Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Beyond the Foxholes - Episode 19

Hello All

In Act One we join Ben, Winner Dave and Adam as they chat about what they have been up to recently, Battlefront news with Early War sale, Barbarossa, new Fate of a Nation book plus more and finally they round out the act with Winner Dave's mail bag.

In Act Two the guys chat about the Euro GT, Adam and Winner give their AAR's and the guys think about how to improve the tournament going forward.

In Act Three thanks to a few technical problems we join Ben, Adam and Jessica to go through 10.1 and a look at how to deal with Super Heavy tanks.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Blog Highlights - September

Hello All

September has come and gone (well almost) and it's time to look at the blog highlights from other blogs around the net.
We start off this month with a new podcast, the guys over at Dice Devils our now two casts into their podcasting debut.

You can see episode zero here and episode one here.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Flames of War Tactics - Artillery 101

Hi all Coxer here

from today talking about the uses of artillery. (And a pic of some I found in Cyprus)

I'm going to be honest and say artillery is one of my favourite things to use and my favourite thing to moan about too.

Artillery can range from mortars through to off shore cruisers in flames of war - there is plenty of debate about having artillery represented on the board - as to scale artillery would be further back. Alongside this there have been several 'artillery park' lists with 16+ guns which are possibly not that fun to play against. So I'm going to take you through the mechanics in game if artillery, the uses (smoke, pinning, killing) and some tactics on them.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Great War German Infanterie Machine-gun Platoon (GGE704)

Hello all

The next date on my Great War German project. The Infanterie Machine-gun Platoon (GGE704) is done and now the army deal is on the last leg.
The HMG's are what you'd expect, three man teams and a the gun. They are sculpted well and look a but more dynamic than what you normally use too.

Monday, 22 September 2014

New Projects Indian Recce Squadron

Hi everyone!

This blog article is by Jersey James and is partly about a new project, partly about tactics and how I've developed playing Flames of War since I actually started rolling dice for it at the beginning of 2014.

So... more Italians? I hear some of you familiar with my submissions ask... well, late war RSI stuff is on order and on my paint station as always but this new project is slow burn and focused on the new Indian Recce PDF that Battlefront updated in August this year (2014)!
1iC Humber IV marked with two crew.
My early, mid and late war Italians are all infantry... so are my PAVN and some SS that found their way into my home and so I've wanted to do a mech / tank list for a while.

Friday, 19 September 2014

British Airlanding for the Euro GT

Hi All Adam here and I have a difficult decision to make! 

Up until 24 hours ago I was going to take Westfalen to this, but as Ben, Winner and Army were all trying to persuade me to take these guys, and Alex criticized me for thinking of taking them I thought - with 4 recommendations I might as well go for it!
So let's look at the construction of this list. The hq with the bagpiper is essential - needing an extra hit to be pinned is gold dust - when you assault (always through cover!) instead of statistically needing 15 shots to pin you, it's now 18 - I like those odds! Also let's take the extra PIAT's - only way Brits get two.