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Old 10-26-2017, 10:39 AM   #1
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Default Left Armor on the Tri-Rock from Vehicle Guide 3.

The 6 is obviously a typo. Should it be 25 to match right?
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Old 10-26-2017, 04:08 PM   #2
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You are correct Vehicle Guide 3 is a typo.
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Old 10-26-2017, 10:43 PM   #3
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You are correct Vehicle Guide 3 is a typo.
hehe

swordtart is referencing the almost universal opinion (‘round these parts) that VG3 a giant collection of NG.

That’s Japanese for Not Good.

I think someone has gone through the exercise of making actual legal designs, let’s say “inspired by” Vehicle Guide 3. And I bet someone with top-notch Research Fu can find and post a link :)
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Old 10-27-2017, 12:49 AM   #4
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The 6 is obviously a typo. Should it be 25 to match right?
No -- the armor description is correct. Cross-checking the math shows this; run it through Combat Garage.

_Tri-Rock_ is part of the "circle-strafer" design ethos which came about when someone noticed the advanced speed targeting modifier rules advantaged cars with side-firing weapons against cars with front-mounted weapons; other examples from _VG3_ are _Salamander_, and _Incinerator Mk.2_.

(However, the price shown is slightly off -- CWCG says $4,998, not $4,990. Also, for some reason, the MMLs *aren't* linked.)
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Old 10-27-2017, 06:56 AM   #5
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swordtart is referencing the almost universal opinion (‘round these parts) that VG3 a giant collection of NG.

That’s Japanese for Not Good.

I think someone has gone through the exercise of making actual legal designs, let’s say “inspired by” Vehicle Guide 3. And I bet someone with top-notch Research Fu can find and post a link :)
Yeah, I'm using the Sprocket to teach someone to play tonight, and running it through combat garage, it didn't actually come back D5 legal.
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Old 10-27-2017, 06:56 AM   #6
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No -- the armor description is correct. Cross-checking the math shows this; run it through Combat Garage.

_Tri-Rock_ is part of the "circle-strafer" design ethos which came about when someone noticed the advanced speed targeting modifier rules advantaged cars with side-firing weapons against cars with front-mounted weapons; other examples from _VG3_ are _Salamander_, and _Incinerator Mk.2_.

(However, the price shown is slightly off -- CWCG says $4,998, not $4,990. Also, for some reason, the MMLs *aren't* linked.)
Ah, that makes sense.
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Old 10-27-2017, 07:09 PM   #7
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Yeah, I'm using the Sprocket to teach someone to play tonight, and running it through combat garage, it didn't actually come back D5 legal.
Sadly, _VG3_ is not a shining moment in CW History -- from outright illegal designs like _Pop-Cart_ or _Binary Star_ (both violations of 1/3-spaces), to "questionable" designs like _Overkill_ (the arguments over whether its side-mount ATGs are legal), to the seemingly-endless parade of typos and incorrect arithmetic.... (I remember for the "DKI Corporate Challenge" event -- the one which eventually got me booted out of NOVA, I might add -- I had to go through a bunch of designs, for both the original event, and the "rematch"; *not* *one* design from _VG3_ was correct.)
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Old 10-27-2017, 07:36 PM   #8
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I did a 'Bi-Rock' on Combat Garage : Light Trike with side mounted RL & a rear mounted Medium Rocket based on the Tri-Rock .
Had internal Component Armour & lot more Armour . Two 'linked' MMLs $1,950 , RL $1,350 - a no brainer for a budget design .
I'll post a link when CG is up & running again .
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Old 10-28-2017, 10:01 PM   #9
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I did a 'Bi-Rock' on Combat Garage : Light Trike with side mounted RL & a rear mounted Medium Rocket based on the Tri-Rock .
Had internal Component Armour & lot more Armour . Two 'linked' MMLs $1,950 , RL $1,350 - a no brainer for a budget design .
[nod] I can't figure out the logic behind the two MMLs not being linked, unless the designer forgot about Extra Magazines.

And at that low a Division, Metal Armor makes sense, not only for the paucity of Metal-removing weapons in that Division's range, but also for the cost-lowering aspect.
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Old 10-29-2017, 05:37 AM   #10
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A number of VG3s designs were very badly edited as well . LEADA's Phil Radley's Div 30 submission was mutilated when it appeared on page . Can't recall off hand which one it was ( not at home & haven't my notes & books ) - but as many are dire , you can probably take your pick ...
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