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Heavy Tanks & Launchers Actually i'm recreating the tactical guide for mechcommander beginners and players. Since 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 IX of the MechCommander/MC Player's Guide:

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Heavy Tanks & Launchers

LRM Carrier

17 LRM Carrier

A more powerful version of the Striker. Engage it at short range and remember that it can fires over walls. The chassis for missile carriers vary in basic design, but they are all essentially military transport vehicles, tracked being the most common, adapted to carry the huge missile launchers and loading equipment. Those adaptations generally consist of reinforcing the suspension systems and armoring the crew and critical components areas enough to survive the back blast from so many missiles.


  • Cost: 13.420
  • Weight: 60 tons
  • Type: Heavy Launcher
  • Speed: 15 m/s
  • Armor: Light
  • Equipment: 7 LRM Rack

Manticore - Heavy Tank

18 Manticore Heavy Tank

The Manticore is a heavy tank carrying excellent armor protection and effective long and medium-range firepower.

  • Cost: 13.870
  • Weight: 60 tons
  • Type: Heavy Launcher
  • Speed: 15 m/s
  • Armor: Moderate
  • Equipment: 2 SRM Pack, 1 PPC, 1 Large Pulse Laser

Rommel Medium Tank

19 Rommel Medium Tank

The Rommel was designed concurrently with the Patton in the early 3000s, when Defiance Industries decided that an armored combat vehicle capable replacing 'Mechs was needed. Since 'Mech production was nearly at a standstill, the ability to produce and field armored vehicles became a necessity no Successor State could ignore.

With its default main weapon being the massive and immensely powerful- but short-ranged- AC/20, the Rommel is best suited to close range and urban fighting, where its heavy gun can be put to excellent use. A Rommel may lie in wait around a corner or down an alley, and then use its devastating armament to cripple or destroy a BattleMech when it comes into view. The main advantage the Rommel has over other, older designs is a combination of higher speed and more armor. With even more armor than a Demolisher tank, the Rommel can sustain more punishment, yet slip away faster to fight again from another position.


  • Cost: 15.700
  • Weight: 65 tons
  • Type: Medium Tank
  • Speed: 12 m/s
  • Armor: Light
  • Equipment: 2 Autocannon

Pilum - Heavy Tank

20 Pilum Heavy Tank

This version of the Pilum Heavy Tank trades some of its firepower for a larger powerplant, making it fastser than any vehicle in its weight class.

  • Cost: 12.560
  • Weight: 70 tons
  • Type: Heavy Tank
  • Speed: 18 m/s
  • Armor: Moderate
  • Equipment: 6 LRM Rack

von Luckner - Very Heavy Tank

21 von Luckner Heavy Tank

Designed for the original Star League after the Reunification War as a BattleMech without legs, the Von Luckner is fully capable of blasting light 'Mechs to pieces. Named after Count Felix von Luckner of twentieth century Terra, the Von Luckner is one of the few tanks to use a fusion engine, as most vehicle-mounted reactors were stripped out for use in 'Mechs during the Succession Wars. Few of these vehicles remain in service, but they are very lethal, weighing more than most 'Mechs as well as boasting 11 tons of armor and overwhelming firepower.


  • Cost: 18.260
  • Weight: 75 tons
  • Type: Very Heavy Tank
  • Speed: 15 m/s
  • Armor: Light
  • Equipment: 1 Gauss Rifle; 1 Light Autocannon

Schrek PPC Carrier

22 Schreck PPC Carrier

Thoug it moves slowly, beware the Schrek's multiple ER-PPCs. Beware! When this vehicle stops, it's about to fire! The best way to deal with this vehicle is to set ambushes or attack with LRMs when protected by walls or trees. If this is not possible, try to engage at short-range where PPCs aren't effective. In couple they can take down Assault 'Mechs, so be careful.

  • Cost: 30.660
  • Weight: 80 tons
  • Type: Assault
  • Speed: 9 m/s
  • Armor: Moderate
  • Equipment: 1 C ER PPC; 1 ER PPC

Alacorn MKVII - Very Heavy Tank

23 Alacorn MK VII Heavy Tank

A Star League era design, the Alacorn MK VII packs reasonable speed, superior armor and a terrifying punch into one sleek package.

  • Cost: 47.450
  • Weight: 95 tons
  • Type: Assault
  • Speed: 12 m/s
  • Armor: Heavy
  • Equipment: 3 Gauss Rifle

(c) by RizZen 2017 overhauled (2020)

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