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SA-CTP-004, -005, -006 Clytemnestra ArenaMech
« on: 25 September 2021, 21:44:27 »
Another old thing that's been sitting in a forgotten folder of my hard drive gathering digital dust for years now. This is an attempt at a rules-compliant version of what I think was the first ever attempt at a design exclusive to the Solaris VII Arenas. The first two models are revised versions of (rules-non-compliant) ones published in BattleTechnology Magazine Issue #20 (July 3053). I came up with the third.

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SA-CTP-004 Clytemnestra

Mass: 65 tons
Chassis: Solaris Arms 65 A
Power Plant: Magna 260
Cruising Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets: None
   Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Solaris Arms Standard
Armament:
   2 Solaris Arms Mk 4 BattleClaws
   1 Whirlwind AC/5
   1 Martell Large Laser
   1 Martell Medium Laser
Manufacturer: Solaris Arms
   Primary Factory: Solaris VII (LC)
Communications System: GM Delco Intertalk 25 with Voice Data Encoder/Decoder
Targeting & Tracking System: SA-04TT

Type: SA-CTP-004 Clytemnestra
Technology Base: Inner Sphere Level 3 3025
Tonnage: 65

Equipment                                                Mass
Internal Structure:                                       6.5
Engine:               260                                13.5
   Walking MP:          4
   Running MP:          6
   Jumping MP:          0
Heat Sinks:            15                                 5
Gyro:                                                     3
Cockpit:                                                  3
Armor Factor:         144                                 9.0
                        Internal           Armor
                        Structure          Value
   Head:                     3                9
   Center Torso:            21               26
   Center Torso (Rear):                       5
   R/L Torso:               15               17
   R/L Torso (Rear):                          5
   R/L Arm:                 10               13
   R/L Leg:                 15               17

  BV 1: 904   Cost: 5,008,686 C-Bills

Weapons and Ammo          Location   Critical   Heat     Mass
Claw                          RA         5        0       5.0
Large Laser                   RA         2        8       5.0
Claw                          LA         5        0       5.0
Autocannon/5                  LT         4        1       8.0
Ammo (AC) 20                  LT         1        0       1.0
Medium Laser                  CT         1        3       1.0

ACTUATORS RA LA
HS RT2 LT2 CT1


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SA-CTP-005 Clytemnestra

Mass: 65 tons
Chassis: Solaris Arms 65 B Endo Steel
Power Plant: GM 325 XL
Cruising Speed: 54.0 km/h
Maximum Speed: 86.4 km/h
Jump Jets: None
   Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Solaris Arms Standard
Armament:
   2 Solaris Arms Mk 4 BattleClaws
   1 Kallon Weapons Industries Ultra AC/5
   1 Martell Large Pulse Laser
   1 Holly SRM-6
Manufacturer: Solaris Arms
   Primary Factory: Solaris VII (FC)
Communications System: GM Delco Intertalk 25 with Voice Data Encoder/Decoder
Targeting & Tracking System: SA-05TT

Type: SA-CTP-005 Clytemnestra
Technology Base: Inner Sphere Level 3 3055
Tonnage: 65

Equipment                                                Mass
Internal Structure: ES                                    3.5
Engine:               325 XL                             12.0
   Walking MP:          5
   Running MP:          8
   Jumping MP:          0
Heat Sinks:            10 [20]                            0
Gyro:                                                     4
Cockpit:                                                  3
Armor Factor:         168                                10.5
                        Internal           Armor
                        Structure          Value
   Head:                     3                9
   Center Torso:            21               29
   Center Torso (Rear):                       6
   R/L Torso:               15               20
   R/L Torso (Rear):                          6
   R/L Arm:                 10               16
   R/L Leg:                 15               20

  BV 1: 1,039   Cost: 13,555,959 C-Bills

Weapons and Ammo          Location   Critical   Heat     Mass
Claw                          RA         5        0       5.0
Large Pulse Laser             RA         2       10       7.0
Claw                          LA         5        0       5.0
SRM-6                         RT         2        4       3.0
Ammo (SRM) 15                 RT         1        0       1.0
Ultra AC/5                    LT         5        1       9.0
Ammo (Ultra) 40               LT         2        0       2.0

