Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Replica Master Name List

See here for the purpose of the list, end of post for abbrev. 


Replicas
Closely connected to the design contests, which are a subset of the replicas (not every replica design of mine came with a request for submissions).

    Will be periodically updated.

    Design Contest Master List of Descriptions

    See here for the purpose of the list, end of post for abbrev. 

    See here for the Replica list.
    Design Contests 

    See here for the Replica list.

    Imperial Motors Master List

    See here for the purpose of the list, end of post for abbrev. 

    List of Roman Emperors in Chronological Order 
    Not listing the multiple named (e.g. John V) 
    unless they have a distinct, and usable, subname. 
    (Sources: [1])
    • General Terms
    • Julio-Claudian Dynasty
      1. Augustus [W] (27 BCE-14 CE): 
      2. Tiberius [W] (14 CE-37 CE): 
      3. Caligula [W] (37-41): car
      4. Claudius [W] (41-54):  
      5. Nero [W] (54-68): car
    • Year of the Four Emperors and Flavian dynasty
      1. Galba [W] (68-69): car
      2. Otho [W] (69): car
      3. Vitellius [W] (69): car
      4. Vespasian [W] (69-79): 
      5. Titus [W] (79-81): 
      6. Domitian [W] (81-96): car
    • Nerva–Antonine dynasty
      1. Nerva [W] (96-98): car
      2. Trajan [W] (98-117): car
      3. Hadrian [W] (117-138): 
      4. Antoninus Pius [W] (138-161): car
      5. Marcus Aurelius [W] (161-180): car
      6. Lucius Verus [W] (161-169): car
      7. Commodus [W] (177-192): car
    • Year of the Five Emperors and Severan dynasty
      1. Pertinax [W] (193): car
      2. Didius Julianus [W] (193): car
      3. Septimius Severus  [W] (193-211): car
      4. Caracalla [W] (198-217): car
      5. Geta [W] (209-211): car
      6. Macrinus [W] (217-218): car
      7. Diadumenian [W] (217-218): 
      8. Elagabalus [W] (218-222):  
      9. Severus Alexander [W] (222-235): car
    • Crisis of the Third Century and Gordian dynasty
      1. Maximinus I [W] (235-238): car
      2. Gordian [W] (238): car
      3. Pupienus [W] (238): car
      4. Balbinus [W] (238): car
      5. Philip "The Arab" [W] (244-249): car
      6. Trajan Decius [W] (249-251): car
      7. Herennius Etruscus [W] (249-251): car
      8. Hostilian [W] (251): car
      9. Trebonianus Gallus [W] (251-253): car
      10. Volusianus [W] (251-253): car
      11. Aemilian [W] (253): car
      12. Valerian [W] (253-260):  
      13. Gallienus [W] (253-268):
      14. Saloninus [W] (253-268): car
      15. Claudius Gothicus [W] (268-270): car
      16. Quintillus [W] (270): car
      17. Aurelian [W] (270-275): car
      18. Tacitus [W] (275-276): car
      19. Florian [W] (276): car
      20. Probus [W] (276-282): car
      21. Carus [W] (282-283): car
      22. Numerian [W] (283-284): car
      23. Carinus [W] (283-285): car 
    • The Dominate: Tetrarchy and Constantinian dynasty
      1. Diocletian [W] (284-305): car
      2. Maximian [W] (286-305): car
      3. Constantius I Chlorus [W] (305-306): car
      4. Galerius [W] (305-311): car
      5. Severus II [W] (306-307): car
      6. Constantine I [W] (306-337): car
      7. Maxentius [W] (306-312): car
      8. Licinius I [W] (308-324): car 
      9. Valerius Valens [W] (308-324): car 
      10. Martinian [W] (308-324): car
      11. Constans I [W] (337-350): car
      12. Vetranio [W] (350):
      13. Jovian [JovianW] (363-364): 
    • Valentinian dynasty
      1. Valentinian I [W] (364-375): 
      2. Valens [W] (364-378): car
      3. Gratian [W] (367-383): car
    • Theodosian dynasty
      1. Theodosius I [W] (379-395): car
      2. Arcadius [W] (383-408): car
      3. Magnus Maximus [W] (384-388): car 
      4. Flavius Victor [W] (384-388): car
      5. Honorius [W] (393-423): car
      6. Joannes [W] (423-425): car
      7. Marcian [W] (450-457): car 
    • The last emperors of the Western Empire
      1. Petronius Maximus [W] (455): car
      2. Avitus [W] (455-456): car
      3. Majorian [W] (457-461): car
      4. Libius Severus [W] (461-465): car
      5. Anthemius [W] (467-472): car
      6. Olybrius [W] (472): car
      7. Glycerius [W] (473-474): car
      8. Julius Nepos [W] (474-480): car
      9. Romulus Augustulus [W] (475-476): car 
    • Eastern emperors: Leonid dynasty
      1. Leo I "the Thracian" or "the Butcher" (Flavius Valerius Leo) [W] (457-474): car 
      2. Zeno [W] (474-491):  
      3. Basiliscus [W] (475-476): car
      4. Anastasius I [W] (491-518): car 
    • Eastern emperors: Justinian dynasty
      1. Justin I [W] (518-527): car
      2. Justinian I "the Great" [W] (527-565):
      3. Maurice [W] (582-602): car
    • Eastern emperors: Non-Dynastic
      1. Phocas [W] (602-610): car
    • Eastern emperors: Heraclian dynasty 
      1. Heraclius [W] (610-641): car
      2. Heraklonas [W] (641): car
    • Eastern emperors: Twenty Years' Anarchy 
      1. Leontios [W] (695-698): car
      2. Tiberius III Apsimar [W] (698-705): car
      3. Philippikos Bardanes [W] (705-711): car
    • Eastern emperors: Isaurian dynasty 
      1. Artabasdos [W] (741-743): car
      2. Irene of Athens [W] (797-802): car 
    • Eastern emperors: Nikephorian dynasty 
      1. Nikephoros I "the Logothete" [W] (802-811): car
      2. Staurakios [W] (811): car
      3. Michael I Rangabe [W] (811-813): car 
    • Eastern emperors: Amorian dynasty 
      1. Theophilos [W] (829-842): car 
    • Eastern emperors: Macedonian dynasty 
      1. Basil I "the Macedonian" [W] (867-886): car
      2. Alexander [W] (912-913): car
      3. Romanos I Lekapenos [W] (920-944): car
      4. John I Tzimiskes [W] (969-976): car
      5. Zoe "the Purple-born" [W] (1028-1050): car
      6. Romanos III Argyros [W] (1028-1034): car
      7. Michael IV "the Paphlagonian" [W] (1034-1041): car
      8. Theodora [W] (1042-1056): car
      9. Constantine IX Monomachos [W] (1042-1055): car
      10. Michael VI Bringas, "Stratiotikos" or "the Old" [W] (1056-1057): car
    • Eastern emperors: Komnenid dynasty 
      1. Isaac I Komnenos [W] (1057-1059): car 
    • Eastern emperors: Doukid dynasty 
      1. Constantine X Doukas [W] (1059-1067): car
      2. Romanos IV Diogenes [W] (1068-1071): car
      3. Nikephoros III Botaneiates [W] (1078-1081): car 
    • Eastern emperors: Komnenid dynasty 
      1. Alexios I Komnenos [W] (1081-1118): car
      2. Manuel I Komnenos [W] (1143-1180): car
      3. Andronikos I Komnenos [W] (1183-1185): car
    • Eastern emperors: Laskarid dynasty, Empire of Nicaea
      1. Theodore I Laskaris [W] (1205-1221): car
    • Eastern emperors: Palaiologos dynasty  
      1. Michael VIII Palaiologos [W] (1259-1282): car

