StmpnkWargamerPeng wrote: this is the first idea for the tank, from sci-fi writer HG well short story "the LAND ironclads".
A challenger has appeared:
And what list of supertanks would be complete without some German engineering that was high on ambition and low on practicality, specifically the Landkreuzer:
At the time of its conception, there was pretty much no bridge in Europe that could support it.
StmpnkWargamerPeng wrote:as one can see, these machine most likely don't play by normal rules of combat due to there size,armor, and maned guns, so does anyone got ideas on how to used them, as well as destroy them?
Regular anti-armor tactics still apply, just scaled up. The weakness of tanks has historically been infantry (smaller, more mobile) with anti-armor weapons, especially in urban combat environments, where they can use the tank's unwieldiness against it and have plenty of places to hide.
Of course, the scale of such vehicles in real life is limited by the practicality of logistics (see: for want of a bridge, above). If the enemy can get it immobilized, then the assault to take it becomes that much easier. Also, another reason few such vehicles were built in real life is that their ponderous size made them sitting ducks for bombardment by bomber planes and actual naval vessels.
Oh, and huge guns means that the OPFOR soldiers will be able to get around them (or even walk on them) to positions where the tank can't fire on them.
What does this mean in BrikWars terms? OPFOR (OPposing FORce) can get it bogged down in impassable terrain, and then board it. It'd vast size will typically translate to poor speed an mobility, and that means artillery can maintain a fix on its position long enough to give it a good pounding (and it's quite likely that even missed shots will hit somewhere on a tank big enough to have its own ZIP code).
StmpnkWargamerPeng wrote:Gungnir wrote:Have it act as a mobile battlefield. Instead of doing damage to the whole thing, you can only do component damage.
that what i was kind of thinking.
another thing about this juggernaut is each 4 gun is not man by the pilot, but by a gun crew of 7 people(one lower ranked loader,one officer, one higher ranked loader, and 4 gunners
Just get a bunch of gunners on it. With their Gunnery Support, it means that if your supertank has, for example, 12" guns, there can be up to 12 gunners on that cannon.