Sunday, 17 July 2016

Tanks again.

I'm having a lot of fun with this " old west gunfight with tanks" game. It is so rules lite, I rarely look at the rules book.

 The Panther that came in the boxed game.
 I bought a couple more Shermans to give me four.
 Barkmanns Panther brews up!.
 A StuG cops it.
 Wrecked tanks everywhere.
 Cards and tokens.
 Critical hit cards.
 I introduced the chance of bogging down to stop them whizzing through the trees.
You could play this game in any scale,  to use larger models you would only need a bigger arrow and a bigger table. Now then, I do have 1/72, 1/48 and even 1/35 scale models, hmm...


  1. At first sight, it seems a bit unrealistic, but I am reminded of a couple of things. As a school boy, way back in the 1960s, I first read about the dreaded Tiger Tank in some article or other. It was said in this article that to take out one Tiger you could send out four Churchills. You could expect to see one Churchill return.

    Thye other was more recent, a story of the Russian Front. Apparent in one particular Front that had enetered a quiet period, the commander of a certain Panther tank would issue a challenge across no man's land for a one-on-one duel. Several T34s having met their doom, the local Russian commander ordered his crews to ignore future challenges.

    One crew defied the order, and accepted the challenge. The commander's approach to this was zig and zag his way towards the German, without firing, whilst the enemy stood still and banged away. Bemused by the Russian's refusal to stand still long enough for them to get a decent shot in, the German got more and more panicky. Eventually the T34 got close enough that it finally stopped just after the Panther had fired (and missed again) and sent a shot through the side armour.

    No more 'knightly' challenges on that front...

    Sounds like a fun sort of kitchen table game. It also sounds as though it might be adaptable to an all-arms game...

    1. Thanks Ion, it is a fun and very rules lite game. The rules are downloadable for free on Gale Force Nines website., when I read them I said out loud "is that it?", but it plays well.

      I like your Panther challenge tale it sounds just like this game.