Vindicator VND-1R

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Vindicator VND-1R
Vindicator.png
ChrPrfMech vindicatorBase-001 portrait.png
General data
ClassMedium
Stock RoleFire Support & Brawler
Tonnage45 t (16.5 t base)
Cost3,400,000 C
Rarity2
Weapons
Head
  • 1 x Energy
  • 1 x Support Weapon
L. Torso
  • 1 x Missile
UixTxrIcon vindicator.png
L. Arm
  • 2 x Energy
  • 1 x Support Weapon
R. Arm
  • 2 x Energy
Melee55 (+55 instability)
Death from Above45 (+55 instability)
50 damage to self
Survivability
Head
15/45
C. Torso
70/140-120
L. Torso
55/110-110
UixTxrIcon vindicator.png
R. Torso
55/110-110
L. Arm
35/70
R. Arm
35/70
L.Leg
55/110
R.Leg
55/110
Mobility and detection
Speed120 km/h
StealthVisibility: 1
Signature: -25%
SensorsSpotting distance: Base
Sensor range: Base

Vindicator VND-1R is a Medium-class 'Mech in Battletech.

Description[edit | edit source]

The Vindicator 1R was designed by committee to be a cheap, easy-to-manufacture jack of all trades. Surprisingly, the 1R has proven itself a capable fighter, projecting respectable firepower with its PPC, LRM-5, and Medium Laser. While not as mobile as other medium 'Mechs, it does carry Jump Jets, and is both heavily armored and very heat efficient.

Loadouts[edit | edit source]

  • The Vindicator is capable as either a short-range fighter with lasers and SRMs or a long-range sniper focusing on stability damage with a PPC and an LRM. Its slow speed makes it better in the latter role (though in general it's pretty versatile, as it has excellent weapon tonnage).
  • Alternatively, as an early campaign generalist, the LRM-5 can be removed for additional armor.
  • One design I have found successful in the early campaign is a medium laser brawler/flanker. Filling all 5 laser hardpoints and adding an SRM generates significant heat, but can blow through light and medium 'mechs in one or two strikes.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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  • Vindicator 1Rs tend to deal their damage at range while moving in for closer attacks. Typically well armored, they're capable of some surprise attacks due to their jump capability and above-average heat efficiency.