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Re: The Mediocre Succession Wars Lance -- what would you run?
« Reply #90 on: 17 August 2021, 12:06:26 »
My choice of a 'Mediocre' lance for a third succession war merc unit:

VND-1R
CN9-AH
RFL-3C
WTH-1

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Re: The Mediocre Succession Wars Lance -- what would you run?
« Reply #91 on: 17 August 2021, 13:46:10 »
That lance gets this song in my head: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMklAUapazI

Not exactly mediocre, not top notch either, but the kind that can pull an unexpected victory:  >:D

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Re: The Mediocre Succession Wars Lance -- what would you run?
« Reply #92 on: 23 August 2021, 14:09:59 »
Crusader, Thunderbolt, Shadow Hawk, Centurion. I call it boom-boom lance. I either blow you up or all that ammo goes KABOOM!
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Re: The Mediocre Succession Wars Lance -- what would you run?
« Reply #93 on: 23 August 2021, 14:43:14 »
In what universe are the Crusader and T-Bolt mediocre?
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Re: The Mediocre Succession Wars Lance -- what would you run?
« Reply #94 on: 23 August 2021, 14:48:57 »
In what universe are the Crusader and T-Bolt mediocre?
Anywhere your enemies like rolling TACs... ;)

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Re: The Mediocre Succession Wars Lance -- what would you run?
« Reply #95 on: 23 August 2021, 14:51:12 »
The Crusader more than the T-Bolt, but SableKatten isn't wrong on that score.  Bombots be bombots...

Seriously, every single Stalker I've driven was aced by an ammo crit EARLY in the fight...  ::)

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Re: The Mediocre Succession Wars Lance -- what would you run?
« Reply #96 on: 23 August 2021, 15:00:11 »
In what universe are the Crusader and T-Bolt mediocre?
Crusader - I play with a couple of gamers, everyone has a “then she went up like a candle” story with a Crusader.
T-Bolt - “How hot do you want it”.  If your a mild man like me T-Bolts can be tricky.

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Re: The Mediocre Succession Wars Lance -- what would you run?
« Reply #97 on: 23 August 2021, 15:32:40 »
If you play intro-tech for any length of time you ought to have plenty of "and then she went up like a candle" stories unless you stick with running Awesomes.  Ammo explosion deaths and overheating are both just facts of life with those mechs.  Doesn't make the Crusader or T-Bolt mediocre.
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Re: The Mediocre Succession Wars Lance -- what would you run?
« Reply #98 on: 24 August 2021, 05:35:20 »
Personally I'm happy taking a Tbolt, thought I really want to play with floating crits if I do. The Crud however is not for me. ANY side torso crit kills my mech? No thanks!

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Re: The Mediocre Succession Wars Lance -- what would you run?
« Reply #99 on: 24 August 2021, 07:02:56 »
A Crud wouldn't be bad with the OG rules of no HS fitting in the engine...

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Re: The Mediocre Succession Wars Lance -- what would you run?
« Reply #100 on: 24 August 2021, 15:06:59 »
I love the THUD but EVERY TIME I PLAY IT IT GOES BOOOM. Its usually the MG ammo which is why I always swap to two flammers if given the option.

The thing is an every range beast but I cannot use it successfully because of the ammo. SRM, LRM, MG--gah
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Re: The Mediocre Succession Wars Lance -- what would you run?
« Reply #101 on: 24 August 2021, 15:16:47 »
I love the THUD but EVERY TIME I PLAY IT IT GOES BOOOM. Its usually the MG ammo which is why I always swap to two flammers if given the option.

The thing is an every range beast but I cannot use it successfully because of the ammo. SRM, LRM, MG--gah

Me too--CASE II may come in handy, unless your pilot turns to jelly because of the crit rolls.  Still haven't played a game with a new THUD featuring CASE II.
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Re: The Mediocre Succession Wars Lance -- what would you run?
« Reply #102 on: 24 August 2021, 17:04:18 »
Maybe I am weird, but back in the 90s when I played CBT I saw ONE or maybe TWO ammo explosions in like 30 games. The second does not count much because it was a Locust that was toast anyway, but we rolled anyway and it had the MG ammo explode.
Seems people have a large variance in this...

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Re: The Mediocre Succession Wars Lance -- what would you run?
« Reply #103 on: 24 August 2021, 21:32:52 »
Mechs in later eras tend to be less subject to ammo explosions due to a mixture of better crit packing and weapons that deal more damage being common (like gauss rifles).
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Re: The Mediocre Succession Wars Lance -- what would you run?
« Reply #104 on: 25 August 2021, 02:33:18 »
Maybe I am weird, but back in the 90s when I played CBT I saw ONE or maybe TWO ammo explosions in like 30 games. The second does not count much because it was a Locust that was toast anyway, but we rolled anyway and it had the MG ammo explode.
Seems people have a large variance in this...
Before engine-mounted heat sinks ammo explosions were less common, especially on mechs with only ammo in the side torsos.

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Re: The Mediocre Succession Wars Lance -- what would you run?
« Reply #105 on: 25 August 2021, 04:56:18 »
Engine mounted heat sinks were already a thing in the '90s, though.

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Re: The Mediocre Succession Wars Lance -- what would you run?
« Reply #106 on: 25 August 2021, 06:21:21 »
Hmm.  Going to go with four designs with mixed reputations in-universe, but that aren’t necessarily actually bad, though not objectively good:

CGR-1A1 Charger
SCP-1N Scorpion
CLNT-2-3T Clint
STG-3R Stinger

It actually works well as a heavy recon lance that can hunt smaller recon ‘Mechs, but all of those ‘Mechs have a flaw that affects their reputation in-universe, and none of them are really optimal designs, instead leaning heavily towards bei lackluster.
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Re: The Mediocre Succession Wars Lance -- what would you run?
« Reply #107 on: 25 August 2021, 07:34:08 »
My second try. A lance of common and bad designs. Not mediocre necessarily, but thisnos what the OP asked for.

So  going for extremely common mechs. No assaults even if some could be justified.

Wolverine 6R
Witworth
Clint
Wasp 1A


A really mediocre (reading: common) lance would be
Archer 2R
Wolverine 6R
Phoenix Hawk 1
Wasp 1A

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Re: The Mediocre Succession Wars Lance -- what would you run?
« Reply #108 on: 25 August 2021, 12:12:51 »
I keep hearing ammo booms, on a Thud no less?  Haven't you heard of ammo dumping before? Games a full two turns to complete. Stating at the end of a turn, dumping while movement phase, continues in the firing phase and then it ends after the last physicals are done... Hope you didn't get any back shots done to you!

The second turn was to throw you off... ^-^

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