Sunday, 10 July 2011

AK47 Summer Offensive [21]

I had a traumatic experience with some play equipment today which meant that any plans for wargame related stuff got well and truly shafted. I'm usually quite good at assembling things but the *&"*^$*"! trampoline from hell had me seriously compromised at several points this afternoon. It's done now but I'm still having flashbacks, so have had to resort to a nice cup of tea more than once today.

Anyway, I have scraped a few minutes to clean up, assemble and base the alternative transport for the professional unit, assuming they don't always arrive by helicopter. This consists of three Skytrex MTLB APC's with suitable modifications for my dictatorship force. This involves the removal of the turrets and their replacement with some spare hatches from army surplus Peter Pig Shermans.

In the rules, an APC without any armament can transport four bases instead of two so, to make things entirely above board and straightforward, I thought I'd leave off the dustbin-like turrets and have some hatches with crew instead. I think they look better for it too. Even though I have compromised on firepower, the extra carrying capacity should be well worth it.

1 comment:

  1. I dunno what it is about Soviet APCs but they're damned attractive. I'm quite partial to BMPs myself... ;o)