ACTUATORS RA LA
ES LA2 RT5 LT2 CT1 RL2 LL2

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SA-CTP-006 Clytemnestra

Mass: 65 tons
Chassis: Solaris Arms 65 B Endo Steel
Power Plant: GM 325 XL
Cruising Speed: 54.0 km/h
Maximum Speed: 86.4 km/h
Jump Jets: None
   Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Solaris Arms Standard
Armament:
   2 Solaris Arms Mk 4 BattleClaws
   1 Mydron Model RC Rotary AC/5
   1 SA (Experimental) Large X-Pulse Laser
   1 Holly SRM-6
Manufacturer: Solaris Arms
   Primary Factory: Solaris VII (FC)
Communications System: GM Delco Intertalk 25 with Voice Data Encoder/Decoder
Targeting & Tracking System: SA-06TT

Type: SA-CTP-006 Clytemnestra
Technology Base: Inner Sphere Level 3 3065
Tonnage: 65

Equipment                                                Mass
Internal Structure: ES                                    3.5
Engine:               325 XL                             12.0
   Walking MP:          5
   Running MP:          8
   Jumping MP:          0
Heat Sinks:            10 [20]                            0
Gyro: XL                                                  2
Cockpit:                                                  3
Armor Factor:         168                                10.5
                        Internal           Armor
                        Structure          Value
   Head:                     3                9
   Center Torso:            21               29
   Center Torso (Rear):                       6
   R/L Torso:               15               20
   R/L Torso (Rear):                          6
   R/L Arm:                 10               16
   R/L Leg:                 15               20

  BV 1: 1.229   Cost: 14,369,409 C-Bills

Weapons and Ammo          Location   Critical   Heat     Mass
Claw                          RA         5        0       5.0
Large X-Pulse Laser           RA         2       14       7.0
Claw                          LA         5        0       5.0
SRM-6                         RT         2        4       3.0
Ammo (SRM) 15                 RT         1        0       1.0
Rotary AC/5                   LT         6        1      10.0
Ammo (RAC) 60                 LT         3        0       3.0

ACTUATORS RA LA
ES RA1 LA3 RT6 RL2 LL2
« Last Edit: 25 September 2021, 23:02:58 by Hominid Mk II »
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Natasha Kerensky

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Re: SA-CTP-004, -005, -006 Clytemnestra ArenaMech
« Reply #1 on: 26 September 2021, 13:13:31 »

At 65 tons, the Clym’s claws are nothing to mess with.  Each does 10 points of damage.  That’s two chances on the punch hits table at penetrating head armor and taking out a cockpit per turn.

But the Clym could really use a TSM variant to boost the claw damage to insta-kill territory on head hits.  (And to get its speed up.)  An AES variant to offset the +1 to-hit of the claws would also be nice.
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Hominid Mk II

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Re: SA-CTP-004, -005, -006 Clytemnestra ArenaMech
« Reply #2 on: 26 September 2021, 13:27:15 »
At 65 tons, the Clym’s claws are nothing to mess with.  Each does 10 points of damage.  That’s two chances on the punch hits table at penetrating head armor and taking out a cockpit per turn.

But the Clym could really use a TSM variant to boost the claw damage to insta-kill territory on head hits.  (And to get its speed up.)  An AES variant to offset the +1 to-hit of the claws would also be nice.

Hmm! That could be done with the -005, but it would have to be stripped out again for the -006. The former has seven crits free, but the latter has only three.
« Last Edit: 26 September 2021, 13:29:59 by Hominid Mk II »
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Re: SA-CTP-004, -005, -006 Clytemnestra ArenaMech
« Reply #3 on: 26 September 2021, 14:01:58 »
And here we go... !

