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Mech Monday:First Contact

Posted by wars128 on October 23, 2007

Sorry about the delay folks, lets get started. Many of you know the Shadowhawk, many know its stats by heart. Unfourtunatly, the original version gets some love, but cannot compare to some of the newer level 1 mechs. I think I may have found something that it could do quite well at: First Contatct. No, not the movie, but being a first response vehicle to enemy forces. think about it. It has the AC-5 and LRM 5 to snipe away at the enemy as they close, enough armor to take some hits, enough mobility to reposition, and its SRMs and Medium Laser when the enemy closes. I can see a Clint or Vulcan work in this, as well. Even slower mechs, such as the Marauder(Not that anyone would ever use it in this role)will work.


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Mech Monday:Mecs best for Mercs

Posted by wars128 on October 15, 2007

so you want to sart a Merc unit, but you don’t kno which mechs would be best. Here are some things that will help you know what will work for you.
First off, Mercenarys favor cheap, effective designs, so normally no XLs or Light engined designs, or atleast not a lot of them. Second, Mercenarys like flashbulbs(which what all energy weapon mechs are called), such as the wolfhound, awesome, etc, because then the unit does not have to buy ammo. Lastly, Mercenaries normally buy older designs, and rarely have cutting edge new technology. I hope this helps.

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Mech Monday: Clan light mechs, the original omnis

Posted by wars128 on October 8, 2007

I just got TRO 3050U on starurday, and ill have a review of it on Thursday, but it made me tke a look at some mechs that i hadn’t tried in MegaMek before, mainly clan mechs. I tried all the light ones, and I found an some issues:
1. Not enough armor- These light mechs have a lot of firepower, and low armor. They are definetly made for the original clan way of fighting: Short, and bloody. I lost every single battle as the can lights, due to the fact that the IS forces could field more mechs, and more mechs equals more hits, which equals more chances for criticls, etc.
Thats about it for now….but i’m sure ill think up some later..the basic thing is that these omnis are slightly flawed..but you can understand why…

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