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Re: Looking to expand my motor pool!
« Reply #30 on: 06 October 2020, 17:49:46 »
'common' is relative, remember that the Warrior's XTRO incarnation (with the self-exploding cannon) is Cappie, so while the Warrior is technically a Lyran staple, and was invented in the Lyran Commonwealth, it's been in use so long it's sort of like a T-34 in that examples are wide-spread even in use in enemy nations as a common matter of course.

For my own 'short list':

Manticore-really makes the point about tracked tanks either way you want to lean-in the right hands (and bunkered up in the right place) it's a deadly mobile turret with some close in defense crit-soaks, but the armor isn't as heavy as the Patton, so it doesn't last as long once you've parked and bunkered.

(Remember kids, the hit table prefers you put your tracked vee in 'park' and just soak that return fire while the 'mechs do the moving.  under earlier rules, this was suicide behavior, but with Total Warfare's changes, this is essentially 'how to run a tank')

Demolisher: common product, everyone owns at least one.  Good for making a fixed position something that you only assault from outside 9 hexes.  Keep in mind the movement profile is such that you won't be closing range even on an Urbanmech.  find a spot your opponent must approach and park it there.

Striker: mobile missile turret, wheeled, movement through woods not advised, but in urban it makes a nice deployable turret that soaks return fire for a couple rounds before exploding.

Maxim: for your combined arms play needs, decent battle-taxi for unarmored troops.

For later eras:

Myrmidon: probably the best pre-dark-age tracked tank, enough movement to climb hills or move through woods without going to flank, enough armor to take a hit or two, enough punch to be worth using. SRM's for infernoes (against other vees, infantry formations and the like) General table/mercenary sales, so dirt common too.

Hawk Moth: General distribution/mercenary sales, long range and bare minimum for survivable VTOL use for speed. Actually DOES what the Yellowjacket was advertised for doing, (iow being an effective big-gun VTOL for ranged fire support/backup for recon elements)

There are others, but those are 'general issue' stuff you can find pretty much ANYWHERE, except the Clans, who have their own stuff.
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Re: Looking to expand my motor pool!
« Reply #31 on: 06 October 2020, 17:58:23 »
And again- depends on how much you buy into 'these are representations of generic designs that you can find by different brand names across the IS' line.  They introduced stuff later on to reinforce that- like the FRR producing the Axel that was different b/c it used ICE and was thus slower than the design plans they based it on.

So the Hunter in the LC could be called *ChineseorRussiansomething* in Cappie land.

the one i put on the table as part of a capellan militia, it's called a hunter. no other names are given so that's what it's called.

anything else is a headcanon contrivance to fit your own view of the universe outside of actual confirmed variants (that aren't the same) like the axel.

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Re: Looking to expand my motor pool!
« Reply #32 on: 06 October 2020, 18:36:44 »
Just FYI, Lieren means hunter in Chinese ;)

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Re: Looking to expand my motor pool!
« Reply #33 on: 06 October 2020, 21:46:13 »
the one i put on the table as part of a capellan militia, it's called a hunter. no other names are given so that's what it's called.

anything else is a headcanon contrivance to fit your own view of the universe outside of actual confirmed variants (that aren't the same) like the axel.

No, they actually used that bit in TRO3026 IIRC.
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Re: Looking to expand my motor pool!
« Reply #34 on: 06 October 2020, 22:01:01 »
Can’t do much with the vaguest of 35 year old references and practically zero canon examples

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Re: Looking to expand my motor pool!
« Reply #35 on: 17 December 2020, 23:51:29 »
SUMMON THE TRUETANKER!!!

I am here, who summoned me?

No, really I have many mini's.. What era and Faction do you need info on?

Always glad to help any fellow tread head!

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Re: Looking to expand my motor pool!
« Reply #36 on: 18 December 2020, 02:50:35 »
harasser hovertanks. They pop like soap-bubbles, but carry respectable firepower in LRM and SRM versions.

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Re: Looking to expand my motor pool!
« Reply #37 on: 18 December 2020, 03:01:15 »
Anything with TAG Pegasus Scout ? Hover tanks with AC 20 w Precision ammo orAC 20/ ultra  . Any Shiltron  as it has a C3 master.

 

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