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Lazarus Jaguar

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My Little Protomech
« on: 02 May 2013, 21:11:05 »
Being a bit silly, I'm working now on a series of protos to be totem units for the Hells Horses.  However, as the project advanced, whimsy took over and I started designing them along the lines of the 3 breeds of Ponies.  So far, I have finalized the Earth Pony, Pegasus and Unicorn will come within a day or so.  And I may do an Alicorn too. Anypony who thinks this is a bit silly, go ahead and say so, because I agree.

Also, this is my first stab at designing protomechs, and I never used them in combat, so am not sure how well these will perform.  I therefore welcome critisism on it.

Type: Earth Pony
Manufacturer: Czeztreg Industriplex Epsilon
Tonnage: 8

Equipment                                                      Mass
Internal Structure:                                            800 kg
Engine:                       32                                  800 kg
   Walking MP:   4
   Running MP:   6
   Jumping MP:   0
Heat Sinks:          1                                     250 kg
Cockpit:                                                           500 kg
Armor:      43                                   2150 kg
        Internal                    Armor
                              Structure                   Value
            Head:              2                              6
            Torso:             8                              16
            Legs:               9                             18
            Main Gun:       1                               3 
Equipment                            Location               Mass               
Streak LRM-6                        M                     2400 kg
Ammo (Streak) 12            -                    600 kg   
Micro Pulse Laser                  T                        500 kg
« Last Edit: 02 May 2013, 22:24:02 by Lazarus Jaguar »
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Re: My Little Protomech
« Reply #1 on: 02 May 2013, 22:14:35 »
But can it Rainboom?


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Re: My Little Protomech
« Reply #2 on: 11 July 2013, 09:58:08 »
I'm guessing that the Pegasus Protos will cram in partial wings and as many jump jets as possible.

Of course, the Horses are liable to quietly abandon these designs once it becomes clear that something about exacerbates the mental instability of ProtoMech pilots: pilots of the "RRT" variant Unicorns engaging in unauthorized and decidely unClan-like cosmetic modifications (which are vehemently rejected by pilots of the "APJ" Earth Pony and "RBD" Pegasus Protos as "too girly"). Meanwhile, the "APJ" and "RBD" pilots spend most of their declaring trials against each other; or rather, they do that when the former aren't in the grip of yet another sleep-deprived workaholic bout of mania, and the latter afflicted by recurrent narcolepsy. Pilots of the "FLTS" variant Pegasus turn into incredibly meek individuals after a few weeks; killing people and breaking things is fine, but interpersonal aggression could hurt feelings, which isn't very... nice. The "TWSP" variant Unicorn has a persistent and unfixable glitch in the control software that occasionally makes them and their pilots go haywire. And the leadership of the Horses has collectively vowed to never speak of the "PNKP" variant and its pilots. Those genelines have culled from the breeding programs for all time.
« Last Edit: 11 July 2013, 10:01:21 by LordGraygem »


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Re: My Little Protomech
« Reply #3 on: 07 August 2013, 18:57:38 »
Those genelines have culled from the breeding programs for all time.

But of course, that didn't stop the Society from restarting the project.

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Rainboom Medium Protoquad
Mass: 5 Tons
Chassis: Quad
Power Plant: 30 Fusion
Cruising Speed: 5 kph
Maximum Speed: 8 kph
Jump Jets: Extended Jump Jets
    Jump Jet Capacity: 240 meters
Armor: Standard Proto armor
Manufacturer: Unknown
Primary Factory: Unknown
Communications System: Unknown
Targeting and Tracking System: Unknown

Type: Rainboom (Quad)
Technology Base: Clan (Wars of Reaving)
Tonnage: 5
Battle Value: Incomplete
Equipment:                        Mass
Internal Structure:                500 KG
Engine:               30           750 KG
     Walking MP:      5
     Running MP:      8
     Jumping MP:     
Heat Sinks:           0          0 KG 
Cockpit:                          500 KG 
Armor Factor:         28          2100 KG 
                Internal       Armor
                Structure      Value
   Head            1             4 
   Torso           5             9 
   R/L Arm       0/0          0/0
   Legs            5             12 
   Main Gun        1             3 

All Weapons and Ammo    Location    Mass(KG)
LRM 1 (1)                      MG          200   
LRM 1 ammo (14)                      MG          126   

At first glance, it appears woefully underarmed.

But that misses it's true purpose: It carries nuclear LRMs.


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Re: My Little Protomech
« Reply #4 on: 20 September 2013, 13:30:48 »
So I could use my daughter's *ahem* miniatures as proto-mechs ...

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