Just an opinion.
Guardian works only within 6 hexes so it won't be effective against the missile boats, PPC slingers or gauss snipers in the world. And your unit is designed to work at far range so the 1.5 tons would work better for armor.
Heat is issue as well. Firing the ER Large laser generate 12 and at a full run you add another 2.
That is 14 heat. You only have base 10 single heatsinks which is still within the magic "safe spot", so you will be running the UAC/5 and LRM10 a lot more before touching the laser.
Maybe fire the laser first, unload with ammo weapons, wait for heat to drop and switch back to laser to conserve ammo or just blast all the ammo weapons till the bins run empty, use large ER to cover your retreat.
DHS will not be detrimental to your design, in fact it would allow you to fire all 3 long range weapons without overheat. But if you are trying to keep BV low I will see your point as well. Alternatively I would use an LB-10x with 2 tons of slug ammo instead of the UAC-5 with 4 tons of ammo (UACs can jam on double fire).
Hits out to 18 hex and deals 10 dmg as well.
Edited by [EDMW]CSN, 12 April 2012 - 01:15 AM.