Strawhat wrote:Well, they're also useful as scenery in modern games.
I can remember climbing on many a tank placed as a memorial in various public parks.
OH can I relate to that Stawhat. (Sorry for the accidental rhyme). It was a few miles away from my grandparents house to the National Guard Armory, where still sat a Sherman tank. I was about 10-12 at the time so were talking 1972 (+/- a yr). And no I have no idea what version it was (didnt care at the time) I was a kid with "my own" Real Sherman tank. Was that cool or what?!
Then one day.. my sherman tank was gone.
Someone owes me.. I know your out there. And I will find you.. Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid
bvandewalker wrote:Conversions, lots of conversions, you can use a lot of the none German tanks for third world modern factions (particularly the Russian tanks). Also, bolt action is releasing tank rules and our friends at Dreamforge with their hints of a vehicle heavy rule set for Iron core.
So true. Without doing the quick check, wasnt it the Chaffee that was used as the 'foundation' of the Duster (a twin 40mm AA tank, for those not familar)? Not to mention a real 'party killer' when turned onto infantry assaulting bases they protected in Vietnam.
Oh and regaurding the first topic. An Armory in Gainesville had both, a Duster AND an M7 Priest out front of their station. OH the number of times I wanted to stop and just spend an hour or 3 climbing over those. But I thought it would be unbecoming a guy in his late 20's and beyond. But then again..
"You see old friend. I brought more soldiers than you did." *Leonidas-300