Gotta make a move to a corp that's right for meCorp to keep me movin' Keep me pewin' with some energy.
Well, I talk about it, Talk about it, Talk about it, Talk about it, Talk about, Talk about, Talk...
Have you ever seen a hawk emerge from the shadows? Fresh from the Mech factory, the Shadow Hawk is now available in 3 variants!
Get the SHD-2D2 if you're a fan of diversity. With Energy, Missile and Ballistic...
It takes a trusted crew for this type of reconnaissance, especially in such hostile environments. The life of a Special Forces hero is rough, but for the good of the Inner Sphere, conventional...
With 4 energy and 2 ballistic hardpoints, this champion Mech packs a huge punch with a 10% XP bonus!
Blaze in the Blackjack which comes pre-loaded with tons of Mech-blasting goodness, including an AC/20...
Winter is coming, the goose is getting fat, Please put some [MC] in the Cataphract. If you haven't got some [MC], a few C-Bills will do. If you haven't got some [CB], you're PEW PEW PEW!
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I have good news - we have a DX11 test build ready for you guys to test out! You can check the schedule info here - but the times will be as follows:November 7th - 10am PST to 12pm PST ...
It's time to get creative- So pull out your carving knives, your sewing scissors, your hot glue or poet’s angst. The theme is Halloween à la Battletech- anything goes!
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The Skye Rangers Brigade has a long tradition of service and loyalty to House Steiner through four long and grueling Succession Wars spanning hundreds of years. Once again civil war threatens the Great Houses of the Inner Sphere. Our Mechwarriors have been called home, allies will be chosen, enemies vanquished, and battles fought on distant worlds under far off suns...the Federation of Skye will now decide its destiny...
Welcome to the Home Base of the Skye Rangers, located on the dark and beautiful planet Summer, within the Federation of Skye.
Targeting Tracking System: DLK Type Phased Array Sensors
Heat Sinks. 10 Single
Speed 86.4 KPH
1x Anti Missile System
Continuing the trend toward specialized BattleMechs, the Bombardier was proposed to the Star League in 2735 by Wakazashi Enterprises as an "artillery 'Mech." The concept behind the design was to make a BattleMech that could replace less-mobile artillery vehicles, which might fall behind in an advance or be destroyed by counter-battery fire. It would be well-protected with twelve and a half tons of armor and use specialized missile racks which could carry diverse types of advanced missiles. Over years of testing and field exercises the Bombardier proved itself extremely effective at fulfilling the long-range fire support role, easily surpassing its vehicular counterparts and even inspiring talks of disbanding the SLDF's artillery arm once enough Bombardiers were operational.
More than 800 of these 'Mechs were in service by the time the Star League collapsed, and as the 'Mech finally entered the battlefield during the Succession Wars its shortcomings became all too apparent. The greatest of these was its endurance, as with limited ammunition stores for its LRM and SRM launchers the Bombardier could not last long in an extended firefight, and unlike other designs such as the older Archer it had no energy weapons to fall back on once its missile stores run dry. Such was the rapid expenditure of its specialized Bombardier Artillery Missiles during the First Succession War that many planets simply ran out after a few days of battle. Many Bombardiers were forced to fight on the front lines in close-support roles, and while well-armored, the 'Mech was not designed for slugging matches, leading to it suffering the most battlefield losses of any BattleMech type. By the time of the Second Succession War the handful of surviving Bombardiers were relegated to defending their dwindling stockpiles of specialized missiles, while others were cannibalized for their parts, and when taking to the field were forced to rely on supply vehicles for additional ordnance, arguably defeating the very purpose for which it was designed.
With its poor reputation Wakazashi Enterprises was content to let the design die out, even refusing to produce the spare parts it still had the technical knowledge to produce, though it allowed Earthwerks Incorporated license to refit a modest number of 'Mechs. By the end of the Succession Wars the remaining BMB-12Ds and -10Ds could be found in militia and reserve units in the Draconis Combine or Free Worlds League, while the Federated Commonwealth gave theirs to training units where ammunition shortages were not a problem. While ComStar secretly developed a limited number of -14C variants for its Com Guards, the most surprising development in the 'Mech's history came after the Clan Invasion, when the Outworlds Alliance began fielding the new BMB-05A variant following a secretive deal with Clan Snow Raven. Their use in a raid on Enif by the Alliance Grenadiers caused the Combine to start refitting their own Bombardier stockpiles.