    These names could be next if I run out of those above (which is unlikely)

    Tuesday, October 27, 2015

    Elemental Motors Master List

    See here for the purpose of the list, end of post for abbrev.

    List of Chemical Elements 
    Name, Abbreviation, Atomic Number
    (sources [1] [2] [3])
    • Actinium, [Ac], (89):
    • Aluminum, [Al], (13):
    • Americium, [Am], (95):
    • Antimony, [Sb], (51):
    • Argon, [Ar], (18):
    • Arsenic, [As], (33):
    • Astatine, [At], (85): 
    • Barium, [Ba], (56):
    • Berkelium, [Bk], (97):
    • Beryllium, [Be], (4):
    • Bismuth, [Bi], (83):
    • Bohrium, [Bh], (107):
    • Boron, [B], (5):
    • Bromine, [Br], (35):
    • Cadmium, [Cd], (48):
    • Calcium, [Ca], (20):
    • Californium, [Cf], (98):
    • Carbon, [C], (6):
    • Cerium, [Ce], (58):
    • Cesium, [Cs], (55):
    • Chlorine, [Cl], (17):
    • Chromium, [Cr], (24):
    • Cobalt, [Co], (27):
    • Copper, [Cu], (29):
    • Curium, [Cm], (96):
    • Darmstadtium, [Ds], (110):
    • Dubnium, [Db], (105):
    • Dysprosium, [Dy], (66):
    • Einsteinium, [Es], (99):
    • Erbium, [Er], (68):
    • Europium, [Eu], (63):
    • Fermium, [Fm], (100):
    • Fluorine, [F], (9):
    • Francium, [Fr], (87):
    • Gadolinium, [Gd], (64):
    • Gallium, [Ga], (31):
    • Germanium, [Ge], (32):
    • Gold, [Au], (79):
    • Hafnium, [Hf], (72):
    • Hassium, [Hs], (108):
    • Helium, [He], (2):
    • Holmium, [Ho], (67):
    • Hydrogen, [H], (1):
    • Indium, [In], (49):
    • Iodine, [I], (53):
    • Iridium, [Ir], (77): 
    • Iron, [Fe], (26):
    • Krypton, [Kr], (36):
    • Lanthanum, [La], (57):
    • Lawrencium, [Lr], (103):
    • Lead, [Pb], (82):
    • Lithium, [Li], (3):
    • Lutetium, [Lu], (71):
    • Magnesium, [Mg], (12):
    • Manganese, [Mn], (25):
    • Meitnerium, [Mt], (109):
    • Mendelevium, [Md], (101):
    • Mercury, [Hg], (80):
    • Molybdenum, [Mo], (42):
    • Neodymium, [Nd], (60):
    • Neon, [Ne], (10):
    • Neptunium, [Np], (93):
    • Nickel, [Ni], (28):
    • Niobium, [Nb], (41):
    • Nitrogen, [N], (7):
    • Nobelium, [No], (102):
    • Osmium, [Os], (76): 
    • Oxygen, [O], (8):
    • Palladium, [Pd], (46): 
    • Phosphorus, [P], (15):
    • Platinum, [Pt], (78):
    • Plutonium, [Pu], (94):
    • Polonium, [Po], (84):
    • Potassium, [K], (19):
    • Praseodymium, [Pr], (59):
    • Promethium, [Pm], (61):
    • Protactinium, [Pa], (91):
    • Radium, [Ra], (88):
    • Radon, [Rn], (86):
    • Rhenium, [Re], (75):
    • Rhodium, [Rh], (45):
    • Roentgenium, [Rg], (111):
    • Rubidium, [Rb], (37):
    • Ruthenium, [Ru], (44):
    • Rutherfordium, [Rf], (104):
    • Samarium, [Sm], (62):
    • Scandium, [Sc], (21):
    • Seaborgium, [Sg], (106):
    • Selenium, [Se], (34):
    • Silicon, [Si], (14):
    • Silver, [Ag], (47):
    • Sodium, [Na], (11):
    • Strontium, [Sr], (38):
    • Sulfur, [S], (16):
    • Tantalum, [Ta], (73):
    • Technetium, [Tc], (43):
    • Tellurium, [Te], (52):
    • Terbium, [Tb], (65):
    • Thallium, [Tl], (81): 
    • Thorium, [Th], (90):
    • Thulium, [Tm], (69):
    • Tin, [Sn], (50):
    • Titanium, [Ti], (22):
    • Tungsten, [W], (74):
    • Ununbium , [Uub], (112):
    • Ununhexium , [Uuh], (116):
    • Ununoctium , [Uuo], (118):
    • Ununpentium , [Uup], (115):
    • Ununquadium , [Uuq], (114):
    • Ununseptium , [Uus], (117):
    • Ununtrium , [Uut], (113):
    • Ununium , [Uuu], (111):
    • Uranium, [U], (92):
    • Vanadium, [V], (23):
    • Xenon, [Xe], (54):
    • Ytterbium, [Yb], (70):
    • Yttrium, [Y], (39):
    • Zinc, [Zn], (30):
    • Zirconium, [Zr], (40):

