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ANS Kamas P81

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"This is Alpha One-One, fire mission!"
« on: 09 November 2022, 20:40:12 »
If you've been in the BattleMech board, you know I've had artillery Archers on the brain for a little while, and I wanted to share the mental image I've had.  For those who haven't been, shame on you this is the Battletech forum, go make 'Mechs!

This is the personal ride of Mirage Wieczorek, commander of the mercenary unit Kampfgruppe Wieczorek working in the new Tamar Pact.  Mounting dual SRM 6s in the arms and twin LRM 5s in the left torso, it keeps the Archer's traditional missile systems as backup weapons in case of enemy scouts.  In the right torso is a Thumper-class artillery piece which is the primary tool of this 'Mech, giving long ranged fire support to its allies.  Replacing the Archer's traditional center torso lasers is communications equipment, letting it monitor long range sensors and coordinate the efforts of its battalion.

There'll be minor changes in the end art, I wanted to shrink the main gun down a little bit to better balance the Archer.  Art, of course, is drawn by the awesome Matt Plog.
Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen,
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Re: "This is Alpha One-One, fire mission!"
« Reply #1 on: 10 November 2022, 13:43:52 »
When ever I see a SRM and LRM, I think MML, but depends on time period

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Re: "This is Alpha One-One, fire mission!"
« Reply #2 on: 10 November 2022, 15:01:30 »
I'm liking the looks of it, and +1 more for PLOG!  :thumbsup:

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Re: "This is Alpha One-One, fire mission!"
« Reply #3 on: 11 November 2022, 15:02:28 »
Very nice mech.

Is it supposed to be called Wehrwolf instead of Werwolf (the proper German way to write the name of the mythical creature)?
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ANS Kamas P81

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Re: "This is Alpha One-One, fire mission!"
« Reply #4 on: 12 November 2022, 06:19:15 »
yeah, it's supposed to be a pun on the proper spelling of werwolf, this one meaning 'defend.'  It's also an anime nod to the series 86, where "Wehrwolf" was the callsign of one of the characters.
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ANS Kamas P81

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Re: "This is Alpha One-One, fire mission!"
« Reply #5 on: 12 November 2022, 16:14:59 »
And that did not take long at all.  Plog's work turned out fantastic, and very quick on the turnaround.
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Re: "This is Alpha One-One, fire mission!"
« Reply #6 on: 12 November 2022, 18:03:18 »
Bravo!  :thumbsup:

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Re: "This is Alpha One-One, fire mission!"
« Reply #7 on: 15 November 2022, 06:53:50 »
Hot DAMN this is lovely!
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ANS Kamas P81

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Re: "This is Alpha One-One, fire mission!"
« Reply #8 on: 15 November 2022, 23:30:48 »
Hot DAMN this is lovely!

Doin' that sexy Archer strut!
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ANS Kamas P81

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Re: "This is Alpha One-One, fire mission!"
« Reply #9 on: 29 November 2022, 19:33:21 »
And another view, to show off both the big cannon and the Clan tech missile launchers.  Up close it has a shotgun pull of 24 SRMs, plus another 20 LRMs.  Shame you can't do Fist Fire with missiles; the Crusader-looking forearms on this thing would be wicked if that were the case...
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Re: "This is Alpha One-One, fire mission!"
« Reply #10 on: 29 November 2022, 19:59:16 »
These are very cool
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Re: "This is Alpha One-One, fire mission!"
« Reply #11 on: 29 November 2022, 20:26:02 »
The "Illegal" quirk exists for a reason...  8)

ANS Kamas P81

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Re: "This is Alpha One-One, fire mission!"
« Reply #12 on: 29 November 2022, 20:41:33 »
The "Illegal" quirk exists for a reason...  8)

Hah, if it were up to me!  But that's the fun of house rules; they covereth a multitude of si...tuations :D
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Re: "This is Alpha One-One, fire mission!"
« Reply #13 on: 29 November 2022, 20:44:02 »
Excellent Schlock reference!  ;D

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Re: "This is Alpha One-One, fire mission!"
« Reply #14 on: 30 November 2022, 12:59:49 »
Very cool
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ANS Kamas P81

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Re: "This is Alpha One-One, fire mission!"
« Reply #15 on: 30 November 2022, 20:08:00 »
Matt works amazingly quick for a professional artist, here's the final version!
Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen,
Tod und Verzweiflung flammet um mich her!
Fühlt nicht durch dich Jadefalke Todesschmerzen,
So bist du meine Tochter nimmermehr!

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Re: "This is Alpha One-One, fire mission!"
« Reply #16 on: 30 November 2022, 20:25:38 »
Yes he does!  :thumbsup:

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Re: "This is Alpha One-One, fire mission!"
« Reply #17 on: 04 December 2022, 17:14:58 »
Dope.