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Hello,

In this third thread, I will be exploring OmniMechs I designed for my Golden Century Campaign. The OmniMechs presented were a living part of the setting of my campaign. The entries for each are supposed to be read as if in universe historical perspectives dating to the year 3000. These OmniMechs:

1. Are (supposed to be) fun and characterful.
2. Are (supposed to be) novel or unique.
3. Do not incorporate XL, FF, ES all together. (c.f. ED:GC, p. 6)
4. Attempt to reflect the proclivities of the Clan that introduced them.
5. Do not group weapons almost exclusively to the arms (that innovation belongs to Clan Hell’s Horses).

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One bit of information left out is a review of when each Clan acquired OmniMech Technology, with references:

Early on I made a list, “Definitive and Speculative OmniMech Acquisition”. I have been updating this list for a while and still do as of late winter 2022. Here is my current version:

First, the two Clans who pioneered OmniMech technology
2854:
2854 - Coyote
Clan Coyote developed OmniMech technology 2847-2853 (FM: WC, pp. 40-42), debuting with the Coyotl in 2854.(ED:GC, pp. 1, 6, 10, 22; FM:WC, pp. 40-41)

2855:
2855 - Sea Fox
Helping the Coyotes develop OmniMech technology, Clan Sea Fox debuted their own designs “barely a year after Clan Coyote’s first field tests…” (FM:WC, p. 59)

2863-2864 (FM:WC, p. 41, 9 Clans had OmniMech technology - meaning 7 acquire OmniMech technology within these 2 years):
2863 - Jade Falcon
Won with a single Star (FM:CC, p. 91, FM:WC, p. 41)

2863 Wolf
Wolf took OmniMech technology from the Jade Falcons (FM:WC, p. 41, FM:CC, p. 91, 135)

2863 - Mongoose
Mongoose attacked Star Adder “en masse… the use of an unknown type of ‘Mech caught the Adders unawares.” (FM:CC, p. 112)

Guesses (most likely, only 4/5 Clans below had OmniMechs by the end of 2864):
Burrock
Khan Zenos Danforth was elected ilKhan in 2858 (ED:GC, p. 10) ostensibly because he could act as a neutral party to adjudicate any disputed Trials of Possession (FM:WC, p. 41). However, this was a guise, since ilKhan Danforth used his position to help Clan Burrock become one of the first Clans to win OmniMech technology. Clan Burrock used their newly won technology "...to regain a strong presence of assault ’Mechs...", introducing the first generation Executioner (later renamed Executioner-B so as not to be confused with Clan Ghost Bear's upgraded Executioner) (Shrapnel 08, p. 45).

Cloud Cobra
“By 2868, our Galaxies fielded several Trinaries of OmniMechs.” (FM:WC, p. 21).
Alternatively, the description from Alpha Galaxy's history says its survivors salvaged OmniMech technology in 2872 and developed the technology [by 2877] (FM:CC, p. 32). However, this does not match the text in the Cloud Cobra History (11 pages earlier), nor the description that every Clan desiring OmniMech technology possessed it by 2870 in the Coyote History (9 pages later), nor the the description of the Fire Moth, which was designed by Clan Cloud Cobra (TRO:3050U) and debuted in 2874 (ED:GC), just 2 years after OmniMech acquisition as described in the history of Alpha Galaxy, nor does it match the 2873 introductory date for Clan Cloud Cobra's first OmniFighter, the Goth (MUL). By adjusting the date of Clan Coyote's Priori assaults to 2863, Clan Cloud Cobra has the five years described to amass several trinaries, reconciling Alpha Galaxy’s history with all of the other pieces of information.

Ice Hellion
Ice Hellion was one of the first Clans to develop the OmniMech after winning the technology from Clan Coyote (FM:CC, p. 76). “…also pioneered improvements in ferro-fibrous and endo-steel construction, aiding them in strengthening their smaller machines.” (FM:CC, p. 76). With the newly published information on Clan Burrock (Shrapnel 08), the Hellions seem less likely.

Smoke Jaguar
Smoke Jaguar “…in one of the most militarily significant of these trials, Clan Smoke Jaguar Warriors won possession of several OmniMechs from Clan Coyote long before many of the other Clans had access to the more powerful machines.” (IC, p. 49)

Star Adder
“[The Star Adders] managed to salvage several OmniMechs from the battlefields, however, from which they swiftly developed their own.” (FM:CC, p. 112)

2865-2870 (FM:WC, p. 41, every Clan that desired OmniMech technology had it by 2870):
2865 - Fire Mandrill, Kindraa Symthe-Jewel
Fire Mandrill took OmniMech technology from Coyotes through deceptive bidding (FM:CC, p. 39, FM:WC, pp. 41-42) and offered it to Blood Spirit in 2865. (FM:CC p. 24)

2866 - Blood Spirit
Kindraa Smythe-Jewel approached Clan Blood Spirits with an offer for OmniMech technology in exchange for part of Foster in 2865. Trials were held after Blood Spirits overcame their distrust. (FM:CC p. 24)

2868 - Hell’s Horses
“In 2868, upon hearing that Khan Eric Amirault would again lead a Trial for OmniMech technology from Clan Coyote, MechWarrior Aaron fought his way into the Star and was instrumental in achieving victory.” (TP: Tokasha, p. 9)

Clans whose dates of acquisition are ambiguous, but more likely 2865-2870
Nova Cat
Little is mentioned.

Snow Raven
Steel Viper took OmniMech technology from Snow Raven, resulting in the Crossbow. Therefore, Snow Raven before Steel Viper, before 2870 (TRO:3058, p. 178, TRO:3058U, p. 182, IC, p. 98)

Goliath Scorpion
Frustrated on three attempts to acquire OmniMechs from Clan Coyote. Acquired the technology from Kindraa Payne salvage. (FM:WC, p. 104) MechWarrior Online’s (not quite cannon, but not discarded, either) Sun Spider backstory explains CGS began developing their own OmniMech from Clan Wolf surkairede (from battle armor technology); if so, CGS had not won the technology as of 2868 (Battle Armor debut).

Steel Viper
Steel Viper developed and deployed its first OmniMech after acquiring technology from Snow Raven technicians taken in a Trial of Possession (TRO:3058, p. 178, TRO:3058U, p.182, IC, p. 98). Though claiming to be disinterested in OmniMech technology at the time, the Vipers committed to these Trials of Possession as a way to test themselves, ensuring their battlefield excellence (FM:WC, p. 135)

Finally, Clans acquiring OmniMech Technology after 2870 (FM:CC, p. 79)
2873:
Ghost Bear
Ghost Bear captured OmniMechs from Hell’s Horses in 2873 (FM:CC, p. 79)

See Also:
https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=57487.msg1323897#msg1323897

With that said, I won't re-share the synopsis of Operation: KLONDIKE winners and losers here, as these OmniMechs will debut at least three decades later. Enjoy!

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Table of Contents

Clan OmniMechs, First Generation Unless Noted

Clan Sea Fox OmniMechs
2855 - Silvestris
2859 - Kitsune

Clan Mongoose OmniMechs
2863 - Sapera
2864 - Fanged Badger

Clan Ice Hellion OmniMechs
2865* - Terror
2865* - Xenomorph
2871 - Hunter (2nd Generation OmniMech)
2890 - Remora (experimental 2nd Generation OmniMech)
2948 - Wolf Hunter (2nd Generation OmniMech)

Clan Star Adder OmniMech
2866 - Ophiuchus
3010 - Adder Training OmniMech (2nd Generation OmniMech)

Clans Nova Cat & Wolf OmniMechs
2868 - Alpha (with publication of Executioner-B, there really is no need for this OmniMech)
2872 - Hypernova
2901 - Night Cat (2nd Generation OmniMech)

Clan Coyote OmniMechs
2859 - Storm Giant (the Storm Giant is a standard BattleMech manufactured by Clan Steel Viper)
2859 - Starnake
2859 - Talaria
2860 - Piasa
2861 - Knave (the Knave is being replaced by the Night Chanter from the fantastic Turning Points: Foster)
2864 - Thunderbird
2873 - Xibalba (Transition 1st-2nd Generation OmniMech)
2936 - Thunderbird II (Upgraded 1st Generation OmniMech)
2953 - Petasos (2nd Generation OmniMech)

Clan Cloud Cobra OmniMechs
2868 - Spitting Cobra
2894 - Hamadryad (2nd Generation OmniMech)

Clan Fire Mandrill, Kindraa Smythe-Jewel OmniMech
2871 - Lucifer


Bonus Epilogue:

Clan Cloud Cobra Prototype OmniMech
2870 - Infantry Transport Prototype (2nd Generation OmniMech)

Clan Goliath Scorpion Prototype OmniMech (based on here and here)
2869 - Sun Spider

New Alternate Configurations
2854 - Coyotl
2857 - Lupus
2863 - Woodsman
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Clan Sea Fox

Let's first explore Clan Sea Fox. While the Foxes did not invent the OmniMech, they helped with logistics and whatever other details were necessary to get them off the drawing board. Though largely overlooked as a source for OmniMech technology (with the notable exception of Clan Mongoose - ED:GC, p. 7), they introduced their own designs beginning a year after Clan Coyote (FM:WC, p. 59).

For their OmniMechs, I see the Sea Foxes sticking with highly desirable weight classes, with models that would be used until they reached obsolescence. My first choice was a 55-ton OmniMech with inspiration taken from the Mad Cat III and the Timber Wolf. I suppose I was looking to start with a twist, a new point-of-view on the Diamond Shark Mad Cat Mk. II, etc. Standard BattleMechs. This first OmniMech will ultimately be replaced by the Stormcrow.

My second choice was a 35-ton OmniMech, again a durable and useful weight within light OmniMechs. This one would eventually be replaced by the Adder, but could easily serve over a century and not overlap.
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Silvestris

Mass: 55 tons
Chassis: S-12n OMNI
Power Plant: Type 275 Fusion Engine
Cruising Speed: 54 km/h
Maximum Speed: 86 km/h
Fixed Jump Jets: 0
Armor: Forging FF72
Armament:
22 tons of Pod Space
Manufacturer: FSF-94
Primary Factory: Babylon
Communications System: SF Chatterweb
Targeting and Tracking System: Omni-Adapt 12.1

The Silvestris was the second OmniMech ever produced, and the first by Clan Coyote’s collaborators, Clan Sea Fox. Though Clan Sea Fox were well respected (or feared) traders, the terms bargained between the Coyotes and Sea Foxes named the Coyotes as the exclusive trade partner, for fear of allowing OmniMech technology to spread beyond the alliance. However, Clan Sea Fox was allowed to set the price for their Omnis, allowing both parties to profit.

Unsold inventory was eagerly sought by Warriors of the Sea Fox’s Alpha Galaxy. The Silvestris was an average Medium-class Clan ‘Mech, with a peak speed over 58 kph, 88%+ armor coverage, and 22 tons of Podspace for various loadouts. Overheating was the only significant issue for the Silvestris, so pilots were warned to keep a close eye on their weapons fire.

After Clan Jade Falcon won the rights to OmniMech technology in 2863, Clan Sea Fox merchants revisited Clan Coyote’s exclusivity to Silvestris production. The matter was brought to a vote within the Coyote Council, and the outcome was the subject of a Trial of Refusal won by the slim minority. The Coyotes agreed to allow the Sea Foxes to sell beyond Clan Coyote, so long as the sales would not disseminate the new technology, and Clan Coyote (and its OmniMech-possessing allies) was given the right of first refusal. Seizing this new opportunity, Clan Mongoose immediately bought all of the Silvestris inventory available. Sales were so brisk the Silvestris became paradoxically rare within Clan Sea Fox’s own touman.

Capabilities

The most common configuration of the Silvestris was part sniper, part Medium line OmniMech, with paired ER Large Lasers, an ER PPC, and nearly enough heat dissipation to manage alpha striking. Though bearing no resemblance, Configuration A reverses the laser-missile layout of the Fox, and may have been the inspiration for the Timber Wolf Prime and Mad Cat III. The A was equipped with paired arm-mounted ER lasers and shoulder-mounted LRMs like the Timber Wolf, but this configuration also boasted a 150-meter jump and extreme issues with overheating. The Silvestris A provided the Timber Wolf with moulds for its (and the Summoner’s) arm weapons housing. Configuration B mimicked the A, but removed the A’s jump jets and replaced the LRMs with Streak SRMs. Configuration C was a more direct copy of the Fox, but may have also inspired many ‘Mechs; its combination of LRMs, SRMs, and lasers were emulated in Mad Dog configurations, as well as the Wolf’s Dragoons’ Archer variant. Configuration D was a deadly, expensive, targeting computer-aided sniper. Configuration E resembled the venerable Hunchback, with an overly massive Ultra AC/20, balanced by a quartet of ER Medium Lasers. The least utilized configuration, F, replaced some of Configuration C’s LRM tubes with SRMs, for a robust close-range punch.

When Clan Mongoose approached Clan Sea Fox to purchase as many Silvestris OmniMechs as possible (surprising everyone with their sudden operations against Clan Star Adder in 2863), Clan Sea Fox added three more standard configurations, “M”, “M2”, and “M3”. “M” could jump 120 meters, and mounted an LB-10X Autocannon with lasers, while “M2” mounted and Ultra Autocannon/10 and eschewed the jump jets for more lasers. “M3” mixed the firepower of Ultra Autocannons with LB-X Autocannon’s ability to exploit weakened spots in an adversary’s armor, supplementing both with a pair of lasers and an LRM-10.

Deployment

The Silvestris was so widely used, at least another 9 standard configurations appeared over its 80+ years of service, including reworked configurations and armor paneling allowing Mechanized Battle Armor coordination. Each Clan maintained at least 1 Star of Silvestris OmniMechs between 2875-2897. But the Silvestris had limitations, and was destined to be surpassed. Production for the Silvestris waned and then ceased in 2943, after it had lost enough market share to the Stormcrow.

BASE

Silvestris (2855)

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Silvestris

Mass: 55 tons
Tech Base: Clan
Chassis Config: Biped Omnimech
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X
Production Year: 2855
Cost: 5,320,052 C-Bills
Battle Value: 818

Chassis: S-12n OMNI Endo-Steel
Power Plant: Type 275 275 Fusion Engine
Walking Speed: 54.0 km/h
Maximum Speed: 86.4 km/h
Jump Jets: Unknown
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Forging FF72 Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
    22.0 tons of pod space.
Manufacturer: FSF-94
    Primary Factory: Babylon
Communications System: SF Chatter-Scatter
Targeting and Tracking System: Omni-Adapt 12.1

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Endo-Steel                    91 points                3.00
    Internal Locations: 3 RT, 4 LA
Engine:             Fusion Engine                275                      15.50
    Walking MP: 5
    Running MP: 8
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             10(20)                    0.00
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV - 163                  8.50
    Armor Locations: 3 LT, 4 RA

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     18           27       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  7         
                                           L/R Torso     13           20       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  5         
                                             L/R Arm     9            14       
                                             L/R Leg     13           21       


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STANDARD CONFIGURATIONS

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Loadout Name: Prime                                          Cost: 6,797,008
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 2,062

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             18(36)                    8.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 CT, 3 LT, 2 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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ER Large Laser                               HD        12        1         4.00
ER PPC                                       RT        15        2         6.00
ER Large Laser                               LT        12        1         4.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 13

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 21
5          4       4       4       0      2     0   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: A                                              Cost: 7,489,568
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 2,242

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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    Jumping MP: 5  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 1 CT, 2 LT, 2 RT                                   2.50
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             13(26)                    3.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL
    CASE Locations: RT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA    R: SH+UA+LA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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ER Small Laser                               HD        2         1         0.50
LRM-10                                       RT        4         1         2.50
LRM-10                                       LT        4         1         2.50
ER Large Laser                               RA        12        1         4.00
ER Medium Laser                              RA        5         1         1.00
ER Large Laser                               LA        12        1         4.00
ER Medium Laser                              LA        5         1         1.00
@LRM-10 (12)                                 RT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 16

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 22
5j         3       3       2       0      2     2   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, IF 1


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Loadout Name: B                                              Cost: 7,043,458
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 2,078

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             14(28)                    4.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 CT, 1 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL
    CASE Locations: RT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA    R: SH+UA+LA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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Streak SRM-6                                 RT        4         2         3.00
Streak SRM-6                                 LT        4         2         3.00
ER Large Laser                               RA        12        1         4.00
ER Medium Laser                              RA        5         1         1.00
Machine Gun                                  RA        0         1         0.25
ER Large Laser                               LA        12        1         4.00
ER Medium Laser                              LA        5         1         1.00
Machine Gun                                  LA        0         1         0.25
@Streak SRM-6 (15)                           RT        -         1         1.00
@MG (1/2) (100)                              RT        -         1         0.50
                                            Free Critical Slots: 15

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 21
5          4       4       2       0      2     2   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: C                                              Cost: 7,230,427
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 2,076

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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    Jumping MP: 2  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT                                         1.00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             12(24)                    2.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT
    CASE Locations: LA, RA, RL                                             0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 ER Medium Lasers                           CT        10        2         2.00
LRM-20                                       RA        6         4         5.00
LRM-20                                       LA        6         4         5.00
SRM-4                                        RL        3         1         1.00
SRM-4                                        LL        3         1         1.00
@LRM-20 (12)                                 RA        -         2         2.00
@LRM-20 (12)                                 LA        -         2         2.00
@SRM-4 (25)                                  RL        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 14

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 21
5/1j       5       5       3       0      2     0   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, SRM 1/1/0, LRM 2/2/2, IF 2


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Loadout Name: D                                              Cost: 6,490,883
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 1,901

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: LT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ER Large Laser                               HD        12        1         4.00
Targeting Computer                           RT        -         4         4.00
Gauss Rifle                                  LT        1         6        12.00
@Gauss Rifle (16)                            CT        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 20

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 19
5          3       3       3       0      2     0   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: E                                              Cost: 7,017,883
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 2,025

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             12(24)                    2.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LL, 1 RL
    CASE Locations: LA                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ultra AC/20                                  LT        7         8        12.00
4 ER Medium Lasers                           RA        20        4         4.00
@Ultra AC/20 (20)                            LA        -         4         4.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 13

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 20
5          5       5       0       0      2     1   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: F                                              Cost: 7,128,030
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 1,667

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 2  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 CT                                               1.00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             12(24)                    2.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LL, 1 RL
    CASE Locations: LT, RT, LA, RA                                         0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Narc Launcher                                HD        0         1         2.00
2 SRM-6s                                     RT        8         2         3.00
2 SRM-6s                                     LT        8         2         3.00
LRM-20                                       LA        6         4         5.00
@SRM-6 (Narc) (30)                           RT        -         2         2.00
@SRM-6 (Narc) (15)                           LT        -         1         1.00
@Narc (Homing) (6)                           RA        -         1         1.00
@LRM-20 (Narc) (12)                          LA        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 14

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 17
5/1j       5       5       2       0      2     0   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, SNARC, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, SRM 3/3/0, LRM 1/1/1, IF 1

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CLAN MONGOOSE CONFIGURATIONS (c. 2863)

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Loadout Name: M                                              Cost: 7,281,383
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 1,892

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 4  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 LL, 2 RL                                         2.00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             12(24)                    2.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 CT, 1 LT
    CASE Locations: LT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ER Large Laser                               RT        12        1         4.00
2 ER Medium Lasers                           RT        10        2         2.00
LB 10-X AC                                   LT        2         5        10.00
@LB 10-X (Cluster) (10)                      LT        -         1         1.00
@LB 10-X (Slug) (10)                         LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 15

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 19
5/3j       3       3       2       0      2     0   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, FLK 1/1/1


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Loadout Name: M2                                             Cost: 7,095,383
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 1,961

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             12(24)                    2.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT
    CASE Locations: LT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 ER Medium Lasers                           CT        10        2         2.00
ER Large Laser                               RT        12        1         4.00
2 ER Medium Lasers                           RT        10        2         2.00
Ultra AC/10                                  LT        3         4        10.00
@Ultra AC/10 (20)                            LT        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 18

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 20
5          4       4       2       0      2     2   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: M3                                             Cost: 6,880,805
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 1,529

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: LT, RT, RA                                             0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ER Small Laser                               CT        2         1         0.50
ER Medium Laser                              CT        5         1         1.00
Ultra AC/5                                   RT        1         3         7.00
LB 5-X AC                                    LT        1         4         7.00
LRM-10                                       RA        4         1         2.50
@Ultra AC/5 (40)                             RT        -         2         2.00
@LB 5-X (Cluster) (20)                       LT        -         1         1.00
@LRM-10 (12)                                 RA        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 19

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 15
5          3       3       2       0      2     0   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, IF 1

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Silvestris Reconfigurations (after the debut of Clan Hell's Horses Mechanized Infantry)

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Loadout Name: Prime'                                         Cost: 6,783,155
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 2,062

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             18(36)                    8.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 CT, 3 LT, 2 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ER Large Laser                               HD        12        1         4.00
ER PPC                                       RA        15        2         6.00
ER Large Laser                               LA        12        1         4.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 15

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 21
5          4       4       4       0      2     0   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: A'                                             Cost: 7,489,568
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 2,242

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 5  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 1 CT, 2 LT, 2 RT                                   2.50
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             13(26)                    3.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL
    CASE Locations: RT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA    R: SH+UA+LA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ER Small Laser                               HD        2         1         0.50
LRM-10                                       RT        4         1         2.50
LRM-10                                       LT        4         1         2.50
ER Large Laser                               RA        12        1         4.00
ER Medium Laser                              RA        5         1         1.00
ER Large Laser                               LA        12        1         4.00
ER Medium Laser                              LA        5         1         1.00
@LRM-10 (12)                                 RT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 16

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 22
5j         3       3       2       0      2     2   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, IF 1


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Loadout Name: B'                                             Cost: 7,043,458
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 2,078

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             14(28)                    4.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 CT, 1 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL
    CASE Locations: RT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA    R: SH+UA+LA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Streak SRM-6                                 RT        4         2         3.00
Streak SRM-6                                 LT        4         2         3.00
ER Large Laser                               RA        12        1         4.00
ER Medium Laser                              RA        5         1         1.00
Machine Gun                                  RA        0         1         0.25
ER Large Laser                               LA        12        1         4.00
ER Medium Laser                              LA        5         1         1.00
Machine Gun                                  LA        0         1         0.25
@Streak SRM-6 (15)                           RT        -         1         1.00
@MG (1/2) (100)                              RT        -         1         0.50
                                            Free Critical Slots: 15

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 21
5          4       4       2       0      2     2   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: C'                                             Cost: 7,230,427
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 2,076

