From across the world you sons of England have come to fight for King and Country, your bravery will echo across the ages as did that of your ancestors at Agincourt and Waterloo. The weapons may be different but, by Jove, the determination and bravery of this generation will prove the equal of any other in the history of the Empire. Rule Britannia!
The Sherman V and Firefly
At the core of your Armoured Squadron are the sturdy American Sherman tanks. The versatile 75mm-armed model is supplemented by the Firefly, a British-modified Sherman armed with the powerful 17 pdr gun to counter the Germans’ new heavy Tiger and the Panther tanks. The Sherman Firefly tanks have excellent anti-tank performance with 17 pdr rounds, which slice through Panthers with ease. This combination of firepower and reliability is more than enough to deal with anything the enemy have.
  The Cromwell
The Cromwell was a late development of the British Cruiser tank series. It has a low silhouette, all-purpose gun, reasonable armour, and the powerful Meteor engine – based on the Rolls Royce Merlin aircraft engine. On road, the Cromwell is faster even than the Comet. The Cromwells are also reliable and their crews love them.
The Comets
The Comet was the pinnacle of several years of cruiser development and was ready for combat in December 1944. The first batch was sent to Belgium to be distributed to the 11th Armoured Division, however, the tankers were rushed to the front to deal with the German Ardennes offensive in Belgium. Once that was accomplished the crews finally got to jump into their new tanks. 
This design fixed some of the problems reported by Cromwell crews, such as fixing track links, additional armour protection around the turret, and a heavier gun, while retaining the Cromwell’s speed, low-profile, and high-explosive ammunition. The gun used the same calibre projectile as the traditional 17 pdr gun, but a smaller casing was used to make it usable inside the Comet’s turret.

British in TANKS

With the British, we wanted to have an army that had to make the choice between moving and staying still. Combining a good selection of fast tanks the Semi-Indirect Fire that all British tanks currently have makes them a very versatile force.

I Wanted to focus on Upgrade and Crew cards in my British army, maximising my firepower, though the list is risky putting so many points into so few tanks. 

This is a risky "Glass Cannon" list as I am putting a lot of points into three hull five tanks. It has some interesting tricks that I hope will give me the edge in the game.

The lead tank in this list is my Cromwell, using its radio operator it elevates one of my other tanks to initiative nine during the shooting. The tank itself is deadly with a Precise Loader and Wilfred Harris I am hoping to deliver a choice critical each time it shoots.  A well timed bailed out or a lucky hit may be the difference between winning and losing.

My Firefly tanks will start the game cautiously, hiding in the woods and spending the first few turns firing using their Ammo cards. Once the Ammo cards are gone or the enemy tanks move in closer I will then reveal my Bloodthirsty Gnner and Supercharger cards in hopes to ambush them. 

The list could die quickly due to lucky shooting but I am hoping that I have enough tricks to gain the tactical advantage I need to win the game. 


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