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Re: Vehicle(s) of the Week: Demolisher And Friends
« Reply #60 on: 07 February 2013, 21:50:17 »
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« Reply #61 on: 07 February 2013, 21:52:18 »
It was easy! We just found these guys in a bar that worked for a local show called...Mythbusters, was it?...and got them drunk enough to take a bet.
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Re: Vehicle(s) of the Week: Demolisher And Friends
« Reply #62 on: 07 February 2013, 22:28:19 »

And to expand on the topic: besides other Demolishers, what is your favorite teammate for a Demolisher.

And you can vary the answer by:

Demolishers in city defense
Demolishers in non-urban terrain in a defensive mode
Demolishers on the offense in either mode.
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You want to charge my firesupport?  Yes, go right ahead.  Say hello to their friend with the AC20s while you're over there.  It's also fun with 3 gauss demolishers and one regular one.  Or three LRM Carriers and an SRM Carrier.
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Re: Vehicle(s) of the Week: Demolisher And Friends
« Reply #63 on: 07 February 2013, 22:46:43 »
You want to charge my firesupport?  Yes, go right ahead.  Say hello to their friend with the AC20s while you're over there.  It's also fun with 3 gauss demolishers and one regular one.  Or three LRM Carriers and an SRM Carrier.

Demolisher babysitters, they charge by the hour.

In a city defense, for standard technology play, SRM carriers seem to form a nice one two punch with standard Demolishers.  2 AC/20's followed by 10 SRM'6's..you might get a critical or two out of that.

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Re: Vehicle(s) of the Week: Demolisher And Friends
« Reply #64 on: 07 February 2013, 22:55:34 »
I'd go for a lance of two Demolishers, one SRM Carrier, and 1 LRM Carrier. Demos take point and open holes, SRM Carrier fills 'em, and the LRM carrier hangs back a street and pours down indirect fire. Fun for the whole family!
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Re: Vehicle(s) of the Week: Demolisher And Friends
« Reply #65 on: 07 February 2013, 23:07:17 »
I'd go for a lance of two Demolishers, one SRM Carrier, and 1 LRM Carrier. Demos take point and open holes, SRM Carrier fills 'em, and the LRM carrier hangs back a street and pours down indirect fire. Fun for the whole family!


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Re: Vehicle(s) of the Week: Demolisher And Friends
« Reply #66 on: 08 February 2013, 00:39:54 »
Demolisher II, Demolisher II, Alacorn, Ontos.

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Re: Vehicle(s) of the Week: Demolisher And Friends
« Reply #67 on: 08 February 2013, 01:08:42 »
Sort of wish the Feddies had put some RAC/5s instead of the 20s.
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Re: Vehicle(s) of the Week: Demolisher And Friends
« Reply #68 on: 08 February 2013, 01:11:32 »
Sort of wish the Feddies had put some RAC/5s instead of the 20s.

That is a Pike variant, IIRC.
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Re: Vehicle(s) of the Week: Demolisher And Friends
« Reply #69 on: 08 February 2013, 02:08:32 »
That is a Pike variant, IIRC.
The Pike RAC variant carries RAC/2s, and being 60 tons, can't really compare to a Demolisher. The Partisan does however have a version that carries a pair of RAC/5s with a pair of LB-2s, and another variant that carries four RAC/2s.

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« Reply #70 on: 08 February 2013, 07:00:00 »
The Ajax A might be more your speed if you like RAC-5s aplenty...
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« Reply #71 on: 08 February 2013, 13:21:19 »
It also carries my own imagined minimum requirement of sixty shots per gun. I really don't like the designs that have a RAC as the main weapon and I have to watch my ammo.

Anyway what they really should do is take an LRM Carrier or SRM Carrier and strips the launchers off of it and replace them with RACs and call it the RACarrier 8)

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« Reply #72 on: 08 February 2013, 14:32:46 »
 :( groan  :(

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Re: Vehicle(s) of the Week: Demolisher And Friends
« Reply #73 on: 08 February 2013, 15:44:00 »

Anyway what they really should do is take an [size=78%]LRM Carrier [/size][size=78%] or[/size][size=78%] SRM Carrier [/size][size=78%] and strips the launchers off of it and replace them with RACs and call it the [/size][size=78%]RACarrier [/size] 8)

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Actually, my thought was that it should be a RAC-AC-AC-ACCarrier to get across the true multi-shot nature of the beastie
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Re: Vehicle(s) of the Week: Demolisher And Friends
« Reply #74 on: 08 February 2013, 19:50:56 »
It also carries my own imagined minimum requirement of sixty shots per gun. I really don't like the designs that have a RAC as the main weapon and I have to watch my ammo.

