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Nahuris

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Light Wheels
« on: 23 May 2014, 02:45:07 »
This is used as a support for infantry, scout, and city patrol vehicle.... the rockets are there to give it a punch, to cover it's own escape...... although a pack of these can cause havoc on the field.

Humvee Avenger

Mass: 5 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Motive Type: Wheeled
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Dark Ages
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E
Production Year: 3132
Cost: 89,260 C-Bills
Battle Value: 181

Power Plant:  25 Fusion Engine
Cruise Speed: 97.2 km/h
Flanking Speed: 151.2 km/h
Armor:  Heavy Ferro-Fibrous
Armament:
    2  Rocket Launcher 10s
    1  ER Small Laser
Manufacturer:
    Primary Factory:
Communications System:
Targeting and Tracking System:

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Equipment           Type                         Rating                   Mass 
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Internal Structure: Standard                       5 points                0.50
Engine:             Fusion Engine                 25                       1.00
    Cruise MP:  9
    Flank MP:   14
Heat Sinks:         Single Heat Sink             10                        0.00
Control Equipment:                                                         0.50
Lift Equipment:                                                            0.00
Turret:                                                                    0.50
Armor:              Heavy Ferro-Fibrous          AV -  19                  1.00

                                                      Armor     
                                                      Factor     
                                               Front     6         
                                          Left/Right    3/3         
                                              Turret     4         
                                                Rear     3         

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Equipment                                 Location    Heat     Spaces     Mass 
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ER Small Laser                               T         2         1         0.50
2 Rocket Launcher 10s                        T         6         2         1.00

BattleForce Statistics
MV      S (+0)  M (+2)  L (+4)  E (+6)   Wt.   Ov   Armor:      1    Points: 2
9          1       1       1       0      1     0   Structure:  0
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Nahuris
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Nahuris

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Re: Light Wheels
« Reply #1 on: 08 June 2014, 01:10:06 »
Had a recent game --- and 4 of these pulled down a heavy mech......

We had a battle, similar to the Star Wars, Battle of Hoth.... as in, 8000 BV2 of attackers coming in on a base with 2400 BV of defenders, but the defenders only had to buy time.... while evacuations were going on.
The attacking player chose an all mech force, and while he did finally breach the base.... all of the evacuation trucks, along with 1600 BV2 of the defenders managed to get off the map.

The play area was 4 by 6 feet, and the base was between the 3 and 4 foot area... but had to retreat of of their edge of the map. They had 32 trucks to get out.... could only send a d3+1 per turn, and the trucks were 4/6 movement. Plus, they had to go up hill for most of the trip off board, only hitting level area in the last 8 inches.... which slowed them down.

The defending player was very smart with deployment, using infantry, light vehicles and fast strike units to good effect.... and while the attacker was an experienced player... he had chosen primarily heavy, and slow medium mechs. Plus, the two players sharing his forces would not work together, while the 3 players on the other side were very supportive. Overall, though, the surprise of 4 small, 5 ton, vehicles pulling down an Avatar G, did kind of set the tone for the battle.

This battle also gave us the chance to try out some new trailer ideas, and also field a couple of "weapon carriers" - which I will post the stats to, later.

Has anyone else tried any light vehicles, like these?

Nahuris
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Re: Light Wheels
« Reply #2 on: 08 June 2014, 18:08:28 »
Yup.  The swarm of light units is a heck of a time sink unless you move them in groups, but the long range and high speed make things like this tough to fight.
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Re: Light Wheels
« Reply #3 on: 12 June 2014, 02:05:23 »
Whenever we field any number of these light vehicles, at 4 or more, we set them as a single unit, and move them at the same time.... they may split up, etc... but they count as one unit, and have to be moved all at the same time....
If they take losses, the remainder are still a single unit for all intents and purposes.... it allows games where you can have a battalion on each side. We designate specific lances, as a unit, and then, they always move at the same time.......

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