Help support TMP

"Comparative mech sizes for a Dust Walker in K47" Topic

5 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the Weird WWII Message Board

Areas of Interest

World War Two on the Land
Science Fiction

Featured Hobby News Article

Top-Rated Ruleset


Rating: gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star 

Featured Workbench Article

Deconstructing a Toy Car

Sometimes, you have to take it apart, so you can put it back together again.

Featured Profile Article

669 hits since 2 Jul 2019
©1994-2020 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

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:
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!

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.