Resistance use of improvised civilian vehicles also extends to the role of troop transport. When the Resistance need to move large numbers of troops in expendable vehicles they usually turn to the Battle Bus. Once civilian public transports, they are up-armoured and equipped with practical additions such as extra doors. In their basic unarmed state, these vehicles are plentiful and very easily replaced. However, if a little armed protection is required it’s not uncommon for mechanics to rig up a combat dais on the back of the transport. These have room for several gunners and weapons for either anti-tank or anti-air capability.
These large buses are a regular sight on the battlefield, and enemy commanders have become wise to the use of them. Their speed and damage output can be seen as predictable, and the enemy wait until the opportune moment to strike, dealing devastating blows to the Resistance fighters inside. Resistance pods are wising up though, and some commanders have been seen remote controlling these ancient vehicles through crude electronics. These buses are filled to the brim with explosives, offering their enemies a deadly surprise as what they assumed was filled with low armoured infantry turns out to be a Remote Bomb Bus. Often they discover too late and the resulting explosion leaves the enemy with little chance to update their tactics from beyond the grave.
The Bus chassis is quite large, and although it only has low Armour, its decent speed and 3 Damage Points still make it a formidable transport to deal with.
A Battle Bus can transport 4 units of Infantry, making it an excellent unit to bring in masses of troops. Try 4 units of Occupation Veterans for some potentially lethal anti-tank fire, or 4 Berserkers to make a mess of any infantry. The Battle Bus has firing ports for the infantry inside to fire from, meaning it can be used for drive-byes as well as being a regular transport. You can also choose to upgrade it with battery of Rocket Launchers or Heavy Machineguns!
The Remote Bomb Bus trades all of that transport capacity for a massive explosion! What this lacks in subtlety it makes up for in raw explosive fun. It only has one weapon, and once it uses it, it’s destroyed. But that weapon? Wow. It’s an Area weapon with Devastator-3 (All) which means basically everything is in trouble when it chooses to blow up. That said, there’s a fairly decent chance that it will blow up if destroyed, so Resistance commanders should be careful in their deployment!
Contains 2 resin miniatures with the choices to make both as Battle Buses or Remote Bomb Buses. Also contains parts to upgrade the Battle Buses with Rocket Launcher Batteries or Heavy Machine Gun Batteries. These miniatures are highly detailed, approximately 60mm in length.
Resin miniatures supplied unpainted and unassembled. This kit will require cleaning and assembly, and could need some small holes filled.