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Title: Name that Lance....... Suggestions Requested
Post by: Hellraiser on 15 October 2018, 21:59:51
Hello All, 

I'm looking for an alternative name for a lance in my force.

Now here is the catch..... I don't want to use Assault or Fire or Command.

The lance looks like this.

Marauder-3D   (CO)
LongBow-7Q
Stalker-3F
Awesome-8Q


Currently I'm debating 2 different options,  neither of which is thrilling me.
Dragoon ...   From SLDF standard.
Siege  ...   Because the lance just looks like it it can lay siege to your base.

That said I'm curious if anyone else out there has some creative alternate options that jump out at me.

Title: Re: Name that Lance....... Suggestions Requested
Post by: Hellraiser on 15 October 2018, 22:03:53
And for a 2nd request for a different lance.

What would you classify the following as?


Victor-9B
GrassHopper-5H
Wolverine-6M
Hatchetman-3F


I'm torn between,  Attack, Battle, & Cavalry at the moment with Battle feeling the most appropriate.

Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Name that Lance....... Suggestions Requested
Post by: ThePW on 15 October 2018, 22:56:53
You could call your 1st lance a 'Siege Lance' internally, but every OPFOR you'd face would still identify your lance as a Fire or Assault Lance.

your 2nd lance would most likely be called a Battle Lance (as most of it's weapons are 9 hex or less, it's speed is typical 4/6, all are Jump-capable, etc.)
Title: Re: Name that Lance....... Suggestions Requested
Post by: Natasha Kerensky on 16 October 2018, 01:06:40
Heavy Fire Lance or Heavy Battle Lance or Heavy Combat Lance or Heavy Support Lance or Longfire Lance for the first?

Shock Lance or Close Assault Lance for the second?

This may be helpful:

https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=42548.0 (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=42548.0)
Title: Re: Name that Lance....... Suggestions Requested
Post by: Frabby on 16 October 2018, 01:43:15
Standoff Lance and Brawl Lance, respectively?
Title: Re: Name that Lance....... Suggestions Requested
Post by: Sharkapult on 16 October 2018, 05:49:33
Claymore for the first
Rapier or Spada for the second.
One is big heart and unwieldy but hurts like hell
Second dances and maneuvers carefully into a killing blow.
Title: Re: Name that Lance....... Suggestions Requested
Post by: Colt Ward on 16 October 2018, 11:21:42
What?  No Stompy McStompStomp Robot Lance?

Yeah, I agree with ThePW that its going to be labeled a assault or fire support lance by any opfor . . . but if you are looking for internal names, how about the Steamrollers?
Title: Re: Name that Lance....... Suggestions Requested
Post by: Elmoth on 16 October 2018, 12:23:54
1. Barrage lance. it is a firepower kind of lance, long range and with serious hurt being dished out.
2. Brawler lance. Short ranged, dirty, jumpy, beat them up & in your face kind of mechs.

Title: Re: Name that Lance....... Suggestions Requested
Post by: Tai Dai Cultist on 16 October 2018, 12:34:43
There's the old standby's from the 1980's era phone book source books:

(Insert Color Here) Lance

and the ever popular

(Insert Family Name Here)'s Lance
Title: Re: Name that Lance....... Suggestions Requested
Post by: truetanker on 16 October 2018, 15:04:28
What about Triple-A: Anti-Aero Assaults followed by The Happy Pogo-sticks?

TT
Title: Re: Name that Lance....... Suggestions Requested
Post by: Boomer8 on 16 October 2018, 15:25:23
No, no, no.
The first lance is Boomer Lance.
The second is Basher Lance.
Done.
Title: Re: Name that Lance....... Suggestions Requested
Post by: Minemech on 16 October 2018, 15:46:34
Hello All, 

I'm looking for an alternative name for a lance in my force.

Now here is the catch..... I don't want to use Assault or Fire or Command.

The lance looks like this.

Marauder-3D   (CO)
LongBow-7Q
Stalker-3F
Awesome-8Q


Currently I'm debating 2 different options,  neither of which is thrilling me.
Dragoon ...   From SLDF standard.
Siege  ...   Because the lance just looks like it it can lay siege to your base.

That said I'm curious if anyone else out there has some creative alternate options that jump out at me.
Comet lance. It seems slow, but it moves at a fairly consistent pace before disappearing from sight. It is also quite bright, and shiny.
Title: Re: Name that Lance....... Suggestions Requested
Post by: Daryk on 16 October 2018, 17:47:18
I'd call the second one "Hammer" lance, and the first "Anvil".
Title: Re: Name that Lance....... Suggestions Requested
Post by: RoundTop on 16 October 2018, 18:05:22
1st one: Storm lance (with that amount of LRMs and PPCs, you have thunder and lightning)
2nd one: Squall lance (it hit hard, but doesn't last long)
Title: Re: Name that Lance....... Suggestions Requested
Post by: Fat Guy on 16 October 2018, 18:45:56
Bombardment Lance for the first.

Close Assault Lance for the second.
Title: Re: Name that Lance....... Suggestions Requested
Post by: Atarlost on 18 October 2018, 18:22:41
Rook and Knight.  If you get a light lance you can call it Bishop.  Infantry is, of course, Pawn.  If you have proper artillery it's Queen and your dropship is King. 
Title: Re: Name that Lance....... Suggestions Requested
Post by: Colt Ward on 19 October 2018, 10:11:04
Artillery is King son

(https://img0.etsystatic.com/005/0/7057982/il_570xN.393595204_qy7o.jpg)
Title: Re: Name that Lance....... Suggestions Requested
Post by: Elmoth on 19 October 2018, 11:05:13
Rook and Knight.  If you get a light lance you can call it Bishop.  Infantry is, of course, Pawn.  If you have proper artillery it's Queen and your dropship is King.

