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BattleMech Technical Readout

Type/Model: Warhammer WHM-6D2 warhammer image
Tech: Inner Sphere / 3055
Config: Biped BattleMech
Rules: Level 2, Modified design
Mass: 70 tons
Chassis: Kell Reinforced 270 Standard
Power Plant: 280 VOX Fusion
Walking Speed: 43.2 km/h
Maximum Speed: 64.8 km/h
Jump Jets: None
   Jump Capacity:    0 meters
Armor Type: Durallex Heavy Ferro-Fibrous
2 PPCs
5 Medium Lasers
Manufacturer: Ronin Incorporated
   Location: Wallis
Communications System: Barret Party Line-200
Targeting & Tracking System: Wasat Watchdog W100
       Construction of the Warhammer BattleMech, which was designed primarily as an assault 'Mech, began in 2515 and continued up until the fall of the Star League.   The original requisition by General Sternson to StarCorp Industries called for "a mobile 'Mech with enough firepower to destroy or severely damage any 'Mech of the same weight class or lower."   StarCorp's answer was the Warhammer.   There were several different production runs of the 'Mech, including the Class 6D and the Class 6K.   In the current era, several modified versions have also been developed within the Successor States.

       Because of its size and weaponry, the WHM-6R Warhammer is one of the most dangerous and powerful 'Mechs ever placed in the field. In particular, its Donal PPCs and support weapons give it the sheer fire power a first-line fighter needs. All Warhammers are equipped with a special searchlight that ties directly into their O/P 1500 ARB tracking system, making the 'Mech a formidable night fighter. Mounted on the 'Mech's left torso, the system can function either as a simple searchlight or as part of the targeting system.
The WHM-6R is also equipped with both small lasers and machine guns, making it a threat to any infantry and support craft foolhardy enough to close in on it.
       The 6R carries 18 heat sinks, while some of the variant versions have as many as 20 heat sinks. Thus, the Warhammer has the heavy weapons as well as the means to fire those weapons on a prolonged basis.

       Several variants on the Warhammer have appeared since the fall of the Star League, and usually involve additional heat sinks and altered weaponry.   The WHM-6D supports less weapons, lacking the machine guns as well as the missile delivery system of the -6R.   However, it also adds two heat sinks and increases the 'Mechs leg armor.   House Davion uses the WHM-6D, as well as the WHM-6K variant, which retains the missile systems, but adds two heat sinks in place of the machine guns.   Also known as the "Hot Hammer," the WHM-6L is a House Liao variant that replaces the machine guns with two flamers.
         In 3055 a new variation was developed and called the WHM-6D2. This new variant improved the heat capacity of the Warhammer, while also keeping a powerful armament of 2 PPCs and 5 Lasers by simply switching to Double Heat Sinks and by building the internal structure with Endo Steel.

Notable 'Mechs & MechWarriors:
       Captain Natasha Kerensky

       Natasha Kerensky's black Warhammer is as infamous as its pilot.   Currently assigned to Wolf's Dragoons, Kerensky is the feared and respected leader of the Black Widow Company, which is named for her murderous efficiency.   Though very little is known about her past, Natasha is one of the great tactical leaders on the modern battlefield.   Her Warhammer is a -6R and is in perfect fighting condition.

       During the battles with Stefan the Usurper near the end of the Star League era, the WHM-6R Warhammer played an important role as a front-line combat 'Mech. With the fall of the Star League, the 'Mech remained in wide use by all five Houses.
       At Carl Davion's request in 2876, House Davion forces created two crack lances almost totally from Warhammers, with some Riflemen support 'Mechs. These functioned as heavy attack lances in several battles on the planets David and Mara against House Kurita. Using the tactic of combined firepower, the Warhammer lances easily punched a hole in the Kurita defense. The victorious units eventually became a part of the Syrtis Fusiliers, but many of the Warhammers had to be replaced with other 'Mech classes, due to losses and damage.
       In 2990, House Marik's 6th Regiment of the Defenders of Andurien successfully launched several critical attacks against House Liao in the Alder Highlands of the planet Teng. Using a combat lance made up mainly of Warhammers, the Marik victories showed how powerful the Warhammer could be when properly supported in combat. Their losses were minimal, while House Liao forces were driven to a drastic change of strategy due to the damage their forces took.
       In 3021, the Warhammer proved itself again in battles fought by The Black Widow Company of Wolf's Dragoons while in service to House Steiner. In that year, Wolf sent The Black Widows to the planet New Wessex, a forward base and staging area for several of Kurita's 'Mech regiments. In the famous battles for Harlow's Wood, Kerensky's Warhammer led The Black Widows in a running, week-long battle that mauled two of Kurita's 20th Draconis battalions, then escaped offworld.

Type/Model: Warhammer WHM-6D2
Mass: 70 tons
Equipment:   Crits Mass
Internal Structure: 107 pts Standard 0 7.00
Engine: 280 6 16.00
   Walking MP: 4    
   Running MP: 6    
   Jumping MP: 0    
Heat Sinks: 19 Double [38] 24 9.00
   (Heat Sink Loc: 1 LA, 1 RA, 3 LT, 3 RT)
Gyro:   4 3.00
Cockpit, Life Support, Sensors: 5 3.00
Actuators: L: Sh+UA+LA, R: Sh+UA+LA 14 .00
Armor Factor: 217 pts Ferro-Fibrous 14 12.50
   (Armor Crit Loc: 1 HD, 3 LA, 3 RA, 3 LT, 2 LL, 2 RL)

    Internal Armor
    Structure Value
  Head: 3 9
  Center Torso: 22 34
  Center Torso (Rear):   10
  L/R Side Torso: 15 22/22
  L/R Side Torso (Rear):   8/8
  L/R Arm: 11 22/22
  L/R Leg: 15 30/30

Weapons & Equipment: Loc Heat Ammo Crits Mass
1 PPC RA 10   3 7.00
1 PPC LA 10   3 7.00
3 Medium Lasers RT 9   3 3.00
2 Medium Lasers CT 6   2 2.00
TOTALS:   35   78 69.50
Crits & Tons Left:       0 .50

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 6,457,734 C-Bills
Battle Value: 1,449
Cost per BV: 4,456.68
Weapon Value: 2,581 / 2,581 (Ratio = 1.78 / 1.78)
Damage Factors:    SRDmg = 35; MRDmg = 16; LRDmg = 5
BattleForce2: MP: 4,   Armor/Structure: 5/5
    Damage PB/M/L: 5/5/2,   Overheat: 0
    Class: MH,   Point Value: 15

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Variant Design from Nathaniel Dragon

Disclaimer: This is a modified design based on FASA's Warhammer WHM-6D. I don't claim to have created the original design or the pre-existing fluff.

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