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#4457599 - 01/17/19 12:56 AM Punchin' Locusts  
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Mach 2 Infrared Orangutan
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Started my 2nd Career mode in Battletech Flashpoint.... went bankrupt the first time after 2 disastrous missions in a row

Building up my stable of mechs, I'm running 2 Vindicators, Hunchback and a Shadowhawk loaded with SRM

Got the finance payment coming up so I take an easy 1.5 skull mission just to cover the operating costs for the month. Drop into a wooded area and in 2 turns I'm surrounded my 4 Locusts, chewing away at my armor with laser and machine gun fire. They are evasive and in wooded cover so I'm having a hell of a time getting my ( mostly ) green pilots to land any damage on them. This goes on for a few turns and I'm losing to these 20 ton pests.

F THIS

All 4 of my mechs close to melee range. PUNCH - leg off. PUNCH - CT destroyed, PUNCH - leg off, PUNCH side torso off and pilot injured.

I'm laughing at this point. The two legged locusts get their cockpits stomped on. Dead mechwarrior, threat neutralized. Crippled mech takes a Hunchback punch to the rear CT - dead.


... and then the tanks showed up. Man I love this game.


Robots are stealing my luggage.
#4457612 - 01/17/19 03:04 AM Re: Punchin' Locusts [Re: Clydewinder]  
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Scaliwag and Survivor
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Living with the Trees
Not sure how it works with smaller mechs, but for Assault Mechs I am now a firm believer in double main weapons.

I am also on like day 10,000 of my original campaign! Will get the expansion next month I hope.

Anyway, I am running the 5 skull, rep 20 or 23 with impunity. I purposely haven't tried a rep 25 one yet. I want to be back in practice before I try 8-12 Elite Assault mechs on!

Here's my main lance for 5 skullers:

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Yeah I still have all my originals. Have been sure I lost each of them at least once, especially Behemoth a few times.

Their loadouts:

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I have been having so much fun flying around and hunting rare stuff and smoking the bad guys I haven't really been thinking about the expansion. Behemoth has made head shot kills on assaults and heavies 3 times in a row! The other times only once in awhile. Soften them up with fire support then move the 2 AC 20 killers in and watch the parts fly! biggrin

The jump jets are a MUST imho. Keep those evasion hash marks up and live.



We blow stuff up real good!

Attached Files LineUp.jpgNix Atlas.jpgAC 20 Atlas.jpgAC 20 Crab.jpgFireSupport.jpg

"I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging of the future but by the past."
Patrick Henry 1775

I personally believe in the tooth fairy, Santa Claus and that deficit spending is sustainable forever. We really do need more Admirals in the Navy than ships and that millions of more poor immigrants will jump start the economy.

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#4457629 - 01/17/19 07:16 AM Re: Punchin' Locusts [Re: Clydewinder]  
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Beat the Kobayashi Maru
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Definitely a great game. I need to run through again. I lost interest after the campaign and having some lost tech I couldn’t use or find more of.
I want co-op and a jump in the timeline. Could be the perfect tbs game. I don’t know if thats in the plans for this one though.


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#4457664 - 01/17/19 01:28 PM Re: Punchin' Locusts [Re: Clydewinder]  
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More rare items, still not enough, with the new patch; and I haven't even bought the expansion yet.

Actually found ONE new Gauss Ammo in a store!...not a Black Market either. So now I have 3 so Nix can use both Gauss's/

The second Gauss rifle is from before the expansion! A bug I think... that I sure didn't complain about.

Behemoth was about to be killed in one of my previous 5 skull nightmares so I sacrificed Nix, who can't die, instead.

His Gauss was salvaged and when I looked there was another in inventory!

Co-op would be awesome. I haven't even tried MP since it isn't there.


"I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging of the future but by the past."
Patrick Henry 1775

I personally believe in the tooth fairy, Santa Claus and that deficit spending is sustainable forever. We really do need more Admirals in the Navy than ships and that millions of more poor immigrants will jump start the economy.

"There's a sucker born every minute."
Phineas Taylor Barnum


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