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Daryk

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Thumpback (By Request)
« on: 07 January 2018, 20:32:23 »
As requested by TrueTanker up in General Discussion, here's a Hunchback converted to carry a Thumper by simply dropping one heat sink.

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Thumpback HBK-4T

Mass: 50 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Advanced Rules
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/X-D-D-A
Production Year: 3025
Cost: 3,266,125 C-Bills
Battle Value: 852

Chassis: Unknown Standard
Power Plant: Unknown 200 Fusion Engine
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Unknown Standard Armor
Armament:
    2  Medium Lasers
    1  Thumper
    1  Small Laser
Manufacturer: Unknown
    Primary Factory: Unknown
Communications System: Unknown
Targeting and Tracking System: Unknown

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                      83 points                5.00
Engine:             Fusion Engine                200                       8.50
    Walking MP: 4
    Running MP: 6
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             12                        2.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 4 LT
Gyro:               Standard                                               2.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 160                 10.00

                                                      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           20       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Laser                                  HD        1         1         0.50
Thumper                                      RT/RA     6         12/3     15.00
Medium Laser                                 RA        3         1         1.00
Medium Laser                                 LA        3         1         1.00
@Thumper (40)                                LT        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 23

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 9
4          3       1       0       0      2     0   Structure:  4
Special Abilities: ARTT, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA

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Re: Thumpback (By Request)
« Reply #1 on: 07 January 2018, 20:35:59 »
Now I wonder how many people would see this and then wonder why this hasn't been around?

As you can see, by dropping the SL and upgrading to CASE, the Lasers can become Extended Ranged later on.

Thanks Daryk!

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Re: Thumpback (By Request)
« Reply #2 on: 07 January 2018, 20:41:23 »
If you're putting in ER Lasers, you might as well double the heat sinks and add jump jets...

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Re: Thumpback (By Request)
« Reply #3 on: 07 January 2018, 20:53:08 »
Trying to keep the 3025 - 3055 feel of things. Later in 3060's maybe a -5S upgrade, I can see a Periphery upgrade that could swap the SL for a Medium and drops the arm mounted ones for Rocket Launchers.

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That is, if true tanker doesn't beat me to it. He makes truly evil units.Col.Hengist on 31 May 2013
TT, we know you are the master of nasty  O0 ~ Fletch on 22 June 2013
If I'm attacking you, conventional wisom says to bring 3x your force.  I want extra insurance, so I'll bring 4 for every 1 of what you have :D ~ Tai Dai Cultist on 21 April 2016
Me: Would you rather fight my Epithymía Thanátou from the Whispers of Blake?
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Re: Thumpback (By Request)
« Reply #4 on: 11 January 2018, 14:50:23 »
I can help you out with some of that missing info there. Assuming this is a mod to a Hunchback 4G, here is the information I have pulled from the Sarna article on the Hunchie:

1)The 4G has a Nissan 200 fusion engine.
2)The chassis is Komiyaba Type VIII.
3)It has Starshield Armor.
4)The comms system is an Omicron 4002 Networking Channel.
5)The default targeting system for the Hunchie 4G is a TRSS Eagle Eye, but I personally would replace that with an O/P GRD059(Mainly because in campaign settings I give it a quirk where it allows for Artillery Pieces to be direct fired within a certain range, but generates 2 points of heat per turn while in this mode due to poor cooling of the system)
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Re: Thumpback (By Request)
« Reply #5 on: 11 January 2018, 18:07:51 »
Thanks... Honestly, I just threw it together in SSW in about 5 minutes after seeing TrueTanker's request.  When I did my Arturion (which I honestly prefer), I dug out the fluff from the TRO.

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Re: Thumpback (By Request)
« Reply #6 on: 11 January 2018, 18:23:22 »
I always wondered why, with the myriad of variants even in 3025, we never saw anyone try doing a straight Omni conversion of the Hunchback in canon.
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Re: Thumpback (By Request)
« Reply #7 on: 11 January 2018, 18:27:43 »
Now THAT is a very good question!

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Re: Thumpback (By Request)
« Reply #8 on: 11 January 2018, 18:36:44 »
I always wondered why, with the myriad of variants even in 3025, we never saw anyone try doing a straight Omni conversion of the Hunchback in canon.

The Mercury was the first quasi-omni built by the SLDF, and since the clans hate wastes, they used It as their basis of the Omni. The Mercury didn't get far as the SW started and the project was shelved and forgotten while the prototypes were used as supplies were exhausted.

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That is, if true tanker doesn't beat me to it. He makes truly evil units.Col.Hengist on 31 May 2013
TT, we know you are the master of nasty  O0 ~ Fletch on 22 June 2013
If I'm attacking you, conventional wisom says to bring 3x your force.  I want extra insurance, so I'll bring 4 for every 1 of what you have :D ~ Tai Dai Cultist on 21 April 2016
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Re: Thumpback (By Request)
« Reply #9 on: 11 January 2018, 19:44:29 »
The Mercury was the first quasi-omni built by the SLDF, and since the clans hate wastes, they used It as their basis of the Omni. The Mercury didn't get far as the SW started and the project was shelved and forgotten while the prototypes were used as supplies were exhausted.

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I was thinking more in terms of the 3050s, when we started seeing 'Mechs like the Blackjack and Firestarter, among others, turned into Omnis.
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Re: Thumpback (By Request)
« Reply #10 on: 11 January 2018, 20:17:01 »
I was thinking more in terms of the 3050s, when we started seeing 'Mechs like the Blackjack and Firestarter, among others, turned into Omnis.
In-universe: Because they didn't thrust the DC with the better base designs.
In-RL: The need to make the Blackjack and Firestarter more popular.


Editt: also here is an old Thumpback:
http://www.mordel.net/tro.php?a=vt&id=5063&rvsn=1&fltr=qf.Name%2FModel~Contains~thump
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Re: Thumpback (By Request)
« Reply #11 on: 11 January 2018, 20:33:31 »
Really?  The Blackjack and Firestarter (or at least their variants) were always popular when I was playing back in college....

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Re: Thumpback (By Request)
« Reply #12 on: 11 January 2018, 21:15:18 »
Really?  The Blackjack and Firestarter (or at least their variants) were always popular when I was playing back in college....
I almost never saw them, this might be a poll worthy question.
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Re: Thumpback (By Request)
« Reply #13 on: 11 January 2018, 21:17:26 »
Maybe this weekend... it's past bed time now, and I shouldn't even be posting at this point... :P

 

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