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Empyrus

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Centurion Battle Armor for the Marians
« on: 18 February 2023, 21:42:55 »
Since there's so many Centurion-named things already, i felt there should be a BA with that name. And the name implies Marian connection, so it became a suit for them.

While the Marians get a variety of suits already, i figured they could do with their own homegrown medium suit.
For simplicity, ground mover with 3MP though mobility is augmented with Magnetic Clamps. Standard armor at 8 points, nice balance between mass and durability and being a common threshold against Inner Sphere weapons.
The right arm has a vibroclaw in shape of a gladius, APWM, and 2-tube rocket launcher as a legionnaire's javelins. The left carries a "shield", except it is a gun and the gun is a Magshot.
Finally, because i had mass left over and ancient centurions were commanders, a TAG felt like a nice addition, letting this suit direct things. In this case, probably firepower from the Testudo Siege Tank, which mounts Arrow IV launcher.

Now, if only i had some art that matches how i imagine this thing :/

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Centurion [Marian]
Type: Centurion
Manufacturer: Unknown
    Primary Factory: Unknown

Tech Base: Inner Sphere (Standard)
Chassis Type:  Biped
Weight Class: Medium
Maximum Weight: 1,000 kg
Battle Value: 394
Swarm/Leg Attack/Mechanized/AP: Yes/Yes/Yes/Yes
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Equipment                                     Slots      Mass
Chassis:                                               175 kg
Motive System:                                               
     Ground MP:          3                              80 kg
     Jump MP:            0                               0 kg
Manipulators:                                                 
    Left Arm:            None                            0 kg
    Right Arm:           Vibro-Claw                     50 kg
Armor:                   Standard (Basic)       0      400 kg
    Armor Value:         9 (Trooper)                         

                                         Slots           
Weapons and Equipment         Location (Capacity)   Mass 
Gauss Rifle                   Left Arm     3       175 kg
Anti Personnel Weapon Mount   Right Arm     1        5 kg 
Magnetic Clamps                 Body       2       30 kg 
Rocket Launcher 2             Right Arm     2       50 kg 
TAG                             Body       1       35 kg 
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Centurion [Marian]
Base Tech Level: Standard (IS)
Level          Era
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Experimental    - 
Advanced        - 
Standard      3145+
Tech Rating: E/X-X-X-E

BV: 394
Cost: 2,255,400 C-bills

Movement: 3/3

Internal: 5
Armor: 40 BA Standard (Basic)
           Internal  Armor   
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Trooper 1         1      8   
Trooper 2         1      8   
Trooper 3         1      8   
Trooper 4         1      8   
Trooper 5         1      8   

Weapons                              Loc   Heat 
-------------------------------------------------
Swarm Mek                           Squad    0   
Attack Swarmed Mek                  Squad    0   
Stop Swarm Attack                   Squad    0   
Leg Attack                          Squad    0   
Gauss Rifle [Magshot] (Left arm)    Squad    0   
Auto-Rifle (Modern, Generic) (APM)  Squad    0   
Rocket Launcher 2 (Right arm)       Squad    0   
TAG (Light) (Body)                  Squad    0   

Ammo  Loc  Shots 
------------------

Equipment                                            Loc   
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Anti Personnel Weapon Mount (Right arm)             Squad 
Magnetic Clamps [BA] (Body)                         Squad 
BA Manipulator Adaptation [Vibro-Claw] (Right arm)  Squad 
EDIT Added export in non-TRO format, since the TRO format comes out kinda weird and missing data.
« Last Edit: 18 February 2023, 21:44:32 by Empyrus »

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Re: Centurion Battle Armor for the Marians
« Reply #1 on: 21 February 2023, 11:34:04 »
My first thought when I read "Centurion BA" was medium BA, no JJs, MRR RA, LRM body... :D

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Re: Centurion Battle Armor for the Marians
« Reply #2 on: 21 February 2023, 11:40:53 »
My first thought when I read "Centurion BA" was medium BA, no JJs, MRR RA, LRM body... :D
It actually didn't occur to me emulate the 'Mech at all, though now that i think of this, it could've worked. The Marauder BA is a thing after all.
Maybe a variant, let's see...

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Re: Centurion Battle Armor for the Marians
« Reply #3 on: 21 February 2023, 11:47:45 »
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Centurion [Bodyguard]
Base Tech Level: Standard (IS)
Level          Era
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Experimental    - 
Advanced        - 
Standard      3145+
Tech Rating: E/X-X-X-E

BV: 366
Cost: 2,062,500 C-bills

Movement: 3/3
Burdened by unjettisoned body-mounted missile launchers

Internal: 5
Armor: 35 BA Advanced
           Internal  Armor   
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Trooper 1         1      7   
Trooper 2         1      7   
Trooper 3         1      7   
Trooper 4         1      7   
Trooper 5         1      7   

Weapons                                    Loc   Heat 
-------------------------------------------------------
Swarm Mek                                 Squad    0   
Attack Swarmed Mek                        Squad    0   
Stop Swarm Attack                         Squad    0   
Leg Attack                                Squad    0   
LRM 2 (Body)                              Squad    0   
BA Recoilless Rifle (Medium) (Right arm)  Squad    0   

Ammo            Loc   Shots 
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BA LRM 2 Ammo  Squad      4 

Equipment                                  Loc   
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BA Manipulators [Battle Claw] (Left arm)  Squad 
Perhaps something like this. Swapped armor for advanced and reduced it a bit. Switched battle claw arm and type. Unfortunately had to get rid of APWM and magnetic clamps.
An LRM-2 with 4 shots and MRR for weapons. Since Marians use 5-trooper squads, this means one squad is LRM-10 equivalent, which is okay if not great.


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Re: Centurion Battle Armor for the Marians
« Reply #4 on: 21 February 2023, 14:56:55 »
Nice work. :)

I was thinking standard armor and a LRM1 with more ammo. 8 shots and an APWM is doable.