Over the last couple of weeks I have been playing around with Tank on Tank boardgames rules on the tabletop. Getting in short games whenever I have had some free time. The games have been played using both with free movement and on a square grid, but mostly free movement.
As much as a like the rules I could not help myself and made a few additions and changes here and there. Most of these are for limiting artillery and boosting the abilities of infantry. Not that surprising really when using a ruleset called tank on tank. The rule amendments which have not been discarded include...
1) One hex in the game was either a 6 inch move or a 6 inch grid square, depending if I was using free movement or a square grid.
2) Rather than use two D6 dice I used one D12 dice instead. This changes the odds making them even. This has the effect of improving the odds of infantry surviving a hits with a defence of 7 on the open and 10 in cover. While increasing the vulnerability of tanks with defence ranging from 9 to 11 depending upon tank type.
|D12 using the dice calculator anywise.com|
3) Artillery without Line of Sight can only support an attack if the spotting unit is either within 12" of the artillery unit or 12" of a leader unit. This was to limit the use of artillery by having barrages coordinated by leader units.
4) Mortar units can only attack personnel units and must be within 12" of the spotting unit.
5) Infantry can use 1 action point and improve their position when in the open.
6) Artillery and mortar units can provide smoke cover for a single personnel unit for 1 action point. The smoke lasts for the duration of the opposing players turn and if attacked the unit is treated as if in cover.