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Author Topic: (Answered) FrankenMechs mixing Battlemechs and Industrialmechs  (Read 648 times)

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Frankenmech rules starting page 189 Strategic Operations
Engine restrictions as found on Page 215 of Tech Manual

Additional relevant rulings here and here.

Keeping the above rulings in mind I find myself wondering if in the case of using an Industrialmech side torso but a Battlemech center torso that uses an XL engine can still be made to work despite Industrialmechs not being able to mount XL engines.

Rephrasing my ramble there as a question:

Can you use an Industrialmech side torso with the center torso of a Battlemech that has an XL engine?
« Last Edit: 07 August 2020, 13:32:15 by Xotl »

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Re: On the mixing of Mechs
« Reply #1 on: 15 May 2020, 15:11:10 »
I'm a little shocked myself it's already been a month.

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Re: On the mixing of Mechs
« Reply #2 on: 14 June 2020, 14:31:15 »
A day early but if I wait I'll probably forget.

I may have to suggest for the sake of sanity/simplicity that it may just be better to not actually allow mixing of Industrialmech parts and proper Battlemech parts despite the previous ruling specifically allowing it that I linked.

It would seem to be the easiest way to avoid a lot of fringe/weird interactions while also dealing with this question.

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Re: On the mixing of Mechs
« Reply #3 on: 15 July 2020, 18:00:30 »
Another monthly bump.

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Re: (Research) FrankenMechs mixing Battlemechs and Industrialmechs
« Reply #4 on: 07 August 2020, 13:32:01 »
No you cannot.
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Re: (Answered) FrankenMechs mixing Battlemechs and Industrialmechs
« Reply #5 on: 07 August 2020, 14:17:55 »
Thanks xotl.

The whole mixing of Industrialmech parts and Battlemech parts under these rules is something I have determined is more trouble than it is worth, especially for all the extra record keeping it would create.