    Amber Motors Master List

    See here for the purpose of the list, end of post for abbrev. 

    List of Amber Characters [Sources: (1) (2)]
    (Spoilers Ahead)

    Royal House of Amber
    • Benedict, son of Oberon (Prince): 
    • Bleys, son of Oberon (Prince): 
    • Brand, son of Oberon (Prince):
    • Caine, son of Oberon (Prince):
    • Clarissa, wife of Oberon, mother of Brand, Bleys & Fiona (Queen):
    • Coral, daughter of Oberon (Bastard Princess):
    • Corwin, son Oberon (Prince/Regent): 
    • Cymnea, wife of Oberon, mother of Osric, Finndo and Benedict (Queen):
    • Dalt, son of Oberon (bastard Prince):
    • Delwin, son of Oberon (Prince):
    • Dierdre, daughter of Oberon (Princess):
    • Dworkin Barimen, Lord of Chaos, father of Oberon, creator of Amber and the Pattern [W]:
    • Dybele, wife of Oberon, mother of Princess Flora (Queen):
    • Eric, son of Oberon (Prince/King):
    • Faiella, wife of Oberon, mother of Eric, Corwin, and Dierdre (Queen):
    • Finndo, son of Oberon (Prince):
    • Fiona, daughter of Oberon (Princess):
    • Flora aka Florimel, daughter of Oberon (Princess):
    • Gerard, son of Oberon (Prince): 
    • Ghostweel, AI “son” of Merlin :
    • Harla, wife of Oberon, mother of Delwin and Sand (Queen):
    • Julian, son of Oberon (Prince):
    • Llewella, daughter of Oberon (Princess):
    • Luke, son of Brand (Earl?):
    • Martin, son of Random (Earl?):
    • Merlin, son of Corwin (King of Chaos, Duke of Western Marches, Earl of Kolvir):
    • Mirelle, daughter of Oberon (Princess) :
    • Moins, consort of Oberon, mother of Llewella (Queen?):
    • Oberon, son of Dworkin and the Unicorn, (King): D100 Pickup (2063)
    • Osric, son of Oberon (Prince):
    • Paulette, wife of Oberon, mother of Random and Mirelle (Queen?):
    • Random, son of Oberon (Prince/King):
    • Rilga, wife of Oberon, mother of Caine, Gerard and Julian (Queen):
    • Rinaldo, see Luke:
    • Sand, daughter of Oberon (Princess):
    • Vialle, wife of Random (Queen):
    From the Wiki page, here's a family tree organization of the family of Oberon:
    • by Cymnea
      • Benedict (orange, yellow, brown) 
        • Dara
      • Osric (silver & red)
      • Finndo (green & gold)
    • by Faiella
      • Eric (black & red)
      • Corwin (silver & black)
        • Merlin
          • Ghostwheel
      •  Deirdre (silver & black)
    • by Clarissa
      • Fiona (green, lavender, purple)
      • Bleys (red & orange)
      • Brand (green)
        • Luke aka Rinaldo
    • by Moins of Rebma
      • Llewlla (green, lavender, gray)
    • by Harla or Lora
      • Delwin (brown & black)
      • Sand (pale tan & dark brown)
    • by Rigla
      • Caine (black & green)
      • Julian (white & black)
      • Gerard (blue & gray): D50 Pickup (2063)
    • by Dybele
      • Flora aka Florimel (green & gray)
    • by Kinta
      • Coral
    • by Paulette
      • Random (orange, red, brown)
        • Martin
      • Mirelle (red & yellow)
    • by Deela
      • Dalt (black & green)

    Monday, October 26, 2015

    Galaxy Motors Master List

    See here for the purpose of the list, end of post for abbrev.

