Classic BattleTech Battle Armor Technical Readout

Type/Model: Hoplomachus [Human Sphere]
Tech: Inner Sphere / 3067
Chassis Type: Humanoid
Weight Class: Heavy Battle Armor (1,001 - 1,500 kg)
Rules: Level 2, Standard design / CBT Rules
Ground Speed: 10.8 km/h
Armor Type: Standard
R&D Start Date: 3063
Prototype Design and Production: 3066
Standard Production: 3067
Manufacturer:    (Unknown)
   Location:    (Unknown)


         The Hoplomachus, named for the most heavily armed of ancient Roman gladiators, is a potent example of the Marian Hegemony's rising power and technical proficiency. Even so, it is still an almost brutally low-tech design, that captures the spirit of its name well.


         The Hoplomachus is a heavy BattleArmor suit, with a solid amount of armor and excellent firepower for its size. A medium laser and rocket launcher give the Hoplomachus both reasonable range and a powerful punch. An AP weapon mount and battle claw are also mounted for use at close range. A searchlight serves for low-tech night fighting.
         Perhaps the only drawback to the Hoplomachus is its lack of speed; that was a necessary tradeoff, to get the level of firepower that Caesar wanted. But even with its flaws, the Hoplomachus is still an excellent design for both attack and defense, especially if it has help moving where it can put its firepower to use.


         The Hoplomachus serves equally well both as a defensive ground holder, and an offensive shock unit. The Marian Legions deploy the Hoplomachus throughout Hegemony space.

Type/Model: Hoplomachus [Human Sphere]
Equipment:   Slots Mass, kg
Chassis Type: Heavy Class Humanoid 0 300
Motive System: Ground Movement (1 MP) 0 0
Armor Type: 11 Points Standard 0 550
   Left Arm: Battle Claw 0 15
   Right Arm: None 0 0

Weapons and Equipment: Loc Shots Slots Mass, kg
Medium Laser RA 30 3 500
Anti-Personnel Weapon Mount LA 1 5
   (Anti-Personnel Weapon Space) LA      0 0
Rocket Launcher 5 (OS) Body      4 125
Searchlight Body      1 5
TOTALS:     9 1,500
Slots & Mass Left: 3 0

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 518,500 C-Bills, Including Trooper Training Costs of 150,000 C-bills
Battle Value: 53 (212 for 4)
Cost per BV: 6,953 (without Trooper Training costs)
Weapon Value: 68 (Ratio=1.28)
Mechanized: Can travel on OmniMechs and OmniVehicles
Attacks: Can not perform Swarm or Leg attacks
BattleForce2: Class: IB,   MP: 1,   Armor/Structure: 3 / 0
    Damage PB/M/L: 2/2/-,   Overheat: 0
    Point Value: 2,   Specials: mec, car4
CBT:RPG Data: Armor Value (M/B/E/X): 9/8/8/8,   Coverage: Full
  IR: 0,   ECM: 0,   Camo: 0
  Melee AP: 2,   Target Size Modifier: -2
  Movement Modifiers: Walking: -4, Running: -8, Sprinting: -12
  Attribute Modifiers:   STR: +3,   DEX: -2,   RFL: -3
  Equipment Rating: E/E/E

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