Anyway what they really should do is take an LRM Carrier or SRM Carrier and strips the launchers off of it and replace them with RACs and call it the RACarrier 8)

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60 points average damage, compared to 80 for the SRM carrier... Of course it only gets enough ammo for a grand total of 4 salvos at full RoF!

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Re: Vehicle(s) of the Week: Demolisher And Friends
« Reply #75 on: 08 February 2013, 19:54:37 »
I could see a Demolisher rigged with a RAC to replace one of its guns, but would anyone use it?

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Re: Vehicle(s) of the Week: Demolisher And Friends
« Reply #76 on: 08 February 2013, 21:03:55 »
I could see a Demolisher rigged with a RAC to replace one of its guns, but would anyone use it?

I would, in a heartbeat. I ginned up a "salvage-expedient field re-fit" Demolisher with a RAC-5 replacing one gun and used it in a pickup game on my kitchen table a few years ago. It was great fun but I don't recall too many details since the beer and pretzels ratio may have been a little heavy on the beer that night.
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Re: Vehicle(s) of the Week: Demolisher And Friends
« Reply #77 on: 09 February 2013, 00:04:45 »
I could see a Demolisher rigged with a RAC to replace one of its guns, but would anyone use it?

I'd take a Gauss Demo with one of the rifles swapped for a Silver Bullet version though. Or maybe just twin Silver Bullet gauss. Mixed into lances of regular gauss Demos, it would be like having a bunch of LB-15x that reaches out a hex even further than the LB-5x

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Re: Vehicle(s) of the Week: Demolisher And Friends
« Reply #78 on: 09 February 2013, 00:10:52 »
So like the latest-model Challenger?
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Re: Vehicle(s) of the Week: Demolisher And Friends
« Reply #79 on: 09 February 2013, 00:22:26 »
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Re: Vehicle(s) of the Week: Demolisher And Friends
« Reply #80 on: 09 February 2013, 00:34:00 »
So like the latest-model Challenger?

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« Reply #81 on: 09 February 2013, 00:44:05 »
I've seen videos of soliders drifting MBTs around on ice. Funny stuff. ;D
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Re: Vehicle(s) of the Week: Demolisher And Friends
« Reply #82 on: 09 February 2013, 02:49:05 »
I've seen videos of soliders drifting MBTs around on ice. Funny stuff. ;D

I love the one of the Swedish Leo 2 crew doing donuts on ice and through snowdrifts. Circle of death! Circle of death!

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Re: Vehicle(s) of the Week: Demolisher And Friends
« Reply #83 on: 09 February 2013, 03:14:25 »
Lets hope that Hellbie's lack at taking tanks ice skating is better then his luck with dice

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« Reply #84 on: 09 February 2013, 06:00:46 »
The Russians in WWII had books on how much weight certain thicknesses of ice could take so they knew if they could cross a frozen lake or not. A recent Valentine wreck was recovered from a lake because they judged wrong. I imagine that if it came to Hellbie and taking a tank across ice, a similar fate would befall said tank.

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« Reply #85 on: 09 February 2013, 12:54:31 »
Lets hope that Hellbie's lack at taking tanks ice skating is better then his luck with dice
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Re: Vehicle(s) of the Week: Demolisher And Friends
« Reply #86 on: 15 February 2013, 22:01:56 »



You know that looks a bit like a Scorpion tank.

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Re: Vehicle(s) of the Week: Demolisher And Friends
« Reply #87 on: 15 November 2018, 20:58:28 »
I loved that moment. ;D

I'm playing the IS, and my Clan opponent races a Fire Falcon around a mountain, only to run face-to-face with a pair of Demolishers. He's carrying Elementals, so he figures that between those and his speed mods, he might actually survive this salvo (BMR rules at the time).

All four AC/20s hit, and all four strike a different limb, bypassing the ablative toads completely. We're left with a legeless and armless Fire Falcon, that can do nothing more for he rest of the game, but do an impression of a beached fish. It was awesome. ;D

My other favorite use for a Demolisher is as a Protomech hunter. Many of those buggers have to close to intro-tech ranges to fight, so you're hardly at a range disadvantage. Load your tanks up with precision ammo, and charge a pair straight at a suitable proto point. With your ammo negating much of the movement mods, you can easily afford to split your shots, and wipe out the better part of a full Point in a single salvo. >:D

Thanks for the suggestion RE: Proto hunting!

As a horses and spirits collector am I correct in assuming that the C variant would be used in an offensive front line role?

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« Reply #88 on: 15 November 2018, 21:06:42 »
What did they say in the Horse or Spirit threads?
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Re: Vehicle(s) of the Week: Demolisher And Friends
« Reply #89 on: 16 November 2018, 17:31:44 »
Hmm, I'm bringing Demolishers for my next game now.

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