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Finally caved and picked up Open Fire and NUTS last week. It’s very easy to get carried away with army lists apparently…… Am looking at a 101st airborne list from NUTS, before I knew it I’d put together a 2400pt list and mentally spent nearly £200…… think I’d better learn to play the actual game [...]
Apart from the flamethrowers in the infantry platoon, the odd guns, and the mules it looks like a fairly standard riffle company. If you start out with a Rifle Company box and add a pioneer platoon (mostly for the flamethrowers) you should have the basis for a very decent Infantry Company. Add some Shermans, and [...]
Thanks a lot for the advice, guys. I was probably going to pick up Open Fire as well and was just trying to plan for the nigh inevitable need to expand my forces. The “blue on blue” or otherwise non-historic skirmishes bit doesn’t bother me at all, but I can definitely see the appeal in [...]
@frizzenspark said: You will want to get a force that interests you, it is great when your opponent has a force that complements your choice…. there is no requirement that your opponent has a documented historical opponent to play against you… There is a bit of “What-If/What the Heck” play in this game as well…
I agree [...]
I’ve looked over the list, I like it…. I’m a little biased, since I was in the 10th Mountain Division…. I primarily play British and Commonwealth forces… I have a modest force of Germans for opposition; I haven’t ventured into the American forces yet… this might lead me into it… The Americans are a fairly [...]
I don’t have any experience with that particular list, but quickly scrolling through it, it doesn’t look too bad. However, there are a couple of issues: Firstly, it’s still under review meaning that, technically speaking, it’s not a legal list as such. It usually isn’t an issues, but if you intend to go to tournaments [...]
Hi! I’m looking to start collecting and playing Flames of War. I am thinking of collecting American to utilize the 10th Mountain Division list from the website (http://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=4497) Is this just a horrible idea? Where should I start?
Some convincing work can be put together quickly with already assembled kits…. this is not just gaming miniatures… but actual model kits… I watched a demo of a 1/35 Firefly tank fully assembled… but completely unpainted…. given a quick, but thorough painting….. it looked good enough for the shelf, if not a competition again personal [...]
As @avernos said, it really depends. With my flames stuff, I’ve mostly fully assembled it and then painted it (haven’t really got round to that point yet though). Mainly because I want an army that looks good on the tabletop, and with the scale of Flames, its fine with not being that detailed. However, if you [...]
honestly there is no best method, assembling them completely works well for a tabletop army, if you paint in sub assemblies you can get a better paint job and reach areas you normally wouldn’t get a chance to paint when fully assembled, however the net result is that it can take longer. Really it comes [...]
I was wondering….
I mostly “build” my tanks and then start painting.
Recently I saw some clips where pple model only parts and paint them before completing the model, f.e. traks were first painted separately, and only them added to the tank…
What is the best method?
An interesting mix; I notice that there are no PBI Infantry elements. I suspect you’ll be adding two more Sextons in short order…..
@legoboyx100 said: my British army has 4 armored platoon (each one has 2 Sherman V and 1 firefly vc) 2 Anti Tank platoons (each one has 4 M10C 17 pdr Sp) 2 more armored [...]
my British army has 4 armored platoon (each one has 2 Sherman V and 1 firefly vc) 2 Anti Tank platoons (each one has 4 M10C 17 pdr Sp) 2 more armored platoon ( each one has 3 firefly IC) 1 British Parachute Company ( red devil company) 1 Aircraft (Typhoon) 1 Artillery ( 2 [...]
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