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 2  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT                                         1.00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             12(24)                    2.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT
    CASE Locations: LA, RA, RL                                             0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 ER Medium Lasers                           CT        10        2         2.00
LRM-20                                       RA        6         4         5.00
LRM-20                                       LA        6         4         5.00
SRM-4                                        RL        3         1         1.00
SRM-4                                        LL        3         1         1.00
@LRM-20 (12)                                 RA        -         2         2.00
@LRM-20 (12)                                 LA        -         2         2.00
@SRM-4 (25)                                  RL        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 14

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 21
5/1j       5       5       3       0      2     0   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, SRM 1/1/0, LRM 2/2/2, IF 2


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Loadout Name: D'                                             Cost: 6,477,030
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 1,901

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: LA                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ER Large Laser                               HD        12        1         4.00
Targeting Computer                           RT        -         4         4.00
Gauss Rifle                                  LA        1         6        12.00
@Gauss Rifle (16)                            CT        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 22

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 19
5          3       3       3       0      2     0   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: E'                                             Cost: 7,004,030
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 2,025

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             12(24)                    2.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LL, 1 RL
    CASE Locations: LT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ultra AC/20                                  LT/LA     7         2/6      12.00
4 ER Medium Lasers                           RA        20        4         4.00
@Ultra AC/20 (20)                            LT        -         4         4.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 15

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 20
5          5       5       0       0      2     1   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: F'                                             Cost: 7,128,030
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 1,667

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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    Jumping MP: 2  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 CT                                               1.00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             12(24)                    2.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LL, 1 RL
    CASE Locations: LT, RT, LA, RA                                         0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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Narc Launcher                                HD        0         1         2.00
2 SRM-6s                                     RT        8         2         3.00
2 SRM-6s                                     LT        8         2         3.00
LRM-20                                       LA        6         4         5.00
@SRM-6 (Narc) (30)                           RT        -         2         2.00
@SRM-6 (Narc) (15)                           LT        -         1         1.00
@Narc (Homing) (6)                           RA        -         1         1.00
@LRM-20 (Narc) (12)                          LA        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 14

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 17
5/1j       5       5       2       0      2     0   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, SNARC, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, SRM 3/3/0, LRM 1/1/1, IF 1


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Loadout Name: M'                                             Cost: 7,364,405
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 1,892

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 4  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 LL, 2 RL                                         2.00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             12(24)                    2.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 CT, 1 LT
    CASE Locations: LT, LA                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ER Large Laser                               RA        12        1         4.00
2 ER Medium Lasers                           RA        10        2         2.00
LB 10-X AC                                   LA        2         5        10.00
@LB 10-X (Slug) (10)                         LT        -         1         1.00
@LB 10-X (Cluster) (10)                      LA        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 17

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 19
5/3j       3       3       2       0      2     0   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, FLK 1/1/1


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Loadout Name: M2'                                            Cost: 7,073,005
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 1,961

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             12(24)                    2.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 RA, 1 LL
    CASE Locations: LA                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA+LA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 ER Medium Lasers                           CT        10        2         2.00
ER Large Laser                               RA        12        1         4.00
2 ER Medium Lasers                           RA        10        2         2.00
Ultra AC/10                                  LA        3         4        10.00
@Ultra AC/10 (20)                            LA        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 21

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 20
5          4       4       2       0      2     2   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: M3'                                            Cost: 6,853,099
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 1,510

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: LA, RA, RL                                             0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ER Small Laser                               HD        2         1         0.50
Ultra AC/5                                   RA        1         3         7.00
LRM-10                                       RA        4         1         2.50
LB 5-X AC                                    LA        1         4         7.00
ER Medium Laser                              LA        5         1         1.00
@Ultra AC/5 (20)                             RA        -         1         1.00
@LRM-10 (12)                                 RA        -         1         1.00
@LB 5-X (Cluster) (20)                       LA        -         1         1.00
@Ultra AC/5 (20)                             RL        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 23

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 15
5          3       3       2       0      2     0   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, IF 1

"WHO PUT 6 ARMOR ON THE RIFLEMAN'S HEAD?!?" - Peter S., while marking damage from a PPC, 1994.
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"WHO PUT 6 ARMOR ON THE RIFLEMAN'S HEAD?!?" - Peter S., while marking damage from a PPC, 1994.
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Kitsune

Mass: 35 tons
Chassis: OMNI-SF B1.6 Endo Steel
Power Plant: FSF-RELYON 175 Fusion Engine
Cruising Speed: 54 km/h
Maximum Speed: 86 km/h
Fixed Jump Jets: 0
Armor: Forging FF27
Armament:
14.5 tons of Pod Space
Manufacturer: FSF-34, aka Mammoth Line-Zeta
Primary Factory: Babylon
Communications System: FSF Omni Chatter
Targeting and Tracking System: P&P Target Lock

The Kitsune was the second First Generation OmniMech fielded by Clan Sea Fox. Named “Fox” in Japanese, the Kitsune walked off the assembly line in 2859 and stood as a totem for Clan Sea Fox for a few decades. Before 2875 trade and sales for the Kitsune were stifled somewhat by the Clan Sea Fox’s Warriors unwilling to trade their totem, and so most of the Kitsune’s appearing outside Clan Sea Fox before this time were taken as isorla.

Despite the name and tradition, the Kitsune did not even slightly resemble a Sea Fox, nor was it terribly aesthetically pleasing. The Kitsune stood only 7.6 meters from the ground, with chicken legs proximal to small, articulated arms, resembling a short theropod (except the shoulders sat in the mid-back next to the hips). The low profile was potentially awkward for sight-lines in combat, so the cockpit was elevated. If the ‘Mech could stand straight up, the head would protrude from the back near the top of the torso. The ‘Mech had more Pod Space in the left torso due to a fixed right-torso Double Heat Sink, so designers built a large cowling on the left side, dorsal to the engine. The cowl gave the ‘Mech a strange asymmetry or hunched back in all its configurations. The designers learned thereafter cowling has little functional impact and other Omni housings are possible (and even preferable); the cowling provided no benefit (or liability) to the durability of components installed in the left torso. Modern OmniMech design only rarely utilizes this type of cowling. The Kitsune’s OmniMech gyro easily managed the common asymmetry of its configurations: just 2% of all Kitsunes fielded became inoperable due to gyro shearing, and most of these casualties had served for at least 20 years.

Capabilities

The Kitsune was a rugged, Light-class trooper OmniMech, and was most often utilized as such. Though OmniMech construction made the Kitsune more expensive than other Clan Light BattleMechs, like the Horned Owl, Clan Sea Fox determined they could lean on their production to exploit the OmniMechs’ inherent ease-of-repair. Kitsune were preferred dueling and Trial OmniMechs, and DropShips baring spare parts were never distant from Kitsune in whatever role they played. Mechwarriors customarily used default configurations, understanding each was tailored to a particular mission parameter.

Like the later Kit Fox, the Kitsune traded Light-class speed for Podspace and armor. The Kitsune could only manage running around 86 kph, but had 1.5 more tons of armor, and more internal structure, than the Kit Fox. The Kitsune also offered available MASC for MechWarriors for quick redeployment.

Rather than field the Kitsune as a Jack-of-all-trades, the stock configurations specialized in particular fighting styles. The Primary Configuration was a bit of a light brawler, sporting an OmniPod-mounted “Buster” Ultra Autocannon/10, but armed itself with an Active Probe and Machine Guns in case close combat revealed the presence of infantry. Configuration A traded ballistics for missiles, with LRMs, six tubes of SRMs, and an ER Medium Laser. Configuration B was a potent sniper, with paired over-under ER PPCs and an ER Small Laser; since the Kitsune B lacked jump jets, Mechwarriors had to keep a close eye on the ebb of combat to prevent from overheating and being overrun. The main Striker option, Configuration C mounts Jump Jets and paired ER Large Lasers and ER Medium Lasers. Configuration D was a long-range harasser, mounting AC/2 Ultra autocannons and machine guns for point defense against infantry. With C, Configuration E was the primary dueling ‘Mech, combining Jump Jets, 8 ER Medium Lasers, and an ER Small Laser. Duels were decided if the left torso of the Kitsune E was disabled, since all but the ER Small Laser was mounted within the cowl.

Deployment

The Kitsune started to age with the advent of mechanized Battle Armor tactics, since many of the configurations relied heavily on torso Podspace and, in particular the Left Torso cowl. Despite this, the Kitsune only lost market share when its replacement, the Kit Fox, was released by Clan Cloud Cobra in 2890. But Clan Sea Fox maintained production, profiting from their presence in the light OmniMech market.

Unbeknownst the the Sea Foxes, their own Kitsune production had inadvertently prevented a price war in its weight-class (otherwise, they would have increased the price). When Clan Cloud Cobra took Possession by Trial of the Kitsune Mammoth line-zeta on Babylon in 2922 and stopped production, most Clans were shocked, including Clan Smoke Jaguar. The remaining light OmniMech market was now monopolized by Clan Cloud Cobra (Clans Coyote, Ghost Bear, and Ice Hellion were reticent to sell), causing prices for light OmniMechs to skyrocket. Panicking due to the rising costs, Clans like the Fire Mandrills and Hell’s Horses, who were originally content to purchase or barter for their light OmniMech replacements, suddenly issued Trials of Possession for any new and used light OmniMechs wherever they could find them.

Before the market run, the Merchant-decimated Clan Smoke Jaguar had long procured its light OmniMechs by Trials of Possession. After the market collapse, the Jaguars no longer could easily find inventory to take by Trial. In response, Clan Smoke Jaguar demanded its Scientist Caste provide its Warriors with a domestic and controllable alternative for light ‘Mech combat. Four years later the light OmniMech they introduced, the Mist Lynx, not only ended the supply shortage, but became the premier light OmniMech favored by almost all the Clans:

Kitsune (2859)

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Kitsune

Mass: 35 tons
Tech Base: Clan
Chassis Config: Biped Omnimech
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X
Production Year: 2859
Cost: 3,089,531 C-Bills
Battle Value: 571

Chassis: OMNI-SF B1.6 Endo-Steel
Power Plant: FSF-RELYON 175 Fusion Engine
Walking Speed: 54.0 km/h
Maximum Speed: 86.4 km/h (108.0 km/h)
Jump Jets: Unknown
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Forging FF27 Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
    14.5 tons of pod space.
Manufacturer: FSF-34, aka Mammoth Line-Zeta
    Primary Factory: Babylon
Communications System: FSF Omni Chatter
Targeting and Tracking System: P&P Target Lock

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Endo-Steel                    58 points                2.00
    Internal Locations: 1 RT, 6 RA
Engine:             Fusion Engine                175                       7.00
    Walking MP: 5
    Running MP: 8 (10)
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             10(20)                    0.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL
Gyro:               Standard                                               2.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV - 105                  5.50
    Armor Locations: 1 LT, 6 LA

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     11           14       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  6         
                                           L/R Torso     8            12       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  4         
                                             L/R Arm     6            9         
                                             L/R Leg     8            13       

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Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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MASC                                         HD        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 30

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 6
6          0       0       0       0      1     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: OMNI, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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CONFIGURATIONS

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Loadout Name: Prime                                          Cost: 4,083,637
Tech Rating/Era Availability: X/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,033

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: LT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MASC                                         HD        -         1         1.00
Active Probe                                 CT        0         1         1.00
Ultra AC/10                                  LT        3         4        10.00
2 Machine Guns                               LA        0         2         0.50
@MG (200)                                    LT        -         1         1.00
@Ultra AC/10 (20)                            LT        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 16

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 10
6          2       2       2       0      1     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, PRB, RCN, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


================================================================================
Loadout Name: A                                              Cost: 4,134,262
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,503

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: LT, RT                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MASC                                         HD        -         1         1.00
ER Medium Laser                              CT        5         1         1.00
SRM-6                                        RT        4         1         1.50
2 LRM-15s                                    LT        10        4         7.00
@SRM-6 (15)                                  RT        -         1         1.00
@SRM-6 (Inferno) (15)                        RT        -         1         1.00
@LRM-15 (24)                                 LT        -         3         3.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 15

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 15
6          4       4       2       0      1     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, LRM 2/2/2, IF 2


================================================================================
Loadout Name: B                                              Cost: 4,156,622
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,939

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             12(24)                    2.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 2 LT, 1 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MASC                                         HD        -         1         1.00
ER Small Laser                               CT        2         1         0.50
2 ER PPCs                                    LT        30        4        12.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 17

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 19
6          3       3       3       0      1     1   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: C                                              Cost: 4,365,450
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,914

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 5  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 1 CT, 2 LT, 2 RT                                   2.50
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             12(24)                    2.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 2 LT, 1 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MASC                                         HD        -         1         1.00
ER Medium Laser                              CT        5         1         1.00
2 ER Large Lasers                            LT        24        2         8.00
ER Medium Laser                              LT        5         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 13

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 19
6/5j       3       3       2       0      1     1   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


================================================================================
Loadout Name: D                                              Cost: 3,763,012
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 869

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: LT, RT                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MASC                                         HD        -         1         1.00
2 Machine Guns                               CT        0         2         0.50
2 Machine Guns                               RT        0         2         0.50
2 Ultra AC/2s                                LT        2         4        10.00
2 Machine Guns                               LT        0         2         0.50
2 Machine Guns                               RA        0         2         0.50
2 Machine Guns                               LA        0         2         0.50
@MG (200)                                    RT        -         1         1.00
@Ultra AC/2 (45)                             LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 10

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 9
6          3       1       1       0      1     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


================================================================================
Loadout Name: E                                              Cost: 4,293,141
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 2,038

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 4  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 LT, 2 RT                                         2.00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             15(30)                    5.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 CT, 1 RT, 2 LA, 2 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MASC                                         HD        -         1         1.00
ER Small Laser                               RT        2         1         0.50
7 ER Medium Lasers                           LT        35        7         7.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 8

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 20
6/3j       5       5       0       0      1     1   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


By late 2870, the Sea Foxes had traded for infantry hardpoints (from Clan Hell's Horses Nova) and reworked the standard configurations of the Kitsune, so far as they could on the already restrictive chassis:

RECONFIGURATIONS (after the debut of the Nova, 2870)

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Loadout Name: Prime'                                         Cost: 4,123,716
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,166

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: LT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MASC                                         HD        -         1         1.00
Active Probe                                 CT        0         1         1.00
ER Small Laser                               CT        2         1         0.50
Ultra AC/10                                  LT        3         4        10.00
ER Small Laser                               RA        2         1         0.50
ER Small Laser                               LA        2         1         0.50
@Ultra AC/10 (20)                            LT        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 16

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 12
6          3       3       2       0      1     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


================================================================================
Loadout Name: A'                                             Cost: 4,049,887
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,503

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: LT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MASC                                         HD        -         1         1.00
ER Medium Laser                              CT        5         1         1.00
SRM-6                                        LT        4         1         1.50
LRM-15                                       RA        5         2         3.50
LRM-15                                       LA        5         2         3.50
@LRM-15 (24)                                 LT        -         3         3.00
@SRM-6 (15)                                  LT        -         1         1.00
@SRM-6 (Inferno) (15)                        LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 15

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 15
6          4       4       2       0      1     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, LRM 2/2/2, IF 2


================================================================================
Loadout Name: B'                                             Cost: 4,141,266
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,939

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             12(24)                    2.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 2 LT, 1 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MASC                                         HD        -         1         1.00
ER Small Laser                               CT        2         1         0.50
ER PPC                                       RA        15        2         6.00
ER PPC                                       LA        15        2         6.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 21

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 19
6          3       3       3       0      1     1   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: C'                                             Cost: 4,365,450
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,914

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 5  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 1 CT, 2 LT, 2 RT                                   2.50
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             12(24)                    2.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 2 LT, 1 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MASC                                         HD        -         1         1.00
ER Medium Laser                              CT        5         1         1.00
ER Large Laser                               RA        12        1         4.00
ER Large Laser                               LA        12        1         4.00
ER Medium Laser                              LA        5         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 13

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 19
6/5j       3       3       2       0      1     1   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: D'                                             Cost: 3,711,797
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,140

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: LT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MASC                                         HD        -         1         1.00
7 ER Small Lasers                            LT        14        7         3.50
Ultra AC/2                                   RA        1         2         5.00
Ultra AC/2                                   LA        1         2         5.00
@Ultra AC/2 (45)                             LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 18

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 11
6          4       5       1       0      1     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


================================================================================
Loadout Name: E'                                             Cost: 4,308,497
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 2,038

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 4  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 LT, 2 RT                                         2.00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             15(30)                    5.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 CT, 2 LT, 3 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MASC                                         HD        -         1         1.00
3 ER Medium Lasers                           LT        15        3         3.00
ER Small Laser                               LT        2         1         0.50
2 ER Medium Lasers                           RA        10        2         2.00
2 ER Medium Lasers                           LA        10        2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 4

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 20
6/3j       5       5       0       0      1     1   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA

« Last Edit: 08 August 2022, 19:30:29 by S.gage »
"WHO PUT 6 ARMOR ON THE RIFLEMAN'S HEAD?!?" - Peter S., while marking damage from a PPC, 1994.
"Ich bin Jadefalke!!!! Ich bin MechKrieger!!!!" - German students on their field trip to Leipzig, 1998.
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Clan Mongoose

Our second faction is Clan Mongoose. Clan Mongoose acquired OmniMech technology from Clan Sea Fox (ED:GC, p. 7). Their large scale assault on Star Adder in 2863 (in concert with Clan Coyote, ED:GC, p. 7) featured unknown OmniMechs, which to me meant not Clan Coyote or Sea Fox designs (these designs would have been coveted for years, they should be well known). Additionally, if these OmniMechs were isorla taken from the Coyotes or Sea Foxes, how did they get so many unnoticed, and how could they could suddenly appear and attack the Star Adders “en masse” so quickly (FM:CC, p. 112)? If they were novel Mongoose production, how did Clan Mongoose suddenly acquire OmniMechs, then produce significant numbers to assault Clan Star Adder in this manner?

This led to an in-universe conspiracy theory in my head. After having acquired OmniMech technology, Clan Mongoose (with technical assistance, yes, active technical assistance) from Clan Coyote or Sea Fox constructed a pair of new OmniMechs.

The two OmniMechs produced by the Mongooses were quick designs, capable of strike and fade, and featuring ultra autocannons (because Clan Mongoose made the initial Clan-spec Ultra Autocannons and targeting computers (ED:GC, p. 12)). They are also so poorly, haphazardly designed, with fixed equipment and standard construction materials, their capabilities are more akin to Star League BattleMech, with added Omni flexibility. Their Omni flexibility is their core advantage, certainly sufficient to initially confuse and make significant gains into Clan Star Adder territory.

Because of their Absorption and disgrace, these novel Clan Mongoose designs are all-but-extinct today.
« Last Edit: 20 June 2020, 22:45:10 by S.gage »
"WHO PUT 6 ARMOR ON THE RIFLEMAN'S HEAD?!?" - Peter S., while marking damage from a PPC, 1994.
"Ich bin Jadefalke!!!! Ich bin MechKrieger!!!!" - German students on their field trip to Leipzig, 1998.
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Sapera

Mass: 45 tons
Chassis: CM-G
Power Plant: Fusion 270 Fusion Engine
Cruising Speed: 65 km/h
Maximum Speed: 92 km/h
Fixed Jump Jets: 6 CerLift 2.2
Armor: CerPlate Model 3B
Armament:
16 tons of Pod Space
Manufacturer: Tokasha MechWorks
Primary Factory: Tokasha
Communications System: Block 7 Lynk-Fix
Targeting and Tracking System: TRTTS-M Mk. 11.1

The Sapera OmniMech was the first Omni design manufactured by the impulsive Clan Mongoose. It was notable as well for being the first OmniMech manufactured outside of the Coyote/Sea Fox collaboration. Among other Clans, the Sapera was known by a much more mundane name, Snake Charmer.

The Sapera was the star of Clan Mongoose’s Star Adder offensive, a medium-weight brawler and striker. In the short, striking, Clan-style conflicts favored by the Mongooses (and dominating Adder/Mongoose hostilities in 2863), the Sapera shined. However, payload flexibility could not mask the shortcomings of the Sapera, and the Sapera’s ammunition dependence made longer operations problematic. Clan Star Adder capitalized on the Sapera’s weaknesses and captured Omni Technology during one of the many lulls in the fighting.

Clan Mongoose began production of the Sapera intent on a rapid offensive against their Star Adder rivals weeks after Clan Jade Falcon had finally won the rights to OmniMech technology. Though never formally censured or accused, Clan Mongoose’s speed of transition between acquiring Omni Technology from Clan Sea Fox (ED:GC, p. 7) to full-scale production led many to wonder quietly if there were any backroom deals involving either Clan Coyote or Sea Fox.

It seems highly probable either the Coyotes or Sea Foxes may have aided the Mongooses with the Sapera and Fanged Badger after they had acquired the technology, as the Coyotes did with Clan Wolf’s Woodsman and the Wolfs in turn with Clan Goliath Scorpion’s Sun Spider. When not harassing their own rivals, Clan Mongooses’ annoying raids and political ploys were primarily directed against the Sea Fox’s and canid Clans’ enemies. If the conspiracy theorists are right, Clan Mongoose’s long history of adventurism and political maneuvering, though ultimately fraught, was the perfect cover for a backroom alliance with Clan Coyote, Clan Sea Fox, or one of their allies. The theory speculates that the Mongooses received technical know-how to construct OmniMechs as reward for decades of service. Unfortunately for the Mongooses, their Grand Council misstep and immediate call for Absorption by Clan Smoke Jaguar tied their allies’ hands. The last role for Clan Mongoose may not have been harasser or precipitator, but sacrificial patsy for their allies.

Capabilities

The Sapera featured large, boxy side torsos and long, conventionally jointed legs, and a head sitting atop the torso. For a medium OmniMech, it had a relatively tall profile, but this rarely hampered performance in conventional Trials. Were it not for the torso’s awkward profile, thick torso, or the advanced gyro, observers could easily have mistaken the Sapera for an armless Phoenix Hawk or a tall Sentinel resurrected from from a Brian Cache. The Sapera was constructed primarily from standard components, only using advanced heat sinks and fusion engine. Though this may seem like another rash Mongoose decision, standard structural components made the Sapera remarkably affordable, and cut production time immensely. Alternatively, if Clan Mongoose had received assistance designing the Sapera, its paucity of Clan-tech components might tell us about the depth of their interClan relationships. The quick design-to-production time allowed the Mongooses to press their advantages against Clan Star Adder in the 2863.

The Sapera’s finest attribute was its maneuverability. The ‘Mech had a fixed 180-meter jump. That precision on the battlefield, and its intended snake-adversaries, led designers to name it for the snake-taming dance of South Asian performers on Old Terra. Since the Mongoose Warrior Caste favored home-grown ballistic weaponry, every stock configuration of the Sapera featured Ultra autocannons. But without the advanced Clan-tech components of its adversaries, the Sapera was unable to stand toe-to-toe in every duel. The inability to sustain any sort of advantage, especially against elite pilots, slowed the Mongoose advance and gave the Star Adders opportunities to mount a determined defense.

