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   In studying high school history you may already know about the role of great leaders, but what you may not be aware of is the part played by BattleTech Maurader

30 Oct 2014 08:13 AM   |   1137 clicks   |   Sydney Morning Herald
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meanmutton     
In before the Robotech fanboys complain that the Marauder was stolen from Robotech.

/Yes, it was.
//Know what, though? Battletech > Robotech in every way.

15 Nov 2012 09:47 AM
AntonChigger     
That's humorous. In other news, Mechwarrior Online is a fun game.

15 Nov 2012 09:47 AM
Blueintheballs     
You're outta time. I'm not getting paid enough to die!

15 Nov 2012 09:48 AM
Asmor     
You MAD bro?

15 Nov 2012 09:50 AM
painless42     
what did they do with the section they covered over?

/Starts looking for Bolshovicks in the 4th succession war source book......

15 Nov 2012 09:53 AM
Tickle Mittens     
In violation of my orders? But I haven't done anything to these miserable micronians; at least, not yet. In the centuries to come, if any of them are left alive, they will speak with terror, the name Lenin!! HAHAHAHA!

15 Nov 2012 09:53 AM
Chalji     
Kerensky won't be pleased.

15 Nov 2012 09:55 AM
maverickzy     

Chalji: Kerensky won't be pleased.


Actually he would be!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexande r_Kerensky

15 Nov 2012 09:57 AM
Satanic_Hamster     
Article fail; they showed a 2nd picture of a Marauder II that they labeled as a Marauder.

15 Nov 2012 09:58 AM
DjangoStonereaver    [TotalFark]  
I'd have gone with a Grasshopper; PPCs aren't very useful in house-to-house combat. Much better
to have the lasers & jumpjets.

15 Nov 2012 10:02 AM
jdetweiler     
I hate you meanmutton.

its CLEARLY a zentradi officers pod! check out the fins at the rear of the cockpit.

Link

15 Nov 2012 10:02 AM
Public Call Box     
Harmony Gold is going to be pissed.

/Should have been a Warhammer. Better penetration with the SRM/6 and PPCs.

15 Nov 2012 10:04 AM
Marty Devoid     
Deja vu-sky.

15 Nov 2012 10:06 AM
maverickzy     

Public Call Box: Harmony Gold is going to be pissed.

/Should have been a Warhammer. Better penetration with the SRM/6 and PPCs.


PPC are lame. Real men use machine guns.

15 Nov 2012 10:06 AM
Lothar IB     
That is awesome.

15 Nov 2012 10:07 AM
biglew99     

jdetweiler: I hate you meanmutton.

its CLEARLY a zentradi officers pod! check out the fins at the rear of the cockpit.

Link


Cmdr Breetai will not be happy either when he discovers Khyron and Azonia have been doing the "Petraeus Formation"



/loved that show!

15 Nov 2012 10:08 AM
JDJoeE     
Warhammer was also Natasha Kerensky's ride so that'd make more sense.

15 Nov 2012 10:08 AM
maverickzy     

biglew99: jdetweiler: I hate you meanmutton.

its CLEARLY a zentradi officers pod! check out the fins at the rear of the cockpit.

Link

Cmdr Breetai will not be happy either when he discovers Khyron and Azonia have been doing the "Petraeus Formation"



/loved that show!


Keep your filthy anime out of here!

15 Nov 2012 10:09 AM
SewerUrchin99     

Blueintheballs: You're outta time. I'm not getting paid enough to die!


Comment of the day! I loved Mercenaries...great game with a great soundtrack.

15 Nov 2012 10:11 AM
Public Call Box     

maverickzy: Public Call Box: Harmony Gold is going to be pissed.

/Should have been a Warhammer. Better penetration with the SRM/6 and PPCs.

PPC are lame. Real men use machine guns.


Yup. got those too. Told you a Warhammer is the way to go.

15 Nov 2012 10:11 AM
PhilGed     
Honestly I don't see what the problem is. It's about time someone acknowledged the fact that the Russian Republic's reliance on medium class battlemech's like the Shadow Cat, in response to the range of the Marauder's PPCs, was one of the largest strategic errors during the October Revolution.

15 Nov 2012 10:13 AM
BronyMedic     

meanmutton: In before the Robotech fanboys complain that the Marauder was stolen from Robotech.

/Yes, it was.
//Know what, though? Battletech > Robotech in every way.


And robotech is an abomination which butchered macross, and harmony gold is Satan incarnate.

15 Nov 2012 10:19 AM
fireclown     
The Marauder is not a robot. It is more of a vehicle.


/RONG RIVE RIAU!
//Why is there not a good XBOX360 Battletech sim?

15 Nov 2012 10:21 AM
Rockstone     

AntonChigger: That's humorous. In other news, Mechwarrior Online is a fun game.


Not as good as Mechwarrior 2, 3, and 4 though. (I of course, am one of those weird, single player missing folks)

15 Nov 2012 10:26 AM
xaldin     

BronyMedic: meanmutton: In before the Robotech fanboys complain that the Marauder was stolen from Robotech.

/Yes, it was.
//Know what, though? Battletech > Robotech in every way.

And robotech is an abomination which butchered macross, and harmony gold is Satan incarnate.


