[2300AD] Troop Carriers

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[2300AD] Troop Carriers

Postby Lemnoc » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:32 am

Bought "Tools for Frontier Living." I very much like it and like reading through it. Thank you, Colin, excellent. I also have most of the original GDW stuff on CD.

My question, what would serve as a Huey / Iroquois UH-1 in the 2300AD milieu? Is there a sourcebook out there (GURPS, whatever) that details TL9-11 planetary troop assault craft? Anything?

I'm going to send my PCs into Kafer territory, and I want to give them a "We Were Soldiers," "Black Hawk Down" sort of, erm, adventure. Yes, they will like it.

Now my rant: Most of the old GDW stuff, it probably goes without saying, is fairly unimaginative in terms of planetary vehicles. Weapons, I kinda love. Brutal, killing-obsessed humans pretty much cornered the market on death delivery instruments in the 20th Century and not much to add there. IMTU, I don't even support much beyond slug throwers. Vehicles? Needs some flesh.

I saw some trailers for a new Tom Cruise SF film coming out this summer, and—sure enough—he is pumping ordinary lead into ordinary heads. But there are also some pretty cool vehicles in that film. So I'd like a pretty cool vehicle guide a couple of decades (and lightyears) beyond the GDW AMC Pacer and Gremlin.
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Re: [2300AD] Troop Carriers

Postby Elrick » Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:05 am

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Re: [2300AD] Troop Carriers

Postby Ewan » Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:10 am

How about this one.

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Re: [2300AD] Troop Carriers

Postby Lemnoc » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:38 pm

Those work!

Hadn't noticed the stats on the Bandersnatch before.
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Re: [2300AD] Troop Carriers

Postby Captain Jonah » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:38 pm

Don't forget the soundtracks.

A bit of Wagner for the attack runs :lol:
Traveller: Nonsense, those rumours about me and crashes, no truth in them at all. I never had a landing I didn't walk away from!

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Re: [2300AD] Troop Carriers

Postby Elrick » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:12 pm

Captain Jonah wrote:Don't forget the soundtracks.

A bit of Wagner for the attack runs :lol:
And knock off the negative waves, Moriarty... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuStsFW4EmQ
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Re: [2300AD] Troop Carriers

Postby JBRocky » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:41 am

If you want some basic all around Military stuff look here http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~dheb/2300/index.htm. Good site for 2300AD that cover all types of Military.
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Re: [2300AD] Troop Carriers

Postby middenface » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:50 am

Lemnoc wrote:Those work!

Hadn't noticed the stats on the Bandersnatch before.
Thanks, theres a non military version the Orca, as well.

The image is based on the vehicle that appears on the cover of the original 2300 box set by GDW

I am working on a vehicle book, or at least when I finish some other side project 1st.
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Re: [2300AD] Troop Carriers

Postby Lemnoc » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:04 pm

middenface wrote:Thanks, theres a non military version the Orca, as well.

The image is based on the vehicle that appears on the cover of the original 2300 box set by GDW

I am working on a vehicle book, or at least when I finish some other side project 1st.
Can't wait. You are a fantastic designer. :mrgreen:
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Re: [2300AD] Troop Carriers

Postby Colin » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:01 pm

In Tools for Frontier Living, the Rock Pigeon, the Rooivalk, the PSY-55, the CRV-22 (the ORCA), and even the Colussus can be used as troop carriers, while from the Core book the Howie and the Gull can be used in that role as well.
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Re: [2300AD] Troop Carriers

Postby Ewan » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:07 pm

middenface wrote: I am working on a vehicle book, or at least when I finish some other side project 1st.
Is the vehicle book for 2300 or Traveller in general?

Anyway looking forward to it.
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Re: [2300AD] Troop Carriers

Postby middenface » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:49 pm

Ewan wrote:
middenface wrote: I am working on a vehicle book, or at least when I finish some other side project 1st.
Is the vehicle book for 2300 or Traveller in general?

Anyway looking forward to it.
2300, though I could consider a Traveller one at a later date...

I've done a mock/test sheet, its very nice.
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Re: [2300AD] Troop Carriers

Postby middenface » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:18 pm

Heres a sheet preview...
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Re: [2300AD] Troop Carriers

Postby Ewan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:37 pm

middenface wrote:Heres a sheet preview...
That looks excellent.

Now when can I get my hands on it :D
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Re: [2300AD] Troop Carriers

Postby Lord High Munchkin » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:26 pm

middenface wrote:Heres a sheet preview...
There's something a bit odd about the listed crew and the description text.
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Re: [2300AD] Troop Carriers

Postby middenface » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:37 pm

well its only a rough one, I might have edited the sheet later one and forgot about it...
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Re: [2300AD] Troop Carriers

Postby Lord High Munchkin » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:53 am

middenface wrote:well its only a rough one, I might have edited the sheet later one and forgot about it...
No problem... I thought it was worth pointing it out, just in case.

It's a lovely design by the way....
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