Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Smoke Jaguar Dossier: Kodiak

Smoke Jaguar Dossier

Type: Battlemech

Name: Kodiak

Mech Class: Assault

Weight: 100 Tons

Tech Base: Clan

Able to run at 64.8 km/h, the Kodiak is a relatively fast Assault 'Mech. With seventeen and a half tons of Compound 12A2 armor, incredible firepower, and twenty double heat sinks, it is a successful blend of defense, fire-power, and speed. The Kodiak incorporates the Garret L20 as its communications system, and uses the RCA Instatrack Mark IX for targeting.

The Kodiak's primary armament consists of devastating short-range weaponry; namely the single Series II Ultra AC/20 occupying its entire right side of its torso, and twin Streak SRM-6s situated in the left side of the torso. These powerful weapons enable the Kodiak to savage any foe, but care must be taken with the limited ammunition at the MechWarrior's disposal. The 'Mech supplements its primary weaponry with eight Series 2a ER Medium Lasers, four above each hand set into a claw-like array. The ER Medium Lasers, powered by the fusion power plant, provide hefty firepower long after the ammunition bays have run dry. While the Kodiak is a cruel opponent close up, it is far from defenseless at long-range; mounted directly beneath the engine is a Series 7k ER Large Laser, allowing it to soften up targets as it advances for the kill.

Captain Nash's Analysis:  Play time is over folks.  Now it starts getting real.  I would suggest keeping this beast at least 120m (8") away from you, keeping most all of the weapons it carries out of short range.  If you have to get close, try to stay in the rear or rear left side so it can't bring the Ultra20 or all of the ER mediums to bear on you.

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