Author Topic: Varangian Guard- A MW5 Narrative unit  (Read 621 times)

Colt Ward

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Varangian Guard- A MW5 Narrative unit
« on: 05 April 2024, 20:44:32 »
I came up with this for a MW5 play-through with a few substitutions- like how can you be Davion affiliated without picking up a Valkyrie?  I also mistakenly thought the PC's name was just Mason and so based on how the campaign ends and the original unit logo I thought of a appropriate last name that IMO plays on his father's origin.  Then I hand-waved it, you would have to change your name as well if you were trying to sneak out from a blockade like the one at the start.

Here is a TO&E over the years, I will go back and edit but for now I am just putting in the mechs with the occasional name.  If anyone uses them as a OpFor, I look forward to hearing how it goes!


3017
Horsemen- Leopard class
Captain Mason Reiter
     Centurion 9-A (rear ML pulled for more armor)

     Dervish 6M (1 ton SRM pulled for more armor chest/arms)

     Javelin 10N
Lt
     Jenner 7-D

2 platoons heavy infantry for security


3020
Horsemen- Leopard class
Captain Mason Reiter
     Centurion 9-A (rear ML pulled for more armor)
SPA- Sandblaster/LRMs
     Dervish 6M (1 ton SRM pulled for more armor chest/arms)
Patricio Hennessey
     Shadow Hawk 2K
Lt
     Phoenix 1 (half MG removed for head & chest armor)

2 platoons heavy infantry for security

cargo DS transported

     Vindicator 1R

     Panther 8R

     Valkyrie

     Locust


3025
tbd- Jumbo class
Captain Mason Reiter
     Orion 1-K
Patricio Hennessey
     Warhammer 6D

     Centurion 9-A (mod)
SPA-Sandblaster/LRMs
     Archer 2S
Quan Shenzeng
     Vindicator 1R

     Panther 8R

Strike Lance
Horsemen- Leopard class

     Dervish 6M (mod)

     Shadow Hawk 2K

     Phoenix Hawk 1 (mod)

     Valkyrie


Recon Lance (on Jumbo)
Commando
Firestater
Jenner
Locust

Pre Operation Rat (June 3028)

Post Operation Rat ()
tbd- Jumbo class
Command Lance
Captain Mason Reiter
     Orion 1-K
SPA- Sandblaster/LRMs
     Archer 2S
Miasto Stabjorn, former Crater Cobra- AC specialist
     Cataphract 1X

     Vindicator 1R

Heavy Lance
LT Milla Serena (former Crucis Lancer MW), energy weapon specialist
     Zeus 6S
Patricio Hennessey
     Warhammer 6D

Centurion 9-A (mod)

Valkyrie

Strike Lance
Horsemen- Leopard class
Wolverine 6R
Shadow Hawk 2K
Dervish 6M
Phoenix Hawk 1 (mod)

Recon Lance (on Jumbo too)
Jenner 7-F
Firestarter
Javelin 10N


3030
tbd- Jumbo class
Command Lance
Captain Mason Reiter
     Orion 1-K
SPA- Sandblaster/LRMs
     Archer 2S
Miasto Stabjorn, former Crater Cobra- AC specialist
     Cataphract 1X

     Marauder 3D

Heavy Lance
LT Milla Serena (former Crucis Lancer MW), energy weapon specialist
     Zeus 6S
Patricio Hennessey
     Warhammer 6D

Centurion 9-A (mod)

Warhammer 6R

Strike Lance
Horsemen- Leopard class
Cronus 3M
Shadow Hawk 2K
Dervish 6M
Phoenix Hawk 1 (mod)

Lance
Vindicator 1R
Valkyrie


Recon Lance (on Jumbo too)
Jenner 7-F
Firestarter
Javelin 10N
« Last Edit: 05 April 2024, 20:47:48 by Colt Ward »
Colt Ward
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Re: Varangian Guard- A MW5 Narrative unit
« Reply #1 on: 14 April 2024, 19:36:02 »

interesting force
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Re: Varangian Guard- A MW5 Narrative unit
« Reply #2 on: 15 April 2024, 19:06:06 »
Interesting indeed... :)

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Re: Varangian Guard- A MW5 Narrative unit
« Reply #3 on: 15 April 2024, 22:18:36 »
interesting force

Interesting indeed... :)

MW5 offers some interesting options and only on Ronin War and the last bit of the narrative campaign arc do you get "only bring assaults" . . . I was happy to get War of 3039 which chopped the dropped lance weight target back down to 250-350.

Yeah, I subbed in a Cronus as a 'bought' replacement for the lost Wolverine and will be using a Merlin in a 3040s force.

I figured you played through- why NOT build them as a table top merc force.  I keep a set of non-canon mercs as options to be for or against along with individual MWs that could randomly be hired.
Colt Ward
Clan Invasion Backer #149, Leviathans #104

"We come in peace, please ignore the bloodstains."

"Greetings, Mechwarrior. You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the Frontier against Daoshen and the Capellan armada."

 

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