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CG2
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd vote for ATVs!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, I cast my vote for the West German LARS. I'm still torn between that, the M60A2 and the Russian weapons, but I saw that the LARS wasn't getting a lot of attention. This is a great piece for everyone who is playing Team Yankee, and makes 6mm that much more viable as a scale for TY. TY isn't exactly my cup of tea, but I think that the more people use 6mm for it, the better off all of us are. There are a couple thousand people in Facebook groups who are using it for TY, and the more people that we can lure to 6mm, the larger the customer base will be, the more products that will come out in 6mm...

In addition, based on the choices that were put out there, it looks like Cold War gaming in general is becoming more popular. It seemed like no one cared a lot for it for quite awhile. Maybe the 30+ year buffer has made a difference?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While the S-tank is made by other manufacturers, I voted for it as I'd like to see a better sculpt. GHQs peeps would do an amazing job on it. I'm excited to see which model wins.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't expect another lobbying thread along with the voting, but I guess the last one was to lobby for inclusion on the short list, and this is to lobby for the deciding votes.

While I love the broad appeal and nearly universal usefulness of the stowage accessories, I still have to stick to my guns, Soviet Hvy Weapons 2 that is.

It's just too glaring a hole for the frankly monolithic side in the Cold War. Let's face it, NATO/OTAN could have dozens of different infantry packs and still have gaps, but one side in almost any conflict is going to be using Soviet kit, so let's at least keep those boys well-armed!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CG2 wrote:
I fully support the vote principle (and I hope that GHQ do it every year) but I have long realised that because I want Ultra-Modern, non-American, non-armoured skirmish stuff that things I want doesn't come up very often in this sort of poll. For example, the logic of prioritising minor variations to a Challenger II when there's no British AA vehicles or current infantry support weapons escapes me


Sounds like your interests are somewhat similar to my own: I don't game massive hordes of armored vehicles. I focus on infantry-centric combined arms with 1:1 representation. My suggestion didn't make the cut, so I voted for Soviet Heavy Weapons. It's at least a widely-used and applicable bit of kit, useful for decades of conflicts and armies across multiple continents.

I would rate the M60A2 as a distant 2nd option....
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted the M60A2, as I have loved the look of it since I first saw a picture and it's nickname "Starship" so I would love to have a GHQ produced M60A2.

Personally I'd love to see the top three be made into next years release as I do love the external stowage idea, especially if it's draped over a brand new M60A2 model. Wink And the overall use of the Soviet Heavy Weapons models spanning from the Cold War gone hot Team Yankee Europe to the Sinai Peninsula in 1973. Very Happy

That being said, vote M60A2 because it's a Starship. And Panzergator's posts about M60A2s are awesome. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well if voting has ended, let's get to work casting those Saggers!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update on the M60A2 units in Germany... my buddy didn't remember. He wasn't in an A2 unit in Baumholder, which was 2nd BDE, 8ID. (I was BDE S4 there five years later and the A2s were gone by then). I saw a rumor of one in 1BDE, 8ID, but cannot confirm it.

I read a quote from Gen. Donn Starry, who was V Corps commander during M60A2 deployment that specified the deployment of 4 A2 battalions, one in 1BDE, 3AD, one in 3BDE, 3AD, one in a brigade in 1AD (1-37AR), and one in 3ID. I also read that 3ID broke up their allocation between battalions, which would have meant 2 M60A1 battalions sending a company each to the A2 battalion and the A2 battalion sending a company to each of those battalions.

I have significant reservations about that, because the maintenance support of those A2 companies would have been an absolute nightmare. The prescribed load list (replacement parts carried in stock based on a demand history) alone would have strained the battalion maintenance task because the demand history of the A2 company would have been insufficient to keep a decent supply of parts. The unit I was in (1-32AR) had a suite of specially trained maintenance personnel from the battalion maintenance officer on down. Even all platoon leaders were supposed to be 1st lieutenants (they weren't, but they were supposed to be). I was a !LT at the time, but had not attended the add-on A2 course) Tank gunnery would have been horrendous. It isn't a matter of just divvying up the A2 maintenance personnel. There are special tools involved, as well. The complications just boggle the mind. It would be interesting to hear from someone who served in one of those units. The only way to effectively do this would be to task organize on receipt of an operations order, perhaps known in advance.

Meanwhile, I have to go with 4 battalions in Germany, (54 tanks each).
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cav Dog wrote:
Well if voting has ended, let's get to work casting those Saggers!

Very Happy


Agreed. I can't wait to see them (and the SPG-9s)!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey GHQ any update on this? Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:32 am    Post subject: New Modern Reply with quote

I would like to see an SU-17/22.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just looking through the list and saw that I had not cast a vote yet. I've been thinking on this quite a bit and have my vote now.

What is needed is Mujahideen Cavalry figures. They could be used in Afghanistan, the Sudan, Mali (although they'd need camels instead of horses!), and a number of other locations. For all our technical advances we still have armed men riding into combat on horses in a number of different places.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BurtWolf wrote:
Hey GHQ any update on this? Thanks!


Yes, the winner was:

Cold War Soviet Heavy Weapons- Sagger ATGM, SPG 9, SA-7/14 SAMS, RPD/RPK machine guns

We will definitely put that into our next New Release schedule. At this point the schedule is not finished, and we aren't sure exactly where it will fit in, but we will make every effrot to put it near the front. The M60A2 was a close second, and there is probably a good chance that will make it too, but we can't guarantee that.

Thanks to all who participated in the discussion, and the poll. We have heard from some people who didn't participate, and wanted to know if their votes could still count. Unfortunately we have said that we are going to stay with the parameters that we laid out when this was initially discussed.

Thank you for your support,
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ghq

Though my choice did not win I had a great time watching the vote. Thanks GHQ for allowing your customers be part of the process.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be honest I think we all won!

Just to get on the radar was my intent and I got that chance.

Good job GHQ and thanks to all.

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