Wednesday What We’re Reading (Oct. 30, 2019)

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6 thoughts on “Wednesday What We’re Reading (Oct. 30, 2019)

    1. Fishbreath Post author

      I think even Californians would agree with that remark.

      We put the Challenger 2 picture in this week just for you. I confess, I like the idea of a tank with a missile launcher on top, even if it’s only an illusion right now.

    1. Fishbreath Post author

      If your tank needs more punch, just add more missiles!

      A little preview for this Wednesday: we were incorrect on the Brimstone launcher being on another vehicle. New pictures have come to our attention, which show that the Streetfighter prototype does indeed have a two-missile pod on the turret roof.

      Tomorrow’s article is a review of Armored Brigade, now that it’s released on Steam, so after finishing that, I went and added a Challenger 2 with Brimstone launcher to the DB, and a squadron of those, backed up by some artillery and air support, stopped a motor rifle regiment cold, with a little better than a 9-1 exchange ratio. It seems like a pretty good idea.

  1. Chris Bradshaw

    9-1? C’mon, you can do better than that against T-72s and BMPs. Don’t let the Queen down.

    There’s actually a fellow on the War Thunder forums who has been active on that very project. Apparently they’re working with a BAE technician removing the old TISH, TPU, compressor units and coolant bottle packs and fitting the new TISH and TPU to the entire fleet.

    https://forum.warthunder.com/index.php?/topic/442882-challenger-2/page/164/&tab=comments#comment-8298991

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    1. Fishbreath Post author

      The trouble with simulating it in Armored Brigade is that modern protection and missiles throw the game’s calculated point values a bit out of whack—a troop of Challenger 2 Streetfighters comes in at about the same point cost as a T-80B company, which means that the artillery etc. the opposing side can throw at you in addition to its cheap tanks makes for a difficult fight.

      Parvusimperator and I are working on some 90s-00s vehicles to go along with the Chally 2, so we’ll see how it fares against more modern competition.

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