Slate

Ferrite: 21500
Bioptics: 17000
Crystal: 430

The Slate was designed and released to the Mercenary Clans in 3320 as another potential weapon in their ongoing conflict with Unification.

Portals leading to Unification’s dimension had been opened three times using a Chroniode and in response to each attack, the Mercenary Clans drove the Unification Army troops back through the portals. Scientists throughout the galaxy were working around the clock to unravel the processes for controlling the portals but they still had some work to do. ChronoPower, Inc. developed a control device that enabled a team of specialists to close the portals after the most recent widespread attacks from Unification.

Statistical Readout
Tonnage 100
Armor Points 255
Start Weapons 11
Min Level 121
Min Heavy Skill 55
Levels/Weapon 5
Manufacturer GDI
Bonuses
Build Ice Damage + 7%
Build Laser Shield 10%
Build Speed - 28
Build 3X Damage 3%
Level 2 Freeze 3%
Level 3 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 4 Trample Shield 10%
Level 5 + 1 Weapon Slot
Level 6 Ice Damage + 2%
Level 7 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 9 Proj. Shield (10)
Level 10
+ every 5 levels
+ 1 Weapon Slot
Level 12 Speed + 2
Level 13 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 14 Ice Damage + 2%
Level 16 Freeze 3%
Level 17 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 19 3X Damage 2%
Level 20 Missile Damage + 5%
Level 22 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 23 Splash 3%
Level 24 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 26 Splash Shield 15%
Level 27 Ice Damage + 3%
Level 29 Speed + 3
Level 31 Fire Vulnerable 5%
Level 33 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 34 3X Damage 3%
Level 37 Shield (6)
Level 38 Ice Damage + 3%
Level 39 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 41 Freeze 3%
Level 43 Missile Damage + 5%
Level 45 Splash 3%
Level 47 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 48 3X Damage 4%
Level 49 Ice Damage + 7%
Level 50 Speed + 5
Level 52 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 53 Freeze 3%
Level 56 Proj. Shield (15)
Level 58 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 59 Shield (5)
Level 61 3X Damage 3%
Level 62 Fire Vulnerable 5%
Level 63 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 64 Speed + 4
Level 66 Laser Shield 10%
Level 68 Missile Damage + 5%
Level 70 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 72 Splash 3%
Level 74 Shield (6)
Level 75 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 76 Ice Damage + 7%
Level 78 Freeze 3%
Level 79 3X Damage 2%
Level 81 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 83 Fire Vulnerable 5%
Level 84 Speed + 4
Level 86 Shield (6)
Level 88 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 89 Missile Damage + 7%
Level 93 Freeze 4%
Level 96 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 97 Ice Damage + 5%
Level 99 Auto Repair (1)
Level 101 Missile Damage + 5%
Level 104 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 106 Trample Shield 10%
Level 108 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 111 3X Damage 3%
Level 113 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 117 Splash 3%
Level 119 Ice Damage + 5%
Level 122 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 126 Speed + 2
Level 129 Fire Vulnerable 5%
Level 133 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 136 3X Damage 3%
Level 138 Splash Shield 15%
Level 142 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 148 Missile Damage + 7%
Level 150 Precision (6)
Level 150 Proj. Shield (10)
Level 154 Ice Damage + 7%
Level 161 Freeze 3%
Level 167 Speed + 4
Level 173 Fire Vulnerable 5%
Level 179 3X Damage 3%
Level 186 Auto Repair (1)
Level 192 Missile Damage + 5%
Level 197 Laser Shield 10%
Level 200 Speed + 4
Level 200 Crit-Kill 1%
Level 204 Ice Damage + 5%
Level 209 Proj. Shield (10)
Level 214 3X Damage 3%
Level 218 Freeze 3%

The independent manufacturer GDI unveiled the Slate mecha in 3320 to aid in the galaxy’s defense against the next threat. GDI has been manufacturing weapons and equipment for light mecha for over two hundred years, and their initial foray into mecha production began with the ubiquitous Warhorse. While this mecha has a presence in every major, minor, and even bandit army in the Galaxy, it has always been a secondary project for GDI. The company shifted its focus to improve their mecha when they developed the Humbaba in 3314.

After the success of the Humbaba, GDI took steps to tap into new markets and decided to produce an affordable Crystal based mecha. Always working to break new ground, CEO Ian Deeks directed his team to use data collected from the Mercenary Clan’s recent large scale battles to craft an AI that could utilize technology captured in those battles. The A.I. constructed for the Slate is a unique hybrid, codenamed Huntsman.

The galactic menace known as Evil Santa returned on a special mission and attacked the clans in 3318. His army used a wide range of specialised ice weaponry, providing the perfect opportunity for enterprising engineers to gather information about these weapons. Hoping to discover how his machines functioned, GDI sent teams to recover any materials they could find at the locations of battles with Evil Santa and his minions.

