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Re: The Wolf Skinners [3024]
« Reply #360 on: 31 May 2023, 19:12:18 »
Renzi's scouts happened upon the convoy halfway through their transit... the OLF is well over the horizon.  Plus, the vehicles left by the Star League were specifically designed to return the salt pan to its "natural" condition after landings, touch and go's, and take offs.  They can certainly handle a simple convoy of 'mechs and vehicles...  ^-^

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Re: The Wolf Skinners [3024]
« Reply #361 on: 01 June 2023, 20:05:02 »
and that was just pointing out that Smoke basicly considers everyone not part of the unit, until proven otherwise a possible threat...   
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Re: The Wolf Skinners [3024]
« Reply #362 on: 01 June 2023, 20:07:07 »
Smoke isn't wrong to feel that way.  Renzi has been helpful, but he's obviously keeping the Wolf Skinners at arm's length for now.

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Re: The Wolf Skinners [3024]
« Reply #363 on: 01 June 2023, 20:10:09 »
And that doesn't count the # of other parties on this wonderful planet
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Re: The Wolf Skinners [3024]
« Reply #364 on: 01 June 2023, 20:17:27 »
Very true... the base assumption is that they're ALL pirates.  Renzi is an exception in that he returned the Wolf Skinner's isolated personnel and some compensation for the rations he took.  Maybe it's just because he hasn't been on world long enough...  ^-^

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Re: The Wolf Skinners [3024]
« Reply #365 on: 03 June 2023, 12:02:28 »
Question, what is a ABT?  A character mentions it. 

Also, the former League dropship, Condottieri.  That's the name of the wreck ship, not class. (There one, but it's Dark Age Era)
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Re: The Wolf Skinners [3024]
« Reply #366 on: 03 June 2023, 12:41:52 »
Automatic Bus Transfer... it's a kind of switch.  It was explained by Petty Officer Penny Wirth up thread.

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Re: The Wolf Skinners [3024]
« Reply #367 on: 04 June 2023, 18:22:59 »
Very true... the base assumption is that they're ALL pirates.  Renzi is an exception in that he returned the Wolf Skinner's isolated personnel and some compensation for the rations he took.  Maybe it's just because he hasn't been on world long enough...  ^-^
And see Smoke wants to get the Jump on a Bushwacker before they pull on us.   
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Re: The Wolf Skinners [3024]
« Reply #368 on: 11 June 2023, 15:07:49 »
Lieutenant Maninder Ranjeet is about to join the unit as a PC!  He was the original Major Skinner's "lance commander" in the Command Lance (i.e., he did all the paperwork, the Major did all the Commanding).  He was following his father's footsteps into 'Mech engineering when he happened to cross paths with Anton Marik's "'Mechs for Loyalty" campaign.  The rest, as they say, is history...  ^-^

Stats are almost done, and will be posted when settled... soon, honest! :)

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Re: The Wolf Skinners [3024]
« Reply #369 on: 11 June 2023, 19:49:46 »
And here's Lieutenant Maninder Ranjeet!

Attributes: Mostly 4, but exceptions are WIL at 5 and EDG at 1.

Traits:
Rank 5 (Lieutenant)
Vehicle 4 (Medium 'Mech)
Equipped 4
Custom Vehicle 3 (CN9-AL with some Class B tweaks, still hammering those out)
Wealth 3 (minimum for White Collar)
Connections 3
Reputation 1
Dark Secret -1
Compulsion/Atrean Opponent -1
Bloodmark -1
Enemy -2

Skills (Gunner/Pilot 4/5):
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Protocol/FWL 6 (base 3)
Small Arms 4 (base 3)
Perception 4 (base 3)
Gunnery/'Mech 4 (base 4)
Computers 4 (base 5)
Administration 4 (base 4)
Martial Arts 3 (base 4)
Career/Soldier 3 (base 4)
Language/English 3 (base 5)
Technician/Mechanical 3 (base 6)
Piloting/'Mech 3 (base 5)
Demolitions 3 (base 6)
Technician/Nuclear 3 (base 6)
Technician/Electronic 3 (base 6)
Driving/Ground 3 (base 5)
Interest/Military History 3 (base 5)
Leadership 3 (base 5)
Swimming 2 (base 5)
Navigation/Ground 2 (base 5)
Tactics/Infantry 2 (base 7)
Interrogation 2 (base 7)
Sensor Operations 2 (base 6)
MedTech 2 (base 5)
Prestidigitation/Quickdraw 2 (base 5)
Melee Weapons 2 (base 5)
Appraisal 2 (base 6)
Survival/Desert 2 (base 7)
Interest/Regulan History 2 (base 6)
Career/Engineer 2 (base 5)
Technician/Weapon 2 (base 7)
Technician/Myomer 2 (base 7)
Interest/Weaponry 2 (base 6)
Negotiation 2 (base 6)
Career/Technician 1 (base 6)
Support Weapons 1 (base 6)
Acrobatics/Free Fall 1 (base 6)
Stealth 1 (base 7)
Training 1 (base 8)
Tracking/Wilds 1 (base 7)
Technician/Jet 1 (base 8)
Language/Hindi 1 (base 7)
Climbing 1 (base 6)
Tactics/Land 1 (base 8)
Disguise 1 (base 6)
Escape Artist 0 (base 9)
Security Systems/Mechanical 0 (base 9)
Archery 0 (base 7)
Art/Drawing 0 (base 8)

