Author Topic: Euchre ECR-1X, the bargain Blackjack!  (Read 225 times)

Hazard Pay

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Euchre ECR-1X, the bargain Blackjack!
« on: 14 May 2024, 18:51:48 »
Inspired by the mention of a slimmed down Backjack in the Advocator thread

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Euchre ECR-1X

Mass: 40 tons
Chassis: Standard Biped
Power Plant: 160 Fusion
Cruising Speed: 43.2 kph
Maximum Speed: 64.8 kph
Jump Jets: Standard
     Jump Capacity: 120 meters
Armor: Standard
Armament:
     2 Medium Laser
     2 AC/2
Manufacturer: Unknown
     Primary Factory: Unknown
Communication System: Unknown
Targeting & Tracking System: Unknown
Introduction Year: 3021
Tech Rating/Availability: D/X-E-D-D
Cost: 2,698,733 C-bills

Type: Euchre ECR-1X
Technology Base: Inner Sphere (Introductory)
Tonnage: 40
Battle Value: 800

Equipment                                          Mass
Internal Structure                                    4
Engine                        160 Fusion              6
Walking MP: 4
Running MP: 6
Jumping MP: 4
Heat Sink                     10                      0
Gyro                                                  2
Cockpit                                               3
Armor Factor                  128                     8

                          Internal   Armor   
                          Structure  Value   
     Head                    3         9     
     Center Torso            12        18   
     Center Torso (rear)               5     
     R/L Torso               10        15   
     R/L Torso (rear)                  4     
     R/L Arm                 6         11   
     R/L Leg                 10        18   


Right Arm Actuators: Shoulder, Upper Arm
Left Arm Actuators: Shoulder, Upper Arm

Weapons
and Ammo              Location  Critical   Heat    Tonnage
2 Jump Jet               LL        2        -       1.0   
2 Heat Sink              CT        2        -       2.0   
2 Heat Sink              RT        2        -       2.0   
Medium Laser             RT        1        3       1.0   
AC/2 Ammo (45)           RT        1        -       1.0   
AC/2                     LA        1        1       6.0   
Medium Laser             LT        1        3       1.0   
2 Jump Jet               RL        2        -       1.0   
AC/2                     RA        1        1       6.0   



Originally it was going to be called the Club, but one of the designers thought they were talking about Blackjack the Card Game, and used their own favorite game as the name. It won over the committee and so they ran with it.

Giovanni Blasini

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Re: Euchre ECR-1X, the bargain Blackjack!
« Reply #1 on: 14 May 2024, 18:53:43 »
Wow, that does actually work pretty well, even with the loss of the two lasers.
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Daryk

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Re: Euchre ECR-1X, the bargain Blackjack!
« Reply #2 on: 14 May 2024, 19:25:30 »
That's pretty much what I was thinking, thanks! :)

Cipher

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Re: Euchre ECR-1X, the bargain Blackjack!
« Reply #3 on: 16 May 2024, 07:35:25 »
Nice! You can run and fire all of the guns without worry, and jumping is heat neutral with the lasers.
A pair of Vindicators(or the Advocator)+Whitworth+this would be a nice poor man's medium lance

Honestly, I was surprised with how few 'Mechs actually use the 160 and 120 fusion engines, even if they do restrict speed and mass a lot.

« Last Edit: 16 May 2024, 08:04:32 by Cipher »

Sabelkatten

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Re: Euchre ECR-1X, the bargain Blackjack!
« Reply #4 on: 17 May 2024, 07:17:39 »
Nice! You can run and fire all of the guns without worry, and jumping is heat neutral with the lasers.
A pair of Vindicators(or the Advocator)+Whitworth+this would be a nice poor man's medium lance

Honestly, I was surprised with how few 'Mechs actually use the 160 and 120 fusion engines, even if they do restrict speed and mass a lot.
The only problem with those engines are that the practical tonnage/speed combos are usually significantly inferior to something heavier/faster without bringing much in the way of cost savings.

E.g. 40 tons 4/6/4 instead of 5/8/5 gains 3 tons of payload (23 instead of 20 w/o armor) for a very significant reduction in mobility. 45 tons 4/6/4 instead of 40 tons adds 3.5 tons (26.5 instead of 23 w/o armor) for ~15% higher cost. There are similar problems with the 120 SFE.

 

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