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Hamric Industries and Hamric's Hammers
« on: 21 November 2023, 13:52:21 »
Alright, posting a little lore dump for my FWL aligned mercs: I've been developing this for a while....

Comments, questions, and criticisms or nitpicks are appreciated. I want to build a better and more intricate narrative / background.


Company Name: Hamric Industries
Founding: 2752
Personal Forces: Hamric's Hammers
Home Planet: Huntington, Free Worlds League
Loyalties: Huntington first, Free Worlds League second
Subsidiaries: Mech-Fit Solutions, Flatwell Armaments, Death Basket Technologies, H.A.M.M.E.R.
Affiliated Organizations/Forces: The Huntington Hammers, Logan's Longshots, Longshot Manufacturing
Business Associates: Lothian League (Logan Prime), Illyrian Palatinate, Lyran Commonwealth, House Marik, nearby FWL planets.
Enemies: Capellan Confederation, various pirate forces.
Main Factories: Huntington, Logan Prime, Landfall

“My ancestors were carpenters, builders, and engineers; with hammer and nail in hand, we're always building toward something greater. That is our Legacy.” - Aldous Hamric

OVERVIEW:
Founded by Aldous Hamric in 2752, Hamric Industries started as an inexpensive but reliable weapons manufacturing Business on the fringes of the Free Worlds League. They were known for buying, selling, and developing weaponry for other nearby planets, the Free Worlds League when Huntington became FWL territory, and Periphery nations willing to do business with them. They were also known for their own small branch of technological research. Before the Amaris Coup, they began expanding into Mech Retrofits and designing prototype Battlemechs. After the collapse of Star League, they utilized their industrial base to sell reliable weaponry at lower prices than their Lyran competitors.

Over the course of the first succession war, with the possibility of getting attacked by Capellan, Lyran, or pirate forces, the Hamric’s decided to utilize some of their money and products to create their own self defense force, which eventually integrated with and took over the continents local Huntington Militia to create the Huntington Hammers. With the rise of Mercenary forces, the abundant atrocities committed across the Inner Sphere, and the desire to personally assure certain business transactions were successfully delivered, the Hamric’s created the personally run Hamric’s Hammers, otherwise known as H.A.M.M.E.R. (Humanitarian Aid and Mobilized Military Enforcement Respondence). This semi-mercenary PMC force allowed them to enforce and protect their arms dealings across the inner sphere, earn extra cash by selling their services, and occasionally providing humanitarian aid to planets and settlements ravaged by the succession wars and pirate raids.

Their factories on Huntington, as well as their newer ones on Logan Prime and Landfall, remained relatively unscathed from the Succession Wars, due to their low profile and willingness to do business more often than throwing hands.

SUBSIDIARIES
Over time, Hamric Industries grew in size and funding, allowing it to diversify its portfolio into other areas of development besides armaments.

Flatwell Armaments:
The branch of Hamric Industries focused on arms development and manufacturing. They provide some of their own unique designs to well used weaponry throughout the Inner Sphere. A list of their common products below:

"Flatwell-4" SRM Launcher
Four linearly alligned missile tubes make for a "flat" missile launcher design. Meant for a lower profile when installed on a mech so its less likely to be damaged, and with the ability to "stack" onto other Flatwell launchers if required.


"Big Iron" Class-10 Autocannon
Designed with a shorter barrel to be less unwieldy, it's design is more stout with an ammo-bin reminiscent of a revolver. An alternate feed design is available for use with more than 1 Ton of ammunition.

"Sun-Hammer 40" Large Laser
It's designed not only for reliable energy consumption, but with a sleeve similar to a Federated Autocannon for protection in melee combat.



Flatwell Armaments Experimental Division
Flatwell Armaments have also delved into dabbling with prototypes and experimental weapons over its existence. The following is a list of such designs (WIP):
[FAE-4 "Fury" Prototype Rotary Autocannon]


Mech-Fit Solutions:
As the Succession Wars rolled by, the necessity for refitting Battlemechs became a business all on its own, either to replace unavailable weaponry or to improve on what already exists. They're known for their custom, limited run, and to-order mech refits, having made some notable variations of certain designs they keep on hand in catalog:
[Mech-Fit Solutions: Mech Refit Services from Hamric Industries]

Death Basket Technologies (Battlemech Production):
During the Succession wars, Hamric Industries tried its hand at designing a Battlemech based off of a modified Crucis-A chassis (typically used in the Wolverine). By creating a subsidiary to handle the task, the result was a home grown battlemech design with a limited run in production for both personal use and commissions to nearby worlds, the Death Basket. Outside of their own forces, its a rarely seen mech, especially outside of the FWL/Periphery border where its practically non-existent, and can be easily confused for a customized Wolverine:
The DeathBasket: Hamric Industries' In-House Battlemech


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“Variety is the spice of war. So, time to make some jambalaya!”
- Bartholomew Hamric

FORCES:
Forces are split into two areas; Mercenary and Local Huntington Militia. The mercenary arm, Hamric’s Hammers, usually range from a single Lance to an entire company of Mechs, depending on the situation or tactical importance of an objective. This allows for rapid and decisive deployment, whether to enforce a trade, raid enemy forces, or supply reinforcements to allies. Though sometimes used interchangibly, Hamric's Hammers and the H.A.M.M.E.R. organization are technically two different aspects of the same whole.

