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Marik Civil War Special Hunchback
« on: 03 October 2016, 20:22:56 »
As anyone who's seen more than one of my posts down here knows, I'm a Blazer Cannon fanatic.  Since Marik was the first house to produce a prototype, it struck me as the perfect weapon for use in one of their many civil wars (where the original Blazer Rifle itself saw plenty of use).  A quick glance over Xotl's excellent tables revealed Hunchbacks are a common medium 'mech chassis for Marik, and given the proliferation of variants, it seemed like the logical choice for the base.  Taking a cue from the perfect heat tuning of the Marik Wolverine (WVR-6M), this variant can jump and alpha strike every other turn while cooling off with a jump and a pair of medium lasers in between.  It drops the small laser in the name of heat balance, and tacks a little more armor on the legs.

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Civil War Special HBK-4BS

Mass: 50 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/X-E-E-A
Production Year: 2812
Cost: 3,533,500 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,182

Chassis: Crucis Type V Standard
Power Plant: Nissan 200 Fusion Engine
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets: Northrup 12000
    Jump Capacity: 120 meters
Armor: Starshield Standard Armor
Armament:
    1  Binary Laser Cannon
    2  Hellion-V Medium Lasers
Manufacturer: Kali-Yama Weapons Industries
    Primary Factory: Kalidasa
Communications System: Omicron 4002 Networking Channel
Targeting and Tracking System: TRSS Eagle Eye

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                      83 points                5.00
Engine:             Fusion Engine                200                       8.50
    Walking MP: 4
    Running MP: 6
    Jumping MP: 4 Standard
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 LT, 2 RT                                         2.00
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             18                        8.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 2 CT, 4 LT, 2 LL, 2 RL
Gyro:               Standard                                               2.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 168                 10.50

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     16           26       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  5         
                                           L/R Torso     12           20       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  4         
                                             L/R Arm     8            16       
                                             L/R Leg     12           24       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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Binary Laser Cannon                          RT        16        4         9.00
Medium Laser                                 RA        3         1         1.00
Medium Laser                                 LA        3         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 27

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      6    Points: 12
4j         2       2       0       0      2     1   Structure:  4
Special Abilities: ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA

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Re: Marik Civil War Special Hunchback
« Reply #1 on: 04 October 2016, 16:20:05 »
Not bad.
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Re: Marik Civil War Special Hunchback
« Reply #2 on: 04 October 2016, 18:01:37 »
Thanks!  I thought about doing something heavier, but the Hunchback just felt right...

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Re: Marik Civil War Special Hunchback
« Reply #3 on: 04 October 2016, 18:12:56 »
No, a Hunchback makes sense. We've seen so many Swaybacks out there I'm surprised it never became an Omni (it didn't, did it?), and we've already discussed a blazer as an AC/10 or AC/20 replacement.
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Re: Marik Civil War Special Hunchback
« Reply #4 on: 04 October 2016, 18:25:15 »
Honestly, it was Xotl's tables that clinched it for me.  Seeing all those Swaybacks on the Marik list just screamed "pick me! pick me!".

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Re: Marik Civil War Special Hunchback
« Reply #5 on: 09 May 2022, 18:13:30 »
And now with ART from PLOG!  8)

This is the first version small enough to post here... the full version is even MORE glorious!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Marik Civil War Special Hunchback
« Reply #6 on: 09 May 2022, 18:32:16 »
Please…. Please for the love of all that is holy tell me you didn’t commission Plog (or others) to make a TRO: Blazer?


Also pretty nice work from Plog as usual.

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Re: Marik Civil War Special Hunchback
« Reply #7 on: 09 May 2022, 19:09:52 »
>TRO: Blazer?
That'd be a funny TRO to read.

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Re: Marik Civil War Special Hunchback
« Reply #8 on: 09 May 2022, 19:54:57 »
The full version has the Blazer Cannon and one of the Medium Lasers firing, the Jump Jets jetting, and the feet running!  8)

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Re: Marik Civil War Special Hunchback
« Reply #9 on: 09 May 2022, 21:58:17 »
Now do one with a thumper -and- a blazer in the side.
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Re: Marik Civil War Special Hunchback
« Reply #10 on: 10 May 2022, 03:15:18 »
That would probably need a Banshee to make it fit...  ^-^

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Re: Marik Civil War Special Hunchback
« Reply #11 on: 10 May 2022, 03:35:41 »
That would probably need a Banshee to make it fit...  ^-^

Oh, I dunno about that~
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Hunchback 'Daryk'

Mass: 50 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-F-E-D
Production Year: 3025
Dry Cost: 3,775,375 C-Bills
Total Cost: 3,785,375 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,130

