I went over to Chris's house last night to pay a first game of What a Tanker! Four of us took a tanks each to fight over Chris's very nice Mediterranean terrain. I had a M3 Honey, Simon a Valentine Mk2, Chris a Marder II, and John a Panzer II.
We picked up the rules pretty quickly (Chris and, I think, John had played before at Partizan) though I threw a few sabots into the machinery by assuming some rules were the same as Chain of Command.
There's only so much you can do, tactically, with just four units on the table so the game was pretty much about finding good firing positions. This wasn't easy to do in such dense terrain.
In the end the Marder's big, powerful gun was just too much for the British. First my Honey was knocked out...
And then Simon's Valentine was surrounded and hit in the flank at point blank range with inevitable results.
It was a fun game and I'll certainly play What A Tanker again given the chance but I wasn't so enthused that I'll be dashing out to buy myself a copy.
Oh and Chris's 28mm tank models are very nice!