The MoAT or Minor Assault Tank is the all-purpose front-line tank. It excels at what is does.
About this creation
The MoAT is the Minor Assault Tank, and is the third wargame tank I created. It has four self-defense cannons, and the main cannon for blasting things. It is meant to be the frontline cannon fodder that is blasted from long range by ASTs and MSTs and tears them apart when it gets close enough. It is meant to face the inevitable death at the hands of a Major Assault Tank (MaAT) and dare to fire its single small cannon in that face like so much spit. It is meant to dance toe to toe with other MoATs, trading cannon-fire until one is melted plastic. :D
Again, this isn't very complicated. That is part of the beauty of these things. Not to mention the parts are fairly standard and somewhat easy to obtain 'en masse'. You'll need four antenna parts, two 1x2 rectangles, two 1x1 vertical hand/claws (or one horizontal hand/claw and one vertical like pictured), a 1x1 round, a 1x1 plate, the connector piece with a snap end and a stud end, and the beloved five stud brick. Refer to photos to clear up any confusion this description would otherwise cause. :D
Did I mention this isn't hard to build? If you can figure out what the parts are, you can put them together to build it. You may not even need instructions. Still, here they are. Start with the four antenna and 1x2 rectangles. Two antenna go on one 1x2 rectangle, and two on the other. I tend to put them at something close to a 45 degree angle to give it more of a realistic leg look and feel.
Next we take the connector piece, and put the five stud brick on top, then the 1x1 round on top of that. Ta-da! :D
Then we place the two 1x1 vertical hand/claws on the opposite sides of the five stud, pointed in the direction of the connector (In the model I made i used one vertical on the bottom, and one horizontal hand/claw for the top of the tank). This works because the connector isn't as wide as the cylinder or cone on the MST or AST. I place a 1x1 plate on the top of the top 1x1 vertical hand/claw, this is purely personal preference. The last step would be to attach one 1x2 rectangle with antenna to one remaining side of the five stud brick, and the other 1x2 rectangle with antenna to the other remaining side. That's it. Ready to move out! :D