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"MicrOst" Type A and B ProtoMechs (Fuel Cell)
« on: 07 January 2012, 03:07:43 »
Just fooling around with Ultraheavy ProtoMechs.  Think I did this right, save for the Rocket Launcher variant (I know rockets are illegal on ProtoMechs but meh, I like the idea).  I was also inspired by Eriance's art, here.

I made a fanon Burrock Handbook a long time ago that put the Clan one with the Dark Caste...  kind of like an underground pirate Clan.  Well, I was trying to move away from BattleMechs and came up with these to replace them.  I feel cheap using 15 tons but I figure it would be the best option if I'm not using BattleMechs.  Of course, there will be Vehicles, BattleArmor (more like exosuits), Infantry and Conventional Fighters to support them (I've been messing with Fuel Cell engines a lot as well.  Shoot, if I could, I would put them on these Protos with a slower engine rating).  They don't have a lot of good weapons available...  as you can tell.  I felt Chemical Lasers would be fun to use!

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Clan Burrock Underground Battle Pod Series
"MicrOst" Type A and B ProtoMechs

Mass:  15 tons

Internal Structure:          1500 kg
Engine (120):                4000 kg
     Walk: 6
      Run: 9
Jump Jets:                      0 kg
Cockpit:                      750 kg
Armor:                       3050 kg

     H:   7   350
     T:  21  1050
     A:   6   600
     L:  15   750
     MG:  6   300

Weapons:                     5700 kg

Battle Pod Type A "Wraith"

1 Medium Chemical Laser + 15 shots (Main Gun)
2 Medium Chemical Laser + 15 shots (Torso)
1 Light TAG (Torso)
1 Light Machine Gun + 20 shots (Right Arm)
1 Light Machine Gun + 20 shots (Left Arm)

Battle Pod Type B "Avenger"

1 Medium Chemical Laser + 15 shots (Main Gun)
1 Medium Chemical Laser + 15 shots (Torso)
2 Light Machine Guns + 20 shots (Torso)
1 Rocket Launcher 15 (Right Arm)
1 Rocket Launcher 15 (Right Arm)
« Last Edit: 08 January 2012, 03:46:57 by Fear Factory »
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Well I decided on a couple of things.  Mind you, illegal under BattleTech rules but they still conform to design rules (meaning I didn't make up equipment or anything drastic).

1 - Decreased weight to 12 tons.  I wanted something more middle of the road...  I don't really like using the best weight class.
2 - Replaced standard engine with a fuel cell engine.  This is because of the idea I have concerning the Burrock Handbook I made a while ago.  Everything in the Clan is basically built with these.
3 - Weapons, armor, pretty much everything else had to be moved around.

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Clan Burrock Underground Battle Pod Series
"MicrOst" Type A and B ProtoMechs

Mass:  12 tons              12000 kg

Internal Structure:          1200 kg
Engine (110 Fuel Cell):      4500 kg
     Walk: 6
      Run: 9
Jump Jets:                      0 kg
Cockpit:                      750 kg
Armor:                       2100 kg

     H:   5   250
     T:  15   750
     A:   5   500
     L:   7   350
    MG:   5   250

Weapons:                     3450 kg

Battle Pod Type A "Wraith"

1 Medium Chemical Laser + 12 Ammo (Main Gun)    1400 kg
1 Medium Chemical Laser + 12 Ammo (Torso)       1400 kg
2 Light Machine Guns + 15 Ammo (Torso)           650 kg

Battle Pod Type B "Avenger"

1 Medium Chemical Laser + 12 Ammo (Main Gun)    1400 kg
3 Light Machine Guns + 20 Ammo (Torso)          1050 kg
1 Rocket Launcher 10 (PP) (Right Arm)            500 kg
1 Rocket Launcher 10 (PP) (Left Arm)             500 kg

I think it's a neat concept.  Not as scary as any ProtoMech other Clans can create but they are still armed enough to be a threat in the right circumstances.
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Re: "MicrOst" Type A and B ProtoMechs (Fuel Cell)
« Reply #2 on: 08 January 2012, 04:24:33 »
Очень интересно. I'm glad to see more designers experimenting outside the published Proto rules. :)

A little error correction tho. On the first post, a 120 engine would produce a 5/8 Proto at 15 tons, not a 6/9.

