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Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2015 7:03 a.m. PST


Tank On Tank has been a long-time board game favorite of mine. This weekend I got my 3D-converted version up and running at our local hobby shop the guys loved it!

Here's the BIG game version being played with 3mm O8-brand (Pico Armor) miniatures stepping in for the game's counters.

Close-up view on my customed-textured, printed-on-vinyl game mat, and some of the units.

Although the Tank On Tank series (West & East Front versions now) sound like they would be for playing detailed, tactical armor action only, they're actually sweet little combined-arms battle systems.

Thanks for checking out my pics here.

Durban Gamer16 Nov 2015 7:12 a.m. PST

Superb 3mm setup. No wonder they loved it. And, thanks for sharing.

Jozis Tin Man16 Nov 2015 8:14 a.m. PST

Spectacular set up! Thank you for sharing, I love a great 3mm table.

mwindsorfw16 Nov 2015 8:56 a.m. PST

That Mountain Dew is awfully close to the playing surface. Hopefully, neither army suffered a sugary, fizzy, chemical attack.

Timmo uk16 Nov 2015 9:54 a.m. PST

It's fantastic I'm surprised there isn't more of this kind of thing going on in the hobby especially when considering that Avalon Hill a historical corner stone of the wargaming hobby featured well in the "companies we miss" thread a while back.

The only thing I'd say is that it would look even better if you had some swap in wooded hexes that were missing a triangular portion or two so you wouldn't have to perch your unit counters on top of the trees.

But it's really excellent and I think the notion of triangular units on hexes is brilliant. Thank you for showing us this.

goragrad16 Nov 2015 10:38 a.m. PST

Very nice!!

Onomarchos Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2015 10:50 a.m. PST

Great idea … now you need to tell us more about how you crafted the map and woods … please.


elsyrsyn16 Nov 2015 11:28 a.m. PST

Nice – I like those woods. They look like they're held together in the canopy, rather than on a base. Any hints on how you made them?


Schogun16 Nov 2015 12:11 p.m. PST

Looks good! Always looking for a good set of rules. Too bad ToT doesn't have a North Africa module.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2015 1:24 p.m. PST

Thanks for all your terrific comments guys!!!

I got the woods idea from off the Altar Of Freedom rules website, where they have an excellent tutorial online for making these types of pieces here:

Instead of using foam core board, I used flexible, 5mm thick "fun foam" sheet for making the canopy outlines from, which are easily cut out with scissors, and poked through to make the tree trunk holes with a pointed tool. If I were making these again, I would have brown-painted the wooden dowels first (in their full lengths), before I had cut them down to their smaller size (and instead of individually painting each dowel brown after they were glued to the foam outlines). A combination of colors of Woodland Scenics Clump, and Clusters foliage was glued on with my favorite adhesive GOO, made by Walthers (any good "contact-type" cement should work).

Here's a pic showing parts/steps of the assembling process.

coopman16 Nov 2015 3:54 p.m. PST

Why the triangular shaped bases?

elsyrsyn16 Nov 2015 4:09 p.m. PST

Thanks for the forest tip. Absolutely brilliant.


Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2015 7:05 a.m. PST

Thanks Doug!

Coopman, I tested a few ideas on stand sizes and shapes, and liked the look of the "Panzer Wedges". This was one of the most efficient/minimalist shapes that I could mount up to five/six (platoon/battery strength) number of minis on, and then not displace the game buildings from off their areas too badly when a stand occupies a town hex. I've yet to make the hill hex pieces for the game, but they'll be sloped-sided, so having minimalist stands will help prevent them from hanging over the tops of the hill edges.

Last thing that's resulted from choosing this triangular stand shape, is I can serve my buds their "Doritos" right off the magnetic storage trays.

boggler07 Sep 2016 12:11 p.m. PST


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