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Suralin

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Suralin's 'Mech writeups
« on: 18 March 2012, 00:14:57 »
Right. Figured I'd make a thread to toss my stuff into, since a few others have done the same.

Some things to bear in mind:

1) Most of the fluff for these entries are going to be written from the perspective of 3100, about 2 months after the turn of the century. I've been writing most these up for a side project of mine, which may or may not go anywhere. (PM me if you're interested, by the way.)

2) I use a lot of non-canon equipment, most of which is detailed in this thread here.

3) I may wind up doing designs that no designing software can currently handle (e.g. Semi-Primitive or super-heavy). In which case, feel free to point out my mistakes if you catch them.

4) Not all of these designs are going to be optimized. Also, some of them will only have a small blurb (in the style of TRO 3085's "Old is the New New" section) instead of a full writeup. But I'm *always* going to have at least some fluff for anything I post.

5) Feedback is always welcomed. :)

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Re: Suralin's 'Mech writeups
« Reply #1 on: 18 March 2012, 00:19:15 »
Starting off, we have a Davion Centurion refit from a second-string facility, from the years the Panpour factory was offline.

Quick weapon stats, for those who CBA to check the weapons thread:

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Heavy Recoilless Rifle
1.5T, 3 crits, 25 ammo per ton. x/3/5/7(9) range, 2 heat, 4 damage (+2d6 to inf). 26 BV, 8 ammo BV.

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Centurion CN9-Ar2

Mass: 50 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-X
Production Year: 3092
Cost: 3,526,000 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,031

Chassis: Corean Model K7
Power Plant: Nissan 200
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: StarGuard III w/ CASE
Armament:
    1 SWI HawkShot MML-9 w/ Artemis IV
    2 New Lahore Weapon Works "Scimitar" Medium Lasers
    3 SWI Burster Heavy Recoilless Rifles
    1 Hatchet
Manufacturer: Islamabad Metalworks & Construction
    Primary Factory: Islamabad
Communications System: Corean Transbanc-J9
Targeting and Tracking System: Corean B-Tech w/ Artemis IV

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                      83 points                5.00
Engine:             Fusion Engine                200                       8.50
    Walking MP: 4
    Running MP: 6
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             10(20)                    0.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT
Gyro:               Standard                                               2.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 152                  9.50
    CASE Locations: 1 RT                                                   0.50

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     16           23       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  6         
                                           L/R Torso     12           19       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  5         
                                             L/R Arm     8            14       
                                             L/R Leg     12           19       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Medium Laser                                 CT        3         1         1.00
(R) Medium Laser                             CT        3         1         1.00
MML-9                                        LT        5         5         6.00
    Artemis IV FCS                           LT        -         1         1.00
3 Heavy Recoilless Rifles                    RA        6         9         4.50
Hatchet                                      LA        -         4         4.00
@Heavy Recoilless (50)                       RT        -         2         2.00
@MML-9 (LRM Art-IV) (13)                     RT        -         1         1.00
@MML-9 (SRM Art-IV) (11)                     RT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 16

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 10
4          4       3       1       0      2     0   Structure:  4
Special Abilities: MEL, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, IF 1

Centurion CN9-Ar2: IMC's Centurion, built under license while Jalastar was rebuilding from the Taurian suicide assault, improves armor over the classic model by a ton, adds a hatchet and CASE for the ammo, and upgrades the LRM rack to an MML-9 with an Artemis IV FCS imported from offworld. Like the CN9-Ar, the Ar2 uses double heat sinks. The autocannon is removed in favor of a trio of 'Mech-scale Heavy Recoilless guns, which sacrifice some of the AC-10's range, but are far lighter and are murderous against massed infantry.

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Re: Suralin's 'Mech writeups
« Reply #2 on: 18 March 2012, 00:27:09 »
A Regulan Quickdraw variant. No special weapons on this one. And yes, the residual CASE was deliberate.

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Quickdraw QKD-5R

Mass: 60 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Clan Invasion
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-D
Production Year: 3079
Cost: 5,831,360 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,431

Chassis: Technicron Type E
Power Plant: Vlar 300
Walking Speed: 54.0 km/h
Maximum Speed: 86.4 km/h
Jump Jets: Chilton 460
    Jump Capacity: 150 meters
Armor: Kallon FWL Special Ferro-Fibrous w/ CASE
Armament:
    1 Diverse Optics Type 30 Large Laser
    2 Diverse Optics ER Medium Lasers
    2 Omicron 4000 Medium Lasers
    1 Regulan Arms Rocket Launcher 10
Manufacturer: Refit
    Primary Factory: Regulus
Communications System: Garret T12E
Targeting and Tracking System: Dynatec 2180

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                      99 points                6.00
Engine:             Fusion Engine                300                      19.00
    Walking MP: 5
    Running MP: 8
    Jumping MP: 5 Standard
    Jump Jet Locations: 1 CT, 2 LT, 2 RT                                   5.00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             16(32)                    6.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 2 LT, 2 RT
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV - 143                  8.00
    Armor Locations: 7 LA, 7 RA
    CASE Locations: 1 LT                                                   0.50

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     20           18       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  8         
                                           L/R Torso     14           17       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  8         
                                             L/R Arm     10           13       
                                             L/R Leg     14           16       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Rocket Launcher 10                           CT        3         1         0.50
2 Medium Lasers                              RT        6         2         2.00
Large Laser                                  LT        8         2         5.00
ER Medium Laser                              RA        5         1         1.00
ER Medium Laser                              LA        5         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 8

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 14
5j         3       3       1       0      3     0   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: SRCH, ES, SOA

Quickdraw QKD-5R: The Regulans have refitted their Quickdraws with a hotter, but arguably more effective array of weaponry. The arm-mounted medium lasers are upgraded to ER, while the torso lasers are mounted on the front and supplemented with a standard large laser in the left torso, replacing the LRM rack. The one-shot SRM launcher is replaced with a much lighter RL/10.

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Re: Suralin's 'Mech writeups
« Reply #3 on: 18 March 2012, 00:46:22 »
And one more before I turn in for the night. This one's Semi-Primitive, hence why the BV and Cost are blank, I did these stats by hand.

Quick weapon stats:
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Improved Heavy Rifle
9T, 6 crits, 6 ammo per ton. x/6/12/18(24) range, 6 heat, 9 damage, +1 penalty to hit.
115 BV, ammo BV varies with type (HEAP 15, Cluster 20, Sabot 19, Paint 14).

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Centurion CN9-Fr

Mass: 50 tons
Tech Base: Mixed (IS/Primitive)
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Era Specific
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/X-X-X
Production Year: 3089
Cost:
Battle Value:

Chassis: Primitive
Power Plant: Pitban 240
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: ProtecTech Standard Armor w/ CASE
Armament:
    1 CAW Foe-Hammer Improved Heavy Rifle
    5 CAW Land Mattress Rocket Launcher 10s
    4 Lindblad Machine Guns
Manufacturer: Outback FarmMechs
    Primary Factory: Filtvelt
Communications System: Datacom 100
Targeting and Tracking System: Garret D2j

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Primitive Structure           83 points                5.00
Engine:             Primitive Fusion Engine      240                      11.50
    Walking MP: 4
    Running MP: 6
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             11                        1.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LL, 1 RL
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA
Armor:              Standard                     AV -  144                 9.00
    CASE Locations: 1 RT                                                   0.50

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            8         
                                        Center Torso     16           15       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  5         
                                           L/R Torso     12           10       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  4         
                                             L/R Arm     8            10       
                                             L/R Leg     12           10       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Machine Gun                                  CT        0         1         0.50
(R) Machine Gun                              CT        0         1         0.50
5 Rocket Launcher 10s                        LT        15        5         2.50
Imp. Heavy Rifle                             RA        6         6         9.00
2 Machine Guns                               RT        0         2         1.00
@iHV Rifle (HEAP) (12)                       RT        -         2         2.00
@iHV Rifle (Cluster) (6)                     RT        -         1         1.00
@MG (1/2) (100)                              RT        -         1         0.50
                                            Free Critical Slots: 26

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 8
4          2       2       2       0      2     0   Structure:  4
Special Abilities: CASE, SRCH, ES, SOA

Overview:
   For several years, the Filtvelt Coalition built a local RetroTech copy of the ubiquitous Centurion medium 'Mech. Inferior armor plating and a heavier cockpit severely reduced its viability. One of the things Marquess Trempeleau and General LeBeau would publicly agree upon during their dispute over the Filtvelt Academy was the need for an eventual refit to the CN9-F once it was possible to do so. The outgrowth of these efforts became known as the CN9-Fr.

Capabilities:
   The Filtvelters' initial attempts at building their own Centurions, during the last years of the Jihad, were in very much the same vein as the Marian CN9-H variant, only with a locally-produced Improved Heavy Rifle in place of the imported LBX autocannon, and a brace of readily-available machine guns in place of the lasers. The CN9-F was also just as thin-skinned as the Marian BattleMech, albeit slightly more survivable due to the addition of CASE.

   While the structure and myomers of the CN9-Fr are still primitive-rated, and the engine is still rather inefficient as a result, the Filtvelters have come up with a few improvements. A modern cockpit was substituted for the clunky older version, which freed up two tons. Another ton of ammo for the main gun was added to the right torso bin.

   Far more importantly, the primitive steel plating of the CN9-F was completely replaced in favor of standard armor -- and more of it. Coalition Centurions are now comparable in durability and firepower to most older variants operated by FedSuns militias, which is no small feat for a cash strapped Periphery state.

Deployment:
   The CN9-Fr is a common medium 'Mech among the four regiments of the Filtvelt Militia, having supplanted all of the primitive CN9-F's in circulation. While the Coalition's well-trained pilots have been quite successful at using this substandard equipment to cleanse their realm of pirate raiders, there is considerable skepticism as to whether it will be effective for long, should House Davion decide to reabsorb their wayward brethren by force.

elizibar

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Re: Suralin's 'Mech writeups
« Reply #4 on: 18 March 2012, 05:05:20 »
That Filtvelt Centurion's not that bad at all.

Suralin

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Re: Suralin's 'Mech writeups
« Reply #5 on: 18 March 2012, 12:34:26 »
Moving one of my previous writeups in to this thread.

I figured if anyone would try to make use of the Railgun, it's the Lyrans. So I threw together a readout for this giant prototype.

Weapon blurbs:
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Railgun
28T, 18 crits, 2 ammo per ton. 4/7/14/21(28) range, 10 heat, 52 damage. 675 BV, 55
ammo BV. Explodes for 50 damage if critted, and forces a PSR at +4 (only +2 for
superheavies) every time it's fired.
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IS Micro Pulse Laser
0.5T, 1 crits. x/0/1/2(3) range, 1 heat, 2 damage (+2d6 to inf). 11 BV.

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Jotun JTN-1X

Mass: 150 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Super-Heavy Quad
Rules Level: Experimental
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/E-X-F
Production Year: 3099
Cost:
Battle Value: (I'll do this later.)

Chassis: Chariot X Super-Heavy
Power Plant: Edasich 300 Light
Walking Speed: 21.6 km/h
Maximum Speed: 32.4 km/h
Jump Jets: n/a
Armor: Durallex Heavy (Ferro Fibrous)
Armament:
    1 Defiance Hrunting Railgun
    1 Defiance 1001 ER PPC
    1 Defiance Thunder Ultra AC/20
    2 Defiance P1M Micro Pulse Lasers
    2 Defiance Model XII ER Medium Lasers
Manufacturer: Defiance/TharHes
    Primary Factory: Hesperus II
Communications System: TharHes Euterpe HM-14
Targeting and Tracking System: TharHes Ares 8C


================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Super-Heavy Standard         241 points               30.00
Engine:             Light Engine                 300                      14.75
    Walking MP: 2
    Running MP: 3
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             14(28)                    4.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LRL, 1 RRL
Gyro:               Heavy-Duty                                             6.00
Cockpit:            Super-Heavy                                            4.00
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV - 448                 25.00
    Ferro crits: 2 RFL, 5 CT

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     4            12
                                        Center Torso     45           70
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  18
                                           L/R Torso     32           50
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  14
                                          Front Legs     32           55
                                           Rear Legs     32           55

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Railgun                                      LT       10         9        28.00
@Rail (4)                                    LT        -         1         2.00
CASE II Equipment                            LT        -         1         1.00
@Rail (8)                                    LFL       -         2         4.00
Quad Turret Mount                            RT        -         1         2.25
**ER PPC                                     RT(Tr)   15         2         7.00
**Ultra AC-20                                RT(Tr)    8         5        15.00
@UAC-20 (15)                                 RT        -         2         3.00
CASE II Equipment                            RT        -         1         1.00
2 Micro Pulse Lasers                         HD        2         1         1.00
2 ER Medium Lasers                           CT       10         1         2.00
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total:                                                47        77       150.00
Free crits/tons:                                                 1         0.00

Overview:

   The discovery last year of the experimental super-heavy Jotun project led to some dismay among Republic Intel analysts, many of whom were not happy to see another Great House so blatantly ignore the mutual drawdown of military forces. Apparently the entire Mech was built around a copy of a Star League Railgun, which is the epitome of impractically large weaponry to those few who know of its history among Amaris' forces. However, it should come as absolutely no surprise to anyone that this Mech was conceived by the Lyrans, in a joint venture between TharHes and Defiance no less.


Capabilities:

   Defiance custom-built the Jotun as a Super-Heavy quad chassis, for the greatest possible stability when firing the massive Railgun built into the left torso. They turned to TharHes for their greater experience dealing with high-recoil weapons on quad chassis, agreeing to jointly produce the design and share the profits if it was approved by the Archon and LCAF Command.

   The Railgun itself is able to cripple almost anything short of an assault Mech in one shot, at long range. This quality seems to have endeared it to a few Lyran military planners, despite the extreme recoil, barrel wear, ammo limitations, and relatively high heat buildup intrinsic to the weapon. The test pilots were advised to lie the Mech down on the ground, preferably behind cover. This was intended to limit the possibility of damaging the Mech when firing the oversized cannon.

   To defend itself against targets up-close, the Jotun mounts a pair of the new Micro Pulse Lasers in a gimballed mount just under the cockpit, as well as a pair of ER Medium Lasers in the chest. Its main defenses, however, are an extended-range PPC and an Ultra autocannon mounted in a turret. This allows the Jotun to protect itself against enemies attacking from outside its forward firing arc. The Ultra AC/20 in particular is a magnificent deterrent against "rushdown" Mechs.

   The Jotun uses a Light Engine to save weight, and mounts twenty-five tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor to protect it. However, due to its weight, it is a horrendously slow and ponderous design, barely able to keep up with an Urbanmech or Annihilator at its fastest. Between that and its incredible size, it would attract a disproportionate amount of enemy fire if it were ever placed on the battlefield. The TharHes and Defiance designers recommended the Jotun be deployed only as part of a major force, where it could be properly escorted.


Deployment:

   Only four of these giant monstrosities were completed at Hesperus II. The Archon seems to dislike the Jotun on principle, seeing it as a "white elephant" which would be too difficult for the LCAF to deploy. The prototypes still remain in service for now, guarding the Hesperus facility, but it's doubtful they'll see any action before they're inevitably dismantled.


Variants:

   There are no known variants of the Jotun at this time.


3145 Addendum:

   The Jotun was indeed never put into full production. The mothballed prototypes were reactivated during the fierce fighting on Hesperus, but were too slow to do anything but defend -- though they did obliterate a surprising number of Jade Falcon 'Mechs before being overwhelmed.


Check my work please, I hope I got this right
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LFL LT CT RT RFL HD
Hip LFE LFE LFE Hip LifeSup
UprLg Railgun LFE *erPPC UprLg Sensors
LwrLg -- Gyro *--- LwrLg Cockpit
Foot -- Gyro *UAC20 Foot 2µPLAS
2@Rail -- LFE *--- 2Ferro Sensors
2@Rail -- 2erML *--- 2Ferro LifeSup
-- 2Ferro *---
LRL -- 2Ferro *--- RRL
Hip -- 2Ferro 2@UAC20 Hip
UprLg -- 2Ferro @UAC20 UprLg
LwrLg 2@Rail 2Ferro Turret LwrLg
Foot CASE2 xxx CASE2 Foot
DHS DHS
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Suralin

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Re: Suralin's 'Mech writeups
« Reply #6 on: 18 March 2012, 23:41:28 »
That Filtvelt Centurion's not that bad at all.

Danke. :) I wanted to get as close to the CN9-A in performance as possible using the tech levels I'd established for the FvC, with a "no imported stuff" caveat -- hence why it uses MGs instead of lasers.

A few of their other designs, like the Mech I'm about to repost, don't have that restriction...

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Re: Suralin's 'Mech writeups
« Reply #7 on: 18 March 2012, 23:43:56 »
Another Semi-Primitive design -- primitive chassis and engine (well, myomers really), standard cockpit and armor.

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Megaera MGA-2F

Mass: 90 tons
Tech Base: Mixed
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Experimental
Era: Republic
Tech Rating/Era Availability: F/X-X-F
Production Year: 3087
Battle Value: Not bothering until BV3 comes out.

