Mekton Zeta play stats
Name Weight Cost Enemy Battlesuit 33.5t 444.3 MECHA PLAY STATS Configuration MV MR Land MA Flight MA Battlesuit -1 5 (56mph) 48 (Mach 6.2) MANEUVER POOL +67% MAIN SYSTEMS Power Plant XS: 5 MECHA COMBAT SKILLS Desert, space protection Mecha Piloting +MR= +2 MV Verniers Mecha Fighting +MR= ACE +67% MP Mecha Melee +MR= Mecha Gunnery +MR= Mecha Missiles +MR= COMMAND ARMOR, ARMOR, AND SERVOS ServoModule CA-SP CA-DC CA-AbC SP DC AbC Kills Add+ Torso 2 1 12 Head 1 1 1 Left Arm 1 1 5 +1 Right Arm 1 1 5 +1 Left Leg 1 1 7 +1 Right Leg 1 1 7 +1 MOVEMENT SYSTEMS SENSORS Movement System Loc Kills Sensors Main Backup T. Thrst (24MA) T Loc Torso Head L. Thrst (12MA) LL Range 7km 1km R. Thrst (12MA) RL Comm 1000km 300km Kills 1 2 Notes ARMAMENT Weapon WA Range Damage Shots Kills Loc Notes Left Hand +0 Melee 1+1K na 1 LA Quick, Handy Right Hand +0 Melee 1+1K na 1 RA Quick, Handy L. Part. Beam +1 7 5K inf. 5 LA BV5, P-beams linked R. Part. Beam +1 7 5K inf. 5 RA BV5, P-beams linked Impact Cannon +0 6 3K 3 T BV4 AP Ammo AP 10 1 T AP Grenade Lnchr -2 5 5K 5 T Grenades 10 T Blast 1 Antipers. Laser +0 3 2K inf. 2 T Antipersonnel Var. Missile Lnchr +0 8 3K 128 26 T SUBASSEMBLIES Cockpit # Crew Type Enc. Options 4T, 2 ea L. 1 screen, slave Armored Subassemblies Loc Kills
This is the battlesuit that appears at the very beginning of Macross Plus. This design is more opinion than anything, since no concrete information is available on this mecha. Even the identity of its owners is unclear. The Macross Plus This Is Animation book calls it Teki no Batorusuutsu – or, “Enemy Battlesuit.” Not exactly informative.
For my own use in a campaign I’m working on, I’ve chosen to call this the Inspection Army’s version of a Queadlunn Rau (Miria’s battlesuit from the original series). Who really uses it is anyone’s guess, but one thing is fairly clear from the design – it is some sort of Queadlunn Rau variation.
An alternate interpretation is provided by Dave Dietrich in his Macross Mecha Page. His theory is that the suit is of unknown origin, and is being supplied to various renegades and pirates who have reason to fight the UN Spacy. He also theorizes that the suit is derived from the Zentradi Nousjadel-Ger (male power armor).
The original design goal was to make this roughly comparable in combat effectiveness to the VF-11. The original design I’d playtested enough to be satisfied with the result. However, the original VF-11 design had an autofire gunpod, and there’s no autofire in Mekton Zeta. I haven’t yet had time to test the new versions to see if this upsets the balance too much.