Standing Guard Since 2801
You know, here on Solaris VII we often forget our roots. Specifically, where those awesome machines of death and destruction we love started. Now I know all you guys are familiar with the CN9-A Centurion, but hey, maybe you were born recently, live under a rock, and have no idea what that is. So letâ€™s do a little discussion on that beauty of medium â€˜Mechs.
The CN9-A Centurion isnâ€™t about any one thing, itâ€™s about every thing. AC/10? Check. LRM-10? Check. Two Medium Lasers? Check. Thereâ€™s no area of weapons this baby is bad at â€“ youâ€™ve got the LRM-10 to chew â€˜em up at range - and believe me, ten long range missiles can ruin your day fast, am I right guys? â€“ then your AC/10 reaches out and slugs â€˜em upside the head, then if they make it through that they get two medium lasers in the face at close range, with that AC/10 still kickinâ€™. In short, thereâ€™s pretty much no-where you can be that this baby canâ€™t â€“ and wonâ€™t â€“ hit you. And just look at it. Itâ€™s tall, but lean. Itâ€™s like an ancient, armoured warrior. Sure itâ€™s a little slow, but wouldnâ€™t you be slow if you had that kinda weaponry? And itâ€™s got that awesome helmet, am I right here guys? That alone makes you want to strap in and kick some Jennerâ€™s around. Thereâ€™s a reason this thing â€“ even though itâ€™s a medium â€˜Mech â€“ has always been a force in Solaris matches.
Itâ€™s got heart guys, and thatâ€™s not easy to see right away, is it? â€˜Itâ€™s just a machine, how could it have heart?â€™ I hear you saying. But look at it. And look at its history. Yen-lo-wang, that famous of famous â€˜Mechs, absolutely wrecked the circuit when Justin Xiang-Allard was at the helm. Good guy, great pilot! The Centurion though, itâ€™s just soâ€¦ itâ€™s regal guys, itâ€™s a knight in gleaming armour waitinâ€™ to charge a dragon. Or a Mercenary, whatever. To sum up, the Centurion has a long and storied history not just here on Solaris VII, but all across the inner sphere. Itâ€™s ancient, itâ€™s cool, and guys, I love it. And I think you will too.
-"Bulldog" Cherry, Solaris VII Sports Network