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#1 Sgt. G

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 05:43 AM

 

 SO,

 

   Ive been running through the campains again. teaching the wife how to stomp me, but trying to get a grip on what kinda army i wana play more consistantly. In doing this. ive relooked at the "hotdog" alot. I keep being disapointed with this mech. Am i missing something tacticly? or am i just crazy?

Has anyone played these sucessfuly? if so , HOW?

 

 



#2 FlorisH

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 05:51 AM

The napalm thrower can target up to 2 units within range 2. That for me has made the hotdog one of my favourite walkers and as soon as we have done our "out of the box" campain and are playing with points for a few games I will be using two or three again.



#3 Major Mishap

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 06:06 AM

It is a feared opponant of mine and a prime target.  If you let it get in range and it gets a lucky roll, its goodbye to a unit or 2, its a right pain when it can wipe out a mech with one hit.



#4 Loophole Master

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 06:12 AM

The Hot Dog is a very good walker, but it is tricky to employ to the best of its abilities. The best possible situation could could have is to maneuver the Hot Dog so it is adjacent to an enemy squad, with an enemy walker just behind it. Ths way you can use the napalm thrower on both them in one go, along with your machine guns, very likely decimating everything around you.

 

However, most adversaries with a shred of caution will never allow such a situation to come up, and so you often end up risking your Hot Dog's neck trying to get the napalm into range, and more often than not the Hot Dog ends up killed before it can really do a lot of damage. Plus, if you manage to position yourself in order to put all your weapons to good use, but end up rolling poorly, you'll most likely find yourself surrounded by several very angry enemy units, and will not live to see another round.



#5 Dcal12

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 02:44 PM

I never really could get much out of Hotdog, I was hoping now with buildings I would have a better chance with it.  It would be great if my opponent would line up two squads and let me get close enough, so I could burn some squads.



#6 Aldarion

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 05:10 PM

 I did like the Hot Dog, until I got my Mickey card...

Never used it again in a battlefield. I´d rather take the mickey and a BBQ for flames.



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Posted 27 June 2011 - 05:25 PM

Aldarion said:

 I did like the Hot Dog, until I got my Mickey card...

Never used it again in a battlefield. I´d rather take the mickey and a BBQ for flames.

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#8 Dcal12

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 02:37 AM

Aldarion said:

 I did like the Hot Dog, until I got my Mickey card...

Never used it again in a battlefield. I´d rather take the mickey and a BBQ for flames.

Aldarion, now that you mention it, I too use the Mickey instead of the Hotdgog.



#9 Loophole Master

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 02:56 AM

I feel like everybody is taking the Mickey.... 



#10 [So]Rice

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 03:25 AM

What are the stats for the Mickey?

 

I don't have a card for it since I only have 2 of the starter box.



#11 Loophole Master

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 03:28 AM



#12 Loophole Master

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 03:31 AM

I just dispise how lazy they were with the design for the Mickey. I mean, it's just a Pounder with the cannon removed!

I intend to customize mine with some sort of short barrel. Maybe taken from a Ludwig....



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Posted 28 June 2011 - 03:44 AM

Loophole Master said:

I just dispise how lazy they were with the design for the Mickey. I mean, it's just a Pounder with the cannon removed!

I intend to customize mine with some sort of short barrel. Maybe taken from a Ludwig....

 

Thanks, I like this, better than a Hot Dog, well I shouldn't say since I've only played 1 DUST Tactics game with my brother...



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Posted 28 June 2011 - 06:44 AM

Loophole Master said:

I just dispise how lazy they were with the design for the Mickey. I mean, it's just a Pounder with the cannon removed!

I intend to customize mine with some sort of short barrel. Maybe taken from a Ludwig....

I dont think it was neccessarily lazy, more of a,"hey we could make a turret out of just having the barrel removed, lets give them stats for that too."  Allies were the only one to get an extra variant out of that box.



#15 Major Mishap

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 06:45 AM

Loophole Master said:

I just dispise how lazy they were with the design for the Mickey. I mean, it's just a Pounder with the cannon removed!

I intend to customize mine with some sort of short barrel. Maybe taken from a Ludwig....

Loophole Master said:

I just dispise how lazy they were with the design for the Mickey. I mean, it's just a Pounder with the cannon removed!

I intend to customize mine with some sort of short barrel. Maybe taken from a Ludwig....

But that's how the gun actually looks like, what they have done is added a longer barrel for the 17pdr.  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howitzer_Motor_Carriage_M8



#16 Loophole Master

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 06:52 AM

WOW. Really? That's actually what the howitzer looks like?! It looks exactly like it's missing a connecting piece.

Now I don't know what to do... I don't like the look of the "unplugged" Mickey, and even in Dust Models they've fitted their model with what lookslike the Steel Rain's cannon:



#17 [So]Rice

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 07:52 AM

I like the look of it since I can just take of the Hot Dog's guns and use it as a Mickey...



#18 Loophole Master

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 08:14 AM

[So]Rice said:

I like the look of it since I can just take of the Hot Dog's guns and use it as a Mickey...

Though the Mickey shouldn't have a tank of napalm on its back.



#19 [So]Rice

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 09:40 AM

Loophole Master said:

[So]Rice said:

I like the look of it since I can just take of the Hot Dog's guns and use it as a Mickey...

 

Though the Mickey shouldn't have a tank of napalm on its back.

You could pop them off easily, but I like the look  of it so I keep it on anyways. Wish I had some more to put on my Pounders also.



#20 Major Mishap

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 10:37 AM

Loophole Master said:

WOW. Really? That's actually what the howitzer looks like?! It looks exactly like it's missing a connecting piece.

Now I don't know what to do... I don't like the look of the "unplugged" Mickey, and even in Dust Models they've fitted their model with what lookslike the Steel Rain's cannon:

Thats the 1/35 version with petard and not the 1/48 Micky with the 75mm.






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