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Tank Killers Campaign

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Historical Background
For every weapon developed, nations rush to find a counter to that weapon, especially so if the weapon alters the nature of warfare. In the Great War (later known as World War I), a combination of weapons led to a stagnant deadly battlefield. Both sides sat in trenches protected by barbed wire, machine guns, and artillery firing explosive fragmentation shells. It was deadly in the extreme to cross the "No Man's Land" in between the sides. To counter this, a weapon (code named "tank") was developed. With armor thick enough to keep out bullets and shell fragments, tracks to carry it over the torn-up ground of "No Man's Land" and through the barbed wire, and cannon and machine guns to carry the fight to the enemy trenches, you can bet a counter was being developed.

The Campaign
The scope for this Campaign extended to all aspects of anti-tank weaponry. This included both self-propelled weapons like tank destroyers and infantry-based weapons such anti-tank rifles and guns from World War Two to the present. Dioramas were permitted as long as they showed anti-tank crews at work. There were no restrictions on scale or manufacturer. The campaign ran from November 13, 2009 to June 6, 2010.

The campaign was originally the child of Longlance but in March he felt other commitments would not allow him to effectively lead the campaign and smoothly turned the reins over to barkingdigger. The Armorama Campaigns Administrator would like to thank Longlance for his thoughtfulness and to barkingdigger for his willingness to jump in and oversee the campaign to its end.
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About the Author

About Gary Kato (GaryKato)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

.After long thought, I am just a kit assembler, not a true modeler. I build with what the kit provides; no after market parts. I am also a builder rather than a painter. I don't bother if a color is too green or too blue. Currently, I am just trying to finish up the kits I've started, mostly ...


Comments

This is a nice example of what makes this community great. Thanks to both of you
SEP 06, 2010 - 02:29 PM
A great BIG THANKS to Gary and Darren here, It would be nice to see a recap like this of all the campaigns. Great job to the guys that put it together and Some really great work for all the modelers that finished. Prost to ya all
SEP 06, 2010 - 03:32 PM
Thank you for your time and hard work putting this together Gary and Darren. It is really cool and looks very professional. Thanks again, Harv
SEP 07, 2010 - 02:28 AM
Nice job Gary. As one who was involved in this type of effort I can appreciate what was required to put this together. I would also like to echo some others in saying that it would be wonderful if more campaigns were "immortalized" in a similar manner. Cheers, Jan
SEP 07, 2010 - 03:21 AM
It is intended by Gary and I that providing a reasonable number of people complete a campaign it will have a round up shortly after it finishes.
SEP 07, 2010 - 04:21 AM
Good Work Gents! I agree, it's great to see more features on the campaigns. I will certainly be doing one on the 1/48 scale campaign. Cheers! Stefan
SEP 07, 2010 - 09:17 PM
Nice work. Thanks for wrapping up a nice campaign with this feature.
SEP 08, 2010 - 04:03 AM
I think everyone above has pretty much said all that is needed to be said. Fantastic job to all and this recap is an outstanding idea............... as well as a pile of work. You guys are first class all the way.
SEP 09, 2010 - 11:31 PM
I am glad you like the idea and enjoyed the execution of the feature as it makes it more than worth our time.
SEP 10, 2010 - 04:43 AM
Very cool idea in regards to the tank destroyer theme. Wide variety of subjects for the group build and they looked great. These pieces are very important, even though overlooked, in the evolution of armor.
SEP 19, 2010 - 09:01 AM
We broke our quick reply box. Working on it. Until fixed go to topic to reply.
Thanks.