|Tribune Tactical Command HQ|
|Manufacturer|| Cyclops Incorporated |
Michaelson Heavy Industries
|Mission|| Scout |
Mobile Headquarters (MH)
Electronic Warfare Unit
|Armor||Durallex Special Heavy Ferro-Fibrous|
|Engine||LTV 160 Fusion|
|Communications System||Garret T10-Deluxe with Guardian ECM Suite|
|Targeting Tracking System||Garret E2b Series 2 with Bloodhound Active Probe|
The Tribune Mobile Tactical Command HQ is a light-class of Combat Vehicle that was originally developed in early years of Republic Era by the Republic of the Sphere in 3091. It was developed as one of two designs help coordinate the young Republic's large Combined Arms-style regiments. The vehicle was intended to work in tandem with Praetorian Mobile HQ vehicles as part of a regiment's command structure. Early prototypes were used in the field to help flesh out the concept's ability to provide advance command support for Republic commands. Each Republic Battalion fields a Lance of one Praetorian and three Tribunes, these would be used to enter the thick of combat, where they would act as scout elements and extending a military command's communication network.
Weapons and Equipment
Designed to work as a team member in a combined-arms regiment, the Tribune fitted with then advanced communication equipment. Its core payload is its 5 tons of Communication Equipment, allowing commanders the upper hand in a fight and also feed large formations with data to a Praetorian coordinating large forces. Contributing its role, it fitted with a Remote Sensor Dispenser which can allow its fellow HQ units be able expand coverage of a battlefield. In the role in Electronic Warfare, this vehicle utilizes Guardian ECM to disrupt an enemy's advanced electronics and weapons. In the scout role, the Tribune has its Bloodhound Active Probe allows it to pick up hidden units far easier than others.
The Tribune is intended for frontline service, risking being damaged combat. Defensive measures were implemented by Republic designers which would give it advantage on the battlefield. Among advantages would include the vehicle's 160-rated Fusion Engine, giving it enough speed to speed away possible fatal damage. For protection, the vehicle mounts 3 tons of Durallex Special Heavy Ferro-Fibrous.
The vehicle's active defense equipment includes a single forward mounted, Laser Anti-Missile Defense System. While Tribune's only offensive weapon is a single Magna Mk VI Extended Range Medium Laser which is also forward mounted.
As of this time, the Tribune has no canon variants, with its only published in electronic exclusive PDF Era Digest: Dark Age.
Gaming Note: Equipment used to build this combat vehicle originally was listed as Advanced Technology in Total Warfare and Tactical Operations rules sets. However, Record Sheets: 3145 New Tech, New Upgrades's Dark Age Technology Advancement Table notes both equipment namely the Bloodhound Active Probe (in 3082) and Laser Anti-Missile System (in 3079) were rerated as Tournament Legal, not subjected to restricted use in regular games.
The Tribune Mobile Tactical Command HQ is subjected to the following Design Quirks;
- Era Digest: Dark Age, p. 44 & 51 Tribune MHQ - BV2
- MUL Profile for the Tribune Tactical Command HQ (Standard) - Intro & BV2
- Era Digest: Dark Age, p. 43-44 & 51 Tribune MHQ - Background information
- Era Digest: Dark Age, p. 43-44 & 51 Tribune MHQ - Vehicle Weapons and Equipment information.