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What base movement do you need to be not see the -1MP penalty as a problem?

5/8
7 (26.9%)
6/9
8 (30.8%)
8/12
5 (19.2%)
10/15
4 (15.4%)
12/18
2 (7.7%)

Total Members Voted: 26

Author Topic: How fast is "enough"  (Read 1875 times)

Colt Ward

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Re: How fast is "enough"
« Reply #30 on: 22 November 2022, 11:16:03 »
The other option is to mount fewer (C)ERML and more Heat Sinks.

IIRC, you run into crit problems.
Colt Ward
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MoneyLovinOgre4Hire

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Re: How fast is "enough"
« Reply #31 on: 22 November 2022, 11:24:26 »
It's got four empty crit slots in each side torso.  The Black Hawk uses standard armor and structure so it's quite roomy for a Clan medium mech.
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Colt Ward

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Re: How fast is "enough"
« Reply #32 on: 22 November 2022, 11:26:42 »
Might be thinking about the Nova H then, the HMLs taking 2 crits uses up more of that space.
Colt Ward
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MoneyLovinOgre4Hire

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Re: How fast is "enough"
« Reply #33 on: 22 November 2022, 16:29:11 »
Probably.  The H has ten lasers vs the Prime's 12, and also has two more DHS and drops the lower arm and hand actuators.
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Col Toda

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Re: How fast is "enough"
« Reply #34 on: 23 November 2022, 01:06:26 »
All design is a compromise one factor over another . Speed is among the first things sacrificed in this Calculas.  The Wight mech was a logistics boon . 1st it had a compact Engine. 2nd used a Panther chassis.  3 rd had a head capping Heavy PPC . 4th among the only Stock mechs that got near max armor through Heavy Ferro Fibrous armor . It was faster than a Panther without jump . It was a test bed militia unit at a time when alot of combat vehicles was being upgraded to heavy ferro fibrous in field refits . A test bed of 3 different emerging technologies to see how well it works in a cheap light mech package . As to whether or not it is fast enough ? It doesn't have to be win or lose it normally subjects opposition to enough damage to always be a strategic win .

 

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