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Tgunner01 Dec 2017 8:32 p.m. PST

This August I had the honor to be one of the liaisons for Battlefront's Firestorm Campaign: Red Thunder. The really awesome folks at Battlefront sent out a couple of nice goodies as a "thank you" to us. We got a pretty cool Red Thunder t-shirt and this!

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So as you can see, the EM-50 is real enough! It's an objective and it comes with the big sarge holding on for dear life and a certain goofball of Saturday Night fame decked out a Russian uniform.

Pretty cool!

BrianW01 Dec 2017 8:48 p.m. PST

Hmmm. I thought those weren't deployed outside CONUS. Guess I'll have to go back and recheck the source docements.
(Yes, it's snark.)

BWW

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian01 Dec 2017 9:02 p.m. PST

"It's like going to Wisconsin"

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2017 9:09 p.m. PST

Winger: C'mon, it's Czechoslovakia. We zip in, we pick 'em up, we zip right out again. We're not going to Moscow. It's Czechoslovakia. It's like we're going into Wisconsin.
Russell: Well, I got the Bleeped text kicked out of me in Wisconsin once. Forget it.
Russell: Do the words "Act of War" mean anything to you?
Winger: I have a plan.
Russell: Great! Custer had a plan.

Personal logo Striker Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2017 9:36 p.m. PST

Hey Saber6 someone got their ass kicked in Wisconsin.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian01 Dec 2017 10:35 p.m. PST

yeah, well about that…

BrianW02 Dec 2017 9:28 a.m. PST

Okay, clearly I was wrong. I will say in all seriousness though, kudos to Battlefront for putting this out.

Eumerin02 Dec 2017 9:39 a.m. PST

Battlefront's had some fun with tournament objectives over the years. They've released a few photos of this one painted as Stripes moves closer to release. And recently (possibly as part of the v4 Mid-War release), there was an Ark of the Covenant objective, iirc. Others over the years have been more "grounded", such as a German officer with his Mercedes.

Tgunner02 Dec 2017 1:36 p.m. PST

So what would the thing's stats be in Team Yankee? It is probably a tank unit that can carry at least one stand for sure. 3-2-1 armor? Special Rule: Plot Armor (auto save from any hit on a 3+).

Lion in the Stars03 Dec 2017 12:12 a.m. PST

Nah, no armor at all, makes all saves on a 3+ like a recce jeep!

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Wasn't another BF objective pack the Weinermobile (no, not the Oscar Meyer one, but a Bavarian driving a catering truck)?

Tgunner03 Dec 2017 5:05 a.m. PST

Yes, it was a hot food truck that showed up when NATO forces were in the field for FTXs.

I do believe I saw the EM-50 take small arms fire and keep trucking. It also had armor covers and plates that popped out. So it should at least have 1-2 points of armored IMO.

Bob Runnicles21 Dec 2017 2:52 p.m. PST

>I do believe I saw the EM-50 take small arms fire and keep trucking.

Small arms fire? At one point it takes a direct hit from an artillery piece on the side army and drives away with barely a scratch to the paintwork ;)

Tgunner23 Dec 2017 9:04 a.m. PST

So Abrams scaled armor eh?

Legion 424 Dec 2017 8:57 a.m. PST

I love it ! They filmed that movie at Ft. Knox, KY, IIRC !

the Weinermobile (no, not the Oscar Meyer one … )
Amazingly the OM Weinermoble was in my town this summer … huh? !!!!!!!

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Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2017 4:46 p.m. PST

The secret of the Wiener War Wagon is the SRBM loaded into the rear wiener bulge. Suitable for bbq'ing a medium-sized enemy formation.

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