The largest BattleMech ever built by HildCo Interplanetary, the Pillager is built as a larger version of the Victor, and is intended for assaulting urban centers and hardened fortifications. These design parameters were paramount as the SLDF mobilized to wage the Reunification War. Later Pillagers were upgraded with more cutting-edge Star League technology, which ultimate spelled their doom on the Succession War battlefield. Production of the Pillager halted not because it's facility was destroyed, but the advanced Gauss Rifle and XL Engine production lines had been obliterated by the end of the Second Succession War. Curiously, Hildco did not restart production of the original PLG-1N, rather the Pillager lines only began production again in 3058 when advanced components were once again available for the PLG-3Z
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PLG-1N - The original Pillager, fielded for the first two decades of the Reunification War, uses a standard Fusion Engine instead of the Extralight model that went into production. Other limitations include a 60 meter jump range and 17 tons of armor. The weapons suite was also different, relying on twin torso mounted Autocannon/20s, a single SRM-4, and three Medium Lasers; one mounted in each arm and a head-mounted laser firing to the rear. Sixteen single heat sinks kept the heat under control. BV (2.0) = 1,812
The primary weapons on the Pillager are a pair of Poland Main Model A Gauss Rifles, which allow the Pillager to engage an enemy at up to six hundred and sixty meters. The Gauss Rifles are supported at intermediate ranges by a Defiance B3L Large Laser. For close range combat, the Pillager has four Ceres Arms Medium Lasers that provide a devastating close range barrage. BV (2.0) 2,697
My pick..... Of Pillagers
PLG-5Z - This upgraded version of the 4Z removes the jump jets and a ton of Gauss ammo to mount an ER PPC. It takes advantage of the heat buildup from the Stealth Armor and PPC to mount Triple Strength Myomer so that it can move on the ground more quickly. BV (1.0) = ??, BV (2.0) = 3,008
Edited by Paralax, 11 July 2012 - 10:07 AM.