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Luxan

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Goliath, with a Kick
« on: 11 August 2022, 17:24:27 »
An idea for a Jihad-era, close assault Goliath. Basically the idea is to get close to the enemy and ruthlessly kick them until they stop moving. Also, keep shooting them, but mainly so you can kick harder.

To help with the getting close part, it has TSM and a Supercharger, which can give it a burst speed of 97 kph, quite respectable for an Assault 'Mech. The hardened armor also helps with the getting close part, though, ironically, it slows the 'Mech down. However, the advantage is it can take more punishment than an Atlas, so it will probably survive to get in kicking range. But if you do get an armor breach, keep your finger on the eject button. The insides are made of cardboard.

Weaponry is okay and inspired by the original Goliath. A Snub-Nose PPC and two ER Medium Lasers in a turret, with two forward firing MML-9s and a small laser in the head. This gives easy enough heat management for the TSM. Ironically though, you want to avoid running to activate the TSM, and once it does activate, avoid standing still.

The TSM-powered kicks are what we're aiming for here though, just devastating.

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Goliath GOL-4HT

Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Experimental)
Tonnage: 80
Battle Value: 2,323

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure            Composite               4
Engine                        320 Light              17
Walking MP: 4 (5)
Running MP: 5 (7) [9]
Jumping MP: 0
Double Heat Sink              11 [22]                 1
Gyro                                                  4
Cockpit                                               3
Armor Factor (Hardened)       192                    24

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Head                    3         9     
     Center Torso            25        30   
     Center Torso (rear)               9     
     R/L Torso               17        22   
     R/L Torso (rear)                  6     
     FR/L Leg                17        22   
     RR/L Leg                17        22   

Triple-Strength Myomer Locations: 2 FLL, 2 FRL, 1 RLL, 1 RRL

Weapons and Ammo           Location  Critical   Heat    Tonnage
  Supercharger                CT        1        -       2.0   
  Small Laser                 HD        1        1       0.5   
  MML 9                       LT        5        5       6.0   
  MML 9 LRM Ammo (13)         LT        1        -       1.0   
  MML 9 SRM Ammo (22)         LT        2        -       2.0   
  CASE                        LT        1        -       0.5   
  Snub-Nose PPC (T)           RT        2        10      6.0   
  2 ER Medium Laser (T)       RT        2        10      2.0   
  MML 9                       RT        5        5       6.0   
  Quad Turret                 RT        1        -       1.0   

packhntr

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Re: Goliath, with a Kick
« Reply #1 on: 11 August 2022, 20:17:54 »
You DO NOT want to get a donkey kick from this thing
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Grizzly

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Re: Goliath, with a Kick
« Reply #2 on: 11 August 2022, 20:55:20 »
That's just mean.  :)
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garhkal

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Re: Goliath, with a Kick
« Reply #3 on: 12 August 2022, 01:21:32 »
Pity you can't put melee weapons on a quad, like spikes ON THEIR FEET!!!
It's not who you kill, but how they die!
You can't shoot what you can't see.
You can not dodge it if you don't know it's coming.

Kerfuffin(925)

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Re: Goliath, with a Kick
« Reply #4 on: 12 August 2022, 02:05:57 »
Pity you can't put melee weapons on a quad, like spikes ON THEIR FEET!!!

Talons?
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Luxan

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Re: Goliath, with a Kick
« Reply #5 on: 12 August 2022, 08:57:57 »
I did experiment with the idea of getting talons on this thing. But you need to free up 6 tons and 4 critical slots to do it, so you have to make significant sacrifices.

The easiest way to do it would be to drop one of the MMLs, which frees up the needed tonnage and space. But, you still need the heat it generated for the TSM activation. Easiest way to make up for that is to drop a ton of ammo and squeeze another ER Medium into the turret.

So, 48 damage from a kick is terrifying but, the firepower suffers. Ultimately, I felt the configuration above was better balanced and able to do more on the turns it didn't win initiative.

Luxan

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Re: Goliath, with a Kick
« Reply #6 on: 12 August 2022, 09:21:50 »
If you really wanted to lean into mixed tech cheese, you could do this:

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Goliath GOL-4HTC
Technology Base: Mixed (Experimental)
Tonnage: 80
Battle Value: 3,114

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure            Composite               4
Engine                        320 XL(C)            11.5
Walking MP: 4
Running MP: 5(7)
Jumping MP: 0
Double Heat Sink              12 [24]                 2
Gyro                                                  4
Cockpit                                               3
Armor Factor (Hardened)       240                    30

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Head                    3         9     
     Center Torso            25        34   
     Center Torso (rear)               9     
     R/L Torso               17        28   
     R/L Torso (rear)                  6     
     FR/L Leg                17        30   
     RR/L Leg                17        30   

Triple-Strength Myomer locations: 3 LT, 3 RT

Weapons and Ammo                 Location  Critical   Heat    Tonnage
  Supercharger                       CT        1        -       1.5   
  (IS) Small Laser                   HD        1        1       0.5   
  ATM 9                              LT        4        6       5.0
  ATM-9 Ammo (14)                    LT        2        -       2.0
  Large Pulse Laser (T)              RT        2        10      6.0   
  3 ER Medium Laser (T)              RT        3        15      3.0   
  ER Small Laser (T)                 RT        1        2       0.5   
  BattleMech Turret                  RT        1        -       0.0   
  Talons                            FLL        2        -       6.0   
  Talons                            FRL        2        -       -   
  Talons                            RLL        2        -       -   
  Talons                            RRL        2        -       -   
« Last Edit: 12 August 2022, 09:24:13 by Luxan »

garhkal

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Re: Goliath, with a Kick
« Reply #7 on: 13 August 2022, 13:35:41 »
OUCH.. That's all i can say!
It's not who you kill, but how they die!
You can't shoot what you can't see.
You can not dodge it if you don't know it's coming.