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Battletech - Concussion

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Another Battletech commission. You see I do a lot of these :)

A Concussion 100 ton assault mech and Sagittaire 95 tonner are joined by LRM carriers and a Marksman M1 tank, forming a fire support group defending their base perimeter.
Concussion weapons load out:
2 Extended Range Large Lasers
2 Gauss Rifles
2 Long Range Missile 10s
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AntarcticanPiranha's avatar
For those wondering, the original Concussion design is by David A White, aka Mecha Zone: Mecha Zone: Concussion 2-A

Loving this version of it!
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saucer-level-0's avatar
very "real" Expressive too/
Grievoussmaug's avatar
a bit light for a 100 tonner, maybe has a massive engine. i would suspect maybe 4 med pulse or 2 large pulse or 2 more ER large lasers for more firepower.
Stargazzer811's avatar
A pair of Inner Sphere Gauss Rifles alone weigh 15 tons excluding ammo. Ammo is 10 slugs per ton and to make carrying and using 2 viable you need 2 tons per gun. Then you have 2 Extended Range Large lasers, which are 5 tons a piece and give off a bit of heat. The 2 LRM10s which are about 2 tons a piece. To make those viable you need at least 3 tons, which is 180 missiles per ton for 540 rounds.

Atop all that, you probably have a standard fusion engine because those side torsos would be hard pressed to take Gauss with a XL or even light engine. So the engine itself is about 25-30 tons maybe. Then you factor in armor and heat sinks too.

Now, since all that's out of the way. Those Gauss slugs each hit for 15 points, and there's 2 of them, which is 1 more then the Atlas K's 1. So that's 30 points alone. Then you get 8 points of damage per ERLL, and 20 points off the LRMs. That's a 66 point alpha in total. The Atlas K has a 63 point alpha by comparison.

So in actuality, they are comparable in damage, and in the way they prefer dealing it, at mostly long range.
creodont's avatar
Tonnage-wise, it's actually got quite a bit more weaponry than an AS-7K Atlas: that weapon loadout is 50 tons without ammo, and it probably needs some extra heatsinks to handle the heat.
kalabatik's avatar
Another great Mech (Fafnir) in first plan... and another great work of your's... thank you for sharing it.
bomerman104's avatar
I thought it was a fafnir at first glance
POPTART117's avatar
Next gen probably
klatuk4u's avatar
Oh, I totally see the CAV concussion in there.  Pretty cool!
godzillaSan's avatar
just awesome!  U should request work from Walt Disney 4 the upcoming Star Wars films.  they R planning 30 of them starting next december with Episode VII.
combat878's avatar
Never heard of the Concussion. It looks awesome, though (I just realized that can be construed as a battletech pun).
Shimmering-Sword's avatar
It's a custom design.
combat878's avatar
Why don't you run it by them? Maybe it can make it in future official stuff...
Shimmering-Sword's avatar
The parts are mostly from the CAV mech of the same name, so it's not a design Catalyst could use.
Colourbrand's avatar
Now that is something you seldom see in BT art - the LRM carriers! Spot on work on that sir, right down to the radar housing!

Are the Gauss rifles the green rays?
Shimmering-Sword's avatar
The client was probably thinking of the Dark Age Jess carriers when he asked for LRM vehicles, but I wanted to do the old carriers.
Yep, gauss trails. He wanted the effects more pronounced than I could have gone for otherwise.
Colourbrand's avatar
I see - well thanks for this and thanks for re-vitalizing my get up and go  - keep wowing us :D
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takeshiikuse's avatar
Great details. Good art work.
Ravendark88's avatar
my eyes have just cum...
NewBookArtist's avatar
Wow, I just love this stuff.
Clankerflak's avatar
You have the best Battletech artwork in my opinions, thank you for making such works.
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