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Horse-Mounted Infantry
« on: 03 May 2022, 21:35:33 »
Following up with an earlier thread in the AS forum, here is what I came up with for a Horse-mounted Infantry platoon to represent the tribal-type horseman found on Astrokaszy as written in Double-Blind, but supplied with auto-rifles. (Think Rambo III or 12 Strong.) I make no promises that any of my math is correct as this was my first try creating, but I did my best.

21 troops/horse per platoon
  All equipped with Auto-Rifles
  Clothing, Non-armored/Fatigues (Same protection as Periphery Armor Kits, so why not?)
  Anti-Mech

TW and AS cards attached. BV and PV as calculated.
« Last Edit: 03 May 2022, 21:51:18 by Cache »

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Re: Horse-Mounted Infantry
« Reply #1 on: 03 May 2022, 22:02:13 »
believe it or not these are what you would actually call Dragoons in the original sense
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Re: Horse-Mounted Infantry
« Reply #2 on: 04 May 2022, 19:36:25 »
Periphey Armor Kits (from AToW, page 294) give 10 points of combined BAR to the torso, meaning an Armor Divisor of one.  Truly unarmored infantry (a total of less than 5 (i.e., 4 or less) on the torso is "unarmored") provide a DAMAGE modifier of 2... Original Dragoons would be in the latter category...  ^-^

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Re: Horse-Mounted Infantry
« Reply #3 on: 04 May 2022, 19:37:58 »
Pretty awesome, nice job. I will use this as a base for my Horse Calvary.
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Re: Horse-Mounted Infantry
« Reply #4 on: 05 May 2022, 10:45:48 »
don't forget, there's Beast-mounted infantry SPAs if you want to make some Elite troopers... :-)

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Re: Horse-Mounted Infantry
« Reply #5 on: 10 May 2022, 09:23:24 »
I have Camels and Elephants
If I want to go full Fantasy Unicorns, Mammouths, and Pegasus!

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Re: Horse-Mounted Infantry
« Reply #6 on: 10 May 2022, 09:29:51 »
Unicorns should be genetically easy to get if you go nuts in genetic engineering. They are just a horse with a horn. The BT universe has dinosaurs, dragons, and combat kangaroos in Coventry, so no problem with unicorns at all.

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Re: Horse-Mounted Infantry
« Reply #7 on: 10 May 2022, 11:11:37 »
What is the damage value of the horn?
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Re: Horse-Mounted Infantry
« Reply #8 on: 10 May 2022, 20:40:18 »
I love this so much.

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Re: Horse-Mounted Infantry
« Reply #9 on: 10 May 2022, 21:43:59 »
Fastest speed over a quarter mile ~44mph/70 kph, fastest absolute speed recorded ~55mph/89kph, both values are for an America Quarter Horse bred for top speed over short distances. Horses in general just can't maintain the fast gallop for more than 3 or 4 kilometers before they need to slow down or even rest, so over long(ish) distances, the cyclists will win. Most races are for less than 3km.
Professional bike riders can maintain an average of 40-50 kph for several hours (average leg of 140 to 240 km), with top sprint speeds at the end beyond 70 kph. And they repeat that daily for several weeks.
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Re: Horse-Mounted Infantry
« Reply #10 on: 10 May 2022, 22:12:31 »
Unicorns should be genetically easy to get if you go nuts in genetic engineering. They are just a horse with a horn. The BT universe has dinosaurs, dragons, and combat kangaroos in Coventry, so no problem with unicorns at all.

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Re: Horse-Mounted Infantry
« Reply #11 on: 11 May 2022, 03:19:57 »
That was funny!  ;D

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Re: Horse-Mounted Infantry
« Reply #12 on: 11 May 2022, 03:56:40 »
Poor calcium-poor unicorns!

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Re: Horse-Mounted Infantry
« Reply #13 on: 11 May 2022, 13:24:17 »
Really, I have no choice in the matter.

They should stop being silly and use keratin like a real Unicorn.

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Re: Horse-Mounted Infantry
« Reply #14 on: 18 May 2022, 19:06:28 »
Now trying to make Orca's!! Saw a good miniature of of a Orca, so now got some Scuba Infantry!!
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Re: Horse-Mounted Infantry
« Reply #15 on: 21 May 2022, 13:35:31 »
They should stop being silly and use keratin like a real Unicorn.
There were slender long-legged species of rhinocerous in the past, they're just extinct now.  No reason you couldn't mess with rhino genomes and get a more slender, faster rhino.  Also remember that unicorns were supposed to have cloven hooves, they weren't horses at all!  Modify a large goat species, and then they won't just have a cool horn they'll also be less picky eaters and less likely to injure their legs.

 

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