    Galaxy Names 
    Dwarf Planets
    Extra-Solar Planets [W]
    Trans-Neptunian/Kupier Belt Objects
    Named Asteroids
    • Adonis [W]:
    • Antiope [W]: 
    • Apollo: [W]:
    • Asclepius [W]:
    • Atami [W ]:
    • Bacchus [W]:
    • Balam [ ]:
    • Bennu [W]:
    • Castalia [W]:
    • Cuno [W]:
    • Didymos [W]:
    • Dionysus [W]:
    • Elektra [W]:
    • Eugenia [W]:
      • Petit-Prince [W]
    • Geographos [W]:
    • Golevka [W]:
    • Heracles [W ]:
    • Hermes [W ]:
    • Hypnos [W]:
    • Icarus [W]: 
    • Ishtar [W]:
    • Itokawa [W]:
    • Kalliope [W]: 
    • Kleopatra [W]:
      • Alexhelios [W]
      • Cleoselene [W]
    • Litva [W]:
    • Mette [W]:
    • Minerva [W]:
      • Aegis  [W]
      • Gorgoneion [W]
    • Mithra [W]:
    • Morpheus [W]:
    • Nereus [W ]:
    • Sekhmet [W]:
    • Sisyphus [W]:
    • Sylvia [W ]:
      • Romulus [W]
      • Remus  [W]
    • Toro [W]:
    • Toutatis [W]:
    • Phaethon [W]:
    • Wilson–Harrington [W]:  
    • YORP [W]:
    Constellations [W] & Stars
    Other
    For your reference and my use, I've made a master list of the names, and remaining possible names, for the Galaxy cars.  The main part of the list are the names of our solar system planets and moons.  There are many more Galaxy objects available (and I've put some on there)

    Abbreviations:
    W =  link to the Wikipedia page, if available.
    D10 (or whatever number): the division,
    Year in parenthesis is the model year.

    * = I know, officially, Pluto is not a (full) planet, but (a) when I started Car Warsing, it was a planet, and (b) I truly don't give a hoot: it's always gonna be a planet in my Universe.

    Car Series Name Lists Introduction

    For (certain admittedly OCD) housekeeping reasons, I want to make some ordered master lists of the car series I have.  I created these car serieses to organize my mess of hundreds of truly random cars; there's only rare pretext to connect a car design to its namesake. The main series are:

    1. Amber: From Roger Zelazny's book series; [tag], [list]
    2. Design Contests: to design the replicas (a lot of overlap); [tag], [list]
    3. Elemental: Chemicals from the periodic Table of elements; [tag], [list]
    4. Galaxy: From planets, their moons, and other astro-objects; [tag], [list]
    5. Imperial: from the names of Roman Emperors; [tag], [list]
    6. Replicas: for designs that simulate famous fictional vehicles (e.g. James Bond's cars) ([tag], [list]) 
    This list will be updated as well as the individual name lists (whenever possible).


    Abbreviations:
    W =  link to the Wikipedia page, if available.
    D10 (or whatever number): the division,
    Year in parenthesis is the model year.

    Luna 2065 - D10 Light Cycle (Galaxy)

    Type: Light Cycle (C/A frame), Chassis: Cycle, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: 10 cid IC engine (Tubes/Blue/VP), 3 gal. Heavy Duty tank (4dp), Tires: 2 FP-PRs (8dp), Crew: Driver (no equip), Weaponry HMG (9/HD) front (2D area), Weighted Accessories: nil, Unwgt. Acces.: HD brakes, Overdrive, [0 total links], Vehicle Armor: 12 pts: F(6) B(6); HC: 3, Acc. 15 (Overdrive 7.5),  Top Speed 80 (100), MPG: 80, Range: 240, DM: 1/3, Hit Mod: -2, Weight: 797 lbs. Max 800, Cost: $9,830.00

      Design Notes - The idea was to make a light cycle with a HMG with HD ammo.  That required the smallest possible engine, comparatively low armor, etc.  Without playtesting, I've decided that that cycles should have C/A frames

      Name Notes - In making a master list of the galaxy cars I realize I didn't have one for our moon (although I have the distinct memory of making one back in the day).

      Tuesday, October 20, 2015

      Titus 2065 - Div55 Camper (Imperial, Updated)

       

      Type: Camper, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: 150 cid IC engine (Tubes/Blue/VP), 5 gal. dueling tank (8dp), Tires: 6 PR-Radials (8dp), Crew: Driver (no equip), Weaponry AC (10/incen) in turret (3D burst, burn 2/1), 2 linked AC (9/reg) front, smartlink, Weighted Accessories: Active Suspension, IFE, Unwgt. Acces.: HD-antilock brakes, Overdrive, [1 total link], Dischargers: 10 total: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: nil; Wheel Armor: 23 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 3 pt WH front (choose where), Component Armor 9 pts LRFP for (a) PP & gas tank (3 sp), (b) Driver (2 sp), (c) front AC (6 sp), Cargo: 7 sp., 3.2 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 120 pts sloped Composite (2 Metal/140 Plastic): F(0/24) B(0/22) R(0/25) L(0/25) T(0/17) U(2/5); HC: 4,  Acc. 10 (Overdrive 5),  Top Speed 60 (80), MPG 45, Range 225, DM: 1, Hit Mod: 0, Weight: 7796.8 lbs. Max 7800, Cost: $54,982.50
      • More Armor Option - slope armor; remove active suspension, IFE, and the AC comp. armor; add 14 pts Wheel armor, add 26 pts plastic vehicular armor; HC 3, Hit Mod -1, 7798 lbs, $51,174.50
      Design Notes - Updated from this obsolete 2037 design:

      Camper, Xhvy Ch., Hvy. Sus., Super PP, driver, 4 PR tires rear 2 PRR front, 2 linked AC front, turreted RL with mag., bumper trigger, (7 cargo spaces, 3 lb), 138 pts armor: F40 (ram), R24 L24 B25 T10 U15; Acc. 5, HC 3, 7797 lbs. $32,190 [2015: actually it's $33,590]

      Normally when I'm updating I will try to preserve the whole she-bang, in this case that would mean the full weaponry, ramplate, and the price.  But I wanted to try the 3 autocannon collection. I don't think it's so successful given the lack of armor.  I sacrificed much of that for some necessary components - specifically active suspension and a fire extinguisher (pretty much a must for a gas engine).  The option was to show what you would get for all of those: 26 pts of armor (is it worth it?)

