Description[edit | edit source]
The Valiant was developed by Vining Engineering and Salvage Team, one of the many weapon manufacturers on Solaris VII, at the behest of Irian BattleMechs Unlimited. Based on the Scarabus, the Valiant was conceived as a light skirmisher. The Valiant first saw use during the Solaran resistance to the occupying Word of Blake in 3068. The two remaining prototypes were smuggled off world in 3070, when the design was picked up by Wakazashi Enterprises. Since the destruction of Luthien Armor Works, the heavy industry of the Draconis Combine was diversifying and expanding to keep the DCMS equipped. The need for a ready-made BattleMech design overwhelmed the traditional Draconian dislike of Hatchets. The 'Mech has received a tepid reception, even among the mercenaries that VEST has sold the design to, partly stemming from the design's meager five tons of armor.
Johnston Industries began to produce the design in late 3074 when Margaret Florence became their Chief Design Operator. The former CFO of VEST/Wakazashi and one of the members of the Valiant design team brought the 'Mech with her, along with a new variant. Despite copyright suits pending in the Federated Suns, Lyran Alliance, and Draconis Combine as of 3075, the Valiant continues to be produced by factories in all three nations.
Variants[edit | edit source]
|VAL-NT-P||30||LIGHT||1B 8E 2M 8S 8JJ|
|VAL-NT-JX||30||LIGHT||1B 8E 2M 8S 8JJ|
|VAL-NT-K7||30||LIGHT||1B 8E 2M 8S 8JJ|