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ANS Kamas P81

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Dola DOL-1C Clan tech upgrade
« on: 30 August 2021, 12:26:01 »
Pretty simple upgrade to be told, just a couple HMLs from the Sea Foxes replacing the ERMLs, with a Lance replacing the Sword because of character thematic reasons.  I had the crits, so I bumped the armor up to HFF trying to keep the upgrade not crazy - if I was more serious with a full-up change I'd probably go with Clan FF armor and use the remaining crit space for TSM...

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Dola DOL-1C

Mass: 30 tons
Chassis: Standard Biped
Power Plant: 240 XL
Cruising Speed: 86.4 kph
Maximum Speed: 129.6 kph
Jump Jets: Standard
     Jump Capacity: 240 meters
Armor: Heavy Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
     2 Heavy Medium Laser
Manufacturer: Unknown
     Primary Factory: Unknown
Communication System: Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown
Introduction Year: 3145
Tech Rating/Availability: F/X-X-X-E
Cost: 6,188,390 C-bills

Type: Dola
Technology Base: Mixed (Experimental)
Tonnage: 30
Battle Value: 1,020

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                    3
Engine                        240 XL                  6
   Walking MP: 8
   Running MP: 12
   Jumping MP: 8
Double Heat Sink              10 [20]                 0
Gyro                                                  3
Cockpit                                               3
Armor Factor (Heavy Ferro)    99                      5

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Head                    3         9     
     Center Torso            10        14   
     Center Torso (rear)               6     
     R/L Torso               7         10   
     R/L Torso (rear)                  4     
     R/L Arm                 5         10   
     R/L Leg                 7         11   


Right Arm Actuators: Shoulder, Upper Arm, Lower Arm, Hand
Left Arm Actuators: Shoulder, Upper Arm, Lower Arm, Hand

Weapons
and Ammo               Location  Critical   Heat    Tonnage   
Angel ECM Suite           CT        2        -       2.0   
4 Jump Jet                RT        4        -       2.0   
2 Heavy Medium Laser      LA        4        7       2.0   
Double Heat Sink          LA        3        -       1.0   
4 Jump Jet                LT        4        -       2.0   
Lance                     RA        2        -       2.0   
Pretty straightforward, all told.  Only 1020 BV, and if it does well on the attack roles it's pushing PSRs on people.  I think this is the best way to use HMLs, honestly, a few of them scattered on light 'Mechs to make for better backstabbers and chopping big pieces off other light 'Mechs.

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Re: Dola DOL-1C Clan tech upgrade
« Reply #1 on: 30 August 2021, 12:30:19 »

This makes jumping attacks more difficult, the extra +1 to-hit from the heavy lasers is quite unfortunate.
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Karack Blackstone

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Re: Dola DOL-1C Clan tech upgrade
« Reply #2 on: 30 August 2021, 18:18:05 »
Drop the Angel ECM to a normal ECM suite and pick up a Targeting Computer.

You can't afford the +1 to hit base for Heavy Lasers and JJ's. You need the 1 T TC to fix the even harder than normal to hit rolls for Hvy's.

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Re: Dola DOL-1C Clan tech upgrade
« Reply #3 on: 30 August 2021, 22:54:35 »
I agree with the points made, so here's an update.  Traded the AECM for a regular Clan-tech ECM package to free up the one ton for the TC.

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Dola DOL-1C

Mass: 30 tons
Chassis: Standard Biped
Power Plant: 240 XL
Cruising Speed: 86.4 kph
Maximum Speed: 129.6 kph
Jump Jets: Standard
     Jump Capacity: 240 meters
Armor: Heavy Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
     2 Heavy Medium Laser
Manufacturer: Unknown
     Primary Factory: Unknown
Communication System: Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown
Introduction Year: 3145
Tech Rating/Availability: F/X-X-X-E
Cost: 5,486,390 C-bills

Type: Dola
Technology Base: Mixed (Experimental)
Tonnage: 30
Battle Value: 1,058

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                    3
Engine                        240 XL                  6
   Walking MP: 8
   Running MP: 12
   Jumping MP: 8
Double Heat Sink              10 [20]                 0
Gyro                                                  3
Cockpit                                               3
Armor Factor (Heavy Ferro)    99                      5

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Head                    3         9     
     Center Torso            10        14   
     Center Torso (rear)               6     
     R/L Torso               7         10   
     R/L Torso (rear)                  4     
     R/L Arm                 5         10   
     R/L Leg                 7         11   


Right Arm Actuators: Shoulder, Upper Arm, Lower Arm, Hand
Left Arm Actuators: Shoulder, Upper Arm, Lower Arm, Hand

Weapons
and Ammo               Location  Critical   Heat    Tonnage   
ECM Suite                 CT        1        -       1.0   
Targeting Computer        CT        1        -       1.0   
4 Jump Jet                RT        4        -       2.0   
2 Heavy Medium Laser      LA        4        7       2.0   
Double Heat Sink          LA        3        -       1.0   
4 Jump Jet                LT        4        -       2.0   
Lance                     RA        2        -       2.0   
Not much of a BV change, actually; I thought about putting the Improved Heavy MLs onboard but I don't like their explosive nature on something this light without CASE II onboard.  And I'm not sure how to get one more ton for that...

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Re: Dola DOL-1C Clan tech upgrade
« Reply #4 on: 01 September 2021, 16:09:38 »
Is the Lance only available at 2 tons?

If so that's CASE II and then if you need it +1 Ton of armor or another DHS, if it'll fit.

Unit balancing is an art. With what you have now, it makes sense and the speed would be reason enough to avoid dropping that Lance.

Maybe a light sword or retractable blade instead? Some other Melee weapon that frees up the needed 1 Ton, or scrap a melee option and go for 1T CASE II and said +1 Ton for more/full armor...

 

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