      Name Notes - See the original.


      Monday, October 19, 2015

      Enduro Supreme 2065 - Div55 Pickup

      Type: Luxury, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: 150 cid IC engine (Blue/VP/Spr), 5 gal. dueling tank, Tires: 6 Radial-Solids (11dp), Crew: Driver (no equip), Weaponry Laser in turret (3D, area, 1/0 burn), Laser front (3D, area, 1/0 burn), smartlinked, Weighted Accessories: Active Suspension, laser battery, Unwgt. Acces.: SWC, HD-antilock brakes, Overdrive, smartlinked, no-paint windshield, [0 total links], Dischargers: 10 total: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 paint (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: 4 bumper triggers linked to oil disch & front weapon, Wheel Armor: 37 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 17 pts WH front (choose), Component Armor 9 pts LRFP for (a) PP (3 sp), (b) Driver (2 sp), Cargo: 11 sp, 0 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 101 pts Composite (38 LR Metal/63 Plastic): F(8/10) B(8/10) R(8/12) L(8/12) T(4/13) U(2/6); HC: 4, Acc. 15 (Overdrive 7.5),  Top Speed 70 (90), MPG: 44, Range 220, DM: 1, Hit Mod: 0, Weight: 7800 lbs. Max 7800, Cost: $54,767.50

        Design Notes - This design came from my update of the obsolete 2037 Enduro.  In general, I think I used too many campers when a pickup could do, and with the gas engines (not around, at least to my broke-asset  teenager, languishing with the original set & Al's 2035 alone) the space I wanted in a camper was more viable in a pickup.

        Friday, October 16, 2015

        I Feel Ridiculous, SJGames Update

        For whatever reason, I decided this year to get back to blogging about Car Wars without driving a lap around the internet for any recent news and updates.  Holy macaroni!  Almost every product is now online!  Mercy sake and hallelujah!  It's going to take some time for me to take stock of all the new stuff (and maybe I should update my links etc). 

        I am in the boonies on Car Wars in general; I'm waiting for my kids to get old enough to play it, and even then - given the necessary taboo in our times about kids even talking about firearms in schools - I'm worried about doing that.  I may need to wait until they are even older.

        Enduro 2065 - Div50 Camper (Updated)

        Type: Camper, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Sport Electric (Pwr 3000, 12dp), Tires: 6 Solid Radials (11dp), Crew: Driver (no equip), Weaponry Laser back (3D area, 1/0 burn), 2 linked Lasers (3D area, 1/0 burn) front, Weighted Accessories: Laser Battery, Unwt. Acces.: HD brakes, [1 total link], Dischargers: 10 total: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: 4 bumper triggers (to oil disch. & also linked to that side's weapons); Wheel Armor: 29 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 9 pts WH front (choose where), Component Armor 9 pts LRFP for (a) PP (7 sp), (b) Driver (2 sp), Cargo: 7 sp, 3.8 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 125 pts sloped Composite Armor (2 Metal/123 Plastic): F(0/25) B(0/25) R(0/25) L(0/25) T(0/18) U(2/5); HC: 3, Acc. 5,  Top Speed 100, DM: 1, Hit Mod: 0, Weight: 7796.2 lbs. Max 7800, Cost: $49,492.50
        • Turret Option  - put back Laser in a turret, add smartlink, remove 14 pts armor, 1 pt Wheel armor,   Weight: 7796.2 lbs. Cost: $51,062.50 .
          Design Notes - Updated from this obsolete 2037 design:
          Camper, Xhvy Ch., Hvy Sus., Super PP, driver, 4 SD tires rear, 2 PRR front, 2 linked Lasers front, Laser back, 3 laser batteries, 4 10 pt. WG back & WH front; 133 pts. Armor: F40 R25 L25 B25 T9 U9,Acc. 5, HC 3, 7792 lbs., $39,540. [2015: the price is off, I believe, it should be $40,890]
          I couldn't really keep it in the same price range.  Even then, it's really not that good, no matter what.  I did get rid of the 3 batteries because I thought the component armor was more important, no?

          Name Notes - See the original.

          [Update note: OMG, I put this up without actually adding the turret!  That makes this even worse thank before, so I made the turret version an option and didn't even bother trying to adjust the cost to Div50.]