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Re: The Wolf Skinners [3024]
« Reply #370 on: 11 June 2023, 21:51:17 »
Technician/Nuclear = so they can build a bomb?
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Re: The Wolf Skinners [3024]
« Reply #371 on: 12 June 2023, 03:19:00 »
No... that skill allows you to fix fusion engines...  8)

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Re: The Wolf Skinners [3024]
« Reply #372 on: 12 June 2023, 04:52:11 »
shows what happens when u play many different games, you jump to the wrong answer..
 ;D ;D
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Re: The Wolf Skinners [3024]
« Reply #373 on: 17 June 2023, 11:49:05 »
Here's what SANSd20 settled on for the Centurion:
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Centurion CN9-AL Ranjeet

Mass: 50 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Introductory
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/X-E-D-D
Production Year: 2915
Dry Cost: 3,305,875 C-Bills
Total Cost: 3,365,875 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,057

Chassis: Unknown Standard
Power Plant: Unknown 200 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
Armament:
    1  Large Laser
    1  LRM-10
    2  Medium Lasers
    1  Small Laser
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                      83 points                5.00
Engine:             Fusion Engine                200                       8.50
    Walking MP: 4
    Running MP: 6
    Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             16                        6.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 4 RT, 2 LL, 2 RL
Gyro:               Standard                                               2.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 169                 11.00

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     16           23       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  9         
                                           L/R Torso     12           17       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  7         
                                             L/R Arm     8            16       
                                             L/R Leg     12           24       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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Medium Laser                                 CT        3         1         1.00
(R) Medium Laser                             CT        3         1         1.00
LRM-10                                       LT        4         2         5.00
Large Laser                                  RA        8         2         5.00
Small Laser                                  RA        1         1         0.50
@LRM-10 (12)                                 LT        -         1         1.00
Medium Laser                                 LT        3         1         1.00                                            Free Critical Slots: 31

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

Scope of Stock Refit:
Removal of AC/10 in RA: Class A (120 minutes)
Removal of 2 tons of AC/10 Ammo in RT: Class A (240 minutes)
Adding 2.5 tons of armor: Class A (this wastes 7 points of armor, and takes 33 x 5 = 165 minutes)
Adding Large Laser and Small Laser to RA: Class B (240 minutes)
Adding 3 (more) HS to RT: Class B (270 minutes)
Adding 2 HS to RL: Class C (180 minutes)
Moving 1 HS from LT to LL: Class C (180 minutes)
Adding 1 (more) HS to LL: Class C (90 minutes)
Total of 1,485 minutes, x5 for being Class C = 7,425 minutes in a Class C facility, or 3,712.5 if you were able to obtain a refit kit.

Scope of Alternate Refit:
Removal of AC/10 in RA: Class A (120 minutes)
Removal of 2 tons of AC/10 Ammo in RT: Class A (240 minutes)
Adding 2 tons of armor: Class A (32 x 5 = 160 minutes)
Adding Large Laser and Small Laser and HS to RA: Class B (330 minutes)
Adding 5 HS to the RT: Class B (450 minutes)
Total of 1,300 minutes x 3 for being Class B (no refit kit available) = 3,900 minutes

Potential Later Modifications:
Turning around Rear Firing Medium Laser: Class B (240 minutes, x 3 = 720 minutes)
Dropping 1 point of armor (to gain 0.5 ton): Class A (5 minutes, x2 = 10 minutes)
Adding a second Small Laser to the RA: Class B (120 minutes, x3 = 240 minutes)

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Re: The Wolf Skinners [3024]
« Reply #374 on: 17 June 2023, 19:12:18 »
So this isn't a bulit CN9-AL but a CN9-A converted to AL style mod.

Also are both CT ML facing forward? 
Turning around Rear Firing Medium Laser
and where did u get space for the LT ML, dropping a ton of LRM ammo?
and if so why is that not noted in the mod?

