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by Vader
Thu 21 May 2020, 16:30
Forum: General
Topic: The Swedish setting
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: The Swedish setting

One might imagine a scenario where the USSR failing to collapse prompts the sitting right-wing government to get FMV to expedite the process, so that the deal is signed already in 1992, and deliveries and domestic production of the modified Imp starts already in 1993, at an accelerated pace. In that...
by Vader
Thu 21 May 2020, 12:48
Forum: General
Topic: The Swedish setting
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: The Swedish setting

IRL, this was done in the mid-late '90's (the formal procurement was signed in 1994; delivery 1996-2002), and the partner was (West) Germany. Sweden procured 120 units of their own modified version of Leopard 2 Improved; 91 of these were produced domestically on licence. In Swedish service, these be...
by Vader
Thu 21 May 2020, 00:23
Forum: General
Topic: The Swedish setting
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: The Swedish setting

And, since they'd be doing the same tests as they did in real life, they would have gone with the Leo. (ie. the immediate procurement of the Leo 2A4's for lend and then our version of the Leo improved which turned out to be Strv-122, produced domestically). I'd consider this a forgone conclusion. S...
by Vader
Mon 18 May 2020, 10:35
Forum: General
Topic: The Swedish setting
Replies: 8
Views: 256

The Swedish setting

I am intrigued that the game will include an alternate Swedish setting! I am however a bit curious about what assumptions will go into its underlying premise. The basic premise for this edition of T2K is as I've understood it that while the Wall did collapse in '89 and Germany hence IS reunited, Bor...
by Vader
Sun 17 May 2020, 18:08
Forum: General
Topic: Vehicles, kit , etc
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: Vehicles, kit , etc

Bearing in mind that the basic premise for the setting is that the Soviet Union did NOT collapse in 1991, one must also assume that the authors also posit that military hardware development did NOT slow down over the ‘90’s, but that a fair amount of the various systems and platforms that were in dev...
by Vader
Sat 16 May 2020, 11:02
Forum: General
Topic: UPP Equipment / Aethetics
Replies: 19
Views: 514

Re: UPP Equipment / Aethetics

It needs to be borne in mind that the smartgun rig ISN'T a Stedicam rig, just like the smartgun itself ISN'T an MG42 (or Deckard's pistol ISN'T a .44 revolver, etc, etc). These are just the found items that were convenient to use as bases for the props that represent their "real" counterparts in the...
by Vader
Fri 15 May 2020, 14:18
Forum: General
Topic: UPP Equipment / Aethetics
Replies: 19
Views: 514

Re: UPP Equipment / Aethetics

The look is pretty much spot on, I feel! My only objection is with those (literally, for good reason) dumper truck-scale APC's. I'm afraid their survivability on a battlefield would be nil, regardless of what armour they had - they would be impossible to miss (both as in "fail to detect" and in "not...
by Vader
Tue 12 May 2020, 11:28
Forum: General
Topic: Sidearm mistake/oversight? (summary on p.2)
Replies: 12
Views: 1147

Re: Sidearm mistake/oversight?

Here is a summary of pictures to illustrate the topic: The actual USCMC Standard Service Sidearm as seen in ALIENS: http://propsummit.com/upload/997/aliens_vp70.jpg Although highly revolutionary when introduced in 1970, this is not a very well-known weapon. But being obscure and having a (still toda...
by Vader
Mon 11 May 2020, 11:29
Forum: General
Topic: Would "space truckers" have a job post-"Alien"?
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: Would "space truckers" have a job post-"Alien"?

Even more crucially, perhaps: ALIEN is fiction of the 70's. The most advanced future imaginable in that day falls in many ways short of the reality of today - let alone the future we can imagine now. Sci-fi from the 70's will by necessity create different future worlds than sci-fi of the 2000's. Jus...
by Vader
Wed 29 Apr 2020, 10:07
Forum: General
Topic: Ranks for crew on ships etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Ranks for crew on ships etc.

A Company Rep could conceivably have a role similar to that of the Political Officer of the old Soviet navy... But I'd be more inclined to think that a Company Rep (such as Burke in Aliens) is a supercargo, and does not have a formal role in the ship's operations. The interesting thing with your lis...
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