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#1 OptimusPrime21



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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:41 AM

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#2 fhaugh



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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:48 PM

 Anyone know what "tracked vehicle" will means, rules wise?

#3 Mattador Actual

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 01:22 PM

Probably how they move around corners, and how they treat certain terrain. 

#4 mgentile7



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Posted 20 October 2012 - 02:57 PM

Mattador Actual said:

Probably how they move around corners, and how they treat certain terrain. 

Yeah I tend to agree. I will not have jump and will probably have special rules for covering terrain of different types.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:20 AM

I think that this is my favorite of the SSU tanks.


The Karl Marx has limited range and seems to cost too much (unless Tesla weapons turn out to be the bestest things ever).


The Vladimir Lenin looks impressive, but since it's an artillery piece, it's probably just going to be sitting at the back of the board somewhere, so all of that heavy armor and damage resilience seems a bit wasted.  I think I'd rather have a pair of Nikita's.


The Mao's closest competitor in my affection is the Lavrentiy.

The Mao's main gun is a little weaker against armor than the Lavrentiy, but more than makes up for it by being better against infantry and far, far better against aircraft (since the Lavrentiy can't damage aircraft with its main gun at all--lack of anti-air capability seems a big weakness for the Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin, too).


The flamethrower on the Lavrentiy is cool, but I think I prefer having the extra machine gun that the Mao has, since I think you'd want to take advantage of the superb range of the main gun as much as possible.


In short, the Mao looks like a great well-rounded unit, with no glaring weaknesses--except perhaps against an anti-armor heavy walker like the Konigsluther.  But even it that match-up, the Mao's damage resilience should help even things up.







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