Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Smoke Jaguar Dossier: Koshi (Mist Lynx)

Smoke Jaguar Dossier

Type: Battlemech

Name:Koshi (Mist Lynx)

Mech Class: Light (Omni-mech)

Weight: 25 Tons

Tech Base:Clan

Weighing in at twenty five tons, the Mist Lynx is a lightweight workhorse OmniMech. The Mist Lynx is a common light OmniMech among the Invading Clans, and is part of the touman of every clan. The Mist Lynx was designed and most commonly fielded by Clan Smoke Jaguar and earned the code name Koshi, or "small death", from the Draconis Combine forces which encountered it.

The Mist Lynx is built on a lightweight Endo Steel chassis to save weight and is powered by a 175 XL engine that gives the 'Mech a top speed of 118.8 km/h. The Mist Lynx also has six Jump Jets that allow the 'Mech to jump up to one hundred and eighty meters. The Mist Lynx has a fixed Active Probe that allows the 'Mech to protect itself from ambush by letting it detect any hidden enemy units before they can strike. For protection from enemy fire, the Mist Lynx has three and a half tons of Ferro-Fibrous armor.

In its primary configuration the Mist Lynx is armed to engage an enemy at any range. For long range combat, the Mist Lynx carries a single LRM-10 launcher, which is backed up by a Streak SRM-4 launcher for close combat. Finally, to protect itself from infantry, the Mist Lynx carries two Machine Guns.

Alt. Config. A - The A configuration of the Mist Lynx is intended for artillery spotting and anti-infantry work. To spot for Arrow IV artillery, it carries a TAG laser designator. To protect itself from infantry attacks, it has two A-Pods, two Machine Guns, and a single Flamer. Finally, for added protection from missile attacks, the Mist Lynx A has two Anti-Missile Systems.

* Alt. Config. B - A close combat configuration, the Mist Lynx B has two ER Medium Lasers and two SRM-6 launchers for its primary weapons. These are backed up by a single ER Small Laser as a weapon for extremely close ranges.

* Alt. Config. C - The C configuration of the Mist Lynx is armed with a single ER Large Laser as its primary weapon backed up by an ER Medium Laser for close combat. For added protection, the Mist Lynx C has an Anti-Missile System for protection from missile fire and an ECM Suite to protect it from enemy electronic warfare systems.

* Alt. Config. D - A long range sniper configuration, the Mist Lynx D has a single Ultra Autocannon/2 for sniping at targets at long range. For close range protection, the 'Mech has an ER Medium Laser and an ER Small Laser.

Captain Nash's Mission #1 Analysis:  

Very common among the ranks of the Smoke Jaguars, figure if you see a light Omni-mech chances are it will be a Koshi, or Mist Lynx as the clanners call them.  As with all Omni-mechs, the ease of swapping weapon systems make the capabilities and role of this chassis dependent on the loadout chosen.
The B or C configurations are the only ones I would worry about.  The D in the right hands might be a nuisance, but not really a threat.  Weakness of this mech is in the arms.  Remove the arms and with them goes all  the weapon systems on this mech.

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