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Following the retirement of Robin Steele in 3052 who would you elect Khan and saKhan?

Star Colonel Sullivan Koga (Commander of Golden Keshik) - KHAN
6 (15%)
Galaxy Commander Brooke Steele (Commander of Lambda Galaxy) - KHAN
2 (5%)
Galaxy Commander Tomas McKibben (Commander of Epsilon Galaxy) - KHAN
12 (30%)
Galaxy Commander Vidya Levien (Commander of Gamma Galaxy) - KHAN
3 (7.5%)
Galaxy Commander Pazi Tchernovkov (Commander of Alpha Galaxy) - sakhan
3 (7.5%)
Galaxy Commander Mason Jerricho (Commander of Pi Galaxy) - sakhan
1 (2.5%)
Loremaster Gregor Nash (Commander of Bronze Keshik) - sakhan
5 (12.5%)
Star Colonel Elam Tchernovkov (Commander of Silver Keshik) -sakhan
8 (20%)

Total Members Voted: 22

Voting closed: 18 March 2018, 08:57:26

Author Topic: Elect new Coyote Khans!  (Read 6632 times)

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Re: Elect new Coyote Khans!
« Reply #90 on: 05 April 2018, 14:37:56 »
Well with our contest fast approaching (as well as a snow storm - hopefully we will be able to get together on Saturday)  I wanted to finish up our Mech designs. First off I apparently made a mistake with the Multiplier which I discovered this morning. Somehow Vidya Levien, or 'Darth' Vidya as one of our players has begun to call her, got a 35 ton for this competition is beyond on me. I must have messed up somewhere along the line as she was due a 25 ton Mech not a 35 ton one. No big worries though I put 10 tons of ballast on it thus using only 25 tons for the Trial. Not as good but I think it will due.

Multiplier – Adder (Tech Level 3) – Vidya Levien

Coyote scientists had spent years dissecting their Crusader nemesis Light OmniMech, the Adder. While they agreed the Star Adders had put together a solid design they knew they could do better and so work began on what these scientists dubbed the Multiplier. This punny attempt at math humor amused them almost as every high-tech angle did which would upstage their rivals. This experimental design was a welcome addition to the Technologist bid to become Khan as their contender Vidya Levien embraced it as her own. Stripping out the fixed Flamer, replacing the power plant with an even lighter XXL model, including a XL Gyro, and going with a small cockpit enabled designers to free over twenty tons for pod space (20.5 tons available for weapons and equipment). While Vidya was disappointed her vote total would not allow her to use the full capabilities of the design in this Trial she nonetheless chose it to represent her as best possible.

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Equipment Mass
Internal Structure: EndoSteel 2
Engine: 210 XXL 3
Walking MP: 6
Running MP: 9
Jumping MP: 0 0
Heat Sinks: 10 (20) 0
Gyro: Extra-Light 1.5
Cockpit: Small 2
Armor Factor: 115 6

Internal Structure Armor Value
Head 3 9
Center Torso   11 16 / 6
R/L Torso 8 12 / 4
R/L Arm 6 12
R/L Leg 8 14

Weapons and Ammo: Location Criticals Mass
Trial Configuration
ER Large Laser Right Arm 1 4
ER Large Laser Left Arm 1 4
ER Small Laser Center Torso 1 .5
Targeting Computer Right Torso 2 2
Ballast (10 tons) Various 10 10

Her compatriot however was allowed to use whatever tonnage he elected. Enter the Great Coyote.

Great Coyote – Dire Wolf (modified) – Elam Tchernovkov

While saKhan-elect Elam’s tech team was prepared to furnish a far more radical design using equipment from the Great Coyotl his winning vote total necessitated a far more conservative approach. Selecting a Dire Wolf for modification his engineers removed the entire nineteen-ton Compound 12B2 Standard armor replacing it with sixteen (16) tons of bulkier Ferro-Fibrous. They also removed the Lower Arm Actuators which in combination with a lack of Hand Actuators provided more critical space in the arms. Now resembling massive barrels these could be flipped to fire rearward if the need arose. This left fifty-three and a half (53.5) tons of pod space available for weapons and equipment. Elam based his personal configuration for the Trial on the legendary Gausszilla piloted by Star Colonel Bryan Kabrinski of Ghost Bear origin. His take on that Golden Century design paired three massive Gauss Rifles each equipped with two tons of ammunition with an Extended Range Particle Projection Cannon and an Extended Range Large Laser. These five primary weapons enable the OmniMech to unleash sustained long-range fire (70 points of damage) while generating no overheat conditions for the design (30 heat). An additional Double Heat Sink was added to enable it to Alpha Strike with this massive arsenal and run if necessary. To account for the remaining half ton, an Extended Range Small Laser was mounted in the right torso enabling it to match Gausszilla’s firepower at close range while producing slight overheating if moving (+2 heat). As Chief Tech Mavik (Remer) remarked after its completion “the Great Coyote is quite simply a battlefield monster to be avoided at all costs.” [According to my calculations four (4) critical spaces remain unused in the right torso.]

