Oggun

Ferrite: 2500
Bioptics: 1600
Crystal: 120

When the House of Strategoi commissioned the Oggun, they sought a paragon of practicality. They wanted a utility mech that could do whatever was necessary. The medium tonnage Oggun meets that requirement and it actually projects more power than its stocky frame should be able to handle, which is a pleasant surprise.

In keeping with the practical design, the Oggun is fitted with a basic Star Factories WL34(Military) A.I. This model is used in a variety of Hegemony mecha and conventional military vehicles. It comes standard with dual ports for mission specific software or for pilot customization. The Military version of the WL34 also adds a considerable amount of tracking programs and IFF coding, enabling it to engage any incoming mecha in the area who are not broadcasting on the proper frequencies.

Statistical Readout
Tonnage 50
Armor Points 125
Start Weapons 5
Min Level 24
Min Heavy Skill 5
Levels/Weapon 7
Manufacturer Star Factories
Bonuses
Build Trample 5%
Level 3 2X Damage 2%
Level 5 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 6 2X Damage 2%
Level 7 + 1 Weapon Slot
Level 9 2X Damage 2%
Level 10 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 12 2X Damage 2%
Level 14 + 1 Weapon Slot
Level 15 2X Damage 2%
Level 15 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 18 2X Damage 2%
Level 20 Trample 5%
Level 20 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 21
+ every 7 levels
+ 1 Weapon Slot
Level 21 2X Damage 2%
Level 22 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 24 2X Damage 2%
Level 25 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 27 2X Damage 2%
Level 30 2X Damage 2%
Level 31 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 33 2X Damage 2%
Level 36 2X Damage 2%
Level 37 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 39 2X Damage 2%
Level 42 2X Damage 2%
Level 45 2X Damage 2%
Level 48 2X Damage 2%
Level 50 2X Damage 28%
Level 55 Splash Shield 10%
Level 60 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 64 Fork Shield 10%
Level 68 Trample 2%
Level 75 Shield (5)
Level 80 Splash Shield 10%
Level 86 Fork Shield 10%
Level 90 Shield (5)
Level 95 Trample 2%
Level 99 2X Damage 2%
Level 102 Splash Shield 5%
Level 108 Speed + 2
Level 113 Shield (5)
Level 117 Fork Shield 5%
Level 122 Trample 2%
Level 125 Splash Shield 5%
Level 130 Shield (5)
Level 136 Fork Shield 5%
Level 142 Speed + 2
Level 149 2X Damage 2%
Level 153 Splash Shield 5%
Level 158 Trample 2%
Level 165 Shield (5)
Level 170 Fork Shield 5%
Level 176 Speed + 2

The power plant for the Oggun was designed by Dr. James Ashby. The "Ashby" design was originally dismissed by the senior Star Factories engineers, saying that it seemed more fitting for powering construction equipment. It was later reconsidered and approved for use by a senior House of Strategoi member after the entire Oggun project threatened to run over budget and over time. The design is simple as compared to other mecha power plants, yet the Ashby is surprisingly powerful for its size. As the niode matrices are upgraded, the power generated from the Ashby produces enough excess energy to overload more than half of the shots fired. The simple design has made it the power plant of choice for Strategoi forces. The Ashby houses a single port for custom equipment and its ease of maintenance makes it a favorite of techs everywhere.

The chassis is the most complex and technically sophisticated component of the Oggun because of its impressive durability and shear-resistance. The design is constructed from a (still) classified molynubonium and aluminum alloy that is used as a base for a crystalline composite material. Triple redundant ports are installed on the chassis for the addition of custom or mission essential equipment, allowing for significant customization of this utility mecha.

The heavy armor plates of the Oggun are constructed of the same material as the chassis, giving it a higher level of protection than other similar medium tonnage mecha. Customization slots also enable the installation of three heavy shielding modules. Additionally, the Oggun carries several built-in weapons accelerators and a "lock-down" mechanism to anchor itself while firing. This allows it to fire with enough power to pierce through multiple lines of enemy mechs with one shot.

Not to be outdone by their rivals in the House of Romulus, engineers from the House of Stategoi also capitalized on the unprecedented access to new technologies that began during the Cogwerk Renaissance to improve on the Oggun's design. They accentuated the already rugged and sturdy design of the Oggun by adding a multitude of shielding to the mecha's frame. Several general shield pods were added to the chassis to deflect any incoming fire regardless of source. Wide array deflectors mounted in several pairs also protect from area Splash attacks and secondary targeting systems using Fork attacks.

