I realize there is another thread about tanks but wanted to make one more focused on the possibility of lighter vehicles.
I personally would like Death Fields to focus more on skirmish gameplay vs the large army battles of say 40k and with that in mind I'll list below what vehicles I think would fit with each faction.
FT-17 Light Tank
Cute little tank that lore wise could be used by the Grognards because it was the first "modern" tank.
With it being a 2 person light tank it would fight perfect in a skirmish style game and would give the Grognards a heavy weapon to pair with their calvary we will hopefully get down the line.
-Laser gatling gun for ranged anti infantry
-Cannon or mortar for anti armor or emplacement
-Flamethrower for shock and awe
Bren Gun Carrier
One of the most produced armored vehicles in history, and simple kit to make with it being open topped.
The carrier would give the Brits small unit transport capacity and could also have an up armed version mounting heaver guns.
-Transport version with passengers being able to use their weapons and maybe a mounted machine gun
-"Gun" variant that sacrifices transport space for a cannon or flamethrower instead
Construction Power Armor
Not a vehicle technically but could be something they stole or scavenged for a construction site that would give them something stronger than just infantry.
Would be a very modular set with actual construction parts as well as jury rigged weapon systems.
Bonus points if the set could include spare heads so the armor could be used by other factions as well.
No set loadouts for this one, more of add whatever weapons you wanted onto the arms and torso.
-Saws, drills, rebar clubs, etc.
-Flamethrowers, low tech autoguns, industrial nail guns, stolen laser cannons
Not sure on what would fit for a light vehicle for these guys, I imagine them more having genetically enhanced animals like bears or wolves than vehicles.
Please let me know if you have any suggestions!
With the Raumjager being based on the Germans you have a ton of vehicles to choose from but most are too large in my opinion, even a Sd Kfz 251 halftrack is a little large for a skirmish game.
With that in mind I here are 2 options I've seen discussed elsewhere on the forum.
Funky looking tracked motorcycle that could look pretty cool decked out with some sci fi gear.
would be able to carry 2 or 3 infantry on it and like the Bren Carrier could have a weaponized version.
With it being a glorified motorcycle it could be tiny and fit in most places infantry can.
-Transport, standard version with no mounted weapons, mounted infantry could fire their rifles, etc.
-Self propelled gun, the front tire could be removed and then it could mount a heavy cannon or machine gun and act more like a mobile heavy weapon platform.
-Rocket battery, mount a rocket pod on the back where the passengers go and use it as a barrage weapon.
This vehicle is a more modern pick but would fit nicely with the Raumjager's being founded from paratroopers with it being an air transportable vehicle.
Could have a special rule allowing it to be airdropped into the middle of the battle field.
-Autocannon, combo anti infantry and light vehicles
-Missiles, could be an indirect artillery platform or just pack more of a punch against large groups of infantry and vehicles
-APC, the real life APC version is technically based on the lengthened Wiseal 2 but could be included anyways to give more options.
These bikes could be for cross faction use and have a wide range of body styles; civilian, light weight scout, armored military, etc.
This category would be very open to modification and could be transport only or have a mounted weapon as well.
These are a few ideas I came up with or stole from others on the forum here, do you think these would be a good fit for Death Fields? Let my know of any suggestions you have!