Tribune

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Tribune Tactical Command HQ
Production information
Manufacturer Cyclops Incorporated
Michaelson Heavy Industries
Production Year 3091[1]
Mission Scout
Mobile Headquarters (MH)
Command Vehicle
Electronic Warfare Unit
Type Wheeled
Technical specifications
Mass 30
Armor Durallex Special Heavy Ferro-Fibrous
Engine LTV 160 fusion
Speed 97 km/h
Crew 3
Communications System Garret T10-Deluxe with Guardian ECM Suite
Targeting Tracking System Garret E2b Series 2 with Bloodhound Active Probe
Heat Sinks 12
Armament

BV (2.0) 424[2][3]


Description[edit]

The Tribune Mobile Tactical Command HQ is a light-class 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, which would be used to enter the thick of combat, where they would act as scout elements and extending a military command's communication network.

This vehicle was highly successful in their role during the Capellan Crusades.[4]

Weapons and Equipment[edit]

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 allows the vehicle to feed large quantities of data to a Praetorian that is coordinating large forces. Contributing to this role, it is fitted with a Remote Sensor Dispenser which can allow a team of Tribune's to be expand sensor data coverage across the battlefield. In the Electronic Warfare role, this vehicle utilizes Guardian ECM to disrupt an enemy's advanced electronics and weapons. In the scout role, the Tribune has a Bloodhound Active Probe that allows it to pick up hidden units.

The Tribune is intended for frontline service, risking being damaged in combat. Defensive measures implemented by Republic designers which would give it an advantage on the battlefield. These would include the vehicle's 160-rated fusion engine, giving it enough speed to avoid possibly-fatal damage. For further protection, the vehicle mounts 3 tons of Durallex Special heavy ferro-fibrous.

The vehicle's active defensive equipment includes a single forward-mounted, Laser Anti-Missile System, while the Tribune's only offensive weapon is a single Magna Mk VI extended range medium laser which is also forward mounted.[5]

Design Quirks[edit]

The Tribune Mobile Tactical Command HQ is subjected to the following Design Quirks:

Notes[edit]

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 rulesets. 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.

References[edit]

  1. MUL Profile for the Tribune Tactical Command HQ (Standard) - Introduction Year Notes
  2. Era Digest: Dark Age, p. 44 & 51 Tribune MHQ - BV2
  3. MUL Profile for the Tribune Tactical Command HQ (Standard) - Intro & BV2
  4. Era Digest: Dark Age, p. 43-44 & 51 Tribune MHQ - Background information
  5. Era Digest: Dark Age, p. 43-44 & 51 Tribune MHQ - Vehicle Weapons and Equipment information.

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