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Hochmeister have same troubles, i think. Especialy compared with other melee variants of bots. Tevtons can give +d3 to move, which makes Hoch a rocket - 7+2d3 move is literaly 9-13 inches (ranged modification is 8-10, what is nice too, and i think pretty balanced compared to other mechs). Metzger with it is 8-12, so its good too. But i dont think spartans will add such buff to prussian robots, even if it will fix balance.

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I always thought the Metzger was a fine vessel for the price. Has a great degress of firepower and intimidation and a solid durability at a cheap cost.

 

Only reason it isn't "used more" or is found lacking, is that the Prussian Larges are already a tough cherry pick! Not a lot of bad apples in that bunch. Then when you start looking at Addlers, Donnerfausts and Havels... the  "justification" for taking the big robot just falls short. But as he is, still a great model.

 

Id be tickled to have a Russian "smaller-Large" robot!

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Considering the Metzger is B now, are there plans for other variants?

 

 In version 1 the Metzger was just the Metzger. We were gifted a -B version during the 1.1 days and your could field either. The Original "A" version is no longer listed in 2.0. It was indeed relatively weak and the -B was a very welcome buff.

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In version 1 the Metzger was just the Metzger. We were gifted a -B version during the 1.1 days and your could field either. The Original "A" version is no longer listed in 2.0. It was indeed relatively weak and the -B was a very welcome buff.

Honestly, I prefered the old Metzger A. It was cheap and had some pretty decent AD and came in squads of two.

The Metzger B made it better in water, but then it went up to 150pts from 90pts. If I'm honest, I kept using the Metzger A and I'm sad that it wasn't kept anyway.

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I have recently started Prussians and I gotra admit: will only take these boys on land. 

I would like to see more max/min Metzger profiles. Possibly specialist in range or boarding. One as a schluder platform and maybe another that is stripped down for speed and has a nasty boarding profile.

 

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I'm just curious, does anyone actually use Metzger for any reason other then "I have the model so might as well use it sometimes"?

Does anyone use it strictly on its own merits? Does the weapon stats justify the 150pts price tag it commands, or in any situation not feel like another squadron would be a better use for the points you spending?

 

For example, in naval games (what i mostly play) I would easily consider taking a Battlecruiser, long before I think of bringing Metzger. I'd even consider bringing a Gewitterwolke before thinking of bringing Metzger.

 

So I'm curious about whether anyone actually thinks Metzger is relevant anymore...aside from story telling/propaganda purposes

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I've been thinking along the same lines as well. Metzgers are great models and I really like the idea behind a large robot smashing ships.

However, I think they suffer from the fact that they have to be balanced between land and naval battles making them sub par in naval. Which is a pitty.

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For the same price the Brit's get the Vengeance. The Vengeance is far more survivable and has a larger damage output.

Saying that I will buy and use them.

Cos giant steam punk robot's are cool and make you into a sexual tyrannosaurus.

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Well I've recently acquired two Metzgers along with a Rhine and dome escorts. I'm considering using them now since I have the model.

I plan on running both to get at least on amongst the enemy. Any pointers on Metzger use? Looking at the  AA a cap seems mandatory. And some close escorts to block torpedoes.

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