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Re: 'Mech of the Week: Warlord
« Reply #60 on: 19 September 2019, 15:28:53 »
I ended up making my own ...

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Re: 'Mech of the Week: Warlord
« Reply #61 on: 19 September 2019, 16:43:07 »
Totally agree. It's what put me off when i got the miniature, also it's too BIG.  Its scale it huge for normal one.  The original Thunderbolt IIC mini (not new variant that came out) suffers from exactly the same issue, it's too bloody big/outscale.

Yeah, the Warlord was one of the worst offenders in IWM's "Scale?  What's that?" phase.

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Re: 'Mech of the Week: Warlord
« Reply #62 on: 19 September 2019, 17:43:05 »
The -2XC looks really weird, until you realize it's going all in on the Remote Sensor game. Between the Bloodhound, C3i, Command Console, and the free ton of Comm Gear all mechs get, the Warlord can monitor the feeds of twelve remote sensors at the same time, regardless of wether said Remotes came from itself or laid by someone else. That can be a huge advantage in double-blind games, or large campaigns where you want to keep an eye on huge tracts of land(actual land) even when you don't have any patrols in the area.
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Re: 'Mech of the Week: Warlord
« Reply #63 on: 19 September 2019, 17:56:40 »
The 2XC is a defiantly a command and/or intel mech. Considering it's from XTRO: Phantoms, it makes sense the mech is loaded with ways to flush out hidden units.

.. and I know I will never pull the trigger on the idea but if I would to use a Zeus X4 as a base to bash a Warlord, what would you suggest for the arms?
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Re: 'Mech of the Week: Warlord
« Reply #64 on: 19 September 2019, 18:26:06 »
Arms from a MW:DA Panther are just about perfect.
* No, FASA wasn't big on errata - ColBosch
* The Housebook series is from the 80's and is the foundation of Btech, the 80's heart wrapped in heavy metal that beats to this day - Sigma
* To sum it up: FASAnomics: By Cthulhu, for Cthulhu - Moonsword
* Because Battletech is a conspiracy by Habsburg & Bourbon pretenders - MadCapellan
* The Hellbringer is cool, either way. It's not cool because it's bad, it's cool because it's bad with balls - Nightsky
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Re: 'Mech of the Week: Warlord
« Reply #65 on: 19 September 2019, 19:41:14 »
Arms from a MW:DA Panther are just about perfect.
Wouldn't have thought of that, thanks.
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Re: 'Mech of the Week: Warlord
« Reply #66 on: 20 September 2019, 10:19:57 »
Quick questions about the C3i on the -2XC, it's just there to allow for monitoring of the remote sensors, right? Between the C3i and Command Console, this thing can monitor 7 sensor feeds.  Also, don't mechs have a couple tons of "communications equipment" that are built into the cockpit?
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Re: 'Mech of the Week: Warlord
« Reply #67 on: 20 September 2019, 10:21:18 »
Quick questions about the C3i on the -2XC, it's just there to allow for monitoring of the remote sensors, right? Between the C3i and Command Console, this thing can monitor 7 sensor feeds.  Also, don't mechs have a couple tons of "communications equipment" that are built into the cockpit?

The -2XC looks really weird, until you realize it's going all in on the Remote Sensor game. Between the Bloodhound, C3i, Command Console, and the free ton of Comm Gear all mechs get, the Warlord can monitor the feeds of twelve remote sensors at the same time, regardless of wether said Remotes came from itself or laid by someone else. That can be a huge advantage in double-blind games, or large campaigns where you want to keep an eye on huge tracts of land(actual land) even when you don't have any patrols in the area.
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