13 December 2017

Soviet ATGM Ammo Markers

Just a quick post today and probably at least one more quick post before Christmas.

During the last game we tested the rule that man-packed ATGM teams had a max of 3 missiles before they had to resupply.  We used little wee dice to show the number of missiles remaining.  I thought it would be much nicer to have a visual marker that was more "real".

So this is my first attempt at some AT-4 and AT-7 tubes:



So you can see - not much to look at, just one or two missile tubes ready to be used.  Soviet tubes don't seem to have any markings on them - or they are so small I have not spotted them.  So I just went with plain tubes.

My thinking is that if you have no markers, it means you have a full missile loadout.  Once you've fired a shot you add the two missile ammo marker to the ATGM team.  Again once fired you reduce it to the single missile marker.  Once you have no missiles - turn the ATGM team away from the enemy to indicate they can't fire.

That's the plan anyway.  We'll see how it works.  I also need to make some NATO missile tube markers next.

Thanks

Richard

6 comments:

  1. Bloomin' wonderful idea. These look great.

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  2. They look the part. Although personally I'd count down rather than up.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    1. Thanks Pete. Do you mean put out a marker to show every shot fired rather than shots remaining?
      Richard

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    2. Start with three markers and remove one every time you shoot. Seems to be more initiative that way round to me.

      Cheers,

      Pete.

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  4. A few years ago, I saw a BRDM-2 with AT-5s at Bovington Tank Museum. There were markings on the missile tubes, but I don't know if you'd want to paint them in 20mm. I've put a couple of photos here: https://imgur.com/a/Ivu6e.

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