Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Nachtjager - Tactical Thoughts

Hi all 

Coxer here, and today I'm going to use my own immeasurable tactical expertise to weigh in on how I see the new lists from Nachtjager will stand up in the maelstrom of tournament play. 


Armoured squadron

So let's start by looking at the Comet. In my head I've always had this unit compared to the Easy 8, and I think that's not an awful place to start. The comet is cheaper than the E8 just - but not by much. They're both quick on their feet, the comets AT is better, both have FA7 and protected ammo - the Easy 8 though benefits from having a jumbo in it's platoon and detroits finest. I can see these guys being great on more open tables, but they will suffer on the more congested tables we often play on here. 

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Beyond The Foxholes Episode 24

Hi all

Welcome to Beyond the Foxholes episode 24. 

We join Ben, Adam and Fez as they chat all things Flames of War, in act one the guys go over what they have been up too, some Flames of War news about up coming books, BA's German infantry lists result and finally an AAR of the last Early War one day tournament.

In act two the guys look at the latest book Nachtjager in detail (you can check out the review of the books here for the British and for the Germans).

And finally in act three the guys answer your questions in Winner Dave's Mailbag (without Winner) before ending the episode with Corrivalry chatter and then it turns into endless banter.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Nachtjager AAR - 15th/19th Hussars vs Von Benningsen - Break Out

With the new book in hand (well iPad) myself and Adam wanted to try out the new lists in a game. We'd have loved to have used the Comets but not having any the new 15th/19th Hussars would have to do (not a problem as it looks like a fun list!). 

For the Germans we wanted to use the new night fighting auto attacking Germans and made the choice of Von Benningsen to fit Adam's German collection. We chose to play Break Out (you can check out the mission here) as it seemed like a nice themed mission (and something different).

After making the two lists we rolled off to see who would play which army, I ended up with the British and Adam the Germans.
15th/19th Hussars (Confident Veteran)
  • HQ Cromwell + 2 CS Cromwells
  • 4 Cromwells
  • 4 Cromwells
  • 3 Challengers
  • 3 Carriers
  • 4 25 Pdrs
  • AOP
Von Benningsen (Reluctant Veteran)
  • HQ Panther
  • 3 Panthers + Infra Red + Uhu Halftrack (proxied by the 250)
  • 2 Panzer IV/70's + 1 StuG
  • 2 Panzer IV/70's + 1 StuG
  • 1 Kfz 234/1 + 1 Kfz 234/4 (Pak40)
  • 1 Kfz 234/1 + 1 Kfz 234/4 (Pak40)
  • 2 Pak 40's

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Breakthrough Assault Early War One Dayer AAR

Hello all

On the 11th Janurary we held a one day tournament at Entoyment, 16 players come to what was for most of use the first tournament of the year.

The event was 1550pts, open with three games, this was the first time any of us had played a tournament with the new Barbarossa book and we were very interested to see what effect that would have on the "meta".

I was trying out T-34's in Early War for the first time, in fact I didn't get a single practice game in... still something it's best just to get thrown in the deep end.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Nachtjager Tale of 4 Gamers Painting Challenge

Hello All

With the new Late War book around the corner we thought it was a great chance to do every hobbyist's favourite challenge - a Tale of 4 Gamers. This will be based on Operations Varsity and Plunder with all of the armies from the new book. This also links in nicely to Ben's new years resolution.

The plan is to do three months of 600pts chunks with a legal army and games planned for month two. We will also be taking the armies to a tournament and we are looking into the possibility of a campaign as well.

Ben and Andy will be focusing on the Allies while Fez and Alex are going Axis.

So here are the guys to talk about what they are planning.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Beyond the Foxholes Epsiode 23 - Interview with Mike Haught

Hi all

Welcome to Beyond the Foxholes episode 23. 

Ben and Adam are joined by Mike Haught, co author of Nachtjager. In act one they talk about the British lists in the book. These include the 11th Armoured Division, Comet tanks and the 51st Highland Division.

In act two the interview moves onto the Germans, infra red equipped troops, railway guns and a quick chat about what is next for FoW and Volkssturm companies!