Chariot WIP#1

An oldie but goodie. I’m going with the Doug Chiang sketch proportions from the original Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels and close(ish) to the original WEG Imperial Sourcebook line profile, instead of the more recent CGI variations of the design. I really love the proportions here and always have. Just very clean overall, with a good mix of swoopy-ness and clearly defined shapes. Credit where it’s due, WEG nailed this one. Shame the later CGI versions have not done it justice.

 

The goal is a Boxer-JLTV mix light AFV for utility and supporting roles. The thing is 11.8m long. That means the rear compartment has ~2m height, so not bad scaling actually for a command vehicle – you could have a (holo)map table for instance set up and have staff standing inside around it. The rear compartment volume in total would be about M113 complete volume, which is pretty consistent for the role and would be a useful size for various things that don’t require something as big as a Broadsword MAV A7.

Depending on internal distribution

  • command unit and electronics
  • 1 infantry squad in fairly decent comfort in assault order
  • a pair of anti-tank or crew served weapon teams with equipment
  • 4 stretcher casualties or a bunch of seated casualties

 

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Owen

What do you use to make the ships.

CRMcNeill
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There’s another possible variant mentioned in the Imperial Sourcebook: a scout/skirmish variant with a 4-5 man crew and room for a 4-man fire team. It gets described as part of the Imperial Army’s Repulsorlift units, which are primarily used for dispersed scouting and combat.

Shaun
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Shaun

F-ck. Yes.

Michael Warth
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Michael Warth

Hooray! Been looking forward to this one for a long time. It looks awesome!

Kaprosuchus
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Kaprosuchus

Awesome! This is what I was expecting for the Imperials light, general-purpose vehicle. Something to pad the numbers as a light mobility vehicle and equipment transport. Moving behind the lines, possibly convoying with some light weapons.

Cdr. Rajh
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Cdr. Rajh

All that’s missing is a spoiler and racing stripes to make it go faster!

All jokes aside it looks great!

Road Warrior
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Road Warrior

Excellent. Been looking forward to seeing this one. Love to old school (90s) star wars!

Road Warrior
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Road Warrior

Some not to

Stormsword13
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Good to finally see the Chariot getting some love