Bushwacker

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BSW-H1
Bushwacker.png
General Data
'Mech Type BattleMech
Class MEDIUM
Weight 55T
Stock Role Guerrilla Prototype
Stock Specifications
Hardpoints Ballistic: 2
Energy: 2
Missile: 3
Support: 3
Speed 5/8/0
Firepower Max Damage: 152
Max Stability: 23
Max Heat: 0
Durability Armor: 805
Structure: 456
Heat Efficiency Sinking: 66
Alpha: 57
Melee Kick: 55
Punch: 28
Stock Equipment
Engine XL Engine
Core 275
Heat Sinks Heat Sink Kit (DHS)
E-Cooling +1
Gyro Bushwacker Narrow Profile (Fixed)
Structure Standard Structure (Fixed)
Armor Ferro-Fibrous Armor
Center Torso Large X-Pulse
Left Torso CASE
Ammo LRM
Ammo LRM
LRM5
MG
Right Torso CASE
Ammo LBX/5 CLUSTER
Ammo LBX/5 SLUG
MG
Ammo MG [Half]
Left Arm LRM5
Right Arm LBX AC/5


Description

Designed as a platform for the newly developed Large X-Pulse Laser, the Bushwacker-H1 is an unusual and little-loved design. The -H1 has a standard movement and armor profile for a Bushwacker and carries a varied loadout that specializes in little beyond causing critical damage. For primary armaments, the -H1 carries a Large X-Pulse Laser and a LB-5X Autocannon with two tons of ammo. For backup weapons, the -H1 carries the traditional Bushwacker LRM 5s and Machine Guns. The -H1 saw little acceptance and was deemed a failure of a design.


Bonuses

Mech Quirk: Narrow Profile

+1 defense against being hit


Pilot Affinity: Evasive

+2 bonus against being hit


Factions


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BSW-PF1
Bushwacker.png
General Data
'Mech Type BattleMech
Class MEDIUM
Weight 55T
Stock Role Battlefield Control
Stock Specifications
Hardpoints Ballistic: 6
Missile: 2
Support: 1
Speed 5/8/5
Firepower Max Damage: 72
Max Stability: 18
Max Heat: 0
Durability Armor: 1160
Structure: 456
Heat Efficiency Sinking: 40
Alpha: 36
Melee Kick: 55
Punch: 28
Stock Equipment
Engine XL Engine
Core 275
Heat Sinks Heat Sink Kit (SHS)
E-Cooling None
Gyro Bushwacker Narrow Profile (Fixed)
Structure Standard Structure (Fixed)
Armor Stealth Armor
Head Rangefinder
Multi-Trac FCS
Comms Suite
Center Torso C3 Slave
Guardian ECM
Jump Jet (S)
Left Torso CASE
Ammo LRM BEES
Ammo LRM [Half]
Mortar/1
Mortar/1
Ammo SRM Acid
Jump Jet (S)
Jump Jet (S)
Right Torso Laser AMS
Mortar/1
Mortar/1
Jump Jet (S)
Jump Jet (S)
Left Arm MML3
Mortar/1
Right Arm MML3
Mortar/1
Left Leg Ammo Mortar Acid [Half]
Ammo Mortar Flare [Half]
Right Leg Ammo Mortar Smoke [Half]
Ammo Mortar Suppressant


Special Note: The Bushwacker BSW-PF1 "Bard" is a custom Community Content 'Mech.

Description

With the war with the Capellan Confederation becoming larger and more involved, the St. Ives Compact started fielding several new mechs from a mysterious supplier. With their slightly lower tech base and much lower manufactoring capacity, these new variants leaned into the lower tech available and generally helped sustain the Compact's military efforts as long as possible. This Bushwacker, nicknamed the Bard, carries a battery of Mech Mortars and MMLs for maximum ammunition effectiveness.


Bonuses

Mech Quirk: Narrow Profile

+1 defense against being hit


Pilot Affinity: Evasive

+2 bonus against being hit


Factions


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BSW-S2
Bushwacker.png
General Data
'Mech Type BattleMech
Class MEDIUM
Weight 55T
Stock Role Guerrilla Prototype
Stock Specifications
Hardpoints Ballistic: 3
Energy: 3
Missile: 3
Support: 4
Speed 5/8/0
Firepower Max Damage: 169
Max Stability: 47
Max Heat: 0
Durability Armor: 805
Structure: 456
Heat Efficiency Sinking: 66
Alpha: 52
Melee Kick: 55
Punch: 28
Stock Equipment
Engine XL Engine
Core 275
Heat Sinks Heat Sink Kit (DHS)
E-Cooling +1
Gyro Bushwacker Narrow Profile (Fixed)
Structure Standard Structure (Fixed)
Armor Ferro-Fibrous Armor
Center Torso ER L Laser
Left Torso AMS
CASE
SRM4
Right Torso Ammo AMS
CASE
Ammo LBX/10 CLUSTER
Ammo LBX/10 SLUG
Left Arm Ammo SRM
SRM4
Right Arm LBX AC/10


