RE SHADOW ACCESSORIES

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RE SHADOW ACCESSORIES

Postby BLACKMAJOR666 » 01 Mar 2005 14:56

Does anybody know why the :shadow: Red Shadow figures were only released with a bazoka/rocket launcher. Surely an assult rifle would have been far more useful not to mention practical? :major:
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Postby Lady Jaye » 07 Mar 2005 21:27

Give those guys a break! They just wanted to enter the battlefield with a huge blast! ;)
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Postby BLACKMAJOR666 » 09 Mar 2005 14:43

I hope the new :shadow: figures are armed corectl. Any news yet or just custom made figures. :major:
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Postby wetworks » 10 Mar 2005 09:05

I don?t think there will be any Red Shadow figures made in 3?". Maybe in an 8".

Cause Hasbro is cancelling al its 3?" sets and continues with its newly 8" comic style figures. The last sets that will be produced are de wave 7 of valor vs venom.

:cry: no 3?" red shadows.
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Postby Quickfire » 25 May 2005 09:25

All this technical data interesting but depressing. Vot can von do? Buy the old Palitoy factory and get the figures churning out again? Maybe one day...

Anyvays, the Red Shads indeed had bazookas/rocket launchers along with those rather small ammo boxes. All very handy for those mass attack suicide/kamikaze tactics beloved of Shad infantry formations from section up to battalion level ... Oh how they carbonised Z Force infantry before they were in MP5 range, then the Shads could take on the Z Force Tanks, Troop Carriers, even the base as well... So vot if they all died? Fire superiority on the cheap with expendable foot soldiers. Nutters. In fact, those launchers gave an edge in a lot of situations especially ambushes. At least we SAS had surprise on our side and could engage the enemy more closely after sneaking up on them. Only had to remember: every bullet must find a billet.

I alvays vondered if the brainwashing process had side-effects that made Eisenblut and der Schwarze Major decide WarPac Mass Attack Tactics were the best option for the numbskull Shad infantry. Maybe organisational descision: cheaper to train Shads on one weapon system and then let them get on with it. Or maybe da Black Major just got a discount at the bazooka/RPG store where they had surplus ammo and launchers. Or maybe having suicide-monkeys for soldiers is a better form of organisational control in a subversive-revolutionary movement. Hmmmm.....

Ok, of course the Shads had to reload the launchers occasionally but it gave us more time to slot 'em whilst dodging the other rockets from their kamerads. Plus you could grab a launcher from a terminated Shad for use against Mutons in an emergency. Very handy indeed.

But this of course is all before the arrival of the Enemy Battle Gear. Scheisse. Things got a bit more mixed up: MP5's, mortars, back-packs and AK's accompanying the relentless rocket fire. Less target practice for us, just more tactical advances to combat under all that heavy small arms and verdammt mortar fire whenever the element of surprise had been lost (thanks Stakeout you dummkopf). Z Force losses went through the roof after that damn Battle Gear came out....

Anyway, at least the Shads had a decent weapons. After losing that damn M-16A2 arrangement on Op Bloodhound in the Pampas, Palitoy left me with a goddamn vintage Thompson, unless I borrowed the M60 and/or MP5 from Herr Jones' boat to try in my endless quest for fire superiority whilst outnumbered...

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