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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:49 pm    Post subject: Discussion thread for "Vote for a Modern Release" Reply with quote

This is the thread to do all of your discussing/lobbying for your choice on the Modern New Release vote. You only get one vote, and it can't be changed. If you feel strongly about one, get active here, and convince others that it would be a great thing to get! Please keep friendly.

To vote go to this thread:

http://www.ghqmodels.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5874

Thank you for your support,
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty solid list of options there!

Definitely going for the Soviet infantry myself, we desperately need those SA-7s/ SA-14s for 6mm Team Yankee!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My personnel choice is for the Swedish Bv206.

Over 11,000 built, used by some 37 Countries (just about all of NATO).
Seen active use all over the globe for many years.
US Marines using them in Northern Norway right now I believe.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK FOLKS IT IS UP TO US NOW!

The poll seems to be slipping down the list ie when you vote it may not stay on the top posting.
So log in (must log in to vote), find the poll "vote for a modern new release" and do your bit.
Best of luck to all.

Mick.

EDIT. forget that it has been made a sticky at the top.
Cheers Mick.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed that you can't see the vote totals until after you have entered your vote. This is the way to go. Don't change it.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am torn between stowage and the Uparmoured Challenger 2. I know these were not popular choices, but its up to the Group now.

I hope everyone, that is a member, votes and makes this a success. Even if my choice does not win, I like being apart of the process and love this aspect of a small company. It shows a great appreciation for the customer. Lets return the favor with a huge group participation. Thanks GHQ for this opportunity.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad to see the M60A2 on the list,,, I have 5 of them that I bought in the 1980s and I'd like a few more.

I'm very surprised to not see civilian vehicles on the list.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys
To tell the truth I did not think anything would come of this and it was a lot of effort to take this fleeting idea and actually have a workable voting system.
Big thanks to ghq for honouring what they have promised.
So vote people

P.s there are few question that come to mind.... For example , will this become a annual event?
But all this is for later.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:29 pm    Post subject: New Modern Model Vote Reply with quote

Based on what is available I vote for Soviet Cold War Heavy Weapons Pack. This will be a nice addition to the Cold War range.

For Team Yankee and other Cold War era games I would love to see more Cold War infantry done by GHQ. These would be East Germans, West Germans, British, Americans in steel pots with M-16s for 1960s to early 80s with ground mounted TOW launchers, maybe even French.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to give some love to the S-tank. It'd just be too awesome to have. This is really cool though, like watching history unfolding.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I first saw the list of the choices I was surprised by how heavy it was on cold war, and Sweden. Then I went back and read through the original discussion thread, and it looks like they really did hit the things that were talked about the most. I'm surprised that there weren't any ultra modern things up, but there weren't any really mentioned. I'm happy to see that they are doing this exactly as they said that they would. It's fun to feel like I actually have a say in a model that is coming out.

I haven't voted yet, but the M60A2, West German LARS and the Russian weapons are all calling me. The M60 because they made one before I got into this, and I didn't get a chance to get it, and the other 2 because I see so many people playing Team Yankee in 6mm, and getting more out there makes a lot of sense. How long does the voting stay open? I need to make a decision before it ends!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My discussion:

The BV 206 is used in interesting places by interesting units, particularly the British Royal Marines, US Marines, too, but it doesn't strike me as a combat vehicle, which doesn't necessarily disqualify it, but it makes it less interesting to me (I do buy trucks, recovery vehicles, and combat support vehicles). I don't see a company of them in the attack or defense, or in my motor pool. I'm sure someone will disagree, but it's a "NO" from me.

Soviet crew-served weapons mentioned in the nominations would be useful for Soviet in-depth defense, an unlikely scenario in Europe during the Cold War. But some folks might look at the Middle East. Soviet-supported countries also used their doctrine and, given an Israeli onslaught, might set up a Soviet in-depth defense, using those crew-served weapons. In the attack, which is what the Soviets were going to be doing in Germany, doesn't slow down enough for the crew-served stuff to be dismounted and employed. Perhaps in mopping up a by-passed area? Or, perhaps, you have a NATO unit that would like to try its luck against it. Good luck! Another "NO," though, for me.


The Stridsvagen 103 is made by Brand-X already, It is a plain model and perhaps on the small side scale-wise, but what is the demand? Yep, it's a neat vehicle, definitely a defensive one, can't fire on the move, meant for ambushes in the mountain fastness of its native land. Marginal at best in the attack. Even late-model M60A1 had add-on stabilization. M60A2s had factory stabilization, although it could not be used with the missile, and with a 1500 meter range on the gun round, well, that's close combat. M60A3s had stabilization and the Tank Thermal Sight, the latter, according to some, being better than the one on the early M1.
This one is a "NO" for me, as well.

I had a reason for suggesting the M48A1 with add-on fuel drums in the back - an interesting model and a challenge to employ. The tank's range (it was a gasser, not diesel) was only 70 miles without the drum, and not much more with'em. It kind of segued out of GHQ's '47 Series, being introduced soon after the M47, which, after all, was a makeshift model, placing turret from another test bed model on a slightly improved M46 chassis. Since it was not selected for voting, it obviously gets a "NO."

The up-armored Challenger II interests me, but I haven't seen anything beyond the current offering by GHQ in the press, so I'm a "NO" on that one, too.

Some of the same things may be said about the M60A2 as the STVGN 103 - best on defense, good for combat in cities and forests (kinda). Limited, only 5 years in service. It's made by Brand X. According to my knowledge, as well as some research, there were only 3 battalions of M60A2s in Germany, two in 3rd AD and one in 7th Corps, I think a 37th Regiment battalion. There may have been a 4th somewhere, but I can't find anything definitive. I currently have three battalions of M60A2s, two of them thanks to the kindness of gentlemen on this forum, who have winkled them out of crevices in stores or on their own back lots, and one of Brand X. I know they had them in Stateside active units, but I'm not sure how many battalions (I used to know, but I'm old and I can't remember) There were just a little over 500 made. I doubt very much they put them in the stocks for REFORGER units, let alone Reserve or National Guard (if anybody knows different, please tell me). There are other priorities in the Gator State right now, but sentimentally (I had an A2 platoon), I'm voting "YES" for the M60A2.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Panzergator,

As for the up armored Challenger 2, Not to be confused with the ultra modern one that is produced by GHQ already, there is actually lots of pictures of it in service. This model was used in the second gulf war and for some time after. Don't ask me the years of service, because I have never looked that deep. As for finding pictures, just do a search in google for Challenger 2 or Challenger 2 gulf war. The later one will get you both the up armored challenger 1 and up armored challenger 2.

S-Tank, Always thought that was a neat tank.

To All,

Wouldn't it be awesome if GHQ played us and put all of the selections in for next year. Aaah.. a commander could dream.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like an option in the poll of 'All of the above'.

Also a Tracked Rapier would be really useful
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this option to be able to vote for a favourite and did so.

At last I wonder what the uparmoured Challenger 2 shall be (as panzergator does) as GHQ already makes a pretty good Challenger 2 TES which is of course quite heavily uparmoured.

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