Deployment

After the Mongoose Absorption by Clan Smoke Jaguar, the Sapera saw only a limited use. Clan Smoke Jaguar gave away Tokasha and its OmniMech lines after the Absorption (ED:GC, p.9), and never resumed production. The Sapera failed to thrive with Clans too poor or too weak, since they could not sustain part production or maintain the machines in the field. Richer Clans manufactured or acquired other OmniMechs, with more Pod Space and better adapted to multiple combat roles, thanks to upgraded Clan-tech structure and armor. Clan Smoke Jaguar ended up with most of the Sapera salvage and isorla after Absorbing Clan Mongoose, but rather than field this inferior design, they discarded them like the Mongoose legacies they Absorbed. The Dark Caste used what they could, but again, maintenance relegated most of these Saperas to salvage. Only Clans Star Adder (who salvaged many 2863-2868) and Burrock (who traded stopped selling the Mongooses Fusion 270 engines used in the Sapera, and instead won OmniMech Technology from them in 2866) fielded Saperas until their own Omni Technology had sufficient time to mature.

The Sapera had been extinct for several decades when the concepts and chassis were revisited and upgraded by Clan Ice Hellion as their Wolf Hunter. Clan Wolf recognized the connection upon winning Possession of their production, renaming the Wolf HunterIce Ferret”, an insult meant to evoke comparisons between modern Ice Hellion capabilities and the failed Mongoose heritage:

Sapera (2863)

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Sapera

Mass: 45 tons
Tech Base: Clan
Chassis Config: Biped Omnimech
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X
Production Year: 2863
Cost: 9,230,156 C-Bills
Battle Value: 640

Chassis: CM-G Standard
Power Plant: Fusion 270 Fusion XL Engine
Walking Speed: 64.8 km/h
Maximum Speed: 97.2 km/h
Jump Jets: CerLift 2.2
    Jump Capacity: 180 meters
Armor: CerPlate Model 3B Standard Armor
Armament:
    16.0 tons of pod space.
Manufacturer: Tokasha MechWorks
    Primary Factory: Tokasha
Communications System: Block 7 Lynk-Fix
Targeting and Tracking System: TRTTS-M Mk. 11.1

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                      75 points                4.50
Engine:             XL Fusion Engine             270                       7.50
    Walking MP: 6
    Running MP: 9
    Jumping MP: 6 Standard
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 CT, 2 LT, 2 RT                                   3.00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             10(20)                    0.00
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 128                  8.00

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     14           17       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  6         
                                           L/R Torso     11           16       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  5         
                                             L/R Arm     7            11       
                                             L/R Leg     11           16       



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CONFIGURATIONS

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Loadout Name: Prime                                          Cost: 10,287,025
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,627

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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    Jumping MP: 6  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 CT, 2 LT, 2 RT                                   0.00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             11(22)                    1.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 RL
    CASE Locations: RT, RA                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ER Small Laser                               HD        2         1         0.50
LRM-10                                       RT        4         1         2.50
ER Medium Laser                              RT        5         1         1.00
Ultra AC/5                                   RA        1         3         7.00
ER Medium Laser                              LA        5         1         1.00
@LRM-10 (12)                                 RT        -         1         1.00
@Ultra AC/5 (40)                             RA        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 27

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 16
6j         4       4       2       0      2     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, IF 1


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Loadout Name: B                                              Cost: 10,238,541
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,582

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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    Jumping MP: 6  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 CT, 2 LT, 2 RT                                   0.00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             13(26)                    3.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL
    CASE Locations: LT, RA                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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ER Large Laser                               HD        12        1         4.00
ER Medium Laser                              RT        5         1         1.00
ER Small Laser                               RT        2         1         0.50
Machine Gun                                  RT        0         1         0.25
ER Small Laser                               LT        2         1         0.50
Machine Gun                                  LT        0         1         0.25
Ultra AC/2                                   RA        1         2         5.00
@MG (1/2) (100)                              LT        -         1         0.50
@Ultra AC/2 (45)                             RA        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 23

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 16
6j         4       3       2       0      2     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: B                                              Cost: 10,211,988
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,555

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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    Jumping MP: 6  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 CT, 2 LT, 2 RT                                   0.00
    CASE Locations: RT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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Medium Pulse Laser                           HD        4         1         2.00
Ultra AC/5                                   RT        1         3         7.00
SRM-6                                        RT        4         1         1.50
SRM-6                                        LT        4         1         1.50
Medium Pulse Laser                           LT        4         1         2.00
@Ultra AC/5 (20)                             RT        -         1         1.00
@SRM-6 (15)                                  RT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 28

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 16
6j         4       4       1       0      2     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, SRM 1/1/0


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Loadout Name: C                                              Cost: 10,480,781
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,850

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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    Jumping MP: 6  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 CT, 2 LT, 2 RT                                   0.00
    CASE Locations: RT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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Ultra AC/10                                  RT        3         4        10.00
2 ER Medium Lasers                           LT        10        2         2.00
ER Medium Laser                              RA        5         1         1.00
ER Medium Laser                              LA        5         1         1.00
@Ultra AC/10 (20)                            RT        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 31

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 19
6j         4       4       2       0      2     1   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: D                                              Cost: 10,355,447
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,763

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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    Jumping MP: 6  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 CT, 2 LT, 2 RT                                   0.00
    CASE Locations: LT, LA                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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Ultra AC/5                                   LT        1         3         7.00
ER PPC                                       RA        15        2         6.00
Streak SRM-2                                 LA        2         1         1.00
@Ultra AC/5 (20)                             LT        -         1         1.00
@Streak SRM-2 (50)                           LA        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 31

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 18
6j         3       3       3       0      2     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA

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Fanged Badger

Mass: 25 tons
Chassis: CM-F
Power Plant: MONFUS 175 Fusion Engine
Cruising Speed: 75 km/h
Maximum Speed: 118 km/h
Fixed Jump Jets: 6 CerLift 2.3
Armor: CerPlate FF-6
Armament:
5 tons of Pod Space
Manufacturer: Tokasha MechWorks
Primary Factory: Tokasha
Communications System: Block 9 Lynk-Fix
Targeting and Tracking System: TRTTS-M Mk. 11.2

The Fanged Badger was the second, and last OmniMech developed by Clan Mongoose, but made its debut too late in the Star Adder/Mongoose hostilities of 2863-2864 to significantly change the outcome. As Clan Mongoose became more proficient with Omni Technology, especially with its prominence, or overuse, during the war, the limitations of the Sapera became more obvious. Clan Mongoose sought to make a mobile, versatile Omni capable of scouting, fast cavalry maneuvers, and hunting conventional armor fielded occasionally by the Adders. The result should have been the standard Light OmniMech for many (non-canid) Clan Toumans. Only the Mongoose Absorption would relegate the Fanged Badger to dishonor and obscurity.

Capabilities

Named after the clever, but small, Strana Mechty Ratel, this Omni could be used for a variety of tasks, and some of the configurations make use of cutting edge electronics. The Fanged Badger was fast, managing speeds over 110 km/h, and a jump of at least 90 meters. It was also well armored for its size, with 4 tons of Ferro-Fibrous Armor covering the 25-ton ‘Mech. Unfortunately, that was where the superlatives ended; the Fanged Badger lacked the Pod Space of more modern Light OmniMechs, since it did not use advanced Endo Steel or Extra Light Engines. Rather than running the Fanged Badger out to be massacred like Jackrabbits, the engineers devised standard loadouts focused on the mission profiles, which may have ben irksome to the MechWarrior assigned to a Badger, but improved survivability and chances of success.

The Primary Configuration was a dueling ‘Mech. Though more expensive to use for Trials of Bloodright or Position, the Primary Badger could be easily repaired, had a 150-meter jump radius, and a pair of Targeting Computer-aided ER Medium Lasers. The A was offered as an alternative, sacrificing 60-meters of jump range for more lasers. The B was meant solely for anti-personnel work on the frontline, while the C was designed as a personnel head-hunter away from the front lines. Both were surprisingly prescient, though ultimately useless, for the near advent of Battle Armor warfare. D was a sniper; the frames for the LA were acquired inexpensively, and utilized for the left arm of the Kit Fox by Clan Cloud Cobra. E was a hunter-killer, especially when equipping Inferno Munitions against armor. Surprisingly, newly developed TAG was not mounted on any of the standard configurations.

Deployment

The Fanged Badger was not produced in the numbers of the Sapera, and upon Absorption of Clan Mongoose, production at Tokasha MechWorks was abruptly halted. What remained was a small cache of the Omnis, quietly shuttled to the Scientist Caste, for examination. The Fanged Badger samples were shunned by Smoke Jaguar scientists for fear of the Mongoose taint, but were not unnoticed by Clan Cloud Cobra. In the midst of the Trial the Cobra conducted for genetic legacies, they also bid for, and won, technical schematics and a pair of Fanged Badgers. The Cobras would later alter the design significantly in the production of their Spitting Cobra spotters.

After half a century in storage, a Jaguar scientist team recognized old Fanged Badgers were compatible with the Sling BattleMech, a favorite of the Smoke Jaguars during their early years. The Jaguar scientists used the Fanged Badger to shorten design-time for the superlative Mist Lynx light OmniMech:

Fanged Badger (2864)

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Fanged Badger

Mass: 25 tons
Tech Base: Clan
Chassis Config: Biped Omnimech
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X
Production Year: 2864
Cost: 2,279,948 C-Bills
Battle Value: 424

Chassis: CM-F Standard
Power Plant: MONFUS 175 175 Fusion Engine
Walking Speed: 75.6 km/h
Maximum Speed: 118.8 km/h
Jump Jets: CerLift 2.3
    Jump Capacity: 90 meters
Armor: CerPlate FF-6 Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
    5.0 tons of pod space.
Manufacturer: Tokasha MechWorks
    Primary Factory: Tokasha
Communications System: Block 9 Lynk-Fix
Targeting and Tracking System: TRTTS-Q Mk. 11.2

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Internal Structure: Standard                      43 points                2.50
Engine:             Fusion Engine                175                       7.00
    Walking MP: 7
    Running MP: 11
    Jumping MP: 3 Standard
    Jump Jet Locations: 1 CT, 1 LT, 1 RT                                   1.50
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             10(20)                    0.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LT, 1 LL, 1 RL
Gyro:               Standard                                               2.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV -  76                  4.00
    Armor Locations: 1 CT, 3 LT, 3 RT

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     8            10       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  3         
                                           L/R Torso     6            9         
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  3         
                                             L/R Arm     4            6         
                                             L/R Leg     6            9         



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CONFIGURATIONS

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Loadout Name: Prime                                          Cost: 2,868,229
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 1,052

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 7  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 1 CT, 3 LT, 3 RT                                   2.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Targeting Computer                           HD        -         1         1.00
ER Medium Laser                              RA        5         1         1.00
ER Medium Laser                              LA        5         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 24

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 11
7j         2       2       0       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: A                                              Cost: 2,805,729
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 1,515

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 3  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 1 CT, 1 LT, 1 RT                                   0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Targeting Computer                           HD        -         1         1.00
2 ER Medium Lasers                           RA        10        2         2.00
2 ER Medium Lasers                           LA        10        2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 26

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 15
7/2j       4       4       0       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: B                                              Cost: 2,472,917
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 588

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 3  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 1 CT, 1 LT, 1 RT                                   0.00
    CASE Locations: RA                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Pulse Laser                            RT        2         1         1.00
Small Pulse Laser                            LT        2         1         1.00
Flamer                                       RA        3         1         0.50
2 Machine Guns                               RA        0         2         0.50
2 Machine Guns                               LA        0         2         0.50
Flamer                                       LA        3         1         0.50
@MG (200)                                    RA        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 22

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 6
7/2j       2       1       0       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: C                                              Cost: 2,807,682
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 826

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 5  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 1 CT, 2 LT, 2 RT                                   1.00
    CASE Locations: LT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Anti-Missile System                          HD        1         1         0.50
ER Small Laser                               RT        2         1         0.50
ER Medium Laser                              RT        5         1         1.00
2 Machine Guns                               LT        0         2         0.50
@Anti-Missile System (24)                    LT        -         1         1.00
@MG (1/2) (100)                              LT        -         1         0.50
                                            Free Critical Slots: 22

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 8
7/3j       2       2       0       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, AMS, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: D                                              Cost: 2,724,479
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 1,143

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 3  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 1 CT, 1 LT, 1 RT                                   0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ER Large Laser                               RA        12        1         4.00
ER Medium Laser                              RA        5         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 30

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 11
7/2j       2       2       1       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: E                                              Cost: 2,653,385
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 802

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 3  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 1 CT, 1 LT, 1 RT                                   0.00
    CASE Locations: RT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 SRM-6s                                     RT        8         2         3.00
ER Small Laser                               RA        2         1         0.50
ER Small Laser                               LA        2         1         0.50
@SRM-6 (15)                                  RT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 26

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 8
7/2j       3       3       0       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, SRM 1/1/0

« Last Edit: 13 September 2020, 20:10:54 by S.gage »
"WHO PUT 6 ARMOR ON THE RIFLEMAN'S HEAD?!?" - Peter S., while marking damage from a PPC, 1994.
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Clan Ice Hellion

Another early adopter of OmniMech technology was Clan Ice Hellion (FM:CC, p. 76). I initially saw the Ice Hellions using OmniMech technology to achieve much greater battlefield flexibility. Considering most Clans practice a different form of zellbrigen (FM:CC, p. 80), it seems pretty clear acquiring OmniMech technology would allow Ice Hellion Warriors to customize any loadout, maybe featuring Narc Missile Beacons, TAG, etc., or conversely loadout that favor stricter zellbrigen (some Hellions may favor single combat). Relying on their propensity for rash decisions (H:OK, p. 127) and their technical expertise with structural materials, I came up with a reason to design 2 CIH OmniMechs:

1. that are able to (and perhaps are better at) fight in groups, or first strike (FM:CC, p. 80)
2. that MUST be fast, speed as armor, etc. (FM:CC, p. 80)
3. that utilize advanced Endo-Steel and Ferro-Fibrous.
4. that, like most early OmniMechs, will not mount XL-Engines with Endo Steel. (ED:GC, p. 6)
5. that cut corners. (H:OK, p. 127)

Then inspiration hit - two OmniMechs debuting simultaneously, light and medium, rushed into production, using the same standard fusion engine. Why would Clan Ice Hellion produce a lot of standard fusion engines when an extra-light allows you to travel much faster, strike above your weight, and speed becomes that much more important replacing armor? Resource scarcity.

The solution? Clan Ice Hellion retrofited an engine from something they would never field. The Brian Caches of Clan Ice Hellion and others are filled with old Star League BattleMech parts and salvage, some are too slow, others inoperably damaged. Needing a new stream of standard fusion engines, why not instead cut corners and scavenge Nissan 200s from destroyed Mongooses or unused Hunchbacks. Then the Clan could field these OmniMechs quickly (at least until their stockpiles of Nissan 200s ran out), and spend precious resources building production capacity to over-invest in new 200-rated engines later. The larger Omni would have to use MASC, which makes sense, since CIH pioneered Clan-spec MASC (IO, p. 45). Good. Their initial Omnis work ok with their dezgra style of combat.

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But then years later I started to consider how Clan Ice Hellion had been an early pioneer of Clan-spec Endo-Steel internal structure and had worked extensively on Ferro-Fibrous armor (refs, IO, p. 48, FM:CC, p. 76). The idea crept into my head that maybe it was the Ice Hellions that streamlined the process of designing and producing Endo-Steel specially to allow it to be utilized on OmniMech chassis with extra-light fusion engines in a manner that would allow this combination to proliferate in the forms of later OmniMechs, including the Fire Moth and Stormcrow. This led me to design a third early Ice Hellion OmniMech.

This third OmniMech is different from the others. Maybe not every Ice Hellion wants to fight in a pack. I wrote one last Omni for the Hellions, a precursor to 50-ton OmniMechs, that was faster and carried a better payload than its contemporaries. More in common with the Wolf Hunter, the Hunter is a respectable, though slightly undergunned, OmniMech capable of filling in the later gaps in Ice Hellion frontline forces.

One more note - with Clan Ice Hellions’ deficiencies producing Elemental Infantry and under utilizing them (FM:CC, p. 76), I decided it appropriate CIH would never reconfigure their OmniMechs to be used for Mechanized Battle Armor deployment.
« Last Edit: 20 June 2020, 22:45:55 by S.gage »
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Terror

Mass: 25 tons
Chassis: Hellion Light V3
Power Plant: Nissan
Cruising Speed: 86 km/h
Maximum Speed:  km/h
Fixed Jump Jets: 0
Armor: Compound Gamma Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
6 tons of Pod Space
Manufacturer: Hector MechWorks Facility Alpha
Primary Factory: Hector
Communications System: HCFA 2865 1.4
Targeting and Tracking System: HCFA 2865 2.4

When Clan Ice Hellion first encountered the Coyotl in 2855, the Ice Hellion Khans immediately realized the potential of customizable weapons platforms for their own style of batchall and zellbrigen. Clan Ice Hellion would become the first Clan to Trial for newly manufactured Coyotls, but came up short on most attempts. Even in success, Clan Ice Hellion lacked the technical experience to reconfigure and maintain their first prizes.

When Clans led by the Jade Falcons insisted they be allowed to win OmniMech technology from Clan Coyote, the Ice Hellions became the first Clan to attempt to win the technology with a preemptive batchall right on the Grand Council floor. After losing their first 5 attempts, Clan Ice Hellion became the 8th Clan to possess OmniMech Technology, after Clans Coyote, Sea Fox, Jade Falcon, Wolf, Mongoose, Smoke Jaguar, and Mongoose in 2864.

Ever audacious, the Hellions began a crash course in equipping lines at Hector MechWorks Facility Alpha with the new technology, in order to introduce two new OmniMechs. The Hellions scientist caste had a significant head-start on their OmniMech design, having pioneered several advances in Clan-spec Endo Steel II and Ferro-Fibrous alloys. The largest hurdle for the Hellions was manufacturing the sophisticated Gyroscopes required to balance the OmniMech. After 11 hectic months, both prototypes began their field tests. The Terror and the Xenomorph debuted together on 5 October, 2865, after Clan Mongoose had fielded its light and medium Omnis.

Capabilities

The Terror was a 25-ton OmniMech with good speed and average loadout for its size. Both the Terror and its sister design, the Xenomorph, utilized Ferro-Fibrous armor and Endo Steel II structure with great precision and workmanship, a finesse of craftsmanship that many later OmniMechs would aspire to replicate. While refining their OmniMech Fusion Engine technology, the Hellions decided both the new Terror and the new Xenomorph would use standard Nissan 200-rated Fusion Engines salvaged from Hunchbacks or irreparable Mongooses sitting in Clan Ice Hellion Brian Caches. This strategy allowed Clan Ice Hellion to field large numbers of Terror and Xenomorphs quickly.

Production for both OmniMechs halted in 2869, when the Ice Hellion Brian Caches ran out of Nissan 200s. Terror and Xenomorph production runs after 2871 were constructed with new Hector 200-O Fusion Reactors, which were just as reliable and were specially constructed to ease placement of the engine within an OmniMech, and ease coupling the engine with enhanced myomer circuitry.

Alone, the Terror was undergunned for Clan zellbringen, but in a pack, Clan Ice Hellion’s light OmniMech was aptly name. Able to exceed 130 kph, the Terror brought a mix of 6 tons of weapons or even TAG, with members of the Star complimenting each other for Ice Hellion battlefield pack roles. A star of 4 Terror were intended soften an enemy ‘Mech, leaving a fresh Xenomorph to finish the duel.

Deployment

For eight decades Terror and Xenomorph production continued with proven results. Both designs were reliable and robust, and stabilized Clan Ice Hellion through much of the Golden Century, despite grumbles of unClan-like tactics. But as compatibility between XL engines and Endo Steel structures were resolved with newer designs (including Clan Ice Hellion's later Hunter OmniMech), the Hellions began looking at more capable OmniMechs. The introduction of the Timber Wolf and Gargoyle in the mid-2940s prompted Clan Ice Hellion to move on from the Terror and Xenomorph. After winning production rights to the Stormcrow, and reaching the prototype phase on their new Wolf Hunter on Tranquil, Clan Ice Hellion dismantled their Terror and Xenomorph production lines in 2947. With diminishing numbers of Terror and Xenomorphs, Hellion tactics drifted away from dedicated killer OmniMechs, and more toward their modern style of zellbringen. This allowed all the warriors in the star almost equal opportunity for an honorable kill, but at times at a greater disadvantage:

Terror (2865)

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Terror

Mass: 25 tons
Tech Base: Clan
Chassis Config: Biped Omnimech
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X
Production Year: 2865
Cost: 2,321,615 C-Bills
Battle Value: 421

Chassis: Hellion Light V3 Endo-Steel
Power Plant: Nissan 200 Fusion Engine
Walking Speed: 86.4 km/h
Maximum Speed: 129.6 km/h
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Compound Gamma Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
    6.0 tons of pod space.
Manufacturer: Hector MechWorks Facility Alpha
    Primary Factory: Hector
Communications System: HCFA 2865 1.4
Targeting and Tracking System: HCFA 2865 2.4

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Endo-Steel                    43 points                1.50
    Internal Locations: 1 CT, 1 LT, 1 RT, 1 LA, 1 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL
Engine:             Fusion Engine                200                       8.50
    Walking MP: 8
    Running MP: 12
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             10(20)                    0.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LA, 1 RA
Gyro:               Standard                                               2.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV -  76                  4.00
    Armor Locations: 1 HD, 1 LT, 1 RT, 1 LA, 1 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     8            10       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  3         
                                           L/R Torso     6            9         
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  3         
                                             L/R Arm     4            6         
                                             L/R Leg     6            9         



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CONFIGURATIONS

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Loadout Name: Prime                                          Cost: 2,769,271
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,007

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: RT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ER Large Laser                               CT        12        1         4.00
LRM-5                                        RT        2         1         1.00
@LRM-5 (Narc) (24)                           RT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 26

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 10
8          2       2       2       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: A                                              Cost: 2,941,146
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,323

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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    CASE Locations: RT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SRM-2                                        CT        2         1         0.50
2 ER Medium Lasers                           RT        10        2         2.00
2 ER Medium Lasers                           LT        10        2         2.00
SRM-2                                        LT        2         1         0.50
@SRM-2 (Narc) (50)                           RT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 22

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 13
8          3       3       0       0      1     1   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


================================================================================
Loadout Name: B                                              Cost: 2,831,771
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 690

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: LT, RT, RA                                             0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SRM-6                                        RT        4         1         1.50
SRM-6                                        LT        4         1         1.50
Machine Gun                                  RA        0         1         0.25
Machine Gun                                  LA        0         1         0.25
@SRM-6 (Narc) (15)                           RT        -         1         1.00
@SRM-6 (Inferno) (15)                        LT        -         1         1.00
@MG (1/2) (100)                              RA        -         1         0.50
                                            Free Critical Slots: 22

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 7
8          2       2       0       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, SRM 2/2/0


================================================================================
Loadout Name: C                                              Cost: 2,800,521
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,200

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ER PPC                                       RT        15        2         6.00


================================================================================
Loadout Name: D                                              Cost: 3,081,771
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 699

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: LT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TAG                                          CT        0         1         1.00
Active Probe                                 RT        0         1         1.00
ER Medium Laser                              RT        5         1         1.00
Narc Launcher                                LT        0         1         2.00
@Narc (Homing) (6)                           LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 24

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 7
8          1       1       0       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, TAG, PRB, RCN, -0, SNARC, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


================================================================================
Loadout Name: Base                                           Cost: 2,321,615
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-E-A                       BV2: 421

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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Xenomorph

Mass: 50 tons
Chassis: Hellion Medium V4
Power Plant: Nissan
Cruising Speed: 43 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64 km/h (86 km/h with MASC)
Fixed Jump Jets: 0
Armor: Compound Gamma Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
24 tons of Pod Space
Manufacturer: Hector MechWorks Facility Beta
Primary Factory: Hector
Communications System: HCFB 2865 1.5
Targeting and Tracking System: HCFB 2865 2.5

The Xenomorph was a 50-ton OmniMech with a large, generally long-range loadout, designed to finish off weakened adversaries. The Xenomorph used the same standard 200-rated Nissan Fusion engine as the Terror, but at twice the mass, it could only manage half the speed. Designers mitigated this weakness by installing MASC for short burst if duels became close and bloody. Production of the Xenomorph initially required additional time to refit the Nissan 200 with MASC circuitry. Lower battlefield attrition and smaller field numbers of Xenomorphs allowed Clan Ice Hellion to do this without severe repercussions.

