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#1 InnerSphereNews

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:00 AM

The Draconis Combine unveils new frontline BattleMech

The Dragon Has Life
Who of Us Can Say What it
Will Do Once Released?


Luthien, 2754: With production to begin shortly, Luthien Armor Works will commence construction of the first in a long line of 60 tonne DRG-1N Dragon BattleMechs for the Draconis Combine. Described as a long-range focussed ‘Mech capable of handling threats at all ranges, the Dragon has a ground speed of 86.4 km/h via a Vlar 300 engine, ten tonnes of Starshield armour, a Telos DecaCluster LRM-10, Imperator-A Autocannon/5, and two Victory 23R Medium Lasers.

“We are thrilled with the induction of our newest BattleMech, the DRG-1N Dragon.” A Draconis Combine representative was quoted as saying. “We are excited to be working with such highly regarded manufacturers at Luthien Armor Works.”
At 60 tonnes and boasting such a massive engine, the Dragon is clearly designed to let the pilot choose when and where combat happens (and likely how it ends). With the indirect-fire capabilities of the Telos DecaCluster LRM-10 combined with the range of the Imperator-A Autocannon/5, the Dragon will be able to bring down most foes before they even get into the range of its two Victory 23R Medium Lasers.

“Let our enemies quake in their boots, there is yet another weapon to fear in the hands of the Draconis Combine.” said another Draconis Combine representative. “Our pilots are thrilled to be blessed with such an amazing piece of technology. Like the warriors katana, the Dragon is in perfect balance. With speed, agility, and capability will we defeat our enemies.”

Originally designed to replace the Shadow Hawks in the Star League Defence Force ranks, the design was turned down. We do not know why, but from what we have seen, that may have been a grave error. The MechWarrior test pilot told us of his experience handling the new Dragon ‘Mech:
“I was honored to be chosen to test pilot the Dragon. It is a very capable design in the hands of a true warrior. Its specifications including a 86.4 km/h top speed and ten tonnes of armor will surely aid us to glorious victory.”

While we can’t speak for ‘Mech pilots everywhere, we know that the Dragon looks like a fantastic design, and is sure to please those lucky enough to pilot them.



#2 John Dragon

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:00 AM

AWESOME!

#3 DocBach

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:01 AM

No, not an Awesome - a Dragon.

Edited by DocBach, 23 November 2011 - 10:02 AM.


#4 jojobear

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:01 AM

I can tell a lot of heart is going into this game.

#5 John Dragon

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:01 AM

View PostDocBach, on 23 November 2011 - 10:01 AM, said:

Not, not an Awesome - a Dragon.

lol

#6 ICUBurn

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:01 AM

Awww

#7 Thorn Hallis

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:02 AM

Hmpf...

#8 Fiachdubh

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:02 AM

Oooooh....

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:02 AM

I have just the image... Bryan will recognize this due to playing MW2 Mercs recently.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:02 AM

Hmmmm, indirect LRM fire confirmation?

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:02 AM

The DRG-1N's a fairly capable design, especially in the hands of one who knows how to use it. A lance of them, used properly, is a serious threat to nearly anything...

#12 Mchawkeye

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:02 AM

Sweet.

#13 John Clavell

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:02 AM

Do we get to see a piccy of it? <_<

#14 phelanjkell

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:03 AM

View PostJohn Clavell, on 23 November 2011 - 10:02 AM, said:

Do we get to see a piccy of it? <_<


It is his birthday...

#15 Dihm

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:03 AM

View PostJohn Clavell, on 23 November 2011 - 10:02 AM, said:

Do we get to see a piccy of it? <_<

This! I was hoping for some flyingdebris art I can use for my background. :rolleyes:

#16 DocBach

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:03 AM

No picture? <_<

#17 Cyttorak

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:03 AM

View PostDihm, on 23 November 2011 - 10:02 AM, said:

Hmmmm, indirect LRM fire confirmation?

That's what I picked up on, too. Needing a spotter, it pumps up the value of the scouts!

#18 Hayden

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:03 AM

Pics, or it didn't happen.

But seriously, I'm excited for this one <_<

It's no Marauder, but it is a classic.

#19 Paul Inouye

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:04 AM

Pics or it didn't happen!

#20 Kaemon

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:04 AM

This excitement thread is useless without pics.





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