This site has seen much revamping from it's earliest days. I have restructured it to be more period inclusive. Here I have traveled outside my normal parameter of pre-gunpowder wars. Ever since my Uncle Tom Vivirit gave me copies of Frank Lesiles Magazine dating to the First World War, I have been fascinated by the period. I would like to think of all my sites as electronic note books. This is especially true of this period. The research was almost overpowering.
Tanks & Yanks began as a decade long period of gathering information and notes on the Great War; as if any war can be great. Yet it is a very important period in time. This war which began in the single century in which more people were killed by secular waring nations than all the other periods in history put together. WWI was the prelude to the Second World War followed-up by the all the remaining wars of the XX century. It lead to the political struggles of ruthless dictators and their followers. These men include, Lenin, Stalin, Moa, Castro and Pol Pot. But that is not what my rules or this site is about. It is about the mechanics of a war which need never have been fought, played out in miniature on bloodless table tops.
I found that the early war before the entrance of the U.S., would hardly be worth playing once the trench lines were drawn. I grew up on a farm and know all about slaughtering. Trench Warfare did not appeal to me as a very interesting subject due to the futility of this kind of warfare. What did appeal to me was the out of the box thinking of how to overcome the dilemma of how to change from static warfare to open warfare, which was winnable by either side.