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#1 InnerSphereNews

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:00 AM

While it was somewhat rare to go from Recon to Assault, it was not unheard of. Her last mission was still being talked about – facing a Centurion head-on with a Commando was a big deal apparently. But this new ‘Mech… She knew she sat astride Death-at-Range, but it still felt… odd.

Truth be told, she missed her old ‘Mech. The views were all wrong; she kept looking at screens that weren’t there.

Suddenly a sharp ‘beep’ sounded. Her Recon- correction, the Recon squad, spotted the enemy.

“Assaults inbound, Echo. Range in five – light ‘im up.”

“Roger Recon.”

She could feel the small whine as she raised her ‘Mechs right arm, and aligned her torso. Alpha in three, two… The Atlas rounded the corner, far off in the distance – her zoomed crosshair centre-mass, she fired.

One never really got used to the sound and feeling of a PPC firing. Three at once was even more so.

 

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Her Awesome rocked back as all three PPC bolts cut through the air, a distinct crackle in her ears as she watched the right arm explode on the Atlas, the harsh glow of the right torso as the PPC blasts tried to burn through. Her cockpit instantly filled with steam, and sweat was pouring out of her – the ‘Mech screamed a heat warning at her, and she switched fire groups to the right arm.

“Woah, confirmed hit Echo; he’s panicking.”

“Roger, Recon.”

The enemy Atlas, instead of moving ahead into cover, was trying to backpedal – her next PPC shot caused his right torso to explode, rocking him sideways and nearly knocking him over. The next shot cored out the Atlas, and it fell backwards out of sight.

She heard a soft whistling as LRM’s fell onto the Assaults who had taken cover behind this Atlas – that Recon was doing an excellent job. She allowed herself a smile remembering doing just that.

“Skirmish force moving in, we’ll flush them your way Echo.”

“Roger.”

The Recon squad joined the Skirmishers, and as promised, the other Assault ‘Mechs came into view, attempting to avoid the biting fire of the Centurion/Hunchback mixture, while bringing their own weapons to bear. She toggled through each PPC,  targeting weak points and assisting Skirmish and Recon when she could. She shifted her torso to target an enemy Jenner that was attempting to flank when a warning sound filled her ears, her display flashing:

WARNING: INCOMING MISSILES



#2 Skwisgaar Skwigelf

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:00 AM

BOOM!

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:00 AM

Huzzah!

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:00 AM

You feel good about yourself Garth?

Getting everyone whipped into a frenzy of anticipation?

And then providing a big climactic finish?


I'm sure it's a new experience for you. :)


(Anyone else need a cigarette?)


Cheers.

Edited by Helmer, 28 March 2012 - 09:01 AM.


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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:00 AM

That is Awesome! :)

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:00 AM

That looks Awesome!

#7 Hartsblade

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:01 AM

Great work as always FD!!

Oh, and great write up!

Edited by Hartsblade, 28 March 2012 - 09:05 AM.


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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:02 AM

HAHA Nice!

#9 00dlez

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:02 AM

This is a Neat mech... Wait...

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:02 AM

Shiny :)

Edited by Hangfire, 28 March 2012 - 09:02 AM.


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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:02 AM

And now for the Liao mech. Steiner has Atlas, FWL has Awesome, Daviots have Centurion, Kuritans have Jenner and Dragon.

We need a proper mech to fight in, too. :)

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:02 AM

Epic!

#13 El Loco

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:03 AM

Yeahaaa... looks great (yes, I refrained from using the a-word here, I'm strong!). Earned myself rights to do the following: Told you so!

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:03 AM

Epic!

#15 Belial

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:03 AM

Hahaha very nice!!! Er, I mean, very AWESOME!! :)

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:03 AM

Disappointing. It doesn't even look like a lot of FD's other designs.

Regardless I hope this will shut up the fanboys now.

AAAAAND they included making the mech alpha strike, and then firing again momentarily.

*shakes head*

Thank God this came out after GDC.

Edited by Listless Nomad, 28 March 2012 - 09:07 AM.


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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:03 AM

WOOOOOOOOO! An old favorite come to life! WOOOOOOOOOO!

#18 Skwisgaar Skwigelf

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:03 AM

View PostAdridos, on 28 March 2012 - 09:02 AM, said:

And now for the Liao mech. Steiner has Atlas, FWL has Awesome, Daviots have Centurion, Kuritans have Jenner and Dragon.

We need a proper mech to fight in, too. :)

Didn't you get a Catapult though?

#19 Thorn Hallis

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:03 AM

I'm not impressed by the colour.



But I notice the insignia of the 1st Regulan Hussars.

Edited by Thorn Hallis, 28 March 2012 - 09:09 AM.


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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:04 AM

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View PostListless Nomad, on 28 March 2012 - 09:03 AM, said:

Disappointing. It doesn't even look like a lot of FD's other designs.

Regardless I hope this will shut up the fanboys now.


I love it and it looks a LOT like other FD designs..

Compare the above with the FD design.. DEFINATELY a bit of change.. but in a good way.. like the cockpit is tighter..

I was deathly afraid of what it may look like given the MW:T treatment of the Awesome..


As for shutting us up.. You wish..

Edited by Chuckie, 28 March 2012 - 09:09 AM.






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