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SA-CTP-005r Clytemnestra

Mass: 65 tons
Chassis: Solaris Arms 65 B Endo Steel
Power Plant: GM 325 XL
Cruising Speed: 54.0 km/h
Maximum Speed: 86.4 km/h
Jump Jets: None
   Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Solaris Arms Standard
Armament:
   2 Solaris Arms Mk 4 BattleClaws
   1 Kallon Weapons Industries Ultra AC/5
   1 Martell Large Pulse Laser
   1 Holly SRM-6
   * Triple-Strength Myomer
Manufacturer: Solaris Arms
   Primary Factory: Solaris VII (FC)
Communications System: GM Delco Intertalk 25 with Voice Data Encoder/Decoder
Targeting & Tracking System: SA-05TT

Type: SA-CTP-005r Clytemnestra
Technology Base: Inner Sphere Level 3 3075
Tonnage: 65

Equipment                                                Mass
Internal Structure: ES                                    3.5
Engine:               325 XL                             12.0
   Walking MP:          5
   Running MP:          8
   Jumping MP:          0
Heat Sinks:            10 [20]                            0
Gyro:                                                     4
Cockpit:                                                  3
Armor Factor:         168                                10.5
                        Internal           Armor
                        Structure          Value
   Head:                     3                9
   Center Torso:            21               29
   Center Torso (Rear):                       6
   R/L Torso:               15               20
   R/L Torso (Rear):                          6
   R/L Arm:                 10               16
   R/L Leg:                 15               20

  BV 1: 1,073   Cost: 15,040,299 C-Bills

Weapons and Ammo          Location   Critical   Heat     Mass
Claw                          RA         5        0       5.0
Large Pulse Laser             RA         2       10       7.0
Claw                          LA         5        0       5.0
SRM-6                         RT         2        4       3.0
Ammo (SRM) 15                 RT         1        0       1.0
Ultra AC/5                    LT         5        1       9.0
Ammo (Ultra) 40               LT         2        0       2.0
2 TSM                         RA         2        0       0.0
2 TSM                         LA         2        0       0.0
1 TSM                         RL         1        0       0.0
1 TSM                         LL         1        0       0.0

ACTUATORS RA LA
ES LA2 RT6 LT2 CT2 RL1 LL1


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Thanks, Natasha!

Edit:
I tried to come up with a variant that added Actuator Enhancement Systems, but everything I tried ended up overweight, overcrits or both. I just don't think it can be done. :(
« Last Edit: 26 September 2021, 14:40:25 by Hominid Mk II »
Ever felt that The Powers That Were at FASA, WizKids and FanPro never gave Victor Steiner-Davion and the Federated Commonwealth a fair shake in the canon timeline? Then you might be interested in my Victor Victorious AU at

https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=65976.0

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Re: SA-CTP-004, -005, -006 Clytemnestra ArenaMech
« Reply #4 on: 26 September 2021, 21:04:17 »

For the TSM variant, maybe replace the SRM-6 with a battery of medium and small lasers.  Otherwise, she’ll have trouble activating and maintaining the TSM.

Although it originated with the Goons and Kells, AES is mostly used by Clanners these days.  So convert to Clantech across the board and you’ll probably get the mass/volume savings for AES.

Clantech Clytemnestra.  Say that three times fast...

Ironically, Clytemnestra murdered Agememnon with an axe or dagger, depending on the tradition.  So the original BattleTechnology design should have carried a hatchet (retractable blade, had the rules existed), not claws.  Go figure...
« Last Edit: 26 September 2021, 21:10:39 by Natasha Kerensky »
"Ah, yes.  The belle dame sans merci.  The sweet young thing who will blast your nuts off.  The kitten with a whip.  That mystique?"
"Slavish adherence to formal ritual is a sign that one has nothing better to think about."
"Variety is the spice of battle."
"I've fought in... what... a hundred battles, a thousand battles?  It could be a million as far as I know.  I've fought for anybody who offered a decent contract and a couple who didn't.  And the universe is not much different after all that.  I could go on fighting for another hundred years and it would still look the same."
"I'm in mourning for my life."
"Those who break faith with the Unity shall go down into darkness."

 

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