And as promised at 23:00 GMT the winners where picked randomly from all the entries. I can proudly announce that the winners are:
- Campbeltown: Rick
- Excelsior: Tor-Sen O
Both winners have been send the codes by email and how to activate them, if you want to check the winners yourself, just check the links bellow.
Check the Winner for Campbeltown Giveaway.
Check the Winner for Excelsior Giveaway
I will be running another Giveaway once I reach 1,000 Facebook followers and all giveaways will now be run on TheDailyBounce.net. So stay tuned for more news and so you don’t miss the next Giveaway.
Western Front – Little Bighorn Games
This year at Tankfest 2016, I came across a small display where two brothers were showing a simple card game. The game was called Western Front and it’s a game about World War I. The inventor of this game is one of these two brothers and his name is Tom Lee. Since his childhood Tom as been passionate about games, believing that good games should fuel the imagination as well provide challenges for the players. So in 2016 the Little Bighorn Games was born and his first game Western Front just came out this month.
This week we have: some perfect side scraping, a KV fighting War Boys, and a Defender fighting to the last shell. Enjoy!
The Bovington Tank Museum has quite an interesting series of videos called The Matilda Diaries. The Museum Matilda II is currently going over a major overall, so it can be repaired to perfect working conditions. I have seen this tank on the Kuwait Arena on previous Tankfest years and it’s quite a unique tank out there and a very important tank in the British tank history.
If you interested in the bolts and nuts of tanks, these videos can be quite interesting. I am sharing a playlist to all four episodes currently on the Tank Museum YouTube channel.
If you have missed the Tank Chats #19 Episode about the Matilda II, you can watch it here:
Sandbox Patch & Notes 1.0.2 are out.
Combat effectiveness of fire-support vehicles was deemed insufficient according to the results of testing. These vehicles were changed to play their role better, especially when it comes to medium and long range combat.
- M48A1 Patton:
- Dispersion on the move and hull traverse with the T97E2 suspension decreased by 17%.
- Aiming time of the 105 mm Gun M68 for the M87 turret changed from 2 s to 1,8 s.
- Reload time of the 105 mm Gun M68 for the M87 turret changed from 7,3 s to 8 s.
- Dispersion on turret traverse of the 105 mm Gun M68 decreased by 33%.
- Suspension traverse speed changed from 35 deg/s to 40 deg/s (not reflected in the interface). o Engine power increased by 20% (not reflected in the interface).
Dont’ forget I’m running a Giveaway for one for a Campbeltown and one for an Excelsior. How to enter? Easy, just follow the links and complete the steps. Winner will be picked up randomly at 11:00 PM GMT (London Time).
Campbeltown Giveaway: http://tinyurl.com/h6p64k5
Excelsior Giveaway: http://tinyurl.com/z2rhf3y
Don’t forget to share with your friends for extra points.
For the second Tank Myths article I have decided to talk about some myths on the Russian T-34. It’s considered by many a revolutionary tank and by far the best tank ever built during World War II. My personal opinion is that it was highly overrated and exaggerated.
Myth #1 – T-34 was the first tank ever to use sloped armour and nothing could penetrate it.
It is widely believed that the T-34 was the first tank ever to use sloped armour. However this is not true, French tanks like SOMUA S35 and R35, which had fully cast hulls and turrets, already had sloped armour. In World War I, sloped armour had been partially implemented by the French on their first tank, the Schneider CA1.
Other countries, like Germany, did some studies on the use of sloped armour before World War II and had several reasons not to use it:
- Sloped armour reduces the tank volume, resulting in reduced space for internal modules and crew space.
- It limits the gun size, one of the major points against sloped armour.
- Sloped armour changes the center of gravity in the tank.
We can correctly say, that it was the first mass produced tank to fully use the advantages of sloped armour, but it’s highly incorrect to say it was the first tank ever to use it.