Chassis: Primitive
Power Plant: VOX 325
Walking Speed: 32.4 km/h
Maximum Speed: 54.0 km/h
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: ProtecTech Standard Armor w/ CASE
Armament:
    2 Foe-Hammer Improved Heavy Rifles
    2 Shigunga, Brotherhood or CAW MML-5s
    1 Magna MkII Medium Laser
Manufacturer: Coalition Armory
    Primary Factory: Filtvelt
Communications System: Datacom 100
Targeting and Tracking System: Garret D2j

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Primitive                    138 points                9.00
Engine:             Primitive Fusion Engine      325                      23.50
    Walking MP: 3
    Running MP: 5
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             13                        3.00
Gyro:               Standard                                               4.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA    R: SH+UA+LA
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 248                 15.50
    CASE Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT                                             1.00

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     29           39       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  10       
                                           L/R Torso     19           28       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  10       
                                             L/R Arm     15           25       
                                             L/R Leg     19           32       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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Improved Heavy Rifle                         RA        6         6         9.00
Improved Heavy Rifle                         LA        6         6         9.00
@iHRifle (12)                                RT        -         2         2.00
@iHRifle (12)                                LT        -         2         2.00
MML-5                                        RT        3         3         3.00
@MML-5 (24/20)                               RT        -         1         1.00
MML-5                                        LT        3         3         3.00
@MML-5 (24/20)                               LT        -         1         1.00
Medium Laser                                 HD        3         1         1.00

                                            Free Critical Slots: 22

Overview:

   Over the past two decades, the Filtvelt Coalition has been working to provide its Citizen's Militias with enough vehicles and 'Mechs to repulse constant pirate attacks, relying heavily on what they can produce domestically. This has amounted to low-tech VTOLs and planes, some patrol hovercraft, and a smattering of light and medium RetroTech 'Mechs.

   What Filtvelt's forces lacked, however, was heavy firepower. While they were able to procure a handful of Hawkwolf and Dervish fire support 'Mechs from the Brotherhood of Randis, this was insufficient for the Militia's needs. Unable to import sufficient firepower, the invention of Improved Rifles in 3086 allowed the Coalition the opportunity to build it for themselves, in the form of heavy tanks and a Primitive-style assault 'Mech known as the Megaera.


Capabilities:

   The Megaera takes a lot of its design from the old Lyran Ymir, whose blueprints have been readily available since 3075. The fusion engine and myomers are locally produced on Filtvelt; while the 325-rated fusion engine is built to modern standards, the myomers are not. Apparently the Coalition is now able to produce modern myomers in small quantities, but they have so much of this substandard myomer stockpiled that military planners are forced to continue using it.

   The primary firepower for the Megaera comes from a pair of Improved Heavy Rifles. This barely matches the damage output of a Succession War-era Warhammer or Hammerhands, and has problems with recoil and accuracy to boot. However, this is outweighed in the designers' eyes by the fact that the oversized cannons can be locally produced.

   The cannons have two other major advantages; firstly, they can accept multiple types of ammo for changing tactical situations. The other advantage is that, like the smaller Arbiter before it, the Megaera looks as though it's carrying much more powerful weaponry than it actually is -- a prime concern when dealing with pirates who are looking for an easy score rather than a tough fight.

   Unusually for a RetroTech design, the Megaera mounts a cockpit that is up to modern standards, and more crucially, CASE in each side torso. This protects not only the ammo for the main cannons, but also the ammo for a pair of Multiple Missile Launchers. Most of these launchers are imported, but in the past three years Filtvelt has begun producing their own. A single medium laser, mounted in the head, rounds out the Megaera's weaponry.

   When the design was first produced, the Megaera relied on substandard armor plating which was far simpler for Filtvelt's patchy industry to produce. This gave the early prototypes protection about on par with the old Warhammer. Modern armor has given this design roughly 50 percent more survivability, allowing it to perform as a real assault 'Mech.


Deployment:

   Most of the Megaeras that have been produced in the past decade and a half are tasked with defending factories and urban areas on Broken Wheel or Filtvelt itself. As with all Coalition-produced 'Mechs, Megaeras are being distributed between the four Citizen's Militia regiments. Due to the greater defensive needs of the two main industrial worlds under the Coalition's control, however, the lion's share of Megaera production goes to the First and Fourth FCM.

   What all this indicates to some observers is that the Coalition is considering their realm's long-term defensive viability. Should the assault-heavy Thumpers decide not to renew their long-term defense contract with the breakaway realm, the FvC would be forced to rely almost exclusively on natively-produced designs for their heavy firepower.


Variants:

   The original version of the Megaera, the MGA-1F, mounted a primitive cockpit and armor. The armament consisted of standard Heavy Rifles, along with much simpler SRM-6 launchers rather than the MMLs. Only five were produced this way, and none ever saw combat. All have since been upgraded to the 2F standard.

   Two pilots in the Fourth FCM have replaced one of the cannons with a PPC and additional heat sinks. As no energy weapons are manufactured within Coalition borders, it's unlikely this simple-yet-effective modification will be able to catch on.


3145 Addendum:

   The MGA-3F uses standard myomers and construction, allowing for the use of a smaller, more efficient 270-rated engine. This has allowed the Coalition to upgrade its armament significantly, adding another pair of MML racks and changing out the main guns for LB-10X autocannons. Older chassis have been upgraded to something similar to this standard (the MGA-3R) and are identical apart from their inferior internal construction. These 'Mechs are staples of the Thumper Assault Regiment.

   Meanwhile, the Combine invaders have made heavy use of hardened and ballistic-reinforced armor. Some Megaeras have already been converted to use Large Re-Engineered Lasers (and extra heat sinks) to counter it; however the Coalition cannot, as yet, produce any such lasers themselves and are reliant on Davion supplies for any such refits.

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Megaera MGA-3F

Mass: 90 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E
Production Year: 3090
Cost: 8,848,300 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,746

Chassis: Unknown Standard
Power Plant: Unknown 270 Fusion Engine
Walking Speed: 32.4 km/h
Maximum Speed: 54.0 km/h
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Unknown Standard Armor w/ CASE
Armament:
    2  LB 10-X ACs
    1  Medium Laser
    4  MML-5s
Manufacturer: Unknown
    Primary Factory: Unknown
Communications System: Unknown
Targeting and Tracking System: Unknown

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                     138 points                9.00
Engine:             Fusion Engine                270                      14.50
    Walking MP: 3
    Running MP: 5
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             13                        3.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LL, 1 RL
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA    R: SH+UA+LA
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 248                 15.50
    CASE Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT                                             1.00

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     29           39       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  10       
                                           L/R Torso     19           28       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  10       
                                             L/R Arm     15           25       
                                             L/R Leg     19           32       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Medium Laser                                 HD        3         1         1.00
2 MML-5s                                     RT        6         6         6.00
2 MML-5s                                     LT        6         6         6.00
LB 10-X AC                                   RA        2         6        11.00
LB 10-X AC                                   LA        2         6        11.00
@MML-5 (SRM) (20)                            RT        -         1         1.00
@LB 10-X (Cluster) (10)                      RT        -         1         1.00
@LB 10-X (Slug) (10)                         RT        -         1         1.00
@MML-5 (LRM) (24)                            LT        -         1         1.00
@LB 10-X (Cluster) (10)                      LT        -         1         1.00
@LB 10-X (Slug) (10)                         LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 14

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      8    Points: 17
3          4       3       2       0      4     1   Structure:  7
Special Abilities: CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, IF 1, FLK 1/1/1
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Megaera MGA-4D

Mass: 90 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Era Specific
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-X-A
Production Year: 3145
Cost: 10,478,500 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,732

Chassis: Unknown Standard
Power Plant: Unknown 270 Fusion Engine
Walking Speed: 32.4 km/h
Maximum Speed: 54.0 km/h
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Unknown Standard Armor w/ CASE
Armament:
    2  Large R-e Lasers
    1  Streak SRM-6
    1  Medium Laser
    8  MML-3s
Manufacturer: Unknown
    Primary Factory: Unknown
Communications System: Unknown
Targeting and Tracking System: Unknown

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                     138 points                9.00
Engine:             Fusion Engine                270                      14.50
    Walking MP: 3
    Running MP: 5
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             14(28)                    4.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT, 1 LA, 1 RA
Gyro:               Compact                                                4.50
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA    R: SH+UA+LA
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 248                 15.50
    CASE Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT                                             1.00

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     29           39       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  10       
                                           L/R Torso     19           28       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  10       
                                             L/R Arm     15           25       
                                             L/R Leg     19           32       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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Medium Laser                                 HD        3         1         1.00
Streak SRM-6                                 CT        4         2         4.50
3 MML-3s                                     RT        6         6         4.50
3 MML-3s                                     LT        6         6         4.50
Large R-e Laser                              RA        10        5         8.00
Large R-e Laser                              LA        10        5         8.00
MML-3                                        RL        2         2         1.50
MML-3                                        LL        2         2         1.50
@Streak SRM-6 (15)                           CT        -         1         1.00
@MML-3 (LRM) (40)                            RT        -         1         1.00
@MML-3 (SRM) (33)                            RT        -         1         1.00
@MML-3 (SRM) (33)                            LT        -         1         1.00
@MML-3 (LRM) (40)                            LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 3

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      8    Points: 17
3          5       5       2       0      4     1   Structure:  7
Special Abilities: CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, IF 1

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Re: Suralin's 'Mech writeups
« Reply #8 on: 19 March 2012, 01:19:49 »
Another repost. I'ma get these all out of the way before I start posting new stuff.

So one night I thought to myself "Hey, I wonder what the DCMS did with all
those surplus 400 Standard engines from the Charger?"


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Kujira KJA-2K

Mass: 100 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: Clan Invasion
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-D
Production Year: 3084
Cost: 13,545,333 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,802

Chassis: Foundation Type 12K
Power Plant: LTV 400 Fusion Engine
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h (54.0 km/h)
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h (86.4 km/h)
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: New Samarkand Ferro-Fibrous w/ CASE
Armament:
    1 Magna Hellstar PPC
    1 Victory Heartbeat Medium Pulse Laser
    1 Argra 3L Medium Laser
    1 Sword
Manufacturer: Luthien Armor Works
    Primary Factory: New Samarkand
Communications System: Olmstead 3000
Targeting and Tracking System: Matabushi Sentinel


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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                     152 points               10.00
Engine:             Fusion Engine                400                      52.50
    Walking MP: 4 (5)
    Running MP: 6 (8)
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             10                        0.00
Gyro:               Standard                                               4.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H
    TSM Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT, 1 LA, 1 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV - 268                 15.00
    Armor Locations: 1 HD, 1 CT, 2 LT, 5 RT, 3 LA, 1 LL, 1 RL
    CASE Locations: 1 LT                                                   0.50

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     31           40       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  11       
                                           L/R Torso     21           31       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  11       
                                             L/R Arm     17           28       
                                             L/R Leg     21           34       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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Medium Laser                                 CT        3         1         1.00
PPC                                          RT        10        3         7.00
Medium Pulse Laser                           LT        4         1         2.00
Sword                                        RA        -         7         5.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 14

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      9    Points: 18
4          2       2       1       0      4     0   Structure:  8
Special Abilities: TSM, MEL, ENE, SRCH, ES, SOA

Overview:
In the wake of the invasion of Luthien and the destruction of LAW, the DCMS was in dire need of new Mechs to hold the line. Furthermore, a fair amount of old surplus equipment was sitting in storage. A group of Kurita 'Techs on New Samarkand decided to use the latter problem to solve the former, creating the 100-ton Kujira (Japanese for "whale") in the process.


Capabilities:
From the start, the project heads at LAW knew they would be working from a very unstable and eclectic supply base, even after the project received the belated blessing of the Coordinator. As such, the project leads resolved from the start to use commonly available materials and stockpiles of old parts.

One major source of these parts was a large number of 400-rated standard engines left over from Charger upgrades. An old Magna Hellstar PPC is the main long-range weapon on the Kujira, while short-range firepower is provided by a pair of medium lasers. One is a pulse model, while the other is an Argra 3L, the same model used for centuries on the Jenner. In melee, the Kujira can also put its massive battlefists to work, as well as a samurai-style katana; both are augmented by triple-strength myomer.

The Kujira's chassis is a modified version of the Atlas's venerable framework, although the Kujira's appearance is quite different, due mainly to the use of bulky ferro-fibrous armor. That said, there are a number of similarities for those who know where to look, with one telltale sign being the use of the Atlas' hip mount.

This also has logistical benefits, as many of the parts are interchangeable with those of the Atlas. It also has drawbacks, such as the now-pointless CASE in the left torso. There is no ammunition to actually protect there -- the CASE is a holdover from the first production model, which was retained on the basis of potential refits.


Deployment:
Most of the two-hundred-odd examples of the Kujira serve in militia forces along the Combine's borders with the Federated Suns and the Periphery. While not popular machines by any means, Kujiras are nonetheless seen as welcome additions to garrisons stripped clean by constant supply problems.

In recent years, the Kujira looks as though it will become one of the first casualties of the mutual drawdown of the myriad House militaries. While the DCMS is still ordering them in small quantities, it seems most of the newly produced Kujiras are being mothballed as a hedge against future conflict.


Variants
The KJA-1K lacked triple-strength myomer, the medium pulse laser, and the sword, instead mounting a machine gun array and several additional heat sinks. Several of the earliest models also lacked the aesthetic samurai helmet, though such a cosmetic alteration was easy to accomplish in successive refits.

A relatively common refit for those who can procure the parts, involves downgrading the PPC to a large laser, and adding a pair of small lasers (one extended-range). This allows for better TSM heat management at the expense of range. Another ton of armor is also added to give the KJA-2R better protection.


3145 Addendum:
The Blackout and the subsequent collapse of much of the Republic led, inevitably, to the reactivation and deployment of these 'Mechs. As expected, they have primarily served in garrison roles well behind the lines, and thus are seldom seen in the current conflict.

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Re: Suralin's 'Mech writeups
« Reply #9 on: 19 March 2012, 17:02:19 »
This is the ride of the first miniboss you face in the expansion to MechCommander. I figured it could use some fluff. Reposted from a previous thread.


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Vulture Katherine

Mass: 60 tons
Tech Base: Mixed
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: X/X-X-X
Production Year: 3059
Cost: 13,822,400 C-Bills
Battle Value: 2,098

Construction Options: Fractional Accounting

Chassis: Endo-Steel
Power Plant: 240 Fusion XL Engine
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets: Model KV Boosters
    Jump Capacity: 120 meters
Armor: Compound SJ6CW Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
    1 Krupp Deathblow Railgun
    1 Series 7K ER Large Laser
    1 Series J7A ER Medium Laser
Manufacturer: Clan Smoke Jaguar
    Primary Factory: Cermak (refit)
Communications System: Build OSJ-41
Targeting and Tracking System: Cat’s Eye MD6

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Endo-Steel                    99 points                3.000
    Internal Locations: 1 HD, 2 CT, 4 LA
Engine:             XL Engine                    240                       5.750
    Walking MP: 4
    Running MP: 6
    Jumping MP: 4 Standard
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 LL, 2 RL                                         4.00
Heat Sinks:         (CL) Double Heat Sink        10(20)                    0.000
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LT
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.000
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.000
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA    R: SH+UA
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV - 119                  6.200
    Armor Locations: 5 LT, 2 LA
    CASE Locations: RT, RA                                                 0.000

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     20           17       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  5         
                                           L/R Torso     14           15       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  4         
                                             L/R Arm     10           12       
                                             L/R Leg     14           13       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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(IS) Railgun                                 RT/RA     10        8/10     28.000
(CL) ER Large Laser                          LA        12        1         4.000
(CL) ER Medium Laser                         LA        5         1         1.000
@Railgun (4)                                 LT        -         2         2.000
                                            Free Critical Slots: 4

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 21
4j         4       5       4       0      3     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA

Vulture Katherine:
   Star Commander Katherine managed to survive Operation Bulldog thanks largely to her considerable gunnery skills, which also earned her the Furey bloodname. She joined Marcus Kotare's renegade forces on the far-flung planet of Cermak, where a long-buried component vault yielded a massive weapon the Star League had shelved: the Railgun.
   She decided to kit out her Vulture with this oversized weapon, which required a lighter engine, less armor, and a near-total rebuild of the upper torso. But by her standards, it was worth it -- the Railgun could one-shot any opponent she faced in combat, even if the recoil did nearly knock over her 'Mech several times. This allowed her to rapidly rise in rank to Nova Captain.
   Unfortunately for Furey, she had become overconfident as a result of these easy victories. She was caught alone and off guard by two fast 'Mech lances from the 1st Davion Guards. Unable to destroy enough of the Spheroids with her oversized weapon, her glass cannon of a 'Mech was rapidly dispatched in a hail of laser fire. She became a bondsman, and was later killed on New Syrtis along with the majority of the unit in 3063.

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Re: Suralin's 'Mech writeups
« Reply #10 on: 19 March 2012, 17:09:04 »
I've always had a weird fascination with the thoroughly subpar standard AC/5 for some reason. So when an Enforcer refit thread came up, I had to give this a try.


