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Title: (Answered) FrankenMechs mixing Battlemechs and Industrialmechs
Post by: monbvol on 16 April 2020, 00:24:34
Frankenmech rules starting page 189 Strategic Operations
Engine restrictions as found on Page 215 of Tech Manual

Additional relevant rulings here (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=7132.msg161533#msg161533) and here (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=1749.msg35968#msg35968).

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?
Title: Re: On the mixing of Mechs
Post by: monbvol on 15 May 2020, 14:11:10
I'm a little shocked myself it's already been a month.
Title: Re: On the mixing of Mechs
Post by: monbvol on 14 June 2020, 13:31:15
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.
Title: Re: On the mixing of Mechs
Post by: monbvol on 15 July 2020, 17:00:30
Another monthly bump.
Title: Re: (Research) FrankenMechs mixing Battlemechs and Industrialmechs
Post by: Xotl on 07 August 2020, 12:32:01
No you cannot.
Title: Re: (Answered) FrankenMechs mixing Battlemechs and Industrialmechs
Post by: monbvol on 07 August 2020, 13:17:55
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.