The 'Platform 004' Acolyte

  • Last Post 26 September 2017
Prince posted this 26 September 2017

Though many believe that the Word never jumped onto the 'bandwagon' that was primitive battlemech construction, several machines similar to the Eidolon were actually made in the waning years of their Hedgemony. Set up as a engineering college project for wannabe astechs and designers, "Platform 004" was a near-battlefield grade chassis that could be easily built from Industialmech stock- and was roughly analogous to the primitive chassis quickly filling ranks in armies across the inner sphere.

Weighing 50 tons and capable of being produced entirely on-world, the renamed Acolyte was re-christened for hopeful adepts of the Word's exhausted forces. Given a basic Pitban 240 fusion plant used for centuries and a light but well thought out armor shealth, the Acolyte carried a single weapon- a Gauss Rifle of either Gizzard or captured stock. Given only a single ton of ammo, the weapon makes for a ranged sniper to give fresh recruits a "taste" of true combat to hone what skills they have. The Acolyte would be produced until the end, however it's concept would be used in the "Type 5" Drone- a Quadruped that acted as a weapon carrier.

Notably, the Acolyte was built impressively well despite design issues. The Rifle is fed from a magazine making it's reload simple, and the rifle is always mounted on the user's dominant hand. The barrel has also been tactically reinforced, allowing the non-dominant arm to steady it for better aimed shots.

QUIRKS: EM Interference, Fast Reload

Prince posted this 26 September 2017

Acolye PL004

Mass: 50 tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere (Primitive)
Chassis Config: Biped
Rules Level: Era Specific
Era: All Eras (non-canon)
Tech Rating/Era Availability: E/E-X-F-A
Production Year: 2750
Cost: 3,632,250 C-Bills
Battle Value: 933

Chassis: Unknown Primitive Structure
Power Plant: Unknown 240 Primitive Fusion Engine
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets: None
Jump Capacity: 0 meters
Armor: Unknown Primitive
1 Gauss Rifle
Manufacturer: Unknown
Primary Factory: Unknown
Communications System: Unknown
Targeting and Tracking System: Unknown

Equipment Type Rating Mass
Internal Structure: Primitive Structure 83 points 5.00
Engine: Primitive Fusion Engine 240 11.50
Walking MP: 4
Running MP: 6
Jumping MP: 0
Heat Sinks: Single Heat Sink 10 0.00
Heat Sink Locations: 1 CT
Gyro: Standard 3.00
Cockpit: Primitive 5.00
Actuators: L: SH+UA+LA+H R: SH+UA+LA
Armor: Primitive AV - 101 9.50

Internal Armor
Structure Factor
Head 3 9
Center Torso 16 15
Center Torso (rear) 5
L/R Torso 12 10
L/R Torso (rear) 5
L/R Arm 8 10
L/R Leg 12 11

Equipment Location Heat Critical Mass
Gauss Rifle RA 1 7 15.00
@Gauss Rifle (8) RA - 1 1.00
Free Critical Slots: 39

BattleForce Statistics
MV S (+0) M (+2) L (+4) E (+6) Wt. Ov Armor: 3 Points: 9
4 1 2 2 0 2 0 Structure: 4
Special Abilities: SRCH, ES, SEAL, SOA