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Author Topic: A Reckoning  (Read 27808 times)

alkemita

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Re: A Reckoning
« Reply #240 on: 23 August 2020, 10:33:00 »
Am I getting this correctly... they┬┤re replacing all old equipment with new equipment, all of which is basically Succession Wars era technology except for being sort of proto-Omni tech. And while increasing readiness rates and making repairs faster and easier, the point of the entire operation is to prepare the field for the switch to SL/3050 era tech, or even Clan tech, once they have enough of it - because now the process is as easy (or nearly so) as swapping pods on an Omni, so refitting a combat unit is a matter of hours, rather than weeks or months.

Basically all correct Sir Chaos - they're bringing all their forces to common baselines after centuries of patchworking and jury-rigging, which will allow them to cut down the number of different upgrade kits they need to produce.

The ideal is to leap over SL tech and go straight to Clan-tech with the upgrade kits, but, as mentioned in a previous update, they don't have the complete suite of Clan-level tech, especially autocannons. So some SL tech will still be in the mix.

Refitting an RCT is probably going to take about a week - the bottleneck is the number of industrial exoskeletons and other heavy lifting equipment available to the unit.

But yes, the AFFC is on track to become the most formidable military in the human sphere since the SLDF.

Of course, not everyone is going to like this, or take it lying down.

 

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