Wednesday, September 7, 2011
"Red" Reviews: Awesome AWS-9Q
Name: Awesome AWS-9Q
Mech Class: Assault
Weight: 80 Tons
Tech Base: Inner Sphere
Free Worlds League
Kaari "Firebush" Byronne
Cyril "Truckasaurus" Spencer
The Awesome was originally designed by Technicron Manufacturing in 2665 to replace the STR-2C Striker. The Awesome is built around its impressive all energy based arsenal and heavy armor making it a highly independent and powerful assault 'Mech. Rugged and reliable, the Awesome is traditionally used in a vanguard role when penetrating enemy defenses. The Awesome's massive firepower also lends it to defensive actions, acting as a mobile turret when necessary. Because of its reliance on PPCs, the Awesome is able to act independently for extended periods of time. This trait is also useful in siege situations where the 'Mech can keep up a constant barrage, allowing it to win battles of attrition through bleeding an enemy dry.
The Awesome AWS-8Q has a limited, but effective, armament consisting of three Kreuss PPCs giving it an immense amount of damage potential at ranges exceeding five hundred meters. The 'Mech also mounts a Diverse Optics Type 10 Small Laser for close range defense.
A basic upgrade of the 8Q, the 9Q Awesome upgrades the heat sinks to double heat sinks and reduces the number of them to nineteen. The saved weight is used to add a fourth PPC to the 'Mech as well as a Guardian ECM Suite.
WOW...This mech lives up to it's name of Awesome. Maximum armor for the Chassis and a Standard Fusion Engine mean this monster will be tough to bring down. Four PPC's on one mech with enough Heat sinks to fire them in volleys of 4, 4, 3...Whew.
The one weak point is if someone gets close...Then the well known inaccuracy of the PPC at point blank comes into play. Get to the rear arc and you will only have to face one PPC.
Mech is so good that of the hundreds of choices that there are out there, two of our contestants have taken the AWS-9Q...that should speak volumes as to how good she is.
Rating: 9 of 10