Author Topic: Upgrade kits & shops  (Read 159 times)

Colt Ward

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Upgrade kits & shops
« on: 14 June 2018, 17:49:48 »
I have been a fan of the idea of the major merc worlds offering either DIY kits for common mechs or upgrades- something like the 3050 being kits shipped units.  Or refit shops where you can look at the menu and have the shop upgrade from one variant to another (Yeah *looks at menu board behind the counter at Mek MakeOver* I will take a order of Warhammer 7A, hold the machine guns.) while you are on world either hunting for a contract or rebuilding your command.

Each approach has its own advantage- kits could be ordered and shipped to a location.  The upgrade shops are less likely to botch parts of the conversion, be faster due to standardizing, and cut costs due to the two previous points.

But aside from the 3050 kits . . . what else would be out there?

I thought of this while reading about some of the Thunderbolt variants that were lost during the Succession Wars and thinking about the Royals.  I mean I would prefer a Thunderbolt 5L over a -7M . . . maybe a -5LS loadout if it had DHS instead.  Or I might prefer the Marauder 2R to some of the 5 series models if I was a merc who was finally able to scrape together the funds to upgrade.
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Re: Upgrade kits & shops
« Reply #1 on: 14 June 2018, 19:29:52 »
This might seem like an odd one, but I'd expect to see a standard refit kit to swap in an AC/5 in place of the heavy rifle on the Arbiter.
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Re: Upgrade kits & shops
« Reply #2 on: 14 June 2018, 21:50:13 »
Source books talk about this on outreach.

Swapping in DSHS and LBX / GR into most mechs are no brainers.
Is their a difficulty reduction for going between published variants vs a custom design?

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Re: Upgrade kits & shops
« Reply #3 on: 14 June 2018, 23:48:51 »
by the jihad i'd imagine that there would be kits to convert some designs to their Star league counterparts.. like going from a WHM-6R to a WHM-6Rb (DHS, artemis, and Ferro-fib) or a MAD-3R to a MAD-2R (DHS, CASE, Ferro-Fib, ERPPC's)

also, i'd imagine that there would be standardized kits for converting a mech to a Command Console by way of pulling some less needed weapons/equipment or replacing it with lighter stuff.