This is the first version of my squad size drop pod. It’s a lot blockier the I’d planned on, but I couldn’t find a way to incorporate another shape without losing the side ramp structures that I really liked (I did find a few 40K drop pods made out of Legos, and while they looked cool, I lacked the parts required to build them).
The pod can fit between 16 and 24 soldiers, depending on how close they’re packed in and the bulk of gear they’re wearing. This shot shows it with 16 soldiers embarked. I’m still working rules for how to actually use the damn thing, but I expect it to be very effective (provided it doesn’t blow up on the way down or get shot to pieces before landing), especially if I can crush a few enemy troopers underneath it when it lands.
Here’s what it looks like without troops onboard. At the moment, it can only carry infantry, but I’m working on building some gun batteries to mount inside, much like the whirlwind pods from 40K (I think that’s what they’re called). I’m not planning on modifying it to carry dreadnaughts and other light vehicles right now, given that there’s a statistically significant risk of the pod blowing itself apart before it lands, so putting anything too expensive in it is a substantial risk. Also, I don’t have any dreadnaughts, but I’m planning on building my first few over this next week.
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