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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Back of Beyond Expedition Extras [2]

What do you get if you cross this:


...with this?:


I'm not entirely sure but I'm about to give it a go, using some plastic card and strip to turn the Mack AC lorry into a 37mm Puteaux M1916 equipped (un)armoured gun truck for my Back of Beyond expedition. The lorry is a Days Gone By diecast which I had left over after converting the others into machine gun carriers and improvised armoured vehicles, while the gun is a Pulp Miniatures model from the deck gun pack.

This isn't one of the options in the Dinosaur Hunter army list but, as my expedition is a rufty tufty, tooled up Texan oil exploration team, I'm fairly sure they could have easily 'found' a second hand infantry gun, perhaps from a freindly Chinese Warlord's arsenal or armoured train and fitted it to one of their machine gun armed heavy trucks, just in case? It will certainly add some much needed anti-tank firepower in place of a 'proper' armoured car like my Garford Putilov.

The Puteaux 37mm has a range of 40'' against infantry targets and 24'' against vehicles, so it will be limited in range but effective as stand off support against soft targets. I'm working on a points cost of fifty for the vehicle and an extra forty for the gun, which seems a reasonable calculation given the restricted range? I'm going to get this assembled this evening so will post some pictures of the end result once it's glued together and undercoated.

2 comments:

  1. Nice idea, sounds great - bring on the 'glass cannon'!

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  2. That should look brilliant; I love those 'Days Gone By' vehicles.

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