World of tanks
This game is fun and it's free.
You do need a good connection and a computer that can store some 4000 MB for the interface but if you have that there's a great game.
It's all about tanks.
You get placed into a 15 tank team fighting another one. Matchmaking depends on your own tank.
Battles are great fun. You earn points for damage, kills, spotting tanks.
Over battles you will improve your crew (from 50% to a 100% then you can train special skills) and with the points (XP and Credits) you can research tank modules. Better engine , better gun, better radio, better tracks etc and that unlocks the next tier tank.
You start out with a selection of light tanks (Early WW2 models) from USA, GB, Germany, Russia and France. Pick one and see how it works.
The first battles are cruel because the fastest way to learn is to drive up to road to see where you meet the enemy. In the first few battles you'll get slaughtered there. There are more intelligent learning curves but i did it my way.
Play a number of battles and XP will add up.
Check out the upgrade paths to see which tank you fance.
Light tanks/dedicated scouts: starting tanks or higher tier light tanks. The dedicated scouts get dropped in high tier battles. Scout, don't fight T4 tanks. You will light up tanks on the map which will give artillary opportunity to shoot them.
Medium tanks and Heavy tanks. Main course really. These are the warriors. Medium gets to the battle first while the heavy tanks will chime in later.
Many choices depending on the nation you pick (you can mix tanks from all nations but with the starter tank you unlock higher models from THAT nation).
I run around in a Churchill III and my brother mentioned it looked like one of the tank models i had when we were young so maybe that's why i had to get it).
Rest of collection: Vickers british light tank, free french slot, free russia spot, USA TIE-6 or something which was a Christmas gift from the game company.
And to more classes.
There are also Tank Killers. They are like tanks but with a fixed huge gun. Love playing these. Get to snipe spot and shoot the crap out of opposition.
Then there are SPG, self propelled guns. They are great fun too. This is the artillery and it works differently.
Make sure you have a line to the enemy that's free ~ i'd been shooting but the shells didn't hit, zoomed out and the house i was hiding behing to pieces was shot to bits...ah. It has this great view & with position you can really damage those slow huge tanks.
As a bonus you get put into battle with tanks of a much higher tier which is great. Best trick is to get a platoon mate with a dedicated scout.
You get put into battles many tiers up so you get to see (and destroy) some great tanks. Many historical models, but there's also prototypes in the game that were never produced.
Gameplay is serverbased so in the link you have to chose a client.
I'm on the Euro server so i can't play vs people on the US server (would need the other client to play. It's possible, not sure of repercussions for gameplay).
Here's a clip of a crap russian tank killing a Cromwell. It's not the ideal method but it's funny:
There are probably much better replay on YouTube.
If any TBM member is into the game & on the Euroserver feel free to PM me.
We can Platoon.
I had tons of fun with this. In early sandbox games there are idiots that shoot at their own team, ignore them if you can.
Chat on euroserver is fun too.
Slowly learning to see what is russian and polish.