HMMWV-TOW

From 1d4chan
Jump to: navigation, search
It's exactly what it says on the box

In an attempt to give their TOW missile teams some mobility, the US Military began to mount them on the ever versatile HMMWV (or Humvee). The HMMWV could keep up with armor and mechanized infantry and provide dedicated anti-tank fire.

In Team Yankee[edit]

The Stat Card

The HMMWV-TOW is a pretty decent AT unit. The Improved TOW missile dishes out AT 21, FP 3+ hits from up to and including 48” way. The TOW is quite capable of dealing with MBTs and is simply overkill when dealing with transports.

The down side is that you have an all round armor value of 0, that’s right 0. Now, this isn't as bad as it seems. Even though it has no armor, the HMMWV still technically has an armor save, so the Brutal special rule does not kick in and anything with a AT value less than 6 you actually stand a chance of handling. Even though, DO NOT GET SHOT.

Since the Humvee is a wheeled platform rather than tracked, it has a surprisingly fast Road Dash Speed. If you need to suddenly deal with a threat that is an entire board away, you can just hop on the free way and be in their face before your opponent can blink (and by in their face, I mean in a bush with clear line of sight 40" away). In addition, since a lot of people limit themselves to tactical speed to ensure that they can use their guns, the Humvee can surprise them by tearing around the board by dashing every time it has to move, as you can't fire the TOW on the move, so why would you ever not dash?

In summery the HMMWV TOW is a dedicated Sniper, even more so than M901 ITV. Sit back, eat some cheese burgers, pop the tops off of Warsaw armor, and if anyone begins to target you, zip away to do it all again.

You can take HMMWV TOW in Platoons of 2 for 2 points in your US Armies.

IRL[edit]

BACKBLAST CLEAR!

The mounting of a TOW on HMMWV was meant to improve TOW team mobility and give the US Army a counter to the USSR's use of ultra light ATGM vehicles that would spam defenses. In all it copied over all concept of Spandrel actually improved on it over the 1990s and into the 21st century TOW carrying HMMWVs have been heavily relied upon to attack forces using soviet era armor. Of course the combat seen was against the USSR's successor states and many middle eastern nations so how it would have compared in a hot nonnuclear WW3 is up for debate.

US Forces in Team Yankee
Tanks: M1 Abrams - M60 Patton - M551 Sheridan
Transports: M113 Armored Personnel Carrier - UH-1 Huey - AAVP7
Troops: US Mech Platoon - Marine Rifle Platoon - Huey Rifle Platoon
Artillery: M106 Heavy Mortar Carrier - M109 Howitzer - LAV-M
Anti-Aircraft: M163 VADS - M48 Chaparral - M247 Sergeant York - HMMWV SAM
Tank Hunters: M901 ITV - HMMWV-TOW - LAV-AT
Recon: M113 FIST - HMMWV Scout Section - LAV-25
Aircraft: A-10 Warthog - AH-1 Cobra Attack Helicopter - AV-8 Harrier