Controlled by a sentient AI, the Tasha is designed to support armored infantry in planetary operations (although a planetary atmosphere is not required). It moves about the battlefield with fire teams (typically 4 soldiers wearing M6 DAISY Armor) and provides heavy weapons support. In combat, it will typically move around in short bursts of speed (rather than just hover around like an attack helicopter).
TASHA is a walking tank. It's in our universe because it makes sense to have walking, hovering tanks to go with walking, hovering armor suits and walking, hovering nekos. It promotes roleplay by giving Yamataians a new element to flesh out planetary warfare, allowing for more modern portrayal of the battlefield.
The TASHA looks like a crab or a spider. It has six legs and two arms and a wide, semi-circular main body. More precise details will be added once art is available. GMs are welcome to make their own interpretations (that could, if needed, be later explained as different early test types).
The TASHA is the final product of a number of designs created to replace the old BW-6 Battle Tank. Rather than be constrained by the limits of traditional tank treads, the Star Army decided to create an armor that could keep up with the Daisy M6 Infantry Power Armor. Like infantry armors, the TASHA can walk, crawl, and hover around. TASHA armors started appearing in limited numbers in late YE 30 as the Star Army began to get them to the battlefield to test them in action. After favorable results, the Star Army approved them for mass production in the second quarter of YE 32.
Class: Ke-M9-1A Team Autonomous Support Heavy Armor Type: Combat Armor Robot Designers: Ketsurui Fleet Yards Manufacturer: Ketsurui Fleet Yards Production: Mass production Fielded by: Star Army of Yamatai
Tasha armors are about 7 meters in diameter with their legs spread and stand 4 meters tall (but can rise to nearly 5).
Despite its large size, it is fairly agile and very mobile.
See Damage Rating (Version 3) for an explanation of the damage system.
The TASHA carries a number of weapons. Its primary weapons include slug-throwers (a high velocity tank cannon and two “bullet hoses,” while its secondary armament (turrets and missile pods) is primarily defensive. The weapons on the TASHA use most of the same widely-available ammunition as the BW-6 Battle Tank.
Tasha Armors are designed to be useful and to repair one another (or allied equipment).
The TASHA is armored like a true tank; it cannot be easily defeated by power armors.
The size of the TASHA and its role as a team “hub” both allow and require large number of sophisticated sensors.
The TASHA M9 operates on one or more of its equipped power sources:
The typical mode of operation is for the TASHA to primarily rely on its fusion generators when near supplies. As with the STV, the aether generator is primarily used for rapidly charging the capacitor banks, not as a primary power source.
TASHA has two main ways of moving around: