Firestorm Invasion: Die Relthoza kommen
Spartan Games zeigen ein weiteres Volk für Firestorm Invasion.
When deciding the direction each of the Planetfall races would take, the Relthoza presented us with a unique challenge and great potential to make something very distinct and exciting.
In the Firestorm setting, the warrior caste of the arachnid like Relthoza are described as over ten feet tall and fifteen or more feet long, so any Main Battle Tank (MBT) crewed by these aliens would be improbably huge! Added to this is the idea that the Relthoza are an incredibly advanced race – not mindless bugs, but individuals – possessing technologies that rival even the Directorate.
With all this in mind, we decided that their MBT equivalent would in fact be Relthoza warriors themselves, mounted in neuro-controlled mech suits that double their height and give each soldier the combat effectiveness of a tank.
Es gibt auch einen Einblick in die Konzeptzeichnungen:
Designer Chris Peacey explains: As the Relthoza are evolved from arachnids it was of the utmost importance to ensure that they didn’t conform to the usual sci-fi ‘bug-hunt’ stereotype! In much the same way a human would imagine climbing into a giant bi-pedal mech or throw on the latest power-armour, I imagined the multi-legged Relthoza would have similar aspirations – just with more legs!! We would however like to keep a few familiar insect-like characteristics to our Relthoza. They will undoubtedly appear regimented in their battlefield presence with the smaller units in large numbers to swarm the opposing forces. I tried to pay homage to the race’s capital ships; the sharp angles and chevron forms that are familiar to Firestorm Armada Relthoza fans are present in the detail of the ground units.
The Drone Vehicle is a gyroscopic, single-wheeled, powered gun designed for fast-attack in numbers and to soak up enemy fire during the process. Though they are designed as expendable cannon-fodder they are still resilient in nature; the studded armour plate on the front designed to shield the drive wheel from oncoming fire and the nasty kick of enemy landmines.
Quelle: Spartan Games