The primary weapons on the Bombardier are a pair of Delphinius-20 LRM-20 launchers. These launchers are specially designed to handle the unique ammunition types in use at the time, such as Swarm and Thunder Missile LRMs, and while they have an excellent reach only two tons of ammunition means they run out after only twelve salvos. The secondary weapon carried by the Bombardier is an Arrowlight-4 SRM-4 built into the right arm. While suitable for driving off light units that get within the LRM's minimum range, it is not enough to truly protect the 'Mech from a determined attack and also suffers from having only a single ton of ammunition. A Buzzsaw Anti-Missile System protects the Bombardier from counter-missile fire, while the ammunition for all of the 'Mech's weapons is protected by CASE.
Extract from a full account by Ferrous Idaho and Zeoll of the Tamar Cavaliers…
"The Private lead our hunting pack down some forgotten valley filled
with crystal formations. The main force had the simple directive of
engage and destroy as many of the garrison as possible. The only
resistance we encountered was a lone Spider scout… …SurlyMohawk drilled
the Spider as the two of them danced on jet wash that kicked up an
obscuring haze of sand and armour particles. Our Cavalier 3L’s kept the
Spider contained with overlapping las fire, careful not to launch SRM’s
into the fray. They spun in a typical Death Circle then Surly started to
twist like this then turn away from the spiral like that. The Spider
pilot could not get the Las or MG’s to hit for more than a fraction of a
second. Then it was over…
…"The badly out numbered PUG was not going to last, we could all see
that from the beacons being launched for rescue. … …The eight PUG mercs
had only accounted for 2 of the garrison……with LRM’s and ER Las fire
incoming Surly snatched even the smallest amount of cover, using the
crystalline growths and coarse sands to baffle his signal and reflect
after-images back at the hunters. They just could not hit him, and so
they closed in to get the kill…
… "The big engine in Lucy Double-D powered Surly across the
desert sands, the Kurita forces knew exactly what he was about to do and
how badly they had been fooled into chasing him. He went all out to get
back to the command node; he swung behind the node to provide shielding
from their long range guns. All the LRM fire impacted on the surface of
Ferrous poured Zeoll and himself another glass saying, "With the data
capture finished SurlyMohawk called for extraction, leaving five
almighty pissed off Dracs to fire a few more punitive, out of range
shots. He picked up us three on the way to the extraction point, saving
us from torture or being killed by the Dracs. THAT sort of action is why
the 1st have recruited him. Not only is he an amazing pilot, but a hero
p.s. GEN Arturus - it is rare a non-com gets the MoH, and there are only 7 MoH recipients in the entire brigade...Congrats, Surly !
p.p.s. full after action report here...the snippet above does not do Ferrous Idaho's description justice :)
It is with great pleasure that I award 007Mither007 with the Honor
of Skye award for achieving 5000+ Kills, I can also personally say that
I have seen him, on more than one occasion beat 3 to 1 odds and have
much respect for him. This award is a long time coming and well
deserved! Along with this Award 007Mither007 will be promoted to
CCOM/HPT position to lead the 3rd into a bright future ahead.
To CCOM/HPT - furge1 (Crimson fang)
To CP - Punisher818, Malleus, Rollo, Grimish Seth, FragGirl, MugenAP1
To SCP - Madone, Dijinn
To SGM - The Reaper Beckons, Elbeau, falconheart, Urlaz
Skye Command is pleased to announce the selection of SCP Zeece as the 'Mechwarrior of the Month for December !
Zeece has been posting all sorts of obscure MWO and lore updates on our
forums and is one of our more dedicated pilots. Concurrent with this award, SCP Zeece has earned the McKennsy Ground Pounders Medal (GPM) and his name will be prominently displayed on our Member Roster and Gaming Teams pages for the entire month.
Guill is on the case, our TS server has been pretty stable since the last server move...it had a DOS attack...PLEASE ket Guill & Arrachtas handle this and use Mumble as our backup...NO OTHER VOICE COMMS are approved for SR member use...
Seeing the bill gets paid every January, that isn't the issue. There has been a DoS-attack on our teamspeak-server as explained in the forums. And no, nobody seems to be using the backup Mumble-server.