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A hulking mech outfitted with a rotary gun for use against infantry and light armor.
Lore[edit | edit source]
The Sd. KS 49 "Grimbart" was instrumental in breaking through fortified positions during the Great War, impervious to small arms fire while equipped with devastating machine guns of its own. It remains one of the most popular mechs in the Saxon arsenal, and increasingly replacing traditional machine gun teams.
General Description[edit | edit source]
Compared to its Polania Republic counterpart, the PZM-9 "Straznik," the Grimbart is built with defense and durability in mind. The body is much bigger and covered in thicker armor; it is a bullet-proof box on very short legs with two spindly arms. The right appendage boasts a large rotary Gatling-style machine gun while the left arm is equipped with a pinching claw. The whirring sound of the mech spinning up its machine gun spells doom for anyone caught in its field of fire.
The Grimbart is excellent at taking out unarmored enemies and even does fairly well against light armored units. Even large groups of regular infantry like Riflemen and Vanguards have little effect on its armor, and it can easily cut down swathes of them in return. One-on-one and head-on, enemy light mechs like the Straznik will often lose out as well.
However, due to its stout build and heavier armor, the Grimbart does not have a fast walking speed. This leaves it vulnerable to artillery and its relative inability to react to attacks from all directions. It will take extra damage from anti-mech units like the PZM-11 "Lowca" or field cannons, as well as attacks from behind. The Grimbart also has slow movement and turn speed making making swifter units able to out run and out maneuver it. The Grimbart is best used against infantry and light armor types in conjunction with heavier anti-armor units to deal with mechs.
Pros[edit | edit source]
- Most durable light-armored mech
- Devastates infantry
- Does well against light mechs especially at elite level
- Ability lets it damage multiple targets in one go
- Slightly outranges the Straznik
Cons[edit | edit source]
- Slow to move and turn
- Vulnerable to artillery and field cannons
- Of little use against medium or heavy mechs or structures
Weapons[edit | edit source]
Its sole armament is an upscaled, large-caliber rotary cannon like a Gatling gun, giving the mech an increase in firepower and anti-armor capability over its Polania cousin. While firing a slightly smaller burst than the Straznik's four machine guns, each bullet does over three times the unarmored damage. The gun also enjoys a slightly increased range, making it less easily kited by the Straznik's guns.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
- Sweep: The Grimbart will fire non-stop in an arc in front of it, mowing down anything in front of it. The player can control the size of the arc, the larger the arc the longer it will stay in the Sweep Attack command. The Grimbart is unable to move while this ability is in use.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- "Grimbart" is a german word, that is used for badgers in old german tales and fables.
- "Sd.KS" means "Sonder Kampfschreiter". In English: "Special Combat Walker".