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When the war broke out in 1939, many in Britain expected a repeat of the First World War with the army joining the French in the trenches. They would build up an unbeatable material advantage and then smash the German trenches and roll on to Berlin.

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Mid-war Monsters
In our research we have uncovered lots of really interesting experimental tanks. Some were just designs that were never completed. Others were completed as prototypes, and some even saw small-scale field testing!

These tanks were weird and wonderful, ranging from a 100-ton monster and a First World War relic, to a tank with two side-by-side main guns, an armoured car weighing more than a tank, and a machine-gun armed light tank with the armour of a heavy tank!

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Mid-war Monsters
TOG 2* Heavy Tank (MM01) The old gang of Swinton, Ricardo and Wilson who created the diamond-shaped heavy tanks of the First World War advised the General Staff to request designs for a ‘shelled area’ infantry tank to lead the breakthrough. The A20 specification called for a modernised version of the old heavy tank with all-round tracks, shell-proof armour, a field gun in the hull front, and two pdr guns in side sponsons! The ideal tank for the last war.
Some weapons come equipped only with armour-piercing ammunition, and have no high explosive ammunition at all, reducing their effectiveness against infantry and ‘soft’ targets.

Hits from weapons with No HE cannot be allocated to Infantry or Gun teams. If only Infantry and Gun teams
are valid targets, all hits from weapons with No HE are ignored completely as the anti-tank gun has no targets.

Gun teams with No HE are not completely helpless against Infantry teams though as they can shoot as Rifle teams if necessary (see page 117 of the rulebook).
Fosters of Lincoln who had built the heavy tanks in the First World War worked with ‘The Old Gang’ to create a massive 81-tonne tank, the TOG (short for The Old Gang!).

The first version with sponson-mounted armament wasn’t finished until after the German Blitzkrieg demolished the army in France
TOG 2* Heavy Tank (MM01)
Whether poorly designed, unsuitable for the conditions, or requiring more maintenance than current supply considerations will allow, these vehicles have a significant chance of breakdown when pushed too hard.

If an Unreliable vehicle attempts to move At the Double, roll a die. On a roll of 1 the vehicle becomes Bogged Down.
TOG 2* Heavy Tank (MM01)
Immediately work was started on a new version with lower tracks and more powerful armament in a conventional turret. This TOG 2* was an interesting hybrid of the old and the new. The tank still had no suspension, just like the original heavy tanks, but used an advanced electric transmission, while the turret mounted the brand-new 6 pdr gun. This armament was deemed too light for such a big tank, so they fitted the turret of the Challenger cruiser tank—then being developed to carry the new 17 pdr anti-tank gun—producing the TOG 2*.
Semi-indirect Fire
British heavy tanks often open fire at very long ranges, where their prolific use of ammunition can compensate for the difficulty of hitting the target. It means that their ammo racks empty fast, but there’s plenty more available for resupply.

Weapons capable of Semi-indirect Fire that didn’t move in the Movement Step may re-roll failed rolls to hit when shooting their main guns at platoons with all teams more than 16”/40cm away.

TOG 2* Heavy Tank (MM01)

TOG 2* Heavy Tank (MM01)

The TOG 2 heavy tank was used as a test bed for the turret of the new Challenger heavy cruiser tank, producing the TOG 2*.

The designers of 1941 were used to tiny 2-pdr ammunition, so they gave the Challenger tank two loaders to handle the much larger 17 pdr ammunition. While the result was a huge turret and an extravagant use of manpower, it did allow the big 17 pdr to maintain a similar rate of fire to the smaller guns.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Jeremy Painter

Wide Tracks
Some excellent tank designs have successfully utilised wider tracks, allowing them to cross almost any terrain.

If a vehicle with Wide Tracks becomes Bogged Down while attempting to cross Rough Terrain, roll again. On a roll of 4+ the vehicle immediately frees itself and continues moving.

TOG 2* Heavy Tank (MM01)

TOG 2* Heavy Tank (MM01)

TOG 2* Heavy Tank in Flames Of War
Equipment and Notes
TOG 2*
Very Slow Tank
Co-ax MG, Unreliable, Wide tracks.
OQF 17 pdr gun
No HE, Semi-indirect fire.

TOG 2* Heavy Tank (MM01)

TOG 2* Heavy Tank (MM01)

Last Updated On Thursday, February 21, 2013 by Blake at Battlefront