The Postman (Custom Mech)

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Firestarter
01/26/15 02:12 PM
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The Postman (Custom Mech)
Mass: 100 tons
Chassis: Reinforced
Power Plant: Nissan 200 Fusion XL
Cruising Speed: 22 kph
Maximum Speed: 22 kph
Advanced Motive: none
Jump Jets: none
Jump Capacity: none
Armor: Hardened
Cockpit: Standard
Armament:
Pulse Laser (Medium)
Pulse Laser (Medium)
Streak LRM 5
Streak LRM 5
Streak LRM 5
Streak LRM 5
Streak LRM 5
Streak LRM 5
Manufacturer: Clan
Communications System: Standard
Targeting & Tracking System: Long-Range




Type: The Postman (Custom Mech)
Technology Base: Clan / 3075
Ruleset: Advanced (5th edition)
Tonnage: 100
Cost: 18,509,667 C-bills
Battle Value: 1,516

Equipment Mass
Internal Structure: Reinforced 20.0
Engine: 200 4.5
Type: Fusion XL
Walking MP: 2
Running MP: 2
Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks: 14 [28] 4.0
Gyro: Standard 2.0
Cockpit: 3.0
Armor Factor: 323 40.5

Structure Armor

Head 3 9
Center Torso 31 46
Center Torso (rear) 16
L/R Torso 21/21 31/31
L/R Torso (rear) 11/11
L/R Front Legs 21/21 42/42
L/R Rear Legs 21/21 42/42

Weapons and Ammo

Pulse Laser (Medium) CT 1 2.0
Pulse Laser (Medium) CT 1 2.0
Streak LRM 5 LT 1 2.0
Streak LRM 5 LT 1 2.0
Streak LRM 5 LT 1 2.0
Streak LRM 5 RT 1 2.0
Streak LRM 5 RT 1 2.0
Streak LRM 5 RT 1 2.0
Ammo (SLRM 5) 24 LT 1 1.0
Ammo (SLRM 5) 24 RT 1 1.0
Ammo (SLRM 5) 24 LA 1 1.0
Ammo (SLRM 5) 24 LA 1 1.0
Ammo (SLRM 5) 24 RA 1 1.0
Ammo (SLRM 5) 24 RA 1 1.0
Ammo (SLRM 5) 24 LL 1 1.0
Ammo (SLRM 5) 24 LL 1 1.0
Ammo (SLRM 5) 24 RL 1 1.0
Ammo (SLRM 5) 24 RL 1 1.0

A custom mech I made before I joined the wiki. I just used REMLAB to make the record sheet easier to read.

The LRMs are on turrets like the Serath quad mech.
CrayModerator
01/26/15 06:08 PM
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Certainly an interesting design. The speed is definitely an issue that would hinder practical applications, but the weapons and armor look like it'd be fun to try in a duel.
Mike Miller, Materials Engineer

Disclaimer: Anything stated in this post is unofficial and non-canon unless directly quoted from a published book. Random internet musings of a BattleTech writer are not canon.
Retry
01/26/15 06:12 PM
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The mech actually reminds me a bit of my Nephilidae.
Firestarter
01/26/15 06:25 PM
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@Cray Oh it is TONS of fun! (Get the pun?)
ghostrider
01/26/15 07:19 PM
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so they made the lrms streaks now?

I doubt the clans would make this mech. Too much ammo, not enough punch.
I didn't think the clans had hardened armor, but that is a weak spot for me. Lack of new rule books.

I understand the hardened armor would allow it to remain in the field far longer then a normal armored mech could, so I can see more ammo, but unless you are fighting like units, this is kind of overboard.
Firestarter
01/26/15 07:23 PM
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Yes I made it overboard intentionally. I mean who wouldn't want a mech with 50 tons of armor? (Well almost 50 tons)
ghostrider
01/26/15 07:31 PM
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So they made streak lrms?

Or is this a fan/home tech?
Firestarter
01/26/15 08:14 PM
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Yes, look in the wiki.
GiovanniBlasini
01/26/15 09:41 PM
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Came in expecting an Industrial Mech made for delivering the mail in remote, rough areas. Leaving somewhat disappointed and confused.
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CarcerKango
01/26/15 10:22 PM
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LOLOL.
Instructions unclear, fired self from AC/20 barrel.
CrayModerator
01/26/15 10:31 PM
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Quote:
ghostrider writes:

so they made the lrms streaks now?



