Dencourt and DeChevalier Armaments (D&D Arms) was formed in 2917 after the rediscovery of the SLDF Fusion Engine Manufacturing Facility in County Aquitaine on Royal. Using the rugged Dencourt Heavy Tank chassis and the new fusion engines provided by Royal DeChevalier (Royal D/C) Fusion, D&D Arms rolled their first test model off the production lines. The heavy duty suspension and four independant treads ensured this 60 ton battle tank could handle the roughest terrain and still maintain steady fire. Encased in seven tons of Valiant Lamellor slab armor, the Warforged has a top speed of 64.8 km/h.
A mixed company of Warforged-1A’s and -1B’s proved vital to the defense of Royal against a Kurita-funded surprise assault by the Filthy Lucre mercenary battalion. Word of the Warforged spread back to the Draconis Combine who were surprised to learn of the effectiveness of these tanks against a much larger force of ‘Mechs and support vehicles. As such, Kuritan raids against the planet Royal virtually dropped off for many years.
For 100 years the Warforged tanks were the main military export of Royal, making their way in lance and company-sized elements to worlds all over the Federated Suns. Several companies were ordered by First Prince Ian Davion and brought with him to Mallory’s World to support his assault against the Draconis Combine. While the First Prince fell at the hands of Yorinaga Kurita, the Warforged were able to hold off the Combine’s Forces long enough for the Battlemechs to withdrawal with the First Prince’s recovered body, although the surviving tanks were captured.
Warforged WRF-1A – The prototype model was known as the Warforged Heavy Fusion Tank, model 1A. It sported a Luxor D-Series Autocannon/10 and a Corean Photech 806c medium laser in the turret. Paired with the Valiant Arbalest/15 long range missile launcher in the forward body, the WRF-1A had a sizeable punch out to 600 meters.
Warforged WRF-1B – Where the -1A was designed for long range punch, the -1B was a city fighter, designed to defend Port Royal during Kuritan Raids. With the same armor load and laser, the rest of the weapons package has been swapped for a Luxor Devastator-20 autocannon and two Hellespont Harpoon-6 short-range missile launchers.
Warforged WRF-1C3 – Introduced in 2919, the WRF-1C3 made it’s appearance when the Royal Dragoon Guards were enlisted in the Third Succession War to assault the planet Misery. It began life as a -1A that had it’s inner workings gutted to make room for a Mobile Headquarters Module, providing the RDG with a sophisticated battle computer and advanced communications gear. The range of the -1C3 was further extended by the inclusion of a Dencourt Predator Drone that could be launched from a rail mount on the barrel of the Autocannon. The Predator drone was controlled by a Drone Carrier unit with the capability of tracking and communicating with three separate drone systems, usually the Predator, a PathTrack and a NapFind. Four MainFire machine guns, two mounted front and one on either flank provide anti-infantry protection for the command element.
Warforged WRF-2A – Advances in Federated Suns military technology heralded the need for newer models to be produced. In 3002, the Warforged WRF-2A was introduced, the first new model in nearly 100 years. It mounted four of the new SarLon Light Autocannon/5’s in a turreted quad-mount, each cannon sharing three tons of ammunition. Two MainFire machine guns, one on either flank, round off the capabilities of this tank.
Warforged WRF-2S – The final model produced by D&D Arms before the fall of the planet Royal was the Warforged, model 2S. It was seen as a replacement for the -2B, mounting the heavy Sniper Artillery Cannon in the turret. Unlike previous designs, House Dencourt was working on a new turret design that allowed for a secondary turret to be mounted on top of the primary, sporting a half ton of additional armor. As a test bed, the -2S mounts three medium lasers in this secondary turret. For anti-infantry work the -2S mounted four machine guns, two forward and one on either flank.