GDI also traded considerable resources in exchange for the scrapped remains of Evil Santa’s mecha, in order to study it closer. They are not releasing this research to the public, however they did discover some valuable information about how to optimize Ice weaponry and they utilized that when programming the Huntsman A.I.

The Huntsman contains an anti-mech virus suite that is quite effective in shutting down an opponent's weapon systems and forcing an A.I. restart. Target assist programming gives the Slate an above average degree of Precision, while scanning technologies search for any weakened armor plating on an enemy in order for the pilot to exploit any one-shot Crit-Kill opportunities.

Rounding out the electronics package are two avenues GDI is already known for - multi-target Splash effects and increased yield from Missile weapons. While this mecha does utilize recent breakthroughs in missile technologies, the Slate’s design focuses on Ice as its primary weapon system. The Huntsman contains five ports for additional equipment to enhance the original programming.

The Chassis for this mecha houses a wide variety of defensive systems. From the beginning of the project, GDI’s CEO, Ian Deeks, directed the engineers to use the stable quad motive configuration that was so effective in the Humbaba design. The design team was able to replicate the configuration, however the more bulky Crystal based design requires more volume in the frame’s interior.

The quad design of the Chassis is an ideal stable platform for the deployment of Ice and Missile weapons. The low profile of this design aids to counter secondary attacks against it. Seven slots for custom equipment enable the Slate to be configured for nearly any mission.

Ablative armor reduces the effectiveness of Laser attacks against the Slate. Threat-analyzing sensors warn of incoming area attacks, allowing the pilot to avoid direct hits from these type attacks. Using this system, the Slate can evade much of the damage inflicted by traditional Trample and Splash attacks, not by physically moving out of the path of incoming fire but by projecting a dummy signal that can fool enemy mecha targeting locks. A set of five ports for heavy shielding modules give the pilot the ability to protect against all weapon types.

Designers chose to use the Humbaba’s engine design, the Goliath Fusion Core when building the engine for the Slate. For a Crystal based version, the Goliath had to have a few modifications in order to fit inside the mecha’s interior. Engineers refer to this as a Goliath model-B but it is essentially the Crystal tech twin of the original.

This massive powerplant provides enough power to the motive system to move the Slate at the combat optimal speed with enough upgrades, a speed that other Crystal based mecha of this size cannot match. The model-B’s sturdy construction is well shielded from Projectile attacks and carries a pair of Auto-Repair nanobot swarms.

Another of the Goliath’s features that is welcomed by pilots is the considerable array of 3X overload capacitors for the weapons suite. Fully upgraded, one third of all shots fired will be overloaded.The massive Goliath Core uses a great deal of the available space in the chassis, yet still has room to add six custom modules of performance enhancing equipment.

The Slate mecha is GDI’s first independent project since the Warhorse. Working with General Nova and the NovaStar engineers on the Humbaba produced favorable results that GDI was then able to translate into building their first Crystal-based design. CEO Ian Deeks has once again broken new ground and many pilots are responding positively to this new addition to the 100 ton mecha class.

Legendary Pilots

  • Christopher Wallace

    Christopher Wallace

    Chris was a true mecha pilot. Often found running his famous Double Rainbow formation while crushing enemy lines for the legendary mercenary clan Phoenix. While not fighting for his clan, he was often found on the training grounds with his Slate, getting of trick ice shots while running amok across the battle field. In later times ran with Black Star to gold and glory.

Armament

Slate comes fully equiped with:

83

100

Bola

COMMON

Bola

Freeze 12%

This self-constricting harness entangles mech limbs with the tenacity of ten snarling snavurm.

80

100

Retribution

COMMON

Retribution

Fork 10%

The hour has come for retribution... heads are going to roll.

80

100

Retribution

COMMON

Retribution

Fork 10%

The hour has come for retribution... heads are going to roll.

73

99

Glace

COMMON

Glace

Slow (9)

Glace creates a rupture in space-time, slowing down your attacker's rate of fire. That's when you end it and claim victory.

55

96

Midas Missile

COMMON

Midas Missile

Splash 5%

Midas-class missiles are unique--their blast radius renders most radioactive elements inert upon impact.

47

99

Yeti's Bane

COMMON

Yeti's Bane

Freeze 5%

Uses specialized gases to instantly reform into ice upon contact with another surface--creating a stunning field when used on enemy mechs.

47

99

Yeti's Bane

COMMON

Yeti's Bane

Freeze 5%

Uses specialized gases to instantly reform into ice upon contact with another surface--creating a stunning field when used on enemy mechs.

47

99

Yeti's Bane

COMMON

Yeti's Bane

Freeze 5%

Uses specialized gases to instantly reform into ice upon contact with another surface--creating a stunning field when used on enemy mechs.

If purchased individually, these weapons alone would cost:
19250 Ferrite
13200 Bioptics
502 Crystal

 

Buy a Slate

Ferrite: 21500
Bioptics: 17000
Crystal: 430