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Daryk

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Light Scorpion Tank
« on: 31 October 2022, 19:15:56 »
So, it's possible to dial down even further...  ^-^

Dropping 10 tons and a crewman, it's possible to make a viable annoyance for even fewer C-Bills than a Scorpion Tank...  >:D

It's even still possible to make the MG co-axial!  :D

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Light Scorpion Tank

Mass: 15 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Tracked
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/X-X-F-E
Production Year: 0
Dry Cost: 238,625 C-Bills
Total Cost: 240,125 C-Bills
Battle Value: 198

Construction Options: Fractional Accounting

Power Plant:  60 I.C.E.
Cruise Speed: 43.2 km/h
Flanking Speed: 64.8 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    1  Light AC/2
    1  Machine Gun
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                      10 points                1.500
Engine:             I.C.E. Engine                 60                       3.000
    Cruise MP:  4
    Flank MP:   6
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             0                         0.000
Control Equipment:                                                         1.000
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.000
Turret:                                                                    0.500
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  48                  3.000

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     11       
                                          Left/Right    9/9         
                                              Turret     10       
                                                Rear     9         

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Light AC/2                                   T         1         1         4.000
Machine Gun                                  T         0         1         0.500
@MG (1/2) (100)                              BD        -         0         0.500
@Light AC/2 (45)                             BD        -         0         1.000

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      2    Points: 2
4t         1       1       1       0      1     0   Structure:  1
Special Abilities: EE, TUR(1/1/1)

Syzyx

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Re: Light Scorpion Tank
« Reply #1 on: 31 October 2022, 20:19:11 »
So, technically, a PPC/AC10 doesn't pop this thing with a side or rear hit. It's dirt cheap and with a small enough crew requirement to put an obscene number on the field regardless of your currency (BV/C-Bills/tonnage/whatever). Load them up with flak ammo as a swarm of defenders around an aerospace vulnerable zone and I can see a very surprised attacker.

I may well steal these for a dirtbag militia force in an upcoming game.
But as a matter of fact I was quite busy getting potty-trained at the time and had no time for interstellar politics.- ykonoclast

ANS Kamas P81

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Re: Light Scorpion Tank
« Reply #2 on: 31 October 2022, 21:01:49 »
That's dirtbag alright.  Death from a thousand paper cuts indeed; it's a shame it doesn't carry any infantry though.
Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen,
Tod und Verzweiflung flammet um mich her!
Fühlt nicht durch dich Jadefalke Todesschmerzen,
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Daryk

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Re: Light Scorpion Tank
« Reply #3 on: 01 November 2022, 03:24:21 »
If SSW did Fractional Accounting right, you could get four more points of armor (one extra for the sides/rear/turret) for no extra cost (controls and armor cost the same).  8)

Going the fusion engine route, you can definitely fit a squad:
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Light PPC Scorpion

Mass: 15 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Tracked
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E-D
Production Year: 0
Dry Cost: 418,025 C-Bills
Total Cost: 418,025 C-Bills
Battle Value: 352

Construction Options: Fractional Accounting

Power Plant:  75 Fusion Engine
Cruise Speed: 54.0 km/h
Flanking Speed: 86.4 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    1  Light PPC
    1  Small Pulse Laser
    1  Infantry Bay (1.0 tons)
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                      10 points                1.500
Engine:             Fusion Engine                 75                       3.000
    Cruise MP:  5
    Flank MP:   8
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             10                        0.000
Control Equipment:                                                         1.000
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.000
Turret:                                                                    0.500
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  64                  4.000

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     20       
                                          Left/Right   11/11       
                                              Turret     12       
                                                Rear     10       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Light PPC                                    T         5         1         3.000
Small Pulse Laser                            T         2         1         1.000
Infantry Bay (1.0 tons)                      BD        0         1         1.000

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      2    Points: 4
5t         1       1       1       0      1     0   Structure:  1
Special Abilities: ENE, TUR(1/1/1)

Gorgon

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Re: Light Scorpion Tank
« Reply #4 on: 01 November 2022, 04:07:44 »
Those are great! I love toying with those very low end vehicles. It's cool how much utility you can get out of 10 to 30 tons.
Evil thought: you could bring a company of the ICE Light Scorpion, a company of Infantry and two to three Mechs for a 6K BV game...
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Daryk

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Re: Light Scorpion Tank
« Reply #5 on: 01 November 2022, 17:33:11 »
Thanks!  I have to admit I'm liking the LPPC version, though... it's like a mini-Goblin...  8)

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Re: Light Scorpion Tank
« Reply #6 on: 10 November 2022, 07:00:24 »
Thanks!  I have to admit I'm liking the LPPC version, though... it's like a mini-Goblin...  8)
Same. If we're splashing out on fusion, the armour could be Heavy FF... but that blows past the BV of the original instead of a gentle bump:
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Battle Value: 396

Armor: Heavy Ferro-Fibrous  AV -  79                  4.00

                 Armor
                 Factor
        Front     20
  Left/Right   15/15
       Turret     15
         Rear     14

Still doesn't crack 400 or the Goblin's 555BV, so it's not so bad.
« Last Edit: 10 November 2022, 07:02:28 by acksed »
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Daryk

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Re: Light Scorpion Tank
« Reply #7 on: 21 December 2022, 10:56:26 »
I just realized I forgot to provide a C-Bill cost for acksed's excellent proposal, but SAW is giving me a suspiciously low cost for the switch to HFF...  ???

Also, the Fractional Accounting trick gets you 5 more points of armor with HFF (4 for the Front for 24 total (26 including the internals) and 1 Rear to make it an even 15).
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HFF Light PPC Scorpion

Mass: 15 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Tracked
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Dark Ages
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E-D
Production Year: 3132
Dry Cost: 423,775 C-Bills
Total Cost: 423,775 C-Bills
Battle Value: 396

Power Plant:  75 Fusion Engine
Cruise Speed: 54.0 km/h
Flanking Speed: 86.4 km/h
Armor:  Heavy Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
    1  Light PPC
    1  Small Pulse Laser
    1  Infantry Compartment (1.0 tons)
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                      10 points                1.50
Engine:             Fusion Engine                 75                       3.00
    Cruise MP:  5
    Flank MP:   8
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             10                        0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         1.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.00
Turret:                                                                    0.50
Armor:              Heavy Ferro-Fibrous          AV -  79                  4.00

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     20       
                                          Left/Right   15/15       
                                              Turret     15       
                                                Rear     14       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Light PPC                                    T         5         1         3.00
Small Pulse Laser                            T         2         1         1.00
Infantry Compartment (1.0 tons)              BD        0         1         1.00

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 4
5t         1       1       1       0      1     0   Structure:  1
Special Abilities: ENE, TUR(1/1/1)

 

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