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Tank on Tank – First Look!

LNLP reboots the Tank on Tank franchise with 2 new boxed games

Brant Guillory, 19 August 2015

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Lock’n’Load Publishing has brought back the Tank on Tank franchise, with the long-awaited East Front stand-alone game to accompany the previous version, now labeled as West Front.  What’s in the boxes?  Lessee…

The boxes are the standard LNLP "thin" boxes, which stack nicely on the game shelf alongside all their others.

The boxes are the standard LNLP “thin” boxes, which stack nicely on the game shelf alongside all their others.

edit: to clarify, when referring to the standard LNLP “thin” box, we’re referring to the height of the box, and not the thickness of the actual box material.  These things are pretty substantial, but are only about 1″ high.  They are not the paper-thin tuck boxes of LNLP days gone by.

The East Front box has 2 countersheets, 6 double sided maps, the rulebook, and a player aid card.  Oh, and dice (not pictured).

The East Front box has 2 countersheets, 6 double sided maps, the rulebook, and a player aid card. Oh, and dice (not pictured).

 

The comparatively sparse West Front box has 1 countersheet, 2 double-sided maps, and the rulebook and player aid card.  And dice (pictured).

The comparatively sparse West Front box has 1 countersheet, 2 double-sided maps, and the rulebook and player aid card. And dice (pictured).

Both the East and West Front games sport an identical $34.99 price.  But you get a lot more crammed into your East Front box (2x the counters and 3x the maps) for the same cost.

The double-sided maps are summer/winter, with appropriate shading for each.

The double-sided maps are summer/winter, with appropriate shading for each.

 

The front of the player aid are is basically the same for each box - TEC, turn track, etc.

The front of the player aid are is basically the same for each box – TEC, turn track, etc.

 

The backs are different, as they give you the point values for each game, so are game-specific

The backs are different, as they give you the point values for each game, so are game-specific

The points are used for a simple create-your-own scenario for some quick shootouts.

East Front counters, detail.  Note the Italians make an appearance, too.

East Front counters, detail. Note the Italians make an appearance, and there are Hungarians, too.

 

West Front counters, detail.  New toys - Stukas, Pershings, and armored infantry.

West Front counters, detail. New toys – Stukas, Pershings, and armored infantry.

 

Just for comparison, the new Tank on Tank countersheet, with the original 2010 counters on their newer counterparts (get it? 'counter'parts? oh, pish...) Clearly, the newer counters are waaaaay bigger.  It's almost like they were designed for aging and failing grognard eyes!

Just for comparison, the new Tank on Tank countersheet, with the original 2010 counters laying on their newer counterparts
(Get it? ‘counter’parts? oh, pish…)
Clearly, the newer counters are waaaaay bigger. It’s almost like they were designed for aging and failing grognard eyes!

 

 


 

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2 Responses to Tank on Tank – First Look!

  1. David Skordinski says:

    Sounds good. We played a few years ago at the old Border’s books. When will you have a chance to play again.

    Dave

  2. […] Production values are the usual LNLP high-quality, with a standard 1” deep box, individually-cut pieces (no corner clipping!), and vibrant colors and graphics.  The play aids are useful without being obtrusive, and the rules are simple, concise, and compact.  Although the production value is excellent, the West Front box seems a tad sparse for $34.99.  For only an extra $5, the East Front box certainly packs more into the same size box – twice the counters and three times the maps.  You can see the comparison in our previous unboxing article here. […]

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