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Sabelkatten

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Royal Manticore
« on: 01 May 2022, 07:34:51 »
Since there apparently isn't one. I decided to try and make it different by boosting the speed, but I'm not sure the firepower reduction is worth it. :-\

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Manticore SLDF Royal

Mass: 60 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Tracked
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Age of War/Star League
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/E-F-E-A
Production Year: 2750
Cost: 9,248,000 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,206

Power Plant:  300 Fusion XL Engine
Cruise Speed: 54.0 km/h
Flanking Speed: 86.4 km/h
Armor:  Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
    1  ER PPC
    1  LRM-10 w/ Artemis IV FCS
    2  Streak SRM-2s
    1  Anti-Missile System
    1 Unknown CASE
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                      30 points                6.00
Engine:             XL Fusion Engine             300                      14.50
    Cruise MP:  5
    Flank MP:   8
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             15                        5.00
Control Equipment:                                                         3.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.00
Turret:                                                                    2.00
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV - 170                  9.50

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     40       
                                          Left/Right   35/35       
                                              Turret     30       
                                                Rear     30       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ER PPC                                       T         15        1         7.00
2 Streak SRM-2s                              T         4         2         3.00
LRM-10                                       T         4         1         5.00
    Artemis IV FCS                           T         -         0         1.00
Anti-Missile System                          T         1         1         0.50
CASE                                         BD        -         1         0.50
@Streak SRM-2 (50)                           BD        -         0         1.00
@LRM-10 (Artemis) (12)                       BD        -         0         1.00
@Anti-Missile System (12)                    BD        -         0         1.00

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      6    Points: 12
5t         3       3       2       0      3     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: AMS, CASE, TUR(3/3/2), IF 1

Sabelkatten

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Re: Royal Manticore
« Reply #1 on: 01 May 2022, 07:50:50 »
And, well, a slow one too...

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Manticore SLDF Royal II

Mass: 60 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Tracked
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Age of War/Star League
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/E-F-E-A
Production Year: 0
Cost: 8,224,000 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,219

Power Plant:  240 Fusion XL Engine
Cruise Speed: 43.2 km/h
Flanking Speed: 64.8 km/h
Armor:  Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
    1  ER PPC
    1  LRM-15 w/ Artemis IV FCS
    3  Streak SRM-2s
    1  Anti-Missile System
    1 Unknown CASE
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                      30 points                6.00
Engine:             XL Fusion Engine             240                       9.00
    Cruise MP:  4
    Flank MP:   6
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             15                        5.00
Control Equipment:                                                         3.00
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.00
Turret:                                                                    2.00
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV - 188                 10.50

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     47       
                                          Left/Right   38/38       
                                              Turret     35       
                                                Rear     30       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ER PPC                                       T         15        1         7.00
3 Streak SRM-2s                              T         6         3         4.50
Anti-Missile System                          T         1         1         0.50
LRM-15                                       T         5         1         7.00
    Artemis IV FCS                           T         -         0         1.00
CASE                                         BD        -         1         0.50
@Streak SRM-2 (50)                           BD        -         0         1.00
@Anti-Missile System (12)                    BD        -         0         1.00
@LRM-15 (Artemis) (16)                       BD        -         0         2.00

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      6    Points: 12
4t         3       4       3       0      3     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: AMS, CASE, TUR(3/4/3, IF 1/1/1), IF 1

Daryk

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Re: Royal Manticore
« Reply #2 on: 01 May 2022, 11:18:17 »
I suspect the SLDF would have gone for the slow one... that's some pretty sweet firepower there!  8)

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Re: Royal Manticore
« Reply #3 on: 01 May 2022, 13:43:13 »
I like both of these, they're big, blocky and packed with firepower. What I can't do is pick between them. On one hand, speed to keep up with the faster vehicles e.g. Thor. It also helps with motive crits. On the other hand, a lot of the SLDF vees were standardised on 4/6. Either way, it can act as a bodyguard for artillery pieces or LRM carriers, extra punch for a 'mech lance and all that other good stuff.
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Re: Royal Manticore
« Reply #4 on: 03 May 2022, 00:57:33 »
I like the 5/8 one quite a bit, as it has the best character.  The manticore was a premier but expensive tank in 3025 level play, compared to the bulldog or 3030 Po.  This is a premier but expensive tank for 2750, able to run rings around a 'normal' manticore.  The manticore facility was controlled by Amaris during the civil war, so small numbers of royal manticores of the SLDF versus more numerous 'block 1' manticores of the Amaris forces would be a much cooler fight with the 5/8 Manticore version.  My only change would be a version prototyping the snub nose PPC seen late war, as the partikill on the manticore was always kinda like the first snub nose PPC.

Sabelkatten

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Re: Royal Manticore
« Reply #5 on: 03 May 2022, 02:58:44 »
Didn't think of the Snubbie...

If the 5/8 version switches to a SNPPC it saves 6 tons. That's enough for the 4/6 version's missile battery and 11 tons armor. Pretty nasty. :)

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Re: Royal Manticore
« Reply #6 on: 03 May 2022, 03:04:14 »
I like this a lot, well done. Tbh, I assumed the difference between the two was supposed to be an intentional prelude to the two different versions of the Axel IIC.


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Sabelkatten

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Re: Royal Manticore
« Reply #7 on: 03 May 2022, 05:31:47 »
I like this a lot, well done. Tbh, I assumed the difference between the two was supposed to be an intentional prelude to the two different versions of the Axel IIC.
It’s nice that people like them. No canon royal Manticore seems like a major oversight. :)

As for making two versions I just wanted to see how much better the firepower would be with the smaller engine. 8)

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Re: Royal Manticore
« Reply #8 on: 09 June 2022, 08:40:13 »
I would go with the 4/6 Version. Kinda what I did myself to the Manticore (and in portion to my own Manticore IIC Version) to increase its Firepower.
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