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Alexi Holt's Black Knight
« on: 28 October 2013, 18:39:58 »
After re-reading Targets of Opportunity I was thinking about the Black Knight's rebuild specs.

Some basic things . . .

Miss Direction was BL9-KNT which fought on Tukayyid.  Very clearly says it used a Vlar 300 XL to further it as a 9.

Mounts 2 ERPPCs, one 'extra' at the cost of some armor and both seem to be in the arms.

Mounts 4 Small Lasers, likely ERSL but maybe one was a SPL for anti-infantry work.

Still overheats unless properly managed.

Has medium lasers, at least two in the LA with a ERPPC.

No hatchet mentioned while other physical attacks are described in the book.

No mention is made of a Large or Large Pulse Laser in the book.

Based on ER/FM3145 we know the Knights' equipment would mount Clan weapons, something to give these elite troubleshooters an edge in combat.  Holt supposedly hits a Hatchetman (model unknown) in both legs and nearly strips the armor- a IS ERPPC would only take half, but a Clan ERPPC would take two thirds.


Did we ever get any other specifics on her mech?
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Re: Alexi Holt's Black Knight
« Reply #1 on: 28 October 2013, 20:07:22 »
Hmmm, this is not exactly the same but similar: http://cf.sarna.net/docs/mwda_dossiers/death_from_above_9.pdf

That's Barry Segal - a Band of Five member. He's mounting two ER PPCs and six small lasers of various size.
From memory, Alexi never got a dossier so I don't think we ever got official stats. But if a Band of Five member had a similar load out, it stans to reason it's a reasonably common.
Maybe Holt has just switched a few things around and introduced some clan tech to save weight, etc


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Re: Alexi Holt's Black Knight
« Reply #2 on: 28 October 2013, 23:42:03 »
IIRC, Miss Direction was an antique SLDF machine who's name was given by one of its many, many pilots. Given how resilient Black Knights are, I wouldn't be surprised if it had been rebuilt numerous times and been through different models
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Re: Alexi Holt's Black Knight
« Reply #3 on: 29 October 2013, 05:24:35 »
Well, based on the history in the novel I would of course say it started out as the SL standard 6.  Upgraded to the 9 before Tukayyid, it fell on New Earth during the Jihad which is where Holt was part of the team that salvaged it.

With the 2nd ERPPC, it is definitely a custom job now but I think it was modified from the 9.
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