Monday, 7 April 2014

Steaming Taurox crap


The Taurox. Yes, let's go there. If you have missed it, one of the new vehicles for Imperial Guard or Astra Militarium as they will be called from this day forth, (This GW has decreed) is a troop carrier called the Taurox. Can be built as two versions, normal Taurox and Taurox Prime, though the difference is not very big, the Prime seem to be have more bling and more weapon options but that's it. I will not post any pictures of it since GW would probably send a cease and desist as soon as I posted it but suffice to say, I would say that GW has tried to make a 40k version of a modern multi-wheeled APC.

Only they forgot the wheels.

Instead it has four small tracks where any wheels would be located. I have yet to meet one person who actually think the Taurox looks good and it is all down to those damned tracks. All the available decorations, emblems and whatnot does ruin the looks of the vehicle but they at least seem to be optional. The tracks are not.

So what can be done? Well, the most obvious and probably easiest solution is to buy some wheels from a third party company. Making the Taurox 4, 6 or 8 wheeled or even half-tracked would most likely improve it immensely. Zinge Industries comes to mind as a good provider for wheels and tracks.

As for complete vehicles, there are several options available and here are a couple of them:

 


  • Lazer Cut Card - Has a number of vehicles that could be used. Most of them are based on actual South African military vehicles.
  • Ramshackle Games - Also has several vehicles available but the Rhebok seem to be fairly optimal has a Taurox replacement. Available in both tracked and wheeled versions.



These are just from the top of my head, there are obviously more vehicles and manufacturers out there but for now this will have to serve as a teaser and/or inspiration.

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