Description

The S2 is a variant of the Bushwacker that makes the 'Mech more effective at short to medium ranges. The 'Mech carries an ER Large Laser to allow the 'Mech to engage an enemy at long ranges as it closes. The 'Mech carries an LB-X Autocannon/10, which can fire both standard and cluster ammunition for long to medium range engagement capabilities. For close combat, the 'Mech has two SRM-4 launchers, making it a powerful unit at any range. For added defense, the S2 carries an Anti-Missile System.


Bonuses

Mech Quirk: Narrow Profile

+1 defense against being hit


Pilot Affinity: Evasive

+2 bonus against being hit


Factions


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BSW-W1
Bushwacker.png
General Data
'Mech Type BattleMech
Class MEDIUM
Weight 55T
Stock Role Guerrilla Prototype
Stock Specifications
Hardpoints Ballistic: 2
Energy: 3
Missile: 3
Speed 5/8/0
Firepower Max Damage: 190
Max Stability: 55
Max Heat: 0
Durability Armor: 805
Structure: 456
Heat Efficiency Sinking: 66
Alpha: 53
Melee Kick: 55
Punch: 28
Stock Equipment
Engine XL Engine
Core 275
Heat Sinks Heat Sink Kit (DHS)
E-Cooling +1
Gyro Bushwacker Narrow Profile (Fixed)
Structure Endo-Steel Structure (Fixed)
Armor Light Ferro-Fibrous Armor
Center Torso L Pulse
Left Torso CASE
Ammo SRM
Ammo SRM [Half]
SRM2
Right Torso CASE
Ammo LBX/10 CLUSTER
Ammo LBX/10 SLUG
Left Arm SRM4
SRM4
Right Arm LBX AC/10


Description

Designed as a close-range brawler variant of the Bushwacker, the -W1 carries a strong close-range payload, anchored by a LB-10X Autocannon and a Large Pulse Laser. 10 SRM tubes back up the larger weapons and three tons of ammo total keep the weapons firing regularly. The one significant innovation on the mech is its Light Ferro-Fibrous armor, which was still new at the time of the mech's creation.


Bonuses

Mech Quirk: Narrow Profile

+1 defense against being hit


Pilot Affinity: Evasive

+2 bonus against being hit


Factions


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BSW-X0
Bushwacker.png
General Data
'Mech Type BattleMech
Class MEDIUM
Weight 55T
Stock Role Skirmisher & Cavalry
Stock Specifications
Hardpoints Ballistic: 1
Energy: 1
Missile: 3
Support: 5
Speed 4/6/0
Firepower Max Damage: 150
Max Stability: 42
Max Heat: 0
Durability Armor: 720
Structure: 456
Heat Efficiency Sinking: 40
Alpha: 41
Melee Kick: 55
Punch: 28
Stock Equipment
Engine Standard Engine
Core 220
Heat Sinks Heat Sink Kit (SHS)
E-Cooling None
Gyro Bushwacker Narrow Profile (Fixed)
Structure Standard Structure (Fixed)
Armor Standard Armor
Center Torso L Laser
Left Torso Heat Sink
Ammo LRM
LRM5
MG
Right Torso Ammo AC/10
Heat Sink
MG
Ammo MG [Half]
Left Arm LRM5
Right Arm AC/10


Description

Designed first and foremost to be as difficult a target as possible, the Bushwacker prototype, sometimes called a Jawhawker for unclear reasons, features an unusually low profile and exceptionally small silhouette for a 55-ton war machine. Carrying one LRM-5 high on its left torso and another in its left arm, the BSW-X0 can provide indirect support while the Autocannon/10 and Large Laser provide respectable suppressive fire. A pair of Machine Guns also give the Bushwacker excellent anti-infantry capabilities.


