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Dagon Assault Battlearmor
« on: 04 August 2023, 23:06:10 »
 Despite being named for an ancient Syrian god of prosperity, the Dagon assault battlesuit has never seen much in the way of market success. While it is a more mobile suit than most offerings in its weight class, potential customers tend to insist that the armor lacks the sort of protection and firepower they expect from battle armor of this size. Many in particular point to its lack of endurance. Its primary weapon is theoretically six tubes of short ranged missiles in two three tube clusters, but each cluster can only carry a single salvo, after which the suit must rely on paired micro lasers and its own shear bulk to engage enemies. This at best makes the Dagon an ambush unit and a possibly passable urban combatant, but in general service it is liekly to be outperformed by other more balanced armors.

  Though the basic design has seen only lackluster sales, it has still managed to spawn variants. Or, possibly the "standard design" is in fact a variant itself. The Aquatic model of the Dagon is almost completely identical to the standard model, save for swapping the jump pack for a set of UMUs and loading multi-function munitions into the head-mounted launcher. It is commonly suspected that this version is actually the original design, partly because of the persistent but mistaken belief that its namesake was an aquatic deity, but also because the suit seems generally well engineered for the rigors of underwater operations. In its element, the aquatic variant performs well. Not just because it is competing in a very small field, but because its "shotgun blast" style of combat is legitimately dangerous to larger opponents who are at risk from catastrophic hull breaches.

  The second variant is specialized for spaceborn operations, giving up both its missile launcher and some of its armor to accommodate both the necessary equipment, as well as otherwise optimizing its weapon load for shipboard operations. By all accounts, this suit is a terrifying foe in shipboard combat, even if its shear size can limit its mobility in the tight quarters of a ship. Paired pulse lasers and massive vibro claws allow it to tear both flesh and metal apart at close range.

  The last variant draws heavy inspiration from the spaceborn variant, or at least its effectiveness against unarmored personnel. Described as a "counter insurgency unit", this Jade Falcon variant removes the space operations adaptation and the pulse lasers, and replaces the armor with a thickened layer of fire resistant plate. Two flamers now join the vibro claws as the primary weapons, while improved thermal sensors allow it to identify its targets before bursting through walls or ceilings to rip up and incinerate everything in its path. As a counter-insurgency platform, the Falcons seem very pleases with the Dagon, however none can deny the almost gleeful levels of collateral damage these units seem to cause in their efforts.


Dagon Assault Battlearmor

Tech Base: Clan (Standard)
Chassis Type:  Biped
Weight Class: Assault
Maximum Weight: 2,000 kg
Battle Value: 400
Swarm/Leg Attack/Mechanized/AP: No/No/No/No

Equipment                                     Slots      Mass   
Chassis:                                               700 kg    
Motive System:                                                   
     Ground MP:          1                               0 kg    
     Jump MP:            2                             500 kg    
Manipulators:                                                    
    Left Arm:            Heavy Battle Claw              20 kg
    Right Arm:           Heavy Battle Claw              20 kg
Armor:                   Standard (Basic)       0      325 kg    
    Armor Value:         13+1 (Trooper)                            

                                         Slots           
Weapons and Equipment         Location (Capacity)   Mass 
ER Micro Laser                Right Arm     1       150 kg
ER Micro Laser                Left Arm     1       150 kg
SRM 3                           Body       2       60 kg 
SRM 3                           Body       2       60 kg 


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Dagon Assault Battlearmor (Aquatic)
Type: Dagon Assault Battlearmor
Manufacturer: Unknown
    Primary Factory: Unknown

Tech Base: Clan (Advanced)
Chassis Type:  Biped
Weight Class: Assault
Maximum Weight: 2,000 kg
Battle Value: 376
Swarm/Leg Attack/Mechanized/AP: No/No/No/No

Equipment                                     Slots      Mass
Chassis:                                               700 kg
Motive System:                                               
     Ground MP:          1                               0 kg
     UMU MP:             2                             500 kg
Manipulators:                                                 
    Left Arm:            Heavy Battle Claw              20 kg
    Right Arm:           Heavy Battle Claw              20 kg
Armor:                   Standard (Basic)       0      325 kg
    Armor Value:         13+1 (Trooper)                         

                                         Slots           
Weapons and Equipment         Location (Capacity)   Mass 
ER Micro Laser                Right Arm     1       150 kg
ER Micro Laser                Left Arm     1       150 kg
SRM 3                           Body       2       60 kg 
SRM 3                           Body       2       60 kg 


Dagon Assault Battlearmor (Space)

Tech Base: Clan (Standard)
Chassis Type:  Biped
Weight Class: Assault
Maximum Weight: 2,000 kg
Battle Value: 328
Swarm/Leg Attack/Mechanized/AP: No/No/No/No

