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American Sherman Tank Expansion
  
American Tank companies represent the mobile component of the US Army. Their task is turning a minor breakthrough into a total defeat for the enemy. Striking with the full power of their guns and armour, the tanks smash through the enemy lines before wreaking havoc within the enemy’s vulnerable rear areas, destroying artillery, support units and command centres.
 
American Sherman Tank Expansion
Sherman Tanks

By the Spring of 1945, the American army was at its peak in terms of experience and equipment. The trusty Sherman tank had seen the army through from the very beginning, adopting many variants along the way. Powerful engines, advanced track suspensions, and heavier armament was standard in the late models of the old US battle tank.

 

Sometimes this was not enough to counter the German weapons of the period, such as the simple-to-use hand-held Panzerfaust anti-tank launcher. To deal with these threats, US tankers made their own improvements to their Shermans, such as adding extra armour plating, sand-bag improvised armour, additional machine-guns, and taking aboard dedicated riflemen as tank escorts to keep the enemy at bay.

   
Pershing Heavy Tanks 

A special mission has rushed 20 of the modern M26 ‘Pershing’ heavy tanks to the front. The 9th Armored Division has created a whole platoon of M26 Pershings while 3rd Armored Division has given them out one per company.

 

Meanwhile, somewhere in a workshop the good old boys from 3rd Armored Division maintenance are showing American ingenuity by cutting out armour plates from German Panther tanks and welding them to a Pershing armed with a long 90mm gun. Thus they have created the unique T26E4 ‘Super Pershing’. Let’s now see how the Germans like it when the boot’s on the other foot!

 American Sherman Tank Expansion
   
American Sherman Tank Expansion Americans in TANKS
The Americans are designed to be very aggressive. Their core rule Gung-Ho incorporates this play style. Not being hampered by their first move each turn allows the American tanks to be a mobile strike force that will constantly be on the move. American heroes are also built with aggression in mind, helping to keep their tanks moving forward towards the enemy.
The Americans have a great mix of tanks and heroes in the first wave of TANKS. The Sherman is a great all-around tank for its points. Pershing tanks are heavy-hitting and hard to kill, and they are also great at taking and holding objectives. 

I want my American TANKS list to show the flexibility of the American Sherman tank. I wanted a list that was both heavy hitting and has a good number of tanks. 
 
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In my assault list I am focusing on getting in close and hitting hard. My Sherman (75mm) tanks are my forward spearhead. I plan to simply point them towards the enemy and move straight in. My Sherman (76mm) tanks will move up the flanks to help surround my opponent's tanks and hopefully get some side shots. My Shermans (76mm) tanks have been upgraded with Cunning Commander, Cunning Driver and Bloodthirsty Gunner. The two Cunning upgrades give my Sherman (76mm) tanks a huge boost in the movement step, making them initiative 8. The Bloodthirsty Gunner gives my Shermans (76mm) Attack 6 when at close range; combined with its initiative, this makes for a close-range fighter with good tactical potential. 
   
What do you think about this list? How would you build it better? What would you use to defeat my list? I would love to hear your thoughts. Click the link to the right to discuss this on the forums.
   
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The Panther vs Sherman Starter Set

Through the pouring rain, you can just make out the smoke billowing from your platoon commander’s tank. You are next in command. As if on cue, the radio buzzes. Corporal Stevens, always the cautious one, wants to retreat and regroup. But you know this is your time to strike. The enemy thinks they’ve got you on the run, got you cornered. It’s time to show them what happens when you poke at the hornet’s nest.

 

It’s time to lead your men to victory!

 

TANKS is an easy-to-learn, quick-play, small-scale game, where you take command of a tank platoon, seeking to  destroy your opponent’s tanks and secure victory. TANKS is a flexible game with lots of ways to create a finely-tuned army that fits your play style.


