The oft neglected and underpowered - Rifles! How to make them different and useful.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:47 PM
Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:19 PM
Man, you're splitting hairs. The Battletech Master Rules may as well have been called "Compendium v3." I'm saying Compendium because when I played tabletop was the "master rule book for the game of Battletech."
You won't find rifles in any iteration of the whatever you want to call the master rule book so what difference does it make which version of the master rule book I choose to mention?
Fair enough. It just seemed a little odd to refer to a 20-year-old title (that was already long out of print when I started playing back in the day) when discussing whether an item ought to be included.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:44 PM
Mildly unrelated, but while we're on the subject of unused kinda-crap tech: http://www.sarna.net...ry_Laser_Cannon
I'd like to mount one of these. =D
Edited by Justesp, 08 May 2012 - 11:46 PM.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:54 PM
After reading about them, well, I'd be OK with them. They're just pretty terrible Autocannons. That said I honestly and sincerely rather carry Light Rifles than an AC/2, because at least you are only paying 3 tons for it and you're still getting an extra point of damage.
I doubt we'll see them, ever, but it's interesting they even exist. How recently were these retcon'ed in?
EDIT: The Heavy Rifle is clearly superior to the AC/5 in every way except heat and ammo. How are these supposed to suck again??
Edited by Victor Morson, 08 May 2012 - 11:58 PM.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 01:23 AM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:10 AM
I don't think there's any reason to implement them.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:26 AM
Wha... I want my BA with recoiless rifles. Those are my fav BA weapons
Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:56 AM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 06:07 AM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 06:40 AM
Pistol mounted to Left Hand.
Pistol Mounted to Right Hand.
Sorry, Cardboard Tube Club cannot be fitted to this 'Mech model. Too heavy. (and no melee. >_<)
Sorry, Nerf Gun cannot be fitted to this 'Mech model. Not enough ballistic hardpoints.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:52 AM
I hope you're reading this, devs, because I'll be disappointed if my idea isn't implemented.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:03 AM
They have this, its called a Stalker
Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:09 AM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:24 AM
Edited by Gigaton, 09 May 2012 - 08:31 AM.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:50 AM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:15 AM
it would make them a great sniper weapon on some light mech.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:24 AM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:24 AM
The Compendium was already 10 years out of date when the jihad stuff started. That book is old enough to vote--hell, it's almost old enough to drink. If you're a FASA-era purist then Battletech Master Rules is where it's at.
If you're going to be pedantic, you might as well get it right. Total Warfare is the current book.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:42 AM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:14 AM
Many of the other weapon systems have been around for a while too, though, and an AK47 is still consistent with modern weapons design. Might want to ask who uses black powder rifles instead.
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