Equipment                                     Slots      Mass
Chassis:                                               700 kg
Motive System:                                               
     Ground MP:          1                               0 kg
     Jump MP:            2                             500 kg
Manipulators:                                                 
    Left Arm:            Heavy Vibro-Claw               60 kg
    Right Arm:           Heavy Vibro-Claw               60 kg
Armor:                   Standard (Basic)       0      250 kg
    Armor Value:         10+1 (Trooper)                         

                                         Slots           
Weapons and Equipment         Location (Capacity)   Mass 
Space Operations Adaptation     Body       1       100 kg
Micro Pulse Laser             Right Arm     1       160 kg
Micro Pulse Laser             Left Arm     1       160 kg


Dagon Assault Battlearmor (Counter-Insurgency)

Tech Base: Clan (Standard)
Chassis Type:  Biped
Weight Class: Assault
Maximum Weight: 2,000 kg
Battle Value: 407
Swarm/Leg Attack/Mechanized/AP: No/No/No/No

Equipment                                     Slots      Mass
Chassis:                                               700 kg
Motive System:                                               
     Ground MP:          1                               0 kg
     Jump MP:            2                             500 kg
Manipulators:                                                 
    Left Arm:            Heavy Vibro-Claw               60 kg
    Right Arm:           Heavy Vibro-Claw               60 kg
Armor:                   Fire Resistant         5      360 kg
    Armor Value:         12+1 (Trooper)                         

                                         Slots           
Weapons and Equipment         Location (Capacity)   Mass 
Flamer                        Right Arm     1       150 kg
Flamer                        Left Arm     1       150 kg
Heat Sensor                     Body       1       20 kg 
Good news is the lab boys say the symptoms of asbestos poisoning show an immediate latency of 44.6 years. So if you're thirty or over you're laughing. Worst case scenario you miss out on a few rounds of canasta, plus you've forwarded the cause of science by three centuries. I punch those numbers into my calculator, it makes a happy face.

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Re: Dagon Assault Battlearmor
« Reply #1 on: 05 August 2023, 12:01:48 »
I'm just wondering why it's an assault suit at all? Unless I'm missing something you can get everything on it on a heavy suit and get 50 kg left over!

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Re: Dagon Assault Battlearmor
« Reply #2 on: 05 August 2023, 17:17:32 »
I'm just wondering why it's an assault suit at all? Unless I'm missing something you can get everything on it on a heavy suit and get 50 kg left over!

That is entirely because of the missile launchers, which are located in the head of the inspiring image. I decided it needed to be as big as possible to justify having space for the launchers just above the pilot's head.

(even then, I have to assume the pilot is lower down in the suit and the "viewport" is actually an optical sensor system)
Good news is the lab boys say the symptoms of asbestos poisoning show an immediate latency of 44.6 years. So if you're thirty or over you're laughing. Worst case scenario you miss out on a few rounds of canasta, plus you've forwarded the cause of science by three centuries. I punch those numbers into my calculator, it makes a happy face.

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Re: Dagon Assault Battlearmor
« Reply #3 on: 05 August 2023, 17:41:51 »
But even so, it's a fair assessment, so here's the Dagon II.

The design has been scaled back to the heavy class, making it more broadly useful. The missile launchers have been moved to an external mount, meaning it looks more like an overgrown elemental than it already did.

The streamlined design has allowed for additional armor, as well as replacing the fixed arm weapons with modular mounts. Standard configurations feature a matched pair of bearhunters, extended range micro lasers, flamers, heavy machine guns, or micro pulse lasers. And the reduced size allows the Dagon II to conduct mechanized operations alongside omnimech forces, making it much more of an offensive weapon than its immediate ancestor.


Dagon II Heavy Battlearmor (Heavy Machine Gun)
Type: Dagon II Heavy Battlearmor
Manufacturer: Unknown
    Primary Factory: Unknown

Tech Base: Clan (Standard)
Chassis Type:  Biped
Weight Class: Heavy
Maximum Weight: 1,500 kg
Battle Value: 412
Swarm/Leg Attack/Mechanized/AP: No/No/Yes/No

Equipment                                     Slots      Mass   
Chassis:                                               400 kg    
Motive System:                                                   
     Ground MP:          1                               0 kg    
     Jump MP:            2                             250 kg    
Manipulators:                                                    
    Left Arm:            Heavy Battle Claw              20 kg
    Right Arm:           Heavy Battle Claw              20 kg
Armor:                   Standard (Basic)       0      350 kg    
    Armor Value:         15 (Trooper)                            

                                         Slots           
Weapons and Equipment         Location (Capacity)   Mass 
SRM 3                           Body       2       60 kg 
SRM 3                           Body       2       60 kg 
Modular Weapon Mount            Right Arm  1(2)    10 kg
Modular Weapon Mount            Left Arm   1(2)    10 kg
Good news is the lab boys say the symptoms of asbestos poisoning show an immediate latency of 44.6 years. So if you're thirty or over you're laughing. Worst case scenario you miss out on a few rounds of canasta, plus you've forwarded the cause of science by three centuries. I punch those numbers into my calculator, it makes a happy face.

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