Hoplite

Ferrite: 1000
Bioptics: 450
Crystal: 30

The Hoplite Mech is the product of an experimental R&D department at Star Factories. The concept of the mech was to equip a light frame with numerous types of shielding to provide increased longevity and sustainability in different combat conditions. Due to the popularity of other fast mechs in hit-and-run maneuvers such as the Orcus, the Hoplite has offered a new level of competition to both Shogunate and Cogwerk forces.

Statistical Readout
Tonnage 25
Armor Points 55
Start Weapons 3
Min Level 10
Levels/Weapon 7
Manufacturer Legionnaires of Galactic Trade
Bonuses
Build Speed + 6
Build 2X Damage 5%
Level 3 Freeze 3%
Level 5 Splash Shield 15%
Level 6 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 6 Laser Shield 5%
Level 7 + 1 Weapon Slot
Level 9 + 1 Chassis Slot
Level 10 Missile Shield 5%
Level 11 2X Damage 4%
Level 12 Speed + 2
Level 13 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 14 + 1 Weapon Slot
Level 15 Proj. Shield 5%
Level 18 + 1 Cockpit Slot
Level 20 Fire Shield 5%
Level 20 2X Damage 5%
Level 21 + 1 Weapon Slot
Level 23 3X Damage 3%
Level 25 Ice Shield 5%
Level 26 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 28
+ every 7 levels
+ 1 Weapon Slot
Level 30 Laser Shield 5%
Level 35 Missile Shield 5%
Level 38 Trample Shield 10%
Level 40 Proj. Shield 5%
Level 45 Fire Shield 5%
Level 48 Trample Shield 10%
Level 50 3X Damage 25%
Level 50 Ice Shield 5%
Level 58 Trample Shield 10%
Level 60 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 61 Trample Shield 10%
Level 65 + 1 Engine Slot
Level 70 Speed + 20
Level 75 + 1 Shield Slot
Level 88 Trample Shield 15%

As such, the Hoplite is a mech that can retain optimal maneuverability and efficiency in battle. The Hoplite, while by no means a defensive mech, is often deployed at choke points or at moments when armies wish to give no ground.

It's colloquial name, the "32" is actually a misnomer--it actually stands for 3x2. This refers to a maneuver where the Hoplite is deployed using defensive bracketing, linking up to five mechs together for a pentagonal shield. While mobility is limited, the Hoplite mechs can tap into each others' power management systems to redirect defensive capabilities to where they need it most.

As a result of this, there are many differences of opinion in mech pilot culture as to the significance of the Hoplite. Some claim that it's best reserved for new pilots that can't handle themselves, while others claim that its free range of capability should never be underestimated. If one thing is for certain, it's the fact that the Hoplite is adaptable to both its pilot and environment.

Legendary Pilots

  • Woodman1201

    Woodman1201

    Woodman first came into the public eye defending orphanages and academies from marauding pirates. It wasn't long before he started winning gold in the tournament circuit. In many of those battles, he skillfully piloted his favorite Hoplite and achieved victory. The Hoplite's unique shielding system allowed him to focus his resources on upgrading his weapon-systems, so he invested in a set of Big Bertha cannons and has been very pleased with the result. Pirates be warned, Woodman has your number.

  • Moe Lee

    Moe Lee

    Moe Lee began his career among the elite pilots in the galaxy in the 3260s, when he won a King of the Mountain tournament with a mixed force of Hoplites and Shocklites. While he has since graduated to heavier classes, these classic light mecha still hold enormous sentimental value for him. He has proven to be a capable leader, both on the battlefield and in broadcasting community news and information through A.N.N. (the Asterion News Network). Lee also participated in the fight at Harlock's Gate, where assisted in establishing the famous Christmas Truce of 3291. This truce was commemorated with the creation of the Gordon-class mecha, one of the rarest mecha in the galaxy.

  • Lucas Invicta was one of the first in the legion to pilot the Hoplite into combat with the Shogunate forces. His daring maneuver of isolating enemy mecha between his units defensive bracketing, and cutting them down in withering crossfire, has become a cornerstone is the training of new pilots.

  • Amatu Henne--Nicknamed "Jipatue" for his less than fair tactics on the battlefield. He has detonated many of his own mecha to ensure less salvage for his foes should they get lucky enough to defeat him.

Armament

Hoplite comes fully equiped with:

11

105

Fury Laser

COMMON

Fury Laser

Two large yellow lasers send penetrating beams towards lower level opponents. A good upgrade for developing an improved arsenal.

7

98

Medium Laser

COMMON

Medium Laser

Featuring second generation weapon technology, the eight red eyes ominously glow at an opponent. The beam can breach the armor of low level opponents.

7

98

Medium Laser

COMMON

Medium Laser

Featuring second generation weapon technology, the eight red eyes ominously glow at an opponent. The beam can breach the armor of low level opponents.

If purchased individually, these weapons alone would cost:
265 Ferrite
230 Bioptics
2 Crystal

 

Buy a Hoplite

Ferrite: 1000
Bioptics: 450
Crystal: 30