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Old 11-10-2017, 02:09 PM   #1
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Default Mining dump trucks.

Were those super sized 300 ton plus mining dump trucks used in quarries ever addressed by the rules?
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Old 11-10-2017, 03:58 PM   #2
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NOVA has a mining trucks article on its Web site. The late Aaron Allston wrote rules for mining trucks. I can provide details in a private message.

NOVA - Articles - Supertrucks
http://novacw.com/supertrucks.htm
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Old 11-10-2017, 04:31 PM   #3
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Such a truck also featured as "the boss battle" in _Ultraforce_, the Autoventures supplement.
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Old 11-11-2017, 10:42 AM   #4
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Thanks. I've often wondered about them, and why they were never featured in any official SJGames CW supp.

I think I brought up the TFG supps, but since they're not SJGames CW products, the thread got moved to the other games section. I have Ultraforce, but I've never had a chance to play it.
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Old 11-11-2017, 03:25 PM   #5
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Thanks. I've often wondered about them, and why they were never featured in any official SJGames CW supp.
Simply put: They are Too Bloody Big. They're slow-moving; they have to-hit bonuses of buildings (which they sort-of are...); and building one would result in something just this side of something from _CW Tanks_, and we all remember how much fun *those* were to deal with (IMSMC: The dump truck in _Ultraforce_ has two complete levels of side-firing weapons...).
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:38 PM   #6
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Yeh, but you'd be one bad mutha out in the badlands. It'd take a couple of tanks or a team of unlimited division types to take you down.

Either way I was always curious. I guess maybe they just didn't fit into the CW scheme of things.
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Old 11-11-2017, 11:17 PM   #7
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Yeh, but you'd be one bad mutha out in the badlands. It'd take a couple of tanks or a team of unlimited division types to take you down.
Except that with a mileage measured in gallons-per-mile, the thing is gonna have a heck of a time protecting it's own logistical tail. :)
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Old 11-12-2017, 01:33 AM   #8
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That's why the two we've used using NOVA pages rules have been Nuclear powered .

One was the mobile Base of an African Warlord , the other a modular super transporter for supersized loads .
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:45 AM   #9
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Except that with a mileage measured in gallons-per-mile, the thing is gonna have a heck of a time protecting it's own logistical tail. :)
Very true, but it'd be cool all the same >:)
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Old 11-12-2017, 02:52 PM   #10
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Yeh, but you'd be one bad mutha out in the badlands. It'd take a couple of tanks or a team of unlimited division types to take you down.
Or a relatively narrow road, or a swamp....

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I guess maybe they just didn't fit into the CW scheme of things.
Good choice of phrase there.... ;)
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