Tanks Roll Onto The World War I Battlefield From Plastic Soldier

September 30, 2015 by brennon

Plastic Soldier Company have taken to Kickstarter to fund an expansion to The Great War board game/war game. It will contain rules, miniatures and terrain tiles for bringing tanks to the battlefield of World War I.

The Great War Tank Expansion

Inside the set you will get…

  • 2 x British MK IV males
  • 2 x British MK IV females
  • 2 x German A7Vs

…which gives you a nice selection of options for playing out real battles from World War I including Cambrai, Villiers-Bretonneux. You also get all of the terrain tiles that you’ll need to play with these models in new settings.

British Tank

Tank Board

German Tank

Each of the tanks is made of one piece of plastic allowing you to simply drop them onto the tabletop and get started. They said they learnt lessons from the original boxed game and looked into making it easier for people jumping into the game for the first time.

Tank (Alt)

As well as the tanks the Germans also get some artillery pieces with which to try and stop the advance of this machines of death and destruction. The artillery pieces do require a bit of assembly but they are simple snap fit affairs, the full instructions for them are over on the Kickstarter.

German Artillery Render

Stretch goals include the addition of more tanks and missions for them to undertake as well as updated and tweaked storage options and embellishments to the game itself and components. I think this looks like a really polished product and could easily sit along greats in this ‘war game’ style like Memoir ’44.

Have you got into The Great War?

"They said they learnt lessons from the original boxed game and looked into making it easier for people jumping into the game for the first time..."