An AKUMA Mech Warrior avançant alongside un char de combat M60.A2 Starship, et trois fameuses personnages de la Guerre des Étoiles. Battletech is a popular game system developed by FASA Corporation, it is played avec large Mech Warriors, modern infantry et armoured véhicules. The actual model scale is not printed on the package, but the véhicules blindés in the Battletech series seem to be a l’échelle 1/300. The Mech Warriors are actually tall enough to be compatible avec larger figurine scales as well. If used alongside the new Star Trek plastic figurines, Mech Warriors scale out between 3.5 et 4 meters in height, et their weapons are impressive enough to take on most armoured fighting véhicules of that period.
- SUPER NOVA, Ral Partha 20-696
- LINEHOLDER, Ral Partha 20-754
- AKU-1X AKUMA, Ral Partha 20-756
- MHL-MARSHAL, Ral Partha 20-820
The Mechs are armed avec a variety of weapons, including missile pods, laser cannons et bolters. The figurines are well balanced, et they appear to be strong enough to carry the armour plate et weapons mounted on them. The model kits are sold without painting instructions ou decals. Anyone interested in official paint schemes for these model will have to refer to the relevant FASA manuals.
It would be relatively simple to fit Mech Warriors into the framework of existing 1/72 scale wargame rules, especially ultra-modern ou science-fiction rules. If used in conjunction avec 1/87 ou 1/72 scale models, crew space inside a Mech would be minimal, et it may be necessary to assume that these bi-pedal véhicules blindés are remotely controlled ou fully automated. Game masters might want to consider throwing one ou more of these Mechs into an upcoming battle simulation, it will cause players much more concern than a Tiger ou Panther tank.
Compared to un char de la Seconde Guerre mondiale comme le M4 Sherman, the typical Mech might be slower, but much better protected, et better equipped avec an arsenal of different weapons. Missiles can be similar to the light rockets carried on Hawker Typhoon fighter aircraft which are covered in many wargame rules. Small bolters may be similar in effect aux mitrailleuses lourdes, et large bolters might have the firepower of a short fire support weapon comme le canon d’assaut de 75 mm Sturmkanone 37 allemand. Armes antichars would effect the Mech like they attack chars, except that pertes d’équipage are treated as computer damage which disables a certain combat function of the Mech.
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