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Equipment Mass
Internal Structure: 10
Engine: 300 XL 9.5
Walking MP: 3
Running MP: 5
Jumping MP: 0 0
Heat Sinks: 15 (30) 5
Gyro: 3
Cockpit: 3
Armor Factor: 307 Ferro-Fibrous 16

Internal Structure Armor Value
Head 3 9
Center Torso   31 47 / 15
R/L Torso 21 32 / 10
R/L Arm 17 34
R/L Leg 21 42

Weapons and Ammo: Location Criticals Mass
Gauss Rifle Right Arm 6 12
Ammo (Gauss) 16 Right Arm 2 2
Gauss Rifle Left Arm 6 12
Ammo (Gauss) 16 Left Arm 2 2
Gauss Rifle Left Torso 6 12
Ammo (Gauss) 16 Left Torso 2 2
ER PPC Center Torso 2 6
ER Large Laser Head 1 4
ER Small Laser Right Torso 1 .5
Double Heat Sink Right Leg 2 1
2 Ferro Fibrous Right Arm 2 0
2 Ferro Fibrous Left Arm 2 0
3 Ferro Fibrous Right Torso 3 0

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Re: Elect new Coyote Khans!
« Reply #91 on: 05 April 2018, 14:43:19 »
Finally here are the Reactionaries which should finish up our design phase.

Amber Rage – Locust (mixed tech) – Brooke Steele

Brooke Steele was left with few choices thanks to her low vote total in the Clan Council and McKibben’s decision to use his 75-ton Timber Wolf in the Trial. Allowed to use a 20-ton InnerSphere chassis with certain Clan modifications the Reactionaries eventually settled on a Royal Star League Locust. With its vintage EndoSteel internal structure, Extra Light Engine, and Double Heat Sinks it provided the best opportunity for Steele to win. Stripping off the worn armor plating and antique weaponry her Technicians were able to outfit the Amber Rage with full armor protection thanks to three and a half tons of Clan Ferro-Fibrous. Brooke apparently intends to fight at range with an ER Large and ER Medium Lasers tied to a Targeting Computer. If she survives a SRM-2 can help dispatch opponents at closer range.

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Equipment Mass
Internal Structure: EndoSteel [Star League] 1
Engine: 160 XL [Star League] 3
Walking MP: 8
Running MP: 12
Jumping MP: 0 0
Heat Sinks: 10 (20) [Star League] 0
Gyro: [Star League] 2
Cockpit: [Star League] 3
Armor Factor: 67 Ferro-Fibrous [Clan] 3.5

Internal Structure Armor Value
Head 3 9
Center Torso   6 10 / 2
R/L Torso 5 8 / 2
R/L Arm 3 5
R/L Leg 4 8

Weapons and Ammo: Location Criticals Mass
ER Large Laser Center Torso 1 4
ER Medium Laser Right Arm 1 1
Targeting Computer Head 1 1
SRM-2 Left Arm 1 .5
Ammo (SRM) 50 Left Torso 1 1
CASE Left Torso 0 0

Throwback – Fire Moth (modified) – Mason Jerricho

Embracing the same strategy as his senior commander Mason Jerricho was able to equip his Fire Moth named the Throwback with an ER Large and ER Medium Laser linked to a Targeting Computer. Th frontline Mech was only slightly modified with a half-ton of IceSheet Ferro-Fibrous added to increase the fragile Light OmniMech’s survivability. Still it must rely on its speed and ability to stay out at long distance in order to succeed. However the odds are long at best for the Reactionaries and their candidates especially in the saKhan Trial given Jerricho’s opponents far superior mass.

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Equipment Mass
Internal Structure: EndoSteel 1
Engine: 200 XL 4.5
Walking MP: 10
Running MP: 15 [20]
Jumping MP: 0 0
Heat Sinks: 10 (20) 0
Gyro: 2
Cockpit: 3
Armor Factor: 48 Ferro-Fibrous 2.5

Internal Structure Armor Value
Head 3 5
Center Torso   6 7 / 2
R/L Torso 5 6 / 2
R/L Arm 3 3
R/L Leg 4 6

Weapons and Ammo: Location Criticals Mass
ER Large Laser Right Torso 1 4
ER Medium Laser Left Torso 1 1
Targeting Computer Left Torso 1 1
MASC Center Torso 1 1

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Re: Elect new Coyote Khans!
« Reply #92 on: 05 April 2018, 19:00:38 »
Hmmm... Tchernovkov might just have enough firepower to not need a Targeting Computer after all.  But he still only has the one ER Large to counter the kiting those light 'mechs are going to (have to!) try.

