Monday, 1 September 2014

Finnish BA-10 Armoured Cars

Hi all

just another little update for my Finn’s.
These little beauties are some Zvezda BA-10 armoured cars, they’re the only wheeled reconnaissance option available to the Finn’s and are useable in Mid and Late war.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Blog Highlights - August

Hello All

Starting from today we are going to do a few posts focusing on great posts we have seen on other blogs around the internet to give them more attention.

First this time is Matt Pullens new blog, Papa Bear Wargaming.
He has done a great post about his first year playing in Flames of War tournaments, what he has learnt and what he plans to do next, check it out here.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Flames of War Smoke Tactics

Hi all coxer here again, today I wanted to talk about smoke in FoW and it's uses.
Smoke 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 concealed.

However 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.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Quick Project - Airfix Fw190

Hi All,

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.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Finnish - Landsverk Anti II AA-tank and Lorries

Hi all another little update for my Finns
This time it's a bit odd as only some of the units are combat units, and some are transports...

But lets start with the fun stuff the Landsverk Anti II AA-tank, it's one of the coolest little units in the game IMHO (though I am a sucker for SP AA)

Friday, 22 August 2014

Beyond the Foxholes Episode 18

Hello All

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.