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    Any one out there playing TANKS? I just happen to know the Andrew guy . . .

    http://tanks.gf9games.com/home.aspx

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    What scale are those tanks?

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    Appears to be 15mm (1/100), according to the Tanks! forum.

    http://tanks.gf9games.com/Default.as...89&g=posts&t=9

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    That's tiny! So not even longer than a WoG small fighter?

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    Tanks were my first love, but I dare not start ....

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    I do not have the spare space to start collecting any more models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canestri10 View Post
    That's tiny! So not even longer than a WoG small fighter?
    They are very cool, Andrew is my son. He lives in Auckland and works at Battlefront Games as a game designer and writer. He just won something at the Mighty Ape Store and has a gaming group room at his house. He keeps sending me all kinds of new games, recently he is getting back to WOW : )

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    Looks like a fun tabletop game, I have never heard of. Played Dust Tactics several times (now Battlefront line) which is a greag game. Must try this one when released.
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    1 Panther and 2 Shermans inside? That sounds like fun and two million upcoming expansions...

    I prefer that:

    Duel of the Giants: Eastern Front

    https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/...-eastern-front
    Voilą le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco Lucchini View Post
    Appears to be 15mm (1/100), according to the Tanks! forum.

    http://tanks.gf9games.com/Default.as...89&g=posts&t=9
    And require assembly. If so, any 15mm tank will do.

    Game mat they propose is 36" x 36".

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    Oh boy...
    Here we go again...
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    Oh, I've seen that. I could really go for it.
    No pesky infantry to root out (with their nasty AT mines and Panzerfausts) or death-from-above artillery
    Might have to look into it at Origins
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marechallannes View Post
    1 Panther and 2 Shermans inside? That sounds like fun and two million upcoming expansions...

    I prefer that:

    Duel of the Giants: Eastern Front

    https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/...-eastern-front
    That is an excellent game, own it, played it several times - great fun!
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    "We do not stop playing when we get old, but we get old when we stop playing."

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    As long as we are talking about Mr. Pedro's game, I enjoy Duel in the Dark:
    https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/27048/duel-dark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco Lucchini View Post
    As long as we are talking about Mr. Pedro's game, I enjoy Duel in the Dark:
    https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/27048/duel-dark
    Another perfect game! That is the origin of my nick. I always played the Lanc and the Mossie.
    <img src=http://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=2554&dateline=1409073309 border=0 alt= />
    "We do not stop playing when we get old, but we get old when we stop playing."

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    _X-Wing_ with tanks, it looks like.

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    Since it's Battlefront and GF9 those must be Flames of War tanks (15MM as mentioned). I didn't see this a Cold Wars this past weekend but then only looked at the buildings from Battlefront. The Zvezda line of tanks are 1/100 (15mm) and they have some good models. They have a game that uses their models but the scales are strange. Infantry 1/72...tanks 1/100... planes---single engine 1/144 and twin engine 1/200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobP View Post
    Since it's Battlefront and GF9 those must be Flames of War tanks (15MM as mentioned). I didn't see this a Cold Wars this past weekend but then only looked at the buildings from Battlefront. The Zvezda line of tanks are 1/100 (15mm) and they have some good models. They have a game that uses their models but the scales are strange. Infantry 1/72...tanks 1/100... planes---single engine 1/144 and twin engine 1/200.
    Yes the tanks are the same ones we use for flames of war, so 15mm.

    For those interested you can download a pdf copy of the Full rulebook on the Tanks website, let me know what you think. I am already planning a duel game campaign for my local club with Wings of Glory and Tank games both advancing their sides goals.

