I had really hoped that this thread would spark interest, but no one has bitten!
Whats up with that guys? Don't think Rocket Packs are cool?
Hollywood airborne infantry flashing up to board an enemy zeppelin?
Or perhaps the Rocket Pack should be rare or prohibitively expensive? Maybe even costing more than a plane as they use expensive high technology components?
I like that they offer amazing mobility but little offensive ability, but in reality they are more story fluff for the genre as they offer little actual game useage.
Lol. Just been busy always mean to comment, and I been working on a few non-CS related things.
I guess....jetpacks are okay..But for me at least on the extreme side of pulpish.
I am thinking of running a pure pulp type thing...in which it would be usable. (Exmple, Lightning guns, German Walker tanks,etc,etc.) and it would fit right in.
To me otherwise, ti would be extremely pulp....Plus I can't think of a way to add it in? Possibly launched from a cargo plane and then to board a zeppelin? I dunno.
I know what you mean bro. . . There is "Pulp" and then there is "Pulp!" the latter being when you cross over the SciFi line. . .
Actually, I believe that Wings of Honor has rules for jetpack equipped troopers. It also has rules for things like lightning guns, sonic cannons, and outer-space monsters. Now that's pulp.
Just ran across these guys from[url]http://www.victoryforce.com]Victory Force Miniatures[/url] and thought they were perfect for this thread!
Sky Rocket Youth Pack
Listed as an officer & four youths, they would work fine as a squad of airborne troopers. They soooo totaly look the era! Imagine those five gents as a Dixie squad flying newly purchased, British made rocket packs!
look interesting....Maybe I'll have to skim a fwe mini's around
Just read that the Germans were developing their own rocket packs in the 30s. They were really more of an assisted jump pack as they were intended to provide small bursts of thrust to allow field engineers to take strides up to 24m at a time to "jump" over minefields. Thats way cool!
Update: The concept behind the German rocket leapers (Auf Sprunger or "On Springs") was to take a man weighing 180 lbs with his equipment and give him a rocket with 175 lbs thrust. This would enable him to leap with his full strength and an effective weight of only five lbs. In effect he would be taking huge strides like the moon walking astronauts!
Ok I realise that this has little application for Crimson Skies, but the whole idea is way cool so I thought I would share that with you!
In another thread, Thom wrote:. . . <Snip!> . . . "The Rocketeer". . . <Snip!>. . .fits in nicely with the CS Genre.
Pulp Figures features some excellent Crimson Skies resources and they provide free rules download. Interestingly, the game includes miniature combat rules for Rocket Assisted Infantry Launchers (Rocketeer type troops) of the US Rocket Corps, Mercenary Gyro Raiders and other assorted pulp era troops along with Mad Scientists and thugs. I think these rules might provide a good ruleset to adopt for individual and small unit ground combat.
I thought I would move this here where it can apply to the this thread.
From Pulp Figures(http://www.pulpfigures.com/main.php) The Americans: (Perhaps from The Empire State or Hollywood?)
And of course these guys from Victory Force Miniatures as British & Dixie troops.
These guys are just way too cool to not have a place in The Crimson Skies!
Sorta interesting alright
There are also German rocket troops in the Gear Krieg fig line of dream pod 9.
Grant wroteColonJetpacks are sorta neat but....
I dunno..there's pulp gaming and then there's PUUUUUHHLLP gaming.
Lol. I've looked at the pulpfigures website. I liked the mini's but had to cut my order short.
Mid February or so I'll probably make up another order.
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