April 6, 2017 by stvitusdancern
It is not often that the word “Honey” is used with an item of war.
But that is just what the British called their allotment of M3 Stuart Light Tanks that they got and were deployed to North Africa. After the typical improvements that the Brits are famous for they had themselves a nice little infantry escort tank.
The M3 Stuart Light Tank is the first American-made tank supplied to the British Army under the lend-lease programme. One of its intended roles was infantry support. But to the British, infantry tanks are slow and heavily armoured, so the Honey is employed in the same way as the British-built cruisers. Compared with earlier British-designed tanks, it is much less prone to breaking down—so reliable that its drivers call it a ‘Honey’.
In this box, you get enough sprues to build five tanks along with a commander sprue, decals, and the unit cards.
I am a big fan of this turn to the smaller rulebook and the unit cards. Personally, I think it makes the game muser-friendlyndly and easier for new players to get into.
I have been trying really hard to resist this as I have so many projects right now, but I feel my resistance failing.
Desert Rats or Afrika Korps?
"After the typical improvements that the Brits are famous for they had themselves a nice little infantry escort tank..."