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Panther vs Sherman Starter Set
Box Contents
20-page Rulebook • 3 Plastic Tanks (1 Panther, 2 Sherman) • 12 Dice
16 Movement/Destroyed Tokens • 28 Damage Tokens • 4 Objective Tokens • 2 Measuring Arrows
40 Tank Identification Tokens • 2 Cardboard Forests • 4 Cardboard Houses • 22 Tank Cards • 16 Crew Cards  
7 Hero Crew Cards • 16 Upgrade Cards • 32 Damage Cards

Models supplied unpainted and require assembly. Glue and paint not included. Contents may vary.
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Assembling The German Panther and Jagdpanther 

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Assembling The American Sherman 75 and Sherman 76

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Soviet ISU-152 Tank Expansion


The heavy ISU self-propelled guns weighed almost 50 metric tons and combined three battle roles: assault gun, tank destroyer, and artillery. The ISU- 152 could deliver devastating explosive shells at range while the ISU-122 boasted better armour piercing capabilities.

This pack contains:
1x Unassembled ISU tank
1x ISU-152 tank card
1x ISU-122 tank card
1x Hero card
2x Crew cards
2x Upgrade cards

 

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Assembling The Soviet ISU-152 and ISU-122

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Soviet IS-2 Tank Expansion


Named after the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, the IS series of heavy tanks was designed to help the red army break through enemy positions. Its gun fired heavy high-explosive shells that could destroy enemy tanks, entrenchments, and bunkers alike.

This pack contains:
1x Unassembled IS-2 tank
1x IS-2 tank card
1x IS-85 tank card
1x Hero card
2x Crew cards
2x Upgrade cards

 

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Assembling The Soviet IS-2 and IS-85

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Soviet SU-100 Tank Expansion


The SU-85 and SU-100 were built on the excellent T-34 chassis, replacing the turret with a hull mounted gun. These assault guns were nicknamed ‘Cat-killers’ for their ability to knock out heavy German tanks like the Panther and Tiger.

This pack contains:
1x Unassembled SU Assault Gun
1x SU-85 tank card
1x SU-100 tank card
1x Hero card
2x Crew cards
2x Upgrade cards

 

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Soviet SU-100 Tank Expansion
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Assembling The Soviet SU-100 and SU-85

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Soviet T-34 Tank Expansion


From it’s first encounters in 1941 the T-34 would become one of the most influential tank designs of the Second World War. The T-34 was continously refined over the years to increase effectiveness and decrease costs, allowing vast numbers to be fielded at once. Eventually, the T-34/85 variant was built to combat the appearance of heavy German tanks.

This pack contains:
1x Unassembled T-34 tank
1x T-34 tank card
1x T-34/85 tank card
2x Hero cards
1x Crew card
2x Upgrade cards

 

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Assembling The Soviet T-34 and T-35/85

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British Comet Tank Expansion


Based on the Cromwell design, the Comet saw a number of upgrades. A powerful anti-tank gun and extra armour did little to slow the new heavy cruiser down. They reached the front lines late in the war where they helped the Allied forces across the Rhine and into the heart of Germany.

This pack contains:
1x Unassembled Comet tank
1x Comet tank card
1x Hero card
2x Crew cards
2x Upgrade cards

 

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British Comet Tank Expansion
Assembling The British Comet

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British Cromwell Tank Expansion



Fitted with the powerful Meteor engine the Cromwell was classed as a cruiser tank and operated as armoured reconnaissance. As the fastest British tank of the war the Cromwell succeeded in battle by outflanking its sluggish opponents.

This pack contains:
1x Unassembled Cromwell tank
1x Cromwell tank card
1x Hero card
2x Crew cards
2x Upgrade cards

 

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British Cromwell Tank Expansion
Assembling The British Cromwell

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British Sherman Firefly Tank Expansion

It was the British who gave the American-Built Sherman tanks its name, when they started fielding them en masse during World War II. Rolling into combat for the first time in Normandy the Sherman Firefly was the first British tank capable of defeating the heavy German tanks. 

This pack contains:
1x Unassembled Panther tank
1x Panther tank card
1x Hero Crew card
2x Crew cards
2x Upgrade cards

 

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Assembling The British Sherman and the Sherman Firefly

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German Panther Tank Expansion


Considered one of the best tanks of World War II for its excellent firepower and protection the Panther tank was Germany’s answer to the Soviet T-34. Built on the same chassis, the Jagdpanzer traded the Panther’s turret for extra armour and a much bigger gun.

This pack contains:
1x Unassembled tank
1x Panther tank card
1x Jagdpanther tank card
1x Hero Crew card
2x Crew cards
2x Upgrade cards

 

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German Panther Tank Expansion
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Assembling The German Panther and Jagdpanther 

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