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Mech rivalries
« on: 13 January 2014, 03:39:10 »
There are always those two mechs that end up fighting each other more than once, like Timberwolf and Summoner, or Battlemaster and rifleman, or Griffin and Shadow Hawk. What two mechs do you think make great rivals on the battlefield?
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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #1 on: 13 January 2014, 04:01:42 »
Archers vs Warhammers.

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« Reply #2 on: 13 January 2014, 04:07:21 »
Mad Cat versus Vulture

Mad Cat versus Mad Cat Mk IV (Just ask Anastasia Kerensky about that one)

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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #3 on: 13 January 2014, 05:43:00 »
Here's another one I've encountered; Penetrator versus Falconer. I've discovered that asking which is better is a good way to start a war.
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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #4 on: 13 January 2014, 06:27:43 »
Archers vs Warhammers.
That was my first thought, too.  In the first (3025 era) game I ever played, my buddy had a lance with two archers and two warhammers.  I decided to go with a "Heavy cav" lance with two trebuchets and two ostrocs.

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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #5 on: 13 January 2014, 06:57:16 »
Here's another one I've encountered; Penetrator versus Falconer. I've discovered that asking which is better is a good way to start a war.

That is actually how the FedCom Civil War started. Katherine was pro-Falconer and it all went downhill from there.

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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #6 on: 13 January 2014, 07:54:09 »
Well, there always is the Shadow Hawk vs. Wolverine vs. Griffin Debate.

I personally prefer the Wolverine myself  O0

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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #7 on: 13 January 2014, 10:46:14 »
Behemoth vs. Blood Asp
That's a ton of weaponry flying around!
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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #8 on: 13 January 2014, 11:43:34 »
The Thug vs. Warhammer is one mentioned in the fluff for the Warhammer.

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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #9 on: 13 January 2014, 13:22:23 »
Wasp vs Stinger :D

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« Reply #10 on: 13 January 2014, 13:45:18 »
Marauder/Warhammer
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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #11 on: 13 January 2014, 14:14:25 »
There are always those two mechs that end up fighting each other more than once, like Timberwolf and Summoner, or Battlemaster and rifleman, or Griffin and Shadow Hawk. What two mechs do you think make great rivals on the battlefield?

 Battlemaster vs. Rifleman? Pfffff. Never seen that one. You'd expect the Rifleman pilot to have some sense and go back to shooting birds.

 
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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #12 on: 13 January 2014, 14:17:39 »
Panther vs. Wight.

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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #13 on: 13 January 2014, 14:28:47 »
Here's some of mine:
Kit Fox vs Centurion
Dragon vs Centurion
Timber Wolf vs Atlas

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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #14 on: 13 January 2014, 14:38:42 »
Panther vs. Wight.

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Pretty one-sided for a rivalry. :-P
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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #15 on: 13 January 2014, 23:37:31 »
Battlemaster vs. Rifleman? Pfffff. Never seen that one. You'd expect the Rifleman pilot to have some sense and go back to shooting birds.
My buddy has been using one that I gave him to get him in the game. He's gotten quite lucky with it in the past. Twice we've fought, each time one of us comes left victorious, either by his mech shutting down right in front of my Battlemaster, or the Battlemaster has a different pilot because of faction affiliation and was green, and got smacked around. It's odd I know, but it's what I got from it.
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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #16 on: 13 January 2014, 23:45:19 »
Victor vs Hatamato Chi (Or any Hatamato)  Likely happened a few times. 

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« Reply #17 on: 13 January 2014, 23:50:08 »
Vindicator vs. Enforcer

A classic rivalry.

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« Reply #18 on: 13 January 2014, 23:54:35 »
Wolfhound vs Panther

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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #19 on: 14 January 2014, 00:11:42 »
Wolfhound vs Jenner
Orion vs Zeus

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« Reply #20 on: 14 January 2014, 00:56:51 »
Thunderbolt vs other 3025 heavy 'Mechs

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« Reply #21 on: 14 January 2014, 01:15:38 »
There's also the all-time classic Panther-Valkyrie matchup, or the Jenner-Wolfhound fights.

Also considering how prevalent they apparently are in the early sourcebooks, Archer-versus-Archer probably happened a lot, as well as Stinger-Wasp-Locust battles in pretty much any manner you like.  Two hundred thousand Stingers and even more Wasps than that...

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« Reply #22 on: 14 January 2014, 01:25:54 »
Battleaxe vs. Warhammer. That one's explicitly canonical, if pretty one sided.
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« Reply #23 on: 14 January 2014, 01:32:18 »
UrbanMech vs Locust.  Not as one sided as one would think.   

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« Reply #24 on: 14 January 2014, 02:13:05 »
Hammerhands vs Battleaxe with nether surviving the Warhammer.

3025 Dragon vs 3025 Zeus; while never written in the fluff, I always thought it was odd both mechs shared a similar weapons profiles (AC/5s, LRMs, Lasers) The Zeus has more firepower and armor but the Dragon has speed while both serve as proud symbols of their great house military power.

Centurion vs Dragon; same reasons as above.

3025 Commando vs Panther vs Valkyrie, above.

 
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« Reply #25 on: 14 January 2014, 03:32:48 »
Thunderbolt vs other 3025 heavy 'Mechs

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« Reply #26 on: 14 January 2014, 04:04:06 »
Stalker vs Awesome

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« Reply #27 on: 14 January 2014, 04:21:20 »
Because nobody likes the Thud.

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« Reply #28 on: 14 January 2014, 04:25:28 »
My favourite 3025 mech.
Favorite among players yet passed by almost every writer as a ride for the main character.
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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #29 on: 14 January 2014, 06:02:55 »
Favorite among players yet passed by almost every writer as a ride for the main character.
There were a couple of notable Thunderbolt pilots: Patrick Kell and Maeve Wolf were both featured in novels. Also Hans Vordel, who is not a main character, but appears in the novels as well.

But I see your point. And it is of note that the Thunderbolt is indeed often absent in the old (unseen heavy) books not just as a hero Mech but also as opposition.

 

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