Eos Ground Forces Dec 16, 2017 17:13:08 GMT
Post by EmperorMyric on Dec 16, 2017 17:13:08 GMT
Sermon Eos Consortium Light Tank:
The Sermon is the Eos Consortiums main light tank. Designed for scouting duties with powerful sensors and even with some measure of infantry capacity to carry into battle the Sermon can double over as a IFV if needed. While nearly unarmoured like most Eosian vehicles the Sermons smaller gun while nowhere near the Vigilance MBTs kinetic gun is still very powerful indeed, and frequently used to destroy enemy infantry and entrenched positions during Interdiction Cadre assaults. The Sermon uses its incredibly speed to redeploy often, both for scouting the enemy forces and where needed making harrying flank attacks on opponents support elements like artillery or logistics.
Armament wise the Sermon mounts an Eosian planet side point kinetic wave gun. A very, very powerful weapon to mount on a light tank. By using their kinetic weapon tech the gun can channel a powerful beam at short ranges to both punch through the targets hull and explode into a kinetic wave impact inside the target, ripping it apart from within. Or it will hit the targets hull and explode there, destroying such things as tracks or the main gun itself, or stripping the armour away entirely. This weapon is also very precise, meaning accuracy is excellent and due to its AOE nature means it can engage and destroy infantry with almost laughable ease, with any swarm tactic of infantry being invalidated very quickly.
The Sermon also has a close range kinetic wave launcher which uses the tanks hull itself as the projector to engage enemy infantry at very close ranges.
Defensive measures and armour wise the Sermon is rather lacking. With the hull being made out of the same alloy as their starships but only a mere few millimetres thick the Sermon cannot withstand any meaningful rounds, however it can withstand infantry firearms at range. Its main defense is its speed and also its close range kinetic wave launcher which functions as ADS. Able to intercept other kinetic weapons fire but not energy weapons, giving it a chance of survival.
Electronic abilities wise the Sermon carries a system which links the minds of all 3 crew together via their innate psychic abilities. Essentially while piloting the crew work as one mind with 3 bodies, quickening reaction and action times in battle far above what any human could do, with Eosians being already naturally fast mentally this gives them a superior piloting edge in the battlefield. This system is then linked with the rest of the company and more to help facilitate command and communication.
Speed wise the Sermon is extremely fast able to muster around 212mph at top speed, due to its hover nature it can do this over any terrain and can go up to 50ft into the air as its top speed ceiling. As speed is the Sermon main defence it also has powerful dampeners to keep the tank and crew able to operate at top efficiency regardless of speed or orientation. The Sermon also has the capacity to carry up to 6 Eosian infantry within the tank.
Serenity Mobile Missile Launcher: While the Consortium does not use missile weapons in space, they do however do so on the ground and on their aerospace craft. The missiles of the Eos Consortium though are far different from their more conventional cousins, essentially a contained kinetic wave blast these 'missiles' are guided bolts of energy. Targeted at long ranges to explode with the force of a heavy kinetic wave these missiles also have the benefit of not being able to be shot down by kinetic CIWS or ADS, but energy weapons or ADS can disrupt the containment and cause the missile to detonate prematurely.
Repantance Light Wave CIWS/AA: The Repentance is the modification of the Sermon that replaces the tanks entire turret with a fixed emplacement which mounts a very high powered kinetic wave generator. This weapon can be used as an AOE or directed AOE version to either target aircraft at low to medium altitudes to utterly destroy them with little regard for aiming accuracy or maximising impact location or can be used to intercept incoming kinetic artillery rounds and missiles even those travelling at hypersonic velocities. They typically are attached to most echelons of forces to provide cover and support.
Asylum Mobile Shield Generator: While Eosian shield technology on their starships are laughable at most, those used on the ground are anything but. Eosian shields are just as capable as other races, however on their starships their doctrine places less emphasis on defence. Ground wise however the Consortium recognises while lightning warfare is incredibly affective, any army must stop to regroup/re cooperate, and during this time it must be defended. Asylums provide defensive cover for Eosian artillery or troop positions or rapid cover for any moving elements, while not armed their shields allow Eosian kinetic weapons to pass through while enemy rounds impact the shield as normal.