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The Bamides is an unusual fourth generation Knightmare Frame developed by the Middle Eastern Federation in order to combat against the military might of the Holy Britannian Empire.

Design and Specifications[]

The Bamides' design is highly unconventional as far as Knightmare Frames go. It has no limbs to speak of, save for three tripod-like legs and an elevated "shoulder" area. Its legs are equipped with hover engines or Sand Panels instead of Landspinners, which grant improved traction over the desert sands of its makers' region. It is also much larger than a Sutherland or Gloucester, requiring a large crew to operate it. Its configuration gives it fairly good speed compared to more traditional Knightmares, but the large size and lack of manoeuvrability make it an easy target for higher generation Knightmare frames.

Despite their shortcomings, the Bamides still have superiority in long-range combat and can destroy a Britannian tank with one shot due their greater firepower and firing range. It is also heavily armored, capable of surviving direct hits from the aforementioned tanks and most other armored-fighting vehicles, as well as small-arms fire. Nevertheless, its focus on long range combat means that it has no weapons to engage in close combat with other than its Machine guns. The long stretches of sand in the Arabian desert are where the Bamides is most deadly, as it can pick off enemies from long range, while floating silently over the sand and rough terrain(s).

Its main weapons include two packs of missile launchers on the shoulders that can carry between six and twelve missiles each, two side-mounted machine guns (one of them is designed for anti-personnel combat, while the other is to target other soft-armored vehicles/installations), and a long-range cannon (designed primarily to target any hard-armored vehicles/installations) mounted directly below the head.

Operational History[]

The Bamides made its first appearance in the The Princess and the Witch, where they fought and nearly defeated a division of Britannian forces. However, they were then engaged and swiftly defeated by the royal guard of Princess Cornelia, led by Gilbert G.P. Guilford and Andreas Darlton, the latter of whom dismissed the Bamides as a "shoddy, oversized, imitation Knightmare." At the same time, Cornelia herself circled around the defending forces and personally attacked and destroyed the base that they were defending.

Specifications[]

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General Characteristics

Design Features

  • Hover Units (allow for ultra-low altitude levitation)
  • Optional Sand Panels

Armament

  • 1x Belly-mounted Long-Range Cannon
  • 2x Bottom Shoulder-mounted Machine Guns
  • 2x Top Shoulder-mounted Missile Launchers (can carry up to 6-12 missiles each)


Gallery[]

Vehicles of the United Federation of Nations, Peace Mark and the Black Knights
Ground
Landships G-1 Base-class Land Cruiser
Longdan-class Ground Combat Command Battleship
Armoured Fighting Vehicles JLF Railway Flak Cart
Transport Vehicles Black Knights Command Vehicle - Chinese Cargo Truck
JLF Knightmare Transport Truck
Ground Knightmares Generation 4 (Bamides - Burai (Custom - Kai) - Gun-Ru - Panzer Hummel - Raikō)
Generation 5 (Gekka (Pre-Production - Narisuna - Shiden - Tohdoh's Gekka))
Generation 7 (Alexa Narisuna - Akatsuki - Benihoozuki - Byakuen (Gouka - Rekka) - Guren Type-01 (Type-02) - Gawain - Mahoroba Type-01
Meigetsu - Quinn Roses Model-B (Model-Z) - Shinkirō - Sutherland II
Tristan Divider - Vincent - Zangetsu)
Generation 9 (Sutherland Loyal)
Air
Airships Asuka-class Black Knights Small Ship - Britannian Transport Blimp
Ikaruga-class Floating Light Carrier
Transport Aircraft Federation Transport Plane - Federation Wide-body Airliner
VTOL Chinese Federation VTOL Gunship - Black Knights' VTOL Transport
Knight Giga Fortresses Sutherland Sieg
Aerial Knightmares Generation 7 (Agravain - Akatsuki (Zikisan) - Guren Type-02
(Flight-Enabled) - Shen Hu - Vincent Ward)
Generation 9 (Gekkoei - Guren S.E.I.T.E.N. Eight Elements (Special)
Lancelot Albion Zero - Lancelot siN (White Fang) - Moosa)
Sea
Seaships Black Knights' Submarine - Black Knights' Tanker
Da Longdan-class Amphibious Floating Command Battleship
Federation Aircraft Carrier - Federation Cruiser - Federation Destroyer
Assault Boats Black Knights' Hydrofoil - Chinese Federation Landing Craft
Space
Spaceships Damocles-class Sky Fortress
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