Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Flames of War World War III - Team Yankee

Hello All

Welcome to an exclusive sneak peak at the new Flames of War era. Back in February JP talked about Cold War Gone Hot as the new period for Flames of War this year, well it seems details are starting to come out and we have a name for this exciting new period. It's called Team Yankee.
Flames of War World War Three is based on the novel by Harold Coyle of the same name.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Fez's Road to Art of War Too Part 1

Hello there!
Having a busy work schedule has meant that I've not been able to get many games in or make it to the tournaments with the other guys, so I've been a bit quiet on the Flames of War front. I was then pleasantly surprised to see the announcement of 'Art of War Too', a late war weekender at the Sanctuary gaming centre! After playing so much Early war, it was interesting to go back to late.

But what to play? Jagdtigers? Nachjager Panthers? One of the other 100 lists I've got on forces of war/easy army?

To be honest, the answer came from another of my latest past times - World of Tanks Blitz!
So much bling!

Friday, 24 July 2015

The Road to Art of War Too - 3RTR - Part One

Hello All,

Art of War Too is around the corner (well September 26th and 27th) and I was struggling to work out what army to take. I played around with British Infantry, British Paras, US Armour, US Infantry, etc etc. Nothing quite seemed right.
I almost caved in and took 7th Armoured to help free up my painting time for Great War and the AIW painting challenge, when a conversation with Adam and an Interview for an upcoming Beyond The Foxholes: Eyes and Ears made the choice for me.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Late War AAR - 21st Panzer Grenadiers vs 51st Highlanders - Fighting Withdrawal


Hello All,

Welcome to the second AAR from my weekend at Matt's. Matt was once again using 21st Panzer Grens but this time the list was a little different having Tigers instead of Panzer IV's and the FlaK 8.8's. 

I was trying out a 51st Highlanders list I quite liked the look of. I'm not sure about playing with reluctant troops as I like to use my British Infantry aggressively but it a lot of tournament players have been using them as I figured I'd give them a go. 

We rolled up Fighting Withdrawal, one of my favourite missions. I chose to night attack (stop me if you have heard me say that before), I wasn't sure if that was the best idea as I would be relying on Defrocked Priests and Reluctant troops to get the job done, but I love to attack and you need to try these things out. 
21st Panzer Grenadiers (Confident Veteran)
  • HQ + 1 Panzerfaust + Von Luck
  • Full Grenadiers + Faust
  • Full Grenadiers + Faust
  • 3 7.5cm (Sf) 39H
  • 2 Tigers - In Ambush
  • 4 10.5cm (Sf) 39H
  • 3 Pak40's
  • 3 Nebs + Pak38
51st Highlanders (Reluctant Veterans)
  • HQ + Bagpipes
  • Full 51st Highlander Infantry + Defrocked Priests
  • Full 51st Highlander Infantry + Defrocked Priests
  • 4 6pdrs
  • 3 Carriers
  • 3 Wasps
  • 4 M10's (Confident Trained)
  • 2 Mk VI Chruchills + 1 Mk III Churchill + Applique Armour (Confident Trained)
  • 4 25pdrs
  • 4 5.5s (Confident Trained)
  • AOP

Monday, 20 July 2015

ETC List Discussion


So I'm currently going through all the ETC lists to try and find some kind of strategy/ edge that will help us plucky Scots on the day. Now I won't divulge our cunning plan but I thought i would look at some of the popular list types at this years event.

For those of you who have no idea about the ETC it involved teams of 6 representing their nation (or other nations depending on mercenaries etc...) against other nations. This year it's held in Prague (Czech Republic) each team has six players, it's EW 1550 and two players must be infantry, 2 mech and 2 tank - oh and you can't have two of the same nation in the same slot, so no two French tank companies, but you could have a French infantry, mech and tank list.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Late War AAR - 21st Panzer Grenadiers vs Sherwood Armoured Brigade - Counter Attack


Hello All

The other weekend I travelled up to Matt's place with the family, while the wife's and kids were out we got in two Normandy themed games. 

Game one saw me running a CV Sherman company against Matt's 21st Panzer Grenadiers. We rolled up Counter Attack which is a mission I always enjoy playing. As I was a tank force I was the attacker.

We decided to keep the terrain quite light for the first game as most of the British fighting in Normandy was away from the bocage that dominated the American sector of of the fighting. 
21st Panzer Grenadiers (Confident Veteran)
  • HQ + 2 Panzerfaust
  • Full Grenadiers + Faust
  • Full Grenadiers + Faust
  • 3 7.5cm (Sf) 39H
  • 4 Panzer IV's
  • 4 10.5cm (Sf) 39H
  • 3 Pak40's
  • 3 Nebs
  • 2 Luftwaffe 8.8cm FlaK36 (Reluctant Trained)
Sherwood Armoured Brigade (Confident Veteran)
  • 2 HQ Shermans
  • 3 Shermans
  • 3 Shermans
  • 3 Fireflies
  • 3 Stuarts
  • Full 51st Highlander Infantry + Defrocked Priests
  • 4 51st Highlander 25pdrs
  • AOP