The Xenomorph debuted on the same day as its sister design, the Terror. Both feature exceptionally well crafted Ferro-Fibrous Armor and Endo Steel II structural plating. While not all subsequent OmniMechs aspired to the aesthetics of the Xenomorph and Terror, glimpses of their workmanship can still be seen today. Except for changing engines in 2871, Xenomorph production continued with few pauses for several decades.

Capabilities

An oddity within Clan Ice Hellion, the Xenomorph could only manage 64 km/h without engaging MASC. At 50 tons the Xenomorph is decidedly sluggish for a Clan Medium ‘Mech, especially in a Clan that valued maneuver so highly. However, the Khans and the designers decided ease of production, with the Nissan 200, and 24 tons of Pod Space were ample tradeoffs for the reduced maneuverability.

The Xenomorph often required pack tactics to fight effectively. After a pack of Terrors would soften their target, the Xenomorph MechWarriors would often fight in two ways. Warriors would either bid with their enemy for an “honorable” duel, then engage to deliver a coup de gras at range. Other Xenomorph pilots preferred fighting multiple blooded adversaries at the same time. For its intended battlefield role most loadouts of the Xenomorph relied on long-range firepower. However, particularly aggressive Ice Hellion stars would engage at much shorter ranges, with Terrors trading off their opponents to a waiting Xenomorph B, armed with SRMs and an Ultra Autocannon. Since Xenomorphs remained out of combat until adversaries were blooded, attrition of the Xenomorph was much lower than its sister design.

Deployment

While Warriors in Xenomorphs tallied many, many kills in its decades of service, Xenomorph pilots in fact received little honor. Warriors in accompanying Terrors or other lighter BattleMechs softened an adversary at significant risk, while Xenomorph MechWarriors were regarded more as executioners. With the Xenomorph’s lack of maneuverability, Trials with force compositions smaller than a Star were more often fought with lighter BattleMechs and OmniMechs than with Xenomorphs, even if the terms of the Trial allowed decision by first strike. Daring Warriors who favored Xenomorphs for single-combat, augmented (‘Mech vs. ‘Mech) duels were highly respected, but rarely had long careers.

Terror OmniMechs taken as isorla were tolerated by other Clans, but isorla Xenomorphs were shunned dezgra machines, fielded almost entirely as punishment for impudent Warriors. In Clans practicing traditional zellbrigen, the only benefit to piloting a Xenomorph was the difficulty of the kill.

When Clan Ice Hellion dismantled the Xenomorph lines in 2947, remaining Xenomorphs were most frequently scrapped. Despite its hardy design and its even artistic craftsmanship, even armor panels were discarded rather than carry the taint of the design to a new OmniMech. Few Warriors, even among Clan Ice Hellion, mourned the death of the Xenomorph:

Xenomorphs (2865)

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Xenomorph

Mass: 50 tons
Tech Base: Clan
Chassis Config: Biped Omnimech
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X
Production Year: 2865
Cost: 4,615,625 C-Bills
Battle Value: 760

Chassis: Hellion Medium V4 Endo-Steel
Power Plant: Nissan 200 Fusion Engine
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h (86.4 km/h)
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Compound Gamma Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
    24.0 tons of pod space.
Manufacturer: Hector MechWorks Facilities Beta
    Primary Factory: Hector
Communications System: HCFB 2865 1.5
Targeting and Tracking System: HCFB 2865 2.5

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Endo-Steel                    83 points                2.50
    Internal Locations: 1 HD, 1 LT, 1 RT, 1 LA, 1 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL
Engine:             Fusion Engine                200                       8.50
    Walking MP: 4
    Running MP: 6 (8)
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             10(20)                    0.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LA, 1 RA
Gyro:               Standard                                               2.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV - 153                  8.00
    Armor Locations: 1 LT, 2 RT, 1 LA, 1 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     16           22       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  6         
                                           L/R Torso     12           18       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  6         
                                             L/R Arm     8            15       
                                             L/R Leg     12           19       

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Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MASC                                         CT        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 31

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 8
5          0       0       0       0      2     0   Structure:  4
Special Abilities: OMNI, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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CONFIGURATIONS

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Loadout Name: Prime                                          Cost: 6,442,813
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 2,116

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             13(26)                    3.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 3 LA, 2 RA
    CASE Locations: LT, RT                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MASC                                         CT        -         2         2.00
LRM-15                                       RT        5         2         3.50
LRM-15                                       LT        5         2         3.50
ER PPC                                       RA        15        2         6.00
ER Large Laser                               RA        12        1         4.00
@LRM-15 (Narc) (16)                          RT        -         2         2.00
@LRM-15 (Narc) (16)                          LT        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 12

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 21
5          4       4       4       0      2     0   Structure:  4
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, LRM 1/1/1, IF 1


================================================================================
Loadout Name: A                                              Cost: 5,935,625
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 2,022

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             11(22)                    1.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LT, 1 LA, 1 RA
    CASE Locations: RT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MASC                                         CT        -         2         2.00
Gauss Rifle                                  RT        1         6        12.00
Large Pulse Laser                            LT        10        2         6.00
2 ER Medium Lasers                           LT        10        2         2.00
@Gauss Rifle (24)                            RT        -         3         3.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 12

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 20
5          4       4       3       0      2     0   Structure:  4
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


================================================================================
Loadout Name: B                                              Cost: 6,271,250
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 1,851

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: LT, RT, LA                                             0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MASC                                         CT        -         2         2.00
2 Streak SRM-6s                              RT        8         4         6.00
Ultra AC/20                                  LT        7         8        12.00
@Streak SRM-6 (15)                           RT        -         1         1.00
@Ultra AC/20 (10)                            LT        -         2         2.00
@Ultra AC/20 (15)                            LA        -         3         3.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 9

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 19
5          5       5       0       0      2     0   Structure:  4
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


================================================================================
Loadout Name: C                                              Cost: 6,175,625
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 2,133

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             14(28)                    4.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT, 2 LA, 2 RA
    CASE Locations: RT, RA                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MASC                                         CT        -         2         2.00
ER PPC                                       RT        15        2         6.00
Streak SRM-2                                 RT        2         1         1.00
3 Medium Pulse Lasers                        LT        12        3         6.00
LRM-10                                       RA        4         1         2.50
LRM-10                                       LA        4         1         2.50
@Streak SRM-2 (50)                           RT        -         1         1.00
@LRM-10 (Narc) (12)                          RA        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 9

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 21
5          5       5       2       0      2     1   Structure:  4
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, IF 1


================================================================================
Loadout Name: D                                              Cost: 6,277,813
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 1,738
Rules Level: Advanced Rules

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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    CASE Locations: LT, RT, LA                                             0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MASC                                         CT        -         2         2.00
Arrow IV Missile                             RT/RA     10        6/6      12.00
LRM-10                                       LT        4         1         2.50
LRM-10                                       LA        4         1         2.50
ER Medium Laser                              LA        5         1         1.00
@Arrow IV (Homing) (15)                      RT        -         3         3.00
@Arrow IV (Homing) (5)                       LT        -         1         1.00
@LRM-10 (Narc) (24)                          LA        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 8

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 17
5          4       2       2       0      2     0   Structure:  4
Special Abilities: OMNI, ARTAC, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, LRM 1/1/1, IF 1

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Hunter

Mass: 50 tons
Chassis: Hellion Medium V5
Power Plant: Redline
Cruising Speed: 76 km/h
Maximum Speed: 119 km/h (151 km/h with MASC)
Fixed Jump Jets: 0
Armor: Compound Beta Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
16 tons of Pod Space
Manufacturer: Fallen Tower Testing & Manufacturing Facility
Primary Factory: Babylon
Communications System: FTT 2871 1.8
Targeting and Tracking System: FTT 2871 2.8

The Hunter was the third OmniMech manufactured by Clan Ice Hellion. The Hunter is noteworthy; it is the first production OmniMech featuring advanced ferro-fibrous and endo-steel while mounting an extra-light fusion engine. Combined with myomer accelerator signal circuitry and gracefully sloped armor paneling, the Hunter is capable of over 150 km/h dashes, while still mounting 16 tons of OmniPods.

The Hunter was born from Clan Ice Hellion research in extending the possibilities of OmniMech capability. After debuting the Terror and Xenomorph, the Ice Hellions knew they must find a new source of Nissan 200 Fusion Engines, or begin manufacturing their own. Khan Mia Taney approved construction of a new fusion engine factory in 2868 as part of Hector MechWorks, but also ordered research into optimizing their own endo-steel and ferro-fibrous production to allow for the incorporation of a lightweight fusion engine. “Group B”, as they were called, conducted their research on Babylon at Fallen Tower Testing and Manufacturing, a subterranean facility. Taney recognized her Clan’s expertise in materials science could allow them to break this technological barrier. After two years Hellion research led by Scientist Dirk were experimenting in functional Hunter prototypes, before Terror or Xenomorph production had to be halted, but delays securing a field-testing site kept the Hunter out of the Hellion Touman until 2871. By comparison, Scientist Richard (Remer’s) group required the majority of a decade to begin producing OmniMech prototypes; their Coyotl bypassed ferro-fibrous instead of spending additional resources integrating lighter armor.

Capabilities

The Hunter is among the fastest medium OmniMechs ever produced. In its preferred battlefield role, the Hunter is a skirmisher that darts and strikes, and a cavalry unit that can participate in single-combat zellbrigen or in the pack-style combat favored by the Hellion Warrior Caste. It is modestly armored and relies heavily on using its MASC while in combat, but its 16 tons of Pod Space allow it to mount heavy weaponry or lighter weapon systems en masse. Prime and B configurations mix lasers with missiles (although B is more missile-heavy), and Clan-spec Narc Missile Beacon systems. A, C, and D are cavalry or strike units; since the Hunter is one of the few Hellion units with sufficient Pod Space, A and D mount large-bore autocannons. C reuses the armor plating and weapons placement of the contemporary Nova’s left arm.

Deployment

While the Ice Hellions may be moderately disdained throughout the Clans, the Hunter emerged as a premium OmniMech, highly sought and traded within Clan Space for decades. Construction techniques pioneered on the chassis of the Hunter were also highly sought and traded. Though the Hunter is now rarely seen, the production facility was never reported raised or mothballed. The most likely explanation for why Clan Ice Hellion stopping production of the Hunter resource reallocation to ‘Mech production on Hector, especially after the Wolf Hunter debacle with Clan Wolf on Tranquil. Others have suggested the Hunter’s dependence on MASC led to some disfavor within the Hellions. A few have even joked the Hellion leadership forgot where Fallen Tower was located due to due to shortened attention span. Whatever the reason, the Hunter is a rarity on the modern battlefield:

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Hunter

Mass: 50 tons
Tech Base: Clan
Chassis Config: Biped Omnimech
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X
Production Year: 2871
Cost: 13,784,375 C-Bills
Battle Value: 778

Chassis: Hellion Medium V5 Endo-Steel
Power Plant: Redline 350 Fusion XL Engine
Walking Speed: 75.6 km/h
Maximum Speed: 118.8 km/h (151.2 km/h)
Jump Jets: Unknown
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Compound Beta Ferro-Fibrous Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
    16.0 tons of pod space.
Manufacturer: Fallen Tower Testing & Manufacturing Facility
    Primary Factory: Babylon
Communications System: FTT 2871 1.8
Targeting and Tracking System: FTT 2871 2.8

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Endo-Steel                    83 points                2.50
    Internal Locations: 2 LT, 1 RT, 1 LA, 1 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL
Engine:             XL Fusion Engine             350                      15.00
    Walking MP: 7
    Running MP: 11 (14)
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             10(20)                    0.00
Gyro:               Standard                                               4.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV - 144                  7.50
    Armor Locations: 1 HD, 1 LT, 1 RT, 1 LA, 1 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     16           21       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  6         
                                           L/R Torso     12           18       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  5         
                                             L/R Arm     8            13       
                                             L/R Leg     12           18       

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Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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MASC                                         CT        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 31

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 8
9          0       0       0       0      2     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: OMNI, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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CONFIGURATIONS

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Loadout Name: Prime                                          Cost: 14,843,750
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 2,337

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             12(24)                    2.00
    CASE Locations: RT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MASC                                         CT        -         2         2.00
Streak SRM-2                                 RT        2         1         1.00
ER PPC                                       LT        15        2         6.00
Large Pulse Laser                            LA        10        2         6.00
@Streak SRM-2 (50)                           RT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 17

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 23
9          3       3       3       0      2     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: A                                              Cost: 14,940,313
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 2,007

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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    CASE Locations: LT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MASC                                         CT        -         2         2.00
ER Medium Laser                              RA        5         1         1.00
Ultra AC/20                                  LA        7         8        12.00
@Ultra AC/20 (15)                            LT        -         3         3.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 17

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 20
9          4       4       0       0      2     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: B                                              Cost: 15,059,844
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 2,173

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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    CASE Locations: LT, RT                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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MASC                                         CT        -         2         2.00
Narc Launcher                                RT        0         1         2.00
LRM-10                                       RT        4         1         2.50
2 LRM-10s                                    LT        8         2         5.00
ER Small Laser                               RA        2         1         0.50
2 ER Medium Lasers                           RA        10        2         2.00
@Narc (Homing) (6)                           RT        -         1         1.00
@LRM-10 (Narc) (12)                          RT        -         1         1.00
@LRM-10 (Narc) (24)                          LT        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 17

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 22
9          4       4       2       0      2     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, SNARC, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, LRM 2/2/2, IF 2


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Loadout Name: C                                              Cost: 15,098,750
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 2,644

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             18(36)                    8.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 3 LT, 2 RT, 3 RA
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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MASC                                         CT        -         2         2.00
ER Medium Laser                              RT        5         1         1.00
ER Medium Laser                              LT        5         1         1.00
6 ER Medium Lasers                           LA        30        6         6.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 3

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 26
9          6       6       0       0      2     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: D                                              Cost: 15,065,000
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,300

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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    CASE Locations: LT, RT, LA                                             0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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MASC                                         CT        -         2         2.00
LB 10-X AC                                   RT        2         5        10.00
2 SRM-2s                                     LT        4         2         1.00
Narc Launcher                                LA        0         1         2.00
@LB 10-X (Cluster) (10)                      RT        -         1         1.00
@SRM-2 (Narc) (50)                           LT        -         1         1.00
@Narc (Homing) (6)                           LA        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 16

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 13
9          1       1       1       0      2     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: OMNI, SNARC, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, FLK 1/1/1

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Clan Star Adder OmniMech

A patient and prudent Clan (FM:CC, p. 110, 117), Clan Star Adder could have been forced into the OmniMech age by the aggression of Clan Mongoose. However, it seemed more fitting to write the Star Adders as taking necessary short-term steps (perhaps fielding isorla), and then coming to a strong understanding of OmniMech technology, its applications and advantages, before designing their own. As such, a customizable command OmniMech seemed to fit - commanding officers could outfit their new OmniMech to whatever would most likely fit the mission profile.
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Ophiuchus

Mass: 80 tons
Chassis: Type MAES-80 Light
Power Plant: Type 10
Cruising Speed: 46 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64 km/h
Fixed Jump Jets: 0
Armor: Forging SA94
Armament:
32.5 tons of Pod Space
Manufacturer: LM-TA 8-10
Primary Factory: Sheridan
Communications System: Series D3 CA-25X
Targeting and Tracking System: Adder Special V4.8

The Ophiuchus, or Serpentarius to its adversaries, was the first OmniMech produced by Clan Star Adder. Amidst the losses of the Adder/Mongoose feud, the Star Adders were able to acquire Omni Technology from Clan Mongoose. Despite this early acquisition, the prudent Adders took a few years to develop their technology base, relying primarily on more conventional technologies to fend off Mongoose aggression. Adder engineers avoided cutting corners, like utilizing vulnerable Extra Light Engine technology or error-prone MASC for short bursts of speed. But the price and slow implementation limited the Ophiuchus to Star Captains, or Ristars among frontline Galaxies fighting the Mongooses.

Capabilities

The Ophiuchus was a rugged Assault OmniMech capable of holding its own. A max speed of 64 kph was sufficient to keep pace with most other Assault OmniMechs, and even the occasional Heavy. 13 tons of standard armor also meant the Ophiuchus needed only worry about the most determined or heavily gunned adversaries. Several of the configurations borrowed concepts from proven Star League-Era assault designs, especially the venerable BattleMaster Command Assault ‘Mech. Heat was generally manageable if Warriors bracketed their weapons on all of the stock configurations, though continued alpha-striking with an Ophiuchus B resulted in shutdown (that is, just before the munitions ran out). The Charlie configuration modified the loadout of the Prime to handle infantry and armor. All Ophiuchus configurations were revised in 2875 when Clan Star Adder won mechanized Battle Armor technology from Clan Hell’s Horses.

Deployment

The Ophiuchus remained in production on Sheridan for most of eight decades. Initially the Ophiuchus made up a large portion of the Assault OmniMechs, along with the Starnake, the Executioner, and the Kingfisher. During these first few decades, the proliferation of Assault-Class OmniMechs was sufficiently slow that each Clan's preference became apparent. For instance, the Coyotes, Sea Foxes, and Wolves favored the Starnake; the Kingfisher was prefered by the Ghost Bears, Nova Cats, and Snow Ravens; the Executioner was preferred by the Burrocks, Cloud Cobras, and Jade Falcons; and the Ophiuchus became quite popular with Clans Fire Mandrill, Hell's Horses, and Smoke Jaguar. The remaining factions, Clans Blood Spirit, Goliath Scorpion, Ice Hellion, and Steel Viper, showed no overwhelming preference in Assault OmniMechs. In the case of the Ice Hellions, this was due to tactical preference in their touman for faster units, while for Clans Blood Spirit, Goliath Scorpion, and Steel Viper, the lack of preference reflected general resource scarcity and a paucity of OmniMech technology to commit to Frontline Galaxies.

(One additional note regarding the distribution of Assault OmniMechs in Clan Blood Spirit: Before receiving large quantities of Clan Snow Raven Kingfishers in exchange surplus WarShips in 2980, Clan Blood Spirit rarely displayed any preference for a specific Assault OmniMechs. However, their repeated clashes with Clan Burrock meant the Spirits had access to a large inventory of Executioners. The Spirits probably would have benefited from utilizing this surplus, but their Warriors abhorred the Burrocks so much, Executioners taken as isorla were more often discarded or traded to Clans Sea Fox or Fire Mandrill.)

