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Post tutorial RSS MC - Player's Guide - Heavy BattleMechs

Heavy BattleMechs Actually i'm recreating the tactical guide for mechcommander beginners and players. Since NoGutsNoGalaxy.net is lost - the only copy of information seems to be the one on my personal backup. I upload the information with some cosmetical redesign here on ModDB. This is Part IV of the MechCommander/MC Player's Guide:

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Catapult (Inner-Sphere Mech)

014 CatapultA
014 CatapultW
014 CatapultJ


The Catapult is a second-line, fire support Mech with a solid layer of armor. Another fire-support 'Mech, this time the Catapult's weaponry is centered around 6 LRM Racks; like all fire-support 'Mechs the Catapult is afraid of close combats, though its armor is heavier than the JagerMech's one.

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The A Variant has extra armor and no jump-jets.
The W Variant has extra weapons and no jump-jets.
The J Variant has jump-jets at the expense of armor and weapons.

  • Typa A Cost: 37.200
  • Type W Cost: 37.070
  • Type J Cost: 39.920
  • Weight: 65 tons
  • Speed: 18 m/s
  • Armor: A: Heavy ; W/J:Moderate

Type A/J Equipment: (36 tons Payload)

  • 2 Pulse Laser
  • 6 LRM Rack
  • 1 Sensor - Basic

Type W Equipment: (40 tons Payload)

  • 1 Laser
  • 1 Large PS Laser
  • 6 LRM Rack
  • 1 Sensor - Basic

Loki / Hellbringer (Clan Mech)

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015 LokiW
015 LokiJ


Named Loki for its "utterly mad weapon configuration", the Loki is a well-balanced OmniMech capable of taking a large number of tasks, including recon when deployed in its Jump variant. The Loki is a good fighter at all ranges, and the only way to destroy a Loki is to attack it from several points, and keep moving. The W variant is adapt to long-range direct-fire barrages, and it is the only variant relatively defenless at short range.

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The A Variant has extra armor and no jump-jets.
The W Variant has extra weapons and no jump-jets.
The J Variant has jump-jets at the expense of armor and weapons.

  • Typa A Cost: 70.540
  • Type W Cost: 80.120
  • Type J Cost: 74.760
  • Weight: 65 tons
  • Speed: 24 m/s
  • Armor: A/W/J: Moderate

Type A/J Equipment: (50,5 tons Payload)

  • 2 C-ST-SR Missile Pack
  • 4 ER Laser
  • 1 C Ultra Autocannon
  • 1 C-ER PPC
  • 1 C Sensor Basic

Type W Equipment: (56,5 tons Payload)

  • 2 C-ST-SR Missile Pack
  • 2 C Large Laser
  • 2 C Gauss Rifle
  • 1 C Sensor - Basic

Jagermech (Inner-Sphere Mech)

016 JagermechA
016 JagermechW
016 JagermechJ


Heavier than the standard JagerMech, this versions weights 70 tons instead of the usual 65. It keep the same role, of supporting its lancemates from afar thanks to its twin Ultra ACs. The best way to engage a JagerMech is to use long-range weapons with more firepower than its ACs, or to quickly close distances to destroy it quickly. Weapon Variant lacks short-range weapons, and it is very susceptible to this tactic.

jagermech

The A Variant has extra armor and no jump-jets.
The W Variant has extra weapons and no jump-jets.
The J Variant has jump-jets at the expense of armor and weapons.

  • Typa A Cost: 37.080
  • Type W Cost: 36.030
  • Type J Cost: 39.800
  • Weight: 70 tons
  • Speed: 18 m/s
  • Armor: A/W/J:Moderate

Type A/J Equipment: (41 tons Payload)

  • 2 Laser
  • 1 Large ER Laser
  • 2 Light Ultra Autocannon
  • 1 Sensor - Basic

Type W Equipment: (45 tons Payload)

  • 2 Laser
  • 1 Large ER Laser
  • 2 Light Ultra Autocannon
  • 1 Sensor - Basic

Novacat / Cobracat (Clan Mech)

017 NovacatA
017 NovacatW
017 NovacatJ


After its defeat on Tukayyid, Khan Severen Leroux of Clan Nova Cat began talks with the Draconis Combine, and, to preserve the Clan both militarily and spiritually, ordered the design and production of the Nova Cat OmniMech. The sixteen meter tall totem 'Mech of Clan Nova Cat is based on the Night Gyr created by Clan Jade Falcon. The basic components of this design, combined with its characteristics as an OmniMech, make it very simple to repair and very difficult to kill.

