The Calvarians have decided to start building mecha:
The Crimson Crusader is the first in a line of experimental mech designs being fielded by the Calvarians. After seeing how the Kuragin Republic had managed to match them in many fields, the Calvarian scientists knew it was time to create a new weapon, one which could shatter entire enemy lines and scatter their forces single-handedly. Numerous designs were proposed, and although many were built, none of them could match the power and ossumness of the Crimson Crusader, a titanic new mech design that managed to eliminate an entire column of Typhoon-class tanks on its own in a test run.
Here the Crimson Crusader can be seen next to a Typhoon tank. Even the largest Calvarian tanks are dwarfed by the mech's size and armament. The Crusader's weapon loadout is designed primarily for neutralizing the largest and deadliest opposition, but that doesn't mean it can't step on smaller things.
The Crusader's right arm carries a 120mm HVG identical to that found on the Typhoon-class tank. a massive drum of ammunition is mounted on the bottom of the arm, while a targeting device is mounted above the gun for pin-point accuracy.
Being an experimental design, the Calvarians decided to go ahead and load some experimental weapons on the Crusader as well. The Crusader's left arm carries an experimental plasma caster that can be used to drench armored vehicles in super-heated plasma. On the side of this weapon is another: a massive ORANGE TRANSPARENT
energy blade that can slice through even buildings with ease.
On top of the mech's torso is a powerful sensor unit, as well as a pair of dreaded Mk. VII "Flamberge" class anti-SHIP missiles. A single one has enough range to pass into space, and enough firepower to bring down even large frigates (or an entire city block).
Here is the inside of the head, where the pilot and gunner sit. It is well-armored, but also quite exposed. A large blue viewscreen recieves data from the mech's scanner and projects a holographic view of the battlefield. If that fails, the crewmen can simply look out of the narrow viewports.
And here's a shot of the interior, showing the nuclear fusion reactor that powers the craft. An engineer mus remain in here at all times to ensure that the reactor is stable and that the weapons are functioning properly. If the gunner is killed, the engineer can also operate the weapons from here, although he can only use one at a time. Great care must be taken to ensure that the reactor remains undamaged. Even though the Crusader has thick armor, a single mishap could cause the reactor to meltdown and cause a tremendous explosion. In a worst case scenario, it can also be used as a self-destruct mechanism.
Alright, hope you guys like the first real mech design I've made for my factions. It's based heavily off of the Reaver titan from Forge World for Warhammer 40k, in case you couldn't tell already. I actually made another version several years ago, but its legs were so thin and fragile that it could hardly stand up, let alone move. This one, although shorter, is much more flexible and heavily armored.