Mechs are bulky exoskeletons, offering no actual life support but amplifying the wearer’s strength considerably. Mechs range from a simple arrangement strapped over the user’s shoulders, with mechanical, articulated arms, to an egg-shaped open cage with the wearer strapped into its center, equipped with four articulated limbs. These provide stability and utility, as each limb ends in a foot that can be rotated back to deploy a variety of cutting and welding tools. Mechs also have tether points where crew-mates can connect themselves to be carried to and from a labor site, and where loads of parts, salvage, or ore can be stowed.
The Martian Marine Corps (Books only) uses a type of Combat mech alongside Force Recon Marines in Goliath armor. This armor looks like a larger suit of power armor without a head and a large canon.
History[edit | edit source]
On Ganymede a military Mech called Yojimbo was in service. When United Nations Marine Corps and Martian Marine Corps marines were attacked by a Hybrid this mech becae engaged in combat with it. The hybrid was able to grab onto the mech and rip its pilot out.During the Free Navy raid on Callisto shipyards a loading mech ran over "no mans land" towards Callisto shipyards, its anti-meteor array, and its meteor defense cannons. This damaged the array and repairs would take an hour, time in which the station's anti-meteor defenses would be inoperable.
Media[edit | edit source]
- The Expanse Roleplaying Game, chapter 4: technology and equipment