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by Lane Shutt
Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Mongoose artist feedback
Replies: 8
Views: 2510

rogue_artist wrote:I know that its annoying that I have right clicking disabled on my website. But I have to protect myself from the privateers of the internet ;)
Only protects you from the lazy privateers, I was able to copy an image in only a few seconds extra using ...
by Lane Shutt
Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Military Dispositions
Replies: 14
Views: 2689

Given the size of the 3rd Imperium there could be thousands of Imperial "armies" each with numerous corps, brigades, battalions etc. So many in fact it is not necessary to name them all. It sounds like what you are planing is a Spec Ops type group since you mentioned army and marines. If that is the...
by Lane Shutt
Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:51 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: More 1/50 scale WWII vehicles
Replies: 0
Views: 825

More 1/50 scale WWII vehicles

Spent the day at a local gaming con and found a new source for WWII Armor. Precision Model Designs is expanding their vehicle line and has US, Russian and German tanks in 1/50 scale. These are multi-part (6-8 piece) resin kits and quality is fair, no bubbles in critical areas and no warping in the s...
by Lane Shutt
Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: AVP in 2010?
Replies: 11
Views: 3229

Greg Smith wrote: Of course, Wizkids then came out with a collectable version...
And how is Wizkidz doing?
by Lane Shutt
Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: help needed for a small craft
Replies: 13
Views: 2142

For an assault shuttle 4 troops per ton sounds about right for volume and mass. Combat loaded troops (even without power armor) will be in the 300-350 lb range, .75m x .75m is probably about right for the area they take up in seats and the remaining space pet Ton(d) would be access.
by Lane Shutt
Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Starships as Aircaft
Replies: 41
Views: 6322

I suspect any deep space force would follow Naval tradition. As a navy vet. my view of the Air Force is that you are either a Pilot or you support the pilots. Squadrons have their admin, supply and maintenance people. Bases have their admin, supply and maintenance people who support the base and the...
by Lane Shutt
Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:02 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: shadow in 20mm
Replies: 5
Views: 1995

I could only find one reference photo with a weapon mounted so any armament is speculation. Based on current trends I doubt the RST-V will have a maned weapon mount, probably a (low profile) remote mount. Any of the weapons mentioned so far, plus the future versions (x307 and x312 IIRC) would be goo...
by Lane Shutt
Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Modular Cutter and vehicle questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1894

The 50 Td Modular Cutter is composed of two sections, a 20 Td Flight Systems Section and the 30 Td Mission Module. Although the core vehicle is only 20 Td it is counted as 50 Td for hangar space since it includes a framework for the module to connect to, it could also be argued the performance does ...
by Lane Shutt
Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Resin WWII and Modern vehicles
Replies: 1
Views: 1132

Resin WWII and Modern vehicles

went to a local con this weekend and one of the dealers had a wide range of resin vehicles available at good prices. Their product line covers both WWII and Modern/ Vietnam. While not a WWII fan I was surprised to see modern vehicles like AAV, LAV 25, Striker, up armored HMMWV and to versions of MRA...
by Lane Shutt
Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Smart Guns and the Expert Program
Replies: 10
Views: 2459

My house rule is that weapons with the right equipment (i.e. Smart modification and tripod/harness with servomotors) could do so, just like the Smartgun in Aliens . It is almost impossible to hold a weapon steady unless it is supported/braced in some way. Since many on this forum do not have access...
by Lane Shutt
Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:20 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Heavy Gravity Worlders
Replies: 58
Views: 8148

IMHO there are two things not considered in previous posts. The non linear nature of game stats and the human bodies ability to adapt to it's environment. The human max of 15 Str represents a person with the best natural ability who dedicates incredible time and resources to develop their body. Reac...
by Lane Shutt
Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How can pirates work?
Replies: 184
Views: 27056

How does piracy work present day?

That should give you a model for traveler pirates.
by Lane Shutt
Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:19 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Battlefield Evolution - An Update
Replies: 17
Views: 5562

Re: Battlefield Evolution - An Update

Hi guys, Overall, the game is much as you remember it, but there have been a lot of tweaks based on the feedback you have provided us. Did you ever fix the Grenade Launcher? IMHO the M203 rules are more like a shotgun than a grenade launcher. It should have had a min range equal to the max range yo...
by Lane Shutt
Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:10 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Printed In-House?
Replies: 13
Views: 5977

At least the books won't be coming on a slow boat from China, like they did before the in-house printing. No idea how customs in UK and Europe work but I'm glad they are using a US printer. When the books were printed in Asia they were frequently held up in US Customs for a month, causing delays fo...
by Lane Shutt
Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Assault Rifle Damage Too High?
Replies: 36
Views: 11370

Back on topic here. Just maybe the designers took factors other than muzzle energy in to consideration. Within the 5.56 NATO classification there are many types of projectiles. Some of the more recent ones are better at penetrating body armor and create a larger wound cavity near the entry point. I ...
by Lane Shutt
Sun Feb 03, 2008 4:22 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spaceship Armour Vs Personal Weapons ?
Replies: 7
Views: 3373

As luck would have it I located my copies of LBB 4 (Merc), 5 (HG) and the combat game Striker. According to Striker the HG starship armor has the following ratings. HG 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8+ AR 60 64 67 70 72 74 76 77 +1 per # over 7 In comparison Battle Dress (TL 14) has AR 18 FGMP 14 has a penetration...
by Lane Shutt
Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jump drive
Replies: 17
Views: 7181

Another topic is Jump Accuracy. Marc Miller claimed a long time ago that jumps were accurate to about 3000 km. ... Given that the TIME of the jump has 6d6 variation ( + 08%), having a distance accuracy of ( + 0.00000001% seems a bit rediculous without some kind of explanation. IMHO the accuracy of ...
by Lane Shutt
Sun Jul 22, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: What do YOU think the new licences are?
Replies: 122
Views: 37015

New computer game: Starcraft
by Lane Shutt
Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:55 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: New Belgian Gun Truck
Replies: 78
Views: 17528

Looks like the Air Farce needs to work on their weapons familiarization a bit. The poor airman does not understand the M16 makes a better club than a bow.
OTOH if it were a Marine he could probably get a good draw on the M16.
by Lane Shutt
Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:54 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: BF Evo, future weapons
Replies: 888
Views: 179616

Dear Lord, lighter ammo ?!?! Some people are complaining that the 5.56mm isn't BIG enough and you want to make LIGHTER AMMO ?! Geez, I know some people on another forum that would have a field day with this... IIRC this system uses 5.56 rounds but in plastic cartridges. There is also a variant a ca...