Defended Wagon or Trains

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Defended Wagon or Trains

Post by Sneyon » Wed May 17, 2017 4:09 pm

Sometimes our trains get destroyed, and particularly when Behemoths appears.
Large bases are hard to cross from point A to B for save our trains, and a solution for this thing would be to have more agressive trains using miniturrets.

It could be a locomotive, or Defense Wagons with smaller inventory but special slots for ammo.
Would be amazing see our trains running outside and shooting around. :D

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Re: Defended Wagon or Trains

Post by Nexarius » Wed May 17, 2017 4:29 pm

Maybe a flat wagoon where we could build stuff like turrent on.
Either gun turrets or laser turrets + accumulator.

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Post by ssilk » Wed May 17, 2017 6:04 pm

An artillery train seems to be planned for v0.16.
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Re: Defended Wagon or Trains

Post by Sneyon » Thu May 18, 2017 2:57 am

Nexarius wrote:Maybe a flat wagoon where we could build stuff like turrent on.
Either gun turrets or laser turrets + accumulator.
Yes, awesome tip. I would love to see it.
ssilk wrote:An artillery train seems to be planned for v0.16.

i've failed to find about it in Roadmap plans. But if it's coming, I'm very excited!
:D :D :D

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Post by AndrewIRL » Thu May 18, 2017 3:49 am

What OP has described is a point defense system.
Point-defence is the defence of a single object or a limited area, e.g. a ship, building or an airfield
a train in this case.

Whereas:
Artillery is a class of large military weapons built to fire munitions far beyond the range and power of infantry's small arms. The only combat in which artillery is unable to take part in is close quarters combat.
So the idea/suggestion is "a short ranged defensive weapon system which enables trains to fight biters who are on the track physically blocking the train and biting it - in close quarters combat". It is not "allow trains to engage targets at ranges beyond that of other available weapons". A WWI railway gun (artillery on rail) was able to fire 27-36 km. Modern small artillery (M777 howitzer) has a range of 20-40km depending on shells used.

What I want is a weapon that can defend 1-5 tiles away from the train. I don't want a weapon firing 100 tiles away and drawing aggro.

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Re: Defended Wagon or Trains

Post by steinio » Thu May 18, 2017 5:26 am

I bet the vehicle grid gets enabled permanently - for example via science - and we get nice little vehicle armor and laser turrets.
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Re: Defended Wagon or Trains

Post by Sneyon » Thu May 18, 2017 3:49 pm

I'm with Andrew. My idea is a defensive train or wagon, not an offensive one.

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Post by JohnyDL » Thu May 18, 2017 4:16 pm

it'd kind of be cool if a flatbed waggon could made and maybe have a 3x6 or 3x9 (for scale to be right) floor for machines to be put on a train, you could then put an assembly machine on there between 2 cargo wagons so something could be made in transit, or instead of a specific artillery car an accumulator and laser turret set up, or standard turrets or anything else.

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What about armed trains in the game?

Post by PilzKe » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:45 pm

I think we can improve our gameplay by using armed/armored trains maybe with flamethrowers or granade launchers or other stuff.
I would appreciate it, if something of this would be added to the main game :)
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Re: Defended Wagon or Trains

Post by Koub » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:10 pm

[Koub] Merged into older topic on the same subject.
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Re: Defended Wagon or Trains

Post by FerMod » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:27 pm

That would be a good idea, a wagon to defend the train. I was thinking a way to transport the cars and tanks, and allow the player to use the weapons of those vehicles. With this we can transport vehicles and have a player controlled defenses. This feature could bring a lot of fun.

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Post by nljr » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:31 pm

FerMod wrote:That would be a good idea, a wagon to defend the train. I was thinking a way to transport the cars and tanks, and allow the player to use the weapons of those vehicles. With this we can transport vehicles and have a player controlled defenses. This feature could bring a lot of fun.

I really want a late game "Transformers" technology that lets you merge a tank and a car into one object. It would have a UI that lets you transform it between agile and lightly armored to slow, but heavily armed and armored.

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Re: Defended Wagon or Trains

Post by PacifyerGrey » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:13 am

Man I just want to see a train raining bullets and fire all around while it moves. This is already in the game basicly (with vehicle equipment slots) and should be added to vanilla. And vehicle flamethrower inside! Omg how I want this!

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Re: Defended Wagon or Trains

Post by ItsDarthChaos » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:05 am

FerMod wrote:That would be a good idea, a wagon to defend the train. I was thinking a way to transport the cars and tanks, and allow the player to use the weapons of those vehicles. With this we can transport vehicles and have a player controlled defenses. This feature could bring a lot of fun.
I'd like to second the idea for a flatbed car to transport your smaller vehicles.

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Re: Defended Wagon or Trains

Post by ItsDarthChaos » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:06 am

PacifyerGrey wrote:Man I just want to see a train raining bullets and fire all around while it moves. This is already in the game basicly (with vehicle equipment slots) and should be added to vanilla. And vehicle flamethrower inside! Omg how I want this!
Vehicle flamethrower? Doesn't the tank have one already?

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Train gun turret carriage

Post by Tedstrom » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:31 pm

I was thinking that a gun turret carriage would be very useful, and would work nicely with the artillery wagon that will be released soon.

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Re: Defended Wagon or Trains

Post by Koub » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:43 pm

[Koub] Merged into older topic with same suggestion.
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Re: Defended Wagon or Trains

Post by Skeletpiece » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:49 pm

With more guns or lasers :D
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