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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2019 10:01 p.m. PST

"Fantasy Flight Games is happy to announce the TX-225 GAVw Occupier Combat Assault Tank Unit Expansion for Star Wars™: Legion!

Few symbols of Imperial occupation are more readily apparent than a TX-225 GAVw Occupier Combat Assault Tank. Heavily armed and capable of carrying either cargo or personnel, one of these tanks can be a versatile asset to stormtrooper detachments on occupation duty. With the TX-225 GAVw Occupier Combat Assault Tank Unit Expansion, you'll find a single finely sculpted, menacing TX-225 miniature that can work in tandem with your ground troops to impose the Empire's will wherever it's been assigned. This beautiful miniature is accompanied by the full assortment of unit cards, upgrade cards, and tokens that you'll need to add one to your armies…."

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noggin2nog16 Jan 2019 7:08 a.m. PST

Too poorly armed to be a tank, open topped so no use as troop transport, and too slow to use as a cargo transport. They were useless in Rogue One, as they would be in any modern army, let alone a hi-tech sci-fi setting. Why does it have tracks, given that poor moisture-farm boys and even poorer scavengers have anti-grav transport?

Earl of the North16 Jan 2019 9:11 a.m. PST

Tech exists in Star Wars universe that renders speeders etc unable to hover, so in that context wheeled, tracked and walkers for military forces make sense…..I agree its a terrible 'tank' design.

noggin2nog16 Jan 2019 9:42 a.m. PST

I disagree;in Episode IV, Luke's speeder clearly hovers whilst stationary, as do all the pod racers in Episode I before the race starts. Since the tank appears in a film set between these episodes, there's no reason why it should be made so clunky.

noggin2nog16 Jan 2019 9:44 a.m. PST

Forgot to add: the droid tanks in Episode I are also grav vehicles.

surdu2005 Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Jan 2019 10:49 a.m. PST

How does this compare in size to the unarmored ones from the original collectable miniatures game? The figures are larger, but in many cases, the vehicles seem to match closely.

Earl of the North16 Jan 2019 10:55 a.m. PST

What are you disagreeing with Noggin2nog, that the tech exists to render repulsorlift craft in Star Wars unable to hover?

Its been a while but it was used as an explanation years ago (for the use of walkers etc), not sure if its still canon of course with Disney splitting a lot of canon into Legends. Also repulsorlift craft supposedly didn't work outside of a gravity well.

link Yeah, supposedly that is why the droids leave the tanks behind to attack the Gungans inside their shield as repulsorlift craft cannot enter shields. This was also given as a reason why Hoth was attacked only using walkers since the rebel shield prevented Imperial repulsorlifts from being usefully deployed.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2019 11:51 a.m. PST

Not an success as I can see… (smile)

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Earl of the North16 Jan 2019 1:28 p.m. PST

Its well done Armand. but its just a poor design for a tracked vehicle, with weird weapon placement.

Also the first link is for a luke's style landspeeder and has gone unmentioned, it fits in quite well I think into the universe as a quick conversion of a civilian vehicle into a military one for the rebels. It should be able to dish out some damage but won't survive any sort of hit in return.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Jan 2019 6:02 a.m. PST

The converted speeder is like all those white Toyota pickup trucks with heavy machine guns mounted on the back you see being used by irregular forces in the Middle East :)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2019 11:41 a.m. PST

ok…. I understand….

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LostPict Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2019 1:21 p.m. PST

I think the issue is the nomenclature. It's an armed and armored flatbed. We dont know how fast they go since they had an infantry screen. I went on many a foot patrol with a humvee guntruck creeping along with the leg infantry. Their real problem was their infantry screen was not alert and prepared for an ambush as they rolled through a choke point. Even in the world of Star Wars, having your feet, wheels, and tracks on the ground is a good thing when some shots up your motivator. I will undoubtedly buy the the technical and the transport "tank".

Earl of the North19 Jan 2019 4:36 p.m. PST

I think its the teeny tiny tracks as well. It reminds me of a certain french WW1 tank in that it looks unstable. Add to that it being designated a tank, although maybe the flatbed version is what it looks like with the turret module removed and replaced with a flatbed for transport duties.

Honestly its like somebody started off designing a repulsor/grav tank and the somebody said…..remove the back half and stick a flat bed on there so it can be used as a transport for the crystal. Oh and stick some tracks on it doesn't matter about the scale.

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