View Full Version : "Muy Chingon"---15mm sci-fi tank

Void Reaper
15-06-2014, 20:17
Here's a Khurasan medium battle tank, painted up for my Kyushan Insurgency campaign setting. Colors used were Army Painter Warpaint Army Green and Vallejo Olive Grey, with Army Painter Dark Ink. The fluffy background follows the pics.

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MBT-89 Wolf Medium Tank, "Muy Chingon," 1st Platoon, C Company, 1/50th Tank Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, UNEM Army

"Muy Chingon," an MBT-89 under command of 2nd Lieutenant Julia Roybal, seen here during 2nd Bde.'s epic march to Sao Luis Obispo during the KFM Summer Rising in 2251.

The Wolf medium tank, long obsolete on Earth, was nevertheless an effective fire support platform on Kyushu, where the KAF and KFM's light rockets were only effective against it when fired in volleys. "Puppies" suffered low casualties in the foothills and highlands, where they fought primarily as mobile artillery, but the close-in fighting in the coastal urban areas during the Rising saw a sharp increase in losses.

2LT Roybal's tank was credited with breaking several ambushes during the drive down Highway 1, and, after fighting through the outskirts and slums of Sao Luis Obispo, was the first to relieve the siege of the Tannhauser Gate. As fresh supplies began arriving through the newly reopened space port, she was briefly interviewed by the IPN, during which the reporter asked her to reflect on the fight the brigade had endured during its drive back into the city. She laconically told the reporter, "It was a long drive."

"Muy Chingon" was destroyed two days layer by a Kyushan directed energy weapon, which breached the tank's fusion motor. The MBT-89 burned to a cinder with all hands. Roybal was posthumously decorated for the fighting at Tannhauser Gate.

Asi the Red
17-06-2014, 00:40
I don't know anything about the game this is from, but the tank looks good and anything that references the Tannhauser Gate puts a smile on my face - so good work!

Void Reaper
18-06-2014, 13:46
I don't know anything about the game this is from, but the tank looks good and anything that references the Tannhauser Gate puts a smile on my face - so good work!

Thanks! The miniatures producer Khurasan do generic science fiction forces, some of them inspired by other media (Halo, Aliens, etc.) and some not so. 15mm science fiction has gotten big in the last few years.

As for the game, this is my own campaign setting for me to do a variety of sci-fi skirmishes---a near-future war on a human colony planet called Kyushu, where the colonists (living there now for well over a century) have overthrown the colonial government. Earth forces (the United Nations of Earth and Mars) are now trying to reassert control on the planet, in a long, low-to-moderate intensity insurgency campaign--think Vietnam, mashed with Iraq/Afghanistan, with railguns, directed energy weapons, and orbital platforms thrown in.