So I've started leveling the Blackjack series. I've started with the bj-1 and bj-1x.
There are a lot of issues with the Blackjack. There are things that it simply cannot do.
Fighting with light mechs is a biggy. The stubby arms prevent it from effectivly engaging them. It needs bigger slower targets.
And on the note of bigger and slower targets, it cannot engage many those in a direct fashion. It cannot brawl against brawlers.
So what can the Blackjack do? It must do the other things. It must use it's mobility to flank. To seek access to the enemies back lines. It must prey upon vulnerable but guarded LRM boats and jump snipers and force them into the open. It must engage heavy brawlers that are themselves already engaged and unable to defend themselves.
Without the strength to kill on it's own, it is firmly a seaker of carrion on the field.
This is unfortunate as this role is already taken more effectivly by light mechs and the Cicada which already benefit from much superior mobility granting them a much wider range of battle field roles.
Kanatta JingMember Since 21 Mar 2012
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