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March 16, 2012 by beerogre
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Andy & Darrell have been reading Flames of War 3rd Edition and it seems to have captured their imagination. What do you think of the updated rules?
Im tempted as people keep raving about FoW- hope to get a tester game in before commiting cash
I was sceptical too… until I tried a game, the appeal to me is in the Tiger Aces campaign rules.
Stay tuned for the Blood, Guts & Glory book to hear about what we thought of that.
Thanks for all these posts about Flames of War. It is a great game and it makes me happy to see you guys really getting behind it!
Watching the enthusiasm of you two treadheads is getting me more and more interested in this game. Nice to know you can start off small.
Oh my, there is so much more to this game than “tanks and infantry”. Really guys, do some research and look through the force orgs. This is, hands down, the best combined arms game on the market. I realize you guys are just starting and are into tanks, but since you are reviewing the game, please do it justice. The objective based nature of the scenarios really makes this a strategic game over a slug-fest. I highly recommend making some combined infantry/support/tank armies and watch as a whole new world of play opens up before you.
Great game. An new edition that makes basically everything better. I was fine with V2 but V3 is such an improvement imho. Many small things that make a great difference. It works well on smaller levels, really shines on bigger levels. I really like the strong focus on missions with objectives that Brother Glacius mentions. The game basically kept me in the tabletop business when I had a lapse in 2002 starting with Larp. The interesting thing is that I actually play mostly the same army list for quite some time but games are still mighty interesting due to the nature of the missions and the different challenges differently set up battlefields offer.
In the book “Turning Tide” there is an all Churchill list called “Tank Squadron” (page 77). In this list you can have up to 5 Churchill VII + lots of Churchill VI.
With the forces book, it has been laid out so that each battalion has a look at a couple of the units included, not all of them. This is because battalions have repeats of the same units, so it makes the book ‘look nicer’. You don’t need to flick back and forth, they have put in pretty pictures for the first couple of times you look through for every unit, and then there is a complete list of all the units at the end of each major forces section. Thats what you will be using.
I think I’ve discovered this game at just the right time. There’s a lot of enthusiasm about it at the moment and the models are great. Really looking forward to more of your videos. Also have you guys seen the new Sherman Firefly’s from Plastic Soldier Company?
Remember seeing an interview with a British Sherman tank commander up against a Tiger in Normandy. “It was rather disconcerting to see one’s rounds just bounce off the Tiger’s armour,” he said, “as its turret turned towards you.”
The game is big at my local store atm Must go and have a looksee. As usual I can’t get into another game system being so behind the ones I already need to finish. Which is a pity
really enjoyed the video btw
FOW is a greta game,
Me and a friend of mine from work slug it out just about every weekend. I usaly use a mechanzied German infantry force and he brings cromwells X.X. But it’s a blast can’t wait for him to see my new american tank company that is waiting to trash him this weekend.
Only played a couple of games in Version 2.
This version is well written and indexed and is an easy though long read. Played first game last week, excellent fun. Germans v Americans. Game flowed very well but we made a couple of rule errors but that did not impact on game.
Starting with a small core of units which can be easily expanded makes it a useful set of rules, especially for fielding fully painted armies.
A big thank you to Battlefront for providing a free set of rules as an upgrade from version 2. I will still buy the hardbook format in the future.
So will they be converting their whole miniatures line to plastic as they did in the new Achtung! starter pack?
I’m so close to getting into this game with the new 3rd edition, the promise of a full plastic line would push me over the edge.
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