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Re: Elect new Coyote Khans!
« Reply #93 on: 21 October 2018, 00:00:03 »
Okay folks the trial has been concluded. Special thanks to everyone involved today in the opening of our gaming season. This was a fast mover and I hope everyone enjoys the summary. Bradshaw had a major hand in writing the blow by blow. Tomorrow I hope to have something on reorganization of the Coyotes by the end of the 3052. Please comment as you see fit!

SELECTION
Character Pick Order - Takiro (1, 8 ) - Bradshaw (2, 7) - Gus (3, 6) - Calderon (4,5)
1.   Elam Tchernovkov – saKhan
2.   Tomas McKibben – Khan
3.   Sullivan Koga – Khan
4.   Vidya Levien –Khan
5.   Gregor Nash – saKhan
6.   Pazi Tchernovkov – saKhan
7.   Mason Jerricho – saKhan
8.   Brooke Steele - Khan

THE BATTLE
   Quick and bloody were the best ways to describe the battle for Coyote Khanships in 3052. These trials occurred on the barren plains of Tamaron whose vast arid reaches offered ample room for battle. The morning temperature approached fifteen degrees celsius on an otherwise clear day with few clouds in the sky. As one would expect with this conservative Clan there were no breaches in battlefield etiquette during combat. The rest of the Bloodnamed of the Clan gathered around the designated combat zone as the contestants signaled their readiness.

   Mason Jerricho was the fastest to action rapidly moving along the southern edge towards Pazi Tchernovkov targeting his Summoner’s upper body with his lasers. On the Khan side of the field Sullivan Koga moved toward the center of the combat zone and declared a duel with Tomas McKibben striking him with one of her two ER PPCs in the right shoulder. Brooke Steele turned to face Vidya Levien starting what would be the engagements longest running combat. Engaging initially with a targeted strike from her ER Large Laser. Pazi Tchernovkov returned fire on Mason Jerricho tearing through the thin armor of the Fire Moth with his battery of Large Lasers annihilating the right and center torso armor. No doubt he expected to sit and wait for the winner of the Elam and Gregor battle after so swiftly disabling the smallest ‘Mech in the saKhan battle with a single volley. Tomas who had also attempted to gain control of the center of the field swiveled to return the ER PPC volley of Koga’s, proving the better of the two with a dual strike dead center on the Nova causing a heat spike with a critical hit on its engine. In the meantime, Elam ran forward in his massive Dire Wolf returning with a full volley of his long-range weaponry. Striking randomly with his first Gauss it was the deadly hit from his ER PPC that struck true decapitating the aged Loremaster of the Coyote Clan killing him instantly. Galaxy Commander Levien turned and charged at Brooke Steele returning fire with her own ER Large Laser in exchange for the first strike made by the ancient Locust.

   Tomas continued to fire upon his target, engaging his full arsenal in an Alpha Strike hoping to eliminate Sullivan Koga as fast as possible. One of his PPCs and his Streak SRM-4s struck dead center upon his opponent’s Nova eliminating her from the contest as his heat spiked slightly into the red. Wasting no time Elam was already moving onto his next target turned and sprinted towards his last roadblock to becoming saKhan. The rush of victory and the sudden surge of endraline caused him to rush his shots missing with his twin Gausses, ER PPC, and ER Large Laser. Vidya still engaged with Brooke this time tried to seize the initiative and position herself in an advantageous position as she spiked her heat gauges unleashing a dual blast of ER Large Lasers to strip away additional armor and the SRM-2 from the vintage Star League era Locust of Steele. Brooke began to flank Vidya but was unable to fully do so and faulty mounting of her ER Medium Laser caused her to only successfully strike with her single ER Large once again. Pazi Tchernovkov returned fire upon his larger opponent as the former saKhan was able to hit but thanks to the new Ferro-Fibrous armor of the Great Coyote it amounted to just a drop in the bucket as the fearsome war machine was able to shrug off this damage.

