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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Hunt the Tiger at BRITCON

Veni Vidi Vici will be presenting the Hunt the Tiger participation game, at Britcon 2016, UMIST, Manchester, M1 3NL on 13th and 14th August (Saturday and Sunday).

This scenario for the Action All Fronts WW2 rules, is taken from the film Fury, where one Tiger ambushes four Sherman tanks, destroying three of them before itself being destroyed.
The scenario begins with the Sherman's moving in column along a road when  a Tiger tank opens fire from behind a hedge 800m away. The Tigers first shot destroys one of Sherman's, then its a race for the other Sherman's to close with and take-out the Tiger. During play-testing we ran through this scenario many times. Without a hero leading the Shermans, all the Shermans are destroyed by the Tiger. With a level 2 hero commanding the Sherman 76, the Tiger is destroyed, with one or two of the Shermans still in action.

Remember that a Tiger tank weighs 54,000kg and fires a 10.5kg shell at 770 m/s. A Sherman weighs 30,300kg and fires a 6.5kg shell at 618 m/s.

A view of the tanks

View from the Tiger

An interview with the author Steven Zaloga on the accuracy of the film Fury. Makes for an interesting read.


  1. If the Tiger always makes its first shot into the flank of the Sherman 76 with the level 2 hero then it appears the Germans can never lose? Is that correct?

  2. No. The hero would be able to use one hero point to change the hit into a miss (p25). So the tank with a hero in it, could take two hits with no damage. Of course that means that the Sherman 76 would have to hit and damage the Tiger with normal die rolls. But also whilst the Tiger is concentrating on the Sherman 76, the normal Shermans can be moving and shooting. A flank shot from a Sherman 75 can KO the Tiger if fired at below half range (needs to roll a 6 for damage).