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GRG-1 Gargoyle Medium Mech (IDGL)
Gargoyle Medium BattleMech
Custom Design
Designer AlphaMirage
Production information
Manufacturer Ceres Metal Works
Sian, Capellan Confederation
Model GRG-1
Class Medium
Technical specifications
Mass 45 tons
Chassis Ceresplex VIII Standard Biped
Armor Standard Armor
Head: 9
CT/CTR: 21/6
Arms: 14
Legs: 22
Engine GM 180 Fusion
Speed 64.8 kph
Jump Jets 150 meters
  • 1x Large Pulse Laser
  • 2x Streak 2
  • 1x Hatchet
BV (1.0) ???
BV (2.0) 1,102


The end result of Romano Liao's loyalist Thuggee Warrior House Rakshasa the Gargoyle is a composite based on the abandoned Hatchetman concept mech and the leak of prototype Triple Strength Myomer to cover Justin Xiang's exfiltration. While the Hatchetman was dropped due to lack of interest and seeming ability on the modern battlefield the Gargoyle combines the best aspects of it with that of the versatile Vindicator chassis. A redesigned head gives the mech an appearance reminiscent of some dreadful monster hence the code-name Gargoyle. An odd fact is that Romano Liao was also responsible for the modern Akuma's design.

This is a variant of the Canon Vindicator/ Hatchetman 'Mech design was created by fan writer, AlphaMirage, for his fan book Ian Davion, Golden Lion.

Armament and Equipment[]

The most obvious adjustment is that the Gargoyle's left hand actuator has been replaced with an industrial cleaver type blade. This substitution was made so that Rakshas could fully utilize their trained martial artists in a Battlemech. With the addition of the AFFS' prototype Triple Strength Myomer the hatchet has almost the same stopping power as an AC/20.

In the right arm is the Selitex Cyclonic Large Pulse Laser instead of a Ceres Arms Smasher PPC. This short range but accurate weapon was chosen because it would not penalize the Mechwarrior for firing in melee and in fact could be aimed for maximum impact. A pair of Generation Streak SRM-2 obtained from the DCMS occupies the left torso instead of the standard head mounted one in the Vindicator.

Design Quirks[]

  • Prototype


  • Cost: 4,033,900 C-bills
  • Tech Rating: E/X-X-D-D

Wiki Note[]

  • Outsider7724 created the MegaMek/Solaris Skunk Works files for this mech, since it was purely fluff (story based)
  • The Gargoyle is unique fan made mech, which was created for the story written by AlphaMirage. The writer wished to blend in his universe the abandoned Hatchetman design for brutal Thuggee Warriors. Whom themselves were not visible in the canon universe when this design was introduced.
  • This 'Mech uses unique blend of technologies that is difficult to replicate. In place of the Prototype TSM, a standard TSM is present in this mech.

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