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I never understood this from the day I got my 3050 TRO when I was in school.

The arms of the Dasher aka The Fire Moth have the elbows bent the wrong way and held up and over the top of the torso.  Why?


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Re: What is wrong with the Clan Omni-mech Dasher (aka Fire Moth) arms?
« Reply #1 on: 29 January 2013, 04:49:43 »
Artist's choice. Simple as that.
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Re: What is wrong with the Clan Omni-mech Dasher (aka Fire Moth) arms?
« Reply #2 on: 29 January 2013, 05:03:10 »
The fluff reason is so it can more easily carry Elementals, Elemental Battle Taxi being its primary mission after all.

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Re: What is wrong with the Clan Omni-mech Dasher (aka Fire Moth) arms?
« Reply #3 on: 29 January 2013, 05:05:59 »
I never understood this from the day I got my 3050 TRO when I was in school.

The arms of the Dasher aka The Fire Moth have the elbows bent the wrong way and held up and over the top of the torso.  Why?

It's very simple. This 'Mech was supposed to be used as "fast infantry transport" with infantry/cargo transport pods attached on side torsos. The idea was abandoned soon, but those arms were kept as they originally were because attempts to modify those arms hampered stability of the 'Mech.

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Re: What is wrong with the Clan Omni-mech Dasher (aka Fire Moth) arms?
« Reply #4 on: 29 January 2013, 05:16:07 »
Actually the infantry/transport pods were slung under the arms.

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Re: What is wrong with the Clan Omni-mech Dasher (aka Fire Moth) arms?
« Reply #5 on: 29 January 2013, 06:08:50 »
It also helps to visually distinguish it from the otherwise similar Koshi.
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Re: What is wrong with the Clan Omni-mech Dasher (aka Fire Moth) arms?
« Reply #6 on: 29 January 2013, 12:26:34 »
It makes surrendering faster.   :D

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Re: What is wrong with the Clan Omni-mech Dasher (aka Fire Moth) arms?
« Reply #7 on: 29 January 2013, 12:49:39 »
It makes surrendering faster.   :D

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Re: What is wrong with the Clan Omni-mech Dasher (aka Fire Moth) arms?
« Reply #8 on: 29 January 2013, 12:56:47 »
Between the rear torso 'cape' and the arms, it's pretty obvious that Fire Moth pilots are actually Seekers, sent by the Clan to seek T.P. for their... oh forget it.
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Re: What is wrong with the Clan Omni-mech Dasher (aka Fire Moth) arms?
« Reply #9 on: 29 January 2013, 12:59:57 »
Between the rear torso 'cape' and the arms, it's pretty obvious that Fire Moth pilots are actually Seekers, sent by the Clan to seek T.P. for their... oh forget it.

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Re: What is wrong with the Clan Omni-mech Dasher (aka Fire Moth) arms?
« Reply #10 on: 29 January 2013, 13:33:28 »
I can't help but picture them doing a Zoidberg "whoopwhoopwhoopwhoopwhoop" as I move them across the table!

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Re: What is wrong with the Clan Omni-mech Dasher (aka Fire Moth) arms?
« Reply #11 on: 29 January 2013, 13:47:00 »
I can't help but picture them doing a Zoidberg "whoopwhoopwhoopwhoopwhoop" as I move them across the table!

If I had the modeling skills.... 

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Re: What is wrong with the Clan Omni-mech Dasher (aka Fire Moth) arms?
« Reply #12 on: 29 January 2013, 15:08:54 »
Quote from: JadeHellbringer
Between the rear torso 'cape' and the arms, it's pretty obvious that Fire Moth pilots are actually Seekers, sent by the Clan to seek T.P. for their... oh forget it.

Bravo, sir.
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Re: What is wrong with the Clan Omni-mech Dasher (aka Fire Moth) arms?
« Reply #13 on: 29 January 2013, 15:47:22 »
Between the rear torso 'cape' and the arms, it's pretty obvious that Fire Moth pilots are actually Seekers, sent by the Clan to seek T.P. for their... oh forget it.

I'm always looking for more Thrust Points for my units... ^-^
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Re: What is wrong with the Clan Omni-mech Dasher (aka Fire Moth) arms?
« Reply #14 on: 29 January 2013, 15:50:29 »
I'm always looking for more Thrust Points for my units... ^-^

Almost as effective as speed holes
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Re: What is wrong with the Clan Omni-mech Dasher (aka Fire Moth) arms?
« Reply #15 on: 29 January 2013, 16:15:03 »
Speed holes?  That's an LB-5X Cluster.
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Re: What is wrong with the Clan Omni-mech Dasher (aka Fire Moth) arms?
« Reply #16 on: 29 January 2013, 17:32:31 »
What? No one thinks they might be for shooting over obstacles?

Quirk: Reverse Jointed Arms.

Allows a mech to fire its arm mounted weapons to fire from Level+3 above the hex the mech is standing in, but at the cost of more shots hitting the torso.

When rolling hit locations result in "Arm", roll one die. On a result of 1-3, the arm is hit as normal. On a result of 4-6, the arm hit becomes a hit to the corresponding side torso instead.

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Re: What is wrong with the Clan Omni-mech Dasher (aka Fire Moth) arms?
« Reply #17 on: 29 January 2013, 21:32:12 »
Above
Always thought it was a design idea to allow the smaller mech to reach and aim above large obstructions. Maybe not level +3 but it wouldn't need to worry about tree lines and hill tops as much as a Viper.
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Re: What is wrong with the Clan Omni-mech Dasher (aka Fire Moth) arms?
« Reply #18 on: 30 January 2013, 09:34:50 »
Well since we're using advanced rules with quirks anyways, I'd base it around the Hull Down or Half Levels rules.

Something like:
Cherry Picker Mount (+1 per weapon, +2 for Vehicles) - This weapon is designed to safely fire over obstacles, allowing for better use of cover. A unit in a hull down position may choose to fire only the weapons that have this quirk applied. If it does so, going Hull Down will give the firing unit a +3 instead of a +2 modifier. Vehicles have the additional ability to use the hull down rules with partial cover in addition to with half-level hexes. This quirk may not be applied to leg mounted weapons, and may only be applied to turret mounted weapons on a vehicle.

 

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