Additions were also made to the WL34 in this upgrade package, granting it increased accuracy and Trample abilities while targeting approaching enemies. While there was not enough space available for additional engine upgrades in the bulky Crystal based chassis, several boosts to speed can be obtained with sufficient upgrades to the power plant. A minor amount of power is also freed and directed into the weapons system to increase the Oggun's already deadly frequency of overloaded salvos.

House of Strategoi historians like to remind everyone that when the Oggun was first commissioned, there were tensions between the leading military contractors within the Hegemony, since the proposed Strategoi Oggun model was perceived as competing with the established Romulus Fides model. Star Factories was convinced that they would both prove to be useful, so they went ahead with their new plans for the Oggun. Fides and Oggun have different but equally important strengths, so the anticipated competition between them turned out to be less than imagined. The House of Strategoi and the House of Romulus take their rivalry more seriously, however, and young pilots from each house are often seen engaging each other in battle to prove their strength and bravery. This competition is also seen in the ongoing political power struggles between these two great houses.

Oggun has become a central mainstay in the House of Strategoi as well as various other clan armies around the galaxy. It is a solid mecha worthy of any formation, and it will add significantly to your arsenal.

Legendary Pilots

  • Andrew Bell

    Andrew Bell

    The Oggun is one of the most versatile and durable of all the medium class mecha, and Andrew Bell knows how to use it to maximum advantage. Thanks to the penetrating power of its shots, the Oggun can devastate the close-packed ranks of rival commanders hoping that quantity will overpower quality. Bell's own Oggun can wreak havoc with any type of weapon. Today, Bell's main squadron features heavier mecha, but Oggun-based squadrons were his favorites up into the 3280s.

  • 'Mark Shc Wiseman

    'Mark Shc Wiseman

    More commonly known by his call sign, "Space Ghost," Mark Wiseman has had a fair amount of success as a part of the Black Star Clans, being awarded over 70 gold medals across battles and contests in more than one universe. As a commander, he chalks up his success to teamwork with his Clan, Black Star, and the fact that he carefully maintains 375 battle-ready mecha, enabling his battalions to quickly adapt and fully engage the enemy under any conditions.

    He would have remained relatively obscure had it not been for his trained, pet monkey, "Blip," who accidentally stepped on and squished a popular super-hero while driving an Oggun mecha back from the Mecha-Wash. It was then that, Blip, panicked. Artemis Molly, pursued Blip with a full Platoon, and a Legendary battle ensued. Nobody really knows how he did it, but Blip managed to blow through several lines of 90 -100 Ton BFM's, single-handedly. Needless to say, it did not end well for Blip, the damage was considerable, and Space Ghost had to pay exorbitant fines for the incident.

    A recording of the battle follows. Battle Log

  • Spartacus Thracius

    Spartacus Thracius

    As magistrate of Thracion, his home world, Spartacus was one of the first pilots in the House of Romulus to swap his iMech out for an Oggun, due to its superior firepower.

  • Scipio Aemilianus

    Scipio Aemilianus

    Defeated the Carthagium Alliance, a regional uprising within the Hegemony, early in his career. The practical combination of powerful, fast cannons and broad, persistent fire weapons made the suppression, "all too easy."

Armament

Oggun comes fully equiped with:

24

101

Double Flame

COMMON

Double Flame

2X Damage 5%

Two streams of fire vulcanize your opponents. They will burn.

24

101

Double Flame

COMMON

Double Flame

2X Damage 5%

Two streams of fire vulcanize your opponents. They will burn.

24

105

Vupa Cannon

COMMON

Vupa Cannon

This canon is commonly seen on Vupa 6 being used by the pirates. It's a good sturdy addition to any pilot's arsenal.

24

105

Vupa Cannon

COMMON

Vupa Cannon

This canon is commonly seen on Vupa 6 being used by the pirates. It's a good sturdy addition to any pilot's arsenal.

24

105

Vupa Cannon

COMMON

Vupa Cannon

This canon is commonly seen on Vupa 6 being used by the pirates. It's a good sturdy addition to any pilot's arsenal.

If purchased individually, these weapons alone would cost:
2740 Ferrite
2396 Bioptics
48 Crystal

 

Buy an Oggun

Ferrite: 2500
Bioptics: 1600
Crystal: 120