A Note on Starting Vehicles (v1.0)

The 9 referenced characters used in the T2k v1.0 boxed set start the game with a partially damaged Hum-Vee (probably the later armored M-1044A variant) and a LAV-25 pulling a trailer carrying an alcohol still that gets shot up in the escape into the southern woods. If the v1.0 character creation rules have been followed, this is presumably the result of an average D6 roll and another average 3D6 roll on the Vehicle table given 9 characters allows for 4 dice to be rolled in v1.0 but only 3 dice (1 dice per 3 characters in v2.2).

v1.0 Vehicle Options

A similar sized party splitting the same amount of dice (4 x D6) may instead possess a squadron of 2-4 Hum-Vees (likely several different variants from Mulcahy’s website) and 0-2 light trucks or M-151 Jeeps (4 average D6 rolls), a 2.5 ton truck and a M113 (good D6 roll and average 3D6 roll), or a 3/4 ton truck and either a light combat vehicle or APC such as a LAV-75 or a M2 Bradley (poor D6 and good 3D6 roll).

Optionally, if all the rolls were above average in T2k v1.0, the characters could begin with an M1 (or variant) battle tank and a single advanced variant Hum-Vee, with the remaining characters needing to purchase motorcycles or civilian vehicles, ride as passengers or use alternative transport such as animals (although admittedly the default “Escape from Kalisz” starting scenario assumes any animals are scattered in the breakout).

If using P.Mulcahy’s lists for alternative starting vehicle options:

1-2      US Light Unarmored Vehicle (“3/4 ton truck” eg M-37 / M-151 Jeep or similar)
3-5      US Light Unarmored Vehicle (HumVee M-1044A / COHHV or similar)
6-7      US Medium Unarmored Vehicle (“2.5 ton truck” eg M35A2 / M1078 or similar)
8-9     US Heavy Unarmored Vehicle (“5 ton truck” eg M809 / M1083A or similar)
10       Wheeled APC or Light Combat Vehicle (LAV-25 or similar)
11        Tracked APC (M113 or similar)
12       “8 ton truck” eg. M-977 HEMTT or M-520 Goer
13       Tracked APC (M2 Bradley or similar)
14       Tracked Light Combat Vehicle (LAV-75 or similar)
15       Tank (M1 or similar)
16       Self-propelled Gun or Anti-aircraft (M988 or similar)
17       Tank (M1E1)
18       Tank (M1E2)

v2.2 Vehicle Options

1-2      US Light Unarmored Vehicle (“3/4 ton truck” eg M-37 / M-151 Jeep or similar)
3-5      US Light Unarmored Vehicle (HumVee M-1044A / COHHV or similar)
6-7      US Medium Unarmored Vehicle (“2.5 ton truck” eg M35A2 / M1078 or similar)
8-9     US Heavy Unarmored Vehicle (“5 ton truck” eg M809 / M1083A or similar)
10       Wheeled APC or Light Combat Vehicle (LAV-25 or similar)
11        Tracked APC (M113A3 or similar)
12       “8 ton truck” eg. M-977 HEMTT or M-520 Goer
13-14       Tracked APC (M2A2 Bradley or similar)
15       Tank (M1 or similar)
16       Self-propelled Gun or Anti-aircraft (MS AGS or M988)
17       Tank (M1A1)
18       Tank (M1A2)

 

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