Battletech Mech Review: Victor

The Victor, the assault mech that behaves like a medium mech... 

We all have our favorite mechs in the BATTLETECH universe, some based on tactical decisions, other on narrative and looks, and a few just on that lucky, classic, Battletech moment...  

Literally my first game with my Victor and Hunchback in my Dogs of War merc company- doing the Ac 20 rush with the Victor in the lead. Taking hits from the Dragon on my way in I run to the Enforcer and BAM AC 20 headshot on it... 

...and I was sold on the Victor. But this mech actually has a number of tactical advantages beyond a once lucky dice roll. An assault mech with speed and jump jets means it behaves like a medium mech. 

Paired with the AC 20 means you can get the mech into some interesting places...  

With its 2 medium lasers and the SRM pack + a fist to punch it's a fearsome close in brawler. Only real transition I see in playing it, is that it doesn't have the staying power of an assault mech- be mindful of the armor and go against heavy and medium mechs vs. trying to brawl assault mechs.

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