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Title: SLDF Goblin
Post by: Daryk on 09 May 2021, 09:10:33
Expanding on a thought from my Royal Goblin thread (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/combat-vehicles/royal-goblin/), a vanilla SLDF version would still have a fusion engine, but no Ferro-Fibrous or ER Large Laser.  Since a standard PPC and ER Large Laser cost the same, the savings is only the cost of the Ferro (about 450K):
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SLDF Goblin

Mass: 45 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Tracked
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: Age of War/Star League
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/C-E-D-D
Production Year: 2750
Dry Cost: 1,486,250 C-Bills
Total Cost: 1,513,750 C-Bills
Battle Value: 818

Power Plant:  180 Fusion Engine
Cruise Speed: 43.2 km/h
Flanking Speed: 64.8 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    1  PPC
    1  SRM-6
    1  Machine Gun
    2  Paramedics
    1  Infantry Compartment (3.0 tons)
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                      25 points                4.50
Engine:             Fusion Engine                180                      10.50
    Cruise MP:  4
    Flank MP:   6
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             10                        0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         2.50
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.00
Turret:                                                                    1.00
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 176                 11.00

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     41       
                                          Left/Right   36/36       
                                              Turret     36       
                                                Rear     27       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Machine Gun                                  FR        0         1         0.50
PPC                                          T         10        1         7.00
SRM-6                                        T         4         1         3.00
2 Paramedics                                 BD        0         2         0.50
Infantry Compartment (3.0 tons)              BD        0         1         3.00
@SRM-6 (15)                                  BD        -         0         1.00
@MG (1/2) (100)                              BD        -         0         0.50

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      6    Points: 8
4t         2       2       1       0      2     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: TUR(2/2/1)

The Succession Wars downgrade drops the Fusion Engine for an ICE, the PPC for a standard Large Laser, the SRM-6 and ammo completely, reduces the Infantry Compartment to 1 ton, and drops 3 tons of armor.  The reduced turret tonnage pays for the Power Amplifier.  If you use Fractional Accounting, it can hold on to 1 Paramedic (from the reduced Control tonnage).
Title: Re: SLDF Goblin
Post by: Daryk on 09 May 2021, 11:42:40
And here's an experimental version that's almost anatomically correct for the 3026 art.  Oddly enough, even if you throw Ferro-Fibrous back on it, it's STILL cheaper than the Royal version because SRM-2s are CHEAP!  Looking back on it, I suppose I should have gone with paired Streak racks for the Royal, but that wouldn't have been needlessly expensive...
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SLDF Experimental Goblin

Mass: 45 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Tracked
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: Clan Invasion
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-F-E
Production Year: 3070
Dry Cost: 1,573,250 C-Bills
Total Cost: 1,600,750 C-Bills
Battle Value: 829

Power Plant:  180 Fusion Engine
Cruise Speed: 43.2 km/h
Flanking Speed: 64.8 km/h
Armor:  Standard Armor
Armament:
    1  Snub-Nose PPC
    4  SRM-2s
    1  Machine Gun
    2  Paramedics
    1  Infantry Compartment (3.0 tons)
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                      25 points                4.50
Engine:             Fusion Engine                180                      10.50
    Cruise MP:  4
    Flank MP:   6
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             10                        0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         2.50
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.00
Turret:                                                                    1.00
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 176                 11.00

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     41       
                                          Left/Right   36/36       
                                              Turret     36       
                                                Rear     27       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Machine Gun                                  FR        0         1         0.50
Snub-Nose PPC                                T         10        1         6.00
4 SRM-2s                                     T         8         4         4.00
2 Paramedics                                 BD        0         2         0.50
Infantry Compartment (3.0 tons)              BD        0         1         3.00
@MG (1/2) (100)                              BD        -         0         0.50
@SRM-2 (50)                                  BD        -         0         1.00

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      6    Points: 8
4t         2       2       0       0      2     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: TUR(2/2/0)
Title: Re: SLDF Goblin
Post by: Daryk on 09 May 2021, 12:40:05
Even better: with just a bit less ammo (and Fractional Accounting, of course), it can fit an ER Large Laser, 4 x Streak SRM-2s, 2 full platoons (56 troopers) of Mauser Infantry, AND a single Paramedic (with the necessary gear)... For those not keeping track, that's 24 platoons of Mauser Infantry, a LANCE of Goblins (1 platoon equivalent), figure of platoon of transport vehicles for the techs, and a few platoons of techs and admin support for a REGIMENT of SLDF infantry...  ^-^
Title: Re: SLDF Goblin
Post by: Daryk on 09 May 2021, 14:24:52
Thanks to 2ndACR for the catch... a COMPANY of those Goblins carries 24 platoons of infantry... the support troops more than round out a regiment...  :-[
Title: Re: SLDF Goblin
Post by: acksed on 10 May 2021, 20:49:46
Still, that SLDF Goblin is one tough and capable tank. The armour's almost unheard-of for something below 50 tons; I approve. It just needs CASE and it'd be perfect.
Title: Re: SLDF Goblin
Post by: Daryk on 11 May 2021, 03:39:15
With Fractional Accounting, it can certainly fit CASE.  Drop one of the existing Paramedic sets and use the quarter ton saved from Controls for it.