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I am really interested in any ideas on how I could make a few tweaks to my tau tanks in order to be able to sit them anywhere on any battlefield without having to pull the rediculous balancing acts I have to do when playing a game.
Skimmers completely ignore terrain underneath them. This might be a rule in the GBG, but it seems quite the opposite irl. I attempt to place my skimmers on all types of terrain, I generally have to mark out where it actually is with dice in the end.
So, brainstorming time, how exactly could I make a skimmer so that it can can float above these larger irregular pieces of terrain?
Maybe try attaching a number of springs to the bottom of the model. Sort of like a weird kind of suspension.
springs don't work properly, as they will counteract forces exerted on them. the vehicle will not remain level.the lighter part will be pushed upwards, the heavier downwards. if the vehicle is not properly balanced the spring will be forced together more then at the other side. you need a way to compensate compression. one way to do that is to make every 'suspention' communicate with the other ones( hydraulic ones). you would need to get the center of gravity quite low.that way any irregularity in the terrain will cause the gravity to pull it to the other side.
There are a few options... one, is to keep a large flight base handy, weighted slightly to one side of the center so you don't have to hold it in place.
Another would be to use a strong but easily bendable wire to 'prop' the tank up, letting it balance more easily on a non-flat surface.
Take 'em off the flying base and just sit them on the terrain.
And don't finish your move half over a cliff.
Message to GW: Make more ForgeWorld rules official...
Do you know of those metal antenas on a radio for exmple, well if u could make or find maybe four small ones, then u could make the length the sticks different so the vehicle with be flat, of course you dont want them on all the time, so many make shell for the top to hold the vehicle, and if u have any extra bases to stick on the end of the stick that might help with stablitity.