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novacat

The A Variant has extra armor and no jump-jets.
The W Variant has extra weapons and no jump-jets.
The J Variant has jump-jets at the expense of armor and weapons.

  • Typa A Cost: 61.590
  • Type W Cost: 57.490
  • Type J Cost: 66.210
  • Weight: 70 tons
  • Speed: 21 m/s
  • Armor: A: Heavy ; W/J: Moderate

Type A/J Equipment: (54 tons Payload)

  • 1 C Heavy Flamer
  • 3 C Pulse Laser
  • 2 C Heavy LBX Autocannon
  • 1 C Sensor Basic

Type W Equipment: (58 tons Payload)

  • 1 C Pulse Laser
  • 4 C-ST-SR Missile Pack
  • 2 C Heavy LBX Autocannon
  • 1 C Sensor - Basic

Thor / Summoner (Clan Mech)

018 ThorA
018 ThorW
018 ThorJ


The Thor has its weapon load centered around several balistic weapons; the main weapon is a mammoth Heavy Ultra AC, backed up by 2 Streak SRM Racks, this makes the Thor well-suited for short-range duels, and the design doesn't lack few long-range weapons.

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The A Variant has extra armor and no jump-jets.
The W Variant has extra weapons and no jump-jets.
The J Variant has jump-jets at the expense of armor and weapons.

  • Typa A Cost: 74.390
  • Type W Cost: 79.870
  • Type J Cost: 78.210
  • Weight: 70 tons
  • Speed: 24 m/s
  • Armor: A: Heavy ; W/J: Moderate

Type A/J Equipment: (53,5 tons Payload)

  • 1 C Pulse Laser
  • 2 C-ST-SR Missile Pack
  • 1 C Heavy Ultra Autocannon
  • 2 C Large PS Laser
  • 1 C Sensor Basic

Type W Equipment: (58 tons Payload)

  • 1 C Pulse Laser
  • 2 C-ST-SR Missile Pack
  • 1 C Heavy Ultra Autocannon
  • 2 C Ultra Autocannon
  • 1 C Sensor - Basic

Madcat from MC intro movie


Madcat / Timberwolf (Clan Mech)

019 Mad CatA
019 Mad CatW
019 Mad CatJ


This 'Mech balances firepower, mobility and armor in a very effective way. Mad Cats form the backbone of any heavy/assault force. Though sightly less effective than the Masakari, the Mad Cat is still a 'Mech to be renocked with.
It flexible configuration allows to use it in a wide variety of roles, and the best way to use a Mad Cat chassis is to mix weapons of all ranges, though specialized Mad Cats with LRMs and Heavy Ultra ACs will be a nasty surprise for anyone.

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The A Variant has extra armor and no jump-jets.
The W Variant has extra weapons and no jump-jets.
The J Variant has jump-jets at the expense of armor and weapons.

  • Typa A Cost: 92.790
  • Type W Cost: 95.560
  • Type J Cost: 96.970
  • Weight: 75 tons
  • Speed: 24 m/s
  • Armor: A: Heavy ; W/J: Moderate

Type A/J Equipment: (57,5 tons Payload)

  • 1 C Heavy Flamer
  • 1 C Large PS Laser
  • 2 C ER PPC
  • 4 C LR Missile Pack
  • 1 C Sensor Basic

Type W Equipment: (65 tons Payload)

  • 1 C Pulse Laser
  • 2 C Large PS Laser
  • 2 C ER PPC
  • 4 C LR Missile Pack
  • 1 C Sensor - Basic

(c) by RizZen (2018) - overhauled (2020) - contains quotes from Briareos Kerensky, (2005)

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