Enforcer ENF-4D: This refit of the 4R removes the main weapons in favor of a pair of class-5 autocannons and two tons of ammo. Despite the Davions' love of autocannons, it never had the damage levels it needed to catch on during the brutal Succession Wars. (BV: 873)

Enforcer ENF-4Dr: This minor refit of the 4D removes a heat sink to add CASE and upgrade the laser to an ER medium. It is significantly more popular than its progenitor ever was, due to the availability of special ammunition for the autocannons, and the much-improved secondary armament. (BV: 981)

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Enforcer ENF-4Dr

Armament:
    2 Mydron Model C Autocannon/5s
    1 BrightBloom ER Medium Laser

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                      83 points                5.00
Engine:             Fusion Engine                200                       8.50
    Walking MP: 4
    Running MP: 6
    Jumping MP: 4 Standard
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 LL, 2 RL                                         2.00
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             11                        1.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 2 LT, 1 RT
Gyro:               Standard                                               2.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA    R: SH+UA+LA
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 144                  9.00
    CASE Locations: 1 RT                                                   0.50

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     16           23       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  4         
                                           L/R Torso     12           17       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  3         
                                             L/R Arm     8            14       
                                             L/R Leg     12           20       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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ER Medium Laser                              LT        5         1         1.00
Autocannon/5                                 RA        1         4         8.00
Autocannon/5                                 LA        1         4         8.00
@AC/5 (40)                                   RT        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 30

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Re: Suralin's 'Mech writeups
« Reply #11 on: 19 March 2012, 17:14:08 »
And here's the last repost from these forums.

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Incursus INC-2W

Mass: 100 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: Jihad
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E
Production Year: 3073
Cost: 20,450,000 C-Bills
Battle Value: 2,175

Chassis: Skobel Template 10
Power Plant: Vlar 300 Light
Walking Speed: 32.4 km/h
Maximum Speed: 54.0 km/h
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Aldis Plate
Armament:
    5 Magna Hellstar PPCs
    2 Martell Medium Lasers
Manufacturer: Skobel MechWorks
    Primary Factory: Terra (discontinued 3078)
Communications System: Skobel Wave VII Comm w/ C3i
Targeting and Tracking System: Falcon 14a Watcher

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                     152 points               10.00
Engine:             Light Fusion Engine          300                      14.50
    Walking MP: 3
    Running MP: 5
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             20(40)                   10.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 2 LT, 2 RT, 2 LA, 2 RA
Gyro:               Compact                                                4.50
Cockpit:            Small                                                  2.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA    R: SH+UA+LA
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 307                 19.50

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     31           47       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  15       
                                           L/R Torso     21           32       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  10       
                                             L/R Arm     17           34       
                                             L/R Leg     21           42       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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Improved C3 Computer                         HD        0         2         2.50
PPC                                          CT        10        3         7.00
PPC                                          RT        10        3         7.00
Medium Laser                                 RT        3         1         1.00
PPC                                          LT        10        3         7.00
Medium Laser                                 LT        3         1         1.00
PPC                                          RA        10        3         7.00
PPC                                          LA        10        3         7.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 5

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:     10    Points: 21
3          4       5       4       0      4     0   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: C3I, ENE, MHQ2, SRCH, ES, SOA


Overview:
   As part of Precentor St. Jamais' call for new 'Mechs to bolster Blakist forces, the Incursus -- billed as "able to out-Awesome the Awesome" -- was put forward in 3062 and rejected in favor of the Vanquisher. The Word's forces went to war with the rest of the Inner Sphere half a decade later; after a factory expansion, the design was brought back for production at Skobel Mechworks in 3069.


Capabilities:
   Built on a revamped King Crab chassis, the Incursus was meant from the start to carry a brace of energy weapons. No less than five particle projection cannons are mounted to the 'Mech, a level of firepower which some consider overkill. A pair of medium lasers serve as backup weapons, should opponents come too close.
   The incredible heat generated by all these weapons is daunting, to say the least. An alpha strike can easily overwhelm the Incursus' double-strength freezers, despite the fact that twenty of them are crammed into the design. Nonetheless, they were highly accurate thanks to the power of the Blakists' ubiquitous C3i system.
   Because of the immense amount of space occupied by the weapons and heat sinks, the designers at Skobel were unable to use bulky Endo Steel construction or special armor. This did at least cut down on costs; there was more than enough tonnage left over to mount a full complement of standard armor, matching the venerable Atlas in durability.
   Between these thick slabs of armor, and the total lack of ammunition explosion hazards, the Incursus is a classic "zombie" design, able to take obscene levels of damage and continue functioning. This quality was only improved by the use of a 300-rated Light engine, which avoids the fragility of an XL. The maximum speed of 54kph is about average for a 100 ton assault 'Mech.


Deployment:
   The production record of the Incursus is quite short, lasting a scant nine years. During that time, the Incursus was provided to a number of Protectorate forces and friendly mercenary units, who were both highly appreciative of the 'Mech's incredible battlefield longevity and heavy firepower.
   The Skobel factory was damaged in the fighting between Blakist and Coalition forces during the invasion of Terra. RAF procurement is quite interested in having Skobel restart production of the durable 'Mech, but the Incursus' blueprints were deliberately scrambled by ROM operatives before Coalition troops could completely capture the factory, and no backups have been found as yet.


Variants:
   Most users were content with the standard equipment. However a few operators used experimental equipment to modify their Incursi. Three of the PPCs are replaced with extended-range versions, while the other two are exchanged for their snub-nosed cousins. The extra two tons freed up by this conversion are used to add a pair of coolant pods, which are absolutely vital if the Mechwarrior decides to alpha strike.
   With the downfall of the Blakists, the C3i system has become effectively defunct. Standard practice is to discard it in favor of an ECM suite and a C3 Slave. Most captured Incursi that have been put back into service following the Word's disintegration follow some variation on this theme.


3145 Addendum:
   The Incursus was a fairly rare chassis post-Jihad, and many wound up being mothballed or scrapped outright. Captured chassis have occasionally wound up reactivated and in the hands of just about any faction operating within Republic borders, but most are still in RAF hands. Some have been modified with Radical Heat Sink technology or TSEMP weaponry.

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Re: Suralin's 'Mech writeups
« Reply #12 on: 27 March 2012, 00:27:44 »
This is the first custom design I ever wrote down stats and fluff for. Fluff has been updated somewhat.

I originally thought it up because I read the Blood Asp's TRO and thought "Wait.. that bulky, XL, shoulder-gunned, heavily-armed chicken-walker... was based on a slender, standard, on-the-cheap man-walker like the Kingfisher? No way." So I thought about what sort of roles or weapon combinations weren't filled by existing 3025/2750 mechs and came up with this as a Star League precursor to the Blood Asp.

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Forseti FSI-3R

Mass: 80 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Introductory
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/X-E-D
Production Year: 3025
Cost: 6,819,840 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,690

Chassis: Proelian Type II
Power Plant: Pitban 240
Walking Speed: 32.4 km/h
Maximum Speed: 54.0 km/h
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Valiant Lamellor
Armament:
    2 Kreuss PPCs
    1 Coventry StarFire LRM-15
    4 Defiance B3M Medium Lasers
Manufacturer: Defiance Industries
    Primary Factory: Hesperus II (discontinued 2786)
Communications System: TharHes Calliope ZE-2
Targeting and Tracking System: TharHes Ares-5

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                     122 points                8.00
Engine:             Fusion Engine                240                      11.50
    Walking MP: 3
    Running MP: 5
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             22                       12.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 HD, 2 CT, 4 LT, 2 RT, 2 LL, 2 RL
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 247                 15.50

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     25           35       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  15       
                                           L/R Torso     17           26       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  8         
                                             L/R Arm     13           26       
                                             L/R Leg     17           34       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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PPC                                          RT        10        3         7.00
LRM-15                                       RT        5         3         7.00
PPC                                          LT        10        3         7.00
2 Medium Lasers                              RA        6         2         2.00
2 Medium Lasers                              LA        6         2         2.00
@LRM-15 (16)                                 RT        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 19

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      8    Points: 17
3          3       4       2       0      4     0   Structure:  6
Special Abilities: SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, IF 1

And now, on to the fluff.

Overview

The Forseti was originally designed to counter the venerable AWS-8Q Awesome. As such, it mounted considerable long-range weaponry and could devastate many foes with a single alpha strike. It was easily recognized by its distinctive shoulder-mounted PPCs and the missile launcher mounted in the very center of its chest.


Capabilities

The Forseti, though slow and somewhat ponderous, was devastatingly powerful. It was arguably more well-rounded than the energy-reliant Awesome, and mounted more defensive weaponry, with four medium lasers as opposed to the Awesome's single small laser. As a counterpart to the Awesome, the Forseti mounts the same amount of heavy armor as its better-known brethren.

However, the Forseti quickly garnered a reputation as a heatmonger. Its detractors often pointed out that close-in, its heat scale runs off the charts, and it was difficult for a Forseti to engage fast mechs at close range. Furthermore, it required ammunition for its missile launcher to remain at full effectiveness -- ammunition that often exploded due to the 'Mech's heat problems.

Finally, there was the question of the 'Mech's speed. While it was indeed suitable for many Steiner formations, it was still too slow to engage in running battles -- a tendency which many of the Lyran realm's enemies have long used to their advantage.


Deployment

Defiance Industries built the Forseti from 2748 until 2787, at which point the line was closed down in favor of producing the Zeus BattleMech. About half of the surviving Forsetis, along with their pilots, are now known to have left with General Kerensky after the Amaris Civil War. The remaining examples of the design lingered on in service until about midway through the Third Succession War, when the last known Forseti in the Inner Sphere was destroyed in a skirmish with Marik raiders.

Comstar's records indicate that Nondi Steiner and then-Archon Katherine Steiner-Davion mulled over the possibility of resurrecting the Forseti during the Civil War, but ultimately the idea was vetoed in favor of an even heavier (and equally slow) design, which became the Fafnir.

As for the Forsetis taken to Clan space, Comstar found that most of them were destroyed during the bloody wars that wracked the Pentagon Worlds. Those few that escaped destruction are believed to have been in the posession of the Star Adders, thanks in large part to their absorption of Clan Burrock.

It is quite obvious in hindsight that these cached Forsetis must have been the inspiration for the larger Blood Asp OmniMech, rather than the thoroughly dissimilar Kingfisher as Comstar alleged in their official Technical Readout.


Variants

There were three Forseti variants used by the LCAF. All of them addressed the mech's overwhelming heat problem. One downgraded the LRMs to a 10-rack and removes two of the lasers, while the second downgraded the shoulder-mounted PPCs to large lasers. The third variant replaced the LRM rack entirely, switching it out for an SRM6 and, again, additional heat sink allocation.

We have also learned from Diamond Shark traders that were also a few one-off variants of the Forseti used by the Pentagon powers, and even, very rarely, by the Burrocks and Star Adders later on. As of the time the Sharks left Clan space, there were less than ten operational Forsetis, but they seem very certain that none of these models have survived whatever happened there. If true, this design has finally been rendered extinct.

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Re: Suralin's 'Mech writeups
« Reply #13 on: 17 August 2012, 03:45:43 »
Time to thread necro.


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Tai-Sho TSH-7C3BM

Mass: 85 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-X
Production Year: 3091
Cost: 19,854,015 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,670

Chassis: Star League XT
Power Plant: Strand 255
Walking Speed: 32.4 km/h
Maximum Speed: 54.0 km/h
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Durallex Special Light Ferro-Fibrous w/ CASE
Armament:
    2  ER PPCs
    1  LB 15-X AC
    2  ER Micro Lasers
Manufacturer: Independence Weaponry
    Primary Factory: New Samarkand
Communications System: Garret T-22K with dual
Boosted C3 Computers
Targeting and Tracking System: Cat's Eyes 5a

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                     130 points                8.50
Engine:             Fusion Engine                255                      13.00
    Walking MP: 3
    Running MP: 5
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             13(26)                    3.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LA, 2 RA
Gyro:               XL                                                     1.50
Cockpit:            Small                                                  2.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA    R: SH+UA+LA
Armor:              Light Ferro-Fibrous          AV - 262                 15.50
    Armor Locations: 3 LA, 2 LL, 2 RL
    CASE Locations: 1 RT                                                   0.50

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     27           40       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  13       
                                           L/R Torso     18           27       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  9         
                                             L/R Arm     14           28       
                                             L/R Leg     18           36       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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2 ER Micro Lasers                            HD        2         2         0.50
LB 15-X AC                                   RT        4         9        12.50
2 C3 Boosted Computer (Master)s              LT        0         12       12.00
ER PPC                                       RA        15        3         7.00
ER PPC                                       LA        15        3         7.00
@LB 15-X (Cluster) (8)                       RT        -         1         1.00
@LB 15-X (Slug) (8)                          RT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 0

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      9    Points: 17
3          3       3       2       0      4     0   Structure:  7
Special Abilities: C3BSM, TAG, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, FLK 1/1/0


Tai-Sho TSH-7C3BM: Draconis Combine scientists have successfully reverse-engineered the Davions' C3 Boosted systems, which are immune to all but the toughest ECM. The Tai-sho, now manufactured in limited numbers on New Samarkand, is a natural choice for modification to mount these upgraded systems.

The autocannon is stripped out and replaced with a new LBX-15, while a pair of ER Micro Lasers are mounted in the head for a modicum of additional defense. A small cockpit and XL gyro are used to lighten the load, while downgrading the armor from standard ferro to light ferro frees up sorely-needed space for the upgraded battle computers.

The limited availability of many of these components within Combine space, and the limited deployment of Boosted C3 systems in DCMS units thus far, means this variant will likely be rare for the forseeable future.

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Re: Suralin's 'Mech writeups
« Reply #14 on: 17 August 2012, 08:38:16 »
Tagged.  Interesting - I like the homebrew equipment.

Say, would you like a list of new equipment from my AU to make something?  With everything else involved in the project, I don't have time.
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Re: Suralin's 'Mech writeups
« Reply #16 on: 18 August 2012, 02:31:19 »
Another Semi-Primitive design -- primitive chassis and engine (well, myomers really), standard cockpit and armor.
Megaera MGA-2F
I would love to see how these would be in combat, and I will take eight
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Re: Suralin's 'Mech writeups
« Reply #17 on: 19 August 2012, 18:17:23 »
PM sent.
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Re: Suralin's 'Mech writeups
« Reply #18 on: 23 August 2012, 02:40:35 »
Was digging through TRO:3039 this evening looking for ideas, and I found one.

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Grasshopper GHR-7H

Mass: 70 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-X
Production Year: 3094
Cost: 10,759,867 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,809

Chassis: z33/7b
Power Plant: VOX Compact 280
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h (54.0 km/h)
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h (86.4 km/h)
Jump Jets: Chilton 480
    Jump Capacity: 120 meters
Armor: Kallon Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
    1 Donal Snub-Nose PPC
    2 Diverse Optics Sunray ER Medium Lasers
    2 Diverse Optics Type 20P Medium Pulse Lasers
    1 Diverse Optics Type 20 Medium Laser
    4 Diverse Optics Type 5 ER Micro Lasers
Manufacturer: Kallon Industries
    Primary Factory: Asuncion
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System: Unknown

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                     107 points                7.00
Engine:             Compact Fusion Engine        280                      24.00
    Walking MP: 4 (5)
    Running MP: 6 (8)
    Jumping MP: 4 Standard
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 LL, 2 RL                                         4.00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             13(26)                    3.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H
    TSM Locations: 2 LT, 2 RT, 1 LA, 1 RA
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV - 215                 12.00
    Armor Locations: 3 LT, 3 RT, 4 LA, 4 RA

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     22           31       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  13       
                                           L/R Torso     15           20       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  10       
                                             L/R Arm     11           22       
                                             L/R Leg     15           29       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Medium Laser                                 HD        3         1         1.00
Snub-Nose PPC                                CT        10        2         6.00
2 ER Micro Lasers                            CT        2         2         0.50
Medium Pulse Laser                           RT        4         1         2.00
Medium Pulse Laser                           LT        4         1         2.00
ER Medium Laser                              RA        5         1         1.00
ER Micro Laser                               RA        1         1         0.25
ER Medium Laser                              LA        5         1         1.00
ER Micro Laser                               LA        1         1         0.25
                                            Free Critical Slots: 9

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      7    Points: 18
4j         4       3       0       0      3     0   Structure:  7
Special Abilities: TSM, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA

Overview:

   While the Grasshopper has never been produced in terribly large numbers, its incredible durability under fire and its high degree of maneuverability have kept losses quite low, greatly endearing the 'Mech to its pilots. In the centuries before the design's rebirth on Hun Ho and Arc-Royal it was also noted for its ruggedness; despite relatively limited spare part production during the Succession Wars, damaged Grasshoppers could very often be returned to full functionality with a minimum of fuss (assuming the missile launcher's ammo bin hadn't been breached, of course).

   In many ways, however, the RAF's increasing use of the Grasshopper post-Jihad has more to do with internal politics than any of these qualities. It can't even be said to fill a distinct combat role -- the Republic does, after all, field Irian's Guillotine and Prefect rather prominently, both of which ably fulfill the "agile heavy combatant" role.

   Therein, however, lies the problem. Irian. Even as the fractured company continues to rebuild itself, Exarch Stone and other Republic planners are wary of the industrial giant gaining the kind of sway over policy it once enjoyed under the Free Worlds League. As a result there has been some discreet investment in several of their competitors, such as Kallon's small 'Mech plant on Asuncion, left largely undamaged by the Jihad.


Capabilities:

   Working from reconstructed blueprints, the Kallon engineers were able to build a very close facsimile of the original chassis, with a few minor alterations. The first major departure from the Succession War-era blueprints came with the decision to use a heavier Compact Engine for even greater durability under fire, with triple-strength myomer augmenting the engine's power under high heat conditions. However the Compact Engines have to be shipped in from Terra, as the Compact 280 had to be put into production specifically for this design.

