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Another Look At Doctrine Cards

 
 
Doctrine cards are a new category of upgrade cards that focus on national characteristics, rather than equipment or training, and let us elaborate on how different nationalities fought and provide some new play styles within those nationalities.

 This week we will look at two of the new Doctrine cards: “Clever Hans” and “No Retreat”.
 
Clever Hans 
This card keeps the German tanks going. Being able to shrug off lasting critical hit damage cards easier means you can take more risks. Being able to stack this card with some of the re-roll upgrades means if there is any type of Damage cards you hate to get you can almost guarantee its removal, I’m looking at you “Bailed Out”. 
   
No Retreat 
This card is interesting, it can give you multiple re-rolls in one round. No Retreat gives you a great defensive boost and a good attack boost, at a cost. This Doctrine cannot be used with the Soviet “Coordinated Fire” rule. No Retreat opens up a new playstyle for the Soviet platoons that will allow soviet players to be more flexible on the field. 

   
Doctrine cards gives players some new and interesting choices. Some cards may focus on particular tanks while others will have a more universal use. But since each tank can only have one Doctrine card at a time, players will have to make some hard decisions when it comes to choosing which Doctrine cards to use.

Click here to check out the article about American and British Doctrine Cards...
   


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Soviet M10 (Lend Lease)

We just added a spotlight for one of our new TANKS expansion coming out in November. The Lend-Lease program saw thousands of tanks supplied to the Soviet Union during the war. Amongst these were a small number of M10 tank destroyers that somehow found their way to the Eastern Front. Whilst not as heavily armed or armored as some Soviet designs, the turret meant it was one of the few self-propelled guns that could not easily be outflanked.


Check out the Soviet M10 here...

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TANKS Multi-language Versions Incoming


 
 French Language Edition
French Language Edition
 
With the success of the release of Tanks earlier this year, we are pleased to announce that we have been working hard with our partners to bring you multiple language versions of the game before the end of the year.
We have German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Polish editions all on the way and you will be seeing them in the local markets towards the end of November.
The first wave consists of the core game and ten tank codes and will be followed by the wave two model releases early in 2017. We envisage that the release plan will be aligned by the start of quarter two of 2017 when the new waves of models will be hitting the shelves.
Each market will have its own organized play program mirroring that of the English speaking markets. Stay tuned for more news from our partners in each market.
 
German Language Edition
German Language Edition
 
Polish Language Edition
Polish Language Edition
 
Spanish Language Edition
Spanish Language Edition
 
Spanish Language Edition
Italian Language Edition

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TANKS Multi-language Versions Incoming

With the success of the release of Tanks earlier this year, we are pleased to announce that we have been working hard with our partners to bring you multiple language versions of the game before the end of the year.
We have German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Polish editions all on the way and you will be seeing them in the local markets towards the end of November.


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Normandy Month 3 OPS "Encounter"

This month's mission is a Mega battle! In this game, four or more players per side will team up and fight in one big game! 
A side wins this mission either by destroying all of the enemy tanks or by holding the centre objectives of the battlefield against all comers. In this mission, the Germans are the Defenders.

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Encounter Mega Battle

 
 
Encounter
This month's mission is a Mega battle! In this game, four or more players per side will team up and fight in one big game! 
A side wins this mission either by destroying all of the enemy tanks or by holding the centre objectives of the battlefield against all comers. In this mission, the Germans are the Defenders.

Table Set Up

Each player may place three Pieces of terrain: two buildings and one forest. Each player may choose to trade one forest for Bocage. Each side takes turns placing one piece of terrain until all the terrain is placed. After placing the terrain, place three Objective tokens in the centre of the board equally separated. 
Place Minefields 
After Objectives are placed, each player may place one minefield token on the table. Minefields can be placed anywhere except within one Measuring Arrow of an objective or in any deployment zone.

 

Deployment
After placing minefields, Players take alternating turns, starting with the defenders, to deploy each player’s army. Each side can decided the order in which their players will deploy when it is their turn to deploy.

 



Bocage 
Bocage works similarly to a forest. It blocks line of sight through the Bocage and can be entered by tanks, but the Bocage is more difficult to see into than forests. Tanks completely inside Bocage can only be seen by other tanks that are at least partly inside the Bocage.  Tanks with a bit of the hull sticking out of the terrain will be able shot out and be shoot at as long as you do not draw your line of sight through the Bocage. 

Minefield Tokens
Each time a part of your tank, or its movement arrow, crosses a Minefield during its movement there is a chance they’ve hit a mine. Roll three attack dice against that tank and on each result of 4, 5 or 6 the tank takes a point of damage. You do not roll defence dice against this attack.
   
 
(Challenge Coins will be shipped in a separate shipment.)
 
Challenge Coins
During each month players earn points through a variety of means; these help calculate your overall score that can win you the coveted TANKS Challenge Coin. There are five Challenge Coins in the final month’s set for the tournament organiser to award. We’ve got some suggestions on how they can be awarded but letting the Organizer have the final decision on how to give out these coins allows the groups to excel at what aspects of the game they enjoy the most. If your local group is into painting your tanks then a coin may be giving to the best painted tank or platoon used during the League, or if your group is into history a coin may be giving to the player who has recreated the most interesting historical platoon. Of course winning the event overall is probably a feat worthy of picking up one of these Coins.

This Month’s Prizes
This month we see an oversized Panzer IV card, the stable workhorse of the German Tank Companies. Players will also get a set of five acrylic Move 1 tokens in the red colour scheme. 

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Beasts of War Plays TANKS

Phil Yates went across the world to talk to the good chaps at Beasts of War and play tanks! Check out the video and make sure you check out the Beast of War website to catch up with all your gaming news.

 

Check out the full Video here...

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Beasts of War Plays TANKS

 
 Phil Yates went across the world to talk to the good chaps at Beast of Wars and play tanks! Check out the video and make sure you check out the Beasts of War website to catch up with all your gaming news.

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Reinforcements From the Home Front

 
The men and women back home are working their hardest to keep the our fighting boys in tip-top shape with more Ammo and Tanks for the war effort. Keep them coming. Remember one more tank may mean the difference between defeat or victory!
 
 
Here some tanks just waiting to get sent to the front! What a pretty sight! These tanks will be put into platoons and sent to meet the enemy head on in our war against the aggressors! 
 
 
 

Each tank must be equipped with all the resources it will need to win the day, here we see components fresh from the factory about to be packed and sent to the front..  

We need to stay vigilant and strong as we wait for these reinforcements to arrive. We expect to see these tanks hitting the front lines soon!

 

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Doctrine Cards

Doctrine cards are a new category of upgrade cards that focus on national characteristics, rather than equipment or training, and let us elaborate on how different nationalities fought and provide some new play styles within those nationalities.

 

Check out the new Doctrine cards here...

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