Mecha

This is a Red Army Dragonfly Mecha.  Instead of arms, this one got a pair of huge guns.
This is a Red Army Dragonfly Mecha. Instead of arms, this one got a pair of huge guns.

Mecha, are generally a humanoid shaped machine used either as troop support, as in the case of the Light Foot Mecha, or designed like over-sized super-soldiers. Armed to the teeth they usually have a wide variance of weapons from flame throwers to beam swords. Many mecha also have limited flight capabilities. While not as maneuverable as aircraft, flying Mecha usually open up tactical flexibility lacking in other types of machines. Usually and almost exclusive to mecha (though robots may have them to) are manipulators, usually very similar to a hand, which allow a great flexibility in handling weapons cargo and other needs.






Types of Mecha
Red Army Hardsuits
Red Army Hardsuits

There is a huge variety of Mecha in service across the Galaxy. However, some sub-types have been extensively developed. Hard Suits for example are almost so small that most would not consider them to be mecha, but they generally fit the design requirements. Another common type is the Dreadnought which is a big lumbering armoured sarcophagus. The largest Mecha are categorized as Super Weapons or Hyper Weapons and stand as tall as an office building. These include such machines asthe massive Assyrian Armoured Core, Mobile Dungam Fukus, and the insane Evangelist Cyborgs. Most mecha fall somewhere in between the extremes of the Hard Suit and the Armoured Core in terms of size and mobility. Mecha are versatile because one can combine the armour of a tank with the mobility of infantry to deadly effect. Some will be stronger, others faster and more maneuverable, but the idea of a unit with those two qualities really makes them to be the pinnacle of ground-based weapon technology.

Tranzformurz often have at least one form that could be classified as a Mecha.

The Paprican Parakeet offers Sniping Support in Urban combat zones
The Paprican Parakeet offers Sniping Support in Urban combat zones

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The HellRaider--kick-ass firepower.
The "Head Hunter" Light Recon Mecha of The Immortal Empire
The "Head Hunter" Light Recon Mecha of The Immortal Empire




The "Iron Maiden" 45th Union's contribution to the Mecha arms race.
The "Iron Maiden" 45th Union's contribution to the Mecha arms race.

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The Scythian "Titanus" Main Battle Mech - Designed to replace the Goliath design

The Scythian "Goliath" Class Mecha, carrying twin laser carbines, a shoulder mounted plasma system, and shoulder mounted grenade launchers.
The Scythian "Goliath" Class Mecha, carrying twin laser carbines, a shoulder mounted plasma system, and shoulder mounted grenade launchers.