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Offline sukhe_bator

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Re: 15mm armoured train
« Reply #60 on: June 13, 2018, 11:18:03 AM »
Very well done - a got a big "I really should do mine, it can turn out awesome based on what I see" moment.
You should really commit to this. The PP armoured train is a lovely model and a pleasure to work on.
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Offline marianas_gamer

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Re: 15mm armoured train
« Reply #61 on: June 16, 2018, 10:18:55 PM »
Looks great Sukhe!
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Offline sukhe_bator

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Re: 15mm armoured train
« Reply #62 on: June 18, 2018, 09:57:44 AM »
A little line up of 15mm motive power so far...
2 Peter Pig armoured trains and 3 heavily converted Peter Pig Wild West locos as Russian A and O Class locos

Offline Etranger

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Re: 15mm armoured train
« Reply #63 on: June 18, 2018, 01:22:03 PM »
Quite the locomotive depot you've got there!
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Offline sukhe_bator

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Re: 15mm armoured train
« Reply #64 on: June 18, 2018, 03:40:48 PM »
Yep, Etranger, looks like I'm gonna need a bigger Engine Shed!
Upgrading my gun and artillery cars now...
Got a copy of Steve Zaloga's Armored Trains (Osprey - New Vanguard 140) for Father's Day. I'm putting together some bits and bobs to scratchbuild more blindirovs and another loco

Offline sukhe_bator

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Re: 15mm armoured train
« Reply #65 on: June 18, 2018, 04:50:16 PM »
BTW. I'd be interested to know what mechanisms people use for operating Armoured Trains... I was planning to use TFL 'Triumph of the Will', but they seem to have only an average die roll for movement and specify that a train has to be stationary to fire. This seems too arbitrary and I was thinking there should be mechanics for transitioning through stationary to reverse etc. Also If a plane can strafe with MG fire, why can't a moving train...? I would have thought there are also circumstances where artillery could fire as well (with suitable minuses etc. for range and accuracy.

Offline von Lucky

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Re: 15mm armoured train
« Reply #66 on: June 19, 2018, 01:03:09 PM »
Are there instances a train fired artillery on the move? I planned to use mine in Flames of War, and that covers movement and firing (including MGs) pretty well.
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Re: 15mm armoured train
« Reply #67 on: June 19, 2018, 02:29:10 PM »
I've read of instances where armoured trains in the Transcaspian conflict played cat and mouse with one another, hiding behind low hills, spotting the enemy train and opening fire on it only to move to a new position and fire again. Seems to me it would be down to good forward OPs and artillery spotting. I could envisage situations where on board artillery might want to lay down covering fire in a retreat or a suppressing barrage in an attack... especially since the battles were primarily fought along the line of the railway for possession...

 

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