Unmanned ‘Armour’ combat mechs were a common sight both before and during the Farsight conflicts. Whilst they were often associated with the adapted industrial lifting mechs used by rebel workers during the Mech Crises, the models used by military corporations boasted superior stopping power, and were often used to defend key tactical areas such as industrial installations and safe zones.
The remote-piloting technology used in Armour mechs was developed initially as an industrial initiative to reduce on-site injuries at building sites and warehouses. With large claws and hydraulic ‘limbs,’ the mechs could lift most objects, and were easily adapted with unique lifting gear where necessary. Similar to drones, they would be piloted by a nearby engineer.
During the Farsight conflicts, these engineers were almost always combat trained, in order to defend themselves where necessary.
When Armour mechs were first adapted for combat, it was found that the lack of need for a cockpit or on-board crew meant that more space could be used for armour-plating, giving them a distinct advantage over other similar bipedal mechs.
In addition, military engineers equipped the Armour mech with twin mounted machine guns, rocket launchers, and multi-use ‘tentacle’ cameras to give the machine extra prehensibility and visibility in CQC.
Armour units Edit