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Re: "Combat Walkers"

From: "djwj" <djwj@e...>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 1999 09:43:35 -0600
Subject: Re: "Combat Walkers"

As a "Mech-o-phile" myself I have to put in my $0.02 worth.

As far as the feasability of combat walkers we can argue that until the
universe collapses into a singularity.

For models I use ICE's "30 Steel Warriors" pack (DSII) and anime mecha
models (SG2). The anime models at the 170/th scale are great for
walkers". These are mostly Macross (Robotech) Veritech fighters but the
"Armored Valkerie" makes a great place to start from, and they are
justifiable as HALO dropped units. I reccommend you have a lot of time
these as they have very limited joints (hips, shoulders, neck) and will
require some saw-and-glue work to get looking good, but once done they
great pieces. The other advantage is they are cheap, at $1.99 to $3.50
can amass many more of these to form a "Platoon" than you could of Heavy
Gear which are better scaled (at least the old ones were, I haven't seen
new scale)
The 1/100th scale models are perfect for Stargrunt, in either the 15mm
25mm. Since the average is 20mm (and at least my figs are about that
standing up straight) the scale is approx. 1/100th (average human stands
about 2 meters, 1/100th is 2 cm or 20mm) The problem is that different
manufacturers define their scales differently so two models of the same
walker from different manufacturers will look different.

I know the 1/60th scale Gundam kits are rather large (and costly) but
all anime has the giant walkers. 1/60th scale "power suit" type walkers
would fit the SG2 scale perfectly, and again some 1/60th models might be
more accurately 1/90th or even 1/100th because of strained defenitions

One play-balance suggestion I have is that Infantry Walkers be given
free of cost or space. The Infantry Walker is the only vehicle that
speed with reduced size, but still suffers from the 100%BVP cost of a
walker. APFC reflects the design of combat walkers as PA on serious
steroids. (SG2 I walkers don't actually suffer from this problem, but
replace the free SAW with an AGL  for comperable results)


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