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Disruptor Emplacement
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Faction ChinaLogoThumb Atomic Kingdom of China
Building Type Base Defence
Function Anti Surface
Cost Unknown
Construction Time Unknown
Power Consumption Unknown
Ability Upgrade
Constructs -
Heroic Upgrade Unknown
Dev. Status Conceptual
Country of Origin  RoyalChinathumb China
Made by  Great Wall Duplicator Facilities
Key Features  » Low-power disruptor cannon
 » Turret mounting (limited traverse)
 » Easily duplicated, low cost design
 » Upgrade capability
 » Clone gunner (x1)

Tactical AnalysisEdit

  • Turret Spam: The Disruptor Emplacement is a cheap, quickly duplicated base defence, which can built in bulk, making it useful for filling out the line. While they deal very little damage, the low cost makes up for this deficiency somewhat.
  • Level Two and Up: The Disruptor Emplacement can be upgraded; while this consumes resources, upgrades allow Disruptor Emplacements to better contend with attackers, increasing their power.
  • Forward Facing: As a result of a flaw in the design, the Disruptor Emplacement can only fire in a 90 degree arc in front of it, leaving it ever so vulnerable to attacks from behind.

BackgroundEdit

To say the Atomic Kingdom has something of a fortress mentality would be an understatement. Driven by the need to ensure the safety of its Nobles - those few people who can still breed and reproduce in aftermath of a nuclear war - the Atomic Chinese have created numerous safe havens for their remaining people. Understandably, many have no wish to leave the safety of their insulated habitats to venture out into the wastelands outside and face the many perils within them - be it lethal radiation, dangerous mutated animals, or bandits and the like. While the citizens of the Kingdom lived in relative luxury, there were still those outside who were envious of their situation. Furthermore, there was the threat from outside - the Soviets to the west, the Empire from the east, the Allies from the south, and the strange things coming from the north.

Defence against attacks thus became a most pressing concern, and the Kingdom began the construction of extensive and elaborate defences, concentric rings of walls and rows of turrets and emplacements, and so on. Early on, the Kingdom realised the need for a low cost turret that could be rapidly duplicated. They eventually came up with the Disruptor Emplacement.

As simple as a defence could get, the Disruptor was purposely designed to use the bare minimum of raw mass so as to lower costs. Little more than a disruptor on a rotating base with room for a gunner, it could be duplicated rapidly and in large bulk, making up for low damage and lack of quality with quantity. While the Disruptor Emplacement focused on quantity before all else, upgrading a Disruptor Emplacement through the addition of various components is a simple enough matter.

The emplacement does suffer from a number of weaknesses, though. Due to the design of the emplacement, it is stuck with a limited 90 degree firing arc, preventing it from targeting hostiles behind it. This is its most glaring problem, and one that Atomic Chinese engineers have yet to solve.

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