Eradicator ERA-1R

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Accords12
04/24/12 06:51 AM
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Hello again gentlemen, just felt like posting and getting some feedback on a mech I was planning to use in a clan invasion era campaign that will start soon.
So without further ado, meet the Eradicator ERA-1R


Eradicator ERA-1R

Mass: 55 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Clan Invasion
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E
Cost: 12,232,290 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,743

Chassis: Unknown Endo-Steel
Power Plant: Unknown 330 Fusion XL Engine
Walking Speed: 64.8 km/h
Maximum Speed: 97.2 km/h
Jump Jets: Unknown
Jump Capacity: 180 meters
Armor: Unknown Standard Armor
Armament:
1 Large Laser
8 Medium Lasers
2 Small Pulse Lasers
1 Guardian ECM Suite
Manufacturer: Unknown
Primary Factory: Unknown
Communications System: Unknown
Targeting and Tracking System: Unknown

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Equipment Type Rating Mass
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Internal Structure: Endo-Steel 91 points 3.00
Internal Locations: 3 LT, 3 RT, 3 LA, 3 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL
Engine: XL Fusion Engine 330 12.50
Walking MP: 6
Running MP: 9
Jumping MP: 6 Standard
Jump Jet Locations: 2 LT, 2 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL 3.00
Heat Sinks: Double Heat Sink 12(24) 2.00
Gyro: Standard 4.00
Cockpit: Standard 3.00
Actuators: L: SH+UA+LA+H R: SH+UA+LA+H
Armor: Standard Armor AV - 176 11.00

Internal Armor
Structure Factor
Head 3 9
Center Torso 18 28
Center Torso (rear) 7
L/R Torso 13 20
L/R Torso (rear) 6
L/R Arm 9 17
L/R Leg 13 23

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Equipment Location Heat Critical Mass
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Medium Laser HD 3 1 1.00
Guardian ECM Suite CT 0 2 1.50
2 Medium Lasers RT 6 2 2.00
Small Pulse Laser RT 2 1 1.00
2 Medium Lasers LT 6 2 2.00
Small Pulse Laser LT 2 1 1.00
Large Laser RA 8 2 5.00
3 Medium Lasers LA 9 3 3.00
Free Critical Slots: 7

BattleForce Statistics
MV S (+0) M (+2) L (+4) E (+6) Wt. Ov Armor: 6 Points: 17
6j 4 4 0 0 2 0 Structure: 3
Special Abilities: ECM, ENE, SRCH, ES, SOA


edit: oops, miscopy/pasted


Edited by Accords12 (04/24/12 06:57 AM)
Prince_of_Darkness
04/24/12 05:17 PM
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Seems pretty good for the clan invasion- huge banks of medium lasers are a great method of destroying Elementals.

But since you won't be firing the Large laser in closer ranges with that ML-spam, why not bump it up to a full ER Large laser? Might as well for the range.
CrayModerator
04/24/12 06:18 PM
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Quote:

But since you won't be firing the Large laser in closer ranges with that ML-spam, why not bump it up to a full ER Large laser? Might as well for the range.




That was my first thought. This is an advanced design. The large laser is something that overlaps the perfectly sized medium laser battery (24 weapon heat / 24 heat capacity) and really doesn't have much more range, so it's likely to be used with the medium lasers.

But an ER large laser has significantly different performance. It overlaps at the low end and can be combined with the medium lasers, but it can reach much further.

I'm also so-so toward Inner Sphere pulse small lasers. Other than the anti-infantry effect (2d6/ea versus conventional infantry) without the ammo headache of MGs, they're less effective than medium lasers: 1/3 the range, less damage, and equal or worse target numbers at ranges 2 and 3. If you want the anti-infantry firepower, I'd keep one and add another medium laser or DHS (if you have the room.) But the pulse laser gripes aren't a big deal.
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.
Accords12
04/24/12 07:30 PM
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Cray you hit the intended role on the head for the pulsers I was just rolling with some anti infantry goodness, as while flamers are better at it the thought of burning masses of humans is somewhat disturbing. I may just go with the extra DHS and just mount one though. It does seem like a plan.
With the case of the Large Laser though, it was kind of put in as an afterthought. I put this mech together after reading the entry for the royal exterminator in operation klondike, and thinking, what could I make to fulfil a similar role, and came up with the above.
I simply took the Large laser to use as a 'bug zapper,' having it simply so the mech has 'something' to engage with outside its med las fusilade, and particularly against a fleeing bug mech or two, and just seeing what the er large laser does to my already potentially unforgiving heat curve scared me off somewhat, but then again, I am installing an additional heatsink, so its a whole 2 heat less than prior, oh and is missing the heat of a small pulser, making it same as before... hmm, that does work.
Below is the refit.

Eradicator ERA-1R

Mass: 55 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Clan Invasion
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-X-E
Production Year: 3051
Cost: 12,371,790 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,764

Chassis: Unknown Endo-Steel
Power Plant: Unknown 330 Fusion XL Engine
Walking Speed: 64.8 km/h
Maximum Speed: 97.2 km/h
Jump Jets: Unknown
Jump Capacity: 180 meters
Armor: Unknown Standard Armor
Armament:
1 ER Large Laser
8 Medium Lasers
1 Small Pulse Laser
1 Guardian ECM Suite
Manufacturer: Unknown
Primary Factory: Unknown
Communications System: Unknown
Targeting and Tracking System: Unknown

================================================================================
Equipment Type Rating Mass
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Internal Structure: Endo-Steel 91 points 3.00
Internal Locations: 3 LT, 3 RT, 3 LA, 3 RA, 1 LL, 1 RL
Engine: XL Fusion Engine 330 12.50
Walking MP: 6
Running MP: 9
Jumping MP: 6 Standard
Jump Jet Locations: 2 LT, 2 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL 3.00
Heat Sinks: Double Heat Sink 13(26) 3.00
Gyro: Standard 4.00
Cockpit: Standard 3.00
Actuators: L: SH+UA+LA+H R: SH+UA+LA+H
Armor: Standard Armor AV - 176 11.00

Internal Armor
Structure Factor
Head 3 9
Center Torso 18 28
Center Torso (rear) 7
L/R Torso 13 20
L/R Torso (rear) 6
L/R Arm 9 17
L/R Leg 13 23

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Equipment Location Heat Critical Mass
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Small Pulse Laser HD 2 1 1.00
Guardian ECM Suite CT 0 2 1.50
3 Medium Lasers RT 9 3 3.00
3 Medium Lasers LT 9 3 3.00
ER Large Laser RA 12 2 5.00
2 Medium Lasers LA 6 2 2.00
Free Critical Slots: 8

BattleForce Statistics
MV S (+0) M (+2) L (+4) E (+6) Wt. Ov Armor: 6 Points: 18
6j 4 4 1 0 2 0 Structure: 3
Special Abilities: ECM, ENE, SRCH, ES, SOA


Edited by Accords12 (04/24/12 07:37 PM)
His_Most_Royal_Highass_Donkey
04/25/12 03:21 AM
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That is kinda like my 50 ton Goldy mech

http://www.sarna.net/forums/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/155436/an/0/page/5#155436

7-11-7
1 ERLL
7 ML
1 MG .25t ammo
Why argue if the glass is half full or half empty, when you know someone is going to knock it over and spill it anyways.

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