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Offline Hat Guy

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Mechs and Power Armour
« on: August 01, 2012, 12:57:45 AM »
A major staple for Weird War games (aside from Zombies) are Mecha. Power Armour also is seen quite often. There are plenty of both around thanks to Dust and AT-43, but I've noticed that this can make many armies look a bit too similar for my liking.

So here's my plan; post any pictures, links or ideas for WWWII (or WWWI) Mechs and Power armour that you have or have come across, because I know I could really use some ideas that aren't Fantasy Flight.

Me first I guess.

My British Steel Troopers (converted from AT-43)

Latverian Drop-Armour (Dust Tactics)

British "Thel" Drop Mech (Starship Troopers conversion) and "Urizen" Medium Mech (At-43)

German Heavy Mech (Dust Tactics)

Latverian "Doom's Hand" Medium Mech (Scratch built, but not by me)

Offline Weird WWII

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Re: Mechs and Power Armour
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2012, 02:11:31 PM »
Here are the rules we use for our power armored troops.  Might give ya some ideas on how to play with your powered grunts.

US (Grindhouse Games' Incursion APE minis)

German (Scarab Miniatures' Project X  Power Soldat)

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Offline Alfrik

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Re: Mechs and Power Armour
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2012, 07:21:03 PM »
The Latvern just needs rivets applied and it could easily be a VSF walker ;)

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Offline SBMiniaturesGuy

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Re: Mechs and Power Armour
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2012, 07:41:35 PM »
Here at Gears & Guts we're busy taking the Gear Krieg 15mm WW2 mecha "upscale" to 1/56th scale for 28mm wargaming. Right now the US General Early light combat walker, and the German "Valkyrie" combat walker are available in several variants, supported by detail and decal kits:


The Japanese "ShiKi" combat walker has been mastered and in is the production pipeline. Here's an early "pull" to give you an idea of its design:

In addition to the ShiKi we have planned to produce the British "Cavalier", Italian LC1/40, and the Soviet G-27 combat walkers. These have all been prototyped.

We are also getting close to launching a line of 28mm WW2 Japanese zombie figures as well:


Rules for these combat walkers have been created for the NUTS! system, and for DUST. This is a "wish" project that I and others have been working on for a long, so we're excited to see kits in production with more on the way!

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Offline Bubbles

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Re: Mechs and Power Armour
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2012, 02:35:06 AM »
I'd like too try out NUT'S it looks good.

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Re: Mechs and Power Armour
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2012, 02:56:47 AM »
I'd like too try out NUT'S it looks good.

And so you should! Ok, I've written some books for NUTS so I'm biased  8)

The NUTS basic book: http://www.twohourwargames.com/nuts-ww2-skirmis2.html

And here's the Weird War book for NUTS with Combat mecha, power suits, rocket packs, robots, ray guns, Hanebu, Zombies and Super Soldiers (plus some real late war tech): http://www.twohourwargames.com/warwiendwewa.html

In the Yahoo! Group for NUTS there are some conversion files for Gear Krieg, DUST and Mekatank: http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/twohourwargames/files/%2A%20OFFICIAL%20THW%20Rules%20Updates/War%20Without%20End/

Oh, speaking of Mekatank, these are some additional Wierd War kits in 1/48th scale. They are really more a modeler's kit than a wargame kit, some of the parts are fiddly, but they are quite cool: http://www.mekatank.com/

Offline G2

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Re: Mechs and Power Armour
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2012, 03:21:34 AM »
This topic is right down my alley. - I have a vast collection of images (which I have sourced from online, over the last 18 months or so). Here are a few of the ones which have a certain Weird War II feel about them.

I also have few images, built with Lego, which may help for ideas in any future custom built mechs.

Side Note: I am planning a playing a Weird War II Lego game using the War Wihout End rules.
« Last Edit: August 11, 2012, 03:35:17 AM by G2 »
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