Marshall MSH-2L

  • Last Post 17 July 2019
Snowjeepney posted this 14 July 2019

Marshall MSH-2L

Mass: 55 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Tournament Legal
Era: Succession Wars
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/X-F-E-A
Production Year: 3049
Cost: 5,708,857 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,646

Chassis: Crucis-E Endo-Steel
Power Plant: CoreTek 275 Fusion Engine
Walking Speed: 54.0 km/h
Maximum Speed: 86.4 km/h
Jump Jets: Rawlings 80-Beta
    Jump Capacity: 150 meters
Armor: Durallex Super Medium Ferro-Fibrous w/ CASE
    1 Johnston High Speed ER PPC
    1 Harpoon-6 SRM-6
    4 Intek Medium Lasers
    2 Blazefire Spreadshot Small Pulse Lasers
Manufacturer: Johnston Industries
    Primary Factory: New Syrtis
Communications System: Johnston Wide Band
Targeting and Tracking System: Sync Tracker (39-42071)

Finally, I got over my writer's block. Anyways, reviews are always welcome.
Also, picture above is from

Overview: Johnston Industries surprised everyone (including ComStar) when the company unveiled the 55-ton Marshall, a few months after the unveiling of the Caesar battlemech. Besides being Johnston Industries' attempt at creating the medium-class battlemech, the Marshall was also the company's first battlemech that was built with an Endo-Steel Chassis. While the design was primarily influenced by the Griffin and the Wolverine, the Marshall was sometimes called the "baby Battlemaster" due to its somewhat passing resemblance of the 85-ton Battlemaster. Capabilities: The Marshall's primary long-range weapon is a Johnston High Speed ER PPC, which is mounted on the right arm. For close-range, the Marshal has two Intek Medium Lasers in each side torso, further augmented by a Harpoon-6 SRM-6 launcher on the left side torso, supplied with one ton of CASE-protected ammunition bin. Furthermore, to counter enemy infantry attacks, the Marshall has two Blazefire Spreadshot Small Pulse Lasers, both of them mounted on the left arm. Eleven double heat sinks provide adequate cooling capability, although the cooling system could get overwhelmed if all the weapons are fired simultaneously. The Marshall's CoreTek 275-rated Standard Fusion Engine provides a respectable max ground speed of 86.4 km/h, while its mobility is further enhanced by five jump jets, with two in each leg, and one in the rear torso. Finally, 9.5 tons of Ferro-Fibrous Armor ensure that the Marshall is well-protected. Deployment: The Marshall would be well-received by forces on both sides of Federated Commonwealth, with a respectable number of orders placed for the battlemech. However, demand for the Marshall would significantly increase during the Clan Invasion; as a result, many of the produced Marshalls were sent to units on the Clan front.

================================================================================ Equipment Type Rating Mass -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Internal Structure: Endo-Steel 91 points 3.00 Internal Locations: 4 LT, 4 RT, 3 LA, 3 RA Engine: Fusion Engine 275 15.50 Walking MP: 5 Running MP: 8 Jumping MP: 5 Standard Jump Jet Locations: 1 CT, 2 LL, 2 RL 2.50 Heat Sinks: Double Heat Sink 11(22) 1.00 Gyro: Standard 3.00 Cockpit: Standard 3.00 Actuators: L: SH+UA+LA+H R: SH+UA+LA+H Armor: Ferro-Fibrous AV - 170 9.50 Armor Locations: 1 CT, 2 LT, 6 RT, 3 LA, 2 RA CASE Locations: 1 LT 0.50 Internal Armor Structure Factor Head 3 9 Center Torso 18 23 Center Torso (rear) 10 L/R Torso 13 20 L/R Torso (rear) 6 L/R Arm 9 18 L/R Leg 13 20 ================================================================================ Equipment Location Heat Critical Mass -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ER PPC RA 15 3 7.00 2 Small Pulse Lasers LA 4 2 2.00 2 Medium Lasers RT 6 2 2.00 SRM-6 LT 4 2 3.00 2 Medium Lasers LT 6 2 2.00 @SRM-6 (15) LT - 1 1.00 Free Critical Slots: 1 BattleForce Statistics MV S (+0) M (+2) L (+4) E (+6) Wt. Ov Armor: 6 Points: 16 5j 3 3 1 0 2 1 Structure: 5 Special Abilities: CASE, SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA

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icehellion posted this 14 July 2019

My first though was a mini BattleMaster

Snowjeepney posted this 14 July 2019

My first though was a mini BattleMaster


The Marshall design actually started out as some sort of Griffin/Wolverine hybrid, with some Alfar influence, but eventually evolved to a Battlemaster-inspired design after some fiddling around.


Edit:  Fixed some fluff errors, and tried to add link to picture; not successful.  So I'll post it below instead:

Prince posted this 17 July 2019

It really says a lot when the *only* way this 'mech could be better is dropping an SPL and the SRM 6 for an MML5 and two tons of ammo. And damn can this thing a swiss army knife.