Wednesday, 15 January 2020

What a Tanker Club Game















We had a very enjoyable game of What a Tanker at the club last night, even though there were only three of us and I umpired rather than taking an active role. A quick run through of the rules and we were off to a flying start, which came to an abrupt end for the sprog when his Mark IV got a nasty shot in the flank and brewed up. Ouch!

In the follow on game, he managed to hold on a lot longer and inflicted some nasty permanent damage on both of the T34's but ended up with both his Mark IV's outflanked then blown to bits. It was a good game and he picked up the rules in no time, despite getting a bloody nose and a lesson in tank tactics. He took it firmly on the chin and will be back for more, so a win all round.

It made me think about the need for several players to keep the game rolling and a solid objective driven scenario to underpin the game, rather than a basic 'shoot 'em up' approach, which tends to result in a 'last man standing' situation. In the end, the much vaunted KV2 failed to make an appearance but I'll definitely be running another game at the club later in the year.

5 comments:

  1. Great looking models and simple but very effective looking terrain, I like it a lot!

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  2. Love that winter table, simple but very effective. Introduced a friend to WaT and he said it was more fun than any of the online tank games he’s played, which I thought was quite a compliment.

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