Modular Armor

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Modular Armor was created as a stopgap measure by ComStar engineers. While researching Hardened Armor, the engineers stumbled across an ancient idea: By mounting a special frame on the unit, it could support additional armor protection on a location beyond what the internal frame would normally allow. This provided bonus protection to the carrying unit but at the cost of taking extra weight and being ultimately less effective than a normal ton of armor, though Modular Armor can exceed the normal limits of armor on a 'mech's frame. Modular Armor proved bulky and makes piloting a mech carrying Modular Armor more difficult (resulting in a -1 penalty to Piloting skill), though this effect does not stack with multiple Modular Armor units equipped to 'mech.

Modular Armor

Manufacturer: ComStar
Tonnage: 1
Critical Slots: 1
Install Location: Any
Value: 150,000
Gear ID: Gear_Modular_Armor


Equipped Effects:

  • +50 bonus armor to the location the module is installed to.
  • -1 Piloting skill.

Critical Effects:

  • DESTROYED: None.

Half-Weight Modular Armor

Manufacturer: ComStar
Tonnage: 0.5
Critical Slots: 1
Install Location: Any
Value: 150,000
Gear ID: Gear_Modular_Armor


Equipped Effects:

  • +25 bonus armor to the location the module is installed to.
  • -1 Piloitng skill.

Critical Effects:

  • DESTROYED: None.