What's the coolest way to deliver mechs to the battlefield?
I'd argue through Airborne operations, but you rarely ever see those...
Zeta-style self-sufficient atmospheric re-entry with another mech riding on its back. You wouldn't believe how hard that gets me. I don't understand why they don't do it more
By them just flying there.
Maybe Gundam has spoiled me, but I fucking hate watching long, drawn out scenes of mechs getting to the battlefield.
Fuck that, that's boring as fuck, show me the ACTUAL battle, not the boat ride over to it.
>Airborne operations, but you rarely ever see those...
You've obviously never watched a Ryosuke Takahashi anime.
>I'd argue through Airborne operations, but you rarely ever see those...
VOTOMS has at least one in the original series, and I can distinctly remember multiple in the Pailsen Files. Speaking of which. Landing craft kick ass for mech-ops.
As >>11106182 said, one tends to happen whenever a VOTOMS arc reaches the climax.
Furthermore, a bunch happen in Dougram too, and Combattlers always get trucked around in helicopters.
Pillars of light in the midst of the enemy forces; watching the enemy force scramble to attack at whatever things just came out of those pillars while those that came out of the pillars proceed to rape and annihilate.
Followed up by a metal rain of pods that tank interception fire and release their deadly machines onto the hapless masses.
Everything about Gypsy Danger's first deployment.
Launched from a stealth sub using boosters.
I have always like how Armored Core do it, with helicopters, more on V/VD because I love the desing of the carriers, and now they give the sensation that they can save the AC even during a fight, probably dangerous and hard, but still
I always liked catapulting your mech into the battle the most. Captain Earth is really doing it for me because of this.
I still think that's a terrible idea.
>What's the coolest way to deliver mechs to the battlefield?
In the heat of battle.
That's the way drop pods worked in the Starship troopers book. The fragments of the pod as it split apart also served as radar chaff to protect the trooper inside from anti-air attacks.
It makes a lot more sense really, impact and exit would just kill the trooper with the excessive G-forces. The pod is really only necessary to protect the trooper during re-entry, after that the trooper should use a parachute or retro-rockets.
I'm torn between
>Any aerial drop, may it be orbital drop or parachuted in
>underground delivery where their pods crack open the earth surface, opens up to reveal a squad and proceed to wreck havoc