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Police/Security Indi or Battlemechs
« on: 11 February 2018, 20:09:11 »
Since its spread out across several sources, I was wondering if anyone had a list of Battlemechs or IndiMechs specifically in use as police or security equipment- like the Quasit or Peacemaker.  Looking for what might have been pressed into service in the Dark Ages but is otherwise not considered a battle-worthy mech.
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Re: Police/Security Indi or Battlemechs
« Reply #1 on: 11 February 2018, 23:39:36 »
Wasn't the Marshall supposed to be designed for that role?
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Re: Police/Security Indi or Battlemechs
« Reply #2 on: 12 February 2018, 00:08:26 »
The Copper is pretty much purpose-designed for a Patlabor/BattleTech crossover campaign.

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Re: Police/Security Indi or Battlemechs
« Reply #3 on: 12 February 2018, 00:39:49 »
Marshall is a full on battlemech designed for the New Colonies region IIRC . . . designed to fight pirates and invaders IIRC (badly, IMO but . . . ).

Security equipment would have AP weapons- flamers, fluid guns, MGs, SRMs.  SRMs to fire tear gas missiles and fluid guns for all the different ammo options that can be used for crowd control.  Some will also have mech tasers to shut down vehicles either escaping a perimeter or trying to crash into/through the perimeter.  Might be the same reason for mechs to have TSEMP.
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Re: Police/Security Indi or Battlemechs
« Reply #4 on: 12 February 2018, 22:04:46 »
The Cattlemaster (Hunter) could work, and there is the Inquisitor and Inquisitor II. Unfortunately the Inquisitor has not been stated out .
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Re: Police/Security Indi or Battlemechs
« Reply #5 on: 12 February 2018, 22:43:34 »
Yeah, I have ER Dark Age . . . unfortunately its hard to figure out what might be on the first Inquisitor since the II has some advanced weapon options- LAC, TSEMP and BAP are what comes to mind.
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Re: Police/Security Indi or Battlemechs
« Reply #6 on: 13 February 2018, 13:22:37 »
I'm looking through TRO:Prototypes and came across a few designs labeled SecurityMech.
First up is the PTN-2M Patron PatrolMech (pg.94-95), according to the fluff, it's aimed at the same market as the Copper.
Next is the SDT-1A Spindrift Aquatic SecurityMech (pg.98-99)
Followed by ARB-001 Arbiter SecurityMech (pg.100-101), I don't think this is what you're looking for but it has Security in the name so I threw it in.
I have a fetish for Blazers so this next one is in my strike zone. MN2-A Sarissa SecurityMech (pg.112-113) It's more a mech labeled as Security, but it has a Blazer so all is forgiven.
Honorable mention is the TBT-K7R Trebuchet (pg.114-115) it has a Taser(Battlemech) and a Chain Whip, it's dubbed the RepoMech in the fluff.
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Re: Police/Security Indi or Battlemechs
« Reply #7 on: 13 February 2018, 13:46:16 »
I would say the Firestarter, But I don't think it was built for security work.   It does an excellent job though.

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Re: Police/Security Indi or Battlemechs
« Reply #8 on: 13 February 2018, 14:33:22 »
There's also the unstatted GS-54 Guard, mentioned in TRO: Vehicle Annex (upgrade) and seen in action in the BattleCorps story "Feather vs. Mountain."  A 15-ton quad with two machine guns, it's described as a low-budget Capellan aesthetic nightmare, but does boast above average mobility. 

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Re: Police/Security Indi or Battlemechs
« Reply #9 on: 13 February 2018, 15:48:17 »
The Copper is pretty much purpose-designed for a Patlabor/BattleTech crossover campaign.

I have a pair of Coppers painted up to look like Ingrams.
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Re: Police/Security Indi or Battlemechs
« Reply #10 on: 13 February 2018, 17:48:09 »
Patron 2 is a good catch, I had missed that . . . I did a equipment search on MM and looked through ER Dark Ages, TP Irian, and ER3145 to see what was on the Indi list but I figured I missed some so I wanted a open call.
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Re: Police/Security Indi or Battlemechs
« Reply #11 on: 14 February 2018, 02:31:45 »
Marshall is a full on battlemech designed for the New Colonies region IIRC . . . designed to fight pirates and invaders IIRC (badly, IMO but . . . ).

From Sarna.net, quoting the TRO:
"...created the Colonial Marshals to police this area and protect its citizens. Even with the spirit of cooperation, the most that could be provided to the Colonial Marshals were older BattleMechs in various states of disrepair. To remedy the problem, Taurus Territorial Industries was commissioned by Protector Jeffrey Calderon to build the Marshal, which would see service in both the Colonial Marshals and the Taurian Defense Force."

So, yeah, a full-on Battlemech designed for policing, albeit, a special type of policing.  More of a SWAT 'Mech than a normal police 'Mech, but still a police 'Mech.
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Re: Police/Security Indi or Battlemechs
« Reply #12 on: 14 February 2018, 02:35:09 »
Are there official rules for nonlethal machine gun rounds?
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Re: Police/Security Indi or Battlemechs
« Reply #13 on: 14 February 2018, 05:36:01 »
Well, page 176 in the AToW Companion does have rubber bullets...

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Re: Police/Security Indi or Battlemechs
« Reply #14 on: 14 February 2018, 10:01:12 »
Are there official rules for nonlethal machine gun rounds?

I think the nearest entry is on page 203 of Historical: Reunification War.

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Some equipment used by the military and police forces of the Inner Sphere is designed to combat mobs.
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Some weapons are designed for managing crowds in a non-lethal manner. In BattleTech terms, such casualties are indistinguishable from conventional losses, but in a roleplay or campaign setting it may be more productive to incapacitate rather than kill the mob.
The following weapons are considered non-lethal:
List of weapons and ammunition for ATOW.

I boldfaced that line about casualties being indistinguishable.

 

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