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Its quite a good unit. Its second nature is a transporter. It can carry up to 2 infantry units. Its cost would be around 48 000 $ and it could move ONLY on railways (which SHOULD be in AW for a good amount of realism :/ )
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CadetKlaaz Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
You created a broken unit. It has a ridiculous movement range, using it with Grit would end the game period, the transportation aspect is bullshit, and the fact that you gave it the abiliy to target aircraft is just unfair. If you did have this unit in game with those stats it would cos a shit ton more then 48k. You seem to just want an instant win vehicle. A fair stat would be this:

Movement: 5 (thats being generous)
Vision: 3 (about the only thing I agree with)
Fuel: 99/99 (face i no unit carries more then 99 fuel)
Range: 3-6 (come on 3-10 would end up filling every corner of almost every map. And the direct combat aspect? Please this isn't advance wars days of ruin. We don't need an anti tank unit in the better version ofthe series)
Ammo: 3/3 (If you were paying attention the rockets carry 9/9 and artillery carries 6/6. By your logic the neo tank would carry 9/9 and the mega tank would carry 20/20.)
You would ditch the AA and leave it as only a cannon. If you absolutely had to be a big baby about it you could do ONE infantry berth for transport. If you actually looked at real pictures of actual german railguns from ww2 you would notice that there are no secondary emplacements on it. Firing from a train car is dumb enough. You would have horrible accuracy with any secondary weapon. And yes you are the one who brought the realism aspect into my argument. After all this is said and done it would probably cost as much as a battleship. The limitation you placed on it only on railways is probably the only thing you placed that makes it even a tad bit fair. Seriously dude. That is one ridiculus unit.
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koplio Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hold your horses. This been here since 5 years. I was bearly 16 back than (oh, snap. quite some time) soo some mechanics of how machinery of the 2nd great war worked eluded me.

Naturally, back when i scrapped this up it was just a fan response to someones idea of making their own fictionary units, i didn't tied much attention to the balance aspect of how it would influence gameplay. But all in all, lets reevaluate it after years.

I do agree its pretty retardedly over powered as the first draft stats go. But lets take it step by step.

Movement -
Initial value was pushed by the idea of rails, thus - its on rails - its fast! Naturally i never took into account the time it took to set up a railway cannon such as the K5, thus i would honestly agree with bringing it down to 5 but with a obligatory "if it moves, it doesn't fires".

Vision -
Really nothing special or beneficial to the unit, since it would work as support but naturally the vision should be less than the minimum firing range.

Fuel -
A little overlook on my side :) 99/99 as it should be

Range-
This is an interesting iceberg. If it cuts to 3-6 it would be just a powerfull artillary unit but would present little diversity from other long range, aside from crippled movement methods and such. What i would suggest is a 4-7. Yes its big, but it needs to set up, its long range guarrantees quite a big array of fire, rapes, still possible to easily outmanouver. Would serve as a support-siege weapon for chokepoints that you need cleared but would require a somehow stable front to secure its firing position.
As for Days of Ruin, never played it, yet i see that the direct attack aspect of the unit is a terribly retarded idea. I agree needs to be scrapped.

Ammo-
1/1, those things couldn't exist without taboons of supply and maitnance management right on the spot, thats one things to be reflected here. Its a powerfull artillary unit with its on gimmicks. Would require a constant supervision of a ACP. Fair enough.

And we now the afterwhine. I don't understand why you keep such a tone of talk seeing how this is merly fanfiction. Chill.

Soo about that AA, you usually don't see the AA carts on pictures simply becouse a fair ammount of the bigger railway guns had a tremendouse recoil which pushed them back thus all other traffic on the tracks was in a fair distance to prevent bumping into eachother and since the AA range could easily cover approaches from a fair distance they weren't connected right to the cannon. Besides what you don't see on the pictures is how big the transportation train actually was, it needed to carry maitnance vehicles, ammmo, crew and just basic defences as usually military trains did in the era, obligatory AA carts or even turreted ones.

As far as its a game, it was just a little piece to add a bit diversity to the unit, propably to prevent a expensive piece from dieing to fast attack pieces such as choppers, bombers understandable. One thing sure if it had AA, it should not be able to fire directly into ground units.

The infantry space for transportation would propably just serve as a mech cargo just in case something would slip by as a last resort defence.