Clan Star Adder shifted Assault ‘Mech production away from the Ophiuchus when improved compatibility allowed engineers to mount both Endo Steel Structure and Extra Light Engines. Still, the rugged Ophiuchus chassis and ample Pod Space allowed this ‘Mech a long ride into obscurity. The Adders shut down their primary Ophiuchus line on Sheridan in the Spiring of 2949, but continued producing replacement components for more than a decade. The last operational Ophiuchus, “Puffy the Slayer“, had its center torso cored by a Nova Cat Supernova during a Trial of Possession in Southern Circe in 2962:

Ophiuchus (2866)

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Mass: 80 tons
Tech Base: Clan
Chassis Config: Biped Omnimech
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X
Production Year: 2866
Cost: 8,713,500 C-Bills
Battle Value: 981

Chassis: Type MAES-80 Light Endo-Steel
Power Plant: Type 10 320 Fusion Engine
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets: Unknown
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Forging SA94 Standard Armor
Armament:
    32.5 tons of pod space.
Manufacturer: LM-TA 8-10
    Primary Factory: Sheridan
Communications System: Series D3 CA-25X
Targeting and Tracking System: Adder Special V4.8

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Endo-Steel                   122 points                4.00
    Internal Locations: 1 HD, 3 LA, 3 RA
Engine:             Fusion Engine                320                      22.50
    Walking MP: 4
    Running MP: 6
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             11(22)                    1.00
Gyro:               Standard                                               4.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 208                 13.00

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     25           33       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  10       
                                           L/R Torso     17           25       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  7         
                                             L/R Arm     13           21       
                                             L/R Leg     17           25       



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CONFIGURATIONS

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Loadout Name: Prime                                          Cost: 11,793,300
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 2,375

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             19(38)                    8.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 2 LT, 2 RT, 1 LA, 1 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL
    CASE Locations: LA, RA                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LRM-10                                       CT        4         1         2.50
    Artemis IV FCS                           CT        -         1         1.00
ER PPC                                       RT        15        2         6.00
ER PPC                                       LT        15        2         6.00
LRM-10                                       RA        4         1         2.50
    Artemis IV FCS                           RA        -         1         1.00
LRM-10                                       LA        4         1         2.50
    Artemis IV FCS                           LA        -         1         1.00
@LRM-10 (Artemis) (12)                       RA        -         1         1.00
@LRM-10 (Artemis) (12)                       LA        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 12

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      7    Points: 24
4          5       5       5       0      4     0   Structure:  6
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, IF 2


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Loadout Name: A                                              Cost: 11,448,713
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 2,279

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             15(30)                    4.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 CT, 1 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL
    CASE Locations: LT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LB 10-X AC                                   RT        2         5        10.00
Streak SRM-6                                 LT        4         2         3.00
2 ER PPCs                                    RA        30        4        12.00
ER Small Laser                               LA        2         1         0.50
@Streak SRM-6 (15)                           LT        -         1         1.00
@LB 10-X (Slug) (10)                         LT        -         1         1.00
@LB 10-X (Cluster) (10)                      LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 19

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      7    Points: 23
4          5       5       3       0      4     1   Structure:  6
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, FLK 1/1/1


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Loadout Name: B                                              Cost: 11,795,550
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 2,361

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             15(30)                    4.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL
    CASE Locations: LT, RT                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LRM-15                                       CT        5         2         3.50
3 LRM-15s                                    RT        15        6        10.50
3 LRM-15s                                    LT        15        6        10.50
@LRM-15 (16)                                 RT        -         2         2.00
@LRM-15 (16)                                 LT        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 14

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      7    Points: 24
4          5       5       5       0      4     0   Structure:  6
Special Abilities: OMNI, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, LRM 4/4/4, IF 4


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Loadout Name: C                                              Cost: 11,495,400
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 2,560

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             22(44)                   11.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 CT, 2 LT, 3 RT, 2 LA, 1 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL
    CASE Locations: LT, RT                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 ER Medium Lasers                           RT        10        2         2.00
2 Machine Guns                               RT        0         2         0.50
2 Machine Guns                               LT        0         2         0.50
2 ER Medium Lasers                           LT        10        2         2.00
Streak SRM-6                                 LT        4         2         3.00
2 ER PPCs                                    RA        30        4        12.00
@MG (1/2) (100)                              RT        -         1         0.50
@Streak SRM-6 (15)                           LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 4

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      7    Points: 26
4          7       6       3       0      4     1   Structure:  6
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


RECONFIGURATIONS (2875)

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Loadout Name: Prime                                          Cost: 11,746,500
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 2,375

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             19(38)                    8.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 2 LT, 2 RT, 1 LA, 1 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL
    CASE Locations: LA, RA                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LRM-10                                       CT        4         1         2.50
    Artemis IV FCS                           CT        -         1         1.00
ER PPC                                       RA        15        2         6.00
LRM-10                                       RA        4         1         2.50
    Artemis IV FCS                           RA        -         1         1.00
ER PPC                                       LA        15        2         6.00
LRM-10                                       LA        4         1         2.50
    Artemis IV FCS                           LA        -         1         1.00
@LRM-10 (Artemis) (12)                       RA        -         1         1.00
@LRM-10 (Artemis) (12)                       LA        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 16

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      7    Points: 24
4          5       5       5       0      4     0   Structure:  6
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, IF 2


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Loadout Name: A                                              Cost: 11,425,313
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 2,279

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             15(30)                    4.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 CT, 1 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL
    CASE Locations: LT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Streak SRM-6                                 LT        4         2         3.00
2 ER PPCs                                    RA        30        4        12.00
ER Small Laser                               LA        2         1         0.50
LB 10-X AC                                   LA        2         5        10.00
@Streak SRM-6 (15)                           LT        -         1         1.00
@LB 10-X (Slug) (10)                         LT        -         1         1.00
@LB 10-X (Cluster) (10)                      LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 21

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      7    Points: 23
4          5       5       3       0      4     1   Structure:  6
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, FLK 1/1/1


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Loadout Name: B                                              Cost: 11,748,750
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 2,361

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             15(30)                    4.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL
    CASE Locations: LT, RT                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LRM-15                                       CT        5         2         3.50
3 LRM-15s                                    RA        15        6        10.50
3 LRM-15s                                    LA        15        6        10.50
@LRM-15 (16)                                 RT        -         2         2.00
@LRM-15 (16)                                 LT        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 18

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      7    Points: 24
4          5       5       5       0      4     0   Structure:  6
Special Abilities: OMNI, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, LRM 4/4/4, IF 4


================================================================================
Loadout Name: C                                              Cost: 11,481,000
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 2,560

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             22(44)                   11.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 CT, 3 LT, 4 RT, 1 LA, 1 LL, 1 RL
    CASE Locations: LT, RT                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 Machine Guns                               RT        0         2         0.50
2 Machine Guns                               LT        0         2         0.50
2 ER PPCs                                    RA        30        4        12.00
2 ER Medium Lasers                           RA        10        2         2.00
2 ER Medium Lasers                           LA        10        2         2.00
Streak SRM-6                                 LA        4         2         3.00
@MG (1/2) (100)                              RT        -         1         0.50
@Streak SRM-6 (15)                           LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 5

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      7    Points: 26
4          7       6       3       0      4     1   Structure:  6
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA

« Last Edit: 20 April 2022, 15:09:39 by S.gage »
"WHO PUT 6 ARMOR ON THE RIFLEMAN'S HEAD?!?" - Peter S., while marking damage from a PPC, 1994.
"Ich bin Jadefalke!!!! Ich bin MechKrieger!!!!" - German students on their field trip to Leipzig, 1998.
Custom Early Clan Refit BattleMechs, Custom Novel Golden Century BattleMechs, Custom Early Clan Refit Combat Vehicles, Custom First Generation OmniMechs.

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(New) Clan Nova Cat & Clan Wolf OmniMechs

I decided to give Clan Wolf and Clan Nova Cat an additional Assault OmniMech each (in addition to the Woodsman), both Assault OmniMechs. While not particularly vital to the backstory, I thought it would be characterful to present an couple early OmniMech that would be discarded for vulnerabilities (which could be resolved with the later inclusion of an extra-light fusion engine, endo steel internal structure, and ferro-fibrous armor). Further, I thought it important that these discarded designs should be introduced by Clans that are still considered successful by the mid-31st century.

The subsequent Night Cat Second Generation OmniMech was a successful and respectable cavalry OmniMech in the tradition of the Champion or Lancelot, but with better armor.
« Last Edit: 05 April 2022, 17:46:15 by S.gage »
"WHO PUT 6 ARMOR ON THE RIFLEMAN'S HEAD?!?" - Peter S., while marking damage from a PPC, 1994.
"Ich bin Jadefalke!!!! Ich bin MechKrieger!!!!" - German students on their field trip to Leipzig, 1998.
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Alpha Please see Shrapnel Magazine for the first-generation Executioner OmniMech, a canon Assault OmniMech taking the place of the Alpha.

Mass: 95 tons
Chassis: APA-1
Power Plant: Wolf 285 Standard Fusion Engine
Cruising Speed: 32 km/h
Maximum Speed: 54 km/h (64 km/h with MASC)
Fixed Jump Jets: 0
Armor: Durallex Assault
Armament:
45 tons of Pod Space
Manufacturer: W-5 Facilities
Primary Factory: Eden
Communications System: Wolf Com 3-5
Targeting and Tracking System: CW 4-O

After the Woodsman stepped off the assembly line, Clan Wolf began developing its first Assault OmniMech. The Wolves soon realized much of their early Omni production should go to logistics for the rugged Woodsman, and so plans for the new Alpha were altered: rather than a new, standard Assault, the Alpha would be reserved for Ristars and COs in the field. The Alpha faced its first combat in late September 2868, but upon its first MASC failure two months later, expectations for the Alpha were adjusted again. By the end of the decade, the Alpha MechWarriors had earned a reputation, either for daring or for being insanely protective.

Called the Pack Leader by many Warriors, the Alpha was a tall, conventionally jointed, Assault-class OmniMech with broad shoulders, under which torso-mounted Pods could be installed. The Alpha’s cockpit shell protruded forward atop the shoulders, similar in appearance to the cockpit of the Griffin, except that it was embellished to give it a more canid appearance, including a canid snout extending from the front of the shoulders and “fangs”. The cockpit allowed a 360o view of combat, enhanced by sensors and an advanced targeting a tracking suite. The Alpha bore some visual similarity to the Orion, Seawolf, and Woodsman.

Capabilities

The Alpha was a capable Assault OmniMech. It utilized a standard engine, MASC, and Endo Steel to save space for 45 tons of Pod Space. Alpha’s primary configuration was an LB-X Autocannon boat, similar to the Annihilator. “A” replaced most of the autocannons with a trio of ER PPCs and SRMs; at the risk of overheating, the “A” is able to drop most opponents in a single, well-placed salvo. Configuration B ran cooler and boasted the most heavy, direct-fire punch of any of the configurations, with an ultra autocannon, gauss rifles, and some ER Medium Lasers for point defense. Configuration C, or the “Hot Dog”, made heavy use of energy weapons, but its unforgiving heat curve was too extreme for most MechWarriors. Configuration “D” was a bizarre mix of a long-range missile boat with a class-20 LB-X autocannon and a small targeting computer. “E” was a more conventional missile boat, this time mixing LRMs with SRMs and a pair of large energy weapons. Configuration F, or the “Hot Pup”, combined jump capability with 3 Large Pulse Lasers, lots of ER Medium Lasers, and a targeting computer.

Deployment

The Alpha was never produced in great numbers. It was intended to be allocated to units for an extra-flexible command OmniMech. Ostensibly the paucity in Alphas was due to resource allocation to the Woodsman, but whether incompatibility issues in early Clan Omni technology, or a wise decision to keep the Alpha from overexposure on the battlefield played any role in this decision, we may never know.

The Alpha had a major disadvantage against many of its adversaries. Though the Alpha was not alone in utilizing MASC, especially among First Generation OmniMechs, this Assault ‘Mech had a top speed of 54 km/h without using the MASC, too slow to duel with most Clan-tech Assault ‘Mechs. Designers had conceptualized the Alpha as a Juggernaut, wading into combat with the CO helping to direct her Star from her high vantage point, mixed with the occasional quick duel. But in prolonged engagements, MechWarriors began to overuse their MASC system simply to keep pace with their adversaries. Just two months after the Alpha’s debut, Star Captain Joerjje’’s Alpha was forced into a prolonged duel with a Wakazashi after 3 of his Supernova died in their cockpits; the duel ended abruptly when Joerjje’’s MASC failed, and Joerjje’ was taken Bondsman by Clan Fire Mandrill Kindraa Smythe-Jewel. The prospect of commanding officers losing their duels due to vital equipment malfunction rubbed some Wolves the wrong way. The Alpha still remained in service, especially (but not exclusively) among daring ristar COs. Alpha production was discontinued in 2945 with the introduction of the Gargoyle. The armor and chassis moulds were discarded:

Alpha (2868)

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Alpha

Mass: 95 tons
Tech Base: Clan
Chassis Config: Biped Omnimech
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X
Production Year: 2868
Cost: 12,074,156 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,264

Chassis: APA-1 Endo-Steel
Power Plant: Wolf 285 285 Fusion Engine
Walking Speed: 32.4 km/h
Maximum Speed: 54.0 km/h (64.8 km/h)
Jump Jets: Unknown
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Durallex Assault Standard Armor
Armament:
    45.0 tons of pod space.
Manufacturer: W-5 Facilities
    Primary Factory: Eden
Communications System: Wolf Com 3-5
Targeting and Tracking System: CW 4-O

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Endo-Steel                   145 points                5.00
    Internal Locations: 1 HD, 2 CT, 2 LA, 2 RA
Engine:             Fusion Engine                285                      16.50
    Walking MP: 3
    Running MP: 5 (6)
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             11(22)                    1.00
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 280                 17.50

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     30           44       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  15       
                                           L/R Torso     20           30       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  10       
                                             L/R Arm     16           30       
                                             L/R Leg     20           36       

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Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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MASC                                         LT        -         4         4.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 40

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      9    Points: 13
4          0       0       0       0      4     0   Structure:  8
Special Abilities: OMNI, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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CONFIGURATIONS

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Loadout Name: Prime                                          Cost: 16,339,781
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 1,962

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: RA, LL, RL                                             0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LB 10-X AC                                   RT        2         5        10.00
LB 10-X AC                                   LT        2         5        10.00
MASC                                         LT        -         4         4.00
LB 10-X AC                                   RA        2         5        10.00
LB 10-X AC                                   LA        2         5        10.00
@LB 10-X (Slug) (10)                         RA        -         1         1.00
@LB 10-X (Cluster) (20)                      RL        -         2         2.00
@LB 10-X (Cluster) (20)                      LL        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 15

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      9    Points: 20
4          3       3       3       0      4     0   Structure:  8
Special Abilities: OMNI, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, FLK 2/2/2


================================================================================
Loadout Name: A                                              Cost: 16,425,338
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 2,965

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             19(38)                    8.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LT, 2 LA, 3 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL
    CASE Locations: RT, LA                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LB 20-X AC                                   RT        6         9        12.00
3 ER PPCs                                    LT        45        6        18.00
MASC                                         LT        -         4         4.00
Streak SRM-6                                 LA        4         2         3.00
@LB 20-X (Cluster) (15)                      RT        -         3         3.00
@Streak SRM-6 (15)                           LA        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 0

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      9    Points: 30
4          5       5       4       0      4     2   Structure:  8
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, FLK 1/1/0


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Loadout Name: B                                              Cost: 15,462,281
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 2,923

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: RT, LA, RA                                             0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ultra AC/20                                  RT        7         8        12.00
2 ER Medium Lasers                           LT        10        2         2.00
MASC                                         LT        -         4         4.00
Gauss Rifle                                  RA        1         6        12.00
Gauss Rifle                                  LA        1         6        12.00
@Ultra AC/20 (20)                            RT        -         4         4.00
@Ultra AC/20 (5)                             RA        -         1         1.00
@Gauss Rifle (8)                             RA        -         1         1.00
@Gauss Rifle (8)                             LA        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 11

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      9    Points: 29
4          6       7       3       0      4     0   Structure:  8
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: C                                              Cost: 16,134,300
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 3,178

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             22(44)                   11.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 3 LT, 4 RT, 1 LA, 1 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 ER PPCs                                    RT        30        4        12.00
Large Pulse Laser                            LT        10        2         6.00
MASC                                         LT        -         4         4.00
2 ER Large Lasers                            RA        24        2         8.00
2 ER Large Lasers                            LA        24        2         8.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 4

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      9    Points: 32
4          5       5       5       0      4     4   Structure:  8
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: D                                              Cost: 16,534,781
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 2,819

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: LT, RT, LL, RL                                         0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LB 20-X AC                                   RT        6         9        12.00
MASC                                         LT        -         4         4.00
Targeting Computer                           LT        -         3         3.00
2 LRM-20s                                    RA        12        8        10.00
2 LRM-20s                                    LA        12        8        10.00
@LB 20-X (Cluster) (5)                       RT        -         1         1.00
@LB 20-X (Slug) (5)                          RT        -         1         1.00
@LRM-20 (24)                                 LT        -         4         4.00
@LRM-20 (12)                                 RL        -         2         2.00
@LRM-20 (12)                                 LL        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 2

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      9    Points: 28
4          5       5       4       0      4     0   Structure:  8
Special Abilities: OMNI, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, LRM 4/4/4, IF 4, FLK 1/1/0


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Loadout Name: E                                              Cost: 16,203,525
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 3,069

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 2  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT                                         4.00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             17(34)                    6.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 2 LA, 2 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL
    CASE Locations: LT, RT, RA                                             0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LRM-20                                       RT        6         4         5.00
    Artemis IV FCS                           RT        -         1         1.00
Large Pulse Laser                            RT        10        2         6.00
ER PPC                                       RT        15        2         6.00
LRM-20                                       LT        6         4         5.00
    Artemis IV FCS                           LT        -         1         1.00
MASC                                         LT        -         4         4.00
Streak SRM-6                                 RA        4         2         3.00
Streak SRM-6                                 LA        4         2         3.00
@LRM-20 (12)                                 RT        -         2         2.00
@LRM-20 (12)                                 LT        -         2         2.00
@Streak SRM-6 (15)                           RA        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 0

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      9    Points: 31
4/1j       7       7       5       0      4     1   Structure:  8
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, IF 3


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Loadout Name: F                                              Cost: 15,114,572
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 3,311

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 2  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT                                         4.00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             20(40)                    9.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 2 RT, 1 LA, 4 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3 Large Pulse Lasers                         RT        30        6        18.00
ER Large Laser                               RT        12        1         4.00
MASC                                         LT        -         4         4.00
Targeting Computer                           LT        -         6         6.00
4 ER Medium Lasers                           LA        20        4         4.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 1

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      9    Points: 33
4/1j       6       6       4       0      4     2   Structure:  8
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA

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Alpha RECONFIGURATIONS

Clan Wolf adopted Clan Hell's Horses's mechanized Battle Armor technologies and tactics before most other Clans. The Alpha had its configurations reconfigured in 2871

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Loadout Name: Prime                                          Cost: 16,339,781
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 1,962

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: RA, LL, RL                                             0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LB 10-X AC                                   RT        2         5        10.00
LB 10-X AC                                   LT        2         5        10.00
MASC                                         LT        -         4         4.00
LB 10-X AC                                   RA        2         5        10.00
LB 10-X AC                                   LA        2         5        10.00
@LB 10-X (Slug) (10)                         RA        -         1         1.00
@LB 10-X (Cluster) (20)                      RL        -         2         2.00
@LB 10-X (Cluster) (20)                      LL        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 15

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      9    Points: 20
4          3       3       3       0      4     0   Structure:  8
Special Abilities: OMNI, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, FLK 2/2/2


================================================================================
Loadout Name: A'                                             Cost: 16,383,656
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 2,965

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             19(38)                    8.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 2 LT, 4 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL
    CASE Locations: LT, RT                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LB 20-X AC                                   RT/RA     6         1/8      12.00
MASC                                         LT        -         4         4.00
3 ER PPCs                                    LA        45        6        18.00
Streak SRM-6                                 LA        4         2         3.00
@LB 20-X (Cluster) (15)                      RT        -         3         3.00
@Streak SRM-6 (15)                           LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 3

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      9    Points: 30
4          5       5       4       0      4     2   Structure:  8
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, FLK 1/1/0


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Loadout Name: B                                              Cost: 15,462,281
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 2,923

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: RT, LA, RA                                             0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ultra AC/20                                  RT        7         8        12.00
2 ER Medium Lasers                           LT        10        2         2.00
MASC                                         LT        -         4         4.00
Gauss Rifle                                  RA        1         6        12.00
Gauss Rifle                                  LA        1         6        12.00
@Ultra AC/20 (20)                            RT        -         4         4.00
@Ultra AC/20 (5)                             RA        -         1         1.00
@Gauss Rifle (8)                             RA        -         1         1.00
@Gauss Rifle (8)                             LA        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 11

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      9    Points: 29
4          6       7       3       0      4     0   Structure:  8
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: C'                                             Cost: 16,104,197
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 3,178

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             22(44)                   11.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 3 LT, 4 RT, 1 LA, 1 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MASC                                         LT        -         4         4.00
2 ER Large Lasers                            RA        24        2         8.00
2 ER PPCs                                    RA        30        4        12.00
2 ER Large Lasers                            LA        24        2         8.00
Large Pulse Laser                            LA        10        2         6.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 6

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      9    Points: 32
4          5       5       5       0      4     4   Structure:  8
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: D'                                             Cost: 16,534,781
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 2,819

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: LT, RT, LL, RL                                         0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LB 20-X AC                                   RT        6         9        12.00
MASC                                         LT        -         4         4.00
Targeting Computer                           LT        -         3         3.00
2 LRM-20s                                    RA        12        8        10.00
2 LRM-20s                                    LA        12        8        10.00
@LB 20-X (Cluster) (5)                       RT        -         1         1.00
@LB 20-X (Slug) (5)                          RT        -         1         1.00
@LRM-20 (24)                                 LT        -         4         4.00
@LRM-20 (12)                                 RL        -         2         2.00
@LRM-20 (12)                                 LL        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 2

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      9    Points: 28
4          5       5       4       0      4     0   Structure:  8
Special Abilities: OMNI, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, LRM 4/4/4, IF 4, FLK 1/1/0


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Loadout Name: E'                                             Cost: 16,283,719
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 3,069

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 2  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT                                         4.00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             17(34)                    6.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LT, 3 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL
    CASE Locations: LT, RT, LA, RA                                         0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Streak SRM-6                                 RT        4         2         3.00
Streak SRM-6                                 LT        4         2         3.00
MASC                                         LT        -         4         4.00
LRM-20                                       RA        6         4         5.00
    Artemis IV FCS                           RA        -         1         1.00
ER PPC                                       RA        15        2         6.00
LRM-20                                       LA        6         4         5.00
    Artemis IV FCS                           LA        -         1         1.00
Large Pulse Laser                            LA        10        2         6.00
@LRM-20 (6)                                  RT        -         1         1.00
@LRM-20 (6)                                  LT        -         1         1.00
@Streak SRM-6 (15)                           LT        -         1         1.00
@LRM-20 (6)                                  RA        -         1         1.00
@LRM-20 (6)                                  LA        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 3

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      9    Points: 31
4/1j       7       7       5       0      4     1   Structure:  8
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, IF 3


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Loadout Name: F'                                             Cost: 15,114,572
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 3,311

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 2  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT                                         4.00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             20(40)                    9.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 5 RT, 1 LA, 1 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ER Medium Laser                              LT        5         1         1.00
MASC                                         LT        -         4         4.00
Targeting Computer                           LT        -         6         6.00
3 Large Pulse Lasers                         RA        30        6        18.00
3 ER Medium Lasers                           LA        15        3         3.00
ER Large Laser                               LA        12        1         4.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 1

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      9    Points: 33
4/1j       6       6       4       0      4     2   Structure:  8
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA

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Hypernova

Mass: 85 tons
Chassis: NCIS Endo Steel Type O
Power Plant: NC Consolidated
Cruising Speed: 32 km/h
Maximum Speed: 54 km/h
Fixed Jump Jets: 3 Northrup Super Assault Starlifters A200s
Armor: Omega Heavy Stellarguard
Armament:
46.5 tons of Pod Space
Manufacturer: Barcella Alpha (Rs 1-6)
Primary Factory: Barcella
Communications System: NC-TelCom Mk. XII
Targeting and Tracking System: Big Cat Mk XXXII-O

An early entrant into OmniMech design and technology, Clan Nova Cat won access to the OmniMech technology from Clan Wolf in 2866. Not satisfied replicating existing OmniMechs like the Lupus or Starnake, the Nova Cats produced several prototype OmniMechs. The Nova Cats requested assistance from their Clan Sea Fox allies in producing their prototypes, but the Foxes cited their exclusivity clauses in both their dealings with OmniMech technology and Nova Cat futures, and only provided minimal consultation on easing compatibility between Omni technology and Endo Steel structure. One of these prototypes reached field trials, and subsequent production; the Hypernova found a short-lived home in Alpha Galaxy in 2872.

