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Confederate Beagle Light TankEdit

M4 Beagle Light Tank
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A group of Beagles attacking
Faction ConfederateLogoThumb Confederate Revolutionaries
Minor Faction(s) ARVNLogoThumb Republic of Vietnam Ranger Forces
Unit Type Light Tank
Designation Mastiff Support/Anti Tank
Production Building Vehicle Warehouse
Secondary Ability Disabling Shot
Disables the movement of the targeted vehicle
Cost $700
Production Time 0:10
Heroic Upgrade Rocket Launcher
Dev. Status In game
Country of Origin  USAthumb United States
Recovered from  The Boneyard, Nevada
Key Features  » 75mm repeater cannon
 » Steel armour (rusty)
 » Imitation leather seats (lots of cracks)
 » Identification markings (sprayed on)
 » Turbocharged V6 engine

Tactical Analysis Edit

  • Don't Misunderestimate Me: An ageing WWII light tank, the Beagle lacks the ability to take heavier tanks head on. However, its superior speed and amphibious ability allow it to run circles around the enemy, making it an excellent flanker.
  • Bring 'Em On: The Beagle is armed with a 30mm cannon. Despite its considerable age compared to its counterparts, the cannon is extremely accurate and can be very effective when fired into the weak points in enemy armour. With good aim, the cannon can also be fired into the tracks or wheels of an enemy vehicle, which usually has the effect of forcing said vehicle to a halt.
  • You Go to War with the Tank you Got: However, the Beagle is not without its weakness. Its primary weakness is its lack of armour. In a straight up fight, the Beagle will be decimated by any and every MBT out there.
  • The Decider: Beagle crews who have seen enough battles have been known to fashion rocket launchers out of scrap metal and bolt them onto the Beagle. These rockets, though inaccurate, are able to provide much needed firepower against slower vehicles (like tanks) and structures. However, faster vehicles will just avoid them.

Background Edit

"For the Constitution...and...stuff!"

- Beagle Tank Commander

The classic "Beagle" M4 Light Tank formed the basis of the Allied army during the Second World War, where, alongside the larger, heavier Mastiff Medium Tank, it attempted to stem the tide of Soviet aggression. Despite being outgunned and outarmoured by the superior Anvil Heavy Tanks of the Soviet Union, the Beagle proved its worth on Europe's battlefields, using its considerable speed advantage to flank enemy tanks and destroy them with its 30mm cannon.

After the war, the remnants of over seventy five thousand Beagle tanks were mothballed in great complexes in the Arizona desert, awaiting a call to action that never came; the famous Beagle and its counterparts were replaced by the Guardian tank when the Soviets launched their next offensive. However, these poorly guarded vehicles were in ample supply when the Confederate Revolution rose, and they were swiftly converted into modern fighting vehicles by the clever rebel engineers. Soon, thousands of the vehicles spearheaded the rebel assault across the mid-west, their supercharged engines whining and repeater cannons pounding holes in enemy armour once again.

Behind the Scenes Edit

  • The Beagle is obviously the RA1 Light Tank, though its appearance is based on the RL Sherman, rather than the Bradley IFV the Light Tank was represented as in game.
  • The voice is a parody of former US President George W. Bush, who would have been 22 years old as of July 4th, 1969. As each unit's voice represents the prototypical version of that unit, it can probably be concluded that in Paradox's universe, Bush served in the Confederates as a Beagle tank commander.

External Links Edit

Beagle Light Tank voice being tested in Warcraft III

Just the StatsEdit

Beagle
Amphibious
Light Tank
Cost 700
Build Time 0:10
Health 100
Speed 90
Armour Type Heavy Armour
30mm Cannon
Move and Fire, Reload(3/1.5s), Drops Off
Autocannon
Range 250
RPS 2
Damage 30
Suppression 10
DPS 60
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Confederate Revolutionaries Continental Army

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ARVN Beagle Light Tank Edit

M4N1 Beagle Light Tank
IconARVNBeagle
BeagleTanks
ARVN Beagles on Patrol
Minor Faction ARVNLogoThumb Republic of Vietnam Ranger Forces
Other Faction(s) ConfederateLogoThumb Confederate Revolutionaries
Unit Type Light Tank
Designation Anti Tank/Stealth Detection
Production Building ARVN Command Tent
Secondary Ability Switch Mine Flail/Normal Mode
File:AbilityARVNBeagle.pngFile:AbilityARVNBeagle2.png
Slows Beagle, clears mines, allows infantry crushing/Normal fire mode
Cost $800
Production Time 0:10
Heroic Upgrade Concussion Rounds
• Adds Knock-Back to shells
Dev. Status In-game
Country of Origin  USAthumb United States
Produced by/
Recovered from
 SouthVietnamthumb MACV Headquarters, Saigon
Key Features  » 75mm cannon w/ call-sign on the barrel
 » Central-spike communications array
 » Steel armour and fresh coat of paint
 » 950 rpm mine flail
 » "The Amazing Captain Rocket" comic book anthology (translated)

"Come on, ladies!"

- Beagle Tank Commander

Tactical Analysis Edit

  • Happy Medium: Most tanks are too large or heavy to successfully navigate the jungles of Vietnam. The Beagle, however, is just the right combination of light enough to avoid getting bogged down in the mud, and powerful enough to stand against enemy forces. Against Vietcong forces, its 75mm cannon is more than sufficient against frontal armour.
  • Pay Attention: The Beagle's scanner system allows it to detect Vietcong forces in hiding, a vital skill. As one of the few detector units with any real amount of armour, it can be devastating against a foe who is trying to hide.
  • Epic Flail: The mine clearing flail on the front of the tank can be used to clear mines and traps, or give the Beagle the ability to crush enemy infantry. When in use, however, the Beagle is slowed considerably, and cannot use its main gun.
  • Feet of Clay: Surplus concussion autocannon shells have been shipped to the ARVN by the Allies, but are still in short supply, and only go to select Beagle crews.

Operational History Edit

The ARVN loves its Beagles more than life itself. They use them ceaselessly for their ability to not get stuck in mud, and they have even fitted their tanks with scanners to better detect traps and ambushes. Wider tracks and a fresh coat of paint are all that the ARVN armoured divisions needed to begin operations.

The ARVN also made an interesting addition to their Beagles. By modifying the engine and adding additional gears, they can divert some of the engine's power to spin a drum attached to a pair of arms on the front of the tank. Attached to the spinning drum are a set of heavy steel chains that smash anything (or in the case of foolish infantry, anyone) that gets in its way. Obviously, the Beagle cannot move nearly as quickly when power is being drawn from the engine to operate the flail.

With the "Mine Flail" active, it also clears any traps or mines in its path. It can't be active all the time; because while spinning, the chains have the nasty habit of accidentally getting in the way of the Beagle's main gun, which is therefore disabled while the flail is in use.

Though not as flexible as the Vietcong's Pincer ICV, the ARVN Beagle Light Tank is far better armoured and is capable of beating its rival in a fair fight. However, as a result of recent losses to Vietcong ambushes, the ARVN have begun to equip their units with Central-Spike Communications Arrays, surveillance systems that are capable of detecting camouflaged units from a considerable distance. It is common to see a few dozen of these tanks patrolling the rice fields in mass as if they were a part of a grand parade, though rumours of Vietcong Bulldog Tank Destroyers are more than enough to take the smiles off their commanders' faces.

Just the Stats Edit

Beagle Light Tank
Detector
Light Tank
Cost 800
Build Time 0:10
Health 100
Speed 100
Armour Type Heavy Armour
75mm Cannon
Reloads(3/2s), Move and Fire
Autocannon
Range 250
RPS 2
Damage 30
Suppression 20
DPS 60
Experience Levels
Default Kill Reward 350
Veteran 1400
Kill Reward 700
Elite 2800
Kill Reward 1400
Heroic 5600
Kill Reward 2800
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Republic of Vietnam Ranger Forces

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