if any mech desperately needed a mark II it was the Dasher. Poor little buck toothed sap, running around with arms up in the air... Great rework, I never saw much of the Dark Ages stuff but this machine looks fantastic.
Yes, it is supposed to be the Firemoth's replacement. Really though, it's not much better than the Firemoth and requires the biggest XL engine one can fit into it to achieve the same speed as the Firemoth (the prime configuration doesn't even have MASC!).
LOL! I totally agree. I had to do something interesting with it because I didn't like the design that much. It's one of those mechs that could be sooooo much better with just a little itty bit of tinkering.