Published on 02-05-2014 06:59 PM
Much like the old joke about the camel, the VND-1R Vindicator is the product of compromise and not inspiration. As Capellan Confederation designers created this 'Mech to fit as many roles as possible, it is capable of fire support, point defense, and offense, though only in lackluster fashion.
The First Succession War proved disastrous for the Confederation, who lost all but one of its 'Mech producing facilities. The remaining 'Mech plant, on the heavily industrialized planet of Capella, was limited to the production of 'Mechs less than 60 tons. Also, because the Confederation had fe materials to build 'Mechs, its engineers decided to to build a 'Mech that was capable of several roles, yet could be built with meager resources.
The Vindicator was designed in 2826, during the lull between the First and Second Succession War. The first Vindicators had machine guns mounted on their left arms instead of the small laser seen on current models.
Despite its mediocre performance, the