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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:27 am    Post subject: Battle Axe Reply with quote

I am a Furian pilot of the battle axe II meka
I may not be the marksman
I may not be the speed freak
But I am brave
I am unflinching
I hold the center
I die at the center
I will not run
I will march
For I am a battle axe pilot of Fury
-Furian Line Commander Degario, his last words to the supreme commander before sacrificing his entire BAII Line in a rear guard defense against Sha'Khar.


The Battle Axe Meka was a venerable design. It was designed as a front line meka. It possessed a reactive armor and a unique adaptive plating system, that allowed it to move its armor plates from unassailed sections to cover damaged sections of its body. This gave the impression of the meka repairing itself on the fly.

This technology has all been lost save from a few planets and interstellar factions who have managed to keep or rediscover the technology. By the turn of the millennium , most forces who have lost the design have seen it more difficult to maintain or reverse engineer Battle Axes. Thus most have usually been sold to meka enthusiasts or richer mercenary companies. The Battle Axe has all but disappeared from the frontlines. Some can still be seen used by interstellar factions or mercenaries, but no longer in great numbers.

To fill the gap, left by the Battle Axe. SM Manufacturers have attempted to create a copy. They failed to reverse engineer nor recreate the unique adaptive plating system famous to the Battle Axe. However, using the chassis of the Battle Axe and refitting it with new armor under a different approach, they have created the Battle Axe II.

The Battle Axe II was considered a massive improvement to the original. It did not possess the unique adaptive plating system of its predecessor. Rather, it had a new advanced nanite technology in its armor. Sections of its armor will harden when it detects an impact. Reducing damage considerably. This is an improvement to the reactive armor of the original. Also, the adaptive plating system was discovered to take up considerable amount of space on the chassis, owing to the additional mechanisms that make the plates move. The new "Hardening" armor of the BAII is just armor. And thus, more armor can be placed, making the BAII much more tougher. However, the added weight makes the BAII much much slower than the BA. Thus most BAII pilots are often the ones that are brave enough to march slowly into a fire fight. You cannot easily retreat with a BAII without proper support or drop ship extraction, which is often costly and risky.

A bigger, "badder" version of the BAII is the rare Battle Axe X. These are first seen employed by the old insterstellar faction ERSA. By enlarging the chassis of the Battle Axe, and further increasing the volume to which the nanites are allowed to "move" particles of armor in one section, it could further reduce the damage it takes. Most attacks might not even penetrate at all. Also, its nanite technology has also been improved to interface with any reactive armor modules added to the meka, making their resistance value stronger.

The power core of the Battle Axe is surprisingly powerful. To scientist's surprise, it is even enough to support the larger mass of the BAX. The extra room provided allowed the addition of gyro systems, repair drones as well as a pool of armor plating. When activated, these repair drones would take some armor plating from the storage, and bring it outside the meka to repair the damaged sections.

The BAX is costly to produce, and often rare to see. Only interstellar factions are rich enough to produce them, and even so, they do so in very low numbers.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting read, keep it up Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loved the poem mate. Keep it up Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:11 am    Post subject: Battle Axe III Reply with quote

When battle escalates to the point of being a conventional line warfare. Where both sides will line up and trade shots, where life and death is measured by firing speed, maneuverability, and armor, the Battle axe excels. Usually, both sides will line up entire battle lines against each other, where heavy tanks and mekas engage each other in a slugfest, while more specialized mekas pick their targets. Battle Axe Mekas are usually placed on the most intense part of the battle: the center. A solid line of 15 or more battle axes usually constitute a battle line, the tactical unit for these mekas.

When commanders decide to commit a BAII line, they do so with risk. Because once they are in battle, it is difficult to pull them back. Mainly due to the fact that Battle Axe IIs are lumbering giants that cannot retreat easily. Battle Lines will enter the battle and will exit it either triumphant, or dead.

There have been many attempts to rectify this, mainly by increasing the speed of the Battle Axe II by adding engine modifications. But creating a Battle Axe II with modification slots is a difficult and costly affair, usually requiring advanced levels of the BA II construx. Construx are blue prints and instructions that allow the manufacture of a certain item or vehicle even with the use of local and ore materials. Construx are difficult to acquire and even most planets have but the most rudimentary versions.
More advanced construx versions are usually owned by richer systems or insterstellar factions. But even so, adding mods to an entire BAII Line is very costly even for them.

General Garrison, the man who wrote the "Treaties on meka combat" sought a different approach. He wanted a stronger Battle Axe, but something that can be mass produced unlike the rare BAX. He knew that Battle Axe IIs or even the BAX will forever be slow lumbering giants. So instead of increasing the speed, he instead further increased the armor of the Battle Axe II.

His scientists came up with a more heavily armored and bulkier version of the Battle Axe II. The twin pattern IV Crusader Cannons have been replaced by an oversized version of the infamous Death Dealer Gatling Cannon. The armor increased the durability to 30% but slowed down the meka.

Garrison was not entirely impressed. He then have them add defensive systems to make the thing tougher. The addition of point defense systems against missiles, burst shields that only activate when an impact is imminent, and another layer of reactive armor did the trick. It allowed the new meka the ability to shrug of vicious attacks that usually only a BA X could survive. Thus the Battle Axe III was born.

A diagnostic test showed that its defensive capability is equal to that of a BAX. Its armor might not be as powerful as the BAX, but with the addition of the defensive systems, it gives off a similar effect.

Costlier than BAIIs but cheaper and mass producible than BAXs, the BAIII is often used as the vanguard of a BA Line, slowly soaking up damage, while BAIIs line up behind it or under cover of smoke and terrain. When near enough, the BAIIs would spring forward fresh and ready for combat.
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