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Re: Mars Rising - Marian Hegemony V: Barbari ite Domum!
« Reply #630 on: 03 August 2022, 11:41:29 »
The Schrek is an 80 ton tank that uses a 240 fusion engine.  Add it to the manticore which also uses a 240 engine.  Other than a 120 fusion engine for a 20 ton light mech or a 25 ton hover tank with 3 ML’s and a srm 4 in a turret you could just stick with the 240 engine.  Add in a 100 and 180 ICE engine and you are done.

It all depends on the benevolence of the writer who is essential to tell you if a tank fusion reactor is compatible with a mech or an ASF

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« Reply #631 on: 04 August 2022, 12:31:04 »
"It all depends on the benevolence of the writer."

Or the Admin or company guy who doesn't want to talk about how everyone and their brother could build retro tech factories during the Jihad but there is no way a Periphery power could make plans, redesign an existing factory to upgrade to a bigger or different mech or do anything that would make them more viable.

The real problem is the don't want to change the history but do want to print books with new units in them.

Let's face it, the Toro should just replace the Canon Griffin line as it is cheaper and a Taurian mech.  The Hatchetman line in the first book could easily have been changed to the Talos, about the same weight with an AC 10.

Don't even get started on the fact that the Taurians have two Union lines but no production of the Trojan dropship which is "mistaken" for a union frequently.

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« Reply #632 on: 04 August 2022, 15:42:30 »
"It all depends on the benevolence of the writer."

Or the Admin or company guy who doesn't want to talk about how everyone and their brother could build retro tech factories during the Jihad but there is no way a Periphery power could make plans, redesign an existing factory to upgrade to a bigger or different mech or do anything that would make them more viable.

The real problem is the don't want to change the history but do want to print books with new units in them.

Let's face it, the Toro should just replace the Canon Griffin line as it is cheaper and a Taurian mech.  The Hatchetman line in the first book could easily have been changed to the Talos, about the same weight with an AC 10.

Don't even get started on the fact that the Taurians have two Union lines but no production of the Trojan dropship which is "mistaken" for a union frequently.

I agree with your analysis, curiously the Hegemony is the only power of the Inner Sphere or Periphery that could not modernize a miserable line of the primitive variants of the Jihad, curiously not even Introtech lines like the Fronc Reaches, are those rare things that happen to us us and Taurus to a lesser extent

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Re: Mars Rising - Marian Hegemony V: Barbari ite Domum!
« Reply #633 on: 04 August 2022, 21:33:56 »
"It all depends on the benevolence of the writer."

Or the Admin or company guy who doesn't want to talk about how everyone and their brother could build retro tech factories during the Jihad but there is no way a Periphery power could make plans, redesign an existing factory to upgrade to a bigger or different mech or do anything that would make them more viable.

The real problem is the don't want to change the history but do want to print books with new units in them.

Let's face it, the Toro should just replace the Canon Griffin line as it is cheaper and a Taurian mech.  The Hatchetman line in the first book could easily have been changed to the Talos, about the same weight with an AC 10.

Don't even get started on the fact that the Taurians have two Union lines but no production of the Trojan dropship which is "mistaken" for a union frequently.
I have often assumed, and we all know what means, that the Taurians were also building Trojan at those Union lines, or the hidden line for them, owned by the Far Lookers
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« Reply #634 on: 07 August 2022, 09:09:07 »
"I have often assumed, and we all know what means, that the Taurians were also building Trojan at those Union lines, or the hidden line for them, owned by the Far Lookers."

But you won't ever see them retcon a book to reflect that.  The Taurians making Leopard's, Union's, Union conventional or ASF carriers, Trojan's and all its varient's is never updated in a later book.  Plus, every major(TC, MoC, OA) nation should have the ability to make a few jump ships each year.  That is how the "Universe" keeps them from being major players.

The Marian's have the best chance to build from the ground up.  Lots of techs, companies and colonists hoping to flee the inner sphere to a "better life".  Lots of Germanium and in the neighboring planets, resources.  Plus, what company getting pummeled during the succession wars wouldn't want a secure factory that could be built to their specifications and well protected.

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« Reply #635 on: 07 August 2022, 11:05:55 »
Because TPTB is ComStar?

And they are no more, it's the writer's fault for us to deliver from ourselves.

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« Reply #636 on: 11 August 2022, 02:40:37 »
I'd say the Thumpers are fine.

Testudos aren't support units, they're main battle tanks with a coaxial demolition gun. The Ultra and the heavy armor are core facets of the unit and if they're not getting used at the same time as the Arrow, then quite frankly it's a waste of resources.
It does make for amusing results when someone sends a scout lance to "Go silence the artillery they've got behind that hill" and they get hammered with UAC fire from your self-guarding guns.
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Re: Mars Rising - Marian Hegemony V: Barbari ite Domum!
« Reply #637 on: 11 August 2022, 08:30:59 »
I'd say that's a gross misuse of Testudos, though after thinking about it it's a nice trap to destroy an enemy strike lance, after which you can move the Testudos forward to their proper place at the front line.
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« Reply #638 on: 12 August 2022, 11:22:23 »
Hi everyone, Captain Klang here. The marians are my favorite faction so I'll be hanging out and about in this thread, posting paint jobs and all that kinds of fun stuff. In Hoc Signo Vinces, and all Canopan Soil is rightfully Marian!
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« Reply #639 on: 12 August 2022, 11:35:39 »
Hi everyone, Captain Klang here. The marians are my favorite faction so I'll be hanging out and about in this thread, posting paint jobs and all that kinds of fun stuff. In Hoc Signo Vinces, and all Canopan Soil is rightfully Marian!

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« Reply #640 on: 13 August 2022, 02:12:01 »
Welcome CaptainKlang. Always good to meet another Space-Roman!

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« Reply #641 on: 13 August 2022, 08:42:26 »
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« Reply #642 on: 13 August 2022, 09:09:20 »
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« Reply #643 on: 15 August 2022, 20:42:39 »
Thanks Fellas! I haven't gotten around to creating pure Marian forces yet. I mostly began with what I call the IXLD, the Ninth Legion Deserters, a group of mercs that stole a bunch of Battlemechs from a very dumb garrison commander and went around Marian colonies for a few months telling people they needed to confiscate all of their valuables - uh, because the government says so. It took awhile for the authorities to figure out what was going on, but the IXLD managed to steal a shitload of materiel and supplies - including a fair amount of Battlemechs before going pirate. I plan to use them as an OPFOR for IlClan campaigns. Nobody likes pirates! They're getting their first big play in two weeks - one of our Battletech legends is moving to another city(so sad for us but good for him) so I'm GMing a campaign where him and another have to team up and deal with the IXLD - who just found a Star League Cache. We'll see how it goes...
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