   The second major external change was the switch to ferro-fibrous armor plating, which, when taken together with the use of a few Crusader-derived chassis alterations, lends the RAF Grasshopper a somewhat different silhouette from its older forebear.

   The weaponry on the GHR-7H follows a familiar layout, at least. In the center torso lies the 'Mech's primary weapon, in this case a snub-nose PPC. Next to it, each side torso mounts a common medium pulse laser. Each arm mounts an ER Medium Laser and a battle fist. Finally, the head-mounted missile launcher has been disposed of, in favor of another medium laser, this time a standard one.

   The addition of a quartet of ER Micro Lasers, reverse-engineered from Capellan models, has raised some eyebrows. While the official explanation for their inclusion is to allow the pilot greater control over the 'Mech's heat, some suspect other motives for their inclusion, especially given how limited the ER Micro's production has been in the Republic thus far. One commentator has even accused Kallon of adding them simply because they couldn't decide what to do with the last free ton on the design.


Deployment:

   The IV Hastati, being based on Asuncion, bears the largest concentration of GHR-7Hs in the RAF. Other RAF 'Mech regiments are receiving small numbers of this rugged heavy 'Mech, with the lion's share of the remainder going to Terra and Epsilon Eridani.

   Older -5H, -5J, -C and -5N models are still reasonably common in the rest of the Inner Sphere, even after the Blakists did their best to make use of everything they could get a hold of. Many independent and mercenary 'MechWarriors still modify these, largely in an effort to do away with the ammo stores for the missile launcher. The -5Hr is a common refit along these lines.


Variants:

   The most common variant of the RAF Grasshopper, the GHR-7I, strips the rare micro lasers in favor of a single small pulse laser to fill out the center torso. The GHR-7J does this while also upgrading the medium pulse lasers to X-Pulses. The 7JC is a 7J with the small pulse replaced by a C3 Slave. Meanwhile, the GHR-7R variant, with a more commonly available standard engine and improved jump jets, has also been tested, but has not yet been put into production.

   On Arc-Royal, a minor variant of the GHR-7P has surfaced, replacing the X-Pulse lasers with ER PPCs for long-range sniping power. Meanwhile, production at LexaTech on Hun Ho continues apace, with the 7K variant having superceded the 6K due to its freedom from logistical concerns. The fact that Guided Technologies' Streak SRM plant on Proserpina now lies within Republic territory likely had a hand in this decision as well.


3145 Addendum:
   The incredibly durable nature of the 7-series Grasshopper means that it invariably either gets destroyed outright or salvaged in working condition (or close to it). These machines have found their way into the military of every nation that's taken any Republic territory, but a slight majority are either within the Fortress or in the reborn Free Worlds League.

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Re: Suralin's 'Mech writeups
« Reply #19 on: 09 August 2013, 12:53:02 »
It's been entirely too long since I've posted in this thread. The first will be a familiar Mech2:Mercenaries loadout that I wrote up minor fluff for.

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JagerMech JM6-B

Mass: 65 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Introductory
Era: Age of War/Star League
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/C-E-D
Production Year: 3038
Cost: 5,506,325 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,248

Chassis: Kallon Type XII
Power Plant: Magna 260
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Kallon RoyalStar
Armament:
    2 Valiant Arbalest LRM-15s
    2 Magna Mk.III Large Lasers
    2 Magna Mk.II Medium Lasers
Manufacturer: Kallon Industries
    Primary Factory: Talon (destroyed 3069)
Communications System: Garret T11-A
Targeting and Tracking System: Garret D2j

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                     104 points                6.50
Engine:             Fusion Engine                260                      13.50
    Walking MP: 4
    Running MP: 6
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             13                        3.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 HD, 1 LL, 1 RL
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 128                  8.00

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     21           20       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  5         
                                           L/R Torso     15           17       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  3         
                                             L/R Arm     10           11       
                                             L/R Leg     15           16       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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Medium Laser                                 RT        3         1         1.00
Medium Laser                                 LT        3         1         1.00
LRM-15                                       RA        5         3         7.00
Large Laser                                  RA        8         2         5.00
LRM-15                                       LA        5         3         7.00
Large Laser                                  LA        8         2         5.00
@LRM-15 (8)                                  RT        -         1         1.00
@LRM-15 (8)                                  LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 34

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 12
4          2       2       1       0      3     2   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, IF 1

Jagermech JM6-B: A few Davion units during the War of 3039 attempted to confuse Kurita forces by refitting their Jagermechs with radically different weapons. The autocannons are replaced by LRM-15s and large lasers, with saved tonnage going to armor and heat sinks. Limited ammo and horrendous heat buildup limited this version's effectiveness, but the firepower was impressive while it lasted. Many mercenaries converted their Jagermechs to this variant in the following years.


The next variant is both simple and predictable.

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Griffin GRF-1Nr

Mass: 55 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E
Production Year: 3073
Cost: 4,949,357 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,260

Chassis: Earthwerks GRF Standard
Power Plant: CoreTek 275 Fusion Engine
Walking Speed: 54.0 km/h
Maximum Speed: 86.4 km/h
Jump Jets: Rawlings 55
    Jump Capacity: 150 meters
Armor: Starshield A Standard Armor w/ CASE
Armament:
    1 Fusigon PPC
    1 Holly MML-7
Manufacturer: Earthwerks Incorporated, Defiance Industries, Kallon Industries
    Primary Factory: Keystone (Earthwerks), Hesperus II (Defiance), Talon (Kallon)
Communications System: Neil 6000
Targeting and Tracking System: Octagon Tartrac, System C


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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                      91 points                5.50
Engine:             Fusion Engine                275                      15.50
    Walking MP: 5
    Running MP: 8
    Jumping MP: 5 Standard
    Jump Jet Locations: 1 CT, 2 LT, 2 RT                                   2.50
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             12                        2.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 CT
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 152                  9.50
    CASE Locations: 1 RT                                                   0.50

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     18           20       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  7         
                                           L/R Torso     13           20       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  6         
                                             L/R Arm     9            14       
                                             L/R Leg     13           18       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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MML-7                                        RT        4         4         4.50
PPC                                          RA        10        3         7.00
@MML-7 (LRM) (17)                            RT        -         1         1.00
@MML-7 (SRM) (14)                            RT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 31

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 13
5j         2       2       2       0      2     0   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA

Griffin GRF-1Nr: A minor upgrade to the classic Griffin, this version removes the LRMs in favor of an MML-7 rack with CASE.


And then there's this.

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Privateer II PV2-LDT

Mass: 55 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E
Production Year: 3063
Cost: 9,388,557 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,134

Chassis: Contraband
Power Plant: Core Tek 275 XL
Walking Speed: 54.0 km/h
Maximum Speed: 86.4 km/h
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Haven Cent w/ CASE
Armament:
    1 Large Laser (usually Magna Mk.III)
    1 Autocannon/5 (usually Armstrong J11 or knockoff)
    1 Diverse Optics Type 2 Medium Laser
    3 Haven Arms Rocket Launcher 20s
    2 LFN Linblad Machine Guns
Manufacturer: Vengeance, Inc.
    Primary Factory: Haven Star Cluster
Communications System: Contraband
Targeting and Tracking System: Contraband

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                      91 points                5.50
Engine:             XL Fusion Engine             275                       8.00
    Walking MP: 5
    Running MP: 8
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             14                        4.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 2 LL, 1 RL
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 160                 10.00
    CASE Locations: 1 LT                                                   0.50

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     18           25       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  6         
                                           L/R Torso     13           21       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  5         
                                             L/R Arm     9            15       
                                             L/R Leg     13           19       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Medium Laser                                 HD        3         1         1.00
3 Rocket Launcher 20s                        RT        15        9         4.50
Large Laser                                  LT        8         2         5.00
Autocannon/5                                 LT        1         4         8.00
Machine Gun                                  RA        0         1         0.50
Machine Gun                                  LA        0         1         0.50
@MG (1/2) (100)                              LT        -         1         0.50
@AC/5 (20)                                   LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 17

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 11
5          3       3       1       0      2     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA

Overview:
   The pirate forces led by Lady Death Trevaline not only put together the contraband Brigand, but also augmented their forces with a kludged-together medium 'Mech which they dubbed the Privateer. As the name was (unbeknownst to the pirates) already being used by a completely different 75-ton design, the pirates' medium Mech has been retroactively renamed the Privateer II to reduce confusion.


Capabilities:
   The Privateer II has always been built using whatever components can be stolen or salvaged. As such, it has no set "factory standard". The loadout designated as "standard" by the RAF simply happens to have been the most common one used on Malagrotta, and doesn't reflect the unpredictable variety of configurations that may be seen in action.
   Unsurprisingly, the chassis always uses standard alloys, endo steel being a rare prize reserved for Brigand construction. Trevaline ordered the designers to build a 'Mech of the medium class that could fulfill any combat role. The initial plans likely called for a 50-tonner, due to the greater ease of finding efficient engines for that weight class. The theft of a shipment of spare 275-rated extra-light engines resulted in the reinforcement of the chassis to carry 55 tons.
   The first thing many notice about the Privateer II is its large shoulder-mounted rack of rocket launchers. These give the medium 'Mech a powerful punch in close combat. The weapon mount can be changed out to carry other weaponry, though the power or ammunition linkages that result are exposed by necessity.
   Each arm, while lacking the hands necessary for snatch-and-grab operations, carries a machine gun as standard. The mounts are easily big enough to mount light autocannons, though, and a few pirates have added small rocket launcher pods to the arms as well.
   The left torso is where the majority of the weaponry lies, with a roomy area devoted to whatever stolen weaponry can be wedged into it. Most Privateer IIs on Malagrotta mounted a standard AC/5 and a large laser. Below the guns lies an ammo bin, which is protected by CASE -- likely purchased off the black market. A small mount just below the offset cockpit mounts a medium laser. Fourteen single heat sinks allow the Privateer II to remain relatively cool, unless the pilot is forced to fire off all his weapons at once.


Deployment:
   Despite being in the works from 3063 onward, the Privateer II was completely unknown to the rest of the Inner Sphere before 3070, when several were seen in a raid on Malagrotta. By this point, Lady Death Trevaline's pirate alliance had long since fractured, and many Privateer IIs had made their way into the hands of a wide variety of unsavory characters. When Trevaline herself was killed and the Death's Consorts took over the Cooperative in response, the pirate 'Mech became a symbol of their brutal occupation.
   Small numbers of Privateer IIs have trickled out of the Haven Cluster ever since the early 3070s, many destined for the black market. As such, they can be seen among mercenaries and pirates of every stripe, as well as Periphery states on occasion.


Variants:
   While investigating the history of this 'Mech has turned up a veritable cornucopia of variants, only two have been seen with any regularity besides the "standard" one.
   The first upgrades the Rocket Launcher system to Heavy Rockets, a special weapon system seen only rarely. While these oversized weapons are powerful, they are also incredibly unwieldy. Nonetheless, pirate units have sometimes brought HRLs into play, often causing widespread terror and havoc among civilian populations with Inferno ammunition. The AC/5 is removed to make room for the upgrade, and a pair of Inferno SRM-2s are added, one to each arm.
   The other major variant turns the Privateer II into a longer-ranged combatant, fitting an extended-range PPC in the torso along with two more heat sinks. The arm cannons are upgraded to Light AC/2s running off a single ton of ammo, with ten-pack rocket launchers slung underneath them, and two fifteen-pack rocket launchers on the shoulder mount.
   Numerous other variants abound, often using wildly different engine and weapon configurations. Few bother with jump jets, as the unbalanced frame makes flight dodgy at best. None of these variants, however, number more than four examples.


3145 Addendum:
   At some point or other in the early 3110s, production of the Privateer II hit a snag, either due to a shortage of usable engines or due to fighting among the pirates (there were conflicting reports from different groups of captured pirates). Whatever the reason, the factory evidently recovered enough to restart production by 3120, but thankfully the number of 'Mechs produced is well below its post-Jihad peak.

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Heavy Rocket Launcher
7T, 9 crits, x/5/13/22(31) range, 6 heat, 15 damage. 8 shots/ton. +1 to midrange targeting, +2 at long range, (+3 at extreme range).
Can fire indirectly. Inferno ammo also available. 117 BV/14 ammo.
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Privateer II PV2-LDT2

Mass: 55 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-X
Production Year: 3066
Cost: 9,163,807 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,159

Chassis: Contraband
Power Plant: Core Tek 275 XL
Walking Speed: 54.0 km/h
Maximum Speed: 86.4 km/h
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Haven Cent w/ CASE
Armament:
    1 Large Laser (usually Magna Mk.III)
    1 Haven Arms Heavy Rocket Launcher
    1 Diverse Optics Type 2 Medium Laser
    2 SRM-2s (usually Bical or Holly)
    2 LFN Linblad Machine Guns
Manufacturer: Vengeance, Inc.
    Primary Factory: Haven Star Cluster
Communications System: Contraband
Targeting and Tracking System: Contraband

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                      91 points                5.50
Engine:             XL Fusion Engine             275                       8.00
    Walking MP: 5
    Running MP: 8
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             14                        4.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 2 LL, 1 RL
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 168                 10.50
    CASE Locations: 1 LT                                                   0.50

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     18           26       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  7         
                                           L/R Torso     13           21       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  5         
                                             L/R Arm     9            16       
                                             L/R Leg     13           21       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Medium Laser                                 HD        3         1         1.00
Heavy Rocket Launcher                        RT        6         9         7.00
Large Laser                                  LT        8         2         5.00
Machine Gun                                  RA        0         1         0.50
SRM-2                                        RA        2         1         1.00
Machine Gun                                  LA        0         1         0.50
SRM-2                                        LA        2         1         1.00
@MG (1/2) (100)                              LT        -         1         0.50
@SRM-2 (Inferno) (50)                        LT        -         1         1.00
@HRL (Standard) (16)                         LT        -         2         2.00
@HRL (Inferno) (8)                           LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 16

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      6    Points: 12
5          3       3       1       0      2     1   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA
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Privateer II PV2-LDT3

Mass: 55 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-F
Production Year: 3066
Cost: 9,660,117 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,214

Chassis: Contraband
Power Plant: Core Tek 275 XL
Walking Speed: 54.0 km/h
Maximum Speed: 86.4 km/h
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Haven Cent w/ CASE
Armament:
    1 ER PPC (usually Magna)
    2 Light AC/2s (usually Pontiac)
    2 Haven Arms Rocket Launcher 15s
    2 Haven Arms Rocket Launcher 10s
Manufacturer: Vengeance, Inc.
    Primary Factory: Haven Star Cluster
Communications System: Contraband
Targeting and Tracking System: Contraband

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                      91 points                5.50
Engine:             XL Fusion Engine             275                       8.00
    Walking MP: 5
    Running MP: 8
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             16                        6.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 2 LT, 2 LL, 1 RL
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA    R: SH+UA+LA
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 160                 10.00
    CASE Locations: 1 LT                                                   0.50

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     18           25       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  6         
                                           L/R Torso     13           21       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  5         
                                             L/R Arm     9            15       
                                             L/R Leg     13           19       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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2 Rocket Launcher 15s                        RT        8         4         2.00
ER PPC                                       LT        15        3         7.00
Light AC/2                                   RA        1         1         4.00
Rocket Launcher 10                           RA        3         1         0.50
Light AC/2                                   LA        1         1         4.00
Rocket Launcher 10                           LA        3         1         0.50
@Light AC/2 (45)                             LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 25

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 12
5          2       2       2       0      2     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA

Suralin

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Re: Suralin's 'Mech writeups
« Reply #20 on: 16 August 2013, 18:00:17 »
Here's an updated design from the unofficial fan-made TRO:3063. If you haven't yet gotten a hold of it here, I heartily recommend doing so.


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Support ER PPC
1T, 1 crit. x/7/14/21(28) range, 3 heat, 2 damage. 30 BV.

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White Knight WNT-4K

Mass: 75 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: F/X-X-X
Production Year: 3097
Cost: 10,360,000 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,973

Chassis: AS&S WK Endo
Power Plant: Vlar 300
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h (54.0 km/h)
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h (86.4 km/h)
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Durallex Heavy Special w/ CASE
Armament:
    2 Lord's Light 5 Snub-Nose PPCs
    2 Kajuka Type 2P Medium Pulse Lasers
    6 Lord's Light 7 Support ER PPCs
    2 Kajuka Type 1X Small X-Pulse Lasers
Manufacturer: Telfar BattleMechs
    Primary Factory: Midway
Communications System: Colmax 90
Targeting / Tracking: Matabushi Sentinel with Citizen C3 Slave

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Endo-Steel                   114 points                4.00
    Internal Locations: 3 LT, 3 RT, 3 LA, 3 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL
Engine:             Fusion Engine                300                      19.00
    Walking MP: 4 (5)
    Running MP: 6 (8)
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             16(32)                    6.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 2 LT, 2 RT
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA    R: SH+UA+LA
    TSM Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT, 1 LA, 1 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 231                 14.50
    CASE Locations: 1 RT                                                   0.50

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     23           34       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  12       
                                           L/R Torso     16           24       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  8         
                                             L/R Arm     12           24       
                                             L/R Leg     16           32       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
C3 Computer (Slave)                          HD        0         1         1.00
2 Small X-Pulse Lasers                       CT        6         2         2.00
Medium Pulse Laser                           RT        4         1         2.00
Medium Pulse Laser                           LT        4         1         2.00
3 Support ER PPCs                            RA        9         3         3.00
Snub-Nose PPC                                RA        10        2         6.00
3 Support ER PPCs                            LA        9         3         3.00
Snub-Nose PPC                                LA        10        2         6.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 1

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      8    Points: 20
4          4       3       1       0      3     1   Structure:  6
Special Abilities: TSM, C3S, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA

White Knight WNT-4K: Telfar BattleMechs has updated the White Knight and turned it into a mixed-range "zombie" design. The arm weaponry is replaced with paired snub-nose PPCs and a sextet of support-sized PPCs. The missiles, meanwhile, are switched out for an array of pulse lasers. Triple-strength myomer helps the 'Mech's speed.