But Lisa Hayes (Hayase Misa depending on iteration) still rocked as a character.

/She really needed to haul off and slug Rick though. A lot. Often.

15 Nov 2012 10:28 AM
jayphat     

PhilGed: Honestly I don't see what the problem is. It's about time someone acknowledged the fact that the Russian Republic's reliance on medium class battlemech's like the Shadow Cat, in response to the range of the Marauder's PPCs, was one of the largest strategic errors during the October Revolution.


I'll need to see more photographic evidence of this. That would make a great thread.

15 Nov 2012 10:30 AM
Sultan Of Herf     

PhilGed: Honestly I don't see what the problem is. It's about time someone acknowledged the fact that the Russian Republic's reliance on medium class battlemech's like the Shadow Cat, in response to the range of the Marauder's PPCs, was one of the largest strategic errors during the October Revolution.


Id have gone with a Highlander if long range punch was required, or even a Nightstar...2 Gauss rfles and an ER PPC.

Though I must say that visually the Stone Rhino is my favorite mech, though the original Marauder IIc is a close second.


Asmor: You MAD bro?


Depends...which one? The 3R, 9M, etc, etc...

15 Nov 2012 10:40 AM
RoyFokker'sGhost     

meanmutton:
//Know what, though? Battletech > Robotech in every way.


*cough*

As a supporter of both franchises, I have to say to the BattleTech fanboys, if BT is better than Robotech, why isn't there a MAC II port to BattleTech?

www.robotechresearch.comView Full Size


Not the same loadout for Macross/Robotech, but I'd go with 4 AC20's up top and 3 Large Lasers in each arm for BT. 

Also, the Battletech animated series lasted for 1 season? Macross has 5 sequel series and is still going strong
/let's just forget about Macross 7, mm'kay?

15 Nov 2012 10:48 AM
MythDragon     

DjangoStonereaver: I'd have gone with a Grasshopper; PPCs aren't very useful in house-to-house combat. Much better
to have the lasers & jumpjets.


I'd say they are useful in that once you remove the houses with said PPC, you now have open field combat.

15 Nov 2012 10:50 AM
MythDragon     
sp1.fotolog.comView Full Size

Titan laughs at puny heretic Marauder.

15 Nov 2012 10:54 AM
DjangoStonereaver    [TotalFark]  

MythDragon: DjangoStonereaver: I'd have gone with a Grasshopper; PPCs aren't very useful in house-to-house combat. Much better
to have the lasers & jumpjets.

I'd say they are useful in that once you remove the houses with said PPC, you now have open field combat.


That would make an awful lot of debris, which would slow you down (broken terrain movement penalties).

Again, the jump jets would be a better asset: Just land on a roof and you knock out the building and
anyone in it without cluttering up the field.

15 Nov 2012 11:08 AM
Myrdinn    [TotalFark]  

DjangoStonereaver: MythDragon: DjangoStonereaver: I'd have gone with a Grasshopper; PPCs aren't very useful in house-to-house combat. Much better
to have the lasers & jumpjets.

I'd say they are useful in that once you remove the houses with said PPC, you now have open field combat.

That would make an awful lot of debris, which would slow you down (broken terrain movement penalties).

Again, the jump jets would be a better asset: Just land on a roof and you knock out the building and
anyone in it without cluttering up the field.


So... are you going with an old school Victor, then?

15 Nov 2012 11:11 AM
Satanic_Hamster     

RoyFokker'sGhost: meanmutton:
//Know what, though? Battletech > Robotech in every way.

*cough*

As a supporter of both franchises, I have to say to the BattleTech fanboys, if BT is better than Robotech, why isn't there a MAC II port to BattleTech?

[www.robotechresearch.com image 500x386]

Not the same loadout for Macross/Robotech, but I'd go with 4 AC20's up top and 3 Large Lasers in each arm for BT. 

Also, the Battletech animated series lasted for 1 season? Macross has 5 sequel series and is still going strong
/let's just forget about Macross 7, mm'kay?


There was; the Behemoth.

15 Nov 2012 11:23 AM
DjangoStonereaver    [TotalFark]  

Myrdinn: DjangoStonereaver: MythDragon: DjangoStonereaver: I'd have gone with a Grasshopper; PPCs aren't very useful in house-to-house combat. Much better
to have the lasers & jumpjets.

I'd say they are useful in that once you remove the houses with said PPC, you now have open field combat.

That would make an awful lot of debris, which would slow you down (broken terrain movement penalties).

Again, the jump jets would be a better asset: Just land on a roof and you knock out the building and
anyone in it without cluttering up the field.

So... are you going with an old school Victor, then?


I'd forgotten that one (haven't played BATTLETECH in ages).

The only thing about that one is the autocannon. The advantage of the grasshopper is that, aside
from the LRM5 (which was never more than an afterthought anyway) it has essentially unlimited
ammo since it is only armed with lasers. Yes, its 10 tonnes lighter, but has enough heat sinks that
you can almost fire all your lasers every combat round. Its basically a 70 tonne recon 'mec, and that
makes it well suited for city combat (as I recall, anyway; like I said, I'm really rusty).

15 Nov 2012 11:46 AM
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