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#1 InnerSphereNews

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:55 AM

Pilot: Grigori Kovalenko

Mech: Ilya Muromets CTF-IM Cataphract

  • Mech Identification Number: CTF2X0042A-1013
  • Tonnage: 70
  • Top Speed: 64.8 kph
  • Armor: 432 points
  • Weapons: 2 Medium Lasers, 2 AC/5s, 1 AC/10, 1 Small Laser
  • Hardpoints: 3 Ballistic, 3 Energy, 1 AMS
  • Jump Jets: n/a

Grigori Kovalenko was born on planet Hassad in the year 2995. His family had lived in Capellan Confederation space for generations, until Hassad was taken by the Free Worlds League in 2917. While he did not embrace his Capellan roots, as he was a Free Worlds citizen, he did respect them and he grew up into a man with a heavy reverence for the concepts of honor and heritage. To that end, he joined up with the Second Regiment of the Twelfth Star Guards mercenary unit, having been impressed by their Star League Defense Force lineage, and the Twelfth Star Guards having been impressed by his piloting abilities. He served with them dutifully, fighting for the Federated Suns and the Lyran Commonwealth, up until the start of the Fourth Succession War in 3028.

When the Federated Suns launched their initial attack against the Capellan Confederation, Grigori was incensed, seeing the assault as little more than a cowardly sneak attack. Not wanting to participate on any attacks against the Capellans, he abandoned the Twelfth Star Guards and took his Mech, a Centurion, into Capellan space. It was there that he offered his services as a mercenary to the Capellan Confederation.

Shortly into the war, the Federated Suns captured the planet Tikonov and, with it, the Capellans’ newly up and running Cataphract production facility. Grigori took the theft of the Cataphract design and production as his new cause. He styled himself as a noble knight of old, with a quest to take back all Cataphracts from non-Capellan hands. Fatefully, it was not long before he encountered a Cataphract on the battlefield. With careful shooting, he disabled the Mech with minimal damage and took it as his own, replacing his aging Centurion. He dubbed it Ilya Muromets, after the legendary knight of Slavic myths, and emblazoned it with the noble Cameron Star of the Star League as a nod to his time with the Twelfth Star Guards and their connection to the SLDF. For the last 21 years he has been using Ilya Muromets to hunt down Federated Suns’ Cataphracts, meting out justice for their theft. Their salvaged remains have been used to repair and refit his own Mech to the point that it now operates with a unique loadout.



#2 Xelrah

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:58 AM

Father Grigori? :)
How are locations of those hardpoints?

Also there is no entry for Grigori Kovalenko on sarna.net... hmm.
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Edited by Xelrah, 27 November 2012 - 12:01 PM.


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:03 PM

Alrighty then. Guess that seals it.

http://mwomercs.com/...ilya%20muromets

BATTLETECH
Heavy BattleMech Technical Readout

Type: Cataphract Type 59
Technology Base: Inner Sphere / 3075
Ruleset: Standard (5th edition)
Tonnage: 70
Cost: 6,247,840 C-bills
Battle Value: 1,297
Equipment Mass
Internal Structure: Endo Steel 3.5
Engine: 210 9.0
Type: Fusion
Walking MP: 3
Running MP: 5
Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks: 10 [20] 0.0
Gyro: Standard 3.0
Cockpit: 3.0
Armor Factor: 216 13.5
Internal
Structure Armor
Value
Head 3 9
Center Torso 22 35
Center Torso (rear) 8
L/R Torso 15/15 22/22
L/R Torso (rear) 8/8
L/R Arms 11/11 22/22
L/R Legs 15/15 30/30
Weapons and Ammo Location Crits Tons
Medium Laser RA 1 1.0
Medium Laser RT 1 1.0
Medium Laser LT 1 1.0
Ultra AC/5 RA 5 9.0
Ultra AC/5 RT 5 9.0
Ultra AC/5 LA 5 9.0
Anti-Missile System LT 1 0.5
CASE LT 1 0.5
Ammo (uAC/5) 20 LL 1 1.0
Ammo (uAC/5) 20 LL 1 1.0
Ammo (uAC/5) 20 RL 1 1.0
Ammo (uAC/5) 20 RL 1 1.0
Ammo (uAC/5) 20 LT 1 1.0
Ammo (uAC/5) 20 LT 1 1.0
Ammo (AMS) 12 LT 1 1.0

BattleForce 2
MP Damage PB/M/L Overheat Class
3 3/3/1 - H
Armor/Structure Point Value Specials
5/5 13 -

Edited by Monky, 27 November 2012 - 01:05 PM.


