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  • atayos posted on the forum topic List-checkage. Help a brother out? in the group Avatar Flames of War:   2 days, 1 hour ago · View

    1650 points was the goal. I originally made a CV version of this list, kinda. A lot of the elements are pretty much the same, but there is obviously fewer models. Here’s what it looked like, if you’re interested. Armored Rifle Company HQ (30) 2x Armored Rifle Platoon (295 each) Cavalry Recon Platoon (180) Corps [...]

  • waradmiral posted on the forum topic List-checkage. Help a brother out? in the group Avatar Flames of War:   2 days, 5 hours ago · View

    Whats the total number of points your looking to achieve? Knowing that can help in helping you. Also my rule of thumb, if I can, is go with CV armies. Makes things much better overall. No need in spending high points for FV bc if your rolling for morale your already in trouble.

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  • atayos posted on the forum topic List-checkage. Help a brother out? in the group Avatar Flames of War:   1 week, 1 day ago · View

    Thanks for the feedback. I was hoping that it would be flexible and able to handle pretty much anything without being too generic.

  • drowningharvey posted on the forum topic List-checkage. Help a brother out? in the group Avatar Flames of War:   1 week, 1 day ago · View

    With even number of platoons, recon, artillery, very solid infantry and two mobile AT assets. I’d say it is a nice, well-rounded and flexible force.

  • atayos started the forum topic List-checkage. Help a brother out? in the group Avatar Flames of War:   1 week, 1 day ago · View

    Hi! I’m an absolute noob, as you all know, and was wondering what you all thought of this List. It is made from Armoured Rifle Company (CT) from Overlord. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Armoured Rifle Company HQ (20) 2 x Armoured Rifle Platoon (250 each) Cavalry Recon Platoon (140) Corps Tank Destroyer Platoon [...]

  • neves1789 posted on the forum topic My 2nd SS Panzergrens in the group Avatar Flames of War:   1 week, 6 days ago · View

    Thanks for the reply! Glad you like them! I’m indeed very aware that most vehicles do not (completely) match 2nd SS, most of these were speed painted to get them ready for a tournament. Besides that, they were also my first experiments with enamel washes, streaking grime, texture paint, oil paints, panel lining, dotting (with [...]

  • vitalis posted on the forum topic My 2nd SS Panzergrens in the group Avatar Flames of War:   1 week, 6 days ago · View

    I personally wouldn’t worry about the non-historical paint jobs at all. I was lauding his work, though I was looking at it from the fact that he said it was the 2nd SS, Das Reich. Because I am also a modeler, if it is the 2nd SS, then I think it should be painted to [...]

  • drowningharvey posted on the forum topic My 2nd SS Panzergrens in the group Avatar Flames of War:   1 week, 6 days ago · View

    @atayos said: Is non-historical paintjobs a really big deal in the community that plays this game? Will my amateur and possibly just plain wrong depictions get me laughed out of my FLGS?

    From my own experience, the paint jobs haven’t been that big of a deal with any group I’ve played with. Effort for realism is naturally [...]

  • atayos posted on the forum topic My 2nd SS Panzergrens in the group Avatar Flames of War:   2 weeks, 2 days ago · View

    Is non-historical paintjobs a really big deal in the community that plays this game? Will my amateur and possibly just plain wrong depictions get me laughed out of my FLGS?

  • vitalis posted on the forum topic House Rules in the group Avatar Flames of War:   2 weeks, 3 days ago · View

    We also do attack and defend scenarios where the attacker has 50% more points on the table because the defender starts not only emplaced but invisible. The defender’s units are made visible either by shooting, within range of a scout or infantry getting within close range. Also, for the attacker, any artillery pieces or AT [...]

  • larbo posted on the forum topic House Rules in the group Avatar Flames of War:   2 weeks, 3 days ago · View

    I agree!

  • gerion posted on the forum topic House Rules in the group Avatar Flames of War:   2 weeks, 3 days ago · View

    Its with the desert rats in mind that i said “most”.. I think apart from them and the red devils, screaming eagles and all american the rest of the allied at Normandy had little to non battle experience…

  • larbo posted on the forum topic House Rules in the group Avatar Flames of War:   2 weeks, 3 days ago · View

    Forgetting the Desert Rats.
    I really like their reluctant veteran status. Reflects good the war fatigue of the division and works well in list buildig.

  • gerion posted on the forum topic House Rules in the group Avatar Flames of War:   2 weeks, 3 days ago · View

    to me it still feels weird to have house rules… I don’t know, It s my experience that FoW feels very realistic and “correct” up to the veteran units, as the only units in allied armies that had veterancy were elites like all paratroops as they effectively accumulated the most experience. Most of the rest [...]

  • larbo posted on the forum topic House Rules in the group Avatar Flames of War:   2 weeks, 4 days ago · View

    Thanks for sharing ideas!

  • vitalis posted on the forum topic House Rules in the group Avatar Flames of War:   2 weeks, 4 days ago · View

    Yes, FoW does take some liberties, especially as it isn’t historical simulator but rather a table top game in a wwii genre. I love the game, especially as it is lighter than squad leader and the GHQ tank battles rules. I am going to try and use the tank terror rules on the recommendations that [...]

  • larbo posted on the forum topic House Rules in the group Avatar Flames of War:   2 weeks, 4 days ago · View

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on why you use the rules. I agree that it looks wierd with tanks standing and moving metal to metal. But we normally have enough arty/air to make it a very risky move. Assaults tend to be game changing. A failed assault is as devastating as a successful one. I [...]

  • warworksdk posted on the forum topic House Rules in the group Avatar Flames of War:   2 weeks, 4 days ago · View

    In “normal” fighting close combat would have been somewhat rare. When storming fixed positions, on the other hand, the combat did get up very close and personal. That is what assaults in FoW represent. Usually done to force veteran infantry out of their trenches, it’s a combination of short ranged fire and grenades (with the [...]

  • vitalis posted on the forum topic House Rules in the group Avatar Flames of War:   2 weeks, 4 days ago · View

    The reason that we started using these rules? Because we have been table top wargaming for over twenty years and we like to tweak systems to our liking. We have played both the good and the bad over the years and honestly, any game can and should be tweaked to your liking for friendly games. [...]

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