H.A.M.M.E.R. (Humanitarian Aid and Mobilized Military Enforcement Respondance) acts as the official business end of their dealings related to trade agreements, defense contracts, and logistics in relation to humanitarian and weapon supplies. The acronym also acts as the official doctrine of Hamric forces; to provide military support and aid to those that it can, especially its allies. Though the Hamrics can be ruthless businessmen and fighters, they are all raised with a strong moral core, which bleeds into their company and mercenary policies; "If we can afford it, why the hell not do some good?". This includes providing planetary protection, evactuation defense, precise strikes, and Humanitarian support to those in need.

As for the local Militia, the Huntington Hammers, forces round up to roughly near a regiment on planet near Hamric Industries HQ. They not only provide protection for the manufacturing and engineering facilities, but the local cities and towns as well on the continent. Leopard class drop ships allow for fast local transportation if and when necessary for rapid deployment in an emergency. Though officially local militia forces, they've been subsidized by Hamric Industries to improve local defense.

Though their Mechs are varied, there tends to be an abundance of Thunderbolts and Wolverines among the forces. Weather this is personal appeal or due to trade deals is up for debate.
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“My only regret is that we’re not close enough to the Taurians to do good business with them. Then again, we’d be closer to the ****** Cappies.” - Nathaniel Hamric

RELATIONS:
Over the years Hamric Industries and it’s branch organizations have grown varying rivalries and relationships across different factions.

Free Worlds League:
Hamric Industries and the FWL share a positive relationship, promoting trade deals and nearby refits when the League Militia are conducting operations nearby. Of course, that's when they're ever really around. Due to Huntington's location near the periphery, the FWL support recieved get is minimal at times, with more pressing issues and conflicts taking up Marik's manpower and forces. The Hamric's don't view the Free Worlds League or the Marik's in any real negative light, but they've learned to not be reliant on them and rely on their own independant strengths, having adopted a "Huntington First" attitude. They've also made sure to build up relations with nearby FWL planets near the borders for security and business deals.

Lyran Commonwealth:
Hamric Industries is constantly in rivalry with other smaller Lyran manufacturers, and wary of doing business due to their penchant for invading at times. Still, there’s a healthy respect shared between the different arms dealers, and the relationship can overall be rocky at worst of times. Occasional scuffles with Lyran mercenaries or military expeditions, or even encounters during their own mercenary work, are to be expected from time to time, and used as lessons for the Lyrans as to why they should buy weapons with the Hamric Standard Gurantee...

Cappella Confederation:
Sour relations spoil any possibility of good business; most Hamric’s throughout the years view the Capellans in a negative light for their collectivism and historically untrustworthy actions.

Lothian League:
Good; H.A.M.M.E.R. provides trade deals to help supply Mechs and weaponry, as well as personal combat intervention on occasion, to fight off pirates. They’re also closely tied with local forces on the tundra of Logan Prime once they discovered their unique local [Air-Slip Mechs]. Though the locals of the Lothian League are descendants of untrusting Taurian patriots, over the years the Hamrics have built up a professional business relationship to the point of amicability with the LL in general, and hold particularly close ties with the people and militia of Logan Prime.

Periphery Nations In general:
Always willing to do business and provide mercenary work at a fair rate. They view the Taurians in an especially positive light with their independant spirit and lack of respect for the Five Houses or the Star League of old.

ComStar:
Amiable up to Anton’s revolt in 3015. Not so great afterward due to events that took place…
« Last Edit: 17 June 2024, 12:36:48 by LAMFAN »
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Re: Hamric Industries and Hamric's Hammers
« Reply #1 on: 21 November 2023, 19:12:09 »
I think you might be overestimating the Lothians' tolerance for Inner Sphere types... they're more Taurian than Taurians! ;)

They literally fled the Taurian Concordat because they couldn't stand the "Star League collaborators"... ;D

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Re: Hamric Industries and Hamric's Hammers
« Reply #2 on: 22 November 2023, 09:53:48 »
I've already got something I'm cleaning up that explains some of the relationship with Logan Prime and their "unique mechs"  azn .

Also, I thought it was to escape capture from the Star League in general?
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Re: Hamric Industries and Hamric's Hammers
« Reply #3 on: 22 November 2023, 17:02:48 »
Exactly!  The Taurians bent the knee (how dare they!)...

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Re: Hamric Industries and Hamric's Hammers
« Reply #4 on: 27 November 2023, 13:32:07 »
I think you might be overestimating the Lothians' tolerance for Inner Sphere types... they're more Taurian than Taurians! ;)

They literally fled the Taurian Concordat because they couldn't stand the "Star League collaborators"... ;D

Also, the Hamrics do a good job at keeping their lipservice loyalty to the FWL separate from their business dealings. THey're only truely loyal to their homeworld of Huntington, not the Mariks, though theres no enmity in the relationship.
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Re: Hamric Industries and Hamric's Hammers
« Reply #5 on: 27 November 2023, 17:49:10 »
Good on them for that, but fanatics are fanatics, after all... ;)

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Re: Hamric Industries and Hamric's Hammers
« Reply #6 on: 22 December 2023, 13:19:43 »
I've updated the post with images and some new links! Enjoy!
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Want to play with Air Mech's without the extra Battlemech/ASF mode of LAMs? Try Air-Slip Mechs!
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Re: Hamric Industries and Hamric's Hammers
« Reply #7 on: 22 December 2023, 16:30:01 »
Nice work! :)

 

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