Nice! I like that. Will suggest it for naming the vehicle Lance's of our RPG
Title: Re: Name that Lance....... Suggestions Requested
Post by: Atarlost on 19 October 2018, 18:06:53
Artillery is King son

(https://img0.etsystatic.com/005/0/7057982/il_570xN.393595204_qy7o.jpg)

In chess, the queen is king. 
Title: Re: Name that Lance....... Suggestions Requested
Post by: Hellraiser on 19 October 2018, 22:45:41
1. Barrage lance. it is a firepower kind of lance, long range and with serious hurt being dished out.
2. Brawler lance. Short ranged, dirty, jumpy, beat them up & in your face kind of mechs.


Barrage is in contention now, I like that one.


Brawler was one of my early ideas for the 2nd lance but I was looking for something else
Title: Re: Name that Lance....... Suggestions Requested
Post by: Hellraiser on 19 October 2018, 22:47:02
Bombardment Lance for the first.

Close Assault Lance for the second.

I like Bombardment,  I'm actually twisting that one to just Bombard & debating that one & Barrage above.

Title: Re: Name that Lance....... Suggestions Requested
Post by: truetanker on 19 October 2018, 23:41:00
Why not call it Bombarage?

 ;D

TT
Title: Re: Name that Lance....... Suggestions Requested
Post by: Major Headcase on 20 October 2018, 03:58:26
What?  No Stompy McStompStomp Robot Lance?

Yeah, I agree with ThePW that its going to be labeled a assault or fire support lance by any opfor . . . but if you are looking for internal names, how about the Steamrollers?

I totally vote Stompy McStompstomp Robot Lance!!! 😍

Or, maybe: Shield-breaker Lance for the first, and Overrun Lance for the second??
Title: Re: Name that Lance....... Suggestions Requested
Post by: Nastyogre on 21 October 2018, 13:06:32
I always liked what I saw in the modules. Phonetic Alphabet. A weight designation, lance type.

Alpha Fire.

Bravo Heavy Scout

Charlie Medium Striker. 

I do like the older IS approach of using the name of the lance commander "Coleman's Fire Lance"

Title: Re: Name that Lance....... Suggestions Requested
Post by: Hellraiser on 21 October 2018, 16:48:02
I always liked what I saw in the modules. Phonetic Alphabet. A weight designation, lance type.

Alpha Fire.

Bravo Heavy Scout

Charlie Medium Striker. 


This is sort of where I'm going with this but I was trying not to duplicate the same "type" of unit.

8 of my 10 lances are named already:
Assault
Command
Fire
Heavy
Medium
Pursuit
Recon
Striker

The remaining 2 are those above that I'm looking for alternatives to.
Title: Re: Name that Lance....... Suggestions Requested
Post by: Nastyogre on 22 October 2018, 10:52:21

This is sort of where I'm going with this but I was trying not to duplicate the same "type" of unit.

8 of my 10 lances are named already:
Assault
Command
Fire
Heavy
Medium
Pursuit
Recon
Striker

The remaining 2 are those above that I'm looking for alternatives to.

You could use the Support name for another "Fire" lance.
Cavalry for a fast flexible lance (literally meant to plug your holes that open)
I've always like "Battle" or "Trooper" for a basic fighting lance.
Light is open if you have that. It might be a slower light lance. Think things like Valks, Panthers etc.

Other way to go is dispense with the type designations for the last two. Those are "Named" Make them particularly flashy, dynamic. Maybe even mismatched. A mech unlikely to be seen in that faction. Maybe an Age of War model, or a Star League refit.

Suggestions
Bryant's Brawlers
Curtiss' Cuthroats
Langston's Lancers
Paul's Pillager Lance

Don't have to be all rhymey and full off alliteration. (Repeating the consonant sound) or assonance (repeating the vowel sound)

Call them "The Thugs"
"Puppy Huggles" with whacky color schemes and a penchant for kicking in cockpits. Commanded by a loyal but utterly psychopathic relative of the battalion commander.

Have fun and don't sweat it too much.

 

Title: Re: Name that Lance....... Suggestions Requested
Post by: mbear on 12 November 2018, 10:15:22
Hellraiser's Happy Heavies
Title: Re: Name that Lance....... Suggestions Requested
Post by: Scotty on 12 November 2018, 10:43:32

This is sort of where I'm going with this but I was trying not to duplicate the same "type" of unit.

The name isn't going to change what's in the Lance or how it's used, is it?

I tend to name my lances for what company they're in, with each company being a different letter of the NATO phonetic alphabet, and each battalion made up of three companies of adjacent letters.  If the 2nd company of the 3rd battalion is made up of a Striker, Recon, and Pursuit Lance, they'd be Hotel Striker, Hotel Recon, and Hotel Pursuit.  If there are multiple of the same kind of Lance in a Company, they get a numeral designation: Foxtrot One Fire, Foxtrot Two Fire, etc.

Keeps things nice and distinct.
Title: Re: Name that Lance....... Suggestions Requested
Post by: Warren Okuma on 14 March 2019, 01:40:37
The first I would call it Equites.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equites

The second Kheshig

https://www.warriorsandlegends.com/mongol-warriors/mongol-kheshig/