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Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2018 12:04 p.m. PST

We had a game of 'What a Tanker'at the club today, and as ever had a lot of fun!

The write up is on my blog at this link



Generalstoner4908 Sep 2018 12:46 p.m. PST

So Herky this is going to sound like a dumb question but what is "what a tanker?" I know it is skirmish but is it more like an X-wing game with tanks? Or is it more of a role play with tanks? Thanks.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2018 2:01 p.m. PST

What a Tanker is a new-ish game from the Too Fat Lardies stable. You run a tank or 2, by rolling 6 command dice which give you some options on how your tank will act in its activation, it allows you to imagine how your crew is acting (EG is the gunner able to see the tank you can see from on high through his little periscope)- as such it is very different from X-Wing. It definitely has some role playing elements in it.

FlyXwire08 Sep 2018 4:42 p.m. PST

Nice report HB, and loved those special effects! :)

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2018 1:48 a.m. PST

Thanks FlyXwire! – I put the effects on to show how I am seeing the action in my head during the game – something that 'What a Tanker' is very good at generating!!!

JARROVIAN Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2018 3:26 a.m. PST

Nice report Tichard

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2018 5:51 p.m. PST

Anywhere I can read a review of "What A Tanker"? I've seen a few AARs, but no actual description other than that on the publisher's site.

quackstheking10 Sep 2018 1:46 a.m. PST

Check out Beasts of War where they do a full "Let's Play" of What a Tanker plus TFL's You Tube channel where they demo a game in full


YouTube link


Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2018 7:21 p.m. PST

Thanks! I have a few minutes tomorrow, that should be a treat.

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