Author Topic: Input on idle musing  (Read 725 times)


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Input on idle musing
« on: 18 September 2023, 14:27:40 »
Another post in the General board about handheld weapons brought me back to thinking more about something.  Is there utility in handheld SRT/LRT torpedo weapons for Mechs that are expecting some aquatic combat?  And are there Thunderbolt torpedo launchers (can't remember seeing anything specific)?
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Re: Input on idle musing
« Reply #1 on: 18 September 2023, 15:23:44 »
Nothing forbids it by rules, there is no equivalent to the thunderbolt torpedo (except the aerospace or VTOL bomb).


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Re: Input on idle musing
« Reply #2 on: 18 September 2023, 18:27:30 »
Breach checks are the reason for any torpedo launcher, hand-held or otherwise.  SRM-2s are lighter, but LRM-5s win on range.


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Re: Input on idle musing
« Reply #3 on: 19 September 2023, 12:23:39 »
Some handheld SRT/LRT would make a lot of sense. A unit that likes amphibious assaults having a small pile seems legit