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Author Topic: What a Tanker! Somewhere in France.....  (Read 278 times)

Offline Digits

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What a Tanker! Somewhere in France.....
« on: February 21, 2021, 04:55:05 PM »
So, myself and Jamie (PrivateBuzz on here) have just very successfully played an enjoyable few hours of What a Tanker!

First time playing for me, we led with a one on one tank game for me to pick up the rules.   Needless to say, his MkIV tore my Sherman a new one!



However, game learned (very straight forward) we decided to have a pucker two on two tank game, Jamie taking two MkIV’s and me having one regular Sherman and one Firefly.

The table looked brilliant.   Jamie is a very talented individual, the houses coming up a real treat, but also on show, his first go at Teddy Bear fur field, door mat crop, and various hedges, bocages and wire fences.    As usual, a great setting makes for a most agreeable game!

Set up for the gaming, an overhead iPad in a fixed table position.  Jamie then used the camera on his phone to get down and show me views from my tanks should they be needed, points of interest and dice throws etc.

I won’t put a blow by blow account...but was fun watching hit after hit banging into his commanders front facing, and only slowly whittling down his command dice instead of dealing decisive knock out shots with the Firefly!  Didn’t think I was ever going to finish him....his last half dozen activations only having one command dice!

I didn’t even get the satisfaction of blowing anything up....his wingman bailing out before anything cooked up.  I think I need to look at this bloody ammunition!

However.....a very enjoyable few hours, the perfect game for remote gaming, great setting and a great sport to play against!  Looking forward to the next one.








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Offline fred

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Re: What a Tanker! Somewhere in France.....
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2021, 05:09:06 PM »
It is a good looking table.

Glad you had an enjoyable remote game.

We were excited about WAT as a game, but found it turned into a bizarre game of chase, as seemed much easier to move than to shoot. Seemed nothing like WWII tank actions. Would have been good with WWI aircraft!

Offline Digits

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Re: What a Tanker! Somewhere in France.....
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2021, 05:25:55 PM »
I’m not saying it’s the most accurate portrayal of tank warfare.....far from it, but as an easy remote game or even multiplayer, it has its place I’m sure.

Cheers Fred
« Last Edit: February 21, 2021, 07:50:09 PM by Digits »

Offline WuZhuiQiu

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Re: What a Tanker! Somewhere in France.....
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2021, 07:18:42 PM »
It's a fun system. Rules for AT guns and infantry AT might dampen the chasing aspect.

Offline has.been

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Re: What a Tanker! Somewhere in France.....
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2021, 08:02:34 PM »
Guys, guys! 
What happened to our invites????? :-[ :-[ :-[

Offline Digits

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Re: What a Tanker! Somewhere in France.....
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2021, 08:06:46 PM »
We were testing it out!   

Besides....expect an invite shortly for this Saturday.  Jamie setting it up.

Offline bluewillow

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Re: What a Tanker! Somewhere in France.....
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2021, 09:09:51 AM »
Nice looking little game. Not played the rules but the idea of playing remotely is attractive.

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