Campaign of the Month: June 2014
Battletech : The Farscape Campaign
Iron Dingoes "Warlord" Field Kit
Heavy Assault Combat Armor
A prototype infantry field kit being studied for potential market sales in the Taurian Concordat, the “Warlord” Combat Field Kit consists of a heavy suit of ballistic combat armor, an assault laser rifle, an automatic pistol and a shotgun, all designed by Five Rings Technologies. The suit, it’s visor and laser are all considered prototypes, and are unavailable in the open market.
All these suits have been modified into Iron DIngoes “Warlord Mk2” Field Kits.
Equipment Rating : D-C-D
BAR : 4/6/5/4
Cost/Patch : 1600/50
AFF : -
Mass : 22 kg
Coverage : Torso, Arms, Legs
Notes : Encumbering. Bonus +2 to target using its integral “Kuwashi Visor”.
Five Rings Technologies designed this equipment, which consists of a heavy suit of combat armor, but is unique in that it does not employ a helmet, rather uses an optical interface system to improve target accuracy.
The Kuwashii Visor is unique, exchanging full protective capability for improved visibility and accuracy, and unencumbered mobility. Originally produced by Ariake Technologies from the Draconis Combine, this technology is proven, but generally dismissed as viable by troopers being asked to employ it. The visor actually grants its wearer a detailed “best guess” on its target’s location, including moving targets, based on their acceleration. This grants its wearer a bonus to targeting.
The armor itself consists of very simple ballistic construction, using a ceramic weave and is composed of several separate pieces; chestplate, shoulders, arms and legs. The sheer weight of its thickness forces those wearing it to be chafed and generally fatigued, resulting in an encumbered state. Built into the armor plates, however, are biofeedback sensors granting a detailed description of the wearer’s physical status, including stress levels and heart-rate. The shoulder plates have been implanted with micro-servos to improve melee attacks, and the leg plates contain integral armored pouches for carrying extra thermal clips for its Tsunami Assault Rifle.