Monday, June 13, 2016

Tank BBQ: A Tank War Game!

     Being nearly summer, it is time for all of the BBQ gathering in the area for the hot days. Since my wife and I were invited to such an event this meant we had little time to play anything. So we opted for a Tank War. My wife, Kalissa, loves tanks and tank warfare. I  did find it very unusual for her to picks such light forces for her British. Playing Bolt Action Tank Wars, she chose two Sherman Fireflies, two Cromwells, Three M-10 Achilles, and one evil, evil, evil Daimler armored car. This was what she had against my five Panther A Tanks.
    Now, over the years, I have begun to understand how Gargamel  and Azrael  felt when dealing with the Smurfs. They are small and you cannot catch them! This is how I feel about my wife's armored cars. I have had years of experience being killed by my wife's armored cars. And they usually kill the craziest unlikely things. Other people in our gaming community have also discovered this. And I won't bring up the Stuart Tanks. But for some reason, I thought this game would be different! No, the Daimler is not threating to me. HAHAHA!
    We played the table lengthwise just to use the range full range of the tanks. Why not? The first turn saw the loss of a Firefly at a long ranged luck shot. There might have been more deaths, but a large line woods blocked light of sight. This gave a perfect opportunity for the Daimler to run up to the building. The second turn saw a Panther in flames. Then, the third turn, the Daimler moved in at point blank shots into the side of a Panther. The Panthers shot three rounds at point blank, but did nothing. Another Panther dies from than M-10 shot. Also, the annoying Daimler kills another Panther tank.
    However, things are not so perfect for the British. Two of the Fireflies go down as well as two M-10's. Another Panther tank is disabled, then taken out. The final Panther is also taken out, but with the roll for a final turn, the Daimler gets it in the face! I am left with one Pillbox instead of a mobile tank! Smurfy!

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