   Brooke attempting to regroup and utilize the mobility of the Locust to its fullest backed away from her opponent for the moment. Steele’s fears proved true as it confirmed that her ER Medium Laser was misaligned and she was again only able to strike her opponent with her ER Large. With two of the contestants for the saKhanship already dead or mechless Elam calmed his nerves and calmly advanced upon Pazi. Unleashing the full might of his improved Dire Wolf he struck fiercely into the internals of the Warlock configured Summoner. Unable to maintain control of his ‘Mech Pazi crashed to the ground stunning the warrior for a brief moment. Vidya charged the backward evading Steele striking with a single ER Large as she attempted to cool the ‘Mech to more reasonable operating temperatures. Pazi shook off the daze from his tumble to the ground and raised his OmniMech’s arms peppering the Elam’s Assault ‘Mech but was unable to penetrate the thick armor of the upgraded design. Tomas now with no available targets slowly turned his ‘Mech towards the dueling Galaxy Commanders as he returned his Timber Wolf’s heat gauges into the green zone.

   Now with his target on the ground Elam took a deep breath as he ensured his aim on the downed Summoner at his feet. Pazi reached his feet quickly and charged forward hoping to throw off his aim. Exchanging full blows of their weaponry Elam was able to strip away nearly the remaining armor of his foe but not without loss to himself. Pazi utilized the precision of his Targeting Computer to target the lower half of the Dire Wolf hoping to remove its mobility. While not able to remove a leg Pazi was able to hit internally damaging both the hip and upper leg actuators of the Great Coyote’s left leg. Brook attempted to take advantage of the fierceness of Vidya’s charge sprinting forward to gain a superior position. For a split second the rear of her opponent was visible but she was unable to take advantage of this as Vidya quickly maneuvered into close range leading to another exchange of fire between the two. Tomas slowly advanced locking his weapons for a split second upon Vidya’s Adder as he believed the duel was in its final moments and wished to strike quickly against his final opponent.

   With his mobility at a minimum with his leg severely damaged Elam turned to face his opponent who quickly took advantage of the Dire Wolf’s mangled limb. Pazi quickly maneuvered to the rear of the fearsome Assault OmniMech believing his position would safeguard him from his opponent’s massive arsenal. The former saKhan was dismayed to see Elam flip his arms over destroying the Summoner’s right torso and removing half of Pazi’s weaponry. While the Warlock claimed an additional two tons of armor from the Great Coyote it was still not enough to put the larger opponent away. The duel continued between Vidya and Brooke as they exchanged laser fire each realizing that the chance of becoming Khan was growing slimmer and slimmer as the fight dragged on. Tomas moved up for the final time chomping at the bit to complete on his journey to become Khan of the Coyotes.

   At long last Vidya was finally able to dispatch Brooke with a fierce laser blast which annihilated much of the upper half of the ancient Locust she piloted. Steele did not survive the resulting fireball which engulfed all but the legs of the old Star League BattleMech. Meanwhile Pazi took careful aim hoping to finish off the massive Dire Wolf as Elam swiftly moved to face his opponent bringing his full arsenal to bare. The Warlock removed the Great Coyote’s right leg sending Elam crashing to backwards with only the his badly damaged left leg remaining operational. Realizing he would be unable to move Elam unleashed a final savage salvo which among other things struck the head Pazi’s Warlock with a Gauss slug killing him. The instant Levien’s opponent was destroyed McKibben pounced launching a devastating barrage that destroyed her experimental Adder ending the contest a mere six moments after it began.

   Only two contestants (Tomas McKibben and Mason Jerricho) survived the brutal fighting unharmed. Three were wounded in action (Elam Tchernovkov, Sullivan Koga, Vidya Levien) although their injuries were not considered bad. Each should be able to return to duty after a week or two of limited activity. The greatest price was paid by the three Coyote warriors (Gregor Nash, Pazi Tchernovkov, Brooke Steele) who were killed during this trial for the Clan’s leadership. The death of the Loremaster herein also helped usher in a new era for the Coyotes as new Khan Tomas McKibben and saKhan Elam Tchernovkov quickly backed Sullivan Koga as the heir apparent there. Her ascension approved by the Clan Council shortly afterwards gave each of the three major factions a share in the direction of things and provided a unified front in the necessary reforms going forward. Furthermore, the Khans created a new position charged with the command of all second line forces in order to better defend the Clan’s holdings. For this post named Guardmaster they tapped Mason Jerricho who represents the last major voice in the Clan. His support insured unity going forward in spite of some tensions between the Spiritualists and Technologists.

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Re: Elect new Coyote Khans!
« Reply #94 on: 21 October 2018, 02:11:58 »
Nice to see the horses I backed come out on top...  :)

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Re: Elect new Coyote Khans!
« Reply #95 on: 21 October 2018, 08:44:58 »
Thank you Daryk for you participation, much appreciated!

My gaming crew will be heading out to Solaris for some adventures next.

 

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