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Old 04-29-2018, 05:27 PM
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Reading through my copy of T2k 2.2 today, I was struck that the African Animal Data doesn't include one animal I expected - the hippopotamus. Let's rectify that (and possibly start a thread on other animals that can be added to the list of those available for GMs).

Hippopotamus
# Appearing: 5d6
Size: 1500
To Hit: 9
Dam: 6
Pen: 2
Rng: S
Hits: 60
Atk: A
Init: 3
Arm: -
Behavior: F8/A12
Speed: 10/20/40

As with rhinos, elephants, and wild cattle, attacks by hippopotamuses count as charges for the purposes of panic.
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Old 04-30-2018, 05:25 AM
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Talked to a Rhodesian vet, an inflatable boat of insurgents didn't notice the bubbles and the hippos killed them.
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Old 04-30-2018, 09:45 AM
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One of the books I read by Peter Stiff (the guy who co-wrote Sealous Scouts Top Secret War with Lt.Col. Ron Reid Daly, the commander of the Scouts) made mention of a Rhodesian special forces operation being thwarted by some aggravated hippos.
The team was crossing a river in inflatables at night to infiltrate a guerrilla stronghold in Zambia if I remember right (read the book in the 1990s). They gained the attention of some hippos who started charging the inflatables every time they got too close.
The mission was called off and the team went back to base.
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Ancestor is back from deployment and prepared to begin contributing. I have nothing to add re. my most recent and boring trip to Kuwait with respect to animals. But I can confirm from my previous deployment to Africa that one of the first things that African armies brief are animal threats. My buddies and I have a running joke about the XO of a Rwandan Battalion giving the Enemy Forces portion of an OPORD brief. He went directly from Islamist militants to "the snakebite, the scorpion bite, and the Nairobis Flies bites".

And concur on the hippo. Terrifying beast.
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Old 05-06-2018, 08:31 PM
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Two ambush predators this time, one that I'm quite familiar with and one that I hope to only see from a distance in zoos. Parenthetical armor affects only hand-to-hand combat (whether armed or unarmed), and does not stop bullets.

American Alligator
# Appearing: 1
Size: 400
To Hit: 11
Dam: 8
Pen: -
Rng: S
Hits: 40
Atk: A
Init: 5
Arm: (1)
Behavior: As/Fs
Speed: 5/10/25 (land), 10/20/45 (water)

Saltwater Crocodile
# Appearing: 1
Size: 800
To Hit: 10
Dam: 12
Pen: 1
Rng: S
Hits: 50
Atk: A
Init: 5
Arm: (2)
Behavior: As/Fs
Speed: 5/10/20 (land), 10/20/40 (water)

Smaller alligators may be range from 50 kilos (Hits 10, Dam 6), through 100 kilos (Hits 20, Dam 6) to 200 kilos (Hits 30, Dam 7).
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:36 PM
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Reading through my copy of T2k 2.2 today, I was struck that the African Animal Data doesn't include one animal I expected - the hippopotamus. Let's rectify that (and possibly start a thread on other animals that can be added to the list of those available for GMs).

Hippopotamus
# Appearing: 5d6
Size: 1500
To Hit: 9
Dam: 6
Pen: 2
Rng: S
Hits: 60
Atk: A
Init: 3
Arm: -
Behavior: F8/A12
Speed: 10/20/40

As with rhinos, elephants, and wild cattle, attacks by hippopotamuses count as charges for the purposes of panic.
The most dangerous animal in Africa (if you don't count Ticks).
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