    -Andrew Haught

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    I did a quick skim of the webpage (downloaded the rules, but didn't read them yet). It strikes me as very WoG-like in it's level of complexity and playability.
    Pricing is similar ($25 for the starter set, $10 for single tank expansions, though you do have to assemble and paint the tanks).
    I was amused reading on the forum that people (obviously FoW players) are already asking for card and token sets only, since they have armies of tanks.
    I might need to nibble at this one; will the company have a booth at Origins, you think?
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    Looks interesting Clipper - just don't let the elves get too inspired or you'll be overrun with little tracked vehicles

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    I'll wait for a serious review...
    Then I'll decide...
    http://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=165781&d=1432790517

    Fly high. Check! Sun in the back. Check! Watch your six. Check! Draw good damage cards. #$&%!![/SIGPIC]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    I did a quick skim of the webpage (downloaded the rules, but didn't read them yet). It strikes me as very WoG-like in it's level of complexity and playability.
    Pricing is similar ($25 for the starter set, $10 for single tank expansions, though you do have to assemble and paint the tanks).
    I was amused reading on the forum that people (obviously FoW players) are already asking for card and token sets only, since they have armies of tanks.
    I might need to nibble at this one; will the company have a booth at Origins, you think?
    Karl
    Thanks for the info Karl.

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    It looks very similar to X-Wing, a good way of handling movement though, interesting to see how they handle other types of force in time. It does look expensive for unassembled and unpainted models though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackSpy View Post
    It looks very similar to X-Wing, a good way of handling movement though, interesting to see how they handle other types of force in time. It does look expensive for unassembled and unpainted models though.
    Do you see an initiative system for those with motorized vs. hand-cranked turrets? Perhaps more complexity than they wanted to build in, but it would get my goose.

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    Hmmm interesting, unfortunately I was put off WW2 ground gaming years ago, but I may dabble, was surprised to see no Tiger Tank in the initial releases though and quite surprised to see the Comet and Cromwell

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    I had a few 72/76 scale tanks for a miniatures group I encountered in Ottawa, Canada many years ago. You could build any team you wanted, so I went crazy. There was a point system, I think, but I never got the rules, just built the tanks and equipment. I had a platoon of Panthers, a supporting Jagdpanther, an 88mm with tractor, a few dodge M6 anti-tank trucks.

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    I don't have any pictures of these, as they were trashed years ago. They were in my "country's" colors of olive drab, with this symbol:

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    I cut out a stencil, and dabbed white paint onto the models. It worked out pretty good. At that time, doing home-made decals was inconceivable. Oh! And I used Letraset dry transfer letters, too. They worked really well on mat paints. A mat clear coat would have helped, too.

    Then, I joined the Navy, and lived out of a locker on a ship for three years. Stuff got left at home, and then my Dad moved. Anything I didn't want, or didn't have room for was disposed of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumptonian View Post
    Tanks were my first love, but I dare not start ....
    HA! Me too. The assembly of the tanks reminds of of my first war game, the Tank Battle board game from the 70's. (which I still have)

    This looks to be interesting, I will give it a closer look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clipper1801 View Post
    They are very cool, Andrew is my son. He lives in Auckland and works at Battlefront Games as a game designer and writer. He just won something at the Mighty Ape Store and has a gaming group room at his house. He keeps sending me all kinds of new games, recently he is getting back to WOW : )
    So much cool in such a short message.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco Lucchini View Post
    As long as we are talking about Mr. Pedro's game, I enjoy Duel in the Dark:
    https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/27048/duel-dark
    Great game. Haven't played it in years, though... hmm...

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightbomber View Post
    Another perfect game! That is the origin of my nick. I always played the Lanc and the Mossie.
    Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Chum View Post
    HA! Me too. The assembly of the tanks reminds of of my first war game, the Tank Battle board game from the 70's. (which I still have)
    Huh -- nice to know I'm not the only one. (Also have _Carrier Strike_ and whatever the air-combat game was called; plus I found something called _Chopper Strike_, in a similar vein.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by csadn View Post
    Huh -- nice to know I'm not the only one. (Also have _Carrier Strike_ and whatever the air-combat game was called; plus I found something called _Chopper Strike_, in a similar vein.)
    Yep, got Carrier Strike setting on the shelf right next to Chopper Strike......that's a lot of strikes..........sorry, off topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Chum View Post
    Yep, got Carrier Strike setting on the shelf right next to Chopper Strike......that's a lot of strikes....:)......sorry, off topic. :smack:
    I guess you have...

