The Can Opener
Ever since the DAME was first introduced, it dominated the battlefield. The massive diesel machines turned the tide of many an early battle. However, the enemy was quick to reciprocate with their newly designed, powerful UNTZ machines. This led to the large lumbering tin cans clashing on muddy fields for years before some engineer worth his weight in gold had the novel idea of trying to crack the enemy's plated shells with something different. What if they could build smaller, less powerful, but nimble, diesel suits of armor that could run circles around the slower moving enemy? If we found some "death wish" fools willing to pilot them, and they were quick enough, they would be able to outmaneuver the comparably slow UNTZ units. The enemy can't hit what they can't catch. And while traditional small arms would be useless, maybe the little guys can blindside them, get in close enough to hammer some chinks in their armor, crack 'em open, drop in some TNT... and then run like hell.
It sounded like a good idea at the time.
When you gotta crack some mechs, you send in The Can Openers. Get in there fast, hit em hard and scurry to safety. Hit em, crack em, blow em or trip em... whatever it takes.
The Can Opener is one of a Limited Edition set of 10 handmade figures, stands 7" tall, and is signed and numbered.
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