Correct Big P! If Defiance Games does do vehicles, they will be reality based, that is to say, current modern vehicles updated to account for 300 years of refinements.
Big P you are also correct about the way things will be released. The guys at Defiance Games plan to fully support each line within Alien Suns fully before moving on to the next set of figures. The one exception is the Bugs, as there are secret plans for those
Expect that when the USMC to be released that you will be able to build an army relatively quickly.
Currently the discussion regarding vehicles is focused upon hover tanks, al la Hammer Slammers, vs Anti Grav. Tony wants AS
to follow realistic physics, and the question lies in what would be possible in 300 years time. Dr Michio Kaku has suggested that the future will bring high temp super-conductive materials (plus as AS
is set in a time when the Earth has colonized other planets, rare Earth minerals may be more abundant on one or more of those planets or in asteroids that can be mined) so it may be possible to have vehicles that use a form of anti-grav super-conductive ceramics. It isn't yet certain DG
will even do vehicles, but if they do, they will be top notch and certainly not 40K
knock-offs. 1920 style tanks just don't cut it for AS
And Requia, not to worry, AS
isn't at all about Fantasy in Space. While some, if not many figures, and if done, vehicles could be used to proxy in 40K
, or Space Hulk, or other SF Futuristic games, or futuristic SF RPGs
, like Traveller's, they are first and foremost designed for AS
. For example, I could see people making use of the Bugs as Tyranids (the smaller ones), since they will be much more inexpensive than GW
ones, but they are AS
bugs. I can't say much more about them, as the plans for them are secret, as is the full AS
"experience", but rest assured DG
isn't creating a 40K
clone. So back to your question - no, if vehicles are done, think Avatar or Halo or SST
(the book not the movies), rather than WWI.
Oh, and those who have not, please visit and take the survey I posted http://www.defiancegames.com/component/jquarks4s/?controller=survey&id=1
While you are at it, check out http://www.defiancegames.com
and join the forums! Wargamer feedback is highly respected, and encouraged!
One last thing - the Bug head is being redone, and a new render is expected in the next couple of days, so visiting the website will allow you to see the change based upon wargamer feedback.