Well, like, 16 real years ago. But, yes, they're in the game and official optional/experimental items.
Mike Miller, Materials Engineer

Disclaimer: Anything stated in this post is unofficial and non-canon unless directly quoted from a published book. Random internet musings of a BattleTech writer are not canon.


Edited by Cray (01/26/15 10:33 PM)
Retry
01/26/15 10:38 PM
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AFAIK streak LRMs only exist for the Clans. They're really deadly though.
CrayModerator
01/26/15 10:48 PM
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Retry writes:

AFAIK streak LRMs only exist for the Clans. They're really deadly though.



Well, no, Clan Streak LRMs are not especially deadly. All they do is avoid wasting ammo on misses (like energy weapons) and guarantee full damage on hit (like energy and ballistic weapons). They don't hit more often than conventional Clan LRMs, which can benefit from the -1 to-hit of Artemis V. Further, they don't function as Streaks in indirect fire and cannot use specialty munitions like mines, smoke, incendiaries, etc.

If you want to save ammo with a direct-fire Clan weapon that does full damage with every hit, use the Clan large pulse laser. Its -2 to-hit advantage (and targeting computer compatibility) means it outperforms Clan Streak LRMs.
Mike Miller, Materials Engineer

Disclaimer: Anything stated in this post is unofficial and non-canon unless directly quoted from a published book. Random internet musings of a BattleTech writer are not canon.


Edited by Cray (01/26/15 10:52 PM)
Retry
01/26/15 11:02 PM
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It's not "all they do". Locked SLRMs hits with all of it's missiles on a successful hit except in special circumstances such as AECM and AMS.

Compared to the CLPL, the SLRMs have an advantage in heat, raw maximum damage per ton, and critting ability due to cluster delivery. It also has slight but exploitably better short and long range brackets, and of course the ability to IDF if it really really really has to. One of it's biggest advantage(and disadvantage) is that it's not a laser and so doesn't need heat sinks on vehicles, which is a distinctly huge advantage in this area.
CrayModerator
01/26/15 11:07 PM
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Quote:
Retry writes:

It's not "all they do". Locked SLRMs hits with all of it's missiles on a successful hit except in special circumstances such as AECM and AMS.



Like ballistic and energy weapons. Streak LRMs are overcoming a disadvantage in that missile weapons don't deliver their full damage normally, unlike most other weapons in the game.

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Compared to the CLPL, the SLRMs have an advantage in heat, raw maximum damage per ton, and critting ability due to cluster delivery.



6 tons gets you 3 Streak 5s (15 base damage) or 1 large pulse laser (10 base damage). The -2 to-hit can really make a difference in damage output, especially at higher target numbers. A 10 target number is 6 times as likely to hit as a 12.

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One of it's biggest advantage(and disadvantage) is that it's not a laser and so doesn't need heat sinks on vehicles, which is a distinctly huge advantage in this area.



Of course, vehicles come with issues of their own, like crit vulnerability. Ask Ghostrider about transmission weight.
Mike Miller, Materials Engineer

Disclaimer: Anything stated in this post is unofficial and non-canon unless directly quoted from a published book. Random internet musings of a BattleTech writer are not canon.
Firestarter
01/26/15 11:19 PM
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Noooo if it goes on about transmissions make another thread!

Just kidding!


Edited by Firestarter (01/26/15 11:19 PM)
ghostrider
01/27/15 01:22 AM
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thread was made.
Now a down side to ammo weapons is how long the game goes on. Run out of ammo and the launcher should be allowed to be jettison for some damage... yeah right.

Now even though they don't hit more often, they don't add heat to a miss, nor do you waste the munitions by missing half of it most of the time.
It is very nice to have all the heat go to damage instead of 1/4th to 1/3 damage like a lot of my hits tend to do with missiles.

And I really hate when I have to read the stats several times to find out if it's a quad or hover tank or wheeled..
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