I must admit that I have enjoyed playing World of Tanks on my Play Station for a year or so. When I moved apartments I stopped playing. Actually, it was not a case so much of stopping playing but rather inertia. I’ve been here two years and still have a few boxes that I have not unpacked. The Play Station is one of them.
Recently, in conjunction with Gale Force 9, World of Tanks released a miniatures game of the computer game. The starter set comes with four assembled, painted plastic tanks, dice, tank cards, terrain, tokens, crew and equipment upgrade cards and damage deck. Kt seems everything you need to play a game.
There are no rules mentioned but they do note the game is simple, quick to learn so perhaps the rules are on the back of the box. They will also be releasing additional models over time.
This came out about the same time that I was considering buying Too Fat Lardies “What a Tanker“. Just for the record, I still have not managed to buy it but I suspect the problem there is with PayPal and/or Bank of Philippine Islands – and I am betting on PayPal. Even using my PayPal account against my Aussie Bank with sufficient funds, it is rejecting.
I digress. So I am looking at purchasing What a Tanker from the Lardies. That will come with a Rulebook, and if I want , some tokens. I will need to supply my own tanks. This I prefer to the potted game as I can choose scale, the vehicles I want to use, basically all the “hardware”.
There has been a trend over recent years for potted miniatures games, and yes I realise that Warhammer and Wings of War have been available for many years but I am referring to Black Seas, Cruel Seas and the like. Now World of Tanks is added.
I can see the benefit of the potted games, my number two son for example, now has 39 ships for Black Seas and has definitely been attracted back into wargaming. I just can’t get into those potted games myself. I may well use the Cruel Seas rules, but they will be used with models I’ve researched and painting myself.
Damn, I think I am getting old and grumpy! Anyway have a look at the World of Tanks, especially if you want to attract someone into wargaming.