Months ago when the playtest draft of the Patrol Angis rules were being drawn up I wanted a special looking war bike for the Muster to use (normally the Retained and especially the Starvaulters get all the cool kit) and we settled on 'The Khamel'. Why this name? Well once we had the design down I thought that anyone riding the thing would certainly get 'the hump' from it! Seriously its a adaptation of a middle english word (as Havelock is) that suits a war bike very well. Track on to the next paragraph!
The IAF028 Muster Khamel Tracked Warbike pack will be released on 27th February 2014 along with all the normal images and options for buy a pack, buy three packs with a discount and buy the single miniatures from the pack too. I am thinking with this pack of making the Khamel Bike only a 'buy three save 10%' option too as its a unique model on its own too. If you are keen on this then let me know. The image in this post gives you the scale next to the 15mm Muster driver.
Most of the time the awesome comes from the minds of myself and Sam Croes for The Ion Age but this time we cannot take any credit for it. Below you will see an image taken in the late 1930's of a vehicle that became an evolutionary dead end for technology in our world. Designed by French inventer J.Lehaitre and shown in print. We wanted to make this beast a space opera reality in 15mm scale so we did! Our one has a Muster feel and an optional weapon mount but its essentially the same vehicle.
February 1938: Caterpillar Track Motorcycle
“Named the “tractor-cycle” by the inventor, J. Lehaitre, the vehicle is said to be superior to an ordinary motorcycle in its ability to climb steep and rough grades, although its speed on level ground is limited to about 25 m.p.h. Fitted with a machine gun, the cycle could be used by dispatch riders or entire military units to travel over shell-torn terrain.” - Modern Mechanix
So soon, for the first time in 15mm scale, you will be able to get your own tracked bike for our and any other setting.
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