Suralin

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Re: Suralin's 'Mech writeups
« Reply #21 on: 17 August 2013, 10:43:02 »
Time for another few variants. This one's from MechCommander.

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Firestarter FS9-W

Mass: 35 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Clan Invasion
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E
Production Year: 3056
Cost: 3,119,850 C-Bills
Battle Value: 818

Chassis: Foundation Ultralight Endo Steel
Power Plant: Omni 210 Fusion Engine
Walking Speed: 64.8 km/h
Maximum Speed: 97.2 km/h
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Durallex Nova w/ CASE
Armament:
    1 Donal PPC
    1 Coventry 4-Tube SRM-4
    2 Hotshot Flamers
Manufacturer: Coventry Metal Works
    Primary Factory: Coventry
Communications System: Cyclops 14
Targeting and Tracking System: Tek Tru-Trak


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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Endo-Steel                    58 points                2.00
    Internal Locations: 1 HD, 2 LT, 4 RT, 5 LA, 2 RA
Engine:             Fusion Engine                210                       9.00
    Walking MP: 6
    Running MP: 9
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             10(20)                    0.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA    R: SH+UA+LA
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  88                  5.50
    CASE Locations: 1 LT                                                   0.50

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     11           13       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  6         
                                           L/R Torso     8            10       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  6         
                                             L/R Arm     6            7         
                                             L/R Leg     8            7         

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(R) Flamer                                   CT        3         1         1.00
Flamer                                       CT        3         1         1.00
PPC                                          RA        10        3         7.00
SRM-4                                        LA        3         1         2.00
@SRM-4 (25)                                  LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 21

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      3    Points: 8
6          2       2       1       0      1     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: CASE, SRCH, ES, SOA

Firestarter FS9-W: Developed for Operation Bulldog alongside the A2 and J variants, the FS9-W is a major conversion of the FS9-S, meant to emulate the Panther. The heat sinks are upgraded to doubles, while the Beagle Probe, jump jets, and all weapons are removed save for the torso flamers. In place of all this is an SRM quad-rack, CASE for its ton of ammo, and a single PPC.


Next is the MW4:Mercs default variant of the Hellspawn.

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Hellspawn HSP-7S

Mass: 45 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/E-F-E
Production Year: 3065
Cost: 8,614,450 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,210

Chassis: GM Fury-M Endo
Power Plant: GM 270XL
Walking Speed: 64.8 km/h
Maximum Speed: 97.2 km/h
Jump Jets: Rawlings 80
    Jump Capacity: 180 meters
Armor: StarGuard III w/ CASE
Armament:
    2 Harpoon SRM-6s w/ Artemis IV FCS
    3 RAMTech 800P Medium Pulse Lasers
Manufacturer: General Motors
    Primary Factory: Talcott
Communications System: Dalban SuperMicronics w/ Guardian ECM
Targeting and Tracking System: GME Hi-Trak 3

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Endo-Steel                    75 points                2.50
    Internal Locations: 1 HD, 4 LT, 2 RT, 4 LA, 3 RA
Engine:             XL Fusion Engine             270                       7.50
    Walking MP: 6
    Running MP: 9
    Jumping MP: 6 Standard
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 CT, 2 LL, 2 RL                                   3.00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             10(20)                    0.00
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA    R: SH+UA+LA
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 128                  8.00
    CASE Locations: 1 RT                                                   0.50

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     14           18       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  5         
                                           L/R Torso     11           17       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  4         
                                             L/R Arm     7            12       
                                             L/R Leg     11           15       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Guardian ECM Suite                           RT        0         2         1.50
Medium Pulse Laser                           RT        4         1         2.00
SRM-6                                        LT        4         2         3.00
    Artemis IV FCS                           LT        -         1         1.00
Medium Pulse Laser                           RA        4         1         2.00
SRM-6                                        RA        4         2         3.00
    Artemis IV FCS                           RA        -         1         1.00
Medium Pulse Laser                           LA        4         1         2.00
@SRM-6 (30)                                  RT        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 9

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 12
6j         4       4       0       0      2     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: ECM, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA

Hellspawn HSP-7S: Katrina-loyalist units fielding Hellspawns often refitted them with Artemis-enhanced SRM racks, essentially turning them into oversized Commandos. This fit better with the performance Steiner commanders were used to from their recon 'Mechs.


A simple Wasp refit that I'm sure everyone has thought of by now...

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Wasp WSP-1F

Mass: 20 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/X-X-D
Production Year: 3086
Cost: 1,674,240 C-Bills
Battle Value: 445

Chassis: 1A Type 3 Standard
Power Plant: Hermes 120 Fusion Engine
Walking Speed: 64.8 km/h
Maximum Speed: 97.2 km/h
Jump Jets: Rawlings 52
    Jump Capacity: 180 meters
Armor: Durallex Light Standard Armor
Armament:
    1 Diverse Optics Type 2 Medium Laser
    2 CAW Rocket Launcher 15s
Manufacturer: Irian Battlemechs Unlimited, Kali-Yama Weapons Industries, Defiance Industries
    Primary Factory: Shiro III (IBMU), Kalidasa (KYWI), Furillo (Defiance)
Communications System: Duotech 65
Targeting and Tracking System: RadCom TXX


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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                      33 points                2.00
Engine:             Fusion Engine                120                       4.00
    Walking MP: 6
    Running MP: 9
    Jumping MP: 6 Standard
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 CT, 1 LT, 1 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL                       3.00
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             10                        0.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 3 LT, 3 RT
Gyro:               Standard                                               2.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV -  48                  3.00

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            4         
                                        Center Torso     6            6         
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  4         
                                           L/R Torso     5            6         
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  2         
                                             L/R Arm     3            4         
                                             L/R Leg     4            5         

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Rocket Launcher 15                           LT        4         2         1.00
Medium Laser                                 RA        3         1         1.00
Rocket Launcher 15                           LA        4         2         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 30

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      2    Points: 4
6j         1       1       0       0      1     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA

Wasp WSP-1F: The SRM-2 and its ammo are removed from the WSP-1A in favor of a pair of rocket launchers. This modification is extremely common across the Periphery.



And finally, a new-build "Lich" Warhammer. For great justice.

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Heavy Plasma Rifle
10T, 5 crits, 5 ammo per ton. x/5/10/15(20) range, 15 heat, 15 damage. 440 BV, 26 ammo BV.

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Warhammer WHD-10S

Mass: 70 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-X
Production Year: 3096
Cost: 13,587,533 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,860

Chassis: StarFrame MKIIa
Power Plant: VOX 280 XL
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Durallex Medium
Armament:
    2 Defiance SuperNova Model 5 Heavy Plasma Rifles
    2 Defiance Model XII ER Medium Lasers
Manufacturer: StarCorps Industries
    Primary Factory: Loburg
Communications System: O/P COM-500
Targeting and Tracking System: O/P Scanoptics Type 9+

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                     107 points                7.00
Engine:             XL Fusion Engine             280                       8.00
    Walking MP: 4
    Running MP: 6
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             18(36)                    8.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 2 LT, 3 RT, 1 LA, 1 RA
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA    R: SH+UA+LA
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 208                 13.00

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     22           31       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  10       
                                           L/R Torso     15           22       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  7         
                                             L/R Arm     11           21       
                                             L/R Leg     15           29       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ER Medium Laser                              HD        5         1         1.00
ER Medium Laser                              CT        5         1         1.00
Heavy Plasma Rifle                           RA        15        5        10.00
Heavy Plasma Rifle                           LA        15        5        10.00
@Heavy Plasma Rifle (5)                      CT        -         1         1.00
@Heavy Plasma Rifle (15)                     LT        -         3         3.00
@Heavy Plasma Rifle (5)                      RA        -         1         1.00
@Heavy Plasma Rifle (5)                      LA        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 4

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      7    Points: 19
4          4       4       0       0      3     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: ENE, HT2, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA

Warhammer WHD-10S: This version of the "Lich" Warhammer was meant to simplify supply problems by avoiding the use of Endo Steel and advanced armor, while retaining heavy firepower and high levels of durability. Paired heavy plasma rifles, with six tons of ammo, are the main weapons, supported by two ER medium lasers and cooled by eighteen double heat sinks.

Suralin

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Re: Suralin's 'Mech writeups
« Reply #22 on: 17 August 2013, 12:23:51 »
Only one more for today, I promise.  O:-)

Edit: I added the CN12-B from TRO:3062 to this list for good measure.

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Centurion II CN10-A

Mass: 55 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Clan Invasion
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E
Production Year: 3055
Cost: 8,243,003 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,041

Chassis: Corean Model KN4 Standard
Power Plant: DAV 220 XL
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: StarGuard CIV Ferro-Fibrous w/ CASE
Armament:
    1 Federated Autocannon/10
    1 Luxor 3R LRM-10
    2 Photech 806c Medium Lasers
Manufacturer: Corean Enterprises
    Primary Factory: New Avalon
Communications System: Corean Transband-J9
Targeting and Tracking System: Corean B-Tech

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                      91 points                5.50
Engine:             XL Fusion Engine             220                       5.00
    Walking MP: 4
    Running MP: 6
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             15                        5.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 3 RT, 2 LL, 2 RL
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV - 179                 10.00
    Armor Locations: 1 HD, 4 LT, 1 RT, 6 LA, 2 RA
    CASE Locations: 1 RT                                                   0.50

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     18           25       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  9         
                                           L/R Torso     13           20       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  6         
                                             L/R Arm     9            18       
                                             L/R Leg     13           24       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 Medium Lasers                              CT        6         2         2.00
LRM-10                                       LT        4         2         5.00
Autocannon/10                                RA        3         7        12.00
@AC/10 (20)                                  RT        -         2         2.00
@LRM-10 (24)                                 RT        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 5

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      6    Points: 10
4          2       2       1       0      2     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: CASE, SRCH, ES, SOA, AC 1/1/0

Overview:
   AFFC planners knew the invasion of Clan Smoke Jaguar would require a massive logistical undertaking. Early on, the decision was made to standardize the classes of 'Mechs that would participate in the initial invasion, so as to minimize the strain of supplying a widely varied force. It was little surprise that the Davions' common Centurion medium 'Mech would be a part of this.
   What many observers did not expect -- but in hindsight is perfectly clear -- is that some FedCom units were still quite wary of their old enemies in the Draconis Combine, and wanted to make certain the 'Mechs used in the invasion would be less useful to the DCMS if they were lost and later rebuilt.
   With the excuse that the standard Centurion was ill-suited to mount jump jets -- a requirement for deployment with Bulldog -- Corean Enterprises was ordered to rework the design to solve this problem. Corean engineers, pressed for time, created a version of the Centurion with 5 extra tons of weight. The formal classification of Centurion II for this up-tonned 'Mech was, for many years, only used internally by FedCom analysts.


Capabilities:
   While the excuse of the standard Centurion's problems mounting jump jets was quite truthful at the time, the tonnage change that resulted was primarily meant to deny the DCMS salvagable engines in weight classes they favored. As an added bonus, the DAV 220 extra-light engine was already being produced on New Avalon for use with the Fireball, and was perfectly suited for a 55-ton machine. The resultingly slow top speed was seen by AFFC Command as a plus, as newly-conscripted MechWarriors would thus be more likely to stay with the rest of their formation.
   The upper body of the Centurion II's chassis was only minimally modified from the standard Centurion, to handle additional weaponry and armor. The CN10-A mounted a full ten tons of ferro-fibrous armor, vastly improving its defenses vis-a-vis the original. Expensive endo-steel and double heat sinks were avoided, both due to a production bottleneck at the time and (once again) to deny any useful salvage to the DCMS.
   The armament of the CN10-A was the same as the old CN9-A, with an autocannon/10 in the right arm, two medium lasers (both forward-facing) in the center torso, and a long-range missile rack next to them. The AC/10 in question was the Federated version used by the Enforcer -- in some cases, taken from old Enforcers following upgrades. Ammunition levels were also the same as the CN9-A, though the CN10 at least used CASE to protect the ammo bin.
   

Variants:
   The CN10-W and CN10-J variants also shipped out with Bulldog. The former was an attempt to increase the 'Mech's weaponry by upgrading the heat sinks and stripping the lasers to mount a PPC in the left arm. The latter added four jump jets for greater tactical flexibility, sacrificing two single heat sinks to do so.
   Soon after the first wave of Bulldog was completed, the CN10-B was introduced, with an endo steel chassis, a standard engine, and changed weaponry. The autocannon was changed out for the shotgun-like LB 10-X of the CN9-D, the LRMs were augmented with Artemis IV, and one of the lasers was upgraded to a pulse version and moved to cover the rear. Five single heat sinks were removed, and the armor was downgraded to standard but increased in weight to eleven and a half tons.
   A short-lived close-combat variant was prototyped in the early 3060s and saw a very short production run before the Centurion II was discontinued altogether. Most of these were destroyed during the last stages of the Civil War, with the remainder lost during the Blakist invasion of New Avalon -- with the exception of one machine the Blakists captured, which is as yet unaccounted for.
   Liao units on St.Ives reported fighting several heavier-than-normal Syrtis Fusilier Centurions with increased speed, two ten-class autocannons and improved versions of the usual secondary armaments. Debris from destroyed chassis and stolen BattleROM footage leads Republic Intel to believe that they may have been heavily-modified salvage from the fighting on Cermak in 3059. How the Fusiliers got a hold of them, and from whom, is solely in the realm of speculation.
   Rumors abound that Corean intends to use the lessons learned from both the CN9 and CN10 series, and create an OmniMech version of the Centurion. These rumors have been recurring since before the Civil War; though they have proven false so far, our agents on New Avalon have indicated that there may be a bit more substance to the rumors this time.


Deployment:
   The Centurion II was first deployed on Port Arthur, where it saw extensive use by the First Davion Guards. Throughout Operation Bulldog, the design was used by AFFC forces, though it was occasionally salvaged by other Star League forces, or by the Jaguars themselves.
   By 3061, Corean had solved the problems inherent to the use of jump jets on the original-model Centurion. With the Jaguars defeated, and seeing no reason to keep producing a series of barely-profitable variants when upgraded CN9s would sell better, Corean discontinued the CN10. The Civil War and Jihad wiped out most of the remaining Centurion IIs, though some still exist, scattered across the Inner Sphere and spinward Periphery.
   The last known major deployment of the Centurion II was during the "rogue" Syrtis Fusilier attack on St.Ives five years ago, which some suspect may have been a false flag operation. Whether Duchess Hasek truly is responsible for the attack, or whether her dubious claims of a rogue unit gone berserk are true, tensions on the Davion-Liao border are higher than ever.

