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13th May '18 7:37:06 AM zarpaulus
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* In ''VideoGame/HomeworldDesertsOfKharak'' the Northern Coalition uses as bases carriers that look like nothing so much as aircraft carriers on wheels, acting like the Mothership in the original ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'' games. While the Kiith Gaalsien have carriers that hover.

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* In ''VideoGame/HomeworldDesertsOfKharak'' the Northern Coalition uses as bases MobileFactory carriers that look like nothing so much as aircraft carriers on wheels, acting like the Mothership in the original ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'' games. While the Kiith Gaalsien have carriers that hover.
26th Apr '18 8:59:03 AM kyojikasshu
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** The Universal Century line includes the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/msgundam/bigtray.htm "Big Tray"]] class and the Zeon equivalents the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/msgundam/gallop.htm "Gallop"]] and [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/msgundam/dabude.htm "Dabude"]] classes, but all of these pale before the grand champion and perhaps most insane of all examples in UC the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/v/adrastea.htm "Adrastea"]] class yes it's a giant ''motorcycle'' land battleship. The ''Big Tray'' and ''Gallop'' also qualify as {{Hover Tank}}s due to their propulsion methods (lacking wheels or treads).

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** The Universal Century line includes the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/msgundam/bigtray.htm "Big Tray"]] class and the Zeon equivalents the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/msgundam/gallop.htm "Gallop"]] and [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/msgundam/dabude.htm "Dabude"]] classes, but all of these pale before the grand champion and perhaps most insane of all examples in UC the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/v/adrastea.htm "Adrastea"]] class yes it's a giant ''motorcycle'' land battleship. The ''Big Tray'' and ''Gallop'' also qualify as {{Hover Tank}}s due to their propulsion methods (lacking wheels or treads).
26th Apr '18 8:56:47 AM kyojikasshu
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** The Universal Century line includes the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/msgundam/bigtray.htm "Big Tray"]] class and the Zeon equivalents the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/msgundam/gallop.htm "Gallop"]] and [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/msgundam/dabude.htm "Dabude"]] classes, but all of these pale before the grand champion and perhaps most insane of all examples in UC the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/v/adrastea.htm "Adrastea"]] class yes it's a giant ''motorcycle'' land battleship.

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** The Universal Century line includes the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/msgundam/bigtray.htm "Big Tray"]] class and the Zeon equivalents the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/msgundam/gallop.htm "Gallop"]] and [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/msgundam/dabude.htm "Dabude"]] classes, but all of these pale before the grand champion and perhaps most insane of all examples in UC the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/v/adrastea.htm "Adrastea"]] class yes it's a giant ''motorcycle'' land battleship. The ''Big Tray'' and ''Gallop'' also qualify as {{Hover Tank}}s due to their propulsion methods (lacking wheels or treads).
17th Mar '18 10:47:41 PM nombretomado
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* The old StarWars RPG by WestEnd Games had as one of the land vehicles used by the Galactic Empire a mobile, tracked, command vehicle (can't remember name). While lightly armed, it had strong shields and heavy armor but was not meant to enter battle.

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* The old StarWars RPG ''TabletopGame/StarWarsD6'' by WestEnd [=WestEnd=] Games had as one of the land vehicles used by the Galactic Empire a mobile, tracked, command vehicle (can't remember name).vehicle. While lightly armed, it had strong shields and heavy armor but was not meant to enter battle.
17th Mar '18 10:45:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'' - A non-villainous example [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Nomad_City is]] Nomad City from the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse. It's a very large old ship carried by a large number of captured [[SpiderTank AT-ATs]], so it's sort of a base on legs. That's because it's a MercurialBase-- a mining station on a slow-turning planet very close to its hot sun, which would melt if left on the day side - as eventually happens once it is immobilized by an attack.

