|Moving onto the board|
|My troops with their stat sheet|
|Frenchmen, with a big stick, in the distance|
|some ineffective skirmishing|
|My bowman misses his shot while my hero tries (and fails) to bash a Frenchman|
|My survivors limp off the field|
On Sunday, I had a little free time and decided to try a solo game of What a Tanker. I pulled out my 1/285 scale Desert War tanks (from a previous summer project) for the game and used centimeters for range instead of inches. I didn’t want to do a 1 vs 1 battle (that seemed a little boring, even if I was just learning the rules), so I decided to match a British M3 Lee and Honey against a German Panzer III H and Panzer II F (the points matched up nicely for these tanks).
|The British tanks ...|
|and the Germans|
The rules are pretty straightforward, but it still took me a little while to get into the swing of the action. Both sides moved forward and took a few pot shots, without inflicting any permanent damage. As the tanks closed, the Panzer III got off a good shot at the Honey hitting with four dice. But the Honey rolled four saves and only ended up falling back.
|Not so lucky Honey|
|The M3 Lee is the winner|