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Centurion II CN10-W

Mass: 55 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Clan Invasion
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E
Production Year: 3055
Cost: 8,506,503 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,135

Chassis: Unknown Standard
Power Plant: Unknown 220 Fusion XL Engine
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Unknown Ferro-Fibrous w/ CASE
Armament:
    1  PPC
    1  Autocannon/10
    1  LRM-10
Manufacturer: Unknown
    Primary Factory: Unknown
Communications System: Unknown
Targeting and Tracking System: Unknown

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                      91 points                5.50
Engine:             XL Fusion Engine             220                       5.00
    Walking MP: 4
    Running MP: 6
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             10(20)                    0.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV - 179                 10.00
    Armor Locations: 1 HD, 1 CT, 4 LT, 1 RT, 5 LA, 2 RA
    CASE Locations: 1 RT                                                   0.50

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     18           25       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  9         
                                           L/R Torso     13           20       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  6         
                                             L/R Arm     9            18       
                                             L/R Leg     13           24       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LRM-10                                       LT        4         2         5.00
Autocannon/10                                RA        3         7        12.00
PPC                                          LA        10        3         7.00
@AC/10 (20)                                  RT        -         2         2.00
@LRM-10 (24)                                 RT        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 5

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      6    Points: 11
4          2       2       2       0      2     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: CASE, SRCH, ES, SOA, AC 1/1/0
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Centurion II CN10-J

Mass: 55 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Clan Invasion
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E
Production Year: 3055
Cost: 8,509,603 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,144

Chassis: Unknown Standard
Power Plant: Unknown 220 Fusion XL Engine
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 120 meters
Armor: Unknown Ferro-Fibrous w/ CASE
Armament:
    1  Autocannon/10
    1  LRM-10
    2  Medium Lasers
Manufacturer: Unknown
    Primary Factory: Unknown
Communications System: Unknown
Targeting and Tracking System: Unknown

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                      91 points                5.50
Engine:             XL Fusion Engine             220                       5.00
    Walking MP: 4
    Running MP: 6
    Jumping MP: 4 Standard
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 LL, 2 RL                                         2.00
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             13                        3.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 2 LT, 3 RT
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV - 179                 10.00
    Armor Locations: 1 HD, 5 LT, 1 RT, 5 LA, 2 RA
    CASE Locations: 1 RT                                                   0.50

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     18           25       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  9         
                                           L/R Torso     13           20       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  6         
                                             L/R Arm     9            18       
                                             L/R Leg     13           24       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 Medium Lasers                              CT        6         2         2.00
LRM-10                                       LT        4         2         5.00
Autocannon/10                                RA        3         7        12.00
@AC/10 (20)                                  RT        -         2         2.00
@LRM-10 (24)                                 RT        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 3

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      6    Points: 11
4j         2       2       1       0      2     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: CASE, SRCH, ES, SOA, AC 1/1/0
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Centurion II CN10-B

Mass: 55 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Clan Invasion
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E
Production Year: 3057
Cost: 4,943,053 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,243

Chassis: Unknown Endo-Steel
Power Plant: Unknown 220 Fusion Engine
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Unknown Standard Armor w/ CASE
Armament:
    1  LB 10-X AC
    1  LRM-10 w/ Artemis IV FCS
    1  Medium Laser
    1  Medium Pulse Laser
Manufacturer: Unknown
    Primary Factory: Unknown
Communications System: Unknown
Targeting and Tracking System: Unknown

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Endo-Steel                    91 points                3.00
    Internal Locations: 4 LT, 4 RT, 3 LA, 3 RA
Engine:             Fusion Engine                220                      10.00
    Walking MP: 4
    Running MP: 6
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             10                        0.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 184                 11.50
    CASE Locations: 1 RT                                                   0.50

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     18           28       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  7         
                                           L/R Torso     13           20       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  6         
                                             L/R Arm     9            18       
                                             L/R Leg     13           26       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Medium Laser                                 CT        3         1         1.00
(R) Medium Pulse Laser                       CT        4         1         2.00
LRM-10                                       LT        4         2         5.00
    Artemis IV FCS                           LT        -         1         1.00
LB 10-X AC                                   RA        2         6        11.00
@LB 10-X (Cluster) (10)                      RT        -         1         1.00
@LB 10-X (Slug) (10)                         RT        -         1         1.00
@LRM-10 (Artemis) (24)                       RT        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 16

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      6    Points: 12
4          2       2       2       0      2     0   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, IF 1, FLK 1/1/1
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Centurion II CN12-B

Mass: 55 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Clan Invasion
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E
Production Year: 3062
Cost: 9,921,137 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,287

Chassis: Corean Model KL77 Endo-Steel
Power Plant: GM 275 XL
Walking Speed: 54.0 km/h
Maximum Speed: 86.4 km/h
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: StarGuard III w. CASE
Armament:
    1 Mydron Model A Autocannon/20
    1 Devastator Series-07 LRM-10 w/ Artemis IV FCS
    1 Diverse Optics ER Medium Laser
Manufacturer: Corean Enterprises
    Primary Factory: New Avalon
Communications System: Corean TransBand-J9
Targeting & Tracking System: Corean B-Tech

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Endo-Steel                    91 points                3.00
    Internal Locations: 1 CT, 2 LT, 4 RT, 3 RA, 2 LL, 2 RL
Engine:             XL Fusion Engine             275                       8.00
    Walking MP: 5
    Running MP: 8
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             10(20)                    0.00
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA    R: SH+UA+LA+H
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 176                 11.00
    CASE Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT                                             1.00

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     18           28       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  7         
                                           L/R Torso     13           20       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  6         
                                             L/R Arm     9            18       
                                             L/R Leg     13           22       

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Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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ER Medium Laser                              CT        5         1         1.00
LRM-10                                       RT        4         2         5.00
    Artemis IV FCS                           RT        -         1         1.00
Autocannon/20                                LT/LA     7         1/9      14.00
@AC/20 (20)                                  LT        -         4         4.00
@LRM-10 (Artemis) (12)                       LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 7

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      6    Points: 13
5          1       2       1       0      2     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, AC 2/2/0, IF 1
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Centurion II CN10-D3

Mass: 55 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-X
Production Year: 308?
Cost: 11,754,942 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,294

Chassis: Unknown Endo-Steel
Power Plant: Unknown 275 Fusion XL Engine
Walking Speed: 54.0 km/h
Maximum Speed: 86.4 km/h
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Unknown Light Ferro-Fibrous w/ CASE
Armament:
    2  Light AC/10s
    1  LRM-10 w/ Artemis IV FCS
    2  ER Medium Lasers
Manufacturer: Unknown
    Primary Factory: Unknown
Communications System: Unknown
Targeting and Tracking System: Unknown

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Endo-Steel                    91 points                3.00
    Internal Locations: 1 CT, 4 LT, 4 RT, 2 LA, 2 RA, 1 LL
Engine:             XL Fusion Engine             275                       8.00
    Walking MP: 5
    Running MP: 8
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             10(20)                    0.00
Gyro:               Compact                                                4.50
Cockpit:            Small                                                  2.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA    R: SH+UA+LA
Armor:              Light Ferro-Fibrous          AV - 161                  9.50
    Armor Locations: 2 LA, 2 RA, 1 LL, 2 RL
    CASE Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT                                             1.00

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     18           22       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  8         
                                           L/R Torso     13           18       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  6         
                                             L/R Arm     9            16       
                                             L/R Leg     13           21       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LRM-10                                       CT        4         2         5.00
    Artemis IV FCS                           CT        -         1         1.00
ER Medium Laser                              RT        5         1         1.00
ER Medium Laser                              LT        5         1         1.00
Light AC/10                                  RA        3         5         8.00
Light AC/10                                  LA        3         5         8.00
@Light AC/10 (10)                            RT        -         1         1.00
@LRM-10 (Artemis) (12)                       RT        -         1         1.00
@Light AC/10 (10)                            LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 5

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 13
5          2       2       1       0      2     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, AC 2/2/0, IF 1
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Light AC/10
8T, 5 crits, x/4/8/12(16) range, 3 heat, 10 damage. 10 shots/ton. 115 BV/12 ammo.

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Re: Suralin's 'Mech writeups
« Reply #23 on: 17 August 2013, 14:39:35 »
Planet Cermak?  Light AC/10?  Keep going please :D
Cowdragon:
I'm going to type up your response, print it, fold it in half, and look at it like a I would a centerfold. THAT's how sexy your answer was.

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Re: Suralin's 'Mech writeups
« Reply #24 on: 18 August 2013, 13:13:15 »
Ok.  :D

This one's an expanded/redone writeup (with extra variants) which I threw together for a TRO42 design.

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Vanguard VNG-3D

Mass: 60 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Introductory
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/X-E-D
Production Year: 2818
Cost: 5,008,960 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,203

Chassis: Technicron Type B
Power Plant: Pitban 240
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets: Pratt and Whitney 440
    Jump Capacity: 120 meters
Armor: Valiant Lamellor
Armament:
    1 Holly LRM-15
    1 Imperator-A or Mydron Model C Autocannon/5
    1 Holly SRM-6
Manufacturer: Confederation Defense Corporation, Earthwerks Inc.,
Vanguard Light Industries
    Primary Factory: Exedor (discontinued 2713), Tikonov
(discontinued 3032), New Avalon (discontinued 3071)
Communications System: Varies
Targeting and Tracking System: Varies


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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                      99 points                6.00
Engine:             Fusion Engine                240                      11.50
    Walking MP: 4
    Running MP: 6
    Jumping MP: 4 Standard
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 LL, 2 RL                                         4.00
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             10                        0.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LT
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 184                 11.50

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     20           28       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  9         
                                           L/R Torso     14           19       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  6         
                                             L/R Arm     10           18       
                                             L/R Leg     14           26       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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Autocannon/5                                 RT        1         4         8.00
SRM-6                                        RA        4         2         3.00
LRM-15                                       LA        5         3         7.00
@AC/5 (20)                                   RT        -         1         1.00
@SRM-6 (15)                                  RA        -         1         1.00
@LRM-15 (8)                                  LA        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 30

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      6    Points: 12
4j         2       2       2       0      3     0   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, IF 1


Overview:
   For a long time, little was definitively known about the origins of the Vanguard. The few surviving records from that era were damaged. Fortunately, the New Dallas Memory Core provided detailed information on the design's early years. The Vanguard was built by House Liao during the Age of War, as a contemporary of such early designs as the Mackie, Firebee, and Hector. The production line was shut down after the Reunification War. However, there was a more recent production run for a few years, beginning during the short-lived Tikonov Free Republic and continuing a few years after House Davion's capture of the factory planet.
   The Vanguard is still occasionally used today. It has a distinct reliance on ammunition, limiting its use in offensive operations, but it is otherwise a very versatile design.


Capabilities:
   The Vanguard's primary loadout was brought to regularity when a forgotten cache of mothballed Star League-era Vanguards were discovered on Shoreham by AFFS forces in 2894. The ER lasers were removed and subsequently lost before they could be taken to New Avalon for reverse-engineering; at the time, the destruction of the dropship was blamed on Liao sabotage, but recent information now points to a ROM operative.
   The Vanguard chassis, however, were still perfectly serviceable. Removing the now-unnecessary extra heat sinks and the token medium laser, techs added an autocannon in place of the missing main gun. The final configuration stuck when it received good reviews from a front line Capellan March lance leader. Its flexibility was so apparent that other MechWarriors changed their designs to match it.
   With its class 5 autocannon in the torso and the Holly LRM rack in the left arm, the Vanguard has an acceptable long range punch. The SRM-6, coupled with its combat grade fists, delivers a decent close range blow as well. While some might consider it slow for its purpose, the Pratt and Whitney 440 jump jets add greatly to its maneuverability.


Deployment:
    Estimates are that a maximum of 356 Vanguards existed within the Inner Sphere as of the Fourth Succession War, none of which were in good condition (outside of the handful fielded by ComStar, of course). The Succession Wars were not kind to the design, with many falling prey to ammunition explosions or heat-induced shutdown. The CCAF could not afford to retire the Vanguard or relegate it to militia units, due to their near-total lack of heavy Mechs. Thus the Vanguard was reserved for times when it was most useful.
   About 150 Vanguards still served in Liao units by the outbreak of the Jihad. The Xin Sheng movement resulted in the surviving Vanguards being refitted with more advanced technology, but no new ones have been built in the Confederation for over 300 years. Blakist forces also fielded about 30 of these 'Mechs. Out of the original chassis, it is estimated that about four dozen remain, mostly on the Capellan side of the border.
   It was not until the year 3028 that any "new" Vanguard chassis were constructed; however, these models lacked the sophisticated Pratt and Whitney jump jets that made the Star League-era Vanguard so maneuverable. Instead, Republican or FedSuns units often kitted their Vanguards out with a more commonly available set produced by Earthwerks or Kallon Industries. The factory complexes on Tikonov ceased production of the new Vanguard in 3032, after the Republic was absorbed by House Davion.
   Three small companies -- one Capellan, one based on Tikonov itself, and the third based on New Avalon -- existed solely to fashion spare parts for surviving Vanguards. The first was bought up by Ceres Metal Works, and the second was destroyed in a freak accident in 3034. However, Vanguard Light Industries of New Avalon managed to put together about 2 'Mechs a month from 3065 through the end of 3071. They sold these Mechs to the AFFS at cut-rate prices, as part of the ongoing effort to drive the Blakists off of House Davion's capital; many of them were destroyed during the brutal fighting. VLI has since rebuilt their damaged factory and switched production over to IndustrialMechs, which they can make more quickly and profitably.


Variants:
   A refit which saw some use during the Succession Wars, the VNG-3E replaced the LRM rack with another SRM-6, and removed the increasingly finicky jump jets altogether. This made room for a more sizable engine, the tried-and-true Vlar 300. Half a ton of armor was removed, mostly from the legs, to add the extra free tonnage required to mount a medium laser in the right torso.
   The Star League variant of the Vanguard, the VNG-3C, was functionally identical to the Succession-War 3D variant, except that the autocannon was replaced by two lasers -- an extended-range large and a standard medium -- and three single heat sinks. During the Succession Wars, Capellan Mechwarriors were forced to downgrade their main guns to a standard large laser, producing the 3L variant.
   The prototype VNG-1A, a relic of the Age of War, was designed only shortly after the Firebee. It is known to have mounted a primitive engine, cockpit, and armor. The main gun was a standard large laser, and the LRM rack was much smaller than in later variants. Jumpjet technology had not yet been perfected at the time, so it comes as no surprise that the primitive Vanguard lacked them. Only three original-run Vanguards are known to still exist in this form; two are museum pieces and the third was found in the New Dallas vault. The primitive Age of War design did see a brief resurgence on a few Davion worlds during the Jihad, but only a few dozen were built, and most were lost either to the Taurian suicide charge or to sheer attrition.
   VLI's rebuilt variant mounted a rotary autocannon with three tons of ammo. It also lacked jumpjets and had a smaller LRM rack (usually surplus from an old stockpile of Valkyrie weaponry). Rebuilding the ammo feed system so that all of the ammo was kept safe in CASE was problematic, but the survivability of the Mech greatly benefited.
   The Capellans upgraded their remaining Vanguards into the 4L variant back in the '60s, mounting stealth armor and double heat sinks. Its armament is unchanged from the Star League 3C variant, apart from having Capellan-manufactured weapons, and a downsized LRM rack. The techs at Ceres seem to have used the exact same redesigned ammo-feed system that VLI built the year before, which strongly implies that some level of industrial espionage was involved. For their part, Ceres representatives vehemently dismissed any such suggestion as rumor mongering, and insisted that "great minds think alike."
   About half of the remaining Capellan machines have been switched over to the newer 5L variant in the past decade, removing the lasers and two freezers in favor of a pair of light plasma rifles. This allows the VNG-5L far greater utility against the combined-arms forces of today's battlefield.
   Meanwhile, the 1D variant is an adaptation of the handful of remaining primitive VNG-1A's in Davion space, upgrading the cockpit to standard weight while switching out the laser for a light AC/5 and ammo, and switching out the missiles for MML-5 racks. A few March Militias, mostly on worlds near the Capellan border, have resorted to using this undergunned Semi-Primitive design to bolster their forces.


3145 Addendum:
   Out of sheer desperation, a Semi-Primitive Vanguard (the VNG-1D2) has been brought into production, mounting standard-grade armor and a Large Re-Engineered Laser alongside the MMLs, whose ammo is now protected by CASE.


There are too many variants to add them all to this post, but I do have .SSW's for everything in this thread (except for the superheavy), if anyone is interested.

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Re: Suralin's 'Mech writeups
« Reply #25 on: 05 September 2013, 20:19:49 »
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Tachi TCH-1O

Mass: 80 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped Omnimech
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: Clan Invasion
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E
Production Year: 3069
Cost: 27,153,750 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,053

Chassis: Alshain Class 92-C Composite
Power Plant: LTV 400 XL
Walking Speed: 54.0 km/h (64.8 km/h)
Maximum Speed: 86.4 km/h (97.2 km/h)
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Durallex Heavy
Armament:
    28.0 tons of pod space.
Manufacturer: Luthien Armor Works
    Primary Factory: Luthien (destroyed 3070)
Communications System: Boran Meta-Sygnus Plus
Targeting and Tracking System: Matabushi Sentinel w/ C3 Slave

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Composite Structure          122 points                4.00
Engine:             XL Fusion Engine             400                      26.50
    Walking MP: 5 (6)
    Running MP: 8 (9)
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             10(20)                    0.00
Gyro:               Standard                                               4.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA
    TSM Locations: 2 LT, 2 RT, 1 LA, 1 RA
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 216                 13.50

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     25           34       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  9         
                                           L/R Torso     17           25       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  9         
                                             L/R Arm     13           21       
                                             L/R Leg     17           27       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
C3 Computer (Slave)                          HD        0         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 38

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      7    Points: 11
5          0       0       0       0      4     0   Structure:  4
Special Abilities: TSM, OMNI, C3S, ENE, SRCH, ES, SOA


================================================================================
Loadout Name: Prime                                          Cost: 29,988,750
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E                         BV2: 2,064

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 5  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 1 CT, 1 LT, 1 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL                       5.00
    CASE Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT                                             1.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
C3 Computer (Slave)                          HD        0         1         1.00
SRM-6                                        RT        4         2         3.00
SRM-6                                        LT        4         2         3.00
ER PPC                                       RA        15        3         7.00
ER PPC                                       LA        15        3         7.00
@SRM-6 (15)                                  RT        -         1         1.00
@SRM-6 (15)                                  LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 19

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      7    Points: 21
5j         2       2       2       0      4     1   Structure:  4
Special Abilities: TSM, OMNI, C3S, CASE, SRCH, ES, SOA


================================================================================
Loadout Name: Alpha                                          Cost: 29,201,250
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E                         BV2: 1,810

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT                                             1.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
C3 Computer (Slave)                          HD        0         1         1.00
MML-7                                        RT        4         4         4.50
MML-7                                        LT        4         4         4.50
ER PPC                                       RA        15        3         7.00
ER PPC                                       LA        15        3         7.00
@MML-7 (LRM) (17)                            RT        -         1         1.00
@MML-7 (SRM) (14)                            RT        -         1         1.00
@MML-7 (LRM) (17)                            LT        -         1         1.00
@MML-7 (SRM) (14)                            LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 18

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      7    Points: 18
5          2       2       2       0      4     1   Structure:  4
Special Abilities: TSM, OMNI, C3S, CASE, SRCH, ES, SOA


================================================================================
Loadout Name: Bravo                                          Cost: 29,242,875
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-F                         BV2: 1,940

