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Daryk

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Small Laser Griffin
« on: 13 February 2022, 08:48:58 »
I've mentioned this design a few times over the years, and only just realized I never actually posted it.  This was the Griffin I used for years in a campaign game in college.  It was a total blast!

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Small Laser Griffin GRF-1SL

Mass: 55 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/X-E-D-D
Production Year: 3025
Dry Cost: 4,914,482 C-Bills
Total Cost: 4,914,482 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,321

Chassis: Unknown Standard
Power Plant: Unknown 275 Fusion Engine
Walking Speed: 54.0 km/h
Maximum Speed: 86.4 km/h
Jump Jets: Unknown
    Jump Capacity: 150 meters
Armor: Unknown Standard Armor
Armament:
    1  PPC
    10  Small Lasers
Manufacturer: Unknown
    Primary Factory: Unknown
Communications System: Unknown
Targeting and Tracking System: Unknown

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                      91 points                5.50
Engine:             Fusion Engine                275                      15.50
    Walking MP: 5
    Running MP: 8
    Jumping MP: 5 Standard
    Jump Jet Locations: 1 CT, 2 LT, 2 RT                                   2.50
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             12                        2.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 CT
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 184                 11.50

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            8         
                                        Center Torso     18           30       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  6         
                                           L/R Torso     13           20       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  6         
                                             L/R Arm     9            18       
                                             L/R Leg     13           26       

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Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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PPC                                          RA        10        3         7.00
10 Small Lasers                              LT        10        10        5.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 28

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

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Re: Small Laser Griffin
« Reply #1 on: 13 February 2022, 13:29:51 »
Interesting design. I imagine it could be very effective in the right circumstances.

The numbers don´t quite add up for me, though. You removed the LRM-10 and ammo, which is 7 tons total, and replaced them with 5 tons of small lasers. What happened to the remaining two tons?
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Re: Small Laser Griffin
« Reply #2 on: 13 February 2022, 13:33:50 »
Interesting design. I imagine it could be very effective in the right circumstances.

The numbers don´t quite add up for me, though. You removed the LRM-10 and ammo, which is 7 tons total, and replaced them with 5 tons of small lasers. What happened to the remaining two tons?

Looks like they went in to Armor.
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Re: Small Laser Griffin
« Reply #3 on: 13 February 2022, 13:54:31 »
Yep, armor...  ^-^

12 HS was enough to run and bracket fire. I don't remember ever doing an alpha strike with it.

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Re: Small Laser Griffin
« Reply #4 on: 13 February 2022, 15:02:01 »
Overall, it looks quite good.  The ability to run & fire at all ranges out to 18 is great, and a close combat of 10 SLs + 2 punches is pretty convincing = 42 damage is very good.  Adding in jump jets provides great maneuverability where overland movement breaks down.

How did you feel about the SL vs ML choice in practice?    You could do 4 MLs + a heat sink instead.  This would drop your range 2 damage by 1/3, but also reduce the penalty to hit at  range 2 by 2.

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Re: Small Laser Griffin
« Reply #5 on: 13 February 2022, 15:20:12 »
My thinking at the time was to replace every LRM tube with a Small Laser.  The GM was quite generous in letting that deception work as often as it did...  ^-^

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Re: Small Laser Griffin
« Reply #6 on: 13 February 2022, 17:05:55 »
Shades of that new Shadow Hawk with the 5 Tbolt-5s  ;D

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Re: Small Laser Griffin
« Reply #7 on: 13 February 2022, 17:21:30 »
The funny part, Range 2 is where it gets interesting, where you need to decide if you want a hole punched, or sand-blasting.  The Range Mod is the same there.

Deciding to go with Armor is probably the best idea when you want to get close enough to get those 10 SLasers in to play.
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Re: Small Laser Griffin
« Reply #8 on: 13 February 2022, 18:41:49 »
It's been a while, I but I think I usually went with the 10 Smalls at 2-hex range.  A single all or nothing chance didn't track with my luck then (or now, for that matter)...  8)