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26th Apr '16 8:20:11 AM PatPayne
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** The ''Spider'' gets this treatment as well, at least in its earlier incarnations -- due to the mech's small size, the cockpit is largely located in the torso, and the placement made putting in an ejector seat too difficult to accomplish.
** A borderline case exists with the stock Succession Wars-era ''Vindicator''. It does have an ejector seat, however, the head-mounted laser has been known to... interfere... sometimes with the ejection process, leading to messy results.


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** And it's gone full circle with the new Classics redesigns for the Unseen, which shed many of the artistic hallmarks of [[SuperDimensionFortressMacross the source material]] in favor of a more unified art style in line more with recent art whils till honoring (as far as copyright law will allow) the original designs.
26th Apr '16 8:01:27 AM PatPayne
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* AdventureArchaeologist: [=LosTech=] prospectors and Clan Goliath Scorpion's Seekers.

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* AdventureArchaeologist: [=LosTech=] prospectors and Clan Goliath Scorpion's Seekers. Also Snord's Irregulars, who were spun off from Wolf's Dragoons to be this trope explicitly.
12th Mar '16 7:30:41 AM Yalsaris63
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** For conventional vehicles, the Demolisher epitomizes what [[TankGoodness tanks]] [[{{BFG}} should]] [[TheDreaded be]].
3rd Mar '16 6:48:08 AM damus2300
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** Stefan Amaris is defeated and Terra us liberated but the Terran Hegemony is mortally wounded. Without it to mediate, the Successor States are once again on the way to war over who will lead the Star League. General Aleksandr Kerensky was Terra's only hope but he and his army left the Inner Sphere rather than get caught up in the squabbles of the Great Houses. The Hegemony hobbled along the next couple years until it was finally finished off by the [=ComStar=] takeover.

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** Stefan Amaris is defeated and Terra us is liberated but the Terran Hegemony is mortally wounded. Without it to mediate, the Successor States are once again on the way to war over who will lead the Star League. General Aleksandr Kerensky was Terra's only hope but he and his army left the Inner Sphere rather than get caught up in the squabbles of the Great Houses. The Hegemony hobbled along the next couple years until it was finally finished off by the [=ComStar=] takeover.
2nd Mar '16 9:29:18 PM damus2300
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* PyrrhicVictory: The Jade Falcons came out victorious over the Wolves during the Refusal War, but thanks to some strategic victories by the Wolves as well as a successful repelling of a concentrated assault on the Kell Hounds, the Falcons were ultimately in no position to resume the invasion of the Inner Sphere, and were forced to absorb the remaining Wolves in order to re-bolster their strength.

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* PyrrhicVictory: PyrrhicVictory:
** Stefan Amaris is defeated and Terra us liberated but the Terran Hegemony is mortally wounded. Without it to mediate, the Successor States are once again on the way to war over who will lead the Star League. General Aleksandr Kerensky was Terra's only hope but he and his army left the Inner Sphere rather than get caught up in the squabbles of the Great Houses. The Hegemony hobbled along the next couple years until it was finally finished off by the [=ComStar=] takeover.
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The Jade Falcons came out victorious over the Wolves during the Refusal War, but thanks to some strategic victories by the Wolves as well as a successful repelling of a concentrated assault on the Kell Hounds, the Falcons were ultimately in no position to resume the invasion of the Inner Sphere, and were forced to absorb the remaining Wolves in order to re-bolster their strength.
23rd Feb '16 4:50:46 AM MacronNotes
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** Not just light mechs, either. The [[http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Highlander Highlander]], a ''90 ton Assault class mech'', has jumpjets that allow it to DFA. Doing so is called the Highlander Burial, and can easily result in an instant kill by crushing the targeted mech's cockpit. Even without the likelihood of a cockpit crush, landing 90 tons of 'mech on another will do [[ForMassiveDamage massive damage]] to even another assault 'mech.

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** Not just light mechs, either. The [[http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Highlander Highlander]], a ''90 ton Assault class mech'', has jumpjets that allow it to DFA. Doing so is called the Highlander Burial, and can easily result in an instant kill by crushing the targeted mech's cockpit. Even without the likelihood of a cockpit crush, landing 90 tons of 'mech on another will do [[ForMassiveDamage massive damage]] damage to even another assault 'mech.
8th Feb '16 7:22:16 PM PaulA
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** Several famous mercenary units referenced popular culture. Examples included [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings The Fighting Urukhai]] and [[TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossTheEighthDimension Team Banzai, led by the mysterious "Dr. B. Banzai."]] (Team Banzai was integrated enough into the setting once upon a time to play at least a bit part in the ''[[BattleTechExpandedUniverse Warrior]]'' novels. [[MythologyGag A certain watermelon]] even managed to [[ChekhovsGun become plot relevant for just one crucial moment]].)

