Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Gale Force Nine - TANKS - The British are Coming


Three finished British Tanks for the smashing TANKS Skirmish Game by Gale Force 9. These are the same plastic tanks that Battlefront produce for Flames of War but come seperately packaged with stat and upgrade cards for the skirmish game.

Comet - 23rd Hussars, 11th Armoured Division


The Comet tank was a British Cruiser tank that first saw use near the end of the Second World War. It was designed as an improvement on the Earlier Cromwell tank, mounting a 77mm Hvy gun in a new lower profile and part-cast turret. This gun was effective against late war German tanks, including the Panther and, at most ranges, the Tiger. The Comet was widely respected as one of the best British tanks of the war.




Cromwell - 15th/19th Kings Royal Hussars, 11th Armoured Division

The Cromwell tank, was one of the most successful of the series of cruiser tanks fielded by Britain in the Second World War. Named after the English Civil War Leader Oliver Cromwell, the Cromwell was the first tank put into service by the British to combine a dual-purpose gun, high speed from the powerful and reliable Meteor engine and a reasonable armour in a balanced package. This design formed the basis of the later Comet tank.



Sherman Firefly - 27th Armoured Regiment (Canadian) Sherbrooke Fusileers

The Sherman Firefly was a tank used by the United Kingdom and some Commonwealth and Allied Armoured formations in the Second World War. It was based on the US M4 Sherman and fitted with the powerful 3 inch British 17-pounder anti-tank gun as its main weapon. Originally conceived as a stopgap unitl future British tanks designs came into service, the Sherman Firefly became the most common vehicle mounting the 17-pounder in the war.





The Sherman firefly actually shows the 4th Canadian Armoured Division symbol. This has now been repainted.

11 comments:

  1. I saw this being demo'd at Salute and nearly bought it. I'm pretty sure I'll weaken and give in at some point soon!

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    1. It's really good fun. Quick, simply and again ... Fun.

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  2. Awesome how did the game play Carl

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    1. Game plays like a fast simpler more fun version of X Wing mate

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  3. The TANKS looks great Carl. :)

    I am seeing more about this game popping up here and there. Hmmm.....

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    1. Thanks Leon. I was pleasantly surprised how well they turned out.

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  4. They look ace. Does the game share anything with Flames of War, other than the scale?

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    1. Nothing Kieron. It's more a board game with minis like X wing mate.

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  5. Very nice models, Carl.
    A fellow brought TANKS to one of our latest club meatings. Seems that had a pretty funny game. Unfortunately I was playing something else that night...

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    1. Cheers Stefan. Get yourself a game. I'm sure you would enjoy it.

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  6. I was pleasantly surprised how well they turned out.


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