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Tanker's Tuesday: Titans of War: Evolution of the Battle Tank

Titans of War: Evolution of the Battle Tank1HR 36MINFrench and English soldiers used tanks, for the first time in history, to fight their way through the bleak landscapes of World War I. These early battle tanks made little difference and a long-awaited miracle of warfare failed to materialize. How did the battle tank evolve from poorly-armored soapboxes to modern titans of war? What is the future of tanks at a time when few armed conflicts have a front line and terrorism is the greatest threat?Titans Of War

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Doom Squad – Solo Spec Ops from Alternative Armies

Let’s check out these solo wargames rules from Alternative Armies. Grab yourself a small team of heroes (or villains depending on your view point) and prepare to challenge the odds. So, What is Doom Squad!? [...] The post Doom Squad – Solo Spec Ops from Alternative Armies appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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Tanker's Tuesday : Top Ten Historic Tanks

10 Tanks That Changed the History of Armored WarfareThe tank was introduced in World War I when Britain unveiled the then-secret weapon against German forces and were able to run these rolling fortresses right over German barbed wire and trenches, firing cannons and machine guns into German fortifications. Now, armored columns are a commander's fist, punching holes in enemy lines and then rushing through them to annihilate enemy formations. Here are 10 tanks that shaped armored warfare, either by completely destroying their enemies or by introducing new design features that gave them the edge in combat:Top 10 Tanks In History

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Lunar War playtest

Bruce was keen to playtest his Lunar Wars game using the sweet "new" Airfix models he bought. We played on a printed hex grid he made. We started with two quick goes at a single scenario that allowed us to compare Artifact and Marine 2002 (the two rules sets he had). We settle on Artifact as the turn sequence forced us to make more interesting and stark choices.The 1/72-scale figures Bruce got are a hoot to play with. Lots of character and evoking a real 1980s Cold War gone hot in space feel.He supplemented the plastics with some GZG landers (15mm, maybe?) to give some air capability. Having settled on Artifact, we then played the main scenario which was an attack on a small scientific moon outpost but two lander-borne military teams.This was the approach. Very simple air rules that mimicked near zero-G movement. I moved in from two angles while Bruce quickly deployed his scientists in a defensive posture.I deployed one one force from the lander behind a ridge while moving closer with the other. This was

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Cops, supers and astronauts?

No chance to game this week due to work commitments,but I did do some painting. First up are some 28mm heroclix cops. Just a quick highlight, wash, dull coat and rebasing.In a addition to the five street officers, there was a detective in the bunch.I also added a few new supers, including Cyborg and Raven, from the old Teen Titans comics. Cyborg's feet are stupidly large.I was over at Bruces last week play testing a Napoleonic game and he hauled out some 1/72 astronauts he was working on to miniaturize an old Steve Jackson game about combat on the moon during the cold war.Very nice Airfix stuff that was re-released for the 50th anniversary. This was supplemented by some paper Space 1999 rovers (printed at 4% of the file size!) and some Airfix rovers and landers.This looks like it will be a visually spectacular game!

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A-10 with a P-51 Mustang paint job makes us want to BRRRT like it’s 1945

The paint job was the work of the Air Force's A-10 Demonstration Team, based out of Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona, and was inspired by the storied P-51 Mustang of World War II – a fighter-bomber that was the U.S. military's answer to Axis fighters and ground forces alike.A10 Retro Paint Job

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Wild in the Streets – Cybergoths join the fray!

Wild in the Streets is a fast play skirmish game of youth subcultures. Grab yourself a bunch of delinquents, ne’er-do-wells, or simply misunderstood and frustrated individuals as they take to the streets. Given the rules [...] The post Wild in the Streets – Cybergoths join the fray! appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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Terrains 4 Games 15mm-modern

💥Recently finished project (first WIP photos) - exhibition diorama in 1:100 (15mm) scale with Hesco fortification made to special order for Megmar Logistic &Consulting Ltd.😲🖤 💥On photos you can see example military base in Europe based on HESCO Mil deffensive barriers and bastions ... and our models - modern polish forces, Humvee & KTO Rosomak. 💥On photos you can see example military base in Europe based on HESCO Mil defensive barriers and bastions ... and our models - modern polish forces, Humvee & KTO Rosomak.Tterrains 4 Games 15mm-modern

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House in Bazi City. Dom w Bazi City.

Last week we returned to Bazistan, fictitious country somewhere in the Middle East. This was a continuation of the previous game, which I had no pleasure to play. I jump into the SAS uniform and helped Michael C. to accomplish his mission. For the game, we used Spectre Operations rules.W ostatni czwartek powróciliśmy do Bazistanu, fikcyjnego państwa, gdzies na Bliskim Wschodzie. Była to kontynuacja poprzedniej gry, której nie miałem przyjemności rozegrać. Wskoczyłem w mundur SAS i starałem się pomóc Michaelowi C. wypełnić jego misję. Do gry uzylismy zasad Spectre Operations.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Michael ChargeUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Michael ChargeSCENERY/SCENERIA: Michael Charge, SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Michael Charge1. Forces. Siły.SAS & AESA(Michael C., Bartek)SAS squad (six men) AESA squad (four men)BAZISTAN(Campbell, Alasdair, Mike MDF)Argo Contractors (six men)Bazi Special Force squad (six men, Tigr AV)Bazi Army Squad (eight men, BTR-80A, Technical with M

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