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PantherAl

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SLDF Command Lance (PAX)
« on: 02 December 2023, 23:10:35 »
So, as a SLDF guy, this was great news. But for a couple of questions - is the Orion just a repose (I think it is, since it still has the LRM pack it isn't the GR armed one), and is the Atlas 2 the Dark Age version with the Rotary, not the LBX? Since I am assuming, judging from the sculpt and the size difference between the AC20 arm and the Rotary arm in the Iron Winds version, that it is indeed a RAC5 and not an LBX10.
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Re: SLDF Command Lance (PAX)
« Reply #1 on: 03 December 2023, 07:51:07 »
For the Atlas II, I think it's a case of the autocannon differing in appearance based on the artist.  I've been LBX, ultra, rotary, and even standard ACs drawn as both single-barrel and multiple-barrel weapons.  Fortunately WYSIWYG isn't a requirement for the game, though it's always neat to see different variants of stuff :)

Speaking of the command lance, I love that Thunder Hawk!  I'm looking forward to seeing its art in the next RG :cool:
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Re: SLDF Command Lance (PAX)
« Reply #2 on: 03 December 2023, 08:09:29 »
So, as a SLDF guy, this was great news. But for a couple of questions - is the Orion just a repose (I think it is, since it still has the LRM pack it isn't the GR armed one), and is the Atlas 2 the Dark Age version with the Rotary, not the LBX? Since I am assuming, judging from the sculpt and the size difference between the AC20 arm and the Rotary arm in the Iron Winds version, that it is indeed a RAC5 and not an LBX10.

The Atlas II's looks is a weird case. Originally it was supposed to be this:

From MWDA.
The weapons selected match the guns in this, except for the LB-10X was used (presumably) because Ultra-5 is a bit anemic and the LB-10X was the only reasonable option for the Star League era.

However, it was decided to change the looks to this:

MechAssault Atlas, with MWDA-looking armament.

And the MWDA Atlas got canonized as Atlas III, with actual rotary AC (or HAG in a variant).

I'll dig up some sources:
https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,39238.msg1363740.html#msg1363740
EDIT could've sworn there was more detail to this somewhere....

EDIT Note that autocannon looks aren't necessarily tied to their function. The Blade 7R has single-barrel revolver cannon style RAC/5. Ultras can be rotary multi-barrel designs too, see the Dire Wolf Widowmaker model for example.
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Re: SLDF Command Lance (PAX)
« Reply #3 on: 03 December 2023, 09:17:48 »
So, as a SLDF guy, this was great news. But for a couple of questions - is the Orion just a repose (I think it is, since it still has the LRM pack it isn't the GR armed one), and is the Atlas 2 the Dark Age version with the Rotary, not the LBX? Since I am assuming, judging from the sculpt and the size difference between the AC20 arm and the Rotary arm in the Iron Winds version, that it is indeed a RAC5 and not an LBX10.

The arms  on IWM sculpt represents Gauss Rifle and LBX10, which the LBX arm matching the plastic sculpt.

So my guess it's a stock AS7-D-H

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Re: SLDF Command Lance (PAX)
« Reply #4 on: 03 December 2023, 09:20:45 »
The IWM Atlas II model has both H and H2 arm options. H has LB-10X (that looks like a RAC) and 2xERLL, the H2 is Gauss and ERPPC.
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