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Trukks and Trakks
Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:56 AM
Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:22 PM
One costs five more teef and is a bit faster. It also has to have wheels rather than tracks. It seems a bit dumb phrasing it like that but it really is that simple.
Ok, so the basic question is, what makes a trukk or a trakk? Is it just wheels vs track units?
You're paying for speed and better handling of difficult terrain (see page 33 of Da Roolz). Capacity is literal in Gorkamorka. The capacity is determined purely by how many models fit on the model. If you build it larger to hold more boyz that's useful but it's now harder to fit through narrow gaps, harder to hide behind cover, and worst of all it's a much bigger target for ramming/gubbinz attacks.
Or is it a size thing? When you purchase a trukk, are you paying extra to fit more boyz in it, or just for the extra speed?
Consider your question for a moment - "Trukk size" doesn't really make sense because size isn't a defining quality of trukks. They're trukks/buggies if they have wheels and no tracks, that's the only defining quality. I was about to say "more than two wheels" but I'd love to see a trukk that was two gyroscopically balanced wheels with a platform for boyz! But yes, if it's a bike it's fairly obvious that it's a bike.
Example: I have a trukk sized model with trakks instead of rear wheels. Is this a trukk or a trakk?
So the model you describe has tracks I would say that makes it a trak. I have two large traks that can go toe-to-toe with the current GW trukk kit in terms of size but they're not as fast. One has a custom 'Eavy Shoota with a gunner who is BS5 (or possibly six, I can't be bothered to dig out the roster right now) and the Dakka! Dakka! skill. The customisation bumps its strength up to 6 and it has Loadsa Ammo. It gets pretty brutal!