Chevalier

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Chevalier
Chevalier.jpg
Class: Tank
Faction Inner Sphere
Ticket cost: 2 upon destruction
Tier: 4
Speed:

112 km/h

Turret rotation: 360°
Turret pitch: -12° to +40°
Variant Armament
Variant Weapons Equipment
Prime:
Price: 40 800 CBills
Total base armor: 30 400
A:
Price: 41 300 CBills
Total base armor: 30 225
B:
Price: 47 750 CBills
Total base armor: 26 720
C:
Price: 35 350 CBills
Total base armor: 26 720
D:
Price: 42 000 CBills
Total base armor: 26 720
E:
Price: 41 100 CBills
Total base armor: 30 400
F:
Price: 38 400 CBills
Total base armor: 26 720
G:
Price: 40 800 CBills
Total base armor: 28 560

The Chevalier is an Inner Sphere tank introduced with MWLL 0.6.0. It is notable because it is the first non-hover light tank, as well as the first wheeled tank.
The Chevalier is very well armored for its speed, though its firepower is light to moderate; sitting somewhere between a Harasser and an Osiris.

As it is a wheeled vehicle, it cannot turn on its own axis like a treaded or hover tank. The Chevalier becomes more agile the faster it is moving, so pilots should always be lead-footed in combat.

Roles and Gameplay hints

Prime

The Chevalier Prime is an effective multi-ranged asset, continually doing pinpoint damage to opponents with its large X-pulse laser at long range. The fast firing SRM6 does well at closer ranges, delivering screenshake to disrupt enemy's aim. The prime is one of the most armored Chevies, being able to win duels against most light mechs as long as the driver keeps the speed up and presents the non-damaged side to his opponent.

Variant A

This is a rather powerful support unit for its price tag, bringing an Angel ECM suite onto the field to provide radar cover to it's teammates. It's main weapon is a PPC, best used to find holes in already weakened enemy armor. Once the AECM has been use to spring the trap, it has 3 Small X-Pulse lasers it can bring to bear as well. Sustainted use of both the PPC and SXPL will put significant strain on it's 3 heat sinks.

Variant B

Built from the ground up as a dedicated scout vehicle calling in friendly missile storms on the opposing team with its TAG, the B variant excels in this roll. GECM keeps it hidden while BHP and C3 gives it and any friendly unit detailed tactical information of enemy positions and movements. Its long range weapons can harass targets as well, but the most effective use of the B is careful positioning on the battlefield to assist your team to wreck coordinated havoc on the enemy.

Variant C

A long range support unit, the C excels at harassing heavier foes with it's Large X Pulse laser and UAC5. One heat sink allows for nearly a minute of uninterrupted fire from the LXPL, and it's spare ton for the autocannon give it plenty of time in combat. While it is the least expensive variant, using it against agile fast assets is questionable as both the LXPL and UAC5 both take time to apply their damage.

Variant D

An ultra-long range harasser, the Chevalier D will out-range most opponents on the battlefield and do it comfortably while under the radar cover of GECM. Always keep the range open as the ELRM5 has a minimum engagement range and the LtGauss doesn't have the punch to do much damage vs most other weapons.

Variant E

A potent early game brawler, the E can punch units out to 600 meters using it's AC10. Once it closes to within 250 meters, the 3 Small Pulse lasers provide additional pinpoint firepower to put holes in enemy armor. While it does not have additional heat, it does carry a spare ton for autocannon ammo for combat longevity. GECM helps it get into range to use the SPL.

Variant F

Another potent short range unit, the F trades the AC10 for an LBX10. It sheds a half ton of armor, and the ECM suite to mount an SRM6 for more close range firepower. That being said, it only has a single spare ton for reloads. Pilots who prepare for the wrong kind of combat will find themselves retreating with low LBX or SRM bins.

Variant G

Another long range harasser, the G variant does respectable direct fire damage to its enemies over 1300m away with its triple LBX2s. Once within 900m, the ERPPC brings in a significant damage boost that any enemy would be foolish to ignore. This variant's weapons do not have any minimum range, so it could deal with opponents at any range. Yet, why give your prey the chance to effectively retaliate? Just keep it at long range and laugh while you smash their armor to pieces.

Canon

The Chevalier Light Tank was produced by and for the Star League. The Succession Wars devastated the stores of the Chevalier as the Successor States often cannibalized them for parts. Only Millennium Industries of Terra continued to produce the design, and that was snapped up by ComStar. Though the top speed is only 112 km/h, it is still respectable for a wheeled vehicle. It is protected by six and a half tons of armor. Though the Chevalier's armament is weak compared to modern designs, it has an extremely ammunition-efficient design, allowing it to stay in the fight for longer than other vehicles from the same weight class. For long range, it mounts an ER Large Laser in its turret. A pair of front-mounted Streak SRM-2 allow it to exploit any holes it may have made in an opponent's armor.

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