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ordinarybass02 Jul 2019 11:09 a.m. PST

When the FFG versions were on super-sale, I bought a US Dust Walker. It's the same model as the Pounder/HotDog pictured here:
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But possibly with a different gun.

My question is how to use it in K-47. It's far too big to be a light walker, but I don't have a K-47 medium or heavy walker to compare it too. Anyone have experience with K-47 who can comment on how it would size up against medium or heavy K-47 walkers?

The background for this is that I've got a K-47 game tonight Even though I probably won't use it yet, the possibility exists to put it on the table in the stock green US primer. Eventually I want to incorporate it into my British forces. I haven't yet decided whether to keep the current turret as a US supplied vehicle or to possibly put on a spare Cromwell turret I have and field it as a special British variant.

haywire02 Jul 2019 7:08 p.m. PST

The "Mickey" chasis is a Stuart's body on legs.

Armament wise its either a stuart or a sherman

K47 treats the Stuart as a light tank with additional front armor.

So I would say its a light walker using the Stuart's base stats with walker rules and an antitank gun.

ordinarybass05 Jul 2019 8:32 a.m. PST

That's good reasoning, but the Micky is quite large and stands very tall compared to the light walkers in K47.

I googled again and in case anyone is interested, Here's a picture someone else posted.


I'm pretty sure my Mickey is similar sized to the Dust Mech on the left. The Mech on the right is a K-47 medium walker.

The figures on the left should be bigger than the figs on the right but it's pretty close so I guess that would put it about the size of size of a medium walker. I think I'll run it as one of the medium options in K-47.

haywire08 Jul 2019 9:06 a.m. PST

The german mechs (like the one you pictured) I would say are heavy.

I think the Mickey has less armor than the AK-47 mechs. Those things look like they are made from 2" of steel. I believe it is faster because of the less armor and the long legs.

ordinarybass11 Jul 2019 9:45 a.m. PST

I think you're right about the German mech above. It's big and has bulky armor. Looking closer at mine Micky is definitely a bit smaller and lighter but its' still taller than the K-47 Medium.

I guess that's even more reason to run it as a medium. I might also see if the legs can be repositioned to bring it a smidge lower to the ground. This is also good as there are several options for a medium walker including one that would require very little modification as it matches the armament fairly closely.

Thanks for your help and advice!

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