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Did you know Lock ‘n Load’s Tank on Tank has been on PC/Mac since December?

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A long time ago I remember hearing rumors of cardboard publisher Lock ‘n Load getting into the digital game, then I hit a personal black hole and lost contact with the world only to reemerge last fall having completely forgotten about their digital plans. Turns out I should have written a note or tied a string around my finger to remind myself, because Lock ‘n Load published several versions of their light, fast tank battler Tank on Tank for PC/Mac last year and I’m just hearing about them now.

Tank on Tank is a light tactical war game of tank combat on either the Western or Eastern front of World War II. It’s got all the hexes one could want as well as LOS, facing, action points, and everything else you’d expect in a big-boy war game, but is easy enough to pick up and play in a matter of minutes.

The game is split into either the Western or Eastern fronts, or you can purchase a bundle that includes both titles. Both versions have enough scenarios to fill a concrete bunker:

Module Westfront with 19 Scenarios and 4 Campaigns (‘Operation Jake’ is a shorter introductory Campaign with 2 Scenarios on a single Map A):

  • Overrun
  • Tiger 222
  • Screen
  • Crossing the Douve
  • Recon Failure
  • Hasty Defense
  • Recon Into Sector
  • River Crossing
  • Pershing Power
  • Relieve Peiper
  • Dense Forest
  • Side Attack
  • Omaha Beach
  • Utah Beach
  • Christmas Day
  • Prelude
  • Saint Lo Day 1
  • Saint Lo Day 2
  • Saint Lo Day 3
  • D-Day – Campaign
  • Operation Jake – Campaign
  • Saint Lo – Campaign
  • Ardennes – Campaign

Module Eastfront with 19 Scenarios and 3 Campaigns (Stalingrad consists of 5 Scenarios 18 Turns each on an evolving unique Stalingrad Map):

  • Slow Response
  • Pak Front
  • Betrayal
  • Closing In
  • Dash for the Dvina
  • Smashing Through
  • Relief Convoy
  • Roll Back
  • City Fight
  • Heavy Clash
  • Red Storm
  • Panther Pride
  • Clear the Road
  • Counter Attack
  • The First Bid
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Operation East – Campaign
  • Donets Campaign 1943 – Campaign
  • Stalingrad – Campaign

I did manage to play an early version of Tank on Tank before the clouds rolled in, and remember it being just as accessible as they claimed. It was also very, very pretty and polished for a war game from a small developer.

Tank on Tank is available for PC and Mac via direct download from the Lock ‘n Load site. Eastfront and Westfront are $25 each, or you can pick up the bundle for $40. In other words, pick up the bundle. Back in the day, I know Tank on Tank was intended to also come to tablets. No word on if that’s still the plan, but I’ll try to dig into it and find out. In the meantime, I’m trying to get a review for the PC/Mac version up. Hopefully we can have something for you next week.

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