Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour


Submitted on
March 3, 2012
Image Size
190 KB
Submitted with


14,006 (1 today)
268 (who?)
Battletech - Hatamoto Chi by Shimmering-Sword Battletech - Hatamoto Chi by Shimmering-Sword
Another commission for :iconstridersstrikersteam: ~StridersStrikersTeam

This time it's a Hatamoto-Chi with a custom weapons load. I worked from a previous piece by *Mecha-Master for reference.

Laser boating all the way on this one:
1 ER Medium Laser (C)
2 ER Large Lasers (C)
12 Medium Lasers (IS)
1 Medium Pulse Laser (IS)
1 Sword
Add a Comment:
Voldeblade Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
I like the one Shin used, with the gauss, sword, MPL's, and TSM.
HTM.  Rock on.
ToriasTitus Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Ah Kurita...... you and your giant ass Katanas.
LeopoldGarrity Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
not sure how you fit 12 IS ML in there, especially with the weight, but cool design. overheats gotta be insane though. need more Kuritan mechs, its the only house after all. :D
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
12 MLs only weight 12tons, not a big deal for an assault mech. It would indeed run hot though.
Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
More visible laser beams!!! We can justify them this time, since there is air to scatter off of. I like the lime-green death beams. I have heard from laser show designers that a 40 watt lime green laser glows brightly in even the driest, cleanest air, and is easily visible from miles away. Since a ray-gun must have have a few hundred kilowatts or even a megawatt of output power, a weapon using green wavelengths will produce bright laser lines. That's enough laser nitpicking. Let's face it- ray guns are awesome, visible laser beams or no visible laser beams.

This mech is done up like a Samurai warrior- is the driver Japanese? I have a question (I'm not familiar with Battletech). Do the pulse lasers only fire a short pulse, and the lasers marked as just "lasers" fire sustained "ray beams"?
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The mech design is of Kuritan origin, which is like space japan :D The pilot is a merc, don't know the nationality.
How pulse lasers work/appear is pretty open for interpretation, the video games show it a lot of different ways from faster firing, to longer duration beams from a larger capacitor, to a rapid pulse burst in a short time. The tabletop stats equate it to doing more damage and creating more heat and having a higher chance to hit, so to me that sounds like it outputs a much longer duration beam or pulses and while overall more damage will be done some beam/s will miss in the process.
Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Space Japan!!! A real life space Japan must have a space Miyamoto Musashi, simply on principle. At the very least, all their mecha pilots must read Go Rin No Sho, also known as A Book of Five Rings. :sumo:

I would call a laser weapon a "pulse laser" if it fired a short, high-intensity burst instead of a sustained ray. Some lasers can build up power using a q-switch before releasing it all in one powerful pulse. I suspect the real reason many SF weapons get names like "pulse laser" is because it sounds cool. Saying the Tri-Star class Galactic Cruiser Evening Star carries two Q-Switched Heavy Pulse Lasers in the bow section sounds better than just saying it is a big ship with big lasers.
Fantasy34 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man what a classic that mech was
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
EvilCleric Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Also that load out.....How? 23 tons of lasers? I mean it has an entire Nova's worth of med is lasers. Also the 1 med pulse and the sole med er just confuse me. Kinda like watching an Atlas unload everything on an enemy mech and a second later a tiny small laser fires after the barrage. Seems like an after thought.
Add a Comment: