Schall Armoured Train

Adds sturdier (armour and vehicle grid) versions of locomotive and cargo wagon. Also adds unarmoured nuclear-powered locomotive. (Locale: English, Deutsch, 正體中文, 简体中文)
a month ago
0.16 - 0.17
1763
Owner: Schallfalke
Source: N/A
Homepage: https://mods.factorio.com/mod/SchallA...
License: Bob's mods Copyright
Created: 3 months ago
Latest Version: 0.17.4 (a month ago)
Factorio version: 0.16 - 0.17
Downloaded: 1763 times

Summary

Adds sturdier (armour and vehicle grid) versions of locomotive and cargo wagon.
Also adds unarmoured nuclear-powered locomotive.

Introduction

This mod provides more defense and vehicle grids to trains. It can be seen as a continuation of Schall Tank Platoon and Schall Alien Tech mods, where the upgrades of power armors are applied to vehicles.

Armoured Locomotives

Armoured locomotives are the same as vanilla locomotives in most aspects, except they are sturdier. These include more health, better resistances, available vehicle grid, at the cost of being much heavier and more costly to make.
Because of these, they are NOT direct replacements of vanilla locomotives. Armoured locomotives are best for trains which may go deep into enemy territory, or you "exploratory" train. Vanilla locomotives are still the better in the "safe" area.

Armoured Cargo Wagons

Armoured cargo wagons act in the same way as vanilla cargo wagons. They are made sturdier like the armoured locomotives. However, the cargo capacity is halved (20 slots) in order to make space for various armour upgrades.
Like the armoured locomotives, you may reserve this only to the frontline trains. Vanilla cargo wagons are still the better in the "safe" area.

Upgrades

The MK1, MK2 and MK3 upgrades are similar to those in the parent mods. For more details and stats, please see the FAQ sections of Schall Tank Platoon and Schall Alien Tech mods.

Nuclear-powered Locomotive

Armoured locomotive MK3 is nuclear-powered, like other MK3 vehicles from Schall Tank Platoon mod. Since some players (including myself) may want to use nuclear-powered locomotive for "civilian" daily transportation in the safe area, an unarmoured version is also introduced!
Compared to vanilla locomotive, the nuclear-powered locomotive is heavier (+50%) for the weight of nuclear reactor, but also has triple power output! Vanilla uranium fuel cell is the default fuel, which can be used for an extreme long time but no speed nor acceleration bonus. Particle fuel cell (from Schall Alien Tech mod) can provide the extra speed and acceleration for express transportation, at the expense of life span of fuel cell.

Uninstallation

This mod do not modify the existing content in the save game. This mod should be safe to be disabled/uninstalled at any time.

Planned Features

  • Armoured drasines: Like in the history, these are tanks fitted with railroad wheels. They can be used independently to patrol the railroads. Another use would be jointed together as "fast reactionary" battle train, or attached to artillery train as "guards". However, no guns are supported to locomotives or wagons currently, so this role would better be filled by armoured locomotives with defense/gun pods installed.

Mods Dependencies

  • Schall Tank Platoon is strictly required, since the vehicle grid system is provided by it.
  • Schall Alien Tech is optional but recommended. The MK3 upgrades of armoured locomotives and cargo wagons will only appear if this mod is installed.
  • Transport Group is optional but highly recommended, since it puts vehicle-related items into a new group tab, making the crafting menu more tidy.
  • Schall Armoured Train: Nostalgia is a graphics skin DLC. Options on replacing graphics of vanilla locomotive, nuclear-powered locomotive, armoured locomotives, or any mix of above, with nostalgic graphics used till 0.12.

Mods Related

  • Schall Gun Pod is an extension mod, introducing several ammo-consuming turret equipment, designed to work with tanks. Still, the armoured locomotives and cargo wagons can mount some of these gun pods.
  • Schall Overseas Railway allows construction of rails over water tiles. Nice and easy way to explore overseas!
  • Vehicle Wagon would be an excellent addition to this mod! Attach some of these vehicle wagons to your train, and mount some tanks on them. Good for fast reaction to enemy attacks, or throwing your expeditions units to the front line!

Locale Supported

  • English (en)
  • German / Deutsch (de)
  • Traditional Chinese / 正體中文 (zh-TW)
  • Simplified Chinese / 简体中文 (zh-CN)

If you like this mod, and would like to provide other translations, please do not hesitate to send me a message. (Corrections on spelling and grammatical mistakes are welcomed as well.)

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