Capabilities

The Hypernova was an 85-ton Assault OmniMech based largely on moulds and concepts found in the Supernova Assault BattleMech. Like the Supernova, the Hypernova boasted a devastating payload, plus jump capability in most of its stock configurations. But what the Hypernova added to its parent in payload flexibility, it could not augment in battlefield role because of its poor speed and poor heat management. A mere 54 km/h maximum running speed meant the Hypernova was minimally more effective at dueling than the Supernova, at a significantly higher price. So despite its flexibility, the Hypernova really was best suited to defensive engagements, especially ones allowing Warriors to bracket their weapons usage.

The primary configuration combined large energy weapons and long-range missiles on a jump-capable Assault ‘Mech. “A” mixed energy weapons again, this time with SRMs and a large-bore LB-X to exploit any damage. “B” was a long-range missile boat, boasting 120 launch tubes, but alone among Hypernova configurations, it lacked the jump jets often required to pass difficult terrain. “C” was a near-clone of the Supernova, mixing arm-mounted ER Large Lasers with a Large Pulse Laser and point-defense ER Small Laser. All configurations struggled to manage heat, and alpha striking with configuration C was suicidal.

Deployment

While basing the Hypernova on the Supernova may have eased the design process, a stumbling block for many other early Nova Cat OmniMech prototypes, the close association between the Hypernova and its inspiration made this Omni, paradoxically, somewhat of a pariah. Assault-class Nova Cat MechWarriors, already comfortable with their exceptional Supernova, were reluctant to pilot a slightly smaller version. Where they did utilize the Hypernova, Warriors frequently made use of configurations featuring Nova Cat-made ER Large Lasers. This preference was so ingrained, the Khans of Clan Nova Cat instructed scientists, merchants, and technicians to give preference to standard Hypernova loadouts distinct from that of the Supernova (vide supra). The Khans did not, however, forbid ER Lasers, and Configuration C (the Supernova’s closest clone) became the most commonly fielded of all Hypernova configurations.

After a few years of operation, Clan Nova Cat audited cost and capabilities of the Hypernova program. They discovered the Hypernova was hardly more effective than the Supernova, if at all. Indeed, Assault OmniMechs taken as isorla, especially the Executioner, appeared just as effective in their roles as the Hypernova. Whether this was due to a performance issue with the Hypernova, or some sort of MechWarrior bias skewing the data, or something unforeseen, no one can say. Working in coordination with scientists and techs, Clan Nova Cat identified three OmniMechs and BattleMechs better able to enhance Clan Nova Cat’s Touman, and Trialed for access to their production and/or factories. Fittingly the Nova Cats won rights to four months’ production of Nova OmniMechs in 2878, a second successor to the Supernova. The day the first Dropship unloaded new Novas on Circe, Barcella Alpha (Rs 1-6) ceased Hypernova production and began retooling their lines to increase production of Supernovas. Ultimately, the Hypernova proved to be the least effective OmniMech produced by Clan Nova Cat, and another example of growing pains in the new era of OmniMech combat:

Hypernova (2872)

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Hypernova

Mass: 85 tons
Tech Base: Clan
Chassis Config: Biped Omnimech
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X
Production Year: 2872
Cost: 7,764,219 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,090

Chassis: NCIS Endo Steel Type O Endo-Steel
Power Plant: NC Consolidated 255 Fusion Engine
Walking Speed: 32.4 km/h
Maximum Speed: 54.0 km/h
Jump Jets: Northrup Super Assault Starlifters A200s
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Omega Heavy Stellarguard Standard Armor
Armament:
    46.5 tons of pod space.
Manufacturer: Barcella Alpha
    Primary Factory: Barcella
Communications System: NC-TelCom Mk. XII
Targeting and Tracking System: Big Cat Mk XXXII-O

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Endo-Steel                   130 points                4.50
    Internal Locations: 1 HD, 1 LT, 1 RT, 2 LA, 2 RA
Engine:             Fusion Engine                255                      13.00
    Walking MP: 3
    Running MP: 5
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             10(20)                    0.00
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 240                 15.00

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     27           40       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  11       
                                           L/R Torso     18           24       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  10       
                                             L/R Arm     14           24       
                                             L/R Leg     18           32       



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CONFIGURATIONS

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Loadout Name: Prime                                          Cost: 11,593,719
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 3,052

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 3  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 1 CT, 1 LT, 1 RT                                   3.00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             23(46)                   13.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 2 LT, 4 RT, 3 LA, 2 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL
    CASE Locations: LT, RA                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ER Large Laser                               CT        12        1         4.00
ER PPC                                       RT        15        2         6.00
ER PPC                                       LT        15        2         6.00
LRM-15                                       LT        5         2         3.50
LRM-15                                       RA        5         2         3.50
LRM-15                                       LA        5         2         3.50
@LRM-15 (16)                                 LT        -         2         2.00
@LRM-15 (16)                                 RA        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 0

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      8    Points: 31
3j         6       6       6       0      4     0   Structure:  7
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, LRM 2/2/2, IF 2


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Loadout Name: A                                              Cost: 11,698,938
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 2,579

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             21(42)                   11.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 CT, 3 LT, 3 LA, 2 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL
    CASE Locations: LT, RT                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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LB 20-X AC                                   RT        6         9        12.00
Streak SRM-6                                 LT        4         2         3.00
ER Small Laser                               LT        2         1         0.50
2 ER PPCs                                    RA        30        4        12.00
ER Large Laser                               LA        12        1         4.00
@LB 20-X (Slug) (5)                          RT        -         1         1.00
@LB 20-X (Cluster) (5)                       RT        -         1         1.00
@LB 20-X (Slug) (5)                          LT        -         1         1.00
@Streak SRM-6 (15)                           LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 0

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      8    Points: 26
3          6       6       4       0      4     1   Structure:  7
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, FLK 1/1/0


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Loadout Name: B                                              Cost: 11,519,719
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 2,734

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             14(28)                    4.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 CT, 1 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL
    CASE Locations: LT, RT                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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LRM-20                                       RT        6         4         5.00
LRM-20                                       LT        6         4         5.00
2 LRM-20s                                    RA        12        8        10.00
2 LRM-20s                                    LA        12        8        10.00
@LRM-20 (30)                                 RT        -         5         5.00
@LRM-20 (42)                                 LT        -         7         7.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 0

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      8    Points: 27
3          6       6       6       0      4     0   Structure:  7
Special Abilities: OMNI, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, LRM 6/6/6, IF 6


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Loadout Name: C                                              Cost: 11,341,078
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-E-X-X                       BV2: 2,803

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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    Jumping MP: 2  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 CT                                               2.00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             24(48)                   14.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 5 LT, 4 RT, 2 LA, 1 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA    R: SH+UA+LA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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Large Pulse Laser                            RT        10        2         6.00
ER Small Laser                               LT        2         1         0.50
3 ER Large Lasers                            RA        36        3        12.00
3 ER Large Lasers                            LA        36        3        12.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 3

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      8    Points: 28
3/1j       5       5       5       0      4     3   Structure:  7
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


Hypernova configurations were not reworked. While the added ability to ferry Battle Armor into the field may have made the Hypernova moderately more useful, the Hypernova's slow speed conferred little advantage over dismounted Battle Armor, and production did not continue long enough for Clan Nova Cat to effectively employ these tactics with functional Hypernovae.
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Clan Coyote OmniMechs

I left Clan Coyote for last, at least until reconsidering and presenting some of Clan Cloud Cobra's work (who I had skipped because their efforts with the Fire Moth and Kit Fox are well known and respected). How fitting that the Clan that pioneered OmniMechs would be upstaged again by their old nemeses.

I started this endeavor primarily for a few lines on page 41 in FM: Warden Clans:

First, that Clan Coyote initially introduced one design per weight class (light, medium, heavy, assault) to have a range of OmniMechs to perform whatever tasks were necessary
Second, that in order to maintain a technological edge in OmniMech development, Clan Coyote introduced another 4 OmniMechs, again one per weight class, to complement their existing OmniMech assets.

This meant 6 OmniMechs. I felt some of these had to be iconic, and maybe one or two of these might not be. Why include OmniMechs that would not become iconic? Having invented the OmniMech at the height of their influence, their wealth, and before their Blood Scandal, Clan Coyote might decide leveraging your wealth and throwing another OmniMech at a specialized mission profile, something impossible to tackle with a different loadout, would be fitting. This modus operandi seems to be the extent of the Golden Century Clan arms race.

These OmniMechs will disappear, just like the Coyotl, Lupus, and Woodsman First Generation OmniMechs for a variety of reasons. Let’s look at the early OmniMechs we know.

The Coyotl was mothballed because some of its parts factories were taken, and its fortunes waned. (ED: GC, "Coyotl", p. 22)
The Lupus was made obsolete by Clan Smoke Jaguar’s Mad Dog (ED: GC, "Lupus", p. 23)
The Woodsman became obsolete by reliance on MASC (ED: GC, "Woodsman", p. 24)

My remaining 6 Coyote OmniMechs went extinct for a variety of reasons:

Damage to production
Poor reputation
Obsolescence
Assembly mothballed to preserve production, redistribute waning resources

With that, let's look at the final 6 Omnis.
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Storm Giant Please see TRO:GC for the canon Storm Giant BattleMech, an Assault BattleMech produced by Clan Steel Viper.

Mass: 100 tons
Chassis: Storm Giant
Power Plant: New Kent Type 50 400 XL Fusion Engine
Cruising Speed: 43 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64 km/h
Fixed Jump Jets: 0
Armor: CI 94 Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
1 New Kent Technologies Active Probe
35 tons of Pod Space
Manufacturer: Richard OmniMech Production Complex
Primary Factory: New Kent
Communications System: CI-Com 5
Targeting and Tracking System: CI-X3

The Storm Giant was the first Clan Assault OmniMech. Debuting in 2859, designers opted to supplement their current OmniMech assets with as large an OmniMech as possible, but one that could keep up in combat and out-duel most Assault BattleMechs it would face.

Clan Coyote produced this monster OmniMech at the Richard OmniMech Production Complex on New Kent, their newest and most advanced First Generation OmniMech factory, established by Richard (Remer). New Kent was chosen because of the close proximity with Clan Coyote’s OmniMech collaborators, Clan Sea Fox who had an enclave on New Kent and would share in production and protection of the complex. New Kent was also close to Clan Coyote’s oldest and closest ally, Clan Wolf; their newer colony on Tranquil was developing must faster than early estimates.

The scenario was almost ideal. The factory was almost completely self-sufficient with the Sea Foxes providing ample raw materials mined from Eagle Crater astrobleme. In return, the Foxes kept 10% of the Storm Giant production, making the Storm Giant the standard Sea Fox Assault OmniMech. When Omni Technology became ubiquitous, the Storm Giant hit the open market and became a valuable export. Clan Wolf fielded many Storm Giants in their Touman.

New Kent was shared with two other colonies, a small Ice Hellion holding, and the Steel Viper capital. The Hellions had little interest in the Storm Giant, as it was outside of their combat doctrine to field large (or slow) ‘Mechs in combat. The Steel Viper colony posed a far greater threat, but the Vipers’ had mostly self-isolated since the “Traitor Khan’s” treachery. The ascendence of Sanra Mercer shortly before the factory’s completion ensured the Viper enclave did not significantly probe the factory’s defenses for over a century.

Capabilities

The Storm Giant massed 100 tons on paper, though in practice it always appeared to be just slightly less massive than the later Dire Wolf. It used a 400-rated “New Kent Type 50 XL” Extra Light Engine, 15 tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor, and 35 tons of Pod Space. It was also extremely expensive, the weapon of a rich Clan.

In its Primary Configuration, the Storm Giant aspired to General Kerensky’s creation, the Atlas, with a mix of autocannon, lasers, and missiles. However, the Storm Giant name actually referred to another 100-ton assault BattleMech, the inspiration for Configuration A, the Titan Star League prototype. Configuration A wielded energy weapons and SRMs. Like its predecessor, this configuration had significant overheating issues, and had to be used carefully. Configuration B mimicked the Highlander, combining Jump Jets, a Gauss Rifle, lasers, and missiles. Configuration C drew inspiration from the oldest Hegemony BattleMech, the Mackie. D Configuration was a missile boat in the tradition of the “Longbow”. Both Configurations E and F identified with the Awesome. E combined ER PPCs with Jump Jets but no point defense, while F dropped the Jump Jets and replaced the PPCs with paired over-under Large Laser/Large Pulse Laser. A, C, and F all ran very hot, while prime and B mimicked jack-of-all-trades Assault BattleMechs like the Atlas and Highlander, and ran relatively cool. Heat management and weapons brackets were extremely important maximizing performance of the Storm Giant, considering the Coyote MechWarrior was likely to need as much maneuverability as possible while dueling Marauder IICs, Warhammer IICs, and the occasional Kingfisher.

The Storm Giant was the most widely produced Assault OmniMech ever, and remained a viable Assault OmniMech for over 100 years. Despite massing and costing more than the Thunderbird or Kingfisher, the Storm Giant actually was more common in 2900, with higher rates of production and sales facilitated by Clan Sea Fox. While OmniMech incompatibility between Extra Light Fusion Engines and Endo Steel would eventually be resolved, the space constraints of an Assault OmniMech chassis allowed the Storm Giant to always have some exploitable advantage, even against newer OmniMechs eschewing an XL, Endo Steel, or Ferro Fibrous for Pod Space. As mechanized Battle Armor infantry tactics became common with Elementals, the Storm Giant even underwent a few cosmetic changes, including migrating weapon systems to the arms to mount Elementals.

Deployment

The death blow for the Storm Giant was dealt in 2963, decades before Clan Coyote’s territorial losses began in earnest. As Clan Coyote’s fortunes began to shift, Clan Steel Viper saw an opportunity to become less isolationist, expand its holdings, and consolidate New Kent. When Clan Steel Viper attempted a series of Trials of Possession for territory and 3 full Stars of undelivered Storm Giant at Richard OPC, the scope of the Trials were almost a complete surprise. Unfortunately for the Coyotes, they had long grown too complacent on New Kent; Clan Ice Hellion had already ceased most of its activity against the Coyotes on New Kent after the debacle with at the Ernst OPC “Talaria” facility nine years earlier. The Steel Viper Trials began with short notice on the 24th of May. The Coyote’s 89th Reserve Battle Cluster did not even field the undelivered Storm Giant in the face of Frontline Viper forces. While this was not the first time Clan Steel Viper had won Storm Giant from Clan Coyote, the emboldened Vipers shocked everyone with their next move. After taking a few weeks to recover from their losses, on the 7th of July Khan Royce Chapman ordered a subsequent Trial of Possession for the Richard OPC itself. However, the delay had allowed the Coyotes sufficient time for Beta Galaxy (The Long Fangs - FM: WC, p. 50) to relieve the Coyote’s 89th Reserve. Additionally, Clan Sea Fox, citing their interests in the factory, also provided elements of their Alpha Galaxy to the defense, but these were bid away early with a guarantee from Clan Steel Viper that Clan Sea Fox would still be entitled to 10% of the production in exchange for raw materials. As fighting for the factory escalated, reserve elements above the cutdown were mobilized. SaKhan Eustace Breen, in charge of the operation, decided to join the Trial with her Keshik on July 9th, but died in the fighting.

Enraged with the Coyote resistance on their own capital and the death of his saKhan, Khan Chapman ordered his troops to disengage, and “honorably” informed the Coyote defenders the factory would be raised from orbit the next day by the CSV Dark Asp, to the horror of both the Coyotes and Foxes. After a devastating Trial of Possession for the space above the factory between Steel Viper navy and the Beta Galaxy’s Aerospace assets and its escort, CCS Ancestral Home (after which its K-F drive failed limping home to Tamaron for repairs c.f. FM:Wc, p. 46, “naval assets”, 3rd paragraph), it was obvious the Storm Giant’s factory was doomed. No relief fleet would be available in time to prevent the Dark Asp from its bombardment. Coyote and Fox forces, technicians, and engineers evacuated the factory. However, Khan Chapman did not immediately raise the facility on the 10th, instead mobilizing Viper technicians to take as much as they could. The Dark Asp ultimately did raise the factory, but on July 16th, after most of its valuable material had been plundered.

The incident was not without repercussions, but the fading Coyotes no longer had the political clout to exact revenge. After the Steel Vipers’ actions were condemned by the Clan Council, even by the Khans of Clans Jade Falcon and Smoke Jaguar, the Vipers were ordered to destroy all the plundered manufacturing equipment. However, Coyote calls for Steel Viper Absorption were blocked by several Clans, including Clan Cloud Cobra, surprisingly, Clan Snow Raven. Remaining Storm Giants did not disappear instantaneously, but dwindling Coyote prestige began to tarnish the Storm Giant’s legacy, so many Storm Giants remain in various states of repair in Brian Caches and training units throughout the Kerensky Cluster. The Sea Foxes sought their revenge for the incident by instituting stiff price increases against Clan Steel Viper for all future raw materials taken from their Eagle Crater mining operations, a major hinderance to Viper production for years to come. As for the Coyotes, Richard OmniMech Production Complex was Clan Coyote’s last major facility on New Kent. With their fortune waining, the Coyote Khans decided to reassign only second line and solahma units to protect the Clan’s limited interests remaining on world.

Unbeknownst to the Clan Council, the looted equipment was not destroyed. Clan Steel Viper instead mothballed the plundered equipment. Nearly a century later, the Vipers used this equipment to outfit their own factory, producing a new BattleMech, the Scylla, long after the memory of the battle of ROPC had faded:

Storm Giant (2859)

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Storm Giant

Mass: 100 tons
Tech Base: Clan
Chassis Config: Biped Omnimech
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X
Production Year: 2859
Cost: 33,116,667 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,283

Chassis: Storm Giant Standard
Power Plant: New Kent Type 50 400 XL 400 Fusion XL Engine
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets: Unknown
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: CI 94 Ferro-Fibrous Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
    1 New Kent Technologies Active Probe
    35.0 tons of pod space.
Manufacturer: Richard OmniMech Prodcution Complex
    Primary Factory: New Kent
Communications System: CI-Com 5
Targeting and Tracking System: CI-X3

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                     152 points               10.00
Engine:             XL Fusion Engine             400                      26.50
    Walking MP: 4
    Running MP: 6
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             15(30)                    5.00
Gyro:               Standard                                               4.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV - 297                 15.50
    Armor Locations: 2 LT, 1 RT, 2 LL, 2 RL

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     31           45       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  11       
                                           L/R Torso     21           33       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  9         
                                             L/R Arm     17           32       
                                             L/R Leg     21           42       

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Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 39

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:     10    Points: 13
4          0       0       0       0      4     0   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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CONFIGURATIONS

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Loadout Name: Prime                                          Cost: 36,561,667
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 2,606

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             17(34)                    2.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 CT, 1 LT
    CASE Locations: RT, LA, RA                                             0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
Ultra AC/20                                  RT        7         8        12.00
ER Large Laser                               LT        12        1         4.00
LRM-15                                       RA        5         2         3.50
SRM-6                                        RA        4         1         1.50
LRM-15                                       LA        5         2         3.50
SRM-6                                        LA        4         1         1.50
@Ultra AC/20 (5)                             RT        -         1         1.00
@LRM-15 (8)                                  RA        -         1         1.00
@SRM-6 (15)                                  RA        -         1         1.00
@Ultra AC/20 (10)                            RA        -         2         2.00
@LRM-15 (8)                                  LA        -         1         1.00
@SRM-6 (15)                                  LA        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 9

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:     10    Points: 26
4          6       6       2       0      4     0   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, SRM 1/1/0, LRM 1/1/1, IF 1


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Loadout Name: A                                              Cost: 37,559,792
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 3,058

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 4  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 LT, 2 RT                                         8.00
    CASE Locations: LT, RT                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
SRM-6                                        CT        4         1         1.50
ER Small Laser                               CT        2         1         0.50
ER PPC                                       RT        15        2         6.00
2 SRM-6s                                     RT        8         2         3.00
ER PPC                                       LT        15        2         6.00
2 SRM-6s                                     LT        8         2         3.00
2 ER Medium Lasers                           RA        10        2         2.00
2 ER Medium Lasers                           LA        10        2         2.00
@SRM-6 (30)                                  RT        -         2         2.00
@SRM-6 (15)                                  LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 14

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:     10    Points: 31
4j         4       4       2       0      4     4   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, SRM 1/1/0


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Loadout Name: B                                              Cost: 36,286,667
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 2,716

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 4  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 LT, 2 RT                                         8.00
    CASE Locations: LT, RA                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
LRM-15                                       CT        5         2         3.50
ER Large Laser                               RT        12        1         4.00
ER Medium Laser                              RT        5         1         1.00
SRM-6                                        LT        4         1         1.50
Gauss Rifle                                  RA        1         6        12.00
@SRM-6 (15)                                  LT        -         1         1.00
@LRM-15 (16)                                 LT        -         2         2.00
@Gauss Rifle (16)                            RA        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 17

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:     10    Points: 27
4j         5       5       4       0      4     0   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, IF 1


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Loadout Name: C                                              Cost: 37,226,667
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 2,935

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             19(38)                    4.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 RT, 3 LA
    CASE Locations: RT, RA                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
2 ER Medium Lasers                           CT        10        2         2.00
ER Medium Laser                              RT        5         1         1.00
ER Medium Laser                              LT        5         1         1.00
LB 20-X AC                                   RA        6         9        12.00
2 ER PPCs                                    LA        30        4        12.00
@LB 20-X (Cluster) (10)                      RT        -         2         2.00
@LB 20-X (Cluster) (5)                       RA        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 11

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:     10    Points: 29
4          5       5       3       0      4     2   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, FLK 1/1/0


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Loadout Name: D                                              Cost: 36,496,667
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 2,692

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             22(44)                    7.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 2 LT, 2 RT, 1 LA, 2 RA
    CASE Locations: RT, LA, RA                                             0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
2 ER Medium Lasers                           CT        10        2         2.00
LRM-20                                       RT        6         4         5.00
LRM-20                                       LT        6         4         5.00
LRM-20                                       RA        6         4         5.00
LRM-20                                       LA        6         4         5.00
@LRM-20 (6)                                  RT        -         1         1.00
@LRM-20 (12)                                 RA        -         2         2.00
@LRM-20 (18)                                 LA        -         3         3.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 1

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:     10    Points: 27
4          5       5       4       0      4     0   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, LRM 4/4/4, IF 4


================================================================================
Loadout Name: E                                              Cost: 36,334,167
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 3,001

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 4  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 LT, 2 RT                                         8.00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             24(48)                    9.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 CT, 2 LT, 2 RT, 2 LA, 2 RA
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
ER PPC                                       RT        15        2         6.00
ER PPC                                       LT        15        2         6.00
ER PPC                                       RA        15        2         6.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 9