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* ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'' - A non-villainous example [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Nomad_City is]] Nomad City from the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse.''Franchise/StarWarsLegends''. It's a very large old ship carried by a large number of captured [[SpiderTank AT-ATs]], so it's sort of a base on legs. That's because it's a MercurialBase-- a mining station on a slow-turning planet very close to its hot sun, which would melt if left on the day side - as eventually happens once it is immobilized by an attack.
23rd Dec '17 9:42:17 AM WillKeaton
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* ''{{Transformers}}'': any and all "[[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Cityformer cityformers]]" are colossi who turn into Transformer-scaled cities or fortresses, though scale in Transformers has traditionally been [[YourSizeMayVary utterly screwed]]. Their ranks include Metroplex, Trypticon, Fortress Maximus, Scorponok, Overlord...

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* ''{{Transformers}}'': any and all "[[http://tfwiki.[[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Cityformer cityformers]]" "cityformers"]] are colossi who turn into Transformer-scaled cities or fortresses, though scale in Transformers has traditionally been [[YourSizeMayVary utterly screwed]]. Their ranks include Metroplex, Trypticon, Fortress Maximus, Scorponok, Overlord...



* The British faction in ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'' has mobile HQs (Bedfords with extra seats for the commanders). They can be moved anywhere, sometimes even at an incredible speed, but in return, the British cannot promote civilian buildings to HQs unlike every other faction.

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* The British faction in ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'' has mobile HQs [=HQs=] (Bedfords with extra seats for the commanders). They can be moved anywhere, sometimes even at an incredible speed, but in return, the British cannot promote civilian buildings to HQs [=HQs=] unlike every other faction.



** The mission before involved the [[AirborneAircraftCarriers Helicarriers]] prompting Spiderman to wonder why they didn't add a tunnel to Japan to the extravagant waste two such vehicles would produce.

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** The mission before involved the [[AirborneAircraftCarriers [[AirborneAircraftCarrier Helicarriers]] prompting Spiderman to wonder why they didn't add a tunnel to Japan to the extravagant waste two such vehicles would produce.
23rd Dec '17 9:40:44 AM WillKeaton
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* The BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' has one. Guess what it's shaped like. Come on, guess what [[TimeStandsStill the time guy's]] fortress is shaped [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1504-01_6741.jpg like]].

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* The BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' has one. Guess what it's shaped like. Come on, guess what [[TimeStandsStill the time guy's]] fortress is shaped [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1504-01_6741.jpg like]].shaped like.]]
11th Nov '17 10:52:09 AM Kadorhal
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* The ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' series has the MCV, which is basically a vehicle that can transform into a Construction Yard and then build bases. Depending on game, mode and options,[[note]]It's often an option for multiplayer games, but unavailable in single player[[/note]] It can sometimes also pack up and leave when needed.
** ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars'': GDI's MARV, which eats entire Tiberium fields at a time, has enough space for a platoon of infantry to garrission inside, and is armed with ''three'' gigantic [[strike:railguns]][[DepletedPhlebotinumShells sonic shockwave shell cannons]].

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* The ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' series has the MCV, Mobile Construction Vehicle, which is basically a vehicle that can transform into a Construction Yard and then build bases. Depending on game, mode and options,[[note]]It's often an option for multiplayer games, but unavailable in single player[[/note]] It the campaign, but an available option in multiplayer - one which most players don't take advantage of anyway, when they can instead build a wall around the construction yard to prevent enemy engineers from just taking it[[/note]] it can sometimes also pack up and leave when needed.
** ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars'': GDI's MARV, which eats entire Tiberium fields at a time, has enough space for a platoon of infantry to garrission garrison inside, and is armed with ''three'' gigantic [[strike:railguns]][[DepletedPhlebotinumShells sonic shockwave shell cannons]].



** The ''Yuri's Revenge'' expansion for ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'' applies the same idea to mining with Yuri's "Slave Miner", a vehicle that - rather than gathering ore itself and returning it to a refinery like the other factions - deploys itself near a patch of ore and sends out slaves to mine it. The individual slaves carry much less ore than the other miners can, but the turnaround between heading out, mining, and returning their payload to the refinery to be processed is much shorter, especially since the refinery can just be relocated to a fresh patch of ore after mining an area clear, especially allowing for fast cash when they can find the more valuable gems.



* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has the Enclave's Mobile Base Crawler, a treaded vehicle spanning 3 floors and is large enough to house a mainframe, a complete barracks, an armory, and even a radar dish to activate a weapons sattelite.
** And probably, as this is the Fallout universe after all, a nuclear reactor powering all this. Of course, this 'verse has [[EveryCarIsAPinto nuke reactors powering]] ''[[EveryCarIsAPinto cars]]'', so that's not necessarily that remarkable.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has the Enclave's Mobile Base Crawler, a treaded vehicle spanning 3 floors and is large enough to house a mainframe, a complete barracks, an armory, and even a radar dish to activate a weapons sattelite.
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satellite. And probably, as this is the Fallout universe after all, ''Fallout'' universe, a nuclear reactor powering all this. Of course, this 'verse has [[EveryCarIsAPinto nuke reactors powering]] powering ''[[EveryCarIsAPinto cars]]'', so that's not necessarily that remarkable.



** Featured in the ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' multiplayer map "Sandtrap" are two vehicles officially called "''Behemoth''-class Troop Transports", colloquially known as "Elephants". While small examples of the Base On Wheels trope, they are the largest pilotable vehicles in the game. On default map settings, they come equipped with two detachable Gatling gun turrets and one fixed turret. They can also hold up to three ATV or two "Warthog" jeeps. In-universe, they were designed for troop transport and vehicle recovery, featuring large cranes and an upper and lower deck. However, in a few fan-made multiplayer modes, they are used as mobile flag-bases in Capture the Flag games. Amusingly, you can actually flip one over, though it is very hard to do. Even more amusingly, you can then go to flip it back over, leading to a prompt; "Press RB to... Wait, what? How did you do that?"

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** Featured in the ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' multiplayer map "Sandtrap" are two vehicles officially called "''Behemoth''-class Troop Transports", colloquially known as "Elephants". While small examples of the Base On Wheels trope, they are the largest pilotable vehicles in the game. On default map settings, they come equipped with two detachable Gatling gun turrets and one fixed turret. They can also hold up to three ATV or two "Warthog" jeeps. In-universe, they were designed for troop transport and vehicle recovery, featuring large cranes and an upper and lower deck. However, in a few fan-made multiplayer modes, they are used as mobile flag-bases in Capture the Flag games. Amusingly, you can actually flip one over, though it is very hard to do. Even more amusingly, you can then go to flip it back over, leading to a prompt; "Press RB to... [[EasterEgg Wait, what? How did you do that?"that?]]"
1st Nov '17 12:54:41 AM WingedCat
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* Similarly, [[http://periodictableofsciencefiction.blogspot.com/2009/09/mercury.html Mercury's entry in The Periodic Table of Science Fiction]] features Quicksilver City, which must constantly drive across Mercury's surface so as to stay at a human-habitable temperature. The road has (mostly) been prepared and seeded with supplies to pick up, by machines that can tolerate extreme heat and cold, but only at the border between night and day can people survive.
24th Oct '17 6:59:45 PM nombretomado
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** The Soviets resurrected their armoured trains in the 60s to guard their border against ChineseWithChopperSupport. The new versions sported [[MoreDakka 23 mm quad turrets]] and carried - [[AwesomePersonnelCarrier CARRIED]] - several complete T-62 tanks to chase the fleeing enemy down away from the track.

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** The Soviets resurrected their armoured trains in the 60s to guard their border against ChineseWithChopperSupport.UsefulNotes/ChineseWithChopperSupport. The new versions sported [[MoreDakka 23 mm quad turrets]] and carried - [[AwesomePersonnelCarrier CARRIED]] - several complete T-62 tanks to chase the fleeing enemy down away from the track.
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