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Re: "MicrOst" Type A and B ProtoMechs (Fuel Cell)
« Reply #3 on: 08 January 2012, 13:24:05 »
Очень интересно. I'm glad to see more designers experimenting outside the published Proto rules. :)

A little error correction tho. On the first post, a 120 engine would produce a 5/8 Proto at 15 tons, not a 6/9.

Очень интересно. I'm glad to see more designers experimenting outside the published Proto rules. :)

A little error correction tho. On the first post, a 120 engine would produce a 5/8 Proto at 15 tons, not a 6/9.

AHHH thanks for catching that!

But yeah, there are some things I just don't agree with while using standard ProtoMech rules.  I don't see any harm in using one-shot launchers and other engine types.  I thought it would be neat to put Chemical Lasers on them too because they don't need heat sinks.
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Re: "MicrOst" Type A and B ProtoMechs (Fuel Cell)
« Reply #4 on: 18 January 2012, 04:15:22 »
You know...  just to make things a little more interesting.  I was thinking that maybe it would be useful to have these with some kind of nifty electronics suite mounted in an armored pod represented by the main gun.  Again, these are built with a fuel cell engine and will be supported by larger units.

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Clan Burrock Underground Battle Pod Series
"MicrOst" Type A and B ProtoMechs

Mass:  15 tons

Internal Structure:          1500 kg
Engine (135 Fuel Cell):      5500 kg
     Walk: 6
      Run: 9
Jump Jets:                      0 kg
Cockpit:                      750 kg
Armor:                       2400 kg

     H:   7   350
     T:  20  1000
     A:   3   300
     L:  10   500
     MG:  5   250

Weapons:                     4850 kg

Battle Pod Type A "Nightcrawler"

1 Watchdog CEWS              1500 kg  MG
2 Medium Chemical Laser (15) 3000 kg  T
1 Light Machine Gun (20)       350 kg  T

Battle Pod Type B "Deathstalker"

1 Angel ECM                  2000 kg  MG
2 AP Gauss Rifles (17)       1850 kg  T
1 Rocket Launcher 10 (PP)     500 kg  RA
1 Rocket Launcher 10 (PP)     500 kg  LA
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Re: "MicrOst" Type A and B ProtoMechs (Fuel Cell)
« Reply #5 on: 21 January 2012, 18:40:16 »
Ok, after working with these for a while, I think I found exactly what I want out of them.  As much as I want them to be lighter these will work much better at 15 tons.  It could be the explanation for the fuel cell engine...  but yeah I'm going to fluff the main gun as something interchangeable, where it is often swapped for a medium chemical laser with 15 shots, rocket launcher 20 or some kind of electronics suite (the electronics will actually be the most common one).

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Clan Burrock Underground Battle Pod Series
"MicrOst" Type A and B ProtoMechs

Mass:  15 tons

Internal Structure:          1500 kg
Engine (135 Fuel Cell):      5500 kg
     Walk: 6
      Run: 9
Jump Jets:                      0 kg
Cockpit:                      750 kg
Armor:                       2650 kg

     H:   7   350
     T:  20  1000
     A:   3   300
     L:  15   750
     MG:  5   250

Weapons:                     4600 kg

Battle Pod Type A "Nightcrawler"

1 Watchdog CEWS              1500 kg  MG
1 Medium Chemical Laser (15) 1500 kg  T
2 AP Gauss Rifles (12)       1600 kg  T
TOTAL                        4600 kg


Battle Pod Type B "Deathstalker"

1 Watchdog CEWS              1500 kg  MG
2 AP Gauss Rifles (12)       1600 kg  T
1 Light TAG                   500 kg  T
1 Rocket Launcher 10 (PP)     500 kg  RA
1 Rocket Launcher 10 (PP)     500 kg  LA
TOTAL                        4600 kg
The conflict is pure - The truth devised - The future secured - The enemy designed
Maj. Isaac "Litany" Van Houten, Lone Wolves, The Former 66th "Litany Against Fear" Company

 

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