Sunday, April 9, 2017

Tanks! A Brief Review

Tanks! by GaleForce9.  A simple game of tank combat.  It is like playing Star Wars X-Wing, but with WW2 tanks.  The game comes with 3 plastic model tanks in 15mm scale, 2 Shermans and a Panther/Jagdpanther.  You get cards for American, British, German and Soviet tanks in the box, as well as various upgrade, equipment, crew and ammo cards to kit out your armored force.  The game is good fun and can easily be played in under an hour.  Unlike X-Wing, you have to build and paint your tanks!  There are plenty of upgrades and it is easy to make your own cards for tanks not included in the game yet.  The game is played on a 3' x 3' surface.  Terrain is 2-dimensional and included in the game, but we often use our own 3d terrain items.  Initiative numbers determine the order in which the tanks move and shoot and high initiative is probably the biggest key to victory, other than a spot of luck!  My tank collection has been growing because of this little game.  Zvezda, PSC, Battlefront and others are good sources to add to your arsenal.  This was an early game in a campaign I am running for two groups.  Our groups have been having a good deal of fun playing this game.

A Panther tank explodes after a close range hit from a Sherman.

German bunker eats some high explosive.
A video of the burning Panther.


  1. It must be said that at least he had the guts to nail the Panther for the final time and reap some glory out of it!

  2. Hmmm Jeam, a hint you might know about my old rule set!