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Devastator Mech

Devastator Mech Background With its tiny cone shaped head on top of massive shoulders, the Devastator looks less than menacing–ridiculous even. Looks can be deceiving, however, because the Devastator lives up to its name. This assault mech packs a mean wallop. Get behind the wrong end of its pairs of Gauss rifles and particle projector cannons, and you’d […]

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Fafnir Mech (Mechwarrior 4)

Fafnir Mech Background Named after a mythical Norse Dragon, the Fafnir is a walking block–an impervious 100-ton death cube on legs. It is one of the most powerful mechs in existence, with humongous guns that can properly be described as artillery pieces. Its square shape resembles a sledgehammer and conveys its only purpose–dealing damage and destruction. […]

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Stone Rhino/Behemoth Mech

Stone Rhino/Behemoth Mech Background The Stone Rhino mech (aka Behemoth in the Inner Sphere), is known in the Battletech universe more by its reputation than by actual real world experience. This is because it is such an impossibly massive mech, with an incredible price tag to go with it, that few armies can afford to field […]

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Salamander Mech

Salamander Mech Background In real life, the salamander is an amphibious creature that is shy and mostly harmless. In the Battletech universe, however, the Salamander mech is an assault-class fire support mech that is instantly recognizable by the massive arrays of missile launchers in its torso and left arm. This iconic machine-of-war sports two Doombud LRM-20 missile launchers […]

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Hellstar Mech

Hellstar Assault Mech Background I wrote before that logistics is one of the biggest obstacles that armies have to overcome, especially if you’re fighting far from home territory. Getting food, supplies, and ammunition to the battle space is an incredibly formidable job. Depending on where you’re fighting, the supply lines can be daunting. The materiel […]

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Longbow Mech

Longbow Assault Mech Background The English longbow has a storied history in the annals of warfare. For centuries, it was the preeminent fire support weapon. Longbow barrages have been described as dark clouds, raining rays of death on soldiers on the battlefield. Longbows kill indiscriminately from a distance. They were not meant to be precision […]