Hi people,

I was trying to work out 'Mech construction costs and was checking my maths on a Locust LCT-1V, but I can't seem to get the numbers to come out right.

According to Sarna and the MUL, the cost of the LCT-1V 1,512,400, but doing the sums per Tech Manual p274 onward, I come up with 1,511,201. This is simply summing up equipment costs, then applying the final weight modifier, then rounding everything up.

The weird part is that if I load the Mech in MegaMek's MekLab, the cost validation window shows the same equipment cost calculation as me (although the total is actually 1,511,200, so maybe an engine rounding difference there?). However, the status bar shows the official cost of 1,512,400.

So what gives? Is the official number just lore? Does MM know what the lore cost is somehow? Why would lore costs be different from the Tech Manual costs, and which one should I use? TIA!