Flames Of War, v 2.

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Flames Of War, v 2.

Postby Frank » Sun May 21, 2017 8:03 am

FOW is getting a bit of a revival at our local club at the moment, though through a very roundabout route. We have been playing mainly Bolt Action for the last few years, but we wanted to give the spin-off, Tank Wars, a go and with BA being a mainly infantry based game we did not have too many vehicles for TW. I said that I had a lot of Brit and Gerry stuff and was happy to loan it out, I bought my stuff down one night and we sorted out two sensible sized forces, five to six vehicles a side. Then we looked at what was left in the boxes and our eyes just glazed over and we ended up with fifteen to twenty vehicles each which made for a fun game but made the book keeping for TW completely impractical.

A couple of the other guys had a look and really liked the scope and scale that 15mm gives you. We decided that, as we were only going to be playing at the club, that we would stick with v2 which was my last ruleset as there is a hell of a lot of difference in price between older and up to date books so they could try it fairly cheaply. One guy got his hardback rule book for a few pennies + delivery, I bought the compilation of eastern front German lists , Grey Wolf, for £10, it was £30 when it came out in about 2010. The plastics that are available now also make it a lot more affordable and we now have a British infantry and a US mechanised force being started. If anybody wants to bring their force up to date, v4 I think now, then they will just need the rulebook and an army book.

http://www.theplasticsoldiercompany.co. ... ex&cPath=1

http://www.forgedinbattle.com/index.php ... ry&path=90

There is also an online army builder that seems to work pretty well.

http://www.fowlists.blogspot.co.uk

It has a list of the books it covers on the right hand side.
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Re: Flames Of War, v 2.

Postby Frizzenspark » Mon May 22, 2017 7:23 pm

I just found a copy on sale and picked it up dirt cheap... I have paperbacks of the newer ones.
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Re: Flames Of War, v 2.

Postby Frank » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:22 am

There is a 25% off deal on some things at Forged in Battle at the moment so I have been able to start a force that I always liked the look of but never was able to justify the expense of. A PanzerSpahCompanie, a recce/armoured car company. I already have a recce platoon of a 250 with two 250/9 half tracks with 2cm cannons. I have gone for two boxes of Pumas, three in each, to give me a Puma platoon with three patrols of two. Also a box of three 222s to give me a platoon of 221 with two 222s. This gives me with a 250 for a Hq the required three platoons so I just add some support and I am ready.
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