|Name: Rovenkampf (from "roving" + "kampf", fight)|
|Faction: Third Reich (Raumkräfte)|
The Rovenkampf was designed by Wilhelm Arkin specifically to operate on the lunar surface; it was built to deploy on one of the geysers that Jon Beardsly had discovered during his expedition and use it as a source of power in order to construct a variety of war machines from the gelstone found there. Due to the material's distribution and scarcity Arkin designed a system whereby the base could be deployed and undeployed in order to move around while separate units gathered the material from the surface; this mechanic would form the foundation of the Recycler and Scavenger system employed by the NSDF, CCA, CRA, ISDF and Scion Collective both with and without Arkin's direct involvement.
Lost Brigade Edit
The Rovenkampf was developed for Lost Brigade, an early version of Battlezone set during World War 2 in which Allied and Nazi squadrons are abducted by alien forces. It was designed to play the part of the German Recycler, but was cut when Activision realised the game would be unmarketable in Germany due to the country's strict laws on Nazi symbolism.
- The image of the Rovenkampf that formed part of The History of Biometal Warfare - the only image of the vehicle to date - was published upside-down.
- The name Rovenkampf appears to be derived from a Germanic bastardisation of the English "roving" and "kampf", the German for "fight". Assuming this is correct a more accurate German name for the unit would be Vorgarnkampf.
- ↑ The History of Biometal Warfare, Part I: Early Constructs of the Reich, pandemicstudios.com, archived 2001-03-06
- ↑ Introducing Ken Miller on battlezone1.org
|The Third Reich / Raumkräfte|
|Vehicles||Rovenkampf • Sturm • Jagvespe • Vossketen • Bezirker|
|People||General Kranken • Jon Beardsly • Wilhelm Arkin|