The Prydian Civil War saw the production of the Type 36 Mullo Armoured Fighting Vehicle increase six fold. Though Retained regiments had made use of them since the Battle of Fenway Prime the design of the Mullo was entirely new unlike those of the Skylark and Adder which dated from before the Ban of Prejudice. Its original fabrication pattern was laid down on New Glastonbury to fill a need for a ground vehicle that could provide fire power in excess of that offered by battlesuits such as the Havelock but not that needed by a battle tank like the Taranis series. Restricted to the ranks of the Retained the Type 36 was made to accommodate powered armour knights with larger hatches and linked controls along with internal space suited to knights. As it stood Adders were cheaper and faster to make and could pack a punch but their size meant they were really the domain of the Muster and some lucky Planetary Militia. The Type 36 was given its name by the Council of Aeddans who with a node to the mighty Taranis took another ancient Terrain deity of celtic origins and knowing it would be a work horse of a vehicle gave it a name thus. All marks of Mullo AFV's have a titanium composite hull making them rugged and durable and can be driven with a minimum of complex training. There has been a call for additional anti-personnel ball mounted micro turrets for Mullo's in action in urban warfare and these upgrades have been rolled out where possible.
Academy Auto-Trainer Series 18, New Glastonbury, 4329IC
The Mullo is the medium size of vehicle in our range in 15mm scale which is ideal for Retained Knights and virtually any other space opera force. Bigger than the Adder series of Combat Cars this is the wheeled variant of the model to which others will follow in coming months. A Mullo is an Armoured Fighting Vehicle meaning that it fills a variety of roles from gunnery support to troop transport and strong point defence; tasks it is well suited to. There are three variants currently of the IAF042 Mullo AFV. You can see them HERE.
This little blog post is all about showing you three different approaches to the Mullo in your 15mm science fiction collection. While you have all seen our official photos of the vehicle we featured Lasers and Broadswords blog's striking blue versions and now we have just seen and had to tell you all about Beighton's Shipyard's red version too. The pictures here show just how different the Mullo looks depending on how you decide to paint it up for use on the table.
|In Red and White at Beightons Shipyard|
|Converted IMP02 Retained Driver. Nice!|
|Lasers and Broadswords trio in Blue and White!|
|Our own Brown scheme alongside Retained Knights in the snow|
Click on the links to visit the original posts on the other blogs.
I think they all look great and certainly it proves the Mullo is adaptable to a lot of paint schemes. I have said before that this is one of our planned medium vehicles with the Adder Combat Car and Combat Lifter being small vehicles and this year the release of the larger vehicles to come. Mark, over on the Shipyard blog, begins his posting with 'Whats That Coming over the Hill is it a Monster?'. Leaving the pop tune aside its interesting as many people have said to me that our Mullo is a big vehicle that might well be classed as heavy. But I disagree and here is why. We worked out the real world dimensions of a vehicle which would carry between four and ten power armoured men and women and the result was the hull of the Mullo. It actually would hold them in scale. With the wheel pods mounted outside of the hull and a low ground clearance this makes the Mullo wider and it also makes it space opera superb! Future variants will have a different means of propulsion. As for the coming large vehicles...just you wait.
If you want to see other vehicles that are releasing in February 2015 then check out our Sneak Peek at the Planetary Militia.
Good Job Mark and to you too Alexander!
Thanks for Reading,