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 Post subject: Hunter series Mechs: Elven Huge-Colossal Animated (full stat
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:08 pm 
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These mechs are designed basically as a lower-cost, more general purpose mechs for the elves compared to some of their wand heavy designs. They also do not require an arcane caster onboard. The first and most common is the basic Huge model, the Hunter. There are 2 variants, 1 armed with a ballista, and 1 with a javelin rack. This very stealthy mech is usually used for scouting ahead of village mechs, and actual hunting. They can still be a significant danger to mechs and large dragons in numbers, and usually engage in ambush and hit & run tactics. They almost always have a 2 man crew onboard, although they can operate with 1, and usually 1 of the crew is a ranger, for their tracking and survival skills. And here are the Stats.

Size: Huge
Power Source: Animated
Payload Units: 6
Height: 14 ft.
Space/Reach: 5 ft. by 5 ft./ 5 ft.
Crew: 1 (weapons 2)
Firing Ports: 5
Hit Dice: 8
Hit Points: 44
Critical Thresholds: Not subject to critical hits
Base Initiative: +4
Speed: 60 ft.
Maneuverability: Perfect
AC: 8
Hardness: 5 (enchanted Ivy)
Base Melee Attack: +0
Base Ranged Attack: +4
Unarmed Damage: 1d8+1d6+2
Trample: Largest small; Safe small; Damage 2d6
Saves: Fort 0, Ref +2, Will -
Abilities: Str 14, Dex 18, Con -, Int -, Wis -, Cha -
Mechcraft DC: 30
Base Planning Time: 60 days
Base Cost: 676 gp/ 672 gp
Total Cost: Balista var. 29,747gp/ 29,741 gp, Javelin Rack 30,247 gp/ 30,241 gp
Labor Time: 960 man-hours
Construction Time: 12 days (10 avg. laborers + 1 overseer)/9 days (+1 construct), plus Rituals (2 days) plus magic item creation time
Special: Combat Spikes, Extra Wpn mounts (+1 PU), Fast Legs, Quiet Movement, +8 to hide, resist fire 4

Payload Usage
Code:
PU       Use
1        Crew
1        Open
4        Onboard Weaponry


Onboard Weaponry - Hunter
Code:
Location    Arc of Fire    Weapon(dam, range, Other)                    PU Crew
Torso       180 Forward   +1 Huge Distance Ballista (3d6+1/x3, 240)     4  2

                                               OR

Torso       180 Forward   +1 Huge Distance Javelin Rack (2d6+1(x3),400) 4  2


The Enchanted Ivy armor comes from Mech Manual, and the Quiet Movement option comes from 2nd Age of Walkers. In the next post I'll be covering the Ranger, the Gargantuan mech in the Hunter series.


Last edited by Raptor on Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:50 am, edited 2 times in total.

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 Post subject: The Ranger
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:33 pm 
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The Ranger is very similar to the hunter, but its greater size and weaponry makes it much more capable in a stand up fight, although they still prefer to start a battle with a shot from ambush. They are most commonly used as escorts for a village mech, as their size makes them less suited for the scouting role. As with the hunter there are ballista & javelin rack variants. Here are the Stats.

Size: Gargantuan
Power Source: Animated
Payload Units: 14
Height: 23 ft.
Space/Reach: 10 ft. by 10 ft./ 10 ft.
Crew: 1 (weapons 3)
Firing Ports: 10
Hit Dice: 16
Hit Points: 88
Critical Thresholds: Not subject to critical hits
Base Initiative: +4
Speed: 70 ft.
Maneuverability: Good
AC: 6
Hardness: 5 (Enchanted Ivy)
Base Melee Attack: +0
Base Ranged Attack: +4
Unarmed Damage: 1d10+4
Trample: Largest medium; Safe small; Damage 3d6
Saves: Fort 0, Ref +2, Will -
Abilities: Str 18, Dex 18, Con -, Int -, Wis -, Cha -
Mechcraft DC: 36
Base Planning Time: 72 days
Base Cost: 1,352 gp/ 1,344 gp
Total Cost: Ballista var. 42,046 gp/ 42,023 gp, Javelin Rack 43,296 gp/ 43,273 gp
Labor Time: 2,560 man-hours
Construction Time: 32 days (10 avg. laborers + 1 overseer)/24 days (+1 construct), plus Rituals (3 days) plus magic item creation time
Special: Extra Wpn Mounts (+4 PU), Fast Legs, Quiet Movement, +8 to hide, fire resist 8

