“What a Tanker!” is a unashamedly tank vs tank game.
However, wargamers being wargamers, can’t leave well enough alone and many have done much work to expand upon the original premise to include anti-tank guns and anti-armour infantry weapons. While I have done so, I was surprised to discover that even the Two Fat Lardies authors have also done their own version! [ LARD Magazine 2019 ] Their rules had the panzerfausts/bazookas stationary while I have gone the 'more traditional ' route and play the mobile infantry carrying blasters of tanker hell more in tune with the original rules.
As a play test, WillB was given my 3D print Matilda II - a Lend-Lease provided by the British, while I played the late war Germans. These are Warlord plastics painted by me recently and armed with the always popular panzerfausts for hunting the lost tank in a Russian village.
Because of the need of certain dice at certain times …and that not happening… it does mean the infantry don’t necessary have free reign and indeed at times became the hunted. At one point the Matty rounded the corner of the church almost running down one of the Germans who was frightened stiff with fear (he did not get any ‘move’ or even ‘fire’ dice at the time). The tank could not move any further unfortunately and the German finally turned and made his escape.
It gives me the opportunity to have the late war enemy tanks on the table without the need for me to build an additional tank model to face them ;))