Unboxing TANKS: The Modern Age Starter Set - M1 Vs T-64 - Beasts Of War

are sitting down in the studio to have a look at the newest Tanks! The Modern Age Starter Set from Battlefront Miniatures. If you're looking for a quick skirmish game with your models from Flames of War or Team Yankee, Tanks! is the game for you, with a quick set rule system you can be driving your tanks as you engage your enemies.

 

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TANKS at PAX

Last weekend the team from Aetherworks attended PAX AUS (in Australia) and demo'ed TANKS. They were kind enough to send us some great photos of their stand and all the action. We've put the photos up on the website in the link below.

 

TANKS at PAX...

 

PAX is a series of gaming conventions held in Seattle, Boston, Melbourne, Philadelphia, and San Antonio. Founded by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, authors of the popular web comic Penny Arcade, each PAX is a show dedicated to supporting and celebrating video and tabletop gaming.

Helicopters in TANKS: The Modern Age

Helicopters add a unique element to TANKS: The Modern Age, models that can fly over the battlefield. So they needed some rules to make them fit into the world of TANKS. The most unique part of Helicopters is their movement. They are fast, agile and have the ability to change elevation, so we needed a way to indicate its height in the game.

French In TANKS: The Modern Age

French tankers have to rely on their skill and experience to overcome certain disadvantages they face on the battlefield, lacking a heavy tank option like the M1A1 Abrams or Leopard 2. To reflect this mind-set the French Platoon rule gains them an Attack bonus if they flank enemy tanks. Making French Platoons all about manoeuvre and placement, getting the most value out of clear execution of tactics on the battlefield. When deploying, it works best if you split your tanks up into two groups, sending one down each flank to maximise your chances of flanking your opponent’s tanks. 

 

French In TANKS: The Modern Age...

West Germans In TANKS: The Modern Age

The Germans are fighting this war in their own back yard. They are fighting for their very way of life. In TANKS: The Modern Age, the German models gain a re-roll to their Defence rolls when they are not near another friendly model. On top of that you get to redeploy one of your tanks after all the tanks have been deployed, this second ability is quite good and works with abilities like Spearhead.

 

West Germans in TANKS: The Modern Age...

British In TANKS: The Modern Age

WWIII has broken out and the British have not been caught unawares. In fact they have been drilling their troops constantly preparing them for the fight to come. This defensive training is reflected in their Platoon card. Berlin Brigade gives the British models in your platoon a +1 Defence while Stationary. In TANKS: The Modern Age being stationary, to put it simply, is awesome. Yes you do give up your movement but you gain the ability to re-roll any of your attack dice. Giving up movement in a Berlin Brigade Platoon comes with a lot more bonus then drawbacks. 

 

 British In TANKS: The Modern Age...

Soviets In TANKS: The Modern Age

Knowing that war was inevitable, the higher command issued the orders to launch a pre-emptive strike. To reflect this, the Soviets in TANKS: The Modern Age all about aggression. Their Red Banner Platoon card gives them +1 to their Attack if that targeting a model at close range. So you want to get in close so you can hit hard.

 

Soviets In TANKS: The Modern Age...

Americans In TANKS: The Modern Age

Being on the front line at the start of WWIII, America joined this World War on day one, and will fight until its won. In TANKS: The Modern Age the Americans have diverse selections of units they can take. Their Platoon card gives them the ability to swap out a Critical Hit for two normal hits, letting every model hit harder then you may think. The Americans like to sit back and hit targets that are racing towards them, so setting up a good firing line in a forest or another well defended position will let you get the most out of your American Platoon.

 

Americans In TANKS: The Modern Age...

TANKS: The Modern Age Introduction

TANKS: The Modern Age puts you in command of your own tank platoon fighting in the fictional World War III. A slight twist to history, this game lets you re-enact the possible battles that could have accrued if the cold war ever went hot. You can play as British forces holding the line in Hannover to the Soviet forces invading Denmark. The war for Germany and Europe is upon us, how will you engage the enemy, will you hit them head on and match steel with steel? or will you choose to use manoeuvre and tactics to overcome superior armour? 

European Flames Of War GT

held 13 - 14 October 2018 at The South Wales Gaming Centre, Firestorm Games, 15 Trade Street, Cardiff, CF10 5DT, UK

Just over a week to the UK GT, held at Firestorm Games on October 13-14 and we will have a cheeky peek at Modern TANKS on the Friday night. There's also the Flames Of War Mid War Tournament and plenty of awards you can win over the weekend as well as some fantastic prizes. Come along for a day of fun and gaming.

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