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Re: Leopard 2A6M CAN+(Updated 2016/1/1)

Postby RedRover » Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:01 am

If the sorce of damage is 1d6+2 would it just be 2 damage?
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Re: Leopard 2A6M CAN+(Updated 2016/1/1)

Postby bann154 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:04 am

RedRover wrote:If the sorce of damage is 1d6+2 would it just be 2 damage?

yes it would be the bonus to die rolls is actually to help counter armored targets. From the brikwars rulebook

Strategies for Fighting Shielded Minifigs
Minifigs in Heavy Armor can be intimidating to new players. Because their Shielding removes a die from incoming weapons' Damage, they can seem invulnerable against attacks from minifig weapons - most of which have only a single Damage die to begin with. Overcoming these defenses can take a little extra strategy.
Half Speed makes armored minifigs easy to outmaneuver or outrun. Their strong defenses mean nothing if you never have to fight them to begin with. Dunk them in water, and they have a single turn to remove their armor or drown.

Charge Attacks are often the best technique against a Shielded opponent. Momentum can be used to add dice to the Damage of an attack, or to cause KnockBack Inches from a Collision to Disrupt them (5.4: Charge!).

Some weapons have Damage left over after dice are removed. The leftover +1s and +2s of Damage from Long-Ranged and Heavy Weapons aren't enough to kill an armored minifig by themselves, but they can add up quickly if used for Combined Damage. A Two-Handed Weapon does 2 dice of Damage all by itself, or course, and a Heavy Weapon has an Armor Piercing attack if used two-handed; either can do a full die of Damage even after accounting for Shielding.

Even for weapons with only a single die of Damage, there are many ways to stack extra dice into the Damage total. Overskill Dice from lucky Skill rolls (4.2: Action) and Instant and Almighty Benny dice (1.4: The Spirit of the Game) can all boost the Damage from an attack.
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Re: Leopard 2A6M CAN+(Updated 2016/1/1)

Postby runnybabbit223 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:06 am

Valiant wrote:Alright, +10 it is.
And for anyone creating tanks, I would recommend that you outfit them with ERA, as it greatly increases their survivability.

Hey, this is something I have already come up with myself, great minds think alike eh?
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Re: Leopard 2A6M CAN+(Updated 2016/1/1)

Postby Valiant » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:31 pm

Indeed they do :). Speaking of which, when can we see some on your vehicles?

Here's a peek at the Leo. 2A7+ variant :D. Full details on the A7 and A8 variants will be released in an upcoming armoury post (happy now bann?).
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Re: Leopard 2A6M CAN+(Updated 2016/1/1)

Postby bann154 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:28 am

Valiant wrote:Indeed they do :). Speaking of which, when can we see some on your vehicles?

Here's a peek at the Leo. 2A7+ variant :D. Full details on the A7 and A8 variants will be released in an upcoming armoury post (happy now bann?).

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Re: Leopard 2A6M CAN+(Updated 2016/1/1)

Postby runnybabbit223 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:22 pm

Valiant wrote:Indeed they do :). Speaking of which, when can we see some on your vehicles?


Yeah, I really need to update my armoury post soon, maybe sometime this month.
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Re: Leopard 2A6M CAN+(Updated 2016/1/1)

Postby Valiant » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:38 pm

Glad to hear it :D.
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Re: Leopard 2A6M CAN+(Updated 2016/1/1)

Postby Valiant » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:46 pm

Found a nice video on modern German main battle tanks :). Although it is in German, it is quite easy to follow along especially if you speak a Germanic language such as English.

German Armored Vehicles - The Leopard
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Re: Leopard 2A6M CAN+(Updated 2016/1/1)

Postby runnybabbit223 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:08 am

Valiant wrote:Glad to hear it :D.

Here you go, http://brikwars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=14443&p=314401#p314401
Unfortunately not much detail on the tank, I will have to fix that's later.
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Re: Leopard 2A6M CAN+ SEP(Updated 2016/1/24)

Postby Valiant » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:30 pm

The latest iteration of the Canadian Leopard main battle tank, the SEP (Service Extension Program) variant incorporates a remote weapons station, TROPHY Mk. VIII and most importantly, a plow. While owned by the Canadians, the UK military is currently borrowing some of their Leopards in absence of a modern main battle tank. ABS Defence Systems is currently trialing prototype vehicles for the UK army, but without proper track links, the project will most likely be put on hold until such materiel can be procured.

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Re: Leopard 2A6M CAN+(Updated 2016/1/1)

Postby Noktu » Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:27 am

Absolutely fantastic photography, and even more intriguing assembly!  :studgod:
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Re: Leopard 2A6M CAN+ SEP(Updated 2016/1/24)

Postby PoeDomo » Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:46 pm

The LMG on your previous tank was a good idea. Anyways, peach out dude.
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Re: Leopard 2A6M CAN+ SEP(Updated 2016/1/24)

Postby Zupponn » Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:04 pm

PoeDomo wrote:The LMG on your previous tank was a good idea. Anyways, peach out dude.

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Re: Leopard 2A6M CAN+ SEP(Updated 2016/1/24)

Postby Valiant » Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:36 pm

So I played around with lighting techniques...
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Updates to the Leopard 2A6:

-The 4 foremost grenade launchers on either side of the turret have been lowered by 1-2 plates, in order to better represent the actual Leopard 2A6

-The technique used to build the turret front has been changed to improve structural stability (Before that update, the sloped armour was extremely fragile; now it's as tough as the rest of the vehicle!)

- Roof mounted anti-aircraft .30 cal has been restored

- Turret roof has been remodeled

- 11-stud-long cable on the front of the hull has been removed

- 1/3rd of the way complete on the Ldraw instructions!
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Re: Leopard 2A6/ 2A6M CAN/ 2A7+/ 2A8/ (Updated 2016/2/21)

Postby Valiant » Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:19 am

Halfway complete!

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Just have to complete the turret, and then I'll be able to start ordering pieces for custom kits.
Out of curiosity, what camouflage scheme would you prefer the sales models be equipped with? Do you guys like the current winter camo?
Any and all feedback is appreciated!
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