Fightin' Robots

Tuesday, January 09, 2007



Apparently, the Germans used remote-controlled micro tanks (called Goliaths) during WWII. Somehow I had never heard of these until they appeared in Company of Heroes. According to Wikipedia, they weren't all that effective, but dang... fighting robots! The Russians also used radio-controlled full-size tanks in Finland.

The next WWII game I run is definitely going to have some robots.

3 Comments:

Blogger Judd says:  

Looks kinda photoshopped.

But true or not, WWII robots sound solid to me.



Blogger John Harper says:  

Oh ye of little faith!

They were real.



Blogger Chris Bennett says:  

As usual the Germans took the technically complicated road. The Russians simply strapped explosives to dogs and sent them running for German tanks.

http://www.soviet-empire.com/1/military/anti-tank/dog_mine/



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