Thank you for being the only other battletech fan on here willing to speak up. I hate these oriental mecha programs for besmirching the name by association (even if you want to bust out the whole "unseen" destroid/robotech/macross argument - crappy series all of them). While mechs still have autocannons and missile launchers, in BT most of the heavy weapons are still confined to tracked or wheeled support vehicles. For instance, long tom artillery batteries, or arrow artillery batteries, or what have you, As you said vulp, too big for even an assault mech (though i'm sure if you are one of the few noobs who thought the ultra heavy 100+ ton designs introduced weren't stupid, you could put a gimongous cannon on those) in most circumstances. While a fair amount of the mech designs carry autocannons and gauss rifles, an equal if not greater amount definitely use only energy weapons, if not a mix. It's also noteworthy to mention that in BT, as great as mechs are, they aren't the ultimate weapon on the battlefield, even though they were designed to be. In the games, at least. A tank unit can still easily crush a mech. Such as the Epona clan tank - 3 ER PPCs, short work of even the biggest mech's (even accounting for heat buildup).
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