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Abstract, diceless, tank battle game for true thinkers and strategists. Fisher VS Patton, Zhukov VS Kasparov.
Abstract, diceless, tank battle game for true thinkers and strategists. Fisher VS Patton, Zhukov VS Kasparov.
Abstract, diceless, tank battle game for true thinkers and strategists. Fisher VS Patton, Zhukov VS Kasparov.
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LIVE: A game of Tank Chess on BGG!

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During the last few days, on BGG forums there was a game going on between our supporter Marcos Hidalgo and one of the authors of Tank Chess, Dragan Lazović, on the 16x16 squares board (LINK). That was the first public game ever of Tank Chess, and also the first annotated game on Internet, and for every move played there was a picture provided so it was really easy to follow all the details.

 

It was the first game for Marcos and he proved that the basics of game are very easy to learn and that the improvement of a novice can be seen in just a few moves (not even games!). We use this opportunity to thank him publicly for his efforts and for helping us making this game even more popular.

 

So, we are happy to say that today (December 23rd) another game will start, between the same opponents, but on the bigger board (20x20sq.). That means that other than Light, Heavy and Medium tanks, you’ll see Tank Destroyers and Heavy Mortars in action.

 

 

We invite all of you to follow it on BGG forums and to see for yourselves how easy it is to learn the basics, but also how challenging it can be and how finding really good moves requires positional understanding, strategic awareness and, at times, some deep calculation. Without any doubt, you’re in for another interesting and, more important, very instructive game.

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    1. Alex Teodosio on December 27

      @patrick henry inocillas: The 2+ range means that you can shoot as far as you have a clear line of sight on the enemy. If two tanks are in opposing corners of the board 16x16 or 20x20 and have no obstacles in between they can shoot each other. It adds a fascinating new layer of strategy and planning that I can't wait to try out.

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      patrick henry inocillas
      Superbacker
      on December 27

      i mean how many square? ^_^

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      patrick henry inocillas
      Superbacker
      on December 27

      thanks, what is the farthest shot i can make?

    4. Forsage Games 2-time creator on December 23

      @patrick henry inocillas: Tank's range is 2+, which means there must be at least one empty space between.

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      patrick henry inocillas
      Superbacker
      on December 23

      question, how many spaces do I need to shoot the enemy tank?

    6. Edouard Lorenceau on December 23

      Oh, ha, sorry, I somehow missed the link for the 2nd game...

    7. Edouard Lorenceau on December 23

      If you check update #12 then you can see that there are setups for the 16x16 map.

      You could have provided a link for the new game... Here it is: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1906508/tank-chess-match-20x20-square-board-dragan-lazovic

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      Ste on December 23

      So quick question, do you need the 20x20 board to play with the non standard units? I’ve backed pocket and pocket fun version, do I need the 20x20 add on to make use of the fun units?

      Please advise! Thanks.