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ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Dec 2017 5:48 p.m. PST

I finally finished my land ironclad! I named her the Albuquerque after the one which features prominently in my latest novel, "The Great Martian War: Counterattack!"

Construction was pretty straightforward, except I substituted a Tesla Gun for the forward 7" and I made the conning tower removable for easier storage.

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I then set up a small diorama depicting the Battle of Memphis from my book.


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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2017 6:26 p.m. PST

I bet that thing eats up the coal. Well done.

Micman Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2017 6:28 p.m. PST

Nice work Scott!

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2017 6:31 p.m. PST

That's cool, Scott.
"If you build it, they will fight."

It reminds me of my Soviet T-35s.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2017 6:57 p.m. PST

That's a fantastic looking model! I hope it pounds those Martian invaders back to Mars.

gamershs Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2017 10:22 p.m. PST

Great Work! May the Martians learn how fast their tripods can run in retreat.

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2017 11:07 p.m. PST

I just finished reading all three of your Martian books. They were fantastic, and a perfect read for wargamers.

I can't wait for the next one to be released.

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Mike Bunkermeister Creek
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ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Dec 2017 7:04 a.m. PST

Mike, thanks for the kind words! The next one out will be the spin off book, "The Texas Front", probably in late spring. The next one for the main story arc won't be out until late next year.

Lion in the Stars31 Dec 2017 5:21 p.m. PST

Gotta love the big SheVa** systems… Re-purposed coal mining rigs!

*SHEnandoa VAlley heavy equipment corp made the absurdly huge guns in John Ringo's Posleen War series. The grunts decided that naming them "Shiva #" was pretty good, considering that they were armed with 200kt antimatter rounds.

Micman Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2018 12:36 p.m. PST

Lion, Now I have to name one of my USLIs Bun-bun.

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