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Re: BattleTech History: Mechs vs BA / Elemental
« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2009, 03:14:27 AM »
Tiaret Nevversan ... hmmm :-[ *dreaming*

5 Elementals = 1 mech.

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Re: BattleTech History: Mechs vs BA / Elemental
« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2009, 10:27:09 AM »
5 Elementals can equal 5 Stingers in Terms of Weapons.
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Re: BattleTech History: Mechs vs BA / Elemental
« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2009, 12:49:22 PM »
The classic strategy for evasion has always been to Jump. A jumping mech creates a tremendous inertial pressure outside, and there is always the off chance you will actually fry the little bastard once it slips back. If they get to the cockpit... well, you better be really good with a sword and revolver. Really good.
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Re: BattleTech History: Mechs vs BA / Elemental
« Reply #33 on: December 28, 2009, 07:04:26 PM »
Jump, fall down and thrash, have your buddy pick them off with hands or weapons, pick them off with your hands, smash them off with your arms if you don't have hands, blast them with rear firing weapons if they get in front of them... can't think of any others atm.

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Re: BattleTech History: Mechs vs BA / Elemental
« Reply #34 on: December 31, 2009, 10:36:02 AM »
bite them
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Re: BattleTech History: Mechs vs BA / Elemental
« Reply #35 on: December 31, 2009, 02:49:34 PM »
Make love,not war?

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Re: BattleTech History: Mechs vs BA / Elemental
« Reply #36 on: December 31, 2009, 07:38:20 PM »
Make love,not war?

 With you, anytime ;)

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Re: BattleTech History: Mechs vs BA / Elemental
« Reply #37 on: January 06, 2010, 08:11:01 AM »
Well not technically from BT but def capable in its universe, 1-2 shot smoke launchers loaded with short fuse SRM's with back and front launchers that you can trigger independently. I was personally leading to atleast 1 MG on every single mech/vehicle as its honestly a pittance compared to most ordinance and a single MG with 800 rounds would go a long way to defending yourself against a BA. You could also have your AMS go crazy filling whatever arc it covers with lead to either dissuade the BA or kill off a large group if you have multiple mechs do it.

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Re: BattleTech History: Mechs vs BA / Elemental
« Reply #38 on: January 17, 2010, 01:21:06 AM »
fighting BA is like fight fire, get down in the dirt and roll ... dont know which novel this quote was but its the right idea

in MW:LL its good if u have 1 or 2 nice mates with flamer, puls laser or mg's who take care of this little guys xD
or someone with a LBX 20, that has to much ammo ... hehehe

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Re: BattleTech History: Mechs vs BA / Elemental
« Reply #39 on: January 20, 2010, 06:29:29 PM »
Fortunately I'm a tank person, running them over is a pleasant feeling. It's like opening up the first present on Christmas day...and watching it's intestines spring load out of the gift...

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Re: BattleTech History: Mechs vs BA / Elemental
« Reply #40 on: January 21, 2010, 12:29:19 AM »
i love getting road kills on elementals.   ;D
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Re: BattleTech History: Mechs vs BA / Elemental
« Reply #41 on: January 21, 2010, 02:48:37 AM »
How about an armflip?

A lot of Mechs can flip their arms to the back to shoot at someone behind them, what you need is a button for a view to your back and an animation of the arms (if the mech can do it) flipping to the back to shoot at the pesky BA's under your rear armor.

Check some of the fluff and core rules, it's a common tactic.

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Re: BattleTech History: Mechs vs BA / Elemental
« Reply #42 on: January 21, 2010, 06:29:31 AM »
Their mechs not Rock 'n sock em robots.

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Re: BattleTech History: Mechs vs BA / Elemental
« Reply #43 on: January 21, 2010, 07:17:10 PM »
Still there are some Mechs that CAN simply flip their arms on their back.
For example, the Jenner, if i am not mistaken.
Basically all mechs without ellbow.
'any kind of discussion of randomness ALWAYS WILL EQUATE to being able to critically hit a mech's reactor by firing a micro beam laser while facing 80 degrees to the side, shooting the ground, which would cause a random explosion which would randomly crit his entire team's reactors which would randomly cause the server itself to explode which would randomly generate a strange quark which would randomly hit the earth and randomly randomness randomfapp the shit fapp random!'
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Re: BattleTech History: Mechs vs BA / Elemental
« Reply #44 on: January 22, 2010, 12:04:00 AM »
Yeah, the armflip is possible on some mechs, another major tactic is for jump jet enabled mechs to burn off the little things on their back. However the strongest defense against BA has always been the buddy system, if one mech gets jumped, the other one shoots them off. That is way an elemental point tends to fight lone mechs.
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