Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Tanks That Never Were: The Oberschlesien

In 1918, the Germans realized the A7V was mostly a failure. While it was moderately fast and decently armored, its terrible ground clearance, massive bulk, and excessive crew meant it was a failure as a primary tank. So, they decided to build something smaller with the same main gun.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Other Universes: Heavy Gear Traveller: The Mordred Shocktrooper

In Heavy Gear, the Mordred is a type of genetically-modified clone soldier (known in-setting as a GREL) intended for use as infantry. As such, they provide a good example of a "combat beast" when converted to Traveller.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Other Universes: Heavy Gear Traveller: The Private Investigator

I was reminded recently that I had talked about providing examples of character conversion between Silhouette and Traveller. So, let's convert the Private Investigator (from DP9-101 Second Edition Heavy Gear Rulebook) to Mega and New Era.

Friday, December 14, 2018

American Small Arms of WW1

For people who are interested in the weapons of World War 1, one of the best pop culture sources I've found is C&Rsenal's YouTube channel, where they discuss the history of the weapon and test it on range. Watching through the series has led me to stat up the weapons they've discussed, along with a few that get mentioned as being relevant but that haven't had episodes shot yet. Below the break are the American weapons of the First World War. Please note that these use Fire, Fusion & Steel calculations for Pen, rather than my revised penetration calculations.


Russian Small Arms of WW1

For people who are interested in the weapons of World War 1, one of the best pop culture sources I've found is C&Rsenal's YouTube channel, where they discuss the history of the weapon and test it on range. Watching through the series has led me to stat up the weapons they've discussed, along with a few that get mentioned as being relevant but that haven't had episodes shot yet. Below the break are the Russian weapons of the First World War. Please note that these use Fire, Fusion & Steel calculations for Pen, rather than my revised penetration calculations.


Romanian Small Arms of WW1


For people who are interested in the weapons of World War 1, one of the best pop culture sources I've found is C&Rsenal's YouTube channel, where they discuss the history of the weapon and test it on range. Watching through the series has led me to stat up the weapons they've discussed, along with a few that get mentioned as being relevant but that haven't had episodes shot yet. Below the break are the Romanian weapons of the First World War. Please note that these use Fire, Fusion & Steel calculations for Pen, rather than my revised penetration calculations.

Portuguese Small Arms of WW1


For people who are interested in the weapons of World War 1, one of the best pop culture sources I've found is C&Rsenal's YouTube channel, where they discuss the history of the weapon and test it on range. Watching through the series has led me to stat up the weapons they've discussed, along with a few that get mentioned as being relevant but that haven't had episodes shot yet. Below the break are the Portuguese weapons of the First World War. Please note that these use Fire, Fusion & Steel calculations for Pen, rather than my revised penetration calculations.