#4 xDark

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:04 PM

No picture?

#5 ovie

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:04 PM

As a fellow Cataphrat pilot I only have one thing to say about this... &*#% YES!

#6 GoGo Yubari

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:06 PM

Like I said other thread:

View PostGoGo Yubari, on 27 November 2012 - 11:43 AM, said:

That's crazy coincidental, considering I was planning on naming my next Cataphraxt Bogatyr. Weird.


So huh yeah, I guess we are meant to be together! I'll prolly actually buy this one.

Edited by GoGo Yubari, 27 November 2012 - 12:07 PM.


#7 IC3B3RG

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:07 PM

I'm a little disappointed actually. After the Yen-Lo-Wang came out I expected hero mechs to reflect actual cannon custom variants. The YLW is a known cannon mech piloted by Justin Xiang-Allard, a Solaris VII champion.

Who is this Grigori Kovalenko?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:07 PM

could be interesting depends on how the hardpoints are set out - we already have 4 on the 4x

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:08 PM

View PostXelrah, on 27 November 2012 - 11:58 AM, said:

Father Grigori? :)
How are locations of those hardpoints?

Also there is no entry for Grigori Kovalenko on sarna.net... hmm.
Hero that no one spoke of?


Understand that Sarna.net is essentially a Wiki, and may not have all the information available in the universe.

#10 PropagandaWar

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:09 PM

The one thing I didnt like about the Wang was the lack of a claw. Hero mechs should have more than just a skin. Give them a few cosmetic mods. Second where's the pic?

#11 GoGo Yubari

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:09 PM

View PostShadewolfe, on 27 November 2012 - 12:07 PM, said:

I'm a little disappointed actually. After the Yen-Lo-Wang came out I expected hero mechs to reflect actual cannon custom variants. The YLW is a known cannon mech piloted by Justin Xiang-Allard, a Solaris VII champion.

Who is this Grigori Kovalenko?


And considering the confusing and vaguely offensive mixing of the cultural insignia/metaphors on the YLW, I'm sure this one will be decorated with a painted Finnish machine gunner on the chest. :)

Just kidding, guys!

#12 SGT Unther

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:12 PM

Hopefully we don't lose a Cataphract Varient when this one comes in.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:13 PM

I doubt the purists ever considered it, but creativity is a virtue.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:19 PM

View PostSGT Unther, on 27 November 2012 - 12:12 PM, said:

Hopefully we don't lose a Cataphract Varient when this one comes in.

I doubt that'll happen anymore seeings as a lot of us paid real money for them.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:21 PM

picture here
http://mwomercs.com/...ilya%20muromets

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:26 PM

Why would anyone put 3 Gauss Rifles in a 70 ton mech?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:29 PM

Well, since the first "Hero" belonged to what's considered one of the arch-traitors to the Capellan Confederation, it's kinda fair that the second one would be an actual hero to the same.

Relevant to my interests in a way the "Wang" isn't. :)

View Posto0Marduk0o, on 27 November 2012 - 12:26 PM, said:

Why would anyone put 3 Gauss Rifles in a 70 ton mech?


Nothing says "Love" like triple tapping Gauss rifles into your face from 1000m away.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:31 PM

Isn't it P2W until the Jagermech comes in, i.e.... in 2013?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:38 PM

I have a feeling that two or three of the ballistic slots will be in the same location and/or unable to mount gauss.

Ballistic slots are meh right now (although that is getting better), so.. yeah...

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:43 PM

View PostSephlock, on 27 November 2012 - 12:38 PM, said:

I have a feeling that two or three of the ballistic slots will be in the same location and/or unable to mount gauss.

Ballistic slots are meh right now (although that is getting better), so.. yeah...


Picture makes the hardpoint layout pretty clear.

RA: 1 Ballistic, 1 Energy
RT: 1 Ballistic, 1 Energy
LT: 1 Energy, 1 AMS
LA: 1 Ballistic





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