22/08/2015 at 13:10 #29720
I said I’d publish material here when I did anything new.
Tony Francis of Brigade has started releasing Slammers specific units, beginning with the Stewart Regiment
On that basis I’ve added a link to some of the stonking shots Tony sent me of his painted Stewart Regiment in action against their natural foes, the Hiroseki Army
And splendid they are too – there’s also a link on that page to Tony’s very informative tutorial on painting your force.
While I was at it, I noticed a small mistake on the play sheet for the Stewarts versus the description in the text on this page which was carried on to the general weapon sheets like this one (for the 15mm)
So that’s been fixed: Stewart Regiment
The changes on the sheet are that the heavier Anti-Tank round for the grenade launcher – as it said in the original text – has a much flatter arc than regular grenade rounds and hits a vehicle in it’s side, front and rear armour rather than the top armour and therefore is affected by the Anti-buzzbomb ADS system (despite what it said on the weapons sheet…).
Also, the regiment gets the option of a sniper to help out with – amongst other things – spotting for that heavy mortar.
So the weapon sheets are at version 5.3 and the Stewart Regiment Detachment Sheet is Revision 4 22/08/15.
Hope that’s useful!
John T22/08/2015 at 16:02 #29730Angel BarracksModerator
That is a nice road, felt?
My money is on the big fella.
Also, thanks for sharing!22/08/2015 at 17:49 #29731
The photos – and the (I too guess felt) roads – are all Tony’s. In the punch up debate, the Sohei in the foreground is a big beast with missiles as well. The standard main laser weapon doesn’t have the penetration (4/5) as the Stewart’ Apollo DS weapon (2/7) but does get two shots and there is always the secondary missile launcher: quite light but they’ll go in through the roof. There is a Tank Destroyer variant of the Sohei, mind you, with the same Discarding Sabot weapon so it’s as broad as it is long!
Yeah, I know: way to much info…22/08/2015 at 22:46 #29737Rod RobertsonParticipant
Very cool photos and such lovely miniatures. I can’t afford to get into another project at the moment but if I had the wherewithal to do so, this would be very attractive. Thanks for posting this and I wish you good fortune in your futuristic games. David Drake would be impressed, I’m sure.
Cheers and good gaming.
Rod Robertson.23/08/2015 at 09:01 #29744
So, the prescient Mr. Drake forsees a future where “Cooter” is a common name and warproles still deploy grenades?
#stardust23/08/2015 at 13:55 #29755
Thanks Rod – Dave did indeed approve the whole project.
Lagartija Mike – as elsewhere – you are now ignored23/08/2015 at 19:36 #29777
John, please, relax. You don’t want to dislodge your haloperidol stent again. You remember how rough the orderlies were last time, when you woke up screaming from your recurrent nightmare of picadors bringing down your snorting burly female as she huffed a family bucket on the curb outside KFC?
I’m merely suggesting that Drake retails his milporn to a clinically depressed market share who confuse cynicism for reality and have low threshold for new concepts.23/08/2015 at 19:38 #29778MikeKeymaster23/08/2015 at 19:47 #29779
Mike, my initial comment was just that. A comment.23/08/2015 at 20:11 #29781
Mr Mike the Editor – I take it the ‘gentleman’ known (this week) as “Lagartija Mike” said something else on here? Fantastic: your ignore facility is top notch as I was wonderfully unaware of it! (and will continue in blissful ignorance!)
Always worth watching and listening to, the good Professor has something to say on this subject
John T23/08/2015 at 20:17 #29782MikeKeymaster23/08/2015 at 22:15 #29789
Agreed entirely Mike. Nothing but wargaming from me.24/08/2015 at 00:59 #29798
I think the point I was trying to make was that Drake’s work is basically unimaginative. It’s Viet-era Modern with a little added chrome and some name swaps. Which is tragic ’cause if your looking for the face of future wars (as opposed to someone’s Ho Chi Minh Blues repackaged for lazy solipsists) it’s out there. I can only recommend M. John Harrison’s LIGHT trilogy where he applies a solid grounding in current physics and biology toward milspec. Living ships, the brains of Faustian volunteers forever wedded to bespoke weapon systems; fierce battles taking place in simultaneous fugue in the confines of less than a second; military gene tailoring making simple flesh more dangerous than all the usual power suit and mech bill of fare.24/08/2015 at 03:20 #29803irishserbParticipant
I always look forward to and appreciate your slammers posts.
Many thanks for sharing the pix and info.24/08/2015 at 11:10 #29818Angel BarracksModerator24/08/2015 at 11:47 #29819
Thanks chaps. You know I only have a few Slammers in 6mm, Angel?
Look – there’s a shot of me playing with them (reminds me: must get back to the gym. And get my hair cut)…
Sadly, I have loads (and loads…) in 28mm too…
Trouble is that – locally – unless I want to just (ahem!) play with myself (and despite the fact that the rules cover all three scales), I can’t go big or small, I have to aim in the middle.
So 1/100th it is, for me at the moment. Like I’ve said, using proxies I did do a lot of the rules testing in 1/300th: it’s just so easy to transport and set up, but…
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