Colette wrote:Of course, this is just what I do. The best hovertanks just take the whole modern tank design and throw it out the window, examples including Scythe's Orpheus SHDT, blackdog's triangle-shaped SHDT, and my Space Näzi flying saucer M-B-T. Fredde's and the Luchardsko SHDTs combine the above two approaches- they look like a modern tank somewhat in shape but still experiment with some different methods.
For Kalvinators sake -
Basically, I fell for the pitfall of having a box with engines underneath and went through about 4 re-designs, both IRL and LDD before settling on this design which I am most happy with - incrementing the design with technic build techniques, a longer hull and more internal support while expanding on its in game roll - which is basically to be a high tech teir glass cannon.
It flies the fuck about as fast as most other armies flyers/fighters, it carries 20 troops to drop absolutely fucking anywhere and shit on anyones chips as needed, and its main weapons are designed to absolutely and utterly reaptrain the hell out of other STD's.
Yes it has shields in the fluff, but in the crunch, they wouldn't be anywhere near as tough as I sell them off to be in my army thread - as I said, it's a glass cannon split between the roles of -
- Fast as fuck speed
- Troop capacity
Which means most of its time in game will be spent as a glorified sniper on rocket skates, blamming the hell out of the enemy and then running away before it then gets pinned and obliterated.
In terms of your own army however - I would recommend sitting down and having a good hard think about what it is you want your SHDT to do - are we talking about a slow moving brick of Armour and guns? B52 style? or a fast moving glass cannon with a possible secondary use? Or a floating troop carrier that only deals light damage but shrugs off most hits, and literally rolls into the enemy while vomiting troops left, right and center?
On top of this, does it fit your army style? And your play style to boot? You gotta consider this as well to make sure everything plays out your way.
Best of luck to yee dude, I look forward to seeing what you put out there.