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Endo-Steel                    83 points                2.50
    Internal Locations: 7 LA, 7 RA
Engine:             Fusion Engine                200                       8.50
    Walking MP: 4
    Running MP: 6
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             11(22)                    1.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 3 LT
Gyro:               Standard                                               2.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 168                 10.50

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     16           24       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  7         
                                           L/R Torso     12           18       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  6         
                                             L/R Arm     8            16       
                                             L/R Leg     12           24       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Medium Laser                                 RA        3         1         1.00
Medium Laser                                 LA        3         1         1.00
Thumper Art. Cannon                          RT        5         7        10.00
Binary Laser Cannon                          RT        16        4         9.00
Small Laser                                  HD        1         1         0.50
@Thumper Cannon (20)                         RT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 9

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      6    Points: 11
4          3       3       0       0      2     0   Structure:  4
Special Abilities: ARTTC, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA
« Last Edit: 10 May 2022, 03:39:00 by Dakkath »
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Re: Marik Civil War Special Hunchback
« Reply #12 on: 10 May 2022, 17:27:57 »
Oh, a TAC... I thought you meant an actual Thumper...  :)

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Re: Marik Civil War Special Hunchback
« Reply #13 on: 10 May 2022, 17:41:33 »
Ehhhh.....just an upgrade called the Quasimodo. 


No, a Hunchback makes sense. We've seen so many Swaybacks out there I'm surprised it never became an Omni (it didn't, did it?), and we've already discussed a blazer as an AC/10 or AC/20 replacement.

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Re: Marik Civil War Special Hunchback
« Reply #14 on: 04 June 2022, 10:36:16 »
I asked Plog to add color, and it was totally worth it!  Unfortunately, it made the image even bigger so I can't post it...  :-\

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Re: Marik Civil War Special Hunchback
« Reply #15 on: 04 June 2022, 10:43:20 »
I asked Plog to add color, and it was totally worth it!  Unfortunately, it made the image even bigger so I can't post it...  :-\
Here's a link, at least.
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Re: Marik Civil War Special Hunchback
« Reply #16 on: 04 June 2022, 10:45:02 »
Awesome, thanks!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Marik Civil War Special Hunchback
« Reply #17 on: 04 June 2022, 10:45:08 »
Wow, this is a really well executed thread. Good concept for a SW prototype, the artwork is great, and the result is characterful. Nice job Daryk!
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Re: Marik Civil War Special Hunchback
« Reply #18 on: 04 June 2022, 10:47:22 »
Thank you, sir!  It only took me six years to get around to the art... :)

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Re: Marik Civil War Special Hunchback
« Reply #19 on: 04 June 2022, 11:46:11 »
No, a Hunchback makes sense. We've seen so many Swaybacks out there I'm surprised it never became an Omni (it didn't, did it?), and we've already discussed a blazer as an AC/10 or AC/20 replacement.

i have one thats an omni but it isn't exactly the greatest, would be better with an XL engine

edit: heres the omni build i did
https://bg.battletech.com/forums/battlemechs/hbk-4-omni-because-someone-asked-for-it/
« Last Edit: 04 June 2022, 11:48:37 by wolfgar »
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Re: Marik Civil War Special Hunchback
« Reply #20 on: 13 June 2022, 19:49:21 »
Here's a link, at least.
That is cool
Oh, I dunno about that~
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Hunchback 'Daryk'

Mass: 50 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-F-E-D
Production Year: 3025
Dry Cost: 3,775,375 C-Bills
Total Cost: 3,785,375 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,130

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Endo-Steel                    83 points                2.50
    Internal Locations: 7 LA, 7 RA
Engine:             Fusion Engine                200                       8.50
    Walking MP: 4
    Running MP: 6
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             11(22)                    1.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 3 LT
Gyro:               Standard                                               2.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 168                 10.50

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     16           24       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  7         
                                           L/R Torso     12           18       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  6         
                                             L/R Arm     8            16       
                                             L/R Leg     12           24       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Medium Laser                                 RA        3         1         1.00
Medium Laser                                 LA        3         1         1.00
Thumper Art. Cannon                          RT        5         7        10.00
Binary Laser Cannon                          RT        16        4         9.00
Small Laser                                  HD        1         1         0.50
@Thumper Cannon (20)                         RT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 9

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      6    Points: 11
4          3       3       0       0      2     0   Structure:  4
Special Abilities: ARTTC, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA
can I get a mop for Daryk drool please..  :thumbsup:
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Re: Marik Civil War Special Hunchback
« Reply #21 on: 14 June 2022, 03:11:09 »
Oh, it's definitely nice, I just thought he'd meant an actual Thumper...  8)