          Sherman's Revenge 2065 - Div35 Van (Updated)

          Type: Van, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: 250 cid IC engine (no mods, 14dp), 8 gal. dueling tank (8dp), Tires: 6 PR (9dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) & Gunner (no equip), Weaponry AC (10/reg) in 3 sp. turret (3D burst), RL (10/AP) front (2D+2), MG (10/reg) right (1D area), MG (10/reg) left (1D area), OJ (10/reg) back, MD (10/reg) back, back weapons linked, Weighted Accessories: nil, No Wgt. Acc: TC (gunner), SWC (driver to RL), HD brakes, [1 total link], Dischargers: 10 total: 3 oil (F R L) 7 smoke (2T, 2U, 1B 1R 1L), Defenses: 4 bumper triggers connected to oil disch. & that side's weapons; Wheel Armor: 39 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 19 pt WH front (choose where), Component Armor nil, Cargo: 6 sp, 0 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 121 pts sloped Composite (2 MET/119 Plastic): F(0/25) B(0/24) R(0/25) L(0/25) T(0/15) U(2/5); HC: 2, Acc. 5,  Top Speed 80, MPG 30.8, Range 224, DM: 1, Hit Mod: -1, Weight: 7200 lbs. Max 7200, Cost: $34,777.00
          • True Tank, Reduced Weapons Option  - Type: Van, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: 200 cid IC engine (VP Turbo, 12dp), 6 gal. dueling tank (8dp), Tires: 6 PR Radials (8dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) & Gunner (no equip), Weaponry AC (20/reg) in 3 sp. turret (3D area), OJ (25/reg) back, MD (10/reg) back, back weapons linked, DSP under, Weighted Accessories: nil, No Wgt. Acc: [1 total link], Dischargers: 10 total: 3 oil (F R L) 7 smoke (2T, 2U, 1B 1R 1L), Defenses: 4 bumper triggers connected to oil disch. & that side's weapons; Wheel Armor: 39 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 19 pt WH front (choose where), Component Armor 9 pts LRFP each for (a) PP (4 sp), (b) Driver (2 sp), (c) back weapons (4 sp.), (d) gas tank (1sp), Cargo: 6 sp, 2.2 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 149 pts sloped Composite (2 MET/147 Plastic): F(0/30) B(0/30) R(0/30) L(0/30) T(0/22) U(2/5); HC: 3, Acc. 10,  Top Speed 70, MPG 35, Range 210, DM: 1, Hit Mod: -1, Weight: 7197.8 lbs. Max 7200, Cost: $34,758.00.

          • Div 40 Option - Like above option, but make all tires solid radials, add 1 pt Wheel armor, add 2 SWC, remove 13 pts plastic vehicle armor: 7199.8 lbs, $39,839.50

          • Div50 Camper Option  - Type: Camper, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: 200 cid IC engine (VP Turbo, 12dp), 6 gal. dueling tank (8dp), Tires: 6 Steelbelted Solid Radials (14dp), Crew: Driver (no equip), Weaponry AC (20/reg) in 3 sp. turret (3D area), MD (10/napalm) back (1d, burn 4/3), Weighted Accessories: active suspension, No Wgt. Acc: SWC, HD-Antilock brakes, [0 total links], Dischargers: 10 total: 3 oil (F R L) 7 smoke (2T, 2U, 1B 1R 1L), Defenses: 4 bumper triggers connected to oil disch. & that side's weapons; Wheel Armor: 38 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 2x9 pt WH front, Component Armor 9 pts LRFP each for (a) PP & gas tank (5 sp), (b) Driver (2 sp), (c) back weapons (4 sp.), (d) gas tank (1sp), Cargo: 6 sp, 2.2 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 154 pts sloped Composite (2 MET/152 Plastic): F(0/30) B(0/30) R(0/33) L(0/33) T(0/21) U(2/5); HC: 4, Acc. 10,  Top Speed 67.5, MPG 35, Range 210, DM: 1, Hit Mod: -1, Weight: 7799.2 lbs. Max 7800, Cost: $49,788.50.
          Design Notes - Updated from this obsolete 2037 design:
          Van, Xhvy Ch., Hvy Sus., Super PP, 6 PR tires, driver, AC front, MG with mag R&L, RL in turret, OJ with mag & MD back (linked), 5 smoke disch., Hi-Res comp.; 116 pts. Armor: F30 R20 L20 B26 T10 U10; Acc. 5, HC 2; 7199 lbs., $27,980. [2015 update: numbers are utterly off on this, my final tally is 81 lbs light, 2 sp. avail, and $31,580]

          For the main entry update, I couldn't manage div30 while keeping the insane level of weapons, but I did move the AC to a turret (why else have an AC *in a van* and a different weapon in a turret?).  The IC engine was necessary to save weight.  The first option was to sacrifice a lot in order to get as much armor as possible while still having an autocannon in a turret.  Is the option's armor still too light for high-ticket battles?  There's also virtually no special accessories. 

          Finally, I wanted to see how this arrangement looked as a camper (because of the main weapon).  I decided to sacrifice vehicle armor for tire strength and in general that's what I've found: vehicle armor isn't as necessary as HC and tire ability.

          Name Notes - See the original.

          Thursday, October 15, 2015

          Impetus 2065 - Div50 Van (Updated)

          Type: Van (Streamlined), Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Sport Electric (Pwr 3000, 12dp), Tires: 6 PR Radials (8dp), Crew: Driver (no equip), Weaponry 2 linked Pulsed Twin Lasers front (2D+8, 1/0 burn), HDOJ (10/reg) back, DSP under, Weighted Accessories: nil, Unweighted Accessories: [1 total link], Dischargers: 10 total: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: nil; Wheel Armor: 2 total = 2x1 pt WG rear, Component Armor 10 pts FP for (a) PP (6 sp), (b) Driver (2 sp), (c) TwLs (4 sp), (d) HDOJ (3sp), Cargo: 6 sp, 0 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 110 pts sloped Composite Armor (2 Metal/108 Plastic): F(0/23) B(0/23) R(0/25) L(0/25) T(0/10) U(2/2); HC: 3, Acc. 5,  Top Speed 115, DM: 1, Hit Mod: -1, Weight: 7800 lbs. Max 7800, Cost: $49,999.00

          Design Notes - Updated from this obsolete 2037 design:
          Van, Xhvy Ch., Hvy Sus., Super PP, driver, 4 PR tires rear, 2 PRR front, 2 linked HL front, Hi-Res computer; 106 pts FP Plastic Armor: F20 (ram) L21 R21 B22 T7 U15; Acc. 5, HC 3, 7194 lbs., $44,510.
          It's obsolete because of the PR-Radial problem. I think the numbers are a bit off anyway (my reconstruction has $40,530). There are also 16 spaces left, and virtually no reason to put this weaponry in a van.  And a ramplate. A ramplate?!  I guess I wanted to have the ram with the bumper triggers (missing from the original, hmmm). 

