The Nod Light Tank
Posted 09 August 2004 - 09:14 PM
I couldn't check on that, I lost my book :(
Posted 09 August 2004 - 11:01 PM
Posted 10 August 2004 - 10:09 AM
Also that CG image, seems to show like a rocket pod on top
Edited by Allied General, 10 August 2004 - 10:10 AM.
Posted 10 August 2004 - 10:58 AM
If you want the cutscene/cameo look, the Bradley is the way to go. It is neither an APC nor a tank, but an IFV. It has a 25mm autocannon and two TOW missiles, as well as space for a six-man squad.
Most TD Units were based on real life units, in some cases tweaked to make them "futuristic". For instance, in TD, the Bradley has had a 70mm gun fitted. Another example would be the GDI minigunners being equipped with miniguns, even though they are depicted as being armed with M16s (same as Nod in fact).
I've attached a photo of the Bradley and another of the T-55 so that you guys can see better what I mean.
Posted 10 August 2004 - 06:30 PM
if was to show a T55 the body would have been much more shorter and "fat" and the turret much more larger), if i Find a pic from above of a dardo i will post here immediatly
EDIT: here is it
compare it with the sprite
Edited by Garrick, 10 August 2004 - 06:48 PM.
Posted 10 August 2004 - 10:53 PM
To keep the conversion "loyal", you would need to emulate either the cutscene or ingame look pretty closely.
If you opt for the cutscene appearance, the Bradley would look just fine, as the turret is centred enough, and as Nod only have a single turreted tank there would be no confusion.
Alternatively, if you opt for the ingame look, it can appear as any tank that resembles the ingame SHP. Since real tanks are useful to draw from (helps to have detail that is referenced from a RL tank - presuambly why WW did it too), I suggested one of the Cold War russian tanks.
I've attached drawings below of the T-62 (pretty close to the T-55 in most major visual aspects) and the M2A3 Bradley IFV so that you can see. I hope the top-views in particular will be helpful.
Finally I'd just like to add: It is ultimately your conversion, so obviously do as you wish I'm only pointing these things out as a CnC fan and as a treadhead. I daresay other CnC fans would also appreciate loyalty to the original game too though
Posted 11 August 2004 - 03:22 PM
Posted 11 August 2004 - 07:16 PM
i think what i'm trying to say is that westwood didn't put very much effort into making their sprite look like the tank it was supposed to represent. then again they may have made the unit and the sprite first and then decided what it was supposed to represent afterwards for the sake of manuals and cutscenes. i could honestly imagine this from a group of people able to think abstractly enough to invent something like an ifv(red alert 2)
Posted 22 August 2004 - 10:48 AM
notice the M2-F designation, it doesnt exist in this world, so....
remember that it's all an alternate reality, meaning that things can look the same, do the same thing, come from the same place, or anyone of these factors, or perhaps even neither with things from this reality
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