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             11(22)                    1.00
    CASE Locations: 1 LT                                                   0.50
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
C3 Computer (Slave)                          HD        0         1         1.00
2 Medium Pulse Lasers                        CT        8         2         4.00
MG Array (3 MG)                              RT        -         1         0.50
    3 Machine Guns                           RT        0         3         1.50
MG Array (3 MG)                              LT        -         1         0.50
    3 Machine Guns                           LT        0         3         1.50
ER PPC                                       RA        15        3         7.00
Medium Pulse Laser                           RA        4         1         2.00
ER PPC                                       LA        15        3         7.00
Medium Pulse Laser                           LA        4         1         2.00
@MG (1/2) (100)                              LT        -         1         0.50
                                            Free Critical Slots: 15

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      7    Points: 19
5          3       3       1       0      4     1   Structure:  4
Special Abilities: TSM, OMNI, C3S, CASE, SRCH, ES, SOA


================================================================================
Loadout Name: Charlie                                        Cost: 29,958,150
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E                         BV2: 1,850

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jumping MP: 5  (Standard)
    Jump Jet Locations: 1 CT, 1 LT, 1 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL                       5.00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             11(22)                    1.00
    CASE Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT                                             1.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
C3 Computer (Slave)                          HD        0         1         1.00
MML-3                                        RT        2         2         1.50
MML-3                                        LT        2         2         1.50
LB 10-X AC                                   RA        2         6        11.00
3 ER Medium Lasers                           LA        15        3         3.00
@LB 10-X (Cluster) (10)                      RT        -         1         1.00
@LB 10-X (Slug) (10)                         RT        -         1         1.00
@MML-3 (LRM) (40)                            RT        -         1         1.00
@MML-3 (SRM) (33)                            LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 9

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      7    Points: 19
5j         3       3       1       0      4     0   Structure:  4
Special Abilities: TSM, OMNI, C3S, CASE, SRCH, ES, SOA, FLK 1/1/1


================================================================================
Loadout Name: Delta                                          Cost: 28,953,750
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E                         BV2: 1,977

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
C3 Computer (Slave)                          HD        0         1         1.00
PPC                                          RT        10        3         7.00
PPC                                          LT        10        3         7.00
PPC                                          RA        10        3         7.00
PPC                                          LA        10        3         7.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 26

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      7    Points: 20
5          2       3       3       0      4     0   Structure:  4
Special Abilities: TSM, OMNI, C3S, ENE, SRCH, ES, SOA


================================================================================
Loadout Name: Echo                                        Cost: 28,953,750
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E                         BV2: 1,492

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
C3 Computer (Slave)                          HD        0         1         1.00
MML-5                                        RT        3         3         3.00
    Artemis IV FCS                           RT        -         1         1.00
MML-5                                        LT        3         3         3.00
    Artemis IV FCS                           LT        -         1         1.00
MML-9                                        RA        5         5         6.00
    Artemis IV FCS                           RA        -         1         1.00
MML-9                                        LA        5         5         6.00
    Artemis IV FCS                           LA        -         1         1.00
@MML-5 (LRM Art-IV) (24)                     RT        -         1         1.00
@MML-9 (LRM Art-IV) (13)                     RT        -         1         1.00
@MML-9 (SRM Art-IV) (11)                     RT        -         1         1.00
@MML-5 (SRM Art-IV) (20)                     LT        -         1         1.00
@MML-9 (LRM Art-IV) (13)                     LT        -         1         1.00
@MML-9 (SRM Art-IV) (11)                     LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 12

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      7    Points: 15
5          0       0       0       0      4     0   Structure:  4
Special Abilities: TSM, OMNI, C3S, SRCH, ES, SOA, SRM 4/2/0, LRM 0/2/2, IF 2

Overview:

   Given the prevalence of the Charger and Hatamoto-Chi among DCMS forces, it was only a matter of time before an Omni version of one of these 'Mechs made its way from the drawing board to reality. A boxier, more imposing hybrid of the two designs, the Tachi probably would have become a common sight in House Kurita's 'Mech forces, had the devastation of the Jihad spared Luthien Armor Works.


Capabilities:

   The Tachi followed the "spare no expenses" line of thinking so prevalent among late-'60s military designers. An oversized XL engine provided the 80-ton assault mech with impressive speed for its size, matching the older Charger. This speed was further augmented by triple-strength myomer, at least on paper. However, the known weapon configurations would have had an exceedingly difficult time building up enough heat to activate the myomers without turning off heat sinks individually, requiring a large amount of micromanagement by the pilot.

   Further adding to the design's flaws was the questionable decision to make use of fragile composites for the OmniMech's skeleton. While it is true that the Tachi's speed would have allowed it to dodge more shots than other assault 'Mechs, anything that penetrated its thirteen-and-a-half tons of standard armor would quickly cripple the expensive machine.

   All of the Tachi's configurations put a C3 Slave unit in the head, wired directly to the targeting system and the 'Mech's main computer. The two functional Tachis we inherited from the Ghost Regiments both had a recurring problem where PPC hits to the head would cause the Slave unit to reboot, causing glitches with the targeting system and computer until the whole 'Mech was shut down and restarted again. However we're not sure whether this was a problem with the design itself, or simply those two examples -- none of the Kuritan pilots or techs who joined the Republic had worked with Tachis before.

   The Prime weapons loadout aped the configuration of the standard Hatamoto-Chi, pairing extended-range PPCs and standard SRM six-racks with a ton of ammo each. It also provided the mobility of the Charger by adding five standard jump jets. Alpha configuration was similar, but dropped the jump jets in favor of upgrading the missiles to MML-7 racks with two tons of ammo each. Both rather sensibly mounted CASE to prevent ammunition explosions.

   Configuration Bravo retained the ER PPCs, but completely changed the secondary weaponry. Four medium pulse lasers dotted the Tachi's frame, with one under each PPC and two on the centerline. Two machine-gun arrays were also added for use against infantry and battle armor, though their ammunition was limited to only half a ton (in CASE, of course). One extra heat sink was added to handle the additional buildup, but it would clearly have been insufficient if the pilot fired a full alpha strike.

   The Charlie variant was the least conventional, using an LBX-10 autocannon in the right arm as the main weapon. An MML-3 in each side torso allowed the Tachi Charlie a small amount of long-range weaponry, and the left arm mounted a trio of ER medium lasers and a battle fist. The addition of a full set of jump jets leads to the conclusion that this variant was meant for urban combat.

   Delta variant was an obvious stand-in for the AWS-9Q Awesome, with four standard PPCs. However, there was no room for any additional heat sinks or equipment, save for the standard C3 unit, making it an extremely hot-running variant. It's clear the LAW OmniMech division considered raw firepower to be superior to sustained combat ability, and given the frame's fragility they probably had a point.

   The final variant was not produced by the time the LAW facility on Guthry Island was destroyed. It would have mounted paired MML-5s and MML-9s, all enhanced with Artemis IV and fed by six tons of ammunition.


Deployment:

   Plans were made to put the Tachi into full production by the end of 3070, but the destruction of Luthien Armor Works' main facility capped the number of Tachis at forty-nine, not counting those destroyed at the factory. Only one shipment made it off of the Draconis capital, and of those, only two survived the brutal fighting that ensued in anything approaching operable condition. The Coordinator gifted the few remaining chassis and parts to the RAF, as much to get rid of them as anything else.

   The Tachi may not remain a historical curiosity, however. Republic Intelligence has learned that LAW has sold the OmniMech's blueprints to the Maltex Corporation. Whether anything will become of this is unknown at this time; it is hoped that the Coordinator retains his desire to avoid an open buildup of forces on our border.

Suralin

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Re: Suralin's 'Mech writeups
« Reply #26 on: 17 September 2013, 11:42:11 »
Here's one that's canon, but never got a writeup of its own. I added a couple variants.

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JagerMech II JM7-D

Mass: 70 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Clan Invasion
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E
Production Year: 3057
Cost: 13,711,633 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,500

Chassis: Kallon Type XIII
Power Plant: GM 280 Extralight
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Kallon Unity Weave Ferro-Fibrous w/ CASE
Armament:
    2 BlazeFire SweetShot ER Large Lasers
    2 General Motors Nova-5 ACs
    2 Sutel Precision Line Medium Pulse Lasers
Manufacturer: Kallon Industries, Independence Weaponry
    Primary Factory: Talon (destroyed 3069), Quentin
Communications System: Garrett T11-A
Targeting and Tracking System: Garret D2j

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                     107 points                7.00
Engine:             XL Fusion Engine             280                       8.00
    Walking MP: 4
    Running MP: 6
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             13(26)                    3.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV - 197                 11.00
    Armor Locations: 4 LT, 4 RT, 3 LA, 3 RA
    CASE Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT                                             1.00

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     22           34       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  6         
                                           L/R Torso     15           24       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  6         
                                             L/R Arm     11           22       
                                             L/R Leg     15           22       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 Medium Pulse Lasers                        CT        8         2         4.00
Ultra AC/5                                   RA        1         5         9.00
ER Large Laser                               RA        12        2         5.00
Ultra AC/5                                   LA        1         5         9.00
ER Large Laser                               LA        12        2         5.00
@Ultra AC/5 (20)                             RT        -         1         1.00
@Ultra AC/5 (20)                             LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 5

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      7    Points: 15
4          4       4       3       0      3     1   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


Overview:
   In the immediate aftermath of the Clan Invasion, the Draconis Combine found itself missing almost a third of its most productive and populated systems, and with a severely denuded military. Seeing the Clans as the greater threat, the other Great Houses offered to sell the Combine a number of older chassis. The Federated Suns donated a number of JagerMechs, which contributed heavily to the decision to use it as a standardized chassis in Operation Bulldog.

   To say that the reaction of most DCMS officers was dismay was an understatement. Not only would they have to pilot machines tainted by association with the hated Davions, but the Jagermech in particular was never held in high regard by Kurita warriors. Independence Weaponry was contracted to produce a version more appropriate for Kuritan sensibilities.

   Increasing the chassis weight by five tons allowed for the mounting of much more armor and additional weaponry. Because the JagerMech had already been chosen as the standardized chassis for the counterattack, the up-tonned version was not given its own designation at the time -- it was, after all, still a "JagerMech" and not an offshoot design, so the Davions couldn't withdraw permission without risking breaking the agreement entirely. This led to significant grumbling from the Sandovals, who wanted to avoid the hated Dragon gaining useful heavy 'Mechs.

   Despite the legal backflips done by House diplomats in the 3050s, Republic Intel classifies the 70-ton Jagermech as its own design, and designates it the Jagermech II. For their part, the Davions used this designation internally as early as the debut of the Jagermech III.


Capabilities:

   In contrast to the original JM6 JagerMech, which is still widely seen as a glass cannon, the "Deuce" was intended to fulfill a variety of heavy 'Mech roles. As such, the chassis had to be strengthened to carry much heavier armor -- eleven tons of ferro-fibrous armor on the JM7-D. This had the side effect of making it more resistant to shocks, such as the stress of landing from a jump. Since the skeleton is made of standard materials and is compatible with many common JM6 spare parts, logistics for the JM7 are quite easy compared to many other 'Mech designs.

   The arms were also modified with OmniMech-inspired weapon mounts. Though the Jagermech II is nowhere near a full OmniMech in functionality, the arm weaponry is at least as easy to modify and maintain as the rugged, roomy Orion. This has led to a plethora of variants popping up, including half a dozen factory variants.

   The JM7-D's weaponry consists of the same paired Ultra AC/5s and medium pulse lasers seen on the JM6-DD, but the light autocannons are traded out for a pair of extended-range large lasers and extra double heat sinks. This allows for a major increase in firepower for the relatively minor tradeoff of heat inefficiency. There is also room for CASE in both side torsos, protecting both ammunition bins. Unfortunately, the considerable weight of the weaponry meant that a bulky, expensive XL engine had to be fit into the torso.


Deployment:

   The Jagermech II found its way into nearly every House unit that fought in the counterattack against the Smoke Jaguars, as well as into Jaguar and Nova Cat forces via combat salvage and isorla. All but the DCMS and AFFC sold theirs off on the black market once parts for the machines became harder to come by, resulting in an impressive number of Jagermech IIs showing up among mercenaries in the years leading up to the Jihad. The Word of Blake also quietly took the opportunity to get a hold of a significant number of them to bolster their forces.

   Though Kallon Industries' main plant on Talon-Wernke was destroyed in 3069, the Independence factory on Quentin still produces the Jagermech II. The Davions apparently still have a soft spot for the design, as despite the factory's location within our borders, they have purchased the majority of every JM7 factory run since the end of the Jihad.


Variants:

   The JM7-W reduced the armor back to eight tons, and changed out the dual pulse lasers for a larger one on the centerline. This was primarily seen used either by Davion troops who were used to the "glass cannon" mentality of the lighter Jagermech, or by Clan bondsmen who saw themselves as dezgra and preferred all-or-nothing combat. Most of these were either destroyed in the Civil War or have been modified to a different variant by now.

   The JM7-J, introduced alongside the W and D variants, downgraded the pulse lasers to standard mediums and reduced the armor to nine tons, in order to mount jump jets. While it did fulfill the official requirements of the chassis to take part in Bulldog, it was very unpopular after a poor showing on Port Arthur, and both Kallon and Independence discontinued it by 3060.

   The JM7-K came into being just in time to serve in the Combine-Ghost Bear War of the early 3060s, and mounted a C3 unit and a wildly different weapons configuration based around twin PPCs and twin MRM launchers. The K2 switches the MRMs out for LRM-10s and upgrades the C3 unit to a Master computer. Both had trouble faring well against the Ghost Bear units, which tended to outrange them.

   Debuting during the bloody FedCom Civil War, the JM7-F was a staple of both sides' heavy forces. It reduced the number of heat sinks, and removed all the arm weaponry to fit twin Rotary AC/5s, fed by four tons of ammo and guided by a Targeting Computer. A Guardian ECM suite was meant to help this Jagermech II variant get close enough to obliterate its target in a hail of metal. These were often used by Victor's forces during the push on New Avalon.

   Two variants appeared during the Jihad. The JM7-G mounted paired Rotary and LBX AC/2s, along with ER medium lasers, while the 7C3BS was an experimental variant based around a C3 Boosted Slave (hence the designation) which eventually became mainstream. It mounts twin Snub-Nose PPCs, a quartet of Light AC/2s fed by two tons of ammo, and a single centerline ER medium laser.

   The latest variant is meant for our forces, and constitutes the majority of JM7s being manufactured in recent years -- though the JM7-D and JM7-K still outnumber it in total numbers. Twin Heavy PPCs provide impressive firepower, and are backed up by standard medium lasers and Light AC/2s, while additional heat sinks help deal with the horrendous heat buildup of the main guns.

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JagerMech II JM7-W

Mass: 70 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Clan Invasion
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E
Production Year: 3060
Cost: 13,703,133 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,265

Chassis: Unknown Standard
Power Plant: Unknown 280 Fusion XL Engine
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Unknown Ferro-Fibrous w/ CASE
Armament:
    2  ER Large Lasers
    1  Large Pulse Laser
    2  Ultra AC/5s
Manufacturer: Unknown
    Primary Factory: Unknown
Communications System: Unknown
Targeting and Tracking System: Unknown

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                     107 points                7.00
Engine:             XL Fusion Engine             280                       8.00
    Walking MP: 4
    Running MP: 6
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             13(26)                    3.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV - 143                  8.00
    Armor Locations: 4 LT, 4 RT, 3 LA, 3 RA
    CASE Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT                                             1.00

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     22           20       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  6         
                                           L/R Torso     15           18       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  5         
                                             L/R Arm     11           14       
                                             L/R Leg     15           17       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Large Pulse Laser                            CT        10        2         7.00
Ultra AC/5                                   RA        1         5         9.00
ER Large Laser                               RA        12        2         5.00
Ultra AC/5                                   LA        1         5         9.00
ER Large Laser                               LA        12        2         5.00
@Ultra AC/5 (20)                             RT        -         1         1.00
@Ultra AC/5 (20)                             LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 5

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 13
4          3       3       3       0      3     2   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA
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JagerMech II JM7-J

Mass: 70 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Clan Invasion
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E
Production Year: 3060
Cost: 13,956,433 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,536

Chassis: Unknown Standard
Power Plant: Unknown 280 Fusion XL Engine
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 120 meters
Armor: Unknown Ferro-Fibrous w/ CASE
Armament:
    2  ER Large Lasers
    2  Ultra AC/5s
    2  Medium Lasers
Manufacturer: Unknown
    Primary Factory: Unknown
Communications System: Unknown
Targeting and Tracking System: Unknown

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                     107 points                7.00
Engine:             XL Fusion Engine             280                       8.00
    Walking MP: 4
    Running MP: 6
    Jumping MP: 4 Standard
    Jump Jet Locations: 2 LL, 2 RL                                         4.00
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             13(26)                    3.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV - 161                  9.00
    Armor Locations: 4 LT, 4 RT, 3 LA, 3 RA
    CASE Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT                                             1.00

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     22           22       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  6         
                                           L/R Torso     15           20       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  5         
                                             L/R Arm     11           17       
                                             L/R Leg     15           20       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 Medium Lasers                              CT        6         2         2.00
Ultra AC/5                                   RA        1         5         9.00
ER Large Laser                               RA        12        2         5.00
Ultra AC/5                                   LA        1         5         9.00
ER Large Laser                               LA        12        2         5.00
@Ultra AC/5 (20)                             RT        -         1         1.00
@Ultra AC/5 (20)                             LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 1

