Wargaming rolls out again with Ironfest

WARGAMING’S sponsorship of annual historical and cultural event Ironfest, in Lithgow, New South Wales, went off with a bang, with more than 40,000 tickets sold for the April 15–17 event.

Wargaming’s sponsorship allowed Ironfest organisers to bring an additional armoured vehicle from Brisbane for the 20th century re-enactment event.

This year’s battle showcased a number of historical tanks, including the M3A1 Stuart Light Tank, M5 International Half Track, Ferret Scout Car Mark I, Ferret Scout Car Mark II, Vixen Experimental Scout Car, Saladin Medium Reconnaissance Vehicle (wheeled), Saracen Armoured Personnel Carrier (wheeled), and the FV 432 Armoured Personnel Carrier (tracked).

Spectators and those involved in the re-enactment were excited by the historical tanks as they were able to witness a war battle first hand, which added to the event’s authenticity.

Todd Vail, president of the Australian Armoured Vehicle Association, said the tanks added further realism to the battle.

“We couldn’t see out but it was very noisy, very stressful and very smoky. We created real firepower using blank ammunition ... It was as loud as real ammunition,” Mr Vail said.



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