ST-38 MEDIUM WALKER
The ST-38 is the medium anti-personnel walker of the Confederate armed forces. It has heavier armor than the light walker and uses a similar power system, scaled up to adequately provide locomotion via the six larger armored legs. The ST-38 is equipped with a forward turret with a 20mm cannon and 11mm machinegun, the ball mount in front houses an 11mm machinegun, two pintle-mounded 11mms guard the rear, and primary firepower is provided by two 90mm mortars in the middle of the chassis. The twin heavy mortars are excellent for raining high explosive fire on enemy infantry and light vehicles over ridgelines and hilltops, out of the line of direct enemy fire.
ST-35 Light Walker
The ST-35 is a small four-legged armored walker usually used for reconnaissance and skirmishing with light enemy forces. Its low center of gravity and stocky legs for its size make it capable of nimble movement through mountainous terrain inaccessible to conventional tracked vehicles. It’s powered by a small internal steam engine combined with a high pressure storage tank. The engine is too small to fully power the hydraulics for extended periods, so a store of steam pressure is kept in the tank, provided either by the engine while the vehicle is not moving, or by a fuel feed from a larger walker. It uses a 20mm cannon and an 11mm machine gun to dispatch foes. In addition, during the urban battles in Atelia it has been fitted to launch large explosive timed bombs. These have proven very successful in clearing out entrenched Atelian positions in urban environments.
The need for a high-speed recon vehicle became an obvious necessity whenever combat in built-up areas erupted. As Walkers were far too large and slow to serve the purpose, the Scarab was designed to fill the role. It has four wide tires making it equally effective on and off road, and its powerful self-contained steam piston engine gives it a high maximum speed. Built for urban environments where infantry can easily ambush vehicles, the Scarab is fitted with a powerful .30 cal machinegun and good armor.
Following the losses Fahrong took in the Maecenas against Rahmos Steel Legion tanks, the Confederation needed a powerful mass-producible tank of their own. Superficially similar to Rahmos tanks, the Ontos is a unique vehicle in its own right. Curvier than its northern counterpart, the vehicle is significantly more elegant, hiding its devastating power. Superior Fahrong armor makes the Ontos a very difficult target to destroy from any angle. The Ontos' primary weapon is a 95mm high velocity cannon, mounted in a large turret with a heavily armored mantlet and integrated stereoscopic rangefinders gives it more efficient killing power than the veritable land battleships that the Rahmos engines represent. All variants have a front-mounted 11mm machine gun, and most have a second and third on the left and right sides in armored casements. Two boilers power the steam drive train, giving the tracked vehicle a surprisingly high speed for its weight, with vibrations being the limiting factor in the vehicle’s speed, as opposed to engine power.
S75 “ONTOS” Hellfire Variant
The Hellfire Ontos is the newest variant of the S75 Ontos, replacing the turret with a semi-fixed rocket launching system. Capable of launching 175mm spin-stabilized rockets of varying types, the Hellfire can fulfill many artillery support roles, capable of firing accurately at large targets, or spreading a rain of rockets over a large area to suppress exposed enemy forces. Once a volley is fired, reloading is a lengthy process and the Hellfire is vulnerable when faced with close combat situations with enemy tanks - or in the confines of Atelian cities.