Saturday, September 25, 2010

Atlas Armoured Tractor Options


The Atlas Armoured Prime Mover will have many options to allow gamers to use this beast as they prefer. First up, the guntruck option, seen above, a rear box that drop fits onto the tractor to make it a one piece patrol truck, and a powerful escort for convoys of softskins.

That photo also introduces the pulse cannon fighting station, which is shown to the rear of the guntruck. This rotates like any turret, and will be sprued up with the rotary cannon turret, and a sprue of both turrets will be included for each weapons station, allowing you to use either one. Of course, you might prefer to have only one turret, rather than two, but closing off the hole should be an easy matter.


Next up is the APT, the armoured personnel trailer. This bunker like articulated trailer is heavily armoured and can carry the full Federal Army squad of twelve men into battle. To complement the direct fire turret in the front of the vehicle, it has a citadel on which is mounted a heavy grenade launcher, allowing the vehicle's crew to get at spots behind cover that the direct fire weapon cannot reach. The citadel is elevated so that even if the truck is firing its weapons straight ahead, the grenade launcher can still be used.

For those of you who think the 15cm thick armour-glass windows on the truck are not thick enough, we are also producing armoured window covers which are inspired by the covers for the "Dragon Wagon," and these will come as part of the kit.

The VTOL craft for the Federal Army, the Cormorant, is being designed now, but after that I will be asking the sculptor, Charles Oines, to make a gun trailer for the Atlas as well, which will be able to mount either a MLRS, a AAA suite, or a large gun.

Can anyone guess why the VTOL craft is called the Cormorant? First person to answer here correctly gets a free set of Federal Army infantry! (First correct answer to be posted in the comments below, it has to be my call as to which person has answered correctly.)

23 comments:

  1. Is it called the Cormorant because it is also capable of diving and operating submerged to take the fight to the Dominate?

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  2. It's called a Comorant because it's also an amphibious sub-hunter?

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  4. A Cormorant is related to the Pelican. Cormorant dropship: Pelican dropship(from HALO)

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  5. You are a fan of Battletech and the Michaelson Aircraft division craft is one of your favourite vehicles?

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  6. The guntruck would be perfect for my post-apocalyptic setting! :D

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  7. I love the design so far on the gun truck. Even though I dont see myself using the trailer as a troop transport, the rest of it is very doable.

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  8. The gun truck version is AWESOME. A must have, I think.

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  9. Is it because the US Navy has a UAV that is launched from a submerged sub with that name?

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  10. I absolutely love it... and something tells me that my Green-skinned Alien Mercenaries will be getting a few of these. Great for Post-Apoc, Hard Sci-fi and everything in between and beyond.

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  11. Love the design of the armoured cab unit. Opens up the prospect of armoured convoys, any chane that one of the trailer options would be a tank transporter flat bed?

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  12. No one's really nailed it yet -- good guesses though. The answer is actually pretty simple!

    Glad you guys like the truck, it is being printed now, then will be cleaned up, cast and will be out for sale. Two months perhaps?

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  13. Because Comorants eat fish, eels, and snakes things resembling the species in your alien species?

    -eli

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  14. Because you like Cormorants?

    brilliant truck, btw...

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  15. Because it can fly and/or hover? VTOL vertical take off and lander.

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  16. because they are called crow-ducks; which reminds you of crow t robot. because they eat crabs eels and fish.like sponks and dominate creatures. because they are big birds, that can move their eyes to hunt. because they are sacred-In North Norway, cormorants are traditionally seen as semi-sacred It is regarded as good luck to have cormorants gather near your village or settlement. An old legend states that people who die far out at sea, their bodies never recovered, spend eternity on the island Utrøst - which can only occasionally be found by mortals. The inhabitants of Utrøst can only visit their homes in the shape of cormorants.
    because another name for them is the Black SHAG

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  17. its the only bird that can move its eyes to help it hunt, so it probably has 2 moveable weapon pods(rotating) on either side

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  18. Its got a long neck and wings?

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  19. Because it will look like a cormorant drying its wings?

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  20. We have cormorants here. It can fly underwater like our birds. Great design by the way!

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  21. When it submerges, the wings fold in to the sides, to help it move through the water?

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