Rob and I played another game of Battletech this weekend in which I lost quite handily I think, but still came away with the moral victory.
I was running a light-weight, combined arms company of the 4th MAC (3050s era) and he was running a stereotypical lance of Steiner overcompensation which we both jokingly referred to as a 'recon mech lance' (i.e.: 2 of the 4 mechs weren't heavy/assault machines, and thus its 'recon'). At the center of his lance was a Fafnir which...to be honest I really had nothing on my side that could even hope to equal it (my heaviest unit was a base model Lineholder). I shot at it anyways, but generally just made it angry which is the best I could have hoped for. Early on I managed to knock it down due to incoming damage (with mechanized infantry of all things putting it over the 20 points received in a turn, to which he graciously failed the piloting check). But that's about it.
|Beauty this is not!|
While it had been hit by other units, the Fafnir was only marginally damaged, with no internals, yet in 2 volleys, a Hetzer took it out! While not as spectacular as my Urbanmech taking out a King Crab in one shot, this is a close second! Especially as the hetzer is more or less an Urbie in wheeled form (i.e.: cheap, defensive junk that's all but a death sentence to be assigned to).
After this debacle, I guess Rob's Steiner forces actually have something to overcompensate for now...lol!