Combat Frame Data: CCF-017K Kurfürst

CCF-017K Kurfürst


Technical Data

Model number: CCF-017K
Code name: N/A
Nickname: Kurfürst
Classification: custom close combat dueling combat frame
Manufacturer: Zeklov Corporation
Operator: Wehrbund Bavaria
First deployment: CY 2
Crew: 1 pilot in cockpit in chest
Height: Head height 19 meters
Weight: 67.3 metric tons
Armor type: palladium glass microalloy/carbon ceramic/titanium composite
Powerplant: cold fusion reactor, max output 1956 KW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 4x 38,000 kg thrust each, top speed 980 kph; booster rockets: 2x  68,650 kg thrust each, top speed 2750 kph; maneuvering thrusters: 12, 180° turn time 0.95 seconds; legs: top ground speed 192 kph
Sensors: radar, thermal, optical array; main cameras mounted behind visor in head
Fixed Armaments: x2 punching heat dagger, mounted in forearms
Hand armaments: heat chain Zweihänder, battery-powered, hand-carried in use
Special Equipment: ECM suite, jams radio-based sensors and communications

General Notes

When the Systems Overterrestrial Coalition overthrew Kaiser Maximilian, the last crusader Emperor of Neue Deutschland, most of the routed German armed forces retreated to free territories in Africa and Asia. The only significant underground resistance to remain was Wehrbund Bavaria. Headed by the once-prosperous Eckhart family, the Wehrbund secretly conducted COINTEL, propaganda, and sabotage operations against the SOC occupation force. But Irwin Eckhart, the German underground's leader, knew that Wehrbund Bavaria would have to face the Coalition and its combat frames in battle if the people were to reclaim their homeland. In preparation for the day when his group would fight openly, he commissioned a mech that would serve as a formidable front line fighter and inspire the German people to rise up.

Notorious arms manufacturer Zeklov Corporation realized Eckhart's vision beyond his wildest expectations. Taking the Nouvelle French dueling combat frame CCF-09V Veillantif as a starting point, Zeklov sought to create a German analogue that would embody the Teutonic fighting spirit. Whereas Veillantif was quick and agile, excelling at hit-and-run tactics, the new unit would be built for power and toughness while being capable of making bursts of speed to close with and demolish opponents.

Following his design principle of refashioning Gallic concepts in a Germanic mold, Zeklov armed the new CF with a massive two-handed sword. As a final touch, he lined the blade with a rotating chain set with superheated teeth. The resulting weapon delivered equal amounts of crushing, burning, and slicing damage to anything foolish enough to stand in its way. Enhanced arm servos allowed the CF to wield this giant weapon with startling speed. A retractable punching heat dagger was installed in the bracers mounted on each forearm as backup weapons. Finally, an advanced ECM suite was installed to confound ranged weapons' targeting systems and allow the CF time to get in close for the kill.

In terms of standard ground and air speed, the new CF performed only slightly better than a CF-06 Grenzmark II. However, additional booster rockets were installed on the unit's legs, allowing short bursts of speed in excess of Mach 2. Opponents deceived by the CF's bulky appearance found themselves caught off-guard when the Zweihänder-swinging combat frame charged into melee range in the blink of an eye.

Zeklov assigned his new creation the model number CCF-017K and presented it to Eckhart, who christened the centerpiece of his new CF force the Kurfürst after the prince-electors of old. The Kurfürst would receive its first live combat test in CY 2 when Wehrbund Bavaria made its move against rogue Coalition Governor Ronson Troy.


  1. It looks like a Mecha translation of the old GW Chaos Warrior. Very cool.

  2. I had inspiration from several places, but the second one was the Grey Knight Dreadknight.

    I really don't like Chaos. But that's just me.

    1. Bah, had meant this to be a reply to Durandel.

      I wonder if anyone will come up with the primary inspiration...

    2. I didn’t play many GW games. I know Chaos Warriors from the old HeroQuest board game.

    3. Fair enough. The primary inspiration isn't GW at all, though.

      Perhaps I should say the strategic, top-level inspiration for the role and how I wanted it to act and fight isn't GW.

      And I am as happy with the mech here as Eckhart is in-story.

  3. I think it looks more Voltron or... I can't quite put my finger on it.... than GW.

    Either way, I like it!

    1. Voltron is awesome.

      Glad you like the mech!

    2. My first thought, going way back to the Veillantif reveal was: That mech is a lot like Rafel from Soul Calibur. I want one that's like Seigfried.

  4. A late note on the recolor:

    This version was much more what I originally had in mind (and the description in the story). After I saw later, dark-colored mechs, Brian was gracious enough to let me get in touch with ArtAnon to ask about a recolor. Arrangements were made, and this is the result.