BLACK STAR ARMY

The Alliance of Free Nations.

Overview:

The Black Star Army was a military alliance of nations not yet conquered by the Red Star Army. Though a means to eradicate all life from their world was just a key code and verbal verification away, it was decided to meet the enemy on his own terms. Small and medium sized mechs with jump jets were the norm; mechs that were quickly built to hold back the Red Star flood. Accuracy was deemed more important than destructive potential as most weapons were loaded with AI munitions. Swapping out modular weapon systems allowed for the same mech to perform different roles with little downtime between reconfigurations.

 

Black Star Army Mecha

 

Size

Name

Systems

4 Minuteman A1 Rail Gun (AI) [R]
Missile Launcher Small (AI) [F]
Jump Jets
4 Minuteman A2 Rail Gun (AI) [R]
Missile Launcher Medium (AI) [F]
Jump Jets
4 Minuteman A3 Rail Gun (AI) [R]
Missile Launcher X-Large (AI) [F]
Jump Jets


The Minuteman series were primarily scouts, spotters, raiders and rapid response mechs, but far too often they were called upon to check the onslaught of enemies twice or more their size.

 

5 Guardian A1 Rail Gun (AI) [R]
Missile Launcher Small (AI) [F]
Jump Jets
5 Guardian A2 Rail Gun (AI) [R]
Missile Launcher Medium (AI) [F]
Jump Jets
5 Guardian A3 Rail Gun (AI) [R]
Missile Launcher X-Large (AI) [F]
Jump Jets


The Guardian series was as more resilient version of the Minuteman frame, with the same armaments and "negligibly" slower top speed.

 

6 Defender M1 Rail Gun (AI) [R]
2x Missile Launcher Small (AI) [F]
Jump Jets
7 Defender M2 Rail Cannon (AI) [R]
2x Missile Launcher Small (AI) [F]
Jump Jets
8 Defender M3 Siege Gun (AI) [R]
2x Missile Launcher Small (AI) [F]
Jump Jets


The Defender series was the first dedicated medium size mech fielded by the Black Star Army.

 

6 Protector M1 Mortar Medium (HE) [R]
Chain Gun (AI) [L]
Missile Launcher Small (AI) [F]
Jump Jets
7 Protector M2 Mortar Medium (HE) [R]
Rail Gun (AI) [L]
Missile Launcher Small (AI) [F]
Jump Jets
8 Protector M3 Mortar Large (HE) [R]
Rail Gun (AI) [L]
Missile Launcher Small (AI) [F]
Jump Jets


The Protector series was a direct result of being the victim of the Red Star Army Stalker mechs one time too many.

 

8 X8 2x Rail Gun (AP) [L+R]
Flamethrower Medium [F]
Jump Jets
8 X9 2x Rail Gun (AP) [L+R]
2x Melee Weapon [L+R]
Jump Jets


The X Series was an experimental mech modeled after the successful Red Star Army Cluverin series, but with jump jets. The flamethrower on the X8 worked well against softer targets, though did generate some disturbing images on the global newsfeeds. The twin wrist saws on the X9 were most useful in urban areas where there were ample opportunities to get in close with the enemy.

 

1 Pod 1-A1 Ammo Carrier
1 Pod 1-MLS Missile Launcher Small (AI) [F]
1 Pod 1-MLM Missile Launcher Medium (AI) [F]
1 Pod 1-MLL Missile Launcher Large (AI) [F]
1 Pod 1-MLX Missile Launcher X-Large (AI) [F]


Needing extra punch to go against the larger Red Star mecha, externally mounted weapons systems and additional ammunition were tested. This gave birth to the Pod system. The extra weight slowed the mechs down, so jettisoning the spent pods became standard practice. A Minuteman A1 with a 1-MLX mounted over its left shoulder suddenly became a threat to a
Stalker Type 2. See: House Rules - Pods for details.