Forum:Securitrons in Combat

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I'm really questioning how effective a securitron would be in a non-urban combat zone. Considering that a securitron is an armoured metal casing filled with missiles, 9mm ammo, grenades, plus who knows what kind of electronics, balanced on a single wheel with tire treads that were meant for roadways/pavement. This means it would likely exert high ground pressure and low traction over muddy, loose sand/dirt, etc., definitely not an ideal combination. Any obstacles that are roughly the same height as the wheel will also have to be avoided as the robot wouldn't be able to climb over them. The only proper way for the robot to turn itself is to lean when it is moving. Going up steep inclines would probably be an issue as well as it wont be able to fire its weapons or turn. Depending on what the incline is made out of it might not even get enough traction to make it up it. I do get the impression that it can go fairly quickly while moving forwards though.

The robots size would affect it negatively since they have very wide shoulders and are fairly tall making it a large target. Any narrow gaps or low openings would stop the robot in its tracks. Its size would also hinder its ability to find proper cover, which would be anything that is roughly the same size or bigger than it. Shooting from cover is an issue unless it blind fires since it can't move sideways. Actually, since I'm talking about size; securitrons are too big to fit through a door and if they can't shoot from cover how are they supposed even conduct urban warfare?

House claims that they can withstand shrapnel and small arms but every time I see them in combat they can't take very many hits before going down. I'm not sure what to make of this so for now I think it would be best to just say they're moderately armoured.

They do bring an impressive verity of weapons to the table though, which allows them to respond to many different types on situations.

I can't think of any thing else that would play a role in combat but from this I get the impression that they would be best suited as shock troopers or for leading the charge in a counter attack given their (potential) high speeds and powerful weapons.

Thoughts?

SgtKraigO (talk) 18:09, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

I agree that the single large wheel is a faulty design, however you must also consider that it may use a similar system to the Mister Handys. As for the combat I blame gameplay mechanics.--Ant2242 (talk) 02:30, 19 March 2015 (UTC)