An untested British crew inadvertently commands an unconventional Cromwell tank into France while hunted by a hardened German Panzer unit.
As far as war history goes, there’s always been a fascination more often with World War II. There are so many components that were involved, one of which in particular were tank crews. In the World of Tanks volume that collects the five book series we’ll see what it may have been like for one of these crews.
In this adaptation, we follow along with a British tank crew that finds itself in a cat and mouse game with its German counterpart. What makes them different though is that one of the tanks somehow ends up being a training tank. The lighter armor makes it riskier but also makes it the fastest tank on the ground. In multiple scenarios, this atypical unit uses this advantage to survive and in the end, take out the German tank.
While there was a decent story weaved in, the visuals were what you’d look forward to most. Any war situation should gravitate towards more gritty art, and it does here. Naturally, scenes with fierce tank battles were what shined above those focusing on just the men.
I haven’t played it myself, but know World of Tanks is a popular game, obviously enough to justify this title. For me sadly, I only kept reading to see more action and not so much the story. Maybe I’m just spoiled by all the war movies and shows, so give this a chance if the game or WWII are of big interest.
For more on Cryptocracy or other Dark Horse books, check out Dark Horse Comics.
Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.