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MarkAMorin Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2022 5:04 p.m. PST

Here's the post on the 2nd game I ran at TotalCon 36 – The Battle of France, May June 1940 for What a Tanker


nnascati Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2022 5:26 p.m. PST

Mark, looks cool, but a question. Would it really be normal to have forces composed of one of this and one of that?

MarkAMorin Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2022 11:30 a.m. PST

Good question nnascati, and it goes to my scenario design. I wanted to have a variety of vehicles available. The French built several different models of infantry and cavalry tanks. I wanted that historical aspect as part of the flavor of the game. While one defending French unit might just have all R35's, that to me seemed boring as a game (plus I'd just have painted all R35's and that would be boring). The same can be said to a lesser extent for the Germans as in 1939-40 they had many different AFV's as well. The way that the players can choose AFV's as well as Bonus Attack Cards in the scenario forces them to make choices. Not every French tank can be a SOMUA S35, nor can every German be a Panzer IIIE. This way, my game helps to expose the players to the wide range of vehicles that were deployed in May-June 1940. It's more of a game than a true simulation to be sure, but I tried to balance out the needs of simulating the historical aspects with the need to have a balanced game.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2022 12:37 p.m. PST

One of the Joys of WaT to us is not worrying too much about having a mix of tanks! It can be quite fun – even if not accurate!

Tgerritsen Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2022 9:03 p.m. PST

Looks like it was a blast.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2022 8:53 a.m. PST

I have to agree with Herkybird. WaT is a very enjoyable game and I dont worry too much about accuracy. And I like Mark's idea of exposing folks to a wide range of lesser known vehicles.

mghFond13 Mar 2022 10:57 a.m. PST

When we play WaT we always used a wide variety of tank types and we don't care about historical facts, it's just a beer and pretzels fun game.

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