Saturday, April 30, 2011
Mission #9: Mechbay & C3 Network
So the Mechs are in, upgraded and ready to rock. Mitch took the K version of the Atlas making the C3 choice much easier.
So come game night you guys can choose how to set up the C3 network. There are three C3 Masters. Battlemaster, Naginata and Gunslinger each have one. Two of them will be the lance C3Master...linking the 3 mechs in their lance. The last will be a member of one of those lances, and Link both lances together so they can share the targeting data. I would make the Naginata the Company C3master and keep it back as it has the best range and weakest armor of the three.
Here is my suggested breakdown o the lances...
Command lance: Naginata (C3M Company), Gunslinger (C3M Lance), Mauler, Hatamoto Chi
Spotter Lance: Battlemaster (C3M Lance), Crusader, Warhammer, Venom
Assault Lance: Kraken, Atlas, Flashman, Black Knight
That way the whole command lance is moving at 3/5 where the spotter lance is in a better position with their faster speed to move up and provide targeting data. For the record,...if that Venom ever has something less than a 3 on the movement die...expect it to be a smoking wreck the next turn.
I would put all the non-C3 mechs in an Assault lance and have them draw fire as you advance (staying out of cover). That will keep the fire off the C3 and provide better accuracy once the Spotters get within 10" of a target.
Don't forget to drop the Loki early, should be a primary target for all of you. That ECM it has makes all that fancy C3 tech worthless as along as it is functioning.