Hope Industrial Works
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|Hope Industrial Works|
|Primary Site(s)||Randis IV|
Hope Industrial Works is a plant built by the Brotherhood of Randis. In 3079 it produced Primitive Firebees, Dervishes and a newly designed RetroTech BattleMech, the HawkWolf In 3100 the Brotherhood negotiated some contracts with the Filtvelt Coalition and the Calderon Protectorate. These contracts allowed Hope Industrial Works to begin production of Succession War-era armor and weaponry. This new equipment was quickly used to update the HawkWolf.
A battalion-sized pirate band from the Tortuga Dominions raided the Hope Industrial Works in 3128, doing significant damage to facility in the process; not only was production badly limited, but it prompted the leader of the Brotherhood of Randis, Grand Knight William Dirac, to call on the Brotherhood's closest allies, the Filtvelt Coalition and Calderon Protectorate. The result was Operation TRIDENT, a multinational force assembled in 3129 that spent almost a full year clearing out various pirate bases within the Dominions.
With the exception of the damage inflicted in the 3128 raid, the Hope Industrial Works managed to maintain a high production rate throughout the Republic era, it was only with the heavy drop in pirate raiding in the aftermath of the 3129 campaign against the Dominion that the facility managed to actually expand. While the added production lines were producing several new BattleMech designs using all Succession War-level technology, those designs represented a significant advance on the RetroTech designs produced before, allowing the Brotherhood to substantially upgrade their forces.
Hope Industrial Works has manufacturing centers on the following planets:
|Components produced on Randis IV:|
|COM-4H Commando (from 3139)||Light BattleMech|
|FRB-1E Firebee||Primitive Light BattleMech|
|DV-1S Dervish||Primitive Medium BattleMech|
|DV-6M Dervish (from 3139)||Medium BattleMech|
|WHM-6R Warhammer (from 3139, in small quantities)||Heavy BattleMech|
|HWK-3F HawkWolf||Primitive Assault BattleMech|
|HWK-4F HawkWolf||Assault BattleMech|
|Advanced HWK||HWK-4F HawkWolf|
|Pitban 240||HWK-4F HawkWolf|
|Armor - BattleMechs & Vehicles|
|Hope Shield w/CASE||HWK-4F HawkWolf|
|Hope M13 Howler||HWK-4F HawkWolf|
|Hope HawkEye||HWK-4F HawkWolf|
- Experimental Technical Readout: RetroTech, p. 7
- Objectives: Periphery, p. 29
- Technical Readout: 3145 Mercenaries, p. 44
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 185, "Fiefdom of Randis"
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 189, "Fiefdom of Randis"
- Technical Readout: 3145 Mercenaries, p. 44, "HWK-4F HawkWolf Profile"