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:     10    Points: 30
4j         5       5       5       0      4     0   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: F                                              Cost: 36,049,167
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 2,867

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             20(40)                    5.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 CT, 1 LT, 1 RT, 1 LA, 1 RA
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
Large Pulse Laser                            RT        10        2         6.00
ER Large Laser                               RT        12        1         4.00
Large Pulse Laser                            LT        10        2         6.00
ER Large Laser                               LT        12        1         4.00
Large Pulse Laser                            RA        10        2         6.00
ER Large Laser                               RA        12        1         4.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 17

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:     10    Points: 29
4          4       4       4       0      4     3   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA

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Storm Giant RECONFIGURATIONS

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Loadout Name: Prime'                                         Cost: 36,561,667
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 2,606

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             17(34)                    2.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 CT, 1 LT
    CASE Locations: RT, LA, RA                                             0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
Ultra AC/20                                  RT        7         8        12.00
LRM-15                                       RA        5         2         3.50
SRM-6                                        RA        4         1         1.50
LRM-15                                       LA        5         2         3.50
SRM-6                                        LA        4         1         1.50
ER Large Laser                               LA        12        1         4.00
@Ultra AC/20 (5)                             RT        -         1         1.00
@LRM-15 (8)                                  RA        -         1         1.00
@SRM-6 (15)                                  RA        -         1         1.00
@Ultra AC/20 (10)                            RA        -         2         2.00
@LRM-15 (8)                                  LA        -         1         1.00
@SRM-6 (15)                                  LA        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 9

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:     10    Points: 26
4          6       6       2       0      4     0   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, SRM 1/1/0, LRM 1/1/1, IF 1


================================================================================
Loadout Name: A'                                             Cost: 37,494,792
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 3,058

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 4  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 LT, 2 RT                                         8.00
    CASE Locations: LT, RT                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
SRM-6                                        CT        4         1         1.50
ER Small Laser                               CT        2         1         0.50
2 SRM-6s                                     RT        8         2         3.00
2 SRM-6s                                     LT        8         2         3.00
ER PPC                                       RA        15        2         6.00
2 ER Medium Lasers                           RA        10        2         2.00
ER PPC                                       LA        15        2         6.00
2 ER Medium Lasers                           LA        10        2         2.00
@SRM-6 (30)                                  RT        -         2         2.00
@SRM-6 (15)                                  LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 18

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:     10    Points: 31
4j         4       4       2       0      4     4   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, SRM 1/1/0


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Loadout Name: B'                                             Cost: 36,286,667
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 2,716

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 4  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 LT, 2 RT                                         8.00
    CASE Locations: LT, RA                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
SRM-6                                        LT        4         1         1.50
Gauss Rifle                                  RA        1         6        12.00
LRM-15                                       LA        5         2         3.50
ER Large Laser                               LA        12        1         4.00
ER Medium Laser                              LA        5         1         1.00
@SRM-6 (15)                                  LT        -         1         1.00
@LRM-15 (16)                                 LT        -         2         2.00
@Gauss Rifle (16)                            RA        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 17

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:     10    Points: 27
4j         5       5       4       0      4     0   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, IF 1


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Loadout Name: C'                                             Cost: 37,226,667
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 2,935

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             19(38)                    4.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 RT, 3 LA
    CASE Locations: RT, RA                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
2 ER Medium Lasers                           CT        10        2         2.00
ER Medium Laser                              RT        5         1         1.00
ER Medium Laser                              LT        5         1         1.00
LB 20-X AC                                   RA        6         9        12.00
2 ER PPCs                                    LA        30        4        12.00
@LB 20-X (Cluster) (10)                      RT        -         2         2.00
@LB 20-X (Cluster) (5)                       RA        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 11

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:     10    Points: 29
4          5       5       3       0      4     2   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, FLK 1/1/0


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Loadout Name: D'                                             Cost: 36,621,667
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 2,692

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             22(44)                    7.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 3 LT, 4 RT
    CASE Locations: LT, RT, LA, RA                                         0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
2 ER Medium Lasers                           CT        10        2         2.00
2 LRM-20s                                    RA        12        8        10.00
2 LRM-20s                                    LA        12        8        10.00
@LRM-20 (6)                                  RT        -         1         1.00
@LRM-20 (6)                                  LT        -         1         1.00
@LRM-20 (12)                                 RA        -         2         2.00
@LRM-20 (12)                                 LA        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 1

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:     10    Points: 27
4          5       5       4       0      4     0   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, LRM 4/4/4, IF 4


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Loadout Name: E'                                             Cost: 36,301,667
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 3,001

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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    Jumping MP: 4  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 LT, 2 RT                                         8.00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             24(48)                    9.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 CT, 2 LT, 2 RT, 2 LA, 2 RA
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
2 ER PPCs                                    RA        30        4        12.00
ER PPC                                       LA        15        2         6.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 11

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:     10    Points: 30
4j         5       5       5       0      4     0   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: F'                                             Cost: 36,049,167
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 2,867

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             20(40)                    5.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 CT, 1 LT, 1 RT, 1 LA, 1 RA
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
Large Pulse Laser                            RT        10        2         6.00
ER Large Laser                               RT        12        1         4.00
Large Pulse Laser                            RA        10        2         6.00
ER Large Laser                               RA        12        1         4.00
Large Pulse Laser                            LA        10        2         6.00
ER Large Laser                               LA        12        1         4.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 17

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:     10    Points: 29
4          4       4       4       0      4     3   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA

« Last Edit: 12 September 2020, 01:43:07 by S.gage »
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Talaria

Mass: 30 tons
Chassis: Talaria
Power Plant: Fusion 240 XL
Cruising Speed: 86.4 km/h
Maximum Speed: 130 km/h (173 km/h with MASC)
Fixed Jump Jets: 0
Armor: CI 94 Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
1 New Kent Technologies Active Probe
9 tons of Pod Space
Manufacturer: Ernst OmniMech Production Complex
Primary Factory: New Kent
Communications System: CI-Com 6
Targeting and Tracking System: CI-X4

The Talaria was the first Light OmniMech. Produced beginning in 2859 at the brand new Ernst OmniMech Production Complex on New Kent (along with sister facility Richard OCP), the Coyote Scientist Caste realized that their current OmniMech-equipped units lacked vital scouting, anti-infantry, armor hunting, and hunter-killer specialists. Rather than produce new configurations of the Coyotl, the Coyotes decided a dedicated light OmniMech would be cheaper, and provide a cost-effective dueling option for Bloodright Trials. They could produce this ‘Mech in numbers, which would allow it to perform many crucial battlefield roles, albeit with less opportunities for honorable dueling combat. A pair of OmniMechs designs went into production simultaneously, with the Talaria beating the Piasa to the field by 3 months. The Talaria was named for the winged-sandals worn by Hermes, and was a nod to the Omni’s inspiration, the Hermes BattleMech. It is strange, or maybe fitting, that the Roman equivalent of Hermes, Mercury, should have played such a foundational role to OmniMech development.

Capabilities

The Talaria massed 30 tons and stands 8.76 meters tall. It was conventionally jointed, and had wide, winged feet. Designers claimed the alternative contact structures on the feet aided in traction, but no evidence for this has ever become publicly available. A 240-rated XL Fusion Engine gave the Talaria great speed, the primary armor since this light mounted a modest amount of Ferro-Fibrous. An NKT Active Probe was standard on all models, and provided a steady stream of income for this otherwise reclusive neighbor. Even in configurations mounting jump jets, the Talaria ran rather cool, too.

The Primary Configuration was designed as a hunter-killer for infantry and tanks, and with a 240-meter jump, little could stop it in this role. “A” was a duelist, combining a targeting computer with ER Lasers and flamers. “B” could manage as a skirmisher, with over-under slung ER Large and ER Medium Lasers, and the punch of an SRM4. “C” was designed for electronic countermeasures, but still mounted 5 ER Medium Lasers. “D” allowed commanders to direct artillery, and replaced 3 of “C’s” ER Mediums with just 2 ER Small Lasers. “E” was a fire-support light, with 30 LRM tubes, while “F” replaced these LRMs with an absurd number of SRMs and an ER Medium Laser. “G” was the grand daddy of all electronic warfare configurations, with ECM, TAG, Active Probe, plenty of Narc Pods to guide the munitions of Starmates, and a trio of ER Medium Lasers.

Deployment

Blazingly fast even among the Clans, the Talaria ruled light warfare in the Kerensky Cluster for more than a decade, and was especially common in Gamma and Epsilon Galaxies. But the Talaria’s time of dominance came to a sudden halt, in a minor Trial of Possession in 2868 over a production run of OmniPods between Clan Coyote and its ally, Clan Wolf. The Wolves fielded a single Star of light BattleMechs and one Stars of newly deployed Battle Armor infantry. The Talaria MechWarriors, disregarding the infantry, focused on dueling the ‘Mechs, believing the infantry would be easy targets later, and willing to accept hegira. As the duels unfolded, Coyote MechWarriors took down 3 of the BattleMechs while the Battle Armor deployed. Suddenly, the Battle Armor opened fire on the Coyotes, damaging all 5 Talaria in the first salvo. The confused Coyotes struck back against the Elementals, but none were lost in the counter attack. At this point, Wolf Star Commander Filip offered hegira to the irate Coyotes, only to be refused. All 5 Talaria and their MechWarriors were taken as isorla and Bondsmen for surkai in refusing hegira, but all 5 Warriors became abtakha of Clan Wolf within 7 weeks, a surkairede the Coyotes accepted for their humiliation.

Clan Coyote’s engagement between the Talaria and Battle Armor infantry forced the Coyotes to significantly rework their tactics and adjust their configurations. While the Talaria was well suited to its former roles, it could not conduct operations with impunity as before. Accordingly, Talaria configurations were all reworked to allow for new primary or secondary missions in most operations, including the rapid deployment of Battle Armor infantry.

Talaria production continued steadily for nearly a century. But in 2950, improvements in Clan OmniMech compatibility allowed Coyote Scientists and technicians to experiment with upgrades. Within a couple years, the Talaria's primary production facility, Ernst OPC on New Kent, began closing some of its lines to retool for a new, modified Endo-Steel Talaria chassis. Even though these new Endo-Steel chasses had to be delivered from outside the New Kent system, the initial production run of the upgraded Talaria, named the Petasos, was so successful, plans were made for constructing a new orbital facility above New Kent to manufacture the Endo-Steel, and Technicians at Ernst OPC itself began preparing for a massive expansion.

With the flurry of activity at Ernst OPC, and the wild new performance of the Petasos, Clan Ice Hellion thought it saw an opportunity to enhance its touman. On 19 March 2954, Clan Ice Hellion declared a Trial of Possession for Ernst OPC. With Clan Coyote distracted by the ongoing expansion of Ernst OPC and its punitive Trials again Clan Cloud Cobra on Homer, Brim, and Babylon, the factory was guarded primarily by lesser Warriors, even though it was responsible for 75% of all the Talaria in service, and the only facility that produced the Talaria’s Gyro. This oversight was likely because the lighter, faster 'Mechs in the Coyote touman were often overlooked by the Warden majority of Clan Coyote. After terms for the Trial were settled and both sides were bid their forces, the Ice Hellions quickly broke zellbrigen with their pack tactics, with predictable consequences. The Hellions’ dezgra tactics reinforced the Coyote resolve, and the Trial turned against the Hellions. In response, Star Captain Travveris rashly ordered his Hellions to disengage the Coyotes and target the complex instead. Though the Coyotes managed to prevent total destruction, all of the Petasos lines were damaged beyond repair, while a single Talaria line was operational.

Two months later, seeing a trickle of Talarias walking off the production lines, Clan Ice Hellion again Trialed for Possession of Ernst OPC. This time, the Coyotes only provided token resistance to the Ice Hellions, and quit the field after a few minutes. After the Trial, the reason for the meager resistance became apparent to the Hellions. The damage from the first Trial had destoyed all Gyro production; all recent Talaria were being produced with stockpiles of older Gyros. Full production would be impossible without significant reinvestment in the factory. In light of this new information, the Ice Hellions abandoned the factory but took the remaining Laborers and Technicians. The factory has never been rehabilitated. The Talaria’s demise removed the last obstacle to Clan Smoke Jaguar’s Mist Lynx becoming the premier Light OmniMech among the Clans.

While the death of the Talaria might have seem like a moderate loss to the powerful Clan Coyote, some could argue it was precedent setting. Alone, it would have just been the loss of a ‘Mech - shift production elsewhere, and design a successor to the Talaria to compete with the Mist Lynx. But the loss of the Talaria was the first of a series of losses occurring in just 13 years, beginning with attrition from continuous Trials against Clan Cloud Cobra, the loss of the Starnake to Clan Steel Viper, and the self-inflicted casualties of the Blood Scandal. These events lost Clan Coyote lost nearly 20% of its Warrior Caste genetic material and personnel, its standard frontline Light ‘Mech, and its most iconic Assault ‘Mech. While the Thunderbird II was more than adequate as a replacement for the Starnake, the lowly Piasa was too fragile, and incapable of replacing the Talaria. In response, Clan Coyote reverted to its tendency for large and lumbering heavier ‘Mechs.

A slow death overtook Clan Coyote, a stagnation of frontline ‘Mech tactics, political ideology, and a sudden 20% reduction in Warrior numbers and genetic diversity. The agents responsible for these losses were not the most powerful Clans, for instance Clan Coyote’s allies Clan Wolf, nor Clan Coyote’s enemies Clans Smoke Jaguar or Jade Falcon. Instead, the Coyotes’ downfall came at the hands of their feud rivals, the average Star Adders and Cloud Cobras, and second-tier Clans like the small, impulsive Ice Hellions, or the caustic Steel Vipers. The Coyote losses left the Clan again with a propensity for ponderously heavy ‘Mech assets and defensive or juggernaut tactics, and a unflinching determination to the Warden cause no matter the outcome. The once mighty Coyotes had begun their path to twilight and mediocrity:

The story of the death of the Talaria checks out from multiple sources, except that it does not explain the large number of rumors related to the Trial. The specificity of the destruction at Ernst OPC appeared to be less than random. The Trial occurred during a lull in production, and some Hellion Scientists speculated the astrobleme may have been an ideal location for a materials testing site. This may have something to do with the seemingly wild capabilities of the upgraded Petasos OmniMech Clan Ice Hellion desired. Whatever the truth, the century since Trial has likely removed any remaining clues.

Talaria (2859)

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Talaria

Mass: 30 tons
Tech Base: Clan
Chassis Config: Biped Omnimech
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X
Production Year: 2859
Cost: 6,189,625 C-Bills
Battle Value: 457

Chassis: Talaria Standard
Power Plant: Fusion 240 Fusion XL Engine
Walking Speed: 86.4 km/h
Maximum Speed: 129.6 km/h (172.8 km/h)
Jump Jets: Unknown
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: CI Ferro-Fibrous Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
    9.0 tons of pod space.
Manufacturer: Ernst OmniMech Production Complex
    Primary Factory: New Kent
Communications System: CI-Com 6
Targeting and Tracking System: CI-X4

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                      51 points                3.00
Engine:             XL Fusion Engine             240                       6.00
    Walking MP: 8
    Running MP: 12 (16)
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             10(20)                    0.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 RL
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV -  76                  4.00
    Armor Locations: 1 CT, 3 LA, 3 RA

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     10           10       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  5         
                                           L/R Torso     7            8         
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  3         
                                             L/R Arm     5            7         
                                             L/R Leg     7            8         

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Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
MASC                                         CT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 36

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 5
10         0       0       0       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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CONFIGURATIONS

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Loadout Name: Prime                                          Cost: 7,037,550
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 945

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 8  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 4 LT, 4 RT                                         4.00
    CASE Locations: RT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
MASC                                         CT        -         1         1.00
Flamer                                       RA        3         1         0.50
2 Machine Guns                               RA        0         2         0.50
2 ER Small Lasers                            RA        4         2         1.00
Flamer                                       LA        3         1         0.50
2 Machine Guns                               LA        0         2         0.50
2 ER Small Lasers                            LA        4         2         1.00
@MG (200)                                    RT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 13

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 9
10/8j      4       2       0       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: A                                              Cost: 6,792,175
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,804

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             13(26)                    3.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
MASC                                         CT        -         1         1.00
2 ER Medium Lasers                           RT        10        2         2.00
Flamer                                       RT        3         1         0.50
2 ER Medium Lasers                           LT        10        2         2.00
Flamer                                       LT        3         1         0.50
Targeting Computer                           LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 19

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 18
10         4       4       0       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: B                                              Cost: 6,939,400
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,528

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             11(22)                    1.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LL, 1 RL
    CASE Locations: LT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
MASC                                         CT        -         1         1.00
2 SRM-4s                                     LT        6         2         2.00
ER Large Laser                               RA        12        1         4.00
ER Medium Laser                              RA        5         1         1.00
@SRM-4 (25)                                  LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 26

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 15
10         3       3       1       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, SRM 1/1/0


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Loadout Name: C                                              Cost: 7,314,613
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,659

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 6  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 3 LT, 3 RT                                         3.00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             11(22)                    1.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LL, 1 RL
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
MASC                                         CT        -         1         1.00
2 ER Medium Lasers                           RT        10        2         2.00
ER Small Laser                               RT        2         1         0.50
ER Medium Laser                              LT        5         1         1.00
ER Small Laser                               LT        2         1         0.50
ECM Suite                                    LT        0         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 18

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 17
10/4j      4       4       0       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, -0, ECM, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


================================================================================
Loadout Name: D                                              Cost: 7,213,863
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,308

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 8  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 4 LT, 4 RT                                         4.00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             11(22)                    1.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LL, 1 RL
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
MASC                                         CT        -         1         1.00
ER Medium Laser                              RT        5         1         1.00
ER Small Laser                               RT        2         1         0.50
TAG                                          LT        0         1         1.00
ER Medium Laser                              LT        5         1         1.00
ER Small Laser                               LT        2         1         0.50
                                            Free Critical Slots: 17

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 13
10/8j      3       3       0       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, TAG, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


================================================================================
Loadout Name: E                                              Cost: 6,933,550
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,360

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: LT, RT                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
MASC                                         CT        -         1         1.00
LRM-15                                       RT        5         2         3.50
LRM-15                                       LT        5         2         3.50
@LRM-15 (8)                                  RT        -         1         1.00
@LRM-15 (8)                                  LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 26

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 14
10         2       2       2       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, LRM 1/1/1, IF 1


================================================================================
Loadout Name: F                                              Cost: 7,002,125
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,331

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: LT, RT                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
MASC                                         CT        -         1         1.00
ER Medium Laser                              LT        5         1         1.00
2 SRM-6s                                     RA        8         2         3.00
2 SRM-6s                                     LA        8         2         3.00
@SRM-6 (15)                                  RT        -         1         1.00
@SRM-6 (15)                                  LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 29

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 13
10         4       4       0       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, SRM 2/2/0


================================================================================
Loadout Name: G                                              Cost: 7,242,300
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,406

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: LT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
MASC                                         CT        -         1         1.00
3 ER Medium Lasers                           RT        15        3         3.00
ECM Suite                                    LT        0         1         1.00
TAG                                          LT        0         1         1.00
Narc Launcher                                LT        0         1         2.00
@Narc (Homing) (12)                          LT        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 24

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 14
10         3       3       0       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, ECM, TAG, SNARC, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA

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Talaria RECONFIGURATIONS

With Clan Coyote's acquisition of mechanized battle armor technology in 2871, the loadout of the Talaria was altered

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Loadout Name: Prime'                                         Cost: 7,256,925
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,505

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 8  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 4 LT, 4 RT                                         4.00
    CASE Locations: LL                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
MASC                                         CT        -         1         1.00
2 ER Small Lasers                            RA        4         2         1.00
Machine Gun                                  RA        0         1         0.25
ER Medium Laser                              RA        5         1         1.00
2 ER Small Lasers                            LA        4         2         1.00
Machine Gun                                  LA        0         1         0.25
ER Medium Laser                              LA        5         1         1.00
@MG (1/2) (100)                              LL        -         1         0.50
                                            Free Critical Slots: 15

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 15
10/8j      4       4       0       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: A'                                             Cost: 6,804,363
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,964

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             13(26)                    3.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
MASC                                         CT        -         1         1.00
Targeting Computer                           LT        -         1         1.00
2 ER Medium Lasers                           RA        10        2         2.00
ER Small Laser                               RA        2         1         0.50
2 ER Medium Lasers                           LA        10        2         2.00
ER Small Laser                               LA        2         1         0.50
                                            Free Critical Slots: 19

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 20
10         5       5       0       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


================================================================================
Loadout Name: B'                                             Cost: 6,939,400
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,528

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             11(22)                    1.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LL, 1 RL
    CASE Locations: LA                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
MASC                                         CT        -         1         1.00
ER Large Laser                               RA        12        1         4.00
ER Medium Laser                              RA        5         1         1.00
2 SRM-4s                                     LA        6         2         2.00
@SRM-4 (25)                                  LA        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 26

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 15
10         3       3       1       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, SRM 1/1/0


================================================================================
Loadout Name: C'                                             Cost: 7,314,613
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,659

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 6  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 3 LT, 3 RT                                         3.00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             11(22)                    1.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LL, 1 RL
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
MASC                                         CT        -         1         1.00
ECM Suite                                    LT        0         1         1.00
2 ER Medium Lasers                           RA        10        2         2.00
ER Small Laser                               RA        2         1         0.50
ER Medium Laser                              LA        5         1         1.00
ER Small Laser                               LA        2         1         0.50
                                            Free Critical Slots: 18

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 17
10/4j      4       4       0       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, -0, ECM, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: D'                                             Cost: 7,213,863
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,308

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 8  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 4 LT, 4 RT                                         4.00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             11(22)                    1.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LL, 1 RL
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
MASC                                         CT        -         1         1.00
TAG                                          LT        0         1         1.00
ER Medium Laser                              RA        5         1         1.00
ER Small Laser                               RA        2         1         0.50
ER Medium Laser                              LA        5         1         1.00
ER Small Laser                               LA        2         1         0.50
                                            Free Critical Slots: 17

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 13
10/8j      3       3       0       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, TAG, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: E'                                             Cost: 6,933,550
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,360

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: LA, RA                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
MASC                                         CT        -         1         1.00
LRM-15                                       RA        5         2         3.50
LRM-15                                       LA        5         2         3.50
@LRM-15 (8)                                  RA        -         1         1.00
@LRM-15 (8)                                  LA        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 26

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 14
10         2       2       2       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, LRM 1/1/1, IF 1


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Loadout Name: F'                                             Cost: 7,002,125
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,331

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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    CASE Locations: LA, RA                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
MASC                                         CT        -         1         1.00
2 SRM-6s                                     RA        8         2         3.00
2 SRM-6s                                     LA        8         2         3.00
ER Medium Laser                              LA        5         1         1.00
@SRM-6 (15)                                  RA        -         1         1.00
@SRM-6 (15)                                  LA        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 29

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 13
10         4       4       0       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, SRM 2/2/0


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Loadout Name: G'                                             Cost: 7,242,300
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,406

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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    CASE Locations: LT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active Probe                                 HD        0         1         1.00
MASC                                         CT        -         1         1.00
ECM Suite                                    LT        0         1         1.00
TAG                                          LT        0         1         1.00
Narc Launcher                                LT        0         1         2.00
3 ER Medium Lasers                           RA        15        3         3.00
@Narc (Homing) (12)                          LT        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 24

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 14
10         3       3       0       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, PRB, RCN, ECM, TAG, SNARC, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA

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Piasa

Mass: 20 tons
Chassis: Piasa
Power Plant: Fusion 140 Standard
Cruising Speed: 76 km/h
Maximum Speed: 119 km/h
Fixed Jump Jets: 0
Armor: CI 92 Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
6 tons of Pod Space
Manufacturer: Coyote Industrial Complex, Line F Annex
Primary Factory: Babylon
Communications System: CI-Com 7
Targeting and Tracking System: CI-X5

The Piasa was the second light OmniMech introduced by Clan Coyote. Named for river spirits of the indigenous people of the Terran Central North America continent, the Piasa was conceptualized as an inexpensive, speedy, and numerous combatant on the Clan battlefield; figuratively, the Piasa would fight by a flow of OmniMechs. In principle, the Scientist Caste could have been correct, but zellbrigen dueling and bidding meant Piasa MechWarriors had to be extremely careful in open combat. Therefore, the Piasa primary role in the Touman became dueling OmniMech for Trials of Bloodright, Position, and Possession. The advent of Mechanized Battle Armor would change this philosophy within a decade of its birth.

