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[G&G] World on Wheels

 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:48 am    Post subject: [G&G] World on Wheels Reply with quote

World on Wheels

Not every automobile that travels the battle-torn city streets or country roads are armed with machine guns and bazookas (though maybe they should be). Everyday folks drive a variety of sedans, coupes and trucks that are often caught between feuding good guys and bad guys.

The following examples of ordinary automobiles that can serve a variety of functions in a G-Men & Gangsters game. They could be used by “Innocents” (see G&G, p. 8 ) during a scenario as the target of a bad guy assault. Such automobiles could be used by either side as blocking vehicles to prevent the opposition from getting somewhere. You could use them as random traffic (mobile scenery), just add a few on the roads as Rogue units (see "Rogues", Showdown, P. 18)and let them drive around getting in the way of the gunfire. Ordinary automobiles might simply be obstacles placed on the board that serve no other function then simply being parked (maybe parked in the way). Though these automobiles may not have much combat ability they can be used to bring some more variety to the scenarios you play in.


Auburn 851 Speedster
The Auburn Motor Company first started as the Eckhart Carriage Company in Auburn, Indiana; which then made horse-drawn carriages. The company evolved to produce luxury cars, such as the 652Y Custom Phaeton and introduced the 851 Speedster in a attempt to save the struggling company. Unfortunately for the business, the buying public wasn't interested in expensive sports cars during the Depression-era economy.

The 851 is design to be fast, sporting an eight cylinder engine and capable of speeds of around 100 MPH.

Auburn 851 Speedster
Top Speed: Fast (24”); Toughness: 11 (2); Crew: 1+1
Notes: -
Weapons: -
Cost: 42 + driver

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Stout Scarab
The Scarab was a fairly unique automobile designed by William Bushnell Stout that began production in 1935; the prototype being completed in 1932. These autos where intended to be a sort of specialty vehicle that purchasers where invited to buy, costing some $5,000 compared to the average auto costing around $1,000. The “exclusivity” never really caught on, especially given the post-Depression era desire for cheaper automobiles and only 9 where ever produced.

The Scarab was completely hand built, so no two of them where the same. It had a Ford flathead V-8 engine and could reach speeds of around 80 MPH. The Scarab is credited as being the first produced mini-van.

Stout Scarab
Top Speed: Medium (18”); Toughness: 8 (2); Crew: 1+5
Notes: -
Weapons: -
Cost: 28 + driver

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Willys 77 Sedan
In the first two decades of the 20th century, the Willys-Overland Motor Company purchased several smaller automobile manufacturers and for a time was the 2nd largest producers of automobiles after the Ford Motor Company. The 1929 Stock Market Crash saw the company brought nearly to bankruptcy, the introduction of the 77 Sedan in 1933 was one of the few models introduced that saw the company survive the Depression. With the Gang Wars raging and the rise of Fascism overseas Willys is now designing a cheaply built, off-road capable utility vehicle for the U.S. Army called the Jeep.

Designed to be small and economical, the 77 Sedan has a four cylinder engine capable of reaching 75 MPH. The same chassis was used for a coupe and pick-up model.

Willys 77 Sedan
Top Speed: Medium (18”); Toughness: 9 (2); Crew: 1+3
Notes: Running Boards
Weapons: -
Cost: 28 + driver


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:56 am    Post subject: Re: [G&G] World on Wheels Reply with quote

Bretbo wrote:

Not every automobile that travels the battle-torn city streets or country roads are armed with machine guns and bazookas (though maybe they should be). Everyday folks drive a variety of sedans, coupes and trucks that are often caught between feuding good guys and bad guys.


Nice one, Bretbo.

You could use them as random traffic (mobile scenery). Just add a few on the roads as Rogue units and let them drive around getting in the way of the gunfire. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My pleasure, Wiggy! I'm going to add your suggestions to the paragraph above.

Also not I added the Stout Scarab as well.

Looking forward to the expansion products you've got planned.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bretbo wrote:
Also not I added the Stout Scarab as well.


One ugly car, but it screams APC. Smile
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