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Chances are you've seen Iron Man or read Heinlein's Starship Troopers, the or played Halo franchise. Powered-Armor ar everywhere in contemporary scifi. Assuming you don't know, power armour really means (person-shaped) robot that the user either wears or steps into.
While some settings touch on these weapons, we of course like to think take this to the next level with a mature and unique theater of war.
From the shattered fallout of urban sprawls; to shipyards miles beneath the barren ice of dead moons, high altitude dogfights through scorching ozone, the bowels of gigantic enemy star-carriers orthe crossfire immense starships as they trade punches…
Whether as body armour, walking apache gunships or miniature starfighters: Power Armor are the mass-produced decisive weapon of our setting.
They fight in a rich world of seemingly conventional weapons with familiar faces like fighters, tanks and of course artillery - all of which have evolved to survive in this futuristic battlefield (almost beyond recognition): all with their own enemies and weaknesses to overcome.
Typically, Power-Weapons are broken down into six categories:
Vedi Veni Vici: I came, I saw, I conquered. In the following guide, we will discuss the pros and cons of different Armor-design philosophies and combat technique across various arenas and provide you with an idea of both the engineering challenges and problems a pilot goes through along with recommended practice.
We will also be evaluating various technical levels of capability on different classifications of armor. For example, practice ideal for one armor may not be ideal for another which is designed for a different purpose.
This guide is publicly editable. Hell, it's encouraged you make entries, comments and edits, either anonymously or by your own name to enhance this as a tool for other roleplayers.
Usually the first consideration, Arena dictates how you are able to move, what weaponry you are going to use and how you engage your target. The heaviest of enemies is unable to use the greatest force their arsenal offers if you catch them with their pants down in a situation you can take advantage of. In each section, we will look at each consideration an armor fighter is made to make, depending on the scenario: From viable maneuvers to engagement ranges and things to watch out for.
The key to combat on any front is to play to your strengths and wherever possible and make use of your enemy's shortcomings, defeating them as quickly as possible. You are fighting to survive as much as you are fighting to win:
One must always be focused.