German Tankman WWII, Skatspieler In the field, soldiers did not only fight, but also had some time for R&R. The soldiers of the different armies spent their free time in different ways. In the German Army, for example, the most popular card game was Skat, which required three players. This kit includes 4 figures and jerry cans, which were often used as improvised furniture by the troops. Note the puppy tucked away in the folds of one of the troopers’ shirts.