Author Topic: Quickdraw Armor Package challenge  (Read 210 times)

DevianID

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Quickdraw Armor Package challenge
« on: 11 May 2024, 01:50:07 »
Howdy all.  Was fooling around with mechs, as we do, and got to thinking that while the 55 ton 5/8/5 might be the most efficient for total tonnage, the quickdraw does have 1 advantage: more maximum armor.  So whats everyone's take on a quickdraw with 200 armor?  My sample below swaps the LRM10 for a rocket launcher 10 to keep the visual (I put it on the wrong side, oops), but uses those 5.5 tons to add 2 more heat sinks and armor up to 200.  Id love to see other people's take on a 3025 quickdraw that justifies its existence over the 5/8/5 55 ton designs.

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 Quickdraw 
 3025 IS Heavy

Original:  https://battletech.doknet.hu/mechfactory_frame.php?call=displaymech&id=-2

Source: My Own Custom /
Type/Model: Quickdraw 
Tech: Inner Sphere / 3025
Config: Biped BattleMech
Rules: Level 2, Standard design

Mass: 60 tons
Chassis:
Power Plant: 300 Fusion
Walking Speed: 54.0 km/h
Running Speed: 86.4 km/h
Jump Jets: 5 Standard Jump Jet
Jump Capacity: 150 meters
Jump Jet Manufacturer:
Armor Type:  Standard
Armament:
 1 SRM 4
 1 Medium Laser
 1 Medium Laser
 1 Medium Laser
 1 Rocket Launcher 10 (OS)
 1 Medium Laser
Manufacturer:
 Location:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

   
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Type/Model:  Quickdraw 
Mass: 60 tons

Equipment:                                 Crits    Mass
Int. Struct.:  99 pts Standard               0      6.00
Engine:        300 Fusion                    6     19.00
   Walking MP:   5
   Running MP:   8
   Jumping MP:   5
Heat Sinks:     14 Single                    2      4.00
 (Heat Sink Loc.: 1 LL,1 RL)
Gyro:                                        4      3.00
Cockpit, Life Supt., Sensors:                5      3.00
L: Sh+UA+LA+H    R: Sh+UA+LA+H               8      0.00
Armor Factor:  200 Standard                  0     12.50

                          Internal    Armor
                          Structure   Value
   Head:                      3          9
   Center Torso:             20         30
   Center Torso (Rear):                  9
   L/R Side Torso:           14      23/23
   L/R Side Torso (Rear):              5/5
   L/R Arm:                  10      20/20
   L/R Leg:                  14      28/28
 
Weapons and Equipment    Loc  Heat  Ammo   Crits     Mass
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1 SRM 4                  CT       3   25      2      3.00
   (Ammo Locations: 1 RT)
1 Medium Laser           LA       3           1      1.00
1 Medium Laser           LT(R)    3           1      1.00
1 Medium Laser           RA       3           1      1.00
1 Rocket Launcher 10 (OS)RT       3           1      0.50
1 Medium Laser           RT(R)    3           1      1.00
5 Standard Jump Jets:    -        0           5      5.00
   (Jump Jet Loc: 1 CT,2 LT,2 RT)
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TOTALS:                          18           5     12.50
Crits and Tons Left:                         33             
 
Calculated Factors
Total Cost:        5,362,560 C-Bill
Battle Value (BV1):1169
Battle Value (BV2):1343  /[code]

Dakkath

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Re: Quickdraw Armor Package challenge
« Reply #1 on: 11 May 2024, 02:27:41 »
5/8/0 60-tonners can mount the same equipment payload as a 55-tonner but with an additional ton of max armor. So anything not mounting jump jets can be used as a base.
Guns may be a right, but kneecaps are a privilege.

Daryk

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Re: Quickdraw Armor Package challenge
« Reply #2 on: 11 May 2024, 06:09:05 »
An AC/20 will fit, if you leave off the jump jets... ;)

Speedbump

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Re: Quickdraw Armor Package challenge
« Reply #3 on: 17 May 2024, 14:39:19 »
My take is a "what could have been" of the 5A variant, pulling both the LRMs and the rear lasers for armour, more forward facing lasers and one extra heat sink. I imagine that in universe someone influencial on the project insisted that the rear lasers had to had to stay:
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Quickdraw QKD-5N

Mass: 60 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Age of War/Star League
Tech Rating/Era Availability: D/C-E-D-D
Production Year: 3002
Dry Cost: 5,328,560 C-Bills
Total Cost: 5,355,560 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,336

Chassis: Unknown Standard
Power Plant: Unknown 300 Fusion Engine
Walking Speed: 54.0 km/h
Maximum Speed: 86.4 km/h
Jump Jets: Unknown
    Jump Capacity: 150 meters
Armor: Unknown Standard Armor
Armament:
    3  Medium Lasers
    1  SRM-4
    3  Small Lasers
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                      99 points                6.00
Engine:             Fusion Engine                300                      19.00
    Walking MP: 5
    Running MP: 8
    Jumping MP: 5 Standard
    Jump Jet Locations: 1 CT, 2 LT, 2 RT                                   5.00
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             14                        4.00
    Heat Sink Locations: 1 LL, 1 RL
Gyro:               Standard                                               3.00
Cockpit:            Standard                                               3.00
    Actuators:      L: SH+UA+LA+H    R: SH+UA+LA+H
Armor:              Standard Armor               AV - 200                 12.50

                                                      Internal       Armor     
                                                      Structure      Factor     
                                                Head     3            9         
                                        Center Torso     20           30       
                                 Center Torso (rear)                  9         
                                           L/R Torso     14           22       
                                    L/R Torso (rear)                  6         
                                             L/R Arm     10           20       
                                             L/R Leg     14           28       

================================================================================
Equipment                                 Location    Heat    Critical    Mass 
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SRM-4                                        CT        3         1         2.00
3 Small Lasers                               RT        3         3         1.50
Medium Laser                                 LT        3         1         1.00
Medium Laser                                 RA        3         1         1.00
Medium Laser                                 LA        3         1         1.00
@SRM-4 (25)                                  RT        -         1         1.00
                                            Free Critical Slots: 32

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      7    Points: 13
5j         3       2       0       0      3     1   Structure:  5
Special Abilities: SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA

DevianID

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Re: Quickdraw Armor Package challenge
« Reply #4 on: 19 May 2024, 21:34:06 »
The rear lasers are a tricky one for sure, and the design is definitely better off without them.  I think your dropping of the rear lasers and adding a collection of small lasers is a good idea, heck I would even go as far as turning the added LT medium laser to more small lasers.  5 small lasers in place of the LRM10, 2 arm mounted mediums, and the CT SRM4 is quite a bit of backstabbing, plus maximum armor!