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M8 Greyhound in a factory

December 14 2001 at 7:09 AM
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I hoping to do a dio involving an M8 greyhound and several panzergrenadiers. Basically the M8 has entered a factory and the German infantry is using it for cover.

As I have no American troops how should I depict that it has been abandoned and for what reason has it been left.

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Disabled M8

December 14 2001, 8:13 AM 

How about one of these scenarios:

Debris either fell onto or blocked the vehicle's ability to exit the building. You could stage some evidence of the attempts to remove/dislodge the debris before the attempt was abandoned.

Vehicle was disabled/damaged by a booby-trap left behind by the former occupants. The deonation point could be indicated by scorched earth, crater, etc. and the vehicle could be scarred to represent the effects of the trap. Maybe it could have fallen into an obscured crater/tank trap or soemthing.

The classic 'mechanical failure' scenario with tools and other artifacts strewn about to suggest attempted repairs.

Good luck!


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Blown Axle....

December 15 2001, 5:57 AM 

Simple...blow an axle...omit one front tire ( your choice), have it laying close to the vehicle, have the vehicle listing downward toward the missing tire wheelwell, perhaps a small crater just behind the tire indicting how the wheel was dislodged. The concept of diorama story-telling is to have the viewer know immediately what is happening or has happened, not having to "figure out" what is going on. Good luck in whatever you decide.

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