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Re: Mech of the Week: Turkina
« Reply #150 on: 08 September 2023, 17:28:10 »
The Iron Cheetah or my Blood Asp would want a word or two with you;)

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I'm planning on taking a Turkina M out for a match soon (largely because it's cheap) and wondered if anyone had any experience with it.  The firepower is obviously quite anaemic for a 95 ton clan assault mech, but it's got great range and I will be playing it in a large enough game that it will be rolling alongside a couple of Dire Wolves who can deliver the big hits.

I'm thinking it can provide AA cover and long ranged crit seeking for the star whilst still being a big, scary, difficult to kill chassis.

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Re: Mech of the Week: Turkina
« Reply #151 on: 09 September 2023, 01:29:32 »
the M seems designed to turn the map into a parking lot for a vehicle company.  I don't specifically recall using it, but it has a lot of the things I like (batteries of small LBX weapons, ERLLs, being a Nova Cat 'Mech), so I must've used it sometime, I just have no memory of it.  It's not well-armed, but I guess it can critseek (though 2 cERLLs aren't exactly something to sneeze at) from long range while hoping for a golden BB to torch ammo or a pilot.  That's my .002 C-Bills, at least.
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Re: Mech of the Week: Turkina
« Reply #152 on: 14 September 2023, 16:52:28 »
the M seems designed to turn the map into a parking lot for a vehicle company.  I don't specifically recall using it, but it has a lot of the things I like (batteries of small LBX weapons, ERLLs, being a Nova Cat 'Mech), so I must've used it sometime, I just have no memory of it.  It's not well-armed, but I guess it can critseek (though 2 cERLLs aren't exactly something to sneeze at) from long range while hoping for a golden BB to torch ammo or a pilot.  That's my .002 C-Bills, at least.

Or you use the . . . damn, I always get the rule name mixed up . . . whatever rule where you can call upper/lower or left/right, take a TH penalty and then sandblast away.  Some opponents, blow the armor off the legs and then pelting them is sufficient while others you can put the pilot through a blender.  Of course, small LBX shine more when you are working as a team and someone else already blew open holes in the armor- go for that open side torso with a IS XL or 1/3 slots are ammo . . . or a gauss rifle is present.
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Re: Mech of the Week: Turkina
« Reply #153 on: 14 September 2023, 17:46:44 »
Or it’s designed for anti aircraft use.  Between ASF and the increasing use of VTOLs, that’s a role the Falcons need a lot more these days than they used to.
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Re: Mech of the Week: Turkina
« Reply #154 on: 15 September 2023, 00:31:13 »
It could also shepherd lighter 'mechs, using its range and assault status to goad enemies into trying to shred its rather thick armor--basically acting as a distraction Carnifex so that the lighter 'mechs can get into range, find a good angle, and stay un-shot as long as possible.  Honestly, the Turkina M is a schoolyard bully: it does mean things to vehicles, VTOLs, and aerospace, never likes to get in a fair fight, and shouts, "Even if I don't have much firepower, I'm still a 95-ton Clan Omni, neeeeerrrd!"
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Re: Mech of the Week: Turkina
« Reply #155 on: 10 April 2024, 16:53:54 »
What a great article overall.

Regarding Turkina production in the Clan Homeworlds, I re-reviewed all references to Ironhold in both the War of Reaving and the WoR Supplement. While it is true that Ironhold falls under the category of Clan worlds not listed on pages 248-249 and are considered "untenable and abandoned", there's no specific mentions that Ironhold's environment or all of its production sites were damaged or destroyed.

The Turkina was produced at Complex Beta on Ironhold and, unlike other OmniMechs made on Ironhold, is not mentioned as a "discarded tool of war" on page 17 of the Supplement. The Black Lanner, Cougar, Fire Falcon, Hellbringer, and Night Gyr are all specifically named as mechs that were being "phased out" of production due to destruction of facilities or component availability. But the Turkina is specifically not mentioned despite its only production site being on Ironhold.

It is very plausible that either the Turkina is being manufactured on another planet or there's still some limited production going on at Ironhold Complex Beta.

The Society was using this facility by 3072 to make the Turkina before they were wiped out by Coyote forces in 3077. That's where we get the Turkina Z. I'd like to think that the Homeworld Clans still use the Turkina Z, as they've accepted iATM technology and even the Septicemia into their Taumans.

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Re: Mech of the Week: Turkina
« Reply #156 on: 12 April 2024, 09:53:14 »
The Homeworld Clans conquer the Inner Sphere in 3200 by spamming Turkina and Savage Coyote Z configurations with all iATM loadouts, possibly with liberal use of the inferno missiles :evil:
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Re: Mech of the Week: Turkina
« Reply #157 on: 03 May 2024, 16:12:30 »
I just got a Turkina miniature today with the Clan Heavy Battle Star force pack.  Admittedly I got the force pack mainly because of the Kingfisher and Ebon Jaguar :D  But the sculpt is gorgeous, a huge upgrade from the past!  The front torso profile reminds me a lot of a Galaxy-class star ship from Star Trek.

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Re: Mech of the Week: Turkina
« Reply #158 on: 17 May 2024, 10:48:38 »
I just got a Turkina miniature today with the Clan Heavy Battle Star force pack.  Admittedly I got the force pack mainly because of the Kingfisher and Ebon Jaguar :D  But the sculpt is gorgeous, a huge upgrade from the past!  The front torso profile reminds me a lot of a Galaxy-class star ship from Star Trek.

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...with the pilot sitting in Ten-Forward. OK, that's funny.

I, too, have one of these on my workbench at the moment, getting a brown/grey camo pattern, but I really wish I'd thought to go with pale grey with Federation markings now.  :grin:
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Re: Mech of the Week: Turkina
« Reply #159 on: 18 May 2024, 14:29:24 »
...with the pilot sitting in Ten-Forward. OK, that's funny.

I, too, have one of these on my workbench at the moment, getting a brown/grey camo pattern, but I really wish I'd thought to go with pale grey with Federation markings now.  :grin:
  so...next purchase then?
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