By the way welcome aboard from Smoke
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Re: The Wolf Skinners [3024]
« Reply #375 on: 17 June 2023, 20:04:49 »
I put it in the equipment table, but forgot to mention it in the summary.  Lt. Ranjeet gets to tweak his 'mech because he spent XP on a University education in Engineering.  If you want similar tweaks, you should hit him up!  Also, Major Skinner (the original one) approved doing the AL conversion in house because it was cheaper to do than doing it the "approved" way.  :)

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Re: The Wolf Skinners [3024]
« Reply #376 on: 17 June 2023, 20:06:03 »
Dang it, and I forgot to mention one of the MLs is still facing aft.  What I listed was the time and effort it would take to flip it around.  The good Lieutenant is more than happy to leave it as is, since he can get to 21 points of damage with lasers facing forward... :)

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Re: The Wolf Skinners [3024]
« Reply #377 on: 17 June 2023, 20:26:32 »
Any sane MechWarrior would want both big mediums facing forwards.  Rear ones are largely not as usable, since penalties aren't worth it being fire vs turn arm and fire.

Frankly, one guys in my RPG/Warchest group on a MegaMek campaign, get super disgruntle about rear firing anythings.
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Re: The Wolf Skinners [3024]
« Reply #378 on: 17 June 2023, 20:35:26 »
I put it in the equipment table, but forgot to mention it in the summary.  Lt. Ranjeet gets to tweak his 'mech because he spent XP on a University education in Engineering.  If you want similar tweaks, you should hit him up!  Also, Major Skinner (the original one) approved doing the AL conversion in house because it was cheaper to do than doing it the "approved" way.  :)
:D. bad plan to say that to Smoke  ::)
because I seriously would like drop the SRM4 and ammo, for 2 ML and this neat tech called a PPC Capacitor...  :o 8)
takes away that bomb in my torso.. and gives a bit of close in weapons
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Re: The Wolf Skinners [3024]
« Reply #379 on: 17 June 2023, 21:56:13 »
I don't think you want to find a PPC Capacitor on Astrokaszy... the only way that will happen is if it's being used against you...  ^-^

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Re: The Wolf Skinners [3024]
« Reply #380 on: 18 June 2023, 18:19:53 »
I don't think you want to find a PPC Capacitor on Astrokaszy... the only way that will happen is if it's being used against you...  ^-^
and given that if Lt. Ranjeet gets me one he has to Mad Scientist as it has not been Designed yet
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Re: The Wolf Skinners [3024]
« Reply #381 on: 18 June 2023, 18:24:38 »
Any sane MechWarrior would want both big mediums facing forwards. 

Hey now! No one said anything about Ranjeet being sane!  :D :o :drool: ;D
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Re: The Wolf Skinners [3024]
« Reply #382 on: 18 June 2023, 19:01:04 »
So, before I start posting, do we have a layout of the camp/base?
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Re: The Wolf Skinners [3024]
« Reply #383 on: 18 June 2023, 19:07:02 »
Hey now! No one said anything about Ranjeet being sane!  :D :o :drool: ;D
I'm not sure anyone pilots a Merc Battlemech is fully sane..  If we were we would sell the Mech and retire somewhere fun..   8)

By the way Ranjeet, what do u think about pulling the SRM4 and ammo for 2 ML and maybe a Flamer?
So, before I start posting, do we have a layout of the camp/base?
there are vague drawing better ones for the "hidden base"
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Re: The Wolf Skinners [3024]
« Reply #384 on: 18 June 2023, 19:10:02 »
Yes, I've mapped OLF Skinner, but not the Mondez's crash site.  I suppose I should do that... :)

And you could certainly have that engineering discussion in the IC thread... ;)

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Re: The Wolf Skinners [3024]
« Reply #385 on: 19 June 2023, 01:29:58 »
By the way Ranjeet, what do u think about pulling the SRM4 and ammo for 2 ML and maybe a Flamer?

? On what?
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Re: The Wolf Skinners [3024]
« Reply #386 on: 19 June 2023, 01:32:34 »
Smoke drives a Panther. :)

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Re: The Wolf Skinners [3024]
« Reply #387 on: 19 June 2023, 02:00:21 »
Ah, ok. I see that now. What I don't see is what model.
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Re: The Wolf Skinners [3024]
« Reply #388 on: 19 June 2023, 03:49:22 »
It's a stock one at the moment (PPC and SRM-4).

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Re: The Wolf Skinners [3024]
« Reply #389 on: 19 June 2023, 07:13:51 »
Ahem...

There are two stock models Daryk.

PNT-8Z
PNT-9R

Ones older SL-tech, the other cobbled together DC-tech.

Both have same weapons, just different electronics.

As it was the -8Z had it's Tronel LL replaced by the Lords Light PPC when redesigned. All -8Zs got upgraded.

So, fluff wise, it could be an ancient -8Z more so than a -9R.

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