    [sunglasses]

    ...TWO STRIKES ON YOU?

    B)

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    Quote Originally Posted by csadn View Post
    I guess you have...

    [sunglasses]

    ...TWO STRIKES ON YOU?

    B)
    Ha, indeed!.
    I wonder what scale my old Tank Battle game tanks are? Would be a good way to dust them off and get them back in action.

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    Too many hobbies already, so to paraphrase Tim:

    NO TANKS!
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumptonian View Post
    Tanks were my first love, but I dare not start ....
    HO Roco minitanks. Ahh the memories. Like you I dare not.....

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    I love tanks!
    cons:
    $9.99 for 15mm unassembled/unpainted plastic models, I don't know.
    The game offers a nice range of tanks, but seems to scatter over very wide time periods.
    Before I make judgement, I'll need to read the rules. Is it over simplified?
    And no Tiger I?! You must be kidding me!
    I know I'd never spring $40 for a 36 x36 for the terrain mats. One looked like a single color...
    I'm not sure my hobby funds are best invested in this game.
    Pros:
    This game reminds me of X-wing's priority for movement and shooting.
    Interesting card building mechanic to individualize each tank.
    Seems like a simple Skirmish level game.
    Looks to be a quick playing game that can tailored to the size/number of tanks you want to play.
    It's tanks!!
    This is a maybe for the time being.

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    Looks like great fun but not sure pocket money would stretch to another range - I will stick to World of Tanks online thank you

    Never knowingly under gunned !

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    I see the pile beginning, right next to the X-Wing stuff.

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    Only a matter of time before it branches into this.....


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    Will be painting my Panther in a dusty rose scheme. Part of a Vichy unit led by Major Clusoe...

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    ...still banned by my local FoW crowd...

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    As for the cost, the singles do come with a set of play aids; once you have one, adding models to the mix might be easy.
    FoW mini packs look like they run $12-$14 a tank with extras and assembly, so maybe $10.00 isn't too bad.
    Karl
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedeby View Post
    Looks like great fun but not sure pocket money would stretch to another range - I will stick to World of Tanks online thank you
    I was playing regularly for some time, but work travel made it so I did not renew my Premium membership so now I just pop in once in a while for a quick one.
    Have to stay under Level 8 to end up with positive points so my 8-9-10 levels are collecting dust in the garage.

    The other killer was discovering Wings of Glory

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Manley View Post
    Only a matter of time before it branches into this.....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIY36UbDbQQ

    >;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco Lucchini View Post
    Will be painting my Panther in a dusty rose scheme. Part of a Vichy unit led by Major Clusoe...

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    I didn't have any idea what this was about Allen.
    Not even a Clueso I just assumed it was a Pink Panzer.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    I've got all the minis, I hope I can get the cards, rules, and tokens separately! Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by csadn View Post

    Nice video - have to check the Panzerschreck and the ammo in the basement...

    I prefer this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9c8C2K-TtE
    Voilą le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    Oh, reminds: I broke out my copy of _Tank Battle_; the tanks (Sherman, and Tiger) are ~2" long, ~1" wide, and ~1" tall.

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    I should pull my 1/72 tanks and take pics. Played a game called TRACTICS many years ago and that started my collection. Stationed on Okinawa for 5 years so bought many Hasagawa models while there. Best guess I must have 300 to 400 tanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobP View Post
    I should pull my 1/72 tanks and take pics. Played a game called TRACTICS many years ago and that started my collection. Stationed on Okinawa for 5 years so bought many Hasagawa models while there. Best guess I must have 300 to 400 tanks.
    Boy, that brings back the memories, Bob. Using a whole room for the battle matt, crawling around to move units and get sightlines!
    Karl
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