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Re: Praetoria Rising [Fire Support Update]

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:14 pm
by dilanski
Valiant wrote:
, and... aesthetically pleasing vehicle


I don't know. MBT's only look pretty until you strap an armour package onto them.

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Then they start looking pretty goofy.

Re: Praetoria Rising [Fire Support Update]

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:27 pm
by Valiant
Eh, it's akin to winter clothing. Wear it until the environment no longer demands it :D
Right?
I think that's how it works...

Re: Praetoria Rising [Fire Support Update]

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:59 pm
by dilanski
Valiant wrote:Eh, it's akin to winter clothing. Wear it until the environment no longer demands it :D
Right?
I think that's how it works...


If by winter you mean a hail of high explosive anti tank rounds.

Re: Praetoria Rising [Fire Support Update]

PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:16 am
by Captain-Camper
Damn Dilanski, Hella solid MBT right there!

Re: Praetoria Rising [Fire Support Update]

PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:21 pm
by Valiant
Excellent indeed :)

Re: Praetoria Rising [Fire Support Update]

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:53 pm
by dilanski
Two things happened "recently" that have made me make some changes to what I wanted to build. First a stack of boxes with my Warrior tanks on top collapsed, scattering them into a million pieces across my floor. I took this as a sign from the dread pirate to build something better. So as of right now I have three otherwise fully built APCs waiting on a bricklink order from Germany so that I can make the fronts less derpy. Secondly I had a battle and couldn't for the life of me find a reason to deploy the new Paladin tank. This made me realise that what I really wanted was a small Death Tank, rather than a hybrid Battle/Heavy tank. So with the pieces left over from the Warriors after the APCs were built, and the Paladin, I built a new Death Tank.


If your opponent has a stick, bring a knife
If they bring a knife, bring a gun
If they bring a gun, bring a tank
If they bring a tank. Have the bigger tank.

-Excerpt from 'Tactical Forces Composition Planning' by Idris Pilate

You see that at the front of our convoy? That’s a Warlord. It has a fusion engine that will burn anything for power. Can beat a mech over rough terrain, and plow through a house that’s in its way. Its main gun fires three different flavours of ‘fucking the enemies shit up’ and has 12 more barrels of hell to point at whatever it wants dead. Crossing through a battlefield is like a trip to the drive-through for that tank. If you are scared sitting behind it. Imagine what it is like for those in front.
-Words of an unknown commander recounted by a Marine

" They said they wanted smaller, so we gave them smaller. They said clean and simple, so we gave them clean and simple. That was our mistake, actually listening to FleetCom. No. We've built a massive armoured chassis, stuck in a fusion reactor, and given it an armament that blows every comparable Death Tank out the water. They love it. "
- PAE Systems Lead Designer, Vangelin Ward

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The Warlord Death Tank came about as Marine Corps commanders wanted a platform with the same amount or more firepower as the Crusader Death Tank, but in a smaller more efficient package.

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The Warlord comes equipped with a MkV Coil Eagle cannon like the Crusader, but also mounts a co-axial MkIV Gauss Hawk autocannon beside it. A pair of MkIII Rotary cannons and a MkIII Plasma Rattler rounds out the Warlords mid-end arsenal. Four MkII Vipers provide close range protection against infantry and light vehicles.

The Warlord Has a standard crew of six. A commander, driver, three gunners and an engineer. As a size 11 vehicle, the Warlord is a tough target to break, with a 4d10 armour rating. While the Crusader Death Tank remains the hardier vehicle of the two, and has arguably a better weapons loadout for close range anti-infantry fighting, the Warlord beats it for sheer firepower on the field.

Re: Praetoria Rising [13 Barrels of Hell Update]

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:40 pm
by Theblackdog
I love the combination of STD size and low profile. The rotary guns stand out as being really well built, too. I do feel like you could make the turret a little bit lower and sleeker to complement the hull shape - try placing the optics for the main cannon somewhere else on the turret so you can bring the armor plating in closer around the gun barrel.

Re: Praetoria Rising [13 Barrels of Hell Update]

PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:00 pm
by dilanski
" A personnel transport! A personnel transport! My empire for a personnel transport! "
-Unknown

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The Raider APC is the Praetorian Marine Corps response to low utilisation of the Warrior Death Tank. Built in much greater numbers, the Raider is a lower cost, higher efficiency troop transport.

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Protected by the same MkIII Rotary Cannon that the Warlord Death Tank carries, the Raider, while not equipped to fight battle tanks, can defend itself against enemy infantry and light armour. Especially when an enemy needs to chew through 8 structure levels of defences.

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The Raider shares a common frame with the Commando and Cavalryman vehicles, helping with logistics. Although it is slightly larger than those vehicles due to its troop compartment. The V4 Expeditionary Armour used by Praetorian Marines is bulkier compared to most armours, reducing the Raiders capacity to 4 in a 'cozy comfort', although more can always be squeezed in if necessary. The raider has a single pilot who operates both the vehicle, and the weapon system.

Re: Praetoria Rising [Hiding in Metal Boxes Update]

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:45 am
by dilanski
The year is closing out, and Ragnablok approaches. I have no idea when I'll expand Praetoria again, or if it is even worth it with the impending reset. A certain someone put the idea in my head to do an overview, and although I moaned on the discord, I had nothing better to do this morning (afternoon, I'm a lazy git).

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Full Overview. Praetoria now stands a pretty large power. I'm still a few years behind some of the larger armies, and about a decade and a mortgage behind M-Throne, but I'm pretty happy with what I have now. The army totals 221U by my math, with a nice mix of Infantry, small and medium vehicles and some Death Tanks.

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Infantry Overview. These are all my marines that fit the 'proper' way of making them, with mars mission torsos/legs. I have another 18 that use assorted star wars and space torsos/legs, although I am wanting to phase them out entirely.

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Elite Overview. Technically the Death Squad are part of a different sub-faction, although they are included here because I've been mixing them in during battles.

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Overview of smaller vehicles. Not really much to say. I'd perhaps like to add a dropship in to the mix, although that always ends up being a bigger vehicle when I have made WIPs.

There you go, a very rough overview, likely my last of 2018, unless muse strikes.

Re: Praetoria Rising [Parade Day Update]

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:59 am
by ninja_bait
This is a great army.  Uniform aesthetic, every build is awesome individually, no inches of gun wasted anywhere.   :<3:

Re: Praetoria Rising [Parade Day Update]

PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:06 pm
by AZKAMAT
I dig the fat-assed flyers a lot. Good combo of cool and adorable.

Re: Praetoria Rising [Parade Day Update]

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:23 am
by dilanski
AZKAMAT wrote:I dig the fat-assed flyers a lot. Good combo of cool and adorable.


Adorable isn't what I was going for with those, but I'll take it. I guess they do look short and stubby with their wide wings, although they are larger than the light tanks.

Re: Praetoria Rising [Parade Day Update]

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:31 am
by Mesostopholes
yeah the APCs look cute to me :3

Re: Praetoria Rising [Parade Day Update]

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:35 am
by Darkstorm
Gotta love Praetoria. I love how you use those turntable elements without the actual turntable. Just wanted to throw that out there. :tiger:
I probably should reassemble my army from its horrible disrepair. Hm.

Re: Praetoria Rising [Parade Day Update]

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:26 pm
by dilanski
Darkstorm wrote:Gotta love Praetoria. I love how you use those turntable elements without the actual turntable.


One trick is raiding PAB walls at Lego stores, and then finding what you can do with parts afterwards, although Lego had already used that particular method before. The comb armour on the Crusader came about this way.