          So for the update, I took out the ramplate because please.  Then I used the Sport PP option, HLs became pulsed Twin Lasers (not sure how kosher that is but the MADHAT excel allows it, so it's legal to me. Anyway, my usual adds for un-sucking vans are (1) sloping the armor, (2) a drop-spike plate, (3) component armor everywhere possible.  In fact, all internal components are armored, meaning that when, inevitably, the outside armor is breached, everything inside (except the DSP because that's outlawed) has a cocoon of 10 pts of armor around it.  All accessories have been dropped in order to get to the Div50 tag.

          Name Notes - See the original.

          Doonbuggi 2065 - Div20 OR Compact (Update)

          Type: Compact, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: OR, Engine: Medium Electric (SC) (Pwr 1540, 8dp), Tires: 4 OR Solid Tires (12dp), Crew: Driver (no equip), Weaponry HMG (10/HD) in UM turret (2D area), Weighted Accessories: rollcage, brushcutter, safety seat, HD shocks, Unweighted Accessories: SWC, HD-antilock brakes, HTM; [0 total links], Dischargers: 10 total: 4 oil (FBRL) 4 smoke (2U, 1R 1L) 2 foam (2T), Defenses: nil; Wheel Armor: 33 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 13 pts WH front (choose), Component Armor 9 pts LRFP for (a) PP (4 sp), (b) Driver (2 sp), Cargo: 0 sp, 0.2 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 146 pts Composite Armor (2 Metal/144 Plastic): F(0/30) B(0/30) R(0/30) L(0/30) T(0/19) U(2/5); HC: 2, Acc. 5 (HTM 10),  Top Speed 90 (67.5), DM: 1, Hit Mod: -1, Weight: 4439.8 lbs. Max 4440, Cost: $19,992.00
          • Slope Option  - Type: Compact, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: OR, Engine: Medium Electric (SC) (Pwr 1540, 8dp), Tires: 4 OR Solid Tires (12dp), Crew: Driver (no equip), Weaponry Light Laser in UM turret (1D area, burn 1/0), Weighted Accessories: rollcage, brushcutter, safety seat, HD shocks, Unweighted Accessories: SWC, HD-antilock brakes, [0 total links], Dischargers: 10 total: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: nil; Wheel Armor: 39 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 19 pts WH front (choose), Component Armor 9 pts LRFP for Driver (2 sp), Cargo: 0 sp, 1.4 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 180 pts sloped Composite Armor (2 Metal/178 Plastic): F(0/35) B(0/35) R(0/40) L(0/40) T(0/22) U(2/6); HC: 2, Acc. 5, Top Speed 90, DM: 1, Hit Mod: -2, Weight: 4438.6 lbs. Max 4440, Cost: $19,931.00 .

          • Sloped non-OR Option  - As option 1 but with Heavy suspension, regular Solid tires, pulse the LL, remove: brushcutter, UM mounting, add: 6 pts vehicle armor, 1 pt wheel armor, SWC, HTM & Overdrive (linked), HC: 3, Acc. 5 (10 HTM/2.5 Overdrive), Top Speed 90 (67.5/110), DM: 1, Hit Mod: -2, Weight: 4438.6 lbs. Max 4440, Cost: $19,977.70 .
          Design Notes - Updated from this obsolete 2037 design:
          Compact, Xhvy Ch., OR-Active Sus., 4 OR Solid Tires, Large PP, Driver; VMG (20/reg) in UM turret, Roll Cage, SWC, 120 pts. plastic Armor: F20 B20 R20 L20 T20 U20; HC 2 (3 OR), Acc. 5, 4400 lbs., $19,460. [2015: this is missing something; there's 120 lbs missing, possibly from the original roll-cage rules, that would add 20 pts armor, $19,620]
          It's obsolete because of the elimination of 2 sp. turrets, dagnabbit. To update it, I used the 2 best 1 sp weapons available: the HMG with HD ammo (a classic) and the far inferior Light Laser in the sloped option.  I do like trying to slope a compact because the -2 hit modifer is a beast!  I made the second option just to see if this would make a viable div20 car.  Probably not.

          Name Notes - It's a dumb name.  That's what I did back then.:

          Major Mover 2065 - Div30 Luxury (Updated)

          Type: Luxury, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Large Electric (SC) (Pwr 2200, 10dp), Tires: 4 Radial-PR (8dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) & Gunner (no equip), Weaponry Laser in turret (3D area), 2 linked MG front (10/reg), ATG (6/HEAT) back (3D+3) with BTC, SD (10/reg) back, Weighted Accessories: nil, Unweighted Accessories: TC (gunner), SWC (driver to ATG), HD brakes, HTM, no-paint windshield, [1 total link], Dischargers: 10 total: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2T, 2U, 1R 1L), Defenses: 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); Wheel Armor: 38 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 2x9 pt WH front (choose where), Component Armor n/a, Cargo: 0 sp, 3 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 128 pts sloped Composite Armor (2 Metal/126 Plastic): F(0/23) B(0/23) R(0/30) L(0/30) T(0/15) U(2/5); HC: 4, Acc. 5 (HTM 10),  Top Speed 90 (67.5), DM: 1, Hit Mod: -1, Weight: 6597 lbs. Max 6600, Cost: $29,962.00

