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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #30 on: 14 January 2014, 07:19:55 »
Goliath vs. Snowspeeder...particularly when they have those tow cables.

Seriously, though, Goliath vs. Valkyrie, given what happened to Cochrane's Goliaths.
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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #31 on: 14 January 2014, 09:46:02 »
Battleaxe vs. Warhammer. That one's explicitly canonical, if pretty one sided.

Along those lines, you also have the Dragon vs. the Shadowhawk and Quickdraw vs. Rifleman vs. JagerMech.
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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #32 on: 14 January 2014, 19:17:59 »
You know I am surprised that no one has mentioned the other hammer rivalry: the Hammer vs. the Valkyrie. The Hammer Light-mech was built by Free World Defense Industries on Gibson to compete against the Corean Enterprises' Valkyrie. And this one has a clear winner since the Hammer's production lines along with most of Gibson got glassed by the Regulans, and to my knowledge, no one has resurrected the Hammer.

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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #33 on: 15 January 2014, 13:01:25 »
This isn't a classis rivalry but as other people are sharing their own personal rivalries I'll share mine.

My friend Clint used to be a big awesome fan. Back in the day we played ... The only way you can have a mech is if you salvaged it or bought it with c-bills or traded for it. Well I got my hands on a Penetrator. His awesome was full of clan tech that we had salvaged...clan pulse lasers, targeting comp etc. The thing was a nasty beast.

 Well I kitted out my Penetrator with a few clan tech things I had salvaged. Just erppc's and some extra HS's.  Turned out that was just what I needed. I beat him 12 straight games headcapping him within the first 4 rounds.
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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #34 on: 15 January 2014, 13:11:10 »
You know I am surprised that no one has mentioned the other hammer rivalry: the Hammer vs. the Valkyrie. The Hammer Light-mech was built by Free World Defense Industries on Gibson to compete against the Corean Enterprises' Valkyrie. And this one has a clear winner since the Hammer's production lines along with most of Gibson got glassed by the Regulans, and to my knowledge, no one has resurrected the Hammer.

I don't reall see that as a rivalry, though.  The Hammer was never widely exported outside of the League, and the Valkyrie comprised a hefty percentage of the Davion light 'Mech forces for centuries.  Sure, Corean built it, but it was Corean on New Avalon, not Corean on Stewart, so as far as I'm aware, the two were never really placed in opposition to each other.
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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #35 on: 15 January 2014, 16:20:47 »
Pheonix Hawk (3025) vs Maruader (3025)

Throw in a crappy love story, tons of legal proceedures, and you have a great battle. LOL!!!
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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #36 on: 15 January 2014, 16:57:15 »
Jagermech vs Loki

And in my experience the Jagermech came out top more often.
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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #37 on: 16 January 2014, 02:59:49 »
Along those lines, you also have the Dragon vs. the Shadowhawk and Quickdraw vs. Rifleman vs. JagerMech.
The Jagermech vs Rifleman always made sense to me, the Quickdraw vs Rifleman fluff not so much.

You can kinda connect the dots on how the Shadowhawk inspired the Dragon (LRMs, AC5, Med Laser)
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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #38 on: 16 January 2014, 21:10:37 »
My favourite 3025 mech.

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I can remember taking on my mates TBolt waaay back in the day and being utterly torn to pieces.

During the Luthien campaign I am playing, we have seen a lot of Summoner vs Archer battles. The Draconis side has an elite Archer MechWarrior who sits back in cover and rains fire. I have a veteran Summoner MechWarrior who is tasked with jumping through all that terrain to get to him, stick within minimum range and give him hell.

Other than that, Cougar Primary vs Adder Primary. The Cougar has the same average damage potential, slightly better chance to hit with a wider spread of damage, slightly better heat control but slower. The Adder has that PPC knock out punch and targeting capability. Old faithful vs the stylish new upstart  ;D


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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #39 on: 17 January 2014, 00:43:33 »
Crusader vs Tbolt
Wight owns panther!!!
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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #40 on: 17 January 2014, 04:30:44 »
Wright owns panther!!!
You mean Wight?  Of course it does, it's a heavily upgraded Panther.

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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #41 on: 17 January 2014, 11:24:08 »
Wight is a cool mech
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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #42 on: 17 January 2014, 12:08:17 »
Even though it wastes too much tonnage on that compact engine.   ???
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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #43 on: 18 January 2014, 08:13:39 »
I once had a series of interesting battles between a Clan Warhawk/Masakari and a Templar
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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #44 on: 18 January 2014, 09:25:22 »
Stalker vs Awesome

Grasshopper vs Guillotine
Never did 'hopper versus Guillotine. Did do the'hopper versus a battlemaster. Didn't turn out well for the bmaster.

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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #45 on: 18 January 2014, 21:23:34 »
Archer vs Warhammer is my favorite. That was one my first battle ever in battletech.

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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #46 on: 18 January 2014, 21:44:43 »
Thunderbolt versus Loki.
Battlemaster vs zeus,or atlas.

Maruader vs Warhammer though takes the title.  my first game
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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #47 on: 19 January 2014, 03:11:46 »


Maruader vs Warhammer though takes the title.  my first game

I gotta agree with Marauder vs  Warhammer .

That's one of the all time classic fights .


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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #48 on: 19 January 2014, 04:29:17 »
Yen Lo Wang vs Legend Killer  8)

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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #49 on: 19 January 2014, 11:47:33 »
UrbanMech running vs. pavement hex.

Just legendary.

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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #50 on: 19 January 2014, 12:16:36 »
UrbanMech running vs. pavement hex.

Just legendary.

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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #51 on: 20 January 2014, 18:53:34 »
Grasshopper VS guillotine always comes out in a wash for me.  can go either way.  I do say the Srm 6 on the guillotine , does act as a good equalizer.  Now if its a 5n Hopper with the PPC, still equals out.

Shadowhawk VS wolverine .

Falconer VS Summoner.  its a jumping slug match.

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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #52 on: 20 January 2014, 21:48:07 »
Thunderbolt vs Crusader is the one I always think of.  It was one of the introductory fights in the 3rd edition book.

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Re: Mech rivalries
« Reply #53 on: 21 January 2014, 10:30:54 »
Never did 'hopper versus Guillotine. Did do the'hopper versus a battlemaster. Didn't turn out well for the bmaster.

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