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#1 InnerSphereNews

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:10 PM

“You must hold this ridge, Chu-i. We have no reserves. Either they are stopped here, or they take the city.”

“It will be held, Sir.”

“There is no retreat either way, Chu-i. Make sure your soldiers understand this.”

“Of course, Sir.”

The comm fizzed out, and she went to address her warriors. Her warriors… where there had been over a hundred Mechs the day before, now there were twelve. She was the highest ranked, at Lieutanant, their Tai-sa (or Captain) having died that morning.

“We will hold this ridge, comrades. We have no line to retreat to. No base to hide in. The enemy comes and we either destroy them, or die. They will not accept prisoners. It has been an honour to fight alongside you, and it will be a greater honour to die there.

They think we will sit here and accept their assault, dying in this hole while the glory is theirs. They are wrong. All units, prepare to attack. If we must die, we will die in a glorious attack, and they will remember this day for the rest of their lives.”

“Hai!” echoed from eleven men and women simultaneously.

She turned to face the ridge, her Kintaro freshly painted and gleaming in the sun. She rammed her throttle to maximum with a quipped “Now!”

“BANZAI!” screamed twelve men and women simultaneously over open coms, as they crested the hill, literally crashing ahead into the scout force. Two enemy Ravens evaporated into exploded metal as hundreds of SRMs, lasers and ballistics hit them. A Jenner and Commando turned to flee, and were cut down.

The Kurita forces had not stopped, nor even slowed down, as they charged forward. The right side lance, made up of Spiders and Jenners, slammed into the left flank of the enemy, quickly cutting the legs out from under a Hunchback and Centurion. The enemy had recovered from the shock of the attack, however, and a JagerMech to her left was pummeled by LRM, large laser, and ballistic fire, being tossed backwards as his centre exploded. A Commando and Jenner both went down to concentrated SRM and laser fire from a Catapult and Cataphract, and she turned to intercept.

SRMs sailed out from her Kintaro, followed by a stab of medium lasers. The enemy Catapults right ‘ear’ exploded, and it lurched to the side to get away from her. A Dragon to her right charged at the Cataphract, tearing it almost in half with its lasers and gauss. The explosion had barely ceased when the Dragon was shoved to the ground by a massive hail of LRMs, and she turned to avenge her comrade. “BANZAI!” she screamed again, barreling forward into the exposed enemy, a Stalker bristling with LRMs. Her SRMs and lasers reached out again, tearing and cutting through the left torso. She was inside its LRM range as she fired her second alpha, he enemy Mechs XL engine went off with a massive ‘WHUMP!’ of an explosion behind her as she ran past. The Catapult she had earlier attacked collapsed under the relentless assault of a Jenner and Spider, who ran off to cause more havoc. It seemed they would win. The enemy was in shock. So she charged forward again. As she was rounded the corner – she came face to face with the enemy commander, his Atlas virtually untouched.



#2 Ens

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:10 PM

First :|

So, Kintaro...


Doom Space Marine, anyone? ^_^
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Edited by Ens, 02 August 2013 - 01:30 AM.


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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:11 PM

Sweet we can talk about it now. :)

#4 Destructicus

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:14 PM

/yawn
By the way
What ever happened to Flea and Orion?
Kinda just forgot about them or what?

Edited by Destructicus, 01 August 2013 - 12:19 PM.


#5 Almighty Cico

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:15 PM

Wooh looks nasty

But if there's not ballistic version its mini quickdraw so no thanks.


#6 OffC3nter

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:18 PM

Not bad, glad to finally see a medium mech in the 55ton category.

#7 xengk

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:18 PM

Something need to be done with that NARC tube.

#8 BarHaid

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:18 PM

Well, at least it still looks kind of like a gorilla.

#9 Ngamok

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:19 PM

Trebuchet Body

Quickdraw Head

Dragon Torsos

#10 Thontor

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:20 PM

Excited to get a 55 tonner this month. Looks like a relatively fast short range skirmisher. Should be fun to play.

#11 Ocilfa

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:20 PM

Ugh, not enough swagger in the mwo version...Posted Image

#12 Morang

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:22 PM

View Postxengk, on 01 August 2013 - 12:18 PM, said:

Something need to be done with that NARC tube.

Kuritans mostly operated KTO-20 given to them by ComStar, so it's a Large Laser replacing NARC beacon there.

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:24 PM

Yawn is right. I would have much rather see the Dervish. But then again that's a best in class mech with symmetrical hard points and jump jets.

Edited by Hexenhammer, 01 August 2013 - 12:27 PM.


#14 MonkeyCheese

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:24 PM

So? Skipping lights again are we?

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:24 PM

Sweet!

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:25 PM

Haters not gonna hate.

#17 AgroAntirrhopus

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:27 PM

Always game for another medium! Should be fun! :)

Though I would love to see a few more unique shaped mechs!

Edited by AgroAntirrhopus, 01 August 2013 - 12:27 PM.


#18 JeffGoldblum

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:27 PM

Oooh Ive been saving up for a new mech, maybe Ill have to hold off and wait for this one. :wub:

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:27 PM

Just like the Blackjack concept, it looks like the artist based the design on the KTO-19 art (which is incorrect) rather than its actual record sheet. The LRM-5 is supposed to be in the left arm (w/the arm-mounted SRM-6), not in the right torso w/the torso SRM-6. Also, the Narc launcher looks like a Large Laser lens.

Otherwise, pretty nice translation of some pretty goofy looking BT art to MWO style.

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View PostMorang, on 01 August 2013 - 12:22 PM, said:

Kuritans mostly operated KTO-20 given to them by ComStar, so it's a Large Laser replacing NARC beacon there.


Or this could be a perfect rendering of the KTO-20, which does have an LL in the CT and moves the LRM-5 to the RT.

Don't mind me >_>

Edited by SteelPaladin, 01 August 2013 - 12:29 PM.


#20 Wriath

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:29 PM

So mak

View PostSteelPaladin, on 01 August 2013 - 12:27 PM, said:

Just like the Blackjack concept, it looks like the artist based the design on the KTO-19 art (which is incorrect) rather than its actual record sheet. The LRM-5 is supposed to be in the left arm (w/the arm-mounted SRM-6), not in the right torso w/the torso SRM-6. Also, the Narc launcher looks like a Large Laser lens.

Otherwise, pretty nice translation of some pretty goofy looking BT art to MWO style.

so... picking the variant he wants to draw is wrong because it's not he same variant as the one in the tro?





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