The H-10 War Cry is a low end battroid from Hoeller Industries. It is a ranged combat specialist, packing far more firepower than one would normally see on a mecha in this class. At just over $300k the War Cry is more expensive than either of its chief rivals, the Galah and the Haiho.
The standard equipment load for this mecha consists of a class 8 railgun, a quad rack of heavy rockets, a beam bayonet, a shield, and external body armor. This heavy armament means that the War Cry remains a threat to mecha which are larger and more powerful than itself. Its chief weakness is a lack of durability. In order to save weight for weapons, the designers of the War Cry cut back on armor.
Proponents of Comet Metalworks’s Galah design like to point out that thier mecha is better than the Haiho at range and superior to the War Cry in melee. Proponents of the War Cry will counter that the Galah isn’t much better in melee, and is far worse at range. Proponents of the Haiho don’t usually get involved in this argument.
The War Cry incorporates several technologies which are more commonly found on high-end machines. Its chassis is an endoskeletal-muscular design similar to that used by the Zerosaiko or BioCorp’s Biometrics line. Power transmission is handled via an active plasma array. One of the reasons behind the War Cry project was to find ways to bring down the cost of these systems, so that they could be included in mid and low range models.
The War Cry is available throughout the Free Commerce States, including the L5 Alliance and the Rishiri Dominion.