Duncan, Eddie and Lee return with another episode of Shoot and Scoot, the Flames of War and Team Yankee (plus whatever catches our interest) podcast to talk about what they have been up to in “Faces, Bases, Something and Something”, discuss the events of the Big Barn Bash in “News from the Front”, answer your questions in “An Officer answers” and announce upcoming events.
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Faces, Bases, Something, Something
00:03:15 – Duncan *tries* to remember what he painted and concludes it was probably Americans. He also talks about Black Cocks!
00:15:20 – Lee painted some Carriers and Ostwinds.
News From The Front
00:32:25 – We talk about the format of the Big Barn Bash, our forces and plushy panzerfausts.
00:40:00 – Eddie details his games with his newly painted army
00:51:20 – Lee goes through his clean sweep and sings the praises of the Ostwind
00:59:35 – Duncan discusses the problems his 21st panzer division encountered.
1:17:40 – Eddie gets in a froth about “Operation Uranverein“; Battlefront’s new narrative campaign.
1:23:00 – We announce our new Patron Discord channel and get drawn into a Panzer IV army discussion aside!
An Officer Answers
01:26:50 – Jacob asks “What is your advice on recreating panzer division Herman Goering in v4? My regiment faced off against them and their fellow paratroopers during the Italy campaign and I’d like to to a game about that some time.”
01:31:00 – Battleraizer states “Time for a Cadet Response! Ask us a question and we’ll reply you in the Facebook post.” [You can also reply in the comments here]
(Plus Duncan’s sound is finally fixed!)
01:32:50 – Panzerlehr asks “Are there any lists which, when you see them on the other side of the table, make you groan? Either because you know it’ll be a dull or one-sided game, or because they’re so over-done? Mine was the MW Armoured Car spam for a while. Beatable with the right list, but simply not that fun to play against. And follow-up – how do we all as members of the FoW community encourage “interesting” lists?”
01:44:40 – Martin asks “What do you think of the current trend in publicly posted tournament lists filled with one or more multiple light armoured unit formations backed up by the maximum number of highed AT.“
01:49:10 – Andrew asks “If we do eventually get Checkpoint Charlie and, with it, a broader World War III/TY universe, how do you think Battlefront should integrate FOAN into that larger game? Should it just become Oil Wars: The Early Years? Or, as an actual historical event, should it be kept separate? With your love of FOAN, what do you think would be in its best interest?“
01:56:40 – Bill asks “If you are attacking with Soviet BMP or BTR infantry, do you think it’s better to start the infantry dismounted and walk them in (protecting with smoke of course) or start them mounted and try and deal with the traffic situation when they dismount of trying to get the infantry and transports to have gaps to shoot through? Dismounted they take a little longer to get there but the transports can be deployed to better support. Mounted, they get there quicker but as I mentioned above, you then have traffic issues blocking line of sight and such.”
02:00:20 – Poku Project asks “Why have 5 german books when all you need is one good british one?!”
02:05:15 – Chris asks “Has battlefront gotten the breakdown of periods in game wrong. By having just early which doesn’t exist at the moment, middle and late some tanks just don’t really fit. They also tend to end up repeating themselves in the different books. Would it not have been better to get one book covering a nation for the whole war. Then they could have released campaign books to cover specific battles or specific periods. As an example of a period the book might cover the equipment used from mid 1942 to beginning of 43. Which covers El Alamein and Stalingrad. One of the problems with there current approaches is it leaves behind whole model lines for years and makes it hard for them come back to them”
02:10:30 – Dean attempts to ask “Why is the StuG only Fearless. At under 6 pts a vehicle it’s one of the most costly vehicles in the Game.”
02:11:50 – Cilla asks “When going to an event do you construct a historical list or best competitive? I ask because historically they would of have m10s but with some tweaking I could take m10c. The unit in question is the 10th Prince own consult(Tower Hamlets) formed right round the corner from where I was born. Part of the 61st lorried rifle bridgade for the italy campaign and part of the 26th armoured division before that.Also thoughts on planes in competitive environments. I can either take 2 planes for my template or again tweak and either take 2 25lb and obs tank or 2 priests. Would the smoke bombard be a better choice?”
02:16:45 – Étienne asks “The magic ratio between M10c and Daimler’s?….. inquiring minds want to know”
02:20:00 – Eddie asks “How do you win with T-34[/85]s”
02:23:30 – David asks “Horde tank lists in late war – discuss”
02:24:45 – Vicks asks “Now that we got the top 5 favourite WW2 camo, lets have the top 5 favourite modern day camo!”
02:24:55 – Craig asks “You touched on this in your last podcast, but what are your favourite YouTube Channels to watch whilst painting? The Cheiftain and Forgotten Weapons are good channels, but I find myself distracted whilst watching them. So it defeats the purpose of having them on in the background.”
02:30:40 – Tom asks “Battlefront have enlisted each of you to create the next standalone “Fate of a Nation” style game. What 20th century conflict would you choose and why? What unique units and rules would you include?”
02:33:10 – William asks “How accurately do you base your WWII infantry squads? It seems like BF shorts how many men are on their bases. Examples: German Grenadier squads were 10 men, Panzergrenadier squads were 9, BF suggests 8. I end up always buying an extra platoon or two for enough rifleman to make my historical OCD happy.”
Shoot and Scoot (and Hidden Track)
02:42:15 – it’s time to Shoot and Scoot with another Dice of War custom dice!