Bonuses

Mech Quirk: Narrow Profile

+1 defense against being hit


Pilot Affinity: Evasive

+2 bonus against being hit


Factions


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BSW-X1
Bushwacker.png
General Data
'Mech Type BattleMech
Class MEDIUM
Weight 55T
Stock Role Guerrilla Prototype
Stock Specifications
Hardpoints Ballistic: 2
Energy: 7
Missile: 2
Support: 2
Speed 5/8/0
Firepower Max Damage: 155
Max Stability: 42
Max Heat: 0
Durability Armor: 805
Structure: 456
Heat Efficiency Sinking: 66
Alpha: 48
Melee Kick: 55
Punch: 28
Stock Equipment
Engine XL Engine
Core 275
Heat Sinks Heat Sink Kit (DHS)
E-Cooling +1
Gyro Bushwacker Narrow Profile (Fixed)
Structure Standard Structure (Fixed)
Armor Ferro-Fibrous Armor
Center Torso ER L Laser
Left Torso CASE
LRM5
MG
Right Torso Ammo AC/10
CASE
MG
Ammo MG [Half]
Left Arm Ammo LRM
LRM5
Right Arm AC/10


Description

The Bushwacker was originally a failed BattleMech designed to have a smaller forward profile to make the 'Mech a harder target to hit. The Bushwacker's unique design caused problems with the engine shielding, the side-effects of which manifested themselves as various gremlins in the 'Mech's on board electronics on the prototypes fielded.


Bonuses

Mech Quirk: Narrow Profile

+1 defense against being hit


Pilot Affinity: Evasive

+2 bonus against being hit


Factions


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BSW-X2
Bushwacker.png
General Data
'Mech Type BattleMech
Class MEDIUM
Weight 55T
Stock Role Guerrilla Prototype
Stock Specifications
Hardpoints Ballistic: 4
Energy: 2
Missile: 4
Support: 2
Speed 5/8/0
Firepower Max Damage: 184
Max Stability: 47
Max Heat: 0
Durability Armor: 805
Structure: 456
Heat Efficiency Sinking: 60
Alpha: 51
Melee Kick: 55
Punch: 28
Stock Equipment
Engine XL Engine
Core 275
Heat Sinks Heat Sink Kit (DHS)
E-Cooling None
Gyro Bushwacker Narrow Profile (Fixed)
Structure Standard Structure (Fixed)
Armor Ferro-Fibrous Armor
Center Torso M Pulse
M Pulse
Left Torso CASE
LRM5
LRM5
MG
Right Torso Ammo AC/10
CASE
MG
Ammo MG [Half]
Left Arm Ammo LRM
LRM5
Right Arm AC/10


Description

The Bushwacker was originally a failed BattleMech designed to have a smaller forward profile to make the 'Mech a harder target to hit. The Bushwacker's unique design caused problems with the engine shielding, the side-effects of which manifested themselves as various gremlins in the 'Mech's on board electronics on the prototypes fielded. Based on the standard Bushwacker, this simple variant removes the ER Large Laser and replaces it with an additional LRM-5 launcher in the torso and a pair of Medium Pulse Lasers. It also drops one heat sink.


Bonuses

Mech Quirk: Narrow Profile

+1 defense against being hit


Pilot Affinity: Evasive

+2 bonus against being hit


Factions


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BSW-HR
Bushwacker.png
General Data
'Mech Type BattleMech
Class MEDIUM
Weight 55T
Stock Role Gladiator
Stock Specifications
Hardpoints Ballistic: 1
Energy: 5
Missile: 1
Support: 2
Speed 5/8/0
Firepower Max Damage: 195
Max Stability: 37
Max Heat: 0
Durability Armor: 800
Structure: 456
Heat Efficiency Sinking: 72
Alpha: 72
Melee Kick: 55
Punch: 28
Stock Equipment
Engine XL Engine
Core 275
Heat Sinks Heat Sink Kit (DHS)
E-Cooling +1
Gyro Bushwacker Narrow Profile (Fixed)
Structure Endo-Steel Structure (Fixed)
Armor Standard Armor
Center Torso ER L Laser
Left Torso Heat Sink (D)
Ammo LRM BEES
LRM5
MG
Ammo MG HEAP
Right Torso MG
Left Arm M Laser
M Laser
M Laser
Right Arm AC/10
Ammo AC/10 [HEAP]


Description

Inspired by the original BSW-X1 piloted by Valten Ryder, this reproduction of the High Roller has been modified extensively. While it retains the original AC/10, twin Machine Guns and LRM-5 in the left torso, three Medium Lasers replace the LRM-5 in the left arm. The Ferro-Fibrous armour and CASE modules have been removed while the standard structure has been replaced by Endo-Steel to make room for a targeting computer and an additional Double Heat Sink.


Bonuses

Mech Quirk: Narrow Profile

+1 defense against being hit


Mech Quirk: Hero Mech

+1 accuracy with ranged weapons, -6 heat at the end of the turn, +2 increased resolve gain


Pilot Affinity: Evasive

+2 bonus against being hit


Factions

The BSW-HR can only be found as an enemy duelist in Game Worlds contracts.


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