When I first decided to put together a Moongrunt project using the GZG excellent range, I wasn't planning on using rocket-armed troops as part of my forces, but after reading Luna Marine from the Heritage Trilogy I decided that adding what is a fairly common weapon system in the books made sense. So off to the GZG I went, and ordered a pack of rocket-armed troops for both the Marines and the Chinese. Of course, while there, I just add to add a civilian element to the project, so I grabbed a pack of crew in vac suits, a pack of survey team personnel (also in vac suits), a Surveyor II tracked vehicle, and a couple of tracked gunbots (although I am having a heck of a time getting the latter put together due to their small and fiddly pieces - a lack of modeling skills on my part). Jon, as he often does, threw in a couple of freebies, in this case some stowage cans and ammo/supply cases, along with a pack of Moongrunt Marine rifles. Jon is an excellent dealer: he offers wonderfully cast figures, fast shipping (although this latest order took a bit longer, which is why I think he threw in extra freebies), and will often throw in something for free that will meld with your order.
|Two of the Chinese rocket figures|
For the rocket troops, I am attaching one to each squad leader as a support weapon. The Chinese rocket will be slightly inferior to the American version, in terms of accuracy, but a bit superior in punch. Therefore, when firing the Chinese version, it will use a D6 on its attack dice, an anti-personnel rating of 2M, and an anti-vehicle rating of 3M. The Marine version will use a D10 to hit, an AP rating of 2L, and an AT rating of 2L. Of course, these will need to be tested.
The Surveyor II is not a combat vehicle, but does have a rating of 1D6 on all faces.
I used the various cases to create some terrain bits. They could factor into a scenario as a victory condition as denying the enemy of supplies on Luna could be a devastating blow.