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Which group will win a battle?

Tanks
- 8 (50%)
Stormwalkers
- 8 (50%)

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Re: Tanks vs Stormwalkers
« Reply #30 on: September 20, 2013, 11:13:09 AM »

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Re: Tanks vs Stormwalkers
« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2013, 11:16:10 AM »

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Re: Tanks vs Stormwalkers
« Reply #32 on: September 20, 2013, 11:27:16 AM »

Let's just hope people manufacturing bipedal weapons platforms doesn't raise too many red flags and get them shut down. With how paranoid and anti-gun people are nowadays and all.
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Re: Tanks vs Stormwalkers
« Reply #33 on: September 21, 2013, 05:28:49 AM »

They aren't bipedial weapon platforms. Simply bipedial platforms. Walkers, no guns...
Actually, look up "They Shall Walk" and you'll see something thats well on the way...admittedly its more of a mechanised exoskeleton ala the power lifters from every single sci-fi series ever, but its close.
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Re: Tanks vs Stormwalkers
« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2013, 03:02:30 AM »





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Re: Tanks vs Stormwalkers
« Reply #35 on: September 28, 2013, 04:40:55 AM »

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Re: Tanks vs Stormwalkers
« Reply #36 on: September 30, 2013, 09:41:17 PM »

Tank against Stormwalker? Tank, every time. A storm walker is ridiculously complex, and to much can go wrong. Not to mention that the machine gunner's feet kick the captain on a storm walker.

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Re: Tanks vs Stormwalkers
« Reply #37 on: October 01, 2013, 01:49:34 AM »

Thats not a downside, bro. That's a way to communicate.
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Re: Tanks vs Stormwalkers
« Reply #38 on: October 01, 2013, 01:53:38 AM »

Thats not a downside, bro. That's a way to communicate.
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Re: Tanks vs Stormwalkers
« Reply #39 on: October 01, 2013, 01:56:29 AM »

They don't have microphones, remember. Meaning that they need some other way for the pilot to direct the walker's fire...
That, and tankers did the same thing in WWII.
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Re: Tanks vs Stormwalkers
« Reply #40 on: October 01, 2013, 01:59:32 AM »

He could... shout? I'm under the impression that's how things were down in tanks for the most part.
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Re: Tanks vs Stormwalkers
« Reply #41 on: October 01, 2013, 03:06:54 AM »

Depends on whether you're talking about crew-to-crew, or communication between tanks.

Hand signals, Morse code, messenger pigeons....all kinds of ways they communicated in WWI.

Shouting wouldn't be practical....remember, WWI tanks had crews right next to the loud engines.
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Re: Tanks vs Stormwalkers
« Reply #42 on: October 01, 2013, 03:11:56 AM »

That may be so, but to compare a WW1 tank to a WW1 stormwalker is an unfair comparison.

Also, throughout the series it is never a problem for Alek & Company
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Re: Tanks vs Stormwalkers
« Reply #43 on: October 01, 2013, 03:17:11 AM »

Fine, if you want to compare WWII panzers with WWI Stormwalkers, its still unfair.

The Germans back then had tank-to-tank radio communication. Which means they probably had crew-to-crew radio too. Meaning all that kicking and shouting wouldn't be needed anyway.
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Re: Tanks vs Stormwalkers
« Reply #44 on: October 01, 2013, 03:37:22 AM »

TBH, Walkers are absolutely ridiculous.

They've been working on them for, say, 75 years? And they're driving around in fuck-damn Landships. They've been floating around for a generation by the arrival of the Great War, and Tanks were only invented several years after it broke out!

It is hardly fair to compare a modern tank to a storm walker, especially with the ridiculous levels of advancement shown in the Leviathan World.

That being said, Stormwalkers are tin cans full of shit compared to a panzer. For all the wonderful tech required for them to work, they are woefully impractical.

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