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panzerIV
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 06:00 AM UTC
@mark
Guided missile launchers are allowed scuds are guided launchers

I think ive finaly decided im goin to build the british MLRS
Namabiiru
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 05:32 AM UTC
Indirect fire, rocket propelled, guided or unguided. Lots of good options out there.

RobinNilsson
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 01:43 AM UTC

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For clarification, is the distinguishing feature that the system be unguided (rocket) vs guided (missile), or that it simply must be surface-to-surface, in which case things like TOW and SCUD would be acceptable?

Pretty sure I'm in, but need to figure out what to bring to the fight.




I would assume that the guided missiles are allowed:
"would anyone be interested in a launcher campaign?
when i say "launcher" i mean similar to artillery. When the standard artillery just wont make an impact and you need a big hit from a longer distance you call for the launchers and some one to press that red button to launch the surface to surface missile "
but I will leave it to the campaign leader to make the final call.

SCUD is used as long range artillery.
TOW is an anti-tank weapon and in that role it is not a substitute for artillery.


/ Robin
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 12:51 AM UTC
For clarification, is the distinguishing feature that the system be unguided (rocket) vs guided (missile), or that it simply must be surface-to-surface, in which case things like TOW and SCUD would be acceptable?

Pretty sure I'm in, but need to figure out what to bring to the fight.

d6mst0
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 11:24 PM UTC
All,

Trumpeter's kit #00352 Hotchkiss 39 (H) will be my entry into this build.




Mark
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 11:12 PM UTC
I vote for #4. You can tell its a launcher without having to stare at it.


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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 06:33 PM UTC

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My vote goes to nr 1.

The clearest image of an ancient launcher.
/ Robin



Okay, the only one I totally did from scratch and roughed it out knowing scaling would correct errors!!




but it gets the message across
petbat
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 01:29 PM UTC

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My vote goes to nr 1.

The clearest image of an ancient launcher.
/ Robin



Okay, the only one I totally did from scratch and roughed it out knowing scaling would correct errors!!

BravoTwoZero
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 11:42 AM UTC
Thanks Robin, just wanted to be sure.
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 10:40 AM UTC
Joseph,
The SA-2 is a Surface-to-Air, designed to shoot down aircraft.
This campaign targets Surface-to-Surface rockets/missiles.
Anything from Nebelwerfer up to tactical ballistic missiles.
The Katyusha /Stalin Organ would be somewhere in the middle of the range. The MLRS fits perfectly.

There is a dedicated Anti-Aircraft campaign which finishes on the last day of October this year. The SA-2 would fit there.

/ Robin
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 10:20 AM UTC
Would this qualify for this campaign?
GulfWarrior
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 09:53 AM UTC
Same here, #1
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 07:54 AM UTC
My vote goes to nr 1.

The clearest image of an ancient launcher.
/ Robin
petbat
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 07:44 AM UTC
Taking up Robin's suggestion

1

2

3


Then the above

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panzerIV
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 06:35 AM UTC
Peter thank you some nice suggestions there. Has anyone else got any suggestions for ribbons or are we happy to make a vote on peters designs?
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 09:57 PM UTC
Maybe leave out the "droppings" and get some free pixels to increase the length of the carriage and launcher arm?
The arm would be more horizontal, even tilted the other way, when the launcher is ready to fire so that would save a pixel or two in height.
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 09:48 PM UTC
Yes, I first thought of a Ballista, but the size of the ribbon height limits what you can use, and it is difficult to get something recognisable. How is this?



To me it looks more like a dinosaur and his pile of leavings.....
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 07:21 PM UTC
A variation on the catapult theme could be a Greek or Roman war engine.
One of the first military launchers.
Something like this:


/ Robin
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Posted: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 11:38 PM UTC
I'm in. Just got my Meng SA-11 in the mail today.
petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 03:14 PM UTC
Just throwing up some ribbon suggestions for launchers:







or ahem:





GulfWarrior
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Posted: Friday, August 03, 2018 - 01:31 AM UTC

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Since this kind of weather is not expected our homes are not equipped with air condition either. Shopping malls, office buildings, hotels et.c. have air condition but it is rare in homes. Those who have a cellar are lucky ....

/ Robin



Here in Texas we'd just burst into flames!
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Thursday, August 02, 2018 - 08:40 PM UTC

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Wow. That is not something I would expect to happen in Sweden. The world weather sure is going crazy.

No BBQ's... well at least you still have Smorgasbord!



Since this kind of weather is not expected our homes are not equipped with air condition either. Shopping malls, office buildings, hotels et.c. have air condition but it is rare in homes. Those who have a cellar are lucky ....

/ Robin
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Posted: Thursday, August 02, 2018 - 03:51 PM UTC
Wow. That is not something I would expect to happen in Sweden. The world weather sure is going crazy.

No BBQ's... well at least you still have Smorgasbord!
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 09:00 PM UTC

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Nah! Not allowed as entry in this campaign since it is not a launcher.
It is a "Laucher", at least that's what it says on the box


Welcome to the campaign There are some big launchers signed up already and now there is a small one as well

/ Robin



I was lookin' at that and thinking, "OK, it's official Robin has lost his damn mind!" I hadn't even noticed the spelling error on the box!



Weeelll, the heat around here is slowly getting at me ...
It's not hot as Australian summers but we have had close to 30 degrees centigrade for more than a month now. At first it was warm and dry, then we got a little rain and now it is warm and humid.
There is a joke that the Swedish summer is the best day of the year. Even if it is not quite as bad as that the Swedish summers usually contain a fair amount of chilly weather and rain. Now we have had close to three months with warm and dry weather. This has resulted in large forest fires and a total ban on open fire in almost all of Sweden. No barbecues or anything including an open flame. In some towns there is also a ban on irrigation to prevent the water supply from running dry.
/ Robin
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 03:20 PM UTC

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I was lookin' at that and thinking, "OK, it's official Robin has lost his damn mind!"



That goes without saying, but he is in good company with the rest of us.


Picked up the Trumpeter MLRS cheap at a swap, so the Dragon one will molder a bit longer.... Now I don't know if I want to build that, or stay with the Nebelwerfer from Lion Roar.... I can partner that with a SDKfz 11/4 Nebelkraftwagen for the proposed Logistics build... hmmmmm