TFL: What a Tanker! in 15mm
Too Fat Lardies have just this week released their newest game! What a Tanker! puts you in the commander's seat of a Tank in the Second World War. As with all games from Too Fat Lardies, the emphasis is on recreating history on the tabletop. It's not about knowing the number of rivets on a hull plate (if you like that sort of game then I recommend you give Top Trumps a go!), it's about command and control. It's about not being able to do everything you want just because you want to. And fun. Definitely fun. Don't believe me? It says so on the cover; "A challenging and fun game of WWII Tank Combat." And the decidedly Commando Comic-esque artwork helps that fact along swimmingly.
For those of us who were able to take advantage of the preorder offer, we got ourselves a lovely and shiny A4 sized hard copy of the rulebook along with a set of tokens. What was extra lovely was the email that came in on the day of release with the PDF copy of the rules. I don' even think these are available to buy from the TFL website yet.
You may recall that I have recently embarked on a journey into 15mm scale (1/100th) for Chain of Command. This scale matches the ground scale perfectly. Of course, I'm also planning to make use of my Perry Plastic Deutsche Afrikakorps and 8th Army, but this involves making a whole new set of terrain boards. Tempting, but impractical at present. I also own a fair few 1/35 troops as well from back in the day. But I needed to make a decision. So I dug out my Open Fire! starter set I purchased for Flames of War back when 3rd edition came out. I like the minis and the volume of stuff you get in the box, but the rules left me cold. Whilst I've been posting pictures of this work on the Chain of Command Facebook Group, I haven't said much about it here on my blog. Hmmm. I'll have to rectify that soon...!
Anyway, when I heard that What a Tanker! was coming out, I knew the Open Fire! set had more than enough tanks for me to make.