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Old 02 May 2005, 16:02   #1 (permalink)
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Im considering getting a SMALL group of tallarns to play with (ie 1-2 squads and a chimera) since ive been playing steel legion for a while now and just fancy having a go at something slighty differnt to paint and the tallarns do look cool, plus there getting some niffty weapon teams from FW. so i was on forge world here:

http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/acatalog...CESSORIES.html

and saw those sand channels to "desert up" my chimeras a bit so this may or may not be a stupid question but where do you put them on the tanks?

thanks. Jack
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Old 02 May 2005, 18:19   #2 (permalink)
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I would guess they go infront of the treads... but I'm not sure... e-mail Forgeworld and ask them.
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Old 03 May 2005, 01:27   #3 (permalink)
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Actually, it looks like you would lay them out in front of the tank so that the treads could ride on them and not sink into the sand. Sort of like using pieces of wood under the wheels of a car that's stuck in the mud. I can't imagine what the rules for them would be though.
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Old 03 May 2005, 02:18   #4 (permalink)
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I would imagine you could use them as a rough terrain modification. How you use them though is something of a mystery. Starchilde's explination though sounds like it would be about the best idea.
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my ig friend uses an entire army of those guys even made game board with lots and lots of sand and some rocks.

works great for positioning terrain as we can just make a sand dune where you need it.
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Old 03 May 2005, 18:07   #6 (permalink)
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Actually, it looks like you would lay them out in front of the tank so that the treads could ride on them and not sink into the sand. Sort of like using pieces of wood under the wheels of a car that's stuck in the mud. I can't imagine what the rules for them would be though.
thats what my fiend thinks, ill probably bind them up with some rope and have them on the back.
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Old 03 May 2005, 21:54   #7 (permalink)
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It kinda looks like it would go on the front but how do you attatch it?
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it might be possible you could even put them on the tracks themselves. they look wide enough
but i suppose binding them with some ropeand sticking them on the back or in the case of a tank with tred guards on those (i put heaps on them things)
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If i remeber right they were a type of walkway put on tanks in desert conditions to allow troops to stand on tanks without slipping and falling off. Imagine standing on a tank covered in sand how hard do you think it would be to keep from falling off.
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now that sounds interesting.
but which is it ,and if it is these walkways then whats the point of having them in 40k its pointless the models are too big
although it would make the tank look more tallarnish!
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