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Re: Talk to me about the Nightstar
« Reply #30 on: 15 May 2018, 06:35:27 »
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Re: Talk to me about the Nightstar
« Reply #31 on: 15 May 2018, 07:20:15 »
I like to think of it as an official, bigger version of the Marauder, ...

IIRC, there was a line of 'Mechs that were designed as partners or family members to the Marauder. I think the Nightstar and Maelstrom were two of them. Though I could be wrong.

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Re: Talk to me about the Nightstar
« Reply #32 on: 15 May 2018, 07:37:30 »
IIRC, there was a line of 'Mechs that were designed as partners or family members to the Marauder. I think the Nightstar and Maelstrom were two of them. Though I could be wrong.
Your not, there was fluff in the original 3058 where it talked about being the last of Marauder series of Podwalkers. Upgrade still says it's related, but not as part of the series.

Quote from: TRO:3058 (original text)
The last of the Marauder series BattleMechs, the Nightstar was intended as a general support 'Mech for heavy companies. It's primary goal was to protect unit commanders piloting Marauders, who became targets for Amaris troops during early years of the Amaris Civil War.

If you look at the miniature itself, from above which impossible with the TRO picture that only shows from the ground looking up view, it's clearly a Marauder in main body.

Later in the Upgraded TRO, it expands the information but does drop mention of the Marauder series though it seems to just expand on the older book's info. 
It does again remind read that..
Quote from: TRO:3058 Upgrade
The Nightstar shares a number of design features with the Marauder...
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Re: Talk to me about the Nightstar
« Reply #33 on: 17 May 2018, 22:41:46 »
The basic 9J Nightstar confuses me, and has for years. Why? Because it doesn't need an XL engine. Had it gone with endo steel instead, it could have run with a standard fusion engine, and only sacrificed a ton of ammo and three of its heat sinks which, really, it doesn't actually need.

You can almost replicate it using a Hauptmann.

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Re: Talk to me about the Nightstar
« Reply #34 on: 17 May 2018, 23:34:25 »
You can almost replicate it using a Hauptmann.

Oh yeah, that's why I love that mech :)
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Re: Talk to me about the Nightstar
« Reply #35 on: 18 May 2018, 07:34:34 »
Operational Turning Points: Falcon Incursion has a custom Nightstar used by Shelly Brubaker. It's basically a mixed tech version that replaces weapons with Clan equivalents. Each arm mounts a Clan Gauss Rifle and Large Pulse Laser, and the right torso has a Clan Large Pulse Laser. An ER Small Laser is in the head. Each gauss rifle has three tons of ammo.

Looks like armor, heat sinks, etc. remain the same. Given the increased range of the Clan LPL, this thing would be a beast.

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Re: Talk to me about the Nightstar
« Reply #36 on: 18 May 2018, 07:48:25 »
Operational Turning Points: Falcon Incursion has a custom Nightstar used by Shelly Brubaker. It's basically a mixed tech version that replaces weapons with Clan equivalents. Each arm mounts a Clan Gauss Rifle and Large Pulse Laser, and the right torso has a Clan Large Pulse Laser. An ER Small Laser is in the head. Each gauss rifle has three tons of ammo.

Looks like armor, heat sinks, etc. remain the same. Given the increased range of the Clan LPL, this thing would be a beast.
I take it that didn't make the cut to be a hero mech on MWO because it had mix clan-innersphere weapons? I noticed just i've gotten to play more regularly that technologies aren't mixed.
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Re: Talk to me about the Nightstar
« Reply #37 on: 18 May 2018, 12:54:05 »
Operational Turning Points: Falcon Incursion has a custom Nightstar used by Shelly Brubaker. It's basically a mixed tech version that replaces weapons with Clan equivalents. Each arm mounts a Clan Gauss Rifle and Large Pulse Laser, and the right torso has a Clan Large Pulse Laser. An ER Small Laser is in the head. Each gauss rifle has three tons of ammo.

Looks like armor, heat sinks, etc. remain the same. Given the increased range of the Clan LPL, this thing would be a beast.

Assuming it dropped the MPLs and ER PPC, that would give it 17 tons, so drop a ton of Gauss ammo and it fits.

Sounds like a beast.

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