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Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2018 12:52 p.m. PST

We think so! – we had 3 more games at the club and I think we are getting the hang of it now! – I have done a report on the first 2 games at this link


Enjoy it!

advocate12 May 2018 1:04 p.m. PST

I can only agree. Fun game.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2018 1:21 p.m. PST

Sounds like fun – curses! Another game I am doomed to buy

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2018 1:48 p.m. PST

Oh but its worth it!!!! Great Game!!!

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2018 2:11 p.m. PST

We've played it twice now--it is indeed a fun game! Definitely geared for late war tanks, and not tankettes or anti-tank rifles.


advocate12 May 2018 3:07 p.m. PST

If you and your friends have a tank or two each they you're good to go.

repaint12 May 2018 3:13 p.m. PST

It is sort of fun. Kind of little filler.

If we had only this to play at the club it'd be very sad.

WAT is a kind of arcade tank game in a WWII costume. I don't think we will play it for too long.

But yes, give it a go. It is…fun.

lloydthegamer Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2018 4:19 p.m. PST

Great game, yep a bit simple, but great fun. Repaint, I too would be sad if this were the only game around, but it's not and it is a hoot. Like all games my buddies and I play, we'll play it till we're sick of it and switch to another game.

advocate13 May 2018 1:29 a.m. PST

We are planning an informal East Front campaign. I imagine we may have had enough after that, and it will go away for a while. But it's simple enough to bring out again after several months, and I'm sure we will.

MajorB13 May 2018 5:20 a.m. PST

I am always amused by the TFL naming convention of thinly veiled rude phrases!!

Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2018 1:41 p.m. PST

I have just done a new points system for WaT, and we will try it next week. If anyone wants a look at it please e-mail me at!

I hope it will make the game balance….fairer!

jdginaz13 May 2018 4:27 p.m. PST

"I hope it will make the game balance….fairer!"

As always it depends on the terrain. More open terrain favors the Germans, Denser terrain favors the British & Americans.

Marc at work14 May 2018 6:12 a.m. PST

That is interesting – how do you balance a game where you have one tank a piece? Will be interesting to see how this works.

Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 11:02 a.m. PST

how do you balance a game where you have one tank apiece?

The points system in the original rules works fine in balancing 1:1 games, where it fails is in multiple tank games, as our games on Saturday showed.
I doubt the terrain affects results over much, as both sides have to acquire, aim and shoot with the same difficulty, and the randomness of the command dice/initiative dice make much more difference, I feel.

lincolnlog19 May 2018 8:01 a.m. PST

I ordered this from a retailer in the UK, waiting for it to ship across the pond. I watched a couple of U-tubes on the game.

Interesting concept, I'll give it a try with my 15mm collection. Leave the 28's for Bolt Action. I may have have to tinker, we'll see?

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