          • Option 1 - Type: Luxury, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Large Electric (SC & PC) (Pwr 2300, 10dp), Tires: 4 Radial-PR (8dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) & Gunner (no equip), Weaponry Laser in turret (3D area), HMG front (10/HD) with BTC, 2 linked HR back (incend, 3D+3, fire 4/3) each with BTC, SD (10/reg) back, Weighted Accessories: nil, Unweighted Accessories: 2 TC, HD brakes, HTM & overdrive (linked), [2 total links], Dischargers: 10 total: 4 oil (FBRL) 2 smoke (2U), 4 foam (2T 1R 1L), Defenses: 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); Wheel Armor: 39 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 39 pt WH front (choose where), Component Armor 9 pts LRFP around (a) driver only (2sp), (b) PP (5 sp.), Cargo: 0 sp, 0.4 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 149 pts sloped Composite Armor (2 Metal/147 Plastic): F(0/30) B(0/30) R(0/30) L(0/30) T(0/21) U(2/5); HC: 4, Acc. 5 (HTM 10/Overdrive 2.5),  Top Speed 92.5 (67.5/112.5), DM: 1, Hit Mod: -1, Weight: 6599.6 lbs. Max 6600, Cost: $29,999.50.

          • Option 2 - Type: Luxury, Chassis: Xtra-Heavy, Suspension: Heavy, Engine: Large Electric (SC & PC) (Pwr 2300, 10dp), Tires: 4 Solid Tires (12dp), Crew: Driver (no equip) & Gunner (no equip), Weaponry Laser in turret (3D area), HMG front (10/HD) with BTC, HR back (incend, 3D+3, fire 4/3) with BTC, SD (10/expl., 1d+1/1d-1) back, Weighted Accessories: IFE, Unweighted Accessories: 2 TC, HD brakes, HTM & overdrive (linked), [1total link], Dischargers: 10 total: 4 oil (FBRL) 6 smoke (2U 2T 1R 1L), Defenses: 4 bumper triggers (to oil & also linked to that side's weapons); Wheel Armor: 39 total = 2x10 pt WG rear, 39 pt WH front (choose where), Component Armor 9 pts LRFP around (a) driver only (2sp), (b) PP (5 sp.), Cargo: 0 sp, 0.4 lbs.; Vehicle Armor: 142 pts sloped Composite Armor (2 Metal/140 Plastic): F(0/30) B(0/30) R(0/30) L(0/30) T(0/15) U(2/5); HC: 3, Acc. 5 (HTM 10/Overdrive 2.5),  Top Speed 92.5 (67.5/112.5), DM: 1, Hit Mod: -1, Weight: 6599.6 lbs. Max 6600, Cost: $29,676.50.
          Design Notes - Updated from this obsolete 2037 design, possibly my first car ever:
          Luxury, X-Hvy Chassis, Hvy Sus., Super PP, 4 Solid tires, Driver, Laser in turret, ATG (10/reg) Back, FT (10/reg) Left, 2 linked MG (20/reg) Front, SD (10/reg) Back, 87 pts Plastic Armor: F15, B15, L18, R18, T11, U10, Acc 5, HC 3, 6595 lbs., $25,590.

          Original: Luxury, Extra Heavy chassis, Heavy suspension, Super power plant, 4 Solid tires, Driver, 2-space Turret Top w/Laser, ATG (10/reg) Back, FT (10/reg) Left, 2 linked MG (20/reg) Front, SD (10/reg) Back, 117 pts Plastic Armor: F30, L20, R20, B25, T10, U12, Acc 5, HC 3, 6895 lbs., $27,240.
          Look, I love this car in the same way that you love your first puppy (or rag doll). This design has every single thing I love about Car Wars: weapons, weapons, weapons.  Nutso level weapons.

          In any case, to update, the first thing that had to go was the flamethrower.  There's a place for those, but (a) not in a car with the other two heaviest weapons in the original game, (b) in a car with 3 *other* weapons, (c) with a laser as the turret (and thus primary) weapon, so excess smoke-screens is a bad idea.

          Next is to add a gunner (4 weapons!), reduce the PP, add the std. modernizations (WG, Comp. Armor) etc.  I still needed some weight to add more armor so I reduced the shots in the non-Lasers.  The only reason to keep the ATG (besides that I loved them back then, and still have a thing, probably because of the picture in the Uncle Al 2035)
          is for the surprise factor, hence the blow-through concealment.  I kept the MGs (instead of a VMG) because of the weight, but reduced their shots.  Then I added as many unweighted accessories that would fit in the price-division.

          The Option was to optimize the basic decisions even further.  Because I made the ATG a surprise element, to save space and weight I turned that into 2 HRs (each with BTC), and then did the same for the otherwise useless front weaponry.  I saved space with that by making the 2 MGs into 1 HMG (HD).  Enough space has been cleared from the original that I could add the sloped armor and comp. armor.  I needed to reduce the smoke dischargers to foam, and I'm 50 cents under the red-line. True, by the end of this design, the glorious 2037 original is almost unrecognizable but that's evolution for you.

          For the second option, I took it even further by adding the IFE and removing a HR, and changing the tires to Solids.

          Name Notes - The image is of the 1925 "Rolls-Royce Phantom I Jonckheere Coupe" from Blueprints.com, that I chose for my first car.