Sunday, February 18, 2007

German Tiger tank manuals actually funny.

It's nice to know that while German soliders were driving around some of the finest weapons of mass destruction ever built, they had these funny illlustrated manuals to laugh at.

During World War Two, Panthers and Tigers literally terrified their Allied opponents. These tanks are the most seen models on any miniature armor tabletop. I am sure I have seen many more miniature Tigers than were actually manufactured (unlike crappy Allied tanks like the Sherman, these beautiful killing machines were in relatively short supply).

On the hexgrid maps of the boardgames of the 1970s, SS units armed with Panthers and Tigers on the Western Front were always given black counters, to induce fear in the hearts of the players with the crappy green Sherman tank units.

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