History TabletopGame / Battletech

23rd Sep '16 1:26:49 PM Dallenson
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** In terms of mechs there's the Dire Wolf, a hundred ton Clan Assault [=OmniMech=] better known to the Inner Sphere as the Daishi, Japanese for 'Great Death'. It is every bit as implacable as an Atlas and a smidge over half of its 100 tons loaded mass is available for a modular arsenal, which inevitably include a pastiche of Gauss Rifles, Ultra Autocannons, Pulse Lasers and the feared Clan [=ER PPCs=]. It's not unheard of for one of these mechs to destroy twice its own weight in Inner Sphere units before being taken down.

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** In terms of mechs there's the Dire Wolf, a hundred ton Clan Assault [=OmniMech=] better known to the Inner Sphere as the Daishi, Japanese for 'Great Death'.Death' (Unless it's on your side then the Buddhist translation of Daishi "Great Master" probably implies instead). It is every bit as implacable as an Atlas and a smidge over half of its 100 tons loaded mass is available for a modular arsenal, which inevitably include a pastiche of Gauss Rifles, Ultra Autocannons, Pulse Lasers and the feared Clan [=ER PPCs=]. It's not unheard of for one of these mechs to destroy twice its own weight in Inner Sphere units before being taken down.


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* DoubleMeaningTitle: The Inner Sphere ReportingName of the Dire Wolf, the Daishi is either translated from Japanese as "Great Death" when it's barring down on you but if it's on your side, the Buddhist term of Daishi which translates to "Great Master" is more applicable
17th Sep '16 9:07:22 AM MadCat221
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* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Vlad may have vehemently opposed Ulric Kerensky's politics, but the man was still his ''Khan''. He would not let such underhanded treachery perpetrated by the Jade Falcon khan Vandervahn Chistu that killed Ulric go unanswered. He eventually took Falcon khan Elias Crichell's life too.
17th Sep '16 9:00:27 AM MadCat221
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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. This didn't last long either, as treachery in the battle that was Khan Ulric Kerensky's last was revealed and Clan Wolf reasserted itself.

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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. This didn't last long either, as treachery by the Falcon leadership in the battle that was Khan Ulric Kerensky's last was revealed and Clan Wolf reasserted itself.
16th Sep '16 11:22:44 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. and allows for unit designs with hitherto-unprecedented levels of firepower for their respective weight 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.

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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. and allows for unit designs with hitherto-unprecedented levels of firepower for their respective weight 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. Assault 'mechs are the only ones that really have problems with double heat sinks' bulk, since their typically heavy-duty weapon arrays are also quite voluminous as well and compete for space in designing.
5th Sep '16 9:33:53 PM MadCat221
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** The Inner Sphere factions have been fighting wars for the past four hundred years, giving it all they got and employing ambushes and artillery and other "dishonorable" tactics, as well as promoting their officers for tactical ability rather than beating the others into submission. On the other hand, the sizable portion of military elite of the two most militarized Inner Sphere factions, Federated Suns and Draconis Combine, have a rather old-fashioned ideas on how the military should fight that lean on the Warrior side, such as only allowing the noble families to own mechs in the former and the preference for melee where long range should have been preferable for the latter.

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** The Inner Sphere factions have been fighting wars for the past four hundred years, giving it all they got and employing ambushes and artillery and other "dishonorable" tactics, as well as promoting their officers for tactical tactical, strategic, logistical, and administrative ability rather than beating the others into submission. On the other hand, the sizable portion of military elite of the two most militarized Inner Sphere factions, Federated Suns and Draconis Combine, have a rather old-fashioned ideas on how the military should fight that lean on the Warrior side, such as only allowing the noble families to own mechs in the former and the preference for melee where long range should have been preferable for the latter.
5th Sep '16 8:28:37 PM MadCat221
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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: The Clans invaded the Inner Sphere to try and establish a second Star League by force. The Inner Sphere's strategy to stop the invasion? Establish a second Star League.

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: The Clans invaded the Inner Sphere to try and establish a second Star League by force. The Inner Sphere's strategy to stop the invasion? invasion once and for all? Establish a second Star League.
5th Sep '16 8:20:10 PM MadCat221
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* MadeOfExplodium: Ammunition, while capable of reducing a 'Mech to scrap if a reasonably full bin is hit, arguably doesn't count; however, the game features non-ammo explosive components as well, most famously every model of the Gauss rifle.

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* MadeOfExplodium: Ammunition, while capable of reducing a 'Mech to scrap if a reasonably full bin is hit, arguably doesn't count; however, count because it's ''supposed'' to explode or burn in the right circumstances, either to project the projectile, or to damage the target. However, the game features non-ammo explosive components as well, most famously every model of the Gauss rifle.
5th Sep '16 7:32:03 PM MadCat221
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** Many 'mechs named after siege weapons or after medieval projectile weapons or soldier classes who operate them are often in the business of [[MacrossMissileMassacre Long Range Missile]] volleys.

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** Many 'mechs named after siege weapons or after medieval siege weapons, projectile weapons weapons, or soldier classes who operate them are often in the business of [[MacrossMissileMassacre Long Range Missile]] volleys.
5th Sep '16 7:29:01 PM MadCat221
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* EnemyMine: First happened with the feuding Successor States when the Clans invaded. And then, when the Word of Blake started the Jihad, the Successor States did this again ''with the very Clans that made them invoke this trope the first time''. Of course, chances of the Successor States and the Clans allying with the Blakists in the future against an even greater threat is low, seeing how as all the Blakists are dead.

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* EnemyMine: First happened with the feuding Successor States when the Clans invaded. And then, when the Word of Blake started the Jihad, the Successor States did this again ''with the very Clans that made them invoke this trope the first time''. Of course, chances of the Successor States and the Clans allying with the Blakists in the future against an even greater threat is low, seeing how as all the Blakists order is essentially dead, and any survivors are dead.considered to more or less be akin to Amaris supporters back in the Star League's final days.
5th Sep '16 7:26:23 PM MadCat221
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** Among conventional combat vehicles, there's the [[TankGoodness Demolisher heavy tank]]. Not only is it extremely feared by any other combat vehicle driver but even the cockiest [=BattleMech=] pilots will soon drop their confidence when they see one or two in person. This war machine mounts dual [=AC/20=]s and very few [=BattleMechs=] are able to mount two of those weapons at once, and even fewer can withstand the full onslaught of these big guns.

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** Among conventional combat vehicles, there's the [[TankGoodness [[{{BFG}} Demolisher heavy tank]]. tank]], the [[ShockAndAwe Shrek PPC carrier]], and the [[MagneticWeapons Alacorn Heavy Tank]]. Not only is it extremely are these three feared by any other combat vehicle driver crew, but even the cockiest [=BattleMech=] 'mech pilots will soon drop lose their confidence nerve when they see one or two in person. This war machine mounts faced off with (respectively) dual [=AC/20=]s and very few [=BattleMechs=] [=AC/20=]s, a trio of Particle Projector Cannons, or a trio of Gauss Rifles. These armaments are able to mount two of those all top-tier heavy-damage weapons at once, in Energy and even fewer can withstand the full onslaught Ballistic classes, and each vehicle mounts multiples of these big guns. them, something that's a challenge to design a '''mech'' to carry.
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