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Class: Tank
Faction Inner Sphere
Ticket cost: 7 upon destruction
Tier: 9
Tonnage: 65 tons

74 km/h (84 km/h with boost)

Turret rotation: 360°
Turret pitch: -4° to +35°
Variant Armament
Variant Weapons Equipment
Price: 62 500 CBills
Total base armor: 43 840
Price: 83 500 CBills
Total base armor: 38 320
Price: 63 200 CBills
Total base armor: 38 320
Price: 63 000 CBills
Total base armor: 38 320
Price: 67 800 CBills
Total base armor: 38 320
Price: 69 700 CBills
Total base armor: 38 320
Price: 63 500 CBills
Total base armor: 38 320
Price: 68 100 CBills
Total base armor: 38 320

Roles and Gameplay Hints


Armed with the close range punch of an AC20 the Rommel Prime is a brutal mid range fighter in the early game. The mobility and resilience of a 74km/h top speed and 9.5 tons of armor keep it in the fight against light and medium assets, though focused heavy fire will take it down before long. Its Thunderbolt-5 allows it to soften up light and medium targets as they close range before opening them up with the main gun. For back up damage and anti-infantry work, a pair of SBLs give the Rommel some security from being harassed by BA. 2 free tons also allow the Prime to be less resupply reliant for the ammo hungry AC20, which will likely require both tons as the LRM-5 should be used sparingly for backup. A LAMS system also takes some of the bite out of enemy missile barrages against it and allies. At only 60,000 C-Bills, the Rommel is an excellent upgrade from a light-mech in the early game before all of the enemy are able to field heavier assets.

Variant A

The Rommel A, also known as a Thumper, is the only unit to carry the Thumper, a direct fire artillery piece. The unit must be anchored down to fire like a MobileLongTom, but it can scoot about much more readily when undeployed, and can change states very quickly. Mastering the Thumper takes time as it lacks the Long Tom's targeting computer, but the rapid rate of fire and nigh-infinite range allow it to repeatedly blast approaching enemies. The cannon can also be used at point blank, though its sustained damage-per-second is fairly mediocre. Three free tons are available for reloads.

Variant B

Variant C

Variant D

A potent midgame brawler, the Rommel D can strip mechs down with lethal precision. An accurate LBX20 shotgun allows it to swat aircraft out of the sky and blast holes in enemy armor, while its SRM6 gives it screen-shake and some battlearmor defense. A pair of token SPL can lay down minor damage while its main cannon is reloading. The high ground speed and GECM makes it an excellent flanker, and allows it to maneuever behind enemies to strip out their engines. One free ton is available for ammo. This Rommel excels at cockpit kills.

Variant E

Variant F

Comparable to the Hollander A variant, this Rommel trades the Hollander's speed for raw armor. The turret-mounted HGauss is immune to critical explosions making it significantly more durable than the Hollander, but it loses some firepower in that it only mounts two SBL compared to the Hollander's four. Two free tons are available for spare ammo, giving it a maximum of 18 shots.

Variant G

A long-range harassment unit, the Rommel G can be an infuriating enemy on open terrain with its array of accurate screenshaking weapons. A ERPPC and a trio of LRM5 allow it to sand the armor off enemies at long range, while a pair of ERMBL gives it some mid-range punch. GECM allows it to move into position and slink away from battle without being detected. However, a dearth of heatsinks means that one must pull back to cool off after a few salvos.


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