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ALL-TERRAIN MEGACALIBER SIX (AT-M6)



(* has notes below for further reading and explanation)

Craft: First Order AT-M6
Model: Kuat-Entralla Drive Yards All Terrain MegaCaliber Six
Type: Mobile heavy artillery walker
Scale: Walker
Dimensions:
-Length: 40.87m
-Width: 17.95m
-Height: 36.18m
Skill: Walker operations: AT-M6
Crew: 5*
Crew Skill: Capital ship gunnery 5D+2, starship gunnery 5D+1, vehicle blasters 5D, walker operations 5D
Passengers: 12*
Cargo Capacity: 4 metric tons
Cover: Full
Cost: Not available for sale
Maneuverability: 1D
Move: 21; 60kmh
Body Strength: 8D



WEAPONS:

   MegaCaliber Six Turbolaser Cannon*
      Fire Arc: Front
      Crew: 2 (Weapon engineers)
      Skill: Capital ship gunnery
      Scale: Capital
      Fire Control: 3D
      Range:
      -Space: 3-15/35/75
      -Atmosphere: 6-30/70/150km
      Damage: 2D (10D Walker scale)
      Rate Of Fire: 1

   2 Medium Anti-Ship Laser Cannons* (fire-linked)
      Fire Arc: Partial turret (right/front/left)
      Crew: 1 (Gunner)
      Skill: Starship gunnery
      Scale: Starfighter
      Fire Control: 3D
      Range:
      -Space: 1-3/12/25
      -Atmosphere: 50-300/1.2/2.5km
      Damage: 4D
      Rate Of Fire: 1

   Heavy Dual Laser Cannons (fire-linked)
      Fire Arc: Partial turret (right/front/left)
      Crew: 1 (Gunner)
      Skill: Vehicle blasters
      Scale: Walker
      Fire Control: 2D
      Range: 50-500/1.5/3km
      Damage: 7D
      Rate Of Fire: 1



DESCRIPTION:

   The All Terrain MegaCaliber Six (AT-M6), also known as the Gorilla Walker or First Order Heavy Assault Walker, was a mobile heavy artillery walker used by the First Order during their war with the Resistance. Much larger than the All Terrain Armored Transport used by the Galactic Empire, it was the biggest walker in the First Order's arsenal and featured a MegaCaliber Six turbolaser cannon mounted to its back, for which it was named.



GAME NOTES:

*Guerilla Legs and Classic Harpoon Tactics

   The AT-M6 has a more Guerilla shape to its design, especially with the gait of its walk.  The previous AT-AT had the flaw of falling forward when simple speeders used magnetic harpoons and towing cables to wrap around their legs and restrict movement.  Because the AT-AT had built up forward momentum and was very top-heavy, it would not be able to stop itself from falling forward on the ground once the cable finished wrapping around the legs.  The AT-M6's legs and general shape fixes this issue.  Its forward legs are much more stable and can prevent the AT-M6 from falling forward when such a tactic is used.  For an AT-AT, a Walker Operations roll of Very Difficult or Heroic may have been needed to stop the AT-AT from falling forward.  For the AT-M6, a Walker Operations roll of East will prevent this.  The Guerilla legs are so advanced and stable compared to the AT-AT that they not only move forward and back, but can also spread from side to side to take a more stable stance, very handy when taking position to fire the MegaCaliber Turbolaser Cannon on its back.



GAME DESIGN NOTES:

   Except for the unique weapons the AT-M6 possess, it's a straight upsizing of the AT-AT.  Speed is left the same as a few AT-ATs are seen walking alongside the AT-M6s during The Last Jedi.  The MegaCaliber Six Turbolaser Cannon sounded like a capital scale ship weapon, and the AT-M6 also lists "Anti-Ship" Laser Cannons.  So I thought to make the AT-M6 a well rounded anti-ANYTHING weapons platform.

*Weapons

   The MegaCaliber Six is capital scale, though weak compared to other turbolasers, so it can be mounted on a walker and carried and used on the ground of a planet.  The Anti-Ship Laser Cannons are made starfighter scale to counter enemy air support starfighetrs and space transports.  And the Heavy Dual Laser Cannons are done up as an upsized version of the AT-AT's similar weapons from before, with more damage dice.

*MegaCaliber Six Turbolaser Cannon

   This weapon is capitral scale.  This means a unit of AT-M6s could band together and attack orbiting capital ships, if used with the right tactics.  This weapon lists a Fire rate of 1.  As the AT-M6 is very large, about twice the size of an AT-AT, but with much less Passenger numbers, most of its internal space is taken up by the equipment needed to power the weapon.  However, if GMs/players think this is too powerful, they can reduce the scale to starfighter (Damage 8D) or walker (Damage 10D).  Also, the Fire Rate could be reduced to 1/2 or 1/3.

   Anotehr option is that the weapons could have variable power settings.  The most powerful setting could be 2D capital scale (10D walker scale), Fire Rate 1/3, and the lowest setting could be something like 8D walker scale, Fire rate 3, and becomes a powerful support weapon for the walker's assault on a fortified position.

   These are listed as options in the Game Design Notes section instead of Game Notes so the AT-M6 can be used as is on the go if GMa/players don't want to worry about the details (but having options are nice, yeah?).

*Crew and Passengers

   As the AT-M6 is desscribed more as a mobile weapons platform and not mentioned as a troop transport, that's how I wrote it up.  It lists having space for 12 passengers, and these could be troops, but this is nothing compared to the AT-AT's 40 troops it can carry, as well as speeder bikes and other gear and weapons for the troops to use during assaults.  Having 12 troops is better than nothing though, and there should still be gear for these to use in assault and defense, but their role may be more as defense as the AT-M6 really does focus on its big guns.  The MegaCaliber Six Turbolaser probably takes up most of the AT-M6's internal room, which also is the main cause for the Passenger number reduction.

[NOTE!:  This write-up is not made based on official information.  At the time of this write-up there is little-to-no information available to use, and much of this was made up using info scraps, guesswork, imagination and creativity.  Future official info releases may render this write-up incompatible with the Star Wars canon.]


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