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      5    Points: 15
4j         3       4       3       0      3     1   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA
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JagerMech II JM7-K

Mass: 70 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Clan Invasion
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E
Production Year: 3060
Cost: 13,823,833 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,500

Chassis: Unknown Standard
Power Plant: Unknown 280 Fusion XL Engine
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Unknown Ferro-Fibrous w/ CASE
Armament:
    2  PPCs
    2  MRM-20s
    2  Medium Lasers
    1  C3 Computer (Slave)
Manufacturer: Unknown
    Primary Factory: Unknown
Communications System: Unknown
Targeting and Tracking System: Unknown

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                     107 points                7.00
Engine:             XL Fusion Engine             280                       8.00
    Walking MP: 4
    Running MP: 6
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             14(28)                    4.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 2 LT, 1 RT
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV - 197                 11.00
    Armor Locations: 1 LT, 3 RT, 4 LA, 4 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL
    CASE Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT                                             1.00

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     22           34       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  6         
                                           L/R Torso     15           24       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  6         
                                             L/R Arm     11           22       
                                             L/R Leg     15           22       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
C3 Computer (Slave)                          HD        0         1         1.00
2 Medium Lasers                              CT        6         2         2.00
PPC                                          RA        10        3         7.00
MRM-20                                       RA        6         3         7.00
PPC                                          LA        10        3         7.00
MRM-20                                       LA        6         3         7.00
@MRM-20 (12)                                 RT        -         1         1.00
@MRM-20 (12)                                 LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 3

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      7    Points: 15
4          4       5       2       0      3     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: C3S, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA
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JagerMech II JM7-K2

Mass: 70 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Clan Invasion
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E
Production Year: 3060
Cost: 15,863,833 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,495

Chassis: Unknown Standard
Power Plant: Unknown 280 Fusion XL Engine
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Unknown Ferro-Fibrous w/ CASE
Armament:
    2  PPCs
    2  LRM-10s
    2  Medium Lasers
    1  C3 Computer (Master)
Manufacturer: Unknown
    Primary Factory: Unknown
Communications System: Unknown
Targeting and Tracking System: Unknown

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                     107 points                7.00
Engine:             XL Fusion Engine             280                       8.00
    Walking MP: 4
    Running MP: 6
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             14(28)                    4.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 2 LT, 1 RT
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV - 197                 11.00
    Armor Locations: 5 LA, 5 RA, 2 LL, 2 RL
    CASE Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT                                             1.00

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     22           34       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  6         
                                           L/R Torso     15           24       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  6         
                                             L/R Arm     11           22       
                                             L/R Leg     15           22       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 Medium Lasers                              CT        6         2         2.00
C3 Computer (Master)                         RT        0         5         5.00
PPC                                          RA        10        3         7.00
LRM-10                                       RA        4         2         5.00
PPC                                          LA        10        3         7.00
LRM-10                                       LA        4         2         5.00
@LRM-10 (24)                                 LT        -         2         2.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 1

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      7    Points: 15
4          3       3       2       0      3     0   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: C3M, TAG, CASE, MHQ5, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, LRM 1/1/1, IF 1
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JagerMech II JM7-R

Mass: 70 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: Clan Invasion
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-F
Production Year: 3080
Cost: 13,438,358 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,646

Chassis: Unknown Standard
Power Plant: Unknown 280 Fusion XL Engine
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets: None
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Unknown Ferro-Fibrous w/ CASE
Armament:
    2  Heavy PPCs
    2  Medium Lasers
    2  Light AC/2s
    1  ER Small Laser
Manufacturer: Unknown
    Primary Factory: Unknown
Communications System: Unknown
Targeting and Tracking System: Unknown

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Standard                     107 points                7.00
Engine:             XL Fusion Engine             280                       8.00
    Walking MP: 4
    Running MP: 6
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             16(32)                    6.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 2 LT, 3 RT
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA
Armor:              Ferro-Fibrous                AV - 197                 11.00
    Armor Locations: 5 LA, 5 RA, 2 LL, 2 RL
    CASE Locations: 1 LT                                                   0.50

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     22           34       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  6         
                                           L/R Torso     15           24       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  6         
                                             L/R Arm     11           22       
                                             L/R Leg     15           22       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(R) ER Small Laser                           HD        2         1         0.50
2 Medium Lasers                              CT        6         2         2.00
Heavy PPC                                    RA        15        4        10.00
Light AC/2                                   RA        1         1         4.00
Heavy PPC                                    LA        15        4        10.00
Light AC/2                                   LA        1         1         4.00
@Light AC/2 (45)                             LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 1

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      7    Points: 16
4          4       4       4       0      3     1   Structure:  3
Special Abilities: CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA

Prince of Darkness

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Re: Suralin's 'Mech writeups
« Reply #27 on: 17 September 2013, 15:34:21 »
Quote
Two variants appeared during the Jihad. The JM7-G mounted paired Rotary and LBX AC/2s, along with ER medium lasers, while the 7C3BS was an experimental variant based around a C3 Boosted Slave (hence the designation) which eventually became mainstream. It mounts twin Snub-Nose PPCs, a quartet of Light AC/2s fed by two tons of ammo, and a single centerline ER medium laser.

Why do I like this idea so much

I really like the description of where the Jagermech III designation came from, and the basic variant actually used the much-aligned Ultra AC/5 well.
Cowdragon:
I'm going to type up your response, print it, fold it in half, and look at it like a I would a centerfold. THAT's how sexy your answer was.

Suralin

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Re: Suralin's 'Mech writeups
« Reply #28 on: 19 September 2013, 11:16:07 »
Why do I like this idea so much

I really like the description of where the Jagermech III designation came from, and the basic variant actually used the much-aligned Ultra AC/5 well.

And it matches the stock variants from MechCommander, too! :D Glad you like it.

I'm moving on to a new Omni. I figured the Strider needed to be redeemed.


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IS ER Micro Laser
0.25T, 1 crit, x/1/2/3(4) range, 1 heat, 2/1/1 damage. 6 BV.
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IS Micro Pulse Laser
0.5T, 1 crit. x/0/1/2(3) range, 1 heat, 2 damage (+2d6 to inf). 11 BV.
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Improved Medium Pulse Laser
2T, 1 crit, x/3/6/9(12) range, 6 heat, 6 damage (scatters LBX-style). 56 BV.
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Support ER PPC (IS)
1T, 1 crit, x/7/14/21(28) range, 3 heat, 2 damage. 30 BV.
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Light Plasma Rifle
3T, 2 crits, x/5/10/15(20) range, 5 heat, 5 damage (+1d6 heat), +1d6 damage to BA (+2d6 to inf). 20 shots/ton. 105 BV/26 ammo.

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Strider II SR2-O

Mass: 40 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped Omnimech
Rules Level: Experimental Tech
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E
Production Year: 3090
Cost: 7,595,000 C-Bills
Battle Value: 545

Chassis: Alshain Type KV240 Endo-Steel
Power Plant: GoreTex 240 Light
Walking Speed: 64.8 km/h
Maximum Speed: 97.2 km/h
Jump Jets: n/a
    Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: StarSlab/4 w/ CASE
Armament:
    15.0 tons of pod space.
Manufacturer: Luthien Armor Works
    Primary Factory: Nykvarn
Communications System: Sipher CommSys 3
Targeting and Tracking System: Matabushi Stalker

================================================================================
Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Internal Structure: Endo-Steel                    67 points                2.00
    Internal Locations: 1 HD, 6 LT, 3 RT, 2 LL, 2 RL
Engine:             Light Fusion Engine          240                       9.00
    Walking MP: 6
    Running MP: 9
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             10(20)                    0.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 RT
Gyro:               Compact                                                4.50
Cockpit:            Small                                                  2.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 120                  7.50

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     12           15       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  6         
                                           L/R Torso     10           14       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  5         
                                             L/R Arm     6            12       
                                             L/R Leg     10           14       



================================================================================
Loadout Name: Prime                                          Cost: 8,303,400
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-X                         BV2: 850

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT                                             1.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
4 ER Micro Lasers                            CT        4         4         1.00
3 MML-3s                                     RA        6         6         4.50
3 MML-3s                                     LA        6         6         4.50
@MML-3 (LRM) (40)                            RT        -         1         1.00
@MML-3 (SRM Inferno) (33)                    RT        -         1         1.00
@MML-3 (LRM Swrm-I) (40)                     LT        -         1         1.00
@MML-3 (SRM) (33)                            LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 11

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 9
6          4       3       2       0      2     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, IF 1


================================================================================
Loadout Name: Alpha                                          Cost: 8,202,950
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-X                         BV2: 1,105

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: 1 RT                                                   0.50
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heavy PPC                                    CT        15        4        10.00
Streak SRM-2                                 RA        2         1         1.50
ER Micro Laser                               RA        1         1         0.25
Streak SRM-2                                 LA        2         1         1.50
ER Micro Laser                               LA        1         1         0.25
@Streak SRM-2 (50)                           RT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 23

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 11
6          3       3       2       0      2     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


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Loadout Name: Bravo                                          Cost: 8,508,150
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-X                         BV2: 937

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: 1 RT                                                   0.50
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 ER Medium Lasers                           CT        10        2         2.00
Micro Pulse Laser                            CT        1         1         0.50
Light AC/5                                   RA        1         2         5.00
Light AC/5                                   LA        1         2         5.00
@Light AC/5 (20)                             RT        -         1         1.00
@Light AC/5 (Flak) (20)                      RT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 23

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 9
6          2       1       0       0      2     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, AC 1/1/0


================================================================================
Loadout Name: Charlie                                        Cost: 8,645,000
Tech Rating/Era Availability: F/X-X-X                         BV2: 998

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Heat Sinks:         Double Heat Sink             13(26)                    3.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 CT, 1 LT, 2 RT
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Imp. Medium Pulse Laser                      CT        6         1         2.00
Imp. Medium Pulse Laser                      RT        6         1         2.00
Imp. Medium Pulse Laser                      LT        6         1         2.00
3 Support ER PPCs                            RA        9         3         3.00
3 Support ER PPCs                            LA        9         3         3.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 15

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 10
6          7       7       1       0      2     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


================================================================================
Loadout Name: Delta                                          Cost: 9,259,950
Tech Rating/Era Availability: F/X-X-X                         BV2: 851

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: 1 RT                                                   0.50
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MRM-20                                       CT        6         3         7.00
    Apollo FCS                               CT        -         1         1.00
C3 Boosted Computer (Slave)                  LT        0         2         3.00
Support ER PPC                               RA        3         1         1.00
ER Micro Laser                               RA        1         1         0.25
Support ER PPC                               LA        3         1         1.00
ER Micro Laser                               LA        1         1         0.25
@MRM-20 (12)                                 RT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 21

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 9
6          2       2       1       0      2     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, C3BSS, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


================================================================================
Loadout Name: Epsilon                                        Cost: 8,721,300
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-X                         BV2: 1,185

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Snub-Nose PPC                                CT        10        2         6.00
Lt Plasma Rifle                              RA        5         2         3.00
Micro Pulse Laser                            RA        1         1         0.50
Lt Plasma Rifle                              LA        5         2         3.00
Micro Pulse Laser                            LA        1         1         0.50
@Light Plasma Rifle (20)                     RA        -         1         1.00
@Light Plasma Rifle (20)                     LA        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 23

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 12
6          3       2       0       0      2     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


================================================================================
Loadout Name: Foxtrot                                        Cost: 8,505,000
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-F                         BV2: 986

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CASE Locations: 1 LT, 1 RT                                             1.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Extended LRM-10                              CT        6         4         8.00
Medium X-Pulse Laser                         RA        6         1         2.00
Medium X-Pulse Laser                         LA        6         1         2.00
@ELRM-10 (9)                                 RT        -         1         1.00
@ELRM-10 (9)                                 LT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 23

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 10
6          2       2       1       0      2     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA, IF 1


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Loadout Name: Golf                                           Cost: 8,334,375
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E                         BV2: 1,095

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 ER Small Lasers                            CT        4         2         1.00
PPC                                          RA        10        3         7.00
PPC                                          LA        10        3         7.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 25

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 11
6          2       3       2       0      2     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


================================================================================
Loadout Name: Hotel                                          Cost: 13,580,000
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-F                         BV2: 993

Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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    Actuators:      L: SH+UA    R: SH+UA

Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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3 Medium Lasers                              CT        9         3         3.00
C3 Boosted Computer (Master)                 RA        0         6         6.00
2 Light PPCs                                 LA        10        4         6.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 20

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      4    Points: 10
6          3       3       1       0      2     0   Structure:  2
Special Abilities: OMNI, C3BSM, TAG, ENE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA


Overview:
   Many militaries, Clan and Inner Sphere alike, found that OmniMechs were terrific weapons with great strategic flexibility -- but only when logistics were stable and the factories avoided damage. The Jihad inflicted such damage on the Great Houses that most of them were unable or unwilling to continue supporting large OmniMech forces, with all the expenses that entailed.

   Nowhere was this trend more noticeable than in the Draconis Combine. The destruction of Luthien Armor Works' main plant was devastating to the DCMS, and effectively orphaned most of their OmniMech designs in one fell swoop. Iconic 'Mechs like the Avatar, Sunder, and Owens lost their primary part supplier overnight.

   When LAW reestablished themselves on Nykvarn, they were forced to limit themselves to only a couple chassis. Along with the Dragon, they later chose to resurrect the Strider -- partly to correct some errors in the original design, and partly for the prestige of being able to say they made OmniMechs again.


Capabilities:
   The Strider II uses a slightly modified version of the original Strider's endo-steel chassis. A light fusion engine -- crucially, with double heat sinks this time -- saves some weight, without introducing the high cost or vulnerability of an XL. A small cockpit shaves off another ton, while a compact gyro is used to free up room for a large gun mount on the "chin". Armor coverage is the same as the original Strider, making the "chin gun" one of the few apparent outward changes on the new OmniMech.

   Nearly all of the variants make use of the new weaponry that has proliferated since the end of the Jihad. The Strider II is often used as a weapon testbed, much the same way the Centurion has been used by FedSuns forces for decades.

   The prime variant mounts three MML-3s in each stubby arm, fed by four tons of ammo. The "chin gun" mounts a quartet of Liao-developed ER Micro Lasers, which are being produced under license in Kurita territory. No CASE is present, which has led to this variant falling out of favor for everything but minelaying duty as time goes on.

   Alpha variant mounts an oversized Heavy PPC in the centerline mount, backed up by an ER Micro and a Streak SRM-2 in each arm. Bravo mounts a new model of Light AC/5 in each arm -- perhaps meant for a new design -- with two ER medium lasers and a Micro Pulse in the chin gun.

   Charlie variant mounts the new extended-range Support PPCs, three to an arm, giving this variant some long-range harassment capability. The center mount contains a trio of improved medium pulse lasers, which scatter their damage across the enemy target. The lack of "big punch" makes Charlie variant more of a supporting loadout.

   Delta uses a centerline MRM-20 with Apollo FCS, backed up by support ER PPCs and ER micro lasers. A boosted C3 slave is used to improve the MRMs' targeting, without being susceptible to ECM interference. Epsilon deals more focused damage, based around a Snub-Nose PPC and backed up with paired light plasma rifles. Micro pulse lasers provide a modicum of defense against battle armor and infantry.

   Foxtrot is a long-range bombardment design, mounting a centerline Extended LRM rack and two tons of ammo. A pair of X-Pulse lasers help defend the Strider II at ranges where the LRMs would be ineffective. Golf is far more conventional, mounting pairs of standard PPCs and extended-range small lasers. The last variant we have catalogued fits a Boosted C3 Master computer in one arm pod, two Light PPCs in the other, and a trio of standard medium lasers in the chin gun.


Deployment:
   Operational testing with the Ryuken-san and the 5th Sword of Light Regiment led to the rapid adoption of the Strider II by the rest of the DCMS. The Coordinator also seems to be spreading the new OmniMech to a few second-line and garrison units whose samurai have distinguished themselves. The 'Mech has not yet been seen outside Kurita forces, with the exception of occasional Ghost Bear isorla in the recent war.

   Though Luthien Armor Works has been rebuilding its primary facility (with considerable financial assistance from the Combine government), OmniMechs are being de-emphasized compared to their pre-Jihad status. Furthermore, blocky 'Mechs like the Strider II are far less popular with the soldiery than 'Mechs that typify the "samurai aesthetic", such as the Hatamoto or No-Dachi. The Strider II may wind up becoming a casualty of these factors in the next decade or so, as LAW switches production over to more "culturally appropriate" designs.

   The original Strider is still seen across the Inner Sphere, but not in terribly large numbers. The Combine has been selling off these older OmniMechs to the Republic, the Capellans, and mercenaries, as well as some League successor states.


3145 Addendum:
   Despite all expectations, the Strider II was not discontinued, and continues to be produced on Nykvarn alongside Ostroc variants, the newer Dragon II and the classic Grand Dragon. However its lack of specialized armor has limited its deployment in the Davion front; it is expected that these OmniMechs will primarily see use against the Republic, or perhaps against the Dragon's Clan neighbors.

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Re: Suralin's 'Mech writeups
« Reply #29 on: 19 September 2013, 12:26:21 »
I don't know jack from BS about the custom guns, but the Golf is the variant I would use- albeit after removing the ER Smalls for a center line DHS or C3/TAG or whatever.
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