Hi all coxer here again, today I wanted to talk about smoke in FoW and it's uses.
comes in two forms, direct and bombardment - and it has two principle
effects - units shooting through smoke can only see 16 inches, and if
the target you're shooting at is obscured by smoke it counts as
concealed and gone to ground - except for defensive fire where it's just
there are some difficulties with smoke, you have to fire it at an enemy
unit - so still need to roll to hit. Bombardments spread according to
the wind direction - a random roll on the first smoke bombardment. Smoke
bombardments must be the first shooting in the shooting step, and
direct fire smoke is resolved before normal shooting from a platoon.
Despite all of that smoke is key to FoW.
I've had a bit of a break from Flames of War and Modelling in general for a while since Art Of War. Mainly because the weather has been nice and I've been busy trying to sort out moving to Bournemouth.
I had a spare hour the other day so decided to do something quick and this is what I pulled out from under my desk.
I bought this a while ago for about £5 or £6 and it has been sat there since, along with a P47 Thunderbolt. The main reason I bought the model is that it was 1:100 scale and so a more accurate match for FoW than the 1:144 scale models Battlefront do.
In act one we join Ben, Winner Dave and Adam as they chat about what they have been up to, Ben quickly chats about his FoW Korean War project and then we round out the act with an AAR from the Breakthrough Assault One Day Tournament. (sorry about the mix up at the start of the episodes...)
In act two Adam is replaced by Alex as we interview Mike Haught from Battlefront, the guys talk about Desperate Measures, Bridge at Remagen, The Great War and a few future books. (sorry the sound quality is a little off at a few points but that shouldn't ruin the experience).
In act three Adam is back as we chat about the UK tournament scene and if it is too busy and what can be done to help it, before we dive deep into Winner Dave's mail bag.