech of the Week: CRK-500*-* Crockett
« Reply #68 on: 11 October 2017, 23:38:27 »
Alternatively, you could go for a point of LBX or HAGR toting vehicles, which would be even cheaper than bringing a mech along, albeit not preferred. But as far as cheap mech options go, I guess the Crockett would be a better choice.
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Re: ’Mech of the Week: CRK-500*-* Crockett
« Reply #69 on: 13 October 2017, 15:19:33 »
Chameleons, Phoenix hawks,  and maybe something faction specific if you wanted to do that?

Given that I own two Crockett minis, I really should find a good use for them. Perhaps a reinforced cadre lance consisting of four recently-graduated cadets that still need in-the-field seasoning, with a fifth 'mech for the veteran instructor that has to ride herd on them. 2 Crockets and 2 TBA mediums(P-Hawks, Crabs, Starslayers?) for the cadets, and some sort of mobile heavy for the instructor. Sound fun?

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Re: ’Mech of the Week: CRK-500*-* Crockett
« Reply #70 on: 16 October 2017, 08:18:10 »
Just found this thread, sorry.

I've a soft spot for the Crockett.  My partner Donna fell in love with it, and other heavies/assaults.  I swear she was a Steiner at heart.  The beast could take a lot of pounding, and keep fighting.  Her biggest enemy was gravity.  One fight we had a city on the map, at long range, she gets up on a level 2 building, long range, and tags me with one of the ER larges with a lucky roll.  I look at the numbers my Highlander needs (we'd both jumped) and sigh.

Then remember the building only has a CF of 100.  One Gauss and LRM 20 flight later...  She was not amused.

My friend Parker painted up a Crockett for her in Steiner Blue for her birthday.  Complete with a little chihuahua head on the leg for her dog Rocky. 

I lost her to a stroke 7 years ago, but still have 'Bindi', her name for the mech.
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