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Re: Proper use for light tanks (scorpion, etc)?
« Reply #90 on: 28 December 2021, 10:36:47 »
I use the J. Edgar very much. Either it its orignal Med LAser 2 SRM2 config in 3025 games or the upgraded TAG Variant (Along with ARROW Demolishers or Chaparalls).
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Re: Proper use for light tanks (scorpion, etc)?
« Reply #91 on: 02 January 2022, 01:19:40 »
A Star of Mithras can ruin a day, imagine a Star of multiple Pike C with supporting Demolisher C bodyguard, hilarious hijinks insure!

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Re: Proper use for light tanks (scorpion, etc)?
« Reply #92 on: 05 January 2022, 11:32:05 »
I use the J. Edgar very much. Either it its orignal Med LAser 2 SRM2 config in 3025 games or the upgraded TAG Variant (Along with ARROW Demolishers or Chaparalls).
Ah yes, the J. Edgar provides an excellent cheap counter to the expensive heavy support vehicle.  Race in at flank speed to the side arc of the bigger tank, inside the minimum range of its main guns/missiles, then unleash SRM/ML spam to maximize the odds of motive critical hits.  I've often wondered how many of the younger players are oblivious to the joke in the name of the vehicle.

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Re: Proper use for light tanks (scorpion, etc)?
« Reply #93 on: 05 January 2022, 14:37:17 »
J. Edgar hovercraft  is a knife fighter, rush in and stab while retreating the same time.

J. Edgar Hoover was also a real life knife fighter in a sense as well. He preferred charging in for the kill and galloping away fast repeating the same saber slash in the process.

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Re: Proper use for light tanks (scorpion, etc)?
« Reply #94 on: 05 January 2022, 16:43:19 »
J. Edgar hovercraft  is a knife fighter, rush in and stab while retreating the same time.

J. Edgar Hoover was also a real life knife fighter in a sense as well. He preferred charging in for the kill and galloping away fast repeating the same saber slash in the process.

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Re: Proper use for light tanks (scorpion, etc)?
« Reply #95 on: 05 January 2022, 18:51:00 »
Yes, yes... it was a triple entendre...  ::)

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Re: Proper use for light tanks (scorpion, etc)?
« Reply #96 on: 06 January 2022, 23:28:32 »
Didn't Mr. Hoover dressed up as a woman for a sting operation...

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Re: Proper use for light tanks (scorpion, etc)?
« Reply #97 on: 07 January 2022, 04:16:55 »
Don't know what he has collected about me, so I can neither deny nor confirm anything  8)
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Re: Proper use for light tanks (scorpion, etc)?
« Reply #98 on: 07 January 2022, 15:43:48 »
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Re: Proper use for light tanks (scorpion, etc)?
« Reply #99 on: 14 February 2022, 23:03:30 »
if you think strictly on canon tracked designs 35 tons or under, you actually have few alternatives: Heavy APCs (transports with limited firepower), the Scorpions, the Galleon (fast but badly armed and armored), the Hunter (fast and useful but expensive missile boat) and the extinct Main Gauche. On a limited budget, a combination of different variants of the Scorpion and Heavy APCs carrying infantry can be annoying in a low BV encounter and playing defensive roles.

Keeping the budget low but more flexible you can combine it with other cheap vehicles: Warrior VTOLs, Saladin/Scimitar/Saracen hovercrafts, Strikers and Hetzers.

I have tried a combination of Warrior 7As, Hetzer (std) and Hetzer (SRM) with good results. The Hetzer ambushes and the Warrior flanks. You may add some Scorpions to this formation.

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Re: Proper use for light tanks (scorpion, etc)?
« Reply #100 on: 14 February 2022, 23:20:02 »
Now, if you want to go super old-school, you could pair a trio of light tanks with a Scorpion 'Mech as a hunter-killer team.  (As laid out in the BattleDroids model kit from TCI.)  And why not use Scorpion tanks to harmonize the naming conventions?
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Re: Proper use for light tanks (scorpion, etc)?
« Reply #101 on: 14 February 2022, 23:28:50 »
Now, if you want to go super old-school, you could pair a trio of light tanks with a Scorpion 'Mech as a hunter-killer team.  (As laid out in the BattleDroids model kit from TCI.)  And why not use Scorpion tanks to harmonize the naming conventions?

3 Scorpions with a Scorpion?  MADNESS!!   :D
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Re: Proper use for light tanks (scorpion, etc)?
« Reply #102 on: 15 February 2022, 02:42:45 »
3 Scorpions with a Scorpion?  MADNESS!!   :D

Next thing you know you'll have marauders riding marauders!
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Re: Proper use for light tanks (scorpion, etc)?
« Reply #103 on: 15 February 2022, 04:40:25 »
That sounds like a very good combo!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Proper use for light tanks (scorpion, etc)?
« Reply #104 on: 15 February 2022, 04:47:40 »
Next thing you know you'll have marauders riding marauders!
Or a Behemoth DS full of Behemoth 'mechs, Behemoth and Behemoth II tanks...
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Re: Proper use for light tanks (scorpion, etc)?
« Reply #105 on: 15 February 2022, 10:12:28 »
the extinct Main Gauche.

Huh?  The Main Gauche survived the Jihad, being built on Kendall by Brooks Inc still per OR-FWL.  While the MUL may not show it for the Republic or Dark Ages, nothing has ever indicated it went out of production.  Considering it is #1 on a non-aligned FWL world (double ignored!), #2 a vehicle, and #3 not a original/recurring vehicle (Saracen, etc), the lack of a update for it in the 'unfinished' eras of the MUL is not surprising.  Considering all four are listed in the MUL as still available from production up to the current time, it is just a lack of update.

Honestly, I always wanted to mass a heavy platoon of Main Gauche to support my mechs, park each one in light woods and just fling metal down range.
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Re: Proper use for light tanks (scorpion, etc)?
« Reply #106 on: 15 February 2022, 12:11:42 »
Next thing you know you'll have marauders riding marauders!

A combination of Scorpions and Marauders could make for an interesting Level II.  It's kind of too bad that CVs don't count for 2 in them like they do with the Clans.
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Re: Proper use for light tanks (scorpion, etc)?
« Reply #107 on: 15 February 2022, 12:36:24 »
Capellan Augmented Lance, sort of- 2 Marauders & 4 Scorpions of various models.  Should be under 4k letting you skill up the Marauders & Scorpions gunnery . . .
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Re: Proper use for light tanks (scorpion, etc)?
« Reply #108 on: 21 February 2022, 00:08:03 »
Capellan Augmented Lance, sort of- 2 Marauders & 4 Scorpions of various models.  Should be under 4k letting you skill up the Marauders & Scorpions gunnery . . .

Wouldn't a Pair of Scorpion-12M's and four LAC Scorpion tanks work better? Especially if your using precision ammo...

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