I'm having so much fun with this game. I just got some great salvage and upgraded my lance from two Orions, a Zeus, and a Battlemaster to an Awesome, two Highlanders, and a King Crab.
They're all fully loaded with maximum armor, medium lasers, and SRM-6s. And my pilots all have maximum tactics, gunnery, and morale. So I can take several targeted shots in a row, all with 86% chance to hit.
So I just sprint in, shrug off one volley of enemy PPC and LRM, and then I've got 4 assault mechs in their faces with maximum short-range damage.
Then I take out several mechs with one hit KOs via targeted shots to the center torso.
If I run out of morale to take targeted shots, then all my assault mechs have maximum jump jets, so I just jump behind the enemy and perform alpha strikes to their rear torsos. Oh yeah, all my mechs have enough heat sinks to jump *and* fire an alpha strike, no problem.
My lance is a wrecking ball. Hell, my Awesome can take out a 70 ton Grasshopper in one strike.