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by magicfan
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: What a Tanker!
Topic: Hull mounted guns
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: Hull mounted guns

The simple way of doing it without changing the rule system is to count the two guns as one (aim, reload, etc, as the crew would be unlikely to shoot both at the same time) but have a higher strike value in the front arc only to represent the hull mount. In the case of the Lee/Grant: I think Strike ...
by magicfan
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: What a Tanker!
Topic: Big WaT
Replies: 11
Views: 2830

Re: Big WaT

My suggestion fot this topic and staying with the Keep It Simple idea, is that the Commanding tank can use '6' wild dice (if any) for a 'MOVE ALL TANKS IN SAME DIRECTION' action, each tank in the command getting a 'free' move towards an objective there and then if they wish to. As for lack of radios...
by magicfan
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: What a Tanker!
Topic: Hungarian Tanks
Replies: 3
Views: 2024

Re: Hungarian Tanks

For more unusual tanks, my method is to find a tank that is listed in WAT that has an armour arrangement that is roughly the same as the vehicle you want, then use that armour value, likewise find a listed tank that has the same or nearly the same main gun and use that strike value. The special feat...
by magicfan
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: What a Tanker!
Topic: Updated points system for What a Tanker and AI tanker
Replies: 5
Views: 2699

Re: Updated points system for What a Tanker and AI tanker

limiting the number of "cheap" tanks sounds a good idea and in the case of the Type 2 Ka-Mi swimming tank, historically accurate as I think there were never more than 4 ever deployed in a single battle (some one please correct me if I am wrong about this)
by magicfan
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is anyone buying 1/72 kits these days?
Replies: 4
Views: 3534

Re: Is anyone buying 1/72 kits these days?

I assume you are in the UK, then this contact might be useful:- mspicer68@hotmail.com Mark is a dealer in plastic model kits, unmade and built, especially large collections. He bought my Dad's entire collection of 1/72nd scale aircraft, Dad did not get that much money for them but it was better than...
by magicfan
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: What a Tanker!
Topic: Updated points system for What a Tanker and AI tanker
Replies: 5
Views: 2699

Re: Updated points system for What a Tanker and AI tanker

Thank you for making these lists available, but I have noticed that Japan's Type 2 Ka-Mi is now only 1point cost, is this an error? should it be 2 points? The next tank up (Type 89 I-Go) is 3pts' but only 1 strike better. Also, say a single M3 Stuart, could be matched against 9! Ka-Mi's where as at ...
by magicfan
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: What a Tanker!
Topic: Use of the Tanker Deck in 1 off games.
Replies: 5
Views: 2599

Re: Use of the Tanker Deck in 1 off games.

Here is an addition to my system of using Tanker Cards in one off games: If there are no Level 4 and above tanks being used, then Level 1 get 2 Tanker Cards. Level 2 get 1 Card each. If no Level 3 and above, then only Level 1 Tanks get a single Card each. What prompted this addition is that the last...
by magicfan
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: What a Tanker!
Topic: Doubts on point costs and big tanks
Replies: 9
Views: 3167

Re: Doubts on point costs and big tanks

My suggestion is to have lots of woods and buildings about, use them to keep breaking the acquires the big tanks get on you and also try to get behind them, a big tank only has to lose 1 command die and things become awkward for it, lose 2 and it starts to struggle and remember it may have a powerfu...
by magicfan
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: What a Tanker!
Topic: Use of the Tanker Deck in 1 off games.
Replies: 5
Views: 2599

Re: Use of the Tanker Deck in 1 off games.

This is an ammendment to my post above: Having played more games with my own system I described above, I have found that giving a level 4 tank an extra Tanker card does make them just a tiny bit too powerful for their points cost, so now for my one off games:- Level 1tank = 3 extra cards, level 2 = ...
by magicfan
Sun May 12, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: What a Tanker!
Topic: M10 Tank Destroyer and Ramming
Replies: 7
Views: 2603

Re: M10 Tank Destroyer and Ramming

On the M10 = Fast, there is simular situation with the Sherman Firefly which is rated Slow but it by no means lacked speed, it was just slower than the standard Shermans it usually worked with. The rules I think are in that case are reflecting the danger of the Firefly getting left behind in an adva...