Payload Usage
Code:
PU       Use
1        Crew
1        Open
12       Onboard Weaponry


Onboard Weaponry - Hunter
Code:
Location    Arc of Fire     Weapon(dam, range, Other)                        PU Crew
Right Arm    Melee         Huge Masterwork Lance (2d8+4/x3)                  4  1
Torso       180 Forward   +2 Gargantuan Distance Ballista (5d6+2/x3, 360)    8  2

                                               OR

Right Arm    Melee         Huge Masterwork Lance (2d8+4/x3)                  4  1
Torso       180 Forward  +2 Gargantuan Distance Javelin Rack (2d8+2(x5),400) 8  2


Next up will be the Stalker, the largest of the Hunter series mechs.


Last edited by Raptor on Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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 Post subject: Stalker
PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:21 pm 
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The Stalker is the largest of the Hunter series Mechs. It is most commonly used for dealing with specific threats, such as tracking down marauding lunar dragons or orc warbands. Although its size makes it more difficult, with sufficient work the stalker can be concealed, and has a formidable first strike ability. Some elven forces prefer it to the Rodwalker for fire support, as it is significantly more durable, and requires much less resources. This is also a good mech for an adventuring group, with sufficient onboard space for an entire typical party. Here are the stats.

Size: Colossal
Power Source: Animated
Payload Units: 24
Height: 32 ft.
Space/Reach: 15 ft. by 15 ft./ 15 ft.
Crew: 2 (weapons 4/3)
Firing Ports: 13
Hit Dice: 32
Hit Points: 176
Critical Thresholds: Not subject to critical hits
Base Initiative: +3
Speed: 80 ft.
Maneuverability: Good
AC: 2
Hardness: 5 (Enchanted Ivy)
Base Melee Attack: -2
Base Ranged Attack: +3
Unarmed Damage: 1d12+6
Trample: Largest large; Safe medium; Damage 4d6
Saves: Fort -2, Ref +0, Will -
Abilities: Str 22, Dex 16, Con -, Int -, Wis -, Cha -
Mechcraft DC: 38
Base Planning Time: 76 days
Base Cost: 2,703 gp/ 2,687 gp
Total Cost: Ballista var. 61,096 gp/ 61,064 gp, Javelin Rack 63,096 gp/ 63,064 gp
Labor Time: 3,840 man-hours
Construction Time: 24 days (20 avg. laborers + 2 overseers)/18 days (+21 constructs), plus Rituals (4 days) plus magic item creation time
Special: Extra Wpn Mounts (+8 PU), Fast Legs, Quiet Movement, +8 to hide, fire resist 16

Payload Usage
Code:
PU       Use
2        Crew
2        Open
20       Onboard Weaponry


Onboard Weaponry - Stalker
Code:
Location    Arc of Fire     Weapon(dam, range, Other)                        PU Crew
Right Arm    Melee         Huge +1 Lance (2d8+7/x3)                          4  1
Torso       180 Forward   +3 Colossal Distance Ballista (7d6+3/x3, 500)      16 3

                                               OR

Right Arm    Melee         Huge +1 Lance (2d8+7/x3)                          4  1
Torso       180 Forward  +3 Colossal Distance Javelin Rack (2d10+3(x8),400)  16 2


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:22 pm 
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These are really cool. Thanks for sharing 'em with other DragonMech fans!

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 Post subject: What's next
PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:22 am 
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Several possiblities for next posted mechs: Cobra & King Cobra (Larger versions of the Viper), The Death Knight & Death Walker (Mixtures of steam & Necromancy), Or the Boulder (An elven Mech designed for indirect fire). So what would people like to see first?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:42 pm 
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I'd like to see the Death Knight and Death Walker myself. There aren't enough undead mechs, if you ask me.

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 Post subject: Re: Hunter series Mechs: Elven Huge-Colossal Animated (full stat
PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:03 pm 
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Bump. :)


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