After having a few people ask last year, I decided to bring Tanker's Challenge back to Historicon 16-19 July 2015. And plan to do so each year.
On Thursday night, 10 tankers climbed into their tanks and prepared to battle it out for the title of "Top Tanker". Points are scored for killing a tank; points are lost for losing a tank. The points were calculated using hull front armor value + turret front armor + gun armor penetration value. The initial starting line-up included the following: M3A1, M5A1, Semovente 75/32, M14/41, 2 Cruiser I, 2 StuG IIIB, and 2 Pz38T.
The starting locations were set to prevent "spawn" camping as much as possible.
|The table set-up at the start|
|A Char-B1 lumbers out looking for a victim. It didn't last long.|
|The field of burning tanks continues to grow|
|Finally upgraded to something with a bit of armor - a Churchill IV enters the fray|
When all the dust settled, the top tanker had +163 points and the bottom tanker had -379. All in all, everyone had a great time.