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The Igel (German: Igel, Hedgehog) is a series of wanzer models that apparently has become a part of the Front Mission series since its debut in Front Mission 2.

Afterward, it has appeared in every installments to date. It is produced by the Schnecke Corp. of E.C. Germany. Among Front Mission fans, it is more commonly known through its successor line, the "Grille" (German: Grille, Cricket).

OverviewEdit

Igel and Grille models are largely deployed as sniper units. Due to its precision-based actuator design and responsiveness of the recoil stabilizers in their arm parts, both lines boast very high accuracy ratings when using virtually any kind of ranged weapon. As a result, numerous armed forces and organizations have imported dozens of Igel and Grille models, despite a noted lack of armoring and mobility in their designs. The Igel line and its derivatives are considered the flagship line of Schnecke Corp., with it being commercially successful for more than two decades since its inception in the 2080s.

The popularity of the Igel Eins and Igel Zwei models led to the creation of derivative units, equipped with shotgun weapon arm parts and caterpillar-type legs. These derivatives, while not as popular as the standard bipedal model, saw uses in developing O.C.U. member-states such as Alordesh. The tank-based Igel Eins and Igel Zwei sacrificed long-range combat abilities in exchange for better short-range combat and improved defensive capabilities.

The Igel and Grille lines boasts several variants with a Horn designation (noted as "H" in the unit's naming). The Horn variants are advanced models with slight internal and external changes to provide better overall combat performance than the standard ones, enabling them to fulfill more than just sniper roles. The "H" units are also commonly used by military commanders in the German Special Forces, the Blauer Nebel.

During the introduction of the MULS-P2 standard, the company built a new Grille model which used the Gepard prototypes as a base. The new MULS-P2 model boasted significant improvements in durability and mobility, allowing it to function as assault roles more easily than before.

ModelsEdit

Igel Eins H

Igel Eins H in FM1st for DS.

The IgelsEdit

  • Igel Eins, Bipedal Type (Front Mission 4, Online)
  • Igel Eins, Tank Type (Front Mission 2)
  • Igel Eins H (Front Mission 1st, 2089, 4)
  • Igel Sechs (Front Mission 4, Online)
  • Igel Sechs H (Front Mission Online)
  • Igel Sechs HS (Front Mission 4)
  • Igel Zwei, Tank Type (Front Mission 2)

The GrillesEdit

  • Grille Eins (Front Mission Online)
  • Grille Eins H (Front Mission Online)
  • Grille Zwei (Front Mission Online)
  • Grille Zwei H (Front Mission Online)
  • Grille Sechs (Front Mission 3, 4, 5)
  • Grille Sechs B (Front Mission Evolved)
  • Grille Sechs D (Front Mission 5)
  • Grille Sechs H (Front Mission 5)
  • Grille Sechs P (Front Mission 4)
  • Grille Sechs H (Front Mission 4, Online)

Wanzer DataEdit

Grille Sechs/"Grezex" (Front Mission 3) Edit

Statistics Chart (At maximum upgrade level.)

Grezex
HP Weight Power Special
Body 979 38 269 Up to 40% Def-C/Damage Class Modifier from upgrades.
Arms 448 51 N/A 14% base accuracy; +103% accuracy from upgrades.
Legs 730 45 N/A 2 leg type; 3 moves; can be upgraded with +47% evasion, 7 boost, and 4 dash.

Body Statistic Progression Chart

Body
Base Lv. 1 Lv. 2 Lv. 3 Lv. 4 Lv. 5 Lv. 6 Lv. 7
HP 276 331 414 496 579 706 800 979
Def-C 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% N/A N/A N/A

Arms Statistic Progression Chart

Arms
Base Lv. 1 Lv. 2 Lv. 3 Lv. 4 Lv. 5 Lv. 6 Lv. 7
HP 172 196 225 258 295 340 390 448
Acc. 14% +23% +38% +62% +103% N/A N/A N/A

Legs Statistic Progression Chart Edit

Legs
Base Lv. 1 Lv. 2 Lv. 3 Lv. 4 Lv. 5 Lv. 6 Lv. 7
HP 228 259 298 342 392 451 517 595
Evade 0% 8% 19% 32% 47% N/A N/A N/A
Boost 2 4 5 7 7 N/A N/A N/A
Dash 0 2 3 3 4 N/A N/A N/A

DeploymentsEdit

  • The Alordesh Coup D'etat Army, primarily as gunners (Front Mission 2)
  • The Wulong Mercenaries, primarily as snipers (Front Mission 3)
  • The Blauer Nebel, primarily as snipers (Front Mission 4)
  • The Cambodia Coup de'tat Army, primarily as gunners (Front Mission 5)
  • The Grimnir, primarily as gunners (Front Mission 5)

Known PilotsEdit

GalleryEdit

TriviasEdit

  • The Grille Sechs model was mistranlated as "Grezex" in Front Mission 3 PAL and US version.
  • Somewhat appropriately, the Grille was also the name of a series of self-propelled guns that served in the German Army during World War 2.