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 pancakeonions wrote:
It sounds like it's a bit closer to the X wing experience than say, a deep simulation of tank battles.

That's about what I can handle these days, so I'm guessing it will slot nicely into what limited brain power I have these days.


This, along with your signature, it very important to take to heart I think. Rolling dice is amazing for the spirit, and light games are just as good a heavy ones.

And yes, Armada looks fantastic!

Drop in later and tell us what you think of your investigation / purchase of World of Tanks. Have fun!

~ Shrap

Rolling 1's for five decades.
Dust 1947 * Warhammer 40K * Kings of War * Warcry * Star Breach * LoTR SBG * Chain of Command * Mythos * Warmaster 10mm
 
   
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GW should make a similar game only for their tanks and publish it in WD. It would fit with their current model of putting their hands in lots of stuff.

Otherwise, wake me when the Moderns come out.....

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Somerset uk

 Easy E wrote:
GW should make a similar game only for their tanks and publish it in WD. It would fit with their current model of putting their hands in lots of stuff.

Otherwise, wake me when the Moderns come out.....


That would be fun, I’m sure there was a battle report 20 odd years ago in a white dwarf that was about 95 % tanks and such. Think it was space wolves vs traitor catachan guard.
   
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 Easy E wrote:
GW should make a similar game only for their tanks and publish it in WD. It would fit with their current model of putting their hands in lots of stuff.

Otherwise, wake me when the Moderns come out.....


How modern do you want it? (year bracket)

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 FrozenDwarf wrote:
 Easy E wrote:
GW should make a similar game only for their tanks and publish it in WD. It would fit with their current model of putting their hands in lots of stuff.

Otherwise, wake me when the Moderns come out.....


How modern do you want it? (year bracket)


I suspect he's talking about an updated version of the already existing Modern tanks game that uses the plastic vehicles made for Team Yankee (including Vietnam and Arab-Israeli Wars).
   
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Yup. I am interested in Arab-Israeli Wars specifically but also Cold War Goes Hot too.

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I dont see that happening anytime soon sadly.

(and the modern version of Tanks dont exist anylonger either, seems they are going all hands on the WoT fan product)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=At2hJmdc_hA

excellent review, honest and intelligent critique. Highlights the poor initiative / movement system to the letter. Seems this was such an opportunity for GF9 to imrove Tanks, and they totally dropped the ball in replace of a lazy, glossy re-skin. We played the original last week again. Such a hard pass.

~ Shrap

Rolling 1's for five decades.
Dust 1947 * Warhammer 40K * Kings of War * Warcry * Star Breach * LoTR SBG * Chain of Command * Mythos * Warmaster 10mm
 
   
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Mr.Giggles wrote:
So my regular wargaming opponent wants to play Tanks. We both love the scale and the simplicity of the rules. The fact that you can get a full game in, in not much over 30 mins is amazing. I've already got a full 100 point US Sherman platoon and planning to get an Italian platoon as soon as possible. He's doing Germans and Russians.

The point of this thread is to ask if the game has a following here, as I've not seen any threads about it.

It would also be the type of game I could imagine playing at a tournament or other gaming event.

Anyone here playing it and if so, how popular is it in your area?

Thanks


I've played it. I play Flames of War, and it is to Flames of War as Kill Team is to 40k.

The way I approach is is as a board game. I own a bunch of tanks, and all the pieces and cards, and if someone ever wants to play it we just set up and play it. Some people I've played with enjoy it, but mostly they're not "wargamers".

It is not the most tactically deep game, basically a dice chucker, but it is adequately fun if you're just looking for an hour's entertainment.

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 Inquisitor Lord Katherine wrote:



It is not the most tactically deep game, basically a dice chucker, but it is adequately fun if you're just looking for an hour's entertainment.


Kinda the whole idea behind the product.. a lunch break game.

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Central Valley, California

 Inquisitor Lord Katherine wrote:
Mr.Giggles wrote:
So my regular wargaming opponent wants to play Tanks. We both love the scale and the simplicity of the rules. The fact that you can get a full game in, in not much over 30 mins is amazing. I've already got a full 100 point US Sherman platoon and planning to get an Italian platoon as soon as possible. He's doing Germans and Russians.

The point of this thread is to ask if the game has a following here, as I've not seen any threads about it.

It would also be the type of game I could imagine playing at a tournament or other gaming event.

Anyone here playing it and if so, how popular is it in your area?

Thanks


The way I approach is is as a board game. I own a bunch of tanks, and all the pieces and cards, and if someone ever wants to play it we just set up and play it. Some people I've played with enjoy it, but mostly they're not "wargamers"..


This is true for me as well. I've played it with people who have never seen minis before, never rolled dice in such a fashion. They enjoy it. As for my actual crew, they want more -- even out of a one hour lunch game. Since i own painted tanks and the box set, there's no harm in keeping it. Tanks won't see a lot of table time, however.

~ Shrap

Rolling 1's for five decades.
Dust 1947 * Warhammer 40K * Kings of War * Warcry * Star Breach * LoTR SBG * Chain of Command * Mythos * Warmaster 10mm
 
   
 
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