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** Several famous mercenary units referenced popular culture. Examples included [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings The Fighting Urukhai]] and [[TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossTheEighthDimension [[Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension Team Banzai, led by the mysterious "Dr. B. Banzai."]] (Team Banzai was integrated enough into the setting once upon a time to play at least a bit part in the ''[[BattleTechExpandedUniverse ''[[Franchise/BattleTechExpandedUniverse Warrior]]'' novels. [[MythologyGag A certain watermelon]] even managed to [[ChekhovsGun become plot relevant for just one crucial moment]].)
2nd Feb '16 3:10:14 PM MarkLungo
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->''It is the 31st century, a time of endless wars that rage across human-occupied space. As star empires clash, these epic wars are won and lost by [=BattleMechs=], 30-foot-tall humanoid metal titans bristling with lasers, autocannons and dozens of other lethal weapons; enough firepower to level entire city blocks. Your elite force of [=MechWarriors=] drives these juggernauts into battle, proudly holding your faction's flag high, intent on expanding the power and glory of your realm. At their beck and call are the support units of armored vehicles, power armored infantry, aerospace fighters and more, wielded by a [=MechWarrior's=] skillful command to aid him in ultimate victory. Will they become legends, or forgotten casualties? Only your skill and luck will determine their fate.''

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->''It ->''"It is the 31st century, a time of endless wars that rage across human-occupied space. As star empires clash, these epic wars are won and lost by [=BattleMechs=], 30-foot-tall humanoid metal titans bristling with lasers, autocannons and dozens of other lethal weapons; enough firepower to level entire city blocks. Your elite force of [=MechWarriors=] drives these juggernauts into battle, proudly holding your faction's flag high, intent on expanding the power and glory of your realm. At their beck and call are the support units of armored vehicles, power armored infantry, aerospace fighters and more, wielded by a [=MechWarrior's=] skillful command to aid him in ultimate victory. Will they become legends, or forgotten casualties? Only your skill and luck will determine their fate.''"''



* {{Arcade}}: Back in the 1990's, there were several ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BattleTech_Centers Battletech Centers]]'' - an immersive arcade with enclosed mech combat simulators. The place was designed to feel like being in the universe of [=BattleTech=]. Also notable for having Jim Belushi in one of the barker videos the Centers would play.

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* {{Arcade}}: UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame: Back in the 1990's, there were several ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BattleTech_Centers Battletech Centers]]'' - an immersive arcade with enclosed mech combat simulators. The place was designed to feel like being in the universe of [=BattleTech=]. Also notable for having Jim Belushi Creator/JamesBelushi in one of the barker videos the Centers would play.
1st Feb '16 3:34:01 PM MadCat221
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* BoringButPractical: All that double heat sinks do is the same job as classic ''single'' heat sinks, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin only twice as well for the same weight]]...which basically renders the former obsolete[[note]]In theory, double heat sinks should be balanced against singles by their considerably increased ''bulk'', but the unit construction rules don't actually work out that way.[[/note]] and allows for unit designs with hitherto-unprecedented levels of firepower for their respective weight class.

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* BoringButPractical: All that double heat sinks do is the same job as classic ''single'' heat sinks, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin only twice as well for the same weight]]...which basically renders the former obsolete[[note]]In theory, double heat sinks should be balanced against singles by their considerably increased ''bulk'', but the unit construction rules don't actually work out that way.[[/note]] obsolete. and allows for unit designs with hitherto-unprecedented levels of firepower for their respective weight class.class. Their extra bulk meant as a counterbalance doesn't quite do the job, as heat sinks that can be mounted in the engine for mechs with larger engines. Even the ten weight-free heat sinks that come with the engine become double as well. With their advent, many 'mechs just mount those free ten double heat sinks and none additional, especially if there aren't many energy weapons on board.
1st Feb '16 3:22:08 PM MadCat221
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*** Some, like one of the ''most'' Humanoid ones, the [[MightyGlacier Atlas]] are humanoid because of one thing ''fear''. That's the entire point of the atlas in general, that it's so big, so strong, and looks so fricking terrifying, that the other guy would crap his pants and start running.

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*** Some, like one of the ''most'' Humanoid ones, the [[MightyGlacier Atlas]] are humanoid because of one thing ''fear''. That's the entire point of the atlas Atlas in general, that it's so big, so strong, and looks so fricking terrifying, terrifying with its SkullForAHead, that the other guy would crap his pants and start running.
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