All in all, its as ridiculus as putting a 820 mm cannon on tracks. I was aiming for a diverse unit with own inginuitive restrictions and possibilities. Don't take it too seriously after all, its on fanfictions :)

Ps. Thank you for the opportunity to look at some really old scrap, somehow relive the moment of what was i thinking back than. Its one of the nicest gifts someone can recieve here on dA :)
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CadetKlaaz Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
No problem I guess. I'm just one hell of a die hard advance wars fan.
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koplio Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jesus Christ, wall of text. God forbid.
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matthewdelta Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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matthewdelta Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHH!! Awesome!!!
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DavidR-XV Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
All these incredible mods from people like you. And what extra units we get in AW2? A freakin Neotank, that's it.
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koplio Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is only a little remade drawing of existing units :) Its only fanart - way behind modding ;)
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militarybarraks Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
darn i wish i had that in advanced wars 2 especially on the last level
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koplio Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, in fact it would have to be somehow constructed to not be able to fire at the critical points to not make it too easy :)
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militarybarraks Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
oh
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Nikke93 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
Actually the Germans (Wich pretty much Green Earth represents as a nation) contructed and used a cannon that was for railways!
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koplio Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well really... leopold, dora, all the k-2

no suprise mate :)
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NCH85 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
wow awesome work...

could be use as transport of ground troops too? lol
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koplio Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think soo. It has limited place only for the gunnery crew. And that is about 10, plus the space for ammo, conservation tools...

Besides i booched the info, those 2 turrets are more like dual 2 cm flakvirling anti-air, the 88 would be closer to the main rail-cannon here, everything is too small. The cannon should be 820 mm itself, or 640 at least.

Many mistakes on this one. Thank you for the fav thou. :D
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spetsnazmelayu Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007  Student Digital Artist
reminds me of that one german railgun, leopold i think.

anyway this is awesome i just wish you could actually mod your advance wars >:
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koplio Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yup, it was the K2 railgun Leopold.

Yup, mod the units :D
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Luigi48 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006
That's awesome. :) I'm a huge fan of the game. (specially the DS version)
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koplio Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't get the DS hacked enough to fit it to the roms. I sooo wanna ply AW DS
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Luigi48 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
Oh... That's too bad. :( Is the best AW game ever... there's soo many medals to unlock, is crazy. Plus the new units, CO's... well, I better stop. I dont want to make you impatient or excited. ^^;
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koplio Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tooo late ;] i read shitl0ad2 about whats in the game :D
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A-Teivos Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2006  Student Interface Designer
Do you remember german Dora during the WWII? That was 'a bit smaller'- 800mm... and it had to be on TWO railways, cause it was too heavy for just one... ;)
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koplio Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha yeah! :D Its was 820 mm and it had its showdown at Sewastopol. That was a big one, well the biggest railway gun :)
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A-Teivos Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006  Student Interface Designer
Showdown... destroying an ammunition warehouse 30 meters underground... though only 50 km range... i guess it waas just too big to be a good weapon. Those smaller Leopolds had twice the range, and Germans had also some kind of specialised 210mm shells which could go through 60 meters of earth... i dont remember the name though :(
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koplio Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All in all it had its fame! The BIGGEST calliber railway gun! Woah, that gives respect. Sometimes its more important than the effect.
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A-Teivos Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Student Interface Designer
Sometimes... like Maus superheavy tank... two were made, but with 189 tonns its well known - as the heaviest tank in history... :XD:
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koplio Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neverheard of :) but 189 tons... sweet jesuis...
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A-Teivos Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Student Interface Designer
There is one in Kubinka near Moscow (if you ever heard of any tank, it would surely be there - its the biggest tank museum in the world)...

[link] - this one is kinda too big comparing to the tankist
[link] - Maus and Entwicklungstyp 100
[link] - various views of Maus
[link] - the only Maus left - shot from Kubinka

If you want more, go to google and type "Panzer Maus" ;)
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koplio Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats a BIG tank :|
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bbrittanii Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2005
Man that is awesome! =D How long did it take to make?
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koplio Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
30 minutes?
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folikamigo Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005
to ty robisz takie łądne pixelarty? X)
o.O
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koplio Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NIE! Wez zagrac w Advance wars 2
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folikamigo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2005
hmmm....?
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Ernix Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005
fajniaste :3
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koplio Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
buuuhuuu :3
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Viggetto Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
Amen! Where can I get me one of those?
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koplio Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dunno. advance wars DS 2? :D
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dragongeek Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
Is this going to be apart of a game?
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koplio Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish it could be :) For now - download advance wars 2
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Schrotti Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
nice, bu i don't like the green =B
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koplio Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its GREEN earth you know ;]
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AdvanceWarsClub Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005   Digital Artist
Holy Crap! That unit looks tough, nice job koplio =]
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koplio Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought the germans... i mean "green earth" ;p should have the railway cannons like in the 2nd world war. (eg. railway gun Dora, caliber 820 mm. 5 ton shells)
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Zeanu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
What about machine guns for anti-infantry? It's a nice sweetass looking rail gun indeed. It kicks ASS. :D
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koplio Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The rail gun is a transporter so it carries infantry ;] besides the 80 mm flak cannons are a VERY good anti-inf, belive me :D
The railway mama kicks a$$ in a LONG long long distance :D
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Zeanu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
I know, Big Bertha style. :XD:
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koplio Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
More like Dora. Dora was the biggest railgun evar :3
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Zeanu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
:XD: Butbutbut... I like Big Bertha... :D
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koplio Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link] PRESS!!!
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