Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mark 2 "Mike" special OGRE

Echo Class Autonomous Armored Vehicle
United Nations Alliance, United States, Omni-Vehicular Corsortium
(4200 tons but classified) but 565 Imperial Tons weight in propaganda...
45'-4" x 130'8" x 40'2"
Mike Echo Class Cybertank
60 vp (57 Cobbs)
3 External Exocet "Fortitude" multi-warhead missiles launchers* ((x12) 0.5 / 5, D3 for each missile pod)
0 0 0
1 Bofors 18" smooth-bore cannon Heavy Main Battery (5/4 D5)
1 anti-missile Sikkei "Sunfire" Interceptor Laser Projector (2/7 D3, line of sight only)
4 Antipersonnel 33mm Infinite Repeaters (1/2 D1, vs inf only)
0 0 0 0
45 Tread Units (DEF at 1:1)
0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 M3
0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 M2
0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 M1
[] M0?
*OK, so I looked at the comic and it seems the missile pod for the Exocet on this cybertank fires a missile that fires similarly to ta CBU-97 antitank cluster bomb of today. Each missile has 12 smaller missiles of 0.5 attack strength and 5 range. They may be fired at independent targets within a two hex radius of the largest flight of missiles. A missile may not be used against any targets outside of the original five hex range. So no flying the parent missile to five hexes and releasing the smaller missiles to gain an extra two hexes.All targets much be at most two hexes away from each other and no more than five hexes away from the firing tubes. I know it is rather unique to have a ½ strength weapon, nevertheless I wanted the missile to have the same 6 attack strength of a Rattler but the flexibility of a cluster munition. If a 'mini-missile', ½ strength, of this type attacks treads, structural points or anything that acts as hit points for the purposes of incremental damage, any ½ strength left over is rounded down. 
Here is an example of the Mike Mark II firing just ONE Exocet "Fortitude" multi-warhead missile.
Click on this picture for more detail.

No attacking an OGRE's treads with one of these at ½ strength and doing ½ tread damage. One Exocet 'mini missile' cannot take out one unit of tread points, two must be used. Flexibility of attack has it's costs...
Modified to make it more powerful 17May2012.
I talked with the person who made the comic strip and he said that those missiles are no ordinary missiles. They are MIRVs so to speak. Each missile has some missiles inside of them that launch from the original missile when they are fired out of the missile 'box'.