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Re: Your favorite dueling Light Mech
« Reply #60 on: 08 February 2019, 12:42:15 »
I mean, if custom is allowed I rip out the PPC for a large pulse. Suddenly that movement modifier isn’t so hard a hurdle to get past.

While I don’t think speed is normally critical, I’ve had success bringing heavy armor and weapons with lights.

Which is now worse to face lights . . . you have a 10 hex range, so I can be faster to keep out of range, and peck away.
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Re: Your favorite dueling Light Mech
« Reply #61 on: 08 February 2019, 12:54:21 »
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Re: Your favorite dueling Light Mech
« Reply #62 on: 08 February 2019, 13:55:37 »
Which is now worse to face lights . . . you have a 10 hex range, so I can be faster to keep out of range, and peck away.

How big is this arena? I don’t remember a lot of Solaris arenas providing much in the way of long range engagement. A missile duel doesn’t sell tickets or some such attitude.

I took a look at a few arena maps. Basically, the Steiner Stadium is open but only like 20x30 hexes or so. So there is room to run but not much range. All the rest are too convoluted, too wooded, or too hilly to provide LOS farther than 10 hexes.

On a huge or infinite plain, yeah that Panther is gonna suffer

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Re: Your favorite dueling Light Mech
« Reply #63 on: 08 February 2019, 14:14:35 »
Also comes down to the range brackets, the LPL is 3/7/10 . . . which means you are getting 1 point less damage with the same TH numbers at 4-7 and 8-10 hexes as the weapon you are replacing.

Against some of the better mechs that are being mentioned?  The Stealth Spector (Stealth offsets that -2TH), Havoc (4 ERML), Cougar D (8 hex short range & 1 pt more damage than the LPL), Wolfhounds (ERLL/ERPPC see range comments above), Kurita's Rokuwhatever (halves damage and spits back as much plus melee), and the crazy guy using a Hollander.

I think the Panther is outmatched in 3140s in light duels.  I still think its a valid unit on the battlefield however.
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Re: Your favorite dueling Light Mech
« Reply #64 on: 08 February 2019, 16:37:40 »
LPL isn't really a weapon I would put on a Light mech.

Mediums maybe to hunt Lights.
Or a crit starved Assault to make Lights/Mediums think twice about backstabbing me.

But I don't really use the LPL on Lights or Heavies.   Its a niche weapon & I have uses for it, but on a Panther isn't one of them.
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Re: Your favorite dueling Light Mech
« Reply #65 on: 08 February 2019, 20:47:23 »
Even the older Wolfhounds have always been good dueling choices, considering they are one of the best lights out there.

That said, the Jaguar is among my favorite Light Mechs (And favorite quad mechs) due to dealing pretty consistent damage in the forward arc and having an ATM-6 on a 360 degree turret while still moving 8/12 and carrying full armor. I imagine it'd still perform very well in a duel, to boot.
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