Val CHA Cost Notes 5 Size 25 Length 3.17", Width 1.59", Area 5.04" Mass 3.2 ton, KB -5 56 STR 21 HTH Damage 11d6 END  10 DEX 0 OCV 3 DCV 0 20 BODY 5 15 DEF 39 2 SPD 0 Phases: 6, 12 Total Characteristics Cost: 90 Movement: Ground: 16"/32" Swimming: 0"/0" Cost Abilities and Equipment Propulsion Systems 16 1) Motorized Tracked Military Vehicle: Ground Movement +10" (16" total), 1 Continuing Fuel Charge lasting 2.5 Hours (+0); Only On Appropriate Terrain (-¼) -2 2) Ground Vehicle: Swimming -2" Tactical Systems 87 1) 88 mm KwK 36 L/56 Cannon: RKA 5d6+1, +1 Increased STUN Multiplier (+¼), Indirect (can be arced over some obstacles; +¼), 92 Charges (+¾); OIF Bulky (-1), Real Weapon (-¼) plus +2 with Ranged Combat; OIF Bulky (-1), Real Weapon (-¼) plus Penalty Skill Levels: +2 vs. Range Modifier with All Attacks; OIF Bulky (-1), Real Weapon (-¼),  40 2) 7.92 mm MG 34 Machine Gun: RKA 2d6+1, +1 Increased STUN Multiplier (+¼), Autofire (5 shots; +½), 1,960 Charges (+1); OIF Bulky (-1), Limited Arc Of Fire (Only on same horizontal level; forward 60 degrees; -¾), Real Weapon (-¼) plus +2 with Ranged Combat; OIF Bulky (-1), Real Weapon (-¼) plus Penalty Skill Levels: +3 vs. Range Modifier with All Attacks; OIF Bulky (-1), Real Weapon (-¼), [1,960] 51 3) 7.92 mm MG 34 Machine Gun: RKA 2d6+1, +1 Increased STUN Multiplier (+¼), Autofire (5 shots; +½), 1,960 Charges (+1); OIF Bulky (-1), Real Weapon (-¼) plus +2 with Ranged Combat; OIF Bulky (-1), Real Weapon (-¼) plus Penalty Skill Levels: +3 vs. Range Modifier with All Attacks; OIF Bulky (-1), Real Weapon (-¼), [1,960] 16 4) Smoke Dischargers: Darkness to Sight Group 4" radius; OIF Bulky (-1), 6 Continuing Charges lasting 1 Turn each (-¼), Real Weapon (-¼), [6 cc] 5 5) Smoke Dischargers: Another Smoke Discharger (total of 2) 4 6) Armored Front: +3 DEF; Limited Coverage (forward 60 degrees; -1) 8 7) Heavy: Knockback Resistance -4" Operation Systems 4 1) Radio: Radio Perception/Transmission (Radio Group); OIF Bulky (-1), Affected As Hearing Group As Well As Radio Group (-¼) Total Abilities & Equipment Cost: 229 Total Vehicle Cost: 319 Value Disadvantages 25 Distinctive Features: Nazi Germany Wehrmacht Tank (Not Concealable; Extreme Reaction; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 5 Physical Limitation: All Turreted Weapons Must Point In The Same Direction (Infrequently, Slightly Impairing) 15 Physical Limitation: Suffers From Frequent Mechanical Problems (Frequently, Greatly Impairing) Total Disadvantage Points: 45 Total Cost: 274/5 = 55
Description: The Tiger is probably the most (in)famous German tank of World War II, and certainly seems to be the vehicle many people think of when the word "panzer" is mentioned. It was developed in response to losses suffered against Allied heavy tanks, such as the British Matilda II and the French Char 1B. However, initial progress was slowed with the appearance of the Panzer IV, which suited the needs of the German Army just fine.
Fighting on the Eastern Front brought the need for a working heavy tank back. The Russian T-34 and KV tanks were capable of destroying anything the Germans could throw at them. This lead to the development of the Panzer V ("Panther") and the Panzer VI ("Tiger") tanks. However, the Tiger's development was one of conflict between Hitler, who wanted a tank capable of mounting the 88mm AA cannon, and the German Weapons Department, who wanted to use a 60mm or 70mm tapered bore-gun in order to keep down weight. In the end, the 88mm design won out, and production of the Tiger I began in August of 1942, continuing until June 1944. All in all, over 1,350 Tiger I tanks were produced.
Formidable in combat, the Tiger I suffered from frequent mechanical problems, usually associated with its great weight. It was underpowered for its size, didn't do well in rough terrain, and consumed great quantities of fuel. In one example, in Italy, 16 Tigers were reduced to just four in only two days, with nine of the losses coming from mechanical difficulties, and only three from enemy fire. On the other hand, when the Tiger worked, it worked quite well, and in one case, five Tiger I tanks destroyed 12 T34 and T60 tanks in a single engagement. On the Western front, the British developed such a healthy fear for the Tiger (where it was used in static defensive positions to great effect), that they began to report Tigers all up and down the front, even though a mere 90 were in operation at any one time! British doctrine stated that five Shermans were needed to take out one Tiger, and you'd lose four doing it. There was some truth to this, as on June 13, 1944, a group of 13 Tigers (and one Panzer IV) smashed a British armor brigade, destroying 48 vehicles and inflicting 255 casualties, while losing just four Tigers and the Panzer IV.
A fearsome vehicle, the Tiger seems to be the epitome of the World War II tank. Although hard to stop, unless you hit it in the tracks or side, its mechanical problems may just do the job for you.
A Panzer VI Tiger is 20' 4" long, 12' 3" wide, and 9' 5" tall. It weighs 56 tons, has a top speed of around 24 mph on the road, 12.5 mph off, and carries a crew of five.
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