Everything’s Bigger In Texas!

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Everything’s Bigger In Texas!

Written by Spartan Chris | Tags: ,

Somewhere above the mayhem of battle the deafening roar of massive engines echoes through the billowing smoke of fire and war. The massive tracked behemoths that already tower above the men on the field are themselves dwarfed by this mechanical monstrosity. Land Ships, previously the giants of the battlefield, pale into insignificance below the enormous belted tracks of the Alamo Class Mobile Airfield. But what else would you expect when an entire military base has been uprooted and mobilised. This is the largest, and most fearsome, beast to crawl forth from the factories of the Federated States of America.

Federated States of America - Alamo Class Mobile Airfield (Front)

Federated States of America - Alamo Class Mobile Airfield (Front)

The Alamo Class Mobile Airfield is truly a monster of a model, you won’t believe how big it is until it’s sitting on your gaming table ready to flatten the enemy forces in its path under the weight of those massive tracks. The Mobile Airfields and Sky Fortresses have been some of the biggest, and most daunting, model’s we’ve made for Dystopian Wars, and as such we’ve tried to make them the centrepieces for your battle groups.

Federated States of America - Alamo Class Mobile Airfield (with Washington Class Land Ship)

Federated States of America - Alamo Class Mobile Airfield (with Washington Class Land Ship)

The Americans have always been a fun one to make, and usually have a hefty dose of Americana in their makeup, most of the tanks favour the front on, big-wheeled chopper style and the Mobile Airfield was never going to be an exception. Although we loved the mono-tracked design of the smaller tanks, we hit a wall on the drawing board trying to fit that in with the flight deck as well.

Federated States of America - Alamo Class Mobile Airfield (Top)

Federated States of America - Alamo Class Mobile Airfield (Top)

Most of the solutions were a bit ridiculous, even by Steampunk standards. Even making it multi-tracked we put a lot of extra effort into the track design to really give this beast the feel of tearing up the ground as it passed through, emphasising the massive scale of this beast. The final result is one of Dystopian Wars’ biggest mechanical behemoths and one that will make the Federated States of America proud.

Federated States of America - Alamo Class Mobile Airfield (Deck Detail)

Federated States of America - Alamo Class Mobile Airfield (Deck Detail)

Federated States of America - Alamo Class Mobile Airfield (Front)

Federated States of America - Alamo Class Mobile Airfield (Front)