Marauder John usually posts on JBL and the Hisstank forums. Here's some updates from the man himself:
There is a REALLY good chance Series #5 will get the green light and hopefully you'll all consider the items REALLY good!
Looking to expand the "modular" type weapons and have more "modular" accessories that will work with the new weapons and also work with the original "modular" M4. ALL of the candidates came FROM suggestions & requests from you folks. Nice mix of modern, WWII, edged weapons & Sci-fi. A Series #5 won't be as large as Series #4 or Series #2. Want to have each series be slightly smaller number, so production time will be less and allow for more frequent releases throughout the year.
Once the process gets a little further along, will post the list of items & accessories that made the final cut. Not everything wanted could be part of a new series, but smaller releases mean requested items that don't make this series have a good chance of being part of another sooner release.
As always, thanks for the support!
If everything stays on schedule, the target avail date for Series #5 is May of 2008 (which is an improvement over August like last year with Series #4). Hope to have final "reduced" prototypes in a few weeks. Will post pictures AND the full list of what is in the series at that time. Holding off on releasing the full list of items until ALL potential production problems are encountered & solved. Last thing I want is to get anyone excited about a particular item and then have some production issue screw everything up.
So no need to deprive yourself of some of the new PTE accessories...plenty of time till Series #5.
Includes a FN-Scar
Hhhhmmm....you may not need to wait until Series #6 for a Scar...
Includes a Muti-shot Grenade Launcher
Since you mention "mult-shot" grenade launchers....
Series #5 will have a version of the above multi shot grenade launcher. There are several different versions of that weapon (one with a folding stock, one with an M4 "type" stock, one with the rail system around barrel, one without rail system around the barrel, etc.). Had the one WITH the M4 "type" stock, WITH the rail system around the barrel AND had the "protective" grip covers added to unused rail system spaces on the top, bottom & sides of the barrel. Another difference is the scope on the Marauder version. The reference materials used all had a smaller scope, not the one with the larger & higer scope profile.
Hope to post the entire list of the final Series #5 items soon. Just wanted to let you folks know about the grenade launcher....Happy Thanksgiving!
Also new dio accessories
You asked for it...and here they are! Was able to get several "new to marauder" PTE accessories. Individual Sandbags, Coils of Barbwire, Fabric Tents, Tank Obstacles, Checkpoint Barriers, adjustable Web-Belts and more!Hope you get a chance to stop by and check them out. Also, don't forget to mention you're a Joeboard member with your order to get your FREE bonus item!
Thanks for your support!
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