Debuting 2860, 3 months after the Talaria was introduced, the Piasa makes better use of Pod Space than its sister design, albeit in a slower chassis with less armor. What really sold the Piasa was its tactical flexibility and its cost, less than 1/3 of the Talaria.

Capabilities

The Piasa had to be selective in battlefield role. Like the Jackrabbit of yesteryear, the Piasa could easily be picked off if allowed to brawl or skirmish in open terrain. With a top speed over 110 km/h and just 3 tons of Ferro-Fibrous Armor, the Piasa  was best utilized as a scout or sniper, or as distant fire support. Most configurations of the Piasa ran quite cool, which is important as only 1/2 of the stock configurations mounted jump jets. Prime and Beta were snipers wielding an ER PPC or a Large Pulse Laser, respectively. “A” was a dueler and skirmisher ideal for Trials, with a sextet of ER Small Lasers and Jump Jets. Configuration C was fire-support option with LRMs, and “D” provided commanding officers with advanced electronic warfare options. “E” and “F” were frontline combat options, both packing ER Medium Lasers (“F” replaces 1/2 the lasers with Jump Jets). Lastly, Configuration G was an armor and infantry hunter, combining machine guns with flamers and inferno short range missiles.

Deployment

The Piasa was not produced on Tamaron, rather at Clan Coyote’s Coyote Industrial Complex - line F Annex, the satellite facility established on Babylon to fine-tune existing OmniMech components (reducing costs and improving performance), and the site of much of the secret collaboration between Clan Coyote and Sea Fox Scientists. The facility was repurposed from those early collaborations, and primarily tasked with constructing the Lupus. The massive scale of Lupus production required a perpetual stream of materials and components. As a result, Piasa designers at the facility found themselves a lesser priority, and were unable to beat their brethren to introduce the first Light OmniMech (the Talaria was produced at the newer Coyote facility on New Kent).

Once the first Piasas walked from the production lines, the Coyote brass began another reallocation, this time to be able to field as many Piasa as possible. But within the first few months, the Piasa’s frailty became overwhelmingly apparent, and production was reduced. The Piasa’s reputation became toxically bad when ilKhan Zenos Danforth ruled in May of 2860 a Piasa-heavy Coyote unit could not be challenged to a Trial of Possession for OmniMech Technology. For a decade, the Piasa would linger in specialized obscurity, that is until Mechanized Battle Armor tactics were introduced by Clan Hell’s Horses in 2870. The new doctrine resulted in a flurry of activity to rewire and recast the Piasa armor paneling to allow for Battle Armor Infantry to mount and be deployed expeditiously on the battlefield, along with reconfiguration of weapon systems to allow Warriors to engage while still mounting armored infantry. While deploying non-Elemental Battle Armor infantry in this manner met with mixed results, the potential was clear and the Piasa remained in production.

In this role, the Piasa was given new life. It was this development that made Configurations E and F especially popular - young, reckless Coyote MechWarriors would attempt to deploy their Battle Armor brethren, and then challenge an opposing light 'Mech during their withdrawal in an attempt to win some glory (mostly by luck). But the new lease did not last long. The introduction of the Fire Moth four years later relegated most Piasas to second line status in most Clan toumans, even before Elemental infantry were plentiful enough to make fielding the Piasa worthwhile.

The Piasa did see a limited production run in 2956 to replenish numbers after Piasas were forced back to frontline combat (two years after the death of the Talaria), but then only long enough for Clan Coyote to secure new Kit Fox and Fire Moth light OmniMech production runs. With the last production run delivered more than half a century ago, today the Piasa can still be found, but primarily as a training OmniMech for MechWarrior crèches lucky enough and diligent enough to maintain them:

Piasa (2860)

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Piasa

Mass: 20 tons
Tech Base: Clan
Chassis Config: Biped Omnimech
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X
Production Year: 2860
Cost: 1,930,000 C-Bills
Battle Value: 318

Chassis: Piasa Endo-Steel
Power Plant: Fusion 140 140 Fusion Engine
Walking Speed: 75.6 km/h
Maximum Speed: 118.8 km/h
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: CI 92 Ferro-Fibrous Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
    6.0 tons of pod space.
Manufacturer: Coyote Industrial Complex, Line F Annex
    Primary Factory: Babylon
Communications System: CI-Com 7
Targeting and Tracking System: CI-X5

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Endo-Steel                    33 points                1.00
    Internal Locations: 7 RA
Engine:             Fusion Engine                140                       5.00
    Walking MP: 7
    Running MP: 11
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             10(20)                    0.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 CT, 1 LT, 1 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL
Gyro:               Standard                                               2.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV -  57                  3.00
    Armor Locations: 7 LA

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     6            8         
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  2         
                                           L/R Torso     5            7         
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  1         
                                             L/R Arm     3            5         
                                             L/R Leg     4            6         



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CONFIGURATIONS

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Loadout Name: Prime                                          Cost: 2,387,800
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,043

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ER PPC                                       RT        15        2         6.00


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Loadout Name: A                                              Cost: 2,255,050
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 728

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 6  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 3 LT, 3 RT                                         3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3 ER Small Lasers                            RT        6         3         1.50
3 ER Small Lasers                            LT        6         3         1.50
                                            Free Critical Slots: 11

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      2    Points: 7
7/4j       3       3       0       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


================================================================================
Loadout Name: B                                              Cost: 2,200,300
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 784

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Large Pulse Laser                            LT        10        2         6.00


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Loadout Name: C                                              Cost: 2,267,800
Tech Rating/Era Availability: F/X-E-E-A                       BV2: 730

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: LT, RT                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 LRM-5s                                     RT        4         2         2.00
2 LRM-5s                                     LT        4         2         2.00
@LRM-5 (24)                                  RT        -         1         1.00
@LRM-5 (24)                                  LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 17

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      2    Points: 7
7          2       2       2       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, LRM 1/1/1, IF 1


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Loadout Name: D                                              Cost: 2,837,800
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 473

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: RT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TAG                                          HD        0         1         1.00
ECM Suite                                    RT        0         1         1.00
Active Probe                                 RT        0         1         1.00
Narc Launcher                                RT        0         1         2.00
@Narc (Homing) (6)                           RT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 18

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      2    Points: 5
7          0       0       0       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, TAG, ECM, PRB, RCN, SNARC, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: E                                              Cost: 2,650,000
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,363

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3 ER Medium Lasers                           RA        15        3         3.00
3 ER Medium Lasers                           LA        15        3         3.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 21

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      2    Points: 14
7          3       3       0       0      1     2   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: F                                              Cost: 2,513,800
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,026

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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    Jumping MP: 6  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 3 LT, 3 RT                                         3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ER Medium Laser                              HD        5         1         1.00
ER Medium Laser                              RT        5         1         1.00
ER Medium Laser                              LT        5         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 14

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      2    Points: 10
7/4j       3       3       0       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: G                                              Cost: 2,365,300
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 578

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: LT, RT                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Machine Gun                                  RT        0         1         0.25
SRM-6                                        RT        4         1         1.50
Flamer                                       RT        3         1         0.50
Machine Gun                                  LT        0         1         0.25
SRM-6                                        LT        4         1         1.50
Flamer                                       LT        3         1         0.50
@SRM-6 (Inferno) (15)                        RT        -         1         1.00
@MG (1/2) (100)                              LT        -         1         0.50
                                            Free Critical Slots: 15

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      2    Points: 6
7          2       2       0       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, SRM 1/1/0


RECONFIGURATIONS (2871)

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Loadout Name: Prime'                                         Cost: 2,383,900
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,043

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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ER PPC                                       RA        15        2         6.00


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Loadout Name: A'                                             Cost: 2,247,250
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 728

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 6  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 3 LT, 3 RT                                         3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3 ER Small Lasers                            RA        6         3         1.50
3 ER Small Lasers                            LA        6         3         1.50
                                            Free Critical Slots: 15

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      2    Points: 7
7/4j       3       3       0       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: B'                                             Cost: 2,197,900
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 784

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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Large Pulse Laser                            LA        10        2         6.00


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Loadout Name: C'                                             Cost: 2,260,000
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 730

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: LA, RA                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 LRM-5s                                     RA        4         2         2.00
2 LRM-5s                                     LA        4         2         2.00
@LRM-5 (24)                                  RA        -         1         1.00
@LRM-5 (24)                                  LA        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 21

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      2    Points: 7
7          2       2       2       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, LRM 1/1/1, IF 1


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Loadout Name: D'                                             Cost: 2,837,800
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 473

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: RT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TAG                                          HD        0         1         1.00
ECM Suite                                    RT        0         1         1.00
Active Probe                                 RT        0         1         1.00
Narc Launcher                                RA        0         1         2.00
@Narc (Homing) (6)                           RT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 18

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      2    Points: 5
7          0       0       0       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, TAG, ECM, PRB, RCN, SNARC, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: E'                                             Cost: 2,650,000
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,363

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3 ER Medium Lasers                           RA        15        3         3.00
3 ER Medium Lasers                           LA        15        3         3.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 21

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      2    Points: 14
7          3       3       0       0      1     2   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: F'                                             Cost: 2,513,800
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 1,026

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 6  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 3 LT, 3 RT                                         3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ER Medium Laser                              HD        5         1         1.00
ER Medium Laser                              RA        5         1         1.00
ER Medium Laser                              LA        5         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 14

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      2    Points: 10
7/4j       3       3       0       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: G'                                             Cost: 2,296,000
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 622

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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    CASE Locations: RT                                                     0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA    R: SH+UA+LA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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SRM-6                                        RA        4         1         1.50
Small Pulse Laser                            RA        2         1         1.00
SRM-6                                        LA        4         1         1.50
Small Pulse Laser                            LA        2         1         1.00
@SRM-6 (Inferno) (15)                        RT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 20

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      2    Points: 6
7          2       2       0       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, SRM 1/1/0

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Xibalba

Mass: 70 tons
Chassis: Xibalba
Power Plant: CI 350 XL Fusion Engine
Cruising Speed: 54 km/h
Maximum Speed: 86 km/h (108 km/h w/ MASC
Fixed Jump Jets: 0
Armor: CI 108 Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
29 tons of Pod Space
Manufacturer: Zuni OmniMech Production Complex
Primary Factory: Foster
Communications System: CI-Com 9
Targeting and Tracking System: CI-X15

The Xibalba OmniMech aspired to be death incarnate. Named for the Mayan underworld, Clan Coyote designed the Xibalba as a complement to its original Heavy OmniMech, the Lupus, and a nod to Clan Hell's Horses new mechanized Battle Armor tactics. While the Lupus was quick, rugged, decently armed, and reliable, the Xibalba was obscenely fast and heavily armed, capable of 100+ km/h bursts while carrying 29 tons of Pod Space. Only the contemporary Thresher was capable of similar bursts, but was significantly less well armed. On the Clan battlefield, where zellibringen was so important, the Xibalba proved a lethal adversary, winning more than 78% of its single combat. And as Clan Coyote came into Possession of Elemental Battle Armor infantry, the Xibalba became Clan Coyote's premier Heavy/Assault Nova OmniMech.

Capabilities

The key to the Xibalba’s speed was a massive 350-rated CI Extra Light Fusion Engine enhanced by MASC circuitry. But with such a large engine, the Xibalba only carried 9 tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor for protection. 29 tons of Pod-equipped weapons allowed the Xibalba to overwhelm most opponents quickly, allowing aggressive MechWarriors full use of MASC to maximize maneuverability, and use speed to augment their modest armor. But longer engagements always remained a weakness of the Xibalba. While the Xibalba could comfortably manage 86 km/h, MechWarriors depending upon MASC to win their duels occasionally lost due to equipment failure.

The Xibalba’s Primary Configuration paired pulse lasers with LB-X auto cannons, with cluster munitions encouraged to exploit any holes in opponents armor. A Configuration was a laser boat with enough Heat Sinks to almost always alpha strike. B had 80 missile tubes and enough ammunition to sustain fire for more than a minute of combat, but such a loadout really undermined the maneuverability of the ‘Mech. C ran relatively cool while wielding a trio of ER PPCs. D paired over-under slung ER lasers with a targeting computer and 120-meter jump. E downgraded two of the lasers, but added the killing punch of shoulder mounted SRMs. F is the only configuration to have significant heat problems, but managing range brackets allowed MechWarriors to replace 2 of E’s SRM launchers with LRM20s.

Deployment

The Xibalba's aggressive design filled a vital role in Clan Coyote's Medium, Heavy, and Assault elements. More agile than the Lupus or Spirit Walker, the Xibalba served as Clan Coyote's Heavy Cavalry 'Mech, especially in Crusader-heavier formations like Gamma and Epsilon Galaxies. As Novae became widely used in the Coyote touman, the Xibalba also took on a transport role for Elemental Battle Armor Infantry. Despite its early dominance, the progression of OmniMech technology allowed improved compatibility between advanced armors, structure, and engines. Within a few decades the Xibalba's reliance on MASC and thinner armor compared with newer OmniMechs became a liability. Additionally, Clan Coyote’s Warriors had begun to use the Hellbringer, a Heavy OmniMech with similar performance and mission profiles, but at 75% of the price. Still, as the Xibalba aged, its aggressive tactics endeared itself to the Clan's modest Crusader element.

With the demise of the Clan Coyote Crusaders in the Blood Scandal (FM:WC, p. 42), the Xibalba was no longer embraced by the Warrior Caste. With Hellbringer production readily available, Clan Coyote decided its resources were better spent on the more rugged Lupus. At 0630 hours on the morning of 08 September 2977 Clan Coyote Khan’s ordered the Xibalba’s factory mothballed, even ceasing production of replacement parts. The orders were carried out without hesitation, and the factory went silent later that evening. There was no grace period for this transition; Xibalbas were removed almost overnight from front line service.

Clan Watch intelligence confirms the Zuni OPC and its attendant additional orbital platform on Foster by the by the end of the Wars of Reaving. Long-since repurposed to construct the Savage Coyote, Zuni OPC still has the facilities and schematics to manufacture new Xibalbas.

However, it is unlikely Xibalba manufacture will ever resume. Clan Cloud Cobra controls Zuni OPC as of 3085. While the Cobras rarely use the competing Hellbringers in combat, the Cobra disdain for Clan Coyote extends to the Xibalba as well. Should Heavy OmniMech production resume at Zuni, the Cobras are more likely to retool the lines to produce another ‘Mech, like the Ebon Jaguar.


Xibalba (2873)

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Xibalba

Mass: 70 tons
Tech Base: Clan
Chassis Config: Biped Omnimech
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X
Production Year: 2863
Cost: 20,494,208 C-Bills
Battle Value: 934

Chassis: Xibalba Standard
Power Plant: CI 350 Fusion XL Engine
Walking Speed: 54.0 km/h
Maximum Speed: 86.4 km/h (108.0 km/h)
Jump Jets: Unknown
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: CI 108 Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
    29.0 tons of pod space.
Manufacturer: Zuni OmniMech Production Complex
    Primary Factory: Foster
Communications System: CI-Com 9
Targeting and Tracking System: CI-X15

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                     107 points                7.00
Engine:             XL Fusion Engine             350                      15.00
    Walking MP: 5
    Running MP: 8 (10)
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             10(20)                    0.00
Gyro:               Standard                                               4.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV - 172                  9.00
    Armor Locations: 1 HD, 3 LA, 3 RA

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     22           27       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  10       
                                           L/R Torso     15           20       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  6         
                                             L/R Arm     11           17       
                                             L/R Leg     15           20       

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Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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MASC                                         RT        -         3         3.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 37

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      6    Points: 9
6          0       0       0       0      3     0   Structure:  4
Special Abilities: OMNI, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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CONFIGURATIONS

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Loadout Name: Prime                                          Cost: 22,525,708
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 2,140

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             11(22)                    1.00
    CASE Locations: LA, RA                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MASC                                         RT        -         3         3.00
LB 5-X AC                                    RA        1         4         7.00
Large Pulse Laser                            RA        10        2         6.00
LB 5-X AC                                    LA        1         4         7.00
Large Pulse Laser                            LA        10        2         6.00
@LB 5-X (Slug) (20)                          RA        -         1         1.00
@LB 5-X (Cluster) (20)                       LA        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 21

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      6    Points: 21
6          3       3       3       0      3     0   Structure:  4
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, FLK 0/1/1


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Loadout Name: A                                              Cost: 22,118,771
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 2,603

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             22(44)                   12.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 5 LT, 3 RT, 1 LA, 1 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 ER Medium Lasers                           CT        10        2         2.00
MASC                                         RT        -         3         3.00
Large Pulse Laser                            RA        10        2         6.00
ER Medium Laser                              RA        5         1         1.00
ER Small Laser                               RA        2         1         0.50
Large Pulse Laser                            LA        10        2         6.00
ER Medium Laser                              LA        5         1         1.00
ER Small Laser                               LA        2         1         0.50
                                            Free Critical Slots: 3

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      6    Points: 26
6          6       6       3       0      3     0   Structure:  4
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


================================================================================
Loadout Name: B                                              Cost: 23,937,958
Tech Rating/Era Availability: F/X-F-E-D                       BV2: 2,875

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: RT, LA, RA                                             0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LRM-20                                       RT        6         4         5.00
    Artemis IV FCS                           RT        -         1         1.00
MASC                                         RT        -         3         3.00
LRM-20                                       LT        6         4         5.00
    Artemis IV FCS                           LT        -         1         1.00
LRM-20                                       RA        6         4         5.00
    Artemis IV FCS                           RA        -         1         1.00
LRM-20                                       LA        6         4         5.00
    Artemis IV FCS                           LA        -         1         1.00
@LRM-20 (6)                                  RT        -         1         1.00
@LRM-20 (12)                                 RA        -         2         2.00
@LRM-20 (12)                                 LA        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 12

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      6    Points: 29
6          5       5       5       0      3     0   Structure:  4
Special Abilities: OMNI, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, IF 4


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Loadout Name: C                                              Cost: 22,546,958
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 2,948

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             21(42)                   11.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 4 LT, 2 RT, 2 LA, 1 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ER PPC                                       CT        15        2         6.00
MASC                                         RT        -         3         3.00
ER PPC                                       RA        15        2         6.00
ER PPC                                       LA        15        2         6.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 9

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      6    Points: 29
6          5       5       5       0      3     0   Structure:  4
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


================================================================================
Loadout Name: D                                              Cost: 22,795,583
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 2,719

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 4  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 LT, 2 RT                                         4.00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             22(44)                   12.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 CT, 3 LT, 2 RT, 2 LA, 2 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA    R: SH+UA+LA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ECM Suite                                    RT        0         1         1.00
MASC                                         RT        -         3         3.00
Targeting Computer                           LT        -         2         2.00
ER Large Laser                               RA        12        1         4.00
ER Medium Laser                              RA        5         1         1.00
ER Large Laser                               LA        12        1         4.00
ER Medium Laser                              LA        5         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 0

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      6    Points: 27
6/3j       4       4       3       0      3     0   Structure:  4
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, ECM, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


================================================================================
Loadout Name: E                                              Cost: 23,509,583
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 2,343

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 4  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 LT, 2 RT                                         4.00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             18(36)                    8.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 CT, 1 LT, 2 LA, 2 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL
    CASE Locations: LT, RT                                                 0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA    R: SH+UA+LA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 SRM-6s                                     RT        8         2         3.00
    Artemis IV FCS                           RT        -         2         2.00
MASC                                         RT        -         3         3.00
2 SRM-6s                                     LT        8         2         3.00
    Artemis IV FCS                           LT        -         2         2.00
2 ER Medium Lasers                           RA        10        2         2.00
2 ER Medium Lasers                           LA        10        2         2.00
@SRM-6 (15)                                  RT        -         1         1.00
@SRM-6 (30)                                  LT        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 0

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      6    Points: 23
6/3j       7       7       0       0      3     0   Structure:  4
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


================================================================================
Loadout Name: F                                              Cost: 23,860,133
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-D-X-X                       BV2: 2,769

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             13(26)                    3.00
    CASE Locations: LT, LA, RA                                             0.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 ER Medium Lasers                           RT        10        2         2.00
SRM-6                                        RT        4         1         1.50
    Artemis IV FCS                           RT        -         1         1.00
MASC                                         RT        -         3         3.00
2 ER Medium Lasers                           LT        10        2         2.00
SRM-6                                        LT        4         1         1.50
    Artemis IV FCS                           LT        -         1         1.00
LRM-20                                       RA        6         4         5.00
    Artemis IV FCS                           RA        -         1         1.00
LRM-20                                       LA        6         4         5.00
    Artemis IV FCS                           LA        -         1         1.00
@LRM-20 (12)                                 LT        -         2         2.00
@SRM-6 (15)                                  LT        -         1         1.00
@SRM-6 (15)                                  RT        -         1         1.00
@LRM-20 (6)                                  RT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 4

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      6    Points: 28
6          5       5       2       0      3     3   Structure:  4
Special Abilities: OMNI, -0, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, IF 2

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