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RE: [OT] FASA is Closing

From: "Robertson, Brendan" <Brendan.Robertson@d...>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 10:05:04 +1100
Subject: RE: [OT] FASA is Closing

The bonus from upgrading ICE to fusion on vehicles was:
1.	ICE was 2x mass, fusion on vehicles was 1.5x mass for the extra
2.	You got 10 free heatsinks for your fusion weapons.

With the 300 rated engine (most common) you went from 38 ton engine to
ton engine with 10 free heat sinks; giving extra space for 9.5 tons of
energy weapons.  An absolute must if you want any energy weapons at all.

Neath Southern Skies -
[MKW2] Admiral Peter Rollins - Task Force Zulu-Beta
[Firestorm] Battletech PBeM GM

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Donald Hosford []
> Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 8:41 PM
> To:
> Subject:	Re: [OT] FASA is Closing
> I don't wish to continue this OT thread either...but I do have a
> question...
> Did they ever fix the ICE/fusion engine mount bug in the construction
> rules?
> If you don't know, my original version stated that an ICE engine was
> the size
> of a similar strength fusion plant.  That's fine, the fusion plant is
> better
> technology.  But if you tried to mount that fusion plant in a non mech
> vehical
> (read: tank or wheeled vehical, ect.) you had to include a "Special
> plant
> mount".  This made the fusion plant almost as large as the
ICE...Almost no
> savings,
> and little sense.  This gave me the impression that the mechs were
made to
> look/be
> better than anything else.
> (The first thing I noticed...blow one of a two legged mech's legs off,
> it is
> vertually helpless and useless.  Blow one tread off a tank, it can
> use it's
> weapons...for a bit...:-)
> Confused
> Donald Hosford

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