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23 Jan 2023 2:07 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Specalist Vehicels 12mm." to "Specialist Vehicles 12mm"

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UshCha23 Jan 2023 1:56 a.m. PST

While doing the worst job for me in wargaming, colouring foot and vehicels I had a thought. While I hate painting I do like modlling I have the odd 1/144 vehicle to my name and I have moddlled lots of markers for 3D printing, that to me is not a chore like colouring. I tried painting years ago but that to me was even woirse than colouring.

However I have a friend that loves 1/35 scale vehicles building and painting. Many of his chosen vehicels are specialist engineering vehicles. It lead to me thinking why is it that wargames painters are not into specialist vehicles? I feel sure that rule writers like Team Yankee and Rapid fire could add rules under their ethos to allow them to be used and it would give painters a new challenge.
Certinly for 1/144 cale (10 to 12mm) some the vehicles are around as we, Maneouvre Group, have had a number commissioned, mine rollers for tanks, engineer vehicles, bridge layers for example.

So why are they not popular subjects for wargamers? There are a dedicated few it seems like us, but we are in the minority.

One bit I don't hate spraying, just thought this as I am about to spray new markers. We were inspired to move to a modified desighn of marker suggeted by one of our players.

Wolfhag Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2023 8:47 a.m. PST

In the most popular war game rules specialist vehicles are just targets that cannot shoot back, no one would spend points on them. Besides, except in rare circumstances they would not even be on the table because they would not be involved in the fighting or should not be.

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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse23 Jan 2023 9:18 a.m. PST

+1 to Wolfhag. You could always have a scenario of trying to make a bridge crossing or recover a vehicle while under fire, but it is not something that you do as a matter of course.

UshCha23 Jan 2023 7:21 p.m. PST

I thought mine rollers would be fairly common, mines killed a good proportion of tanks and minefields were common in defence. Clearing anti Tank obstacles was again not that uncommon.

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