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FoW 4th Edition Chat with Phil Yates

FoW 4th Edition Chat with Phil Yates

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We sit down to chat with Phil Yates about the new Flames Of War 4th Edition rules.

We go through some questions that the community has been getting stuck into as they've been seeing previews.

If you have any more questions about Flames Of War then let us know in the comments and we'll have our experts see if they can give you some answers on the Live Blog!

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eddie117
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35xp

looks like i have started playing flames of war at a good time im glad the rules are getting streamlined it will make learning the game so much easier

diavlo
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26xp

How much you have to spend to be able to play at tournaments standard format?

eddie117
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35xp

cant wait for all the new models to be released , looking forward to the tiger1 🙂

dane001
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829xp

Ooooo. Im lookig forward to seeig some of the new stuff. Youve sold yet another game system to me BoW!!

goban
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188xp

where are the infantry gone?

jahatch28
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214xp

Also very interested in 4th Edition.. I tried 3rd a while ago and just didn’t resonate with me.. but I do love the models and the support for the game! Argh! another game on the 2-do list!

eddie117
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35xp

so guys what is better 17 pounders or 8,8s

eddie117
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35xp

i like phil yates and cant wait to see the new tutorials he’ll be doing 🙂

tonysilvey
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956xp

Streamlined rules gets my vote!

eddie117
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35xp

cant wait to get my hands on those new books 🙂

eddie117
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35xp

i defo think streamling the game was a good decision it makes it far easier to learn and play

troybuckle
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7xp

I agree.

cassaralla
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100xp

Perhaps it is finally time to add historic gaming to all my sci fi and fantasy games

peanut
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0xp

I have played FOW from book 1 and strangely with the 8th army and the afrika corps, looking forward to this new/old edition and set of rules. Book or rule 2 reasonable, rules 3 a chore, hence bring on 4.

72draco
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123xp

I agree. I had been playing since 2nd edition and after seeing Team Yankee condense a more complex battlefield than WW 2 into a smaller page count than FOW 3rd edition, I have hopes that 4th edition might hit that same sweet spot between balance, ease of play and realism.

moddleman10
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2xp

not sure i’m loving the massive overhaul, as a long term player there’s a lot to relearn. i am ever open minded though, and super stoked for the italians being released

panzertanker64
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159xp

Streamlining is good, simple rules are good.

bluetalon1974
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4xp

Can’t wait to play some 4th edition

wireme61
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7xp

Was not sure I would like the new addition, but the more I learn the more I like the changes and the incorporated streamlining.

dorthonion
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1099xp

Simpler rules that give a more realistic effect – you cannot do better than that. I hope the US and Italian forces get lots of plastic – Autoblinda!

settra
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0xp

Still a bit undefined for now (for me). Think I’ll keep playing 3rd for a few more months…

lawnor
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2554xp

Sounds like it has been a very complex game. I hope the new verison captures some of that while allowing ease and speed of play.

themumblingeagle
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12xp

Curious to see how often recce units are going to be used in V4 with their old role of uncovering infantry gone.

72draco
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123xp

I heard in another interview with Phil Yates talking about that. Its main role is to shape the way the battle starts. It can push your deployment up. The Eyes and Ear rule was removed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAIhCnl4M0A around the 18 minute mark.

skillamac
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92xp

All the info release in the build up stated that recce (now scouts) allow you to extend your deployment area(with restrictions on getting to close to the enemy etc)..

dimdim
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3xp

Im still a fan of the old edition rules and their simple basics with depth. Maybe this edition will change my mind but im currently unsure.

scottieboy77
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22xp

Right that’s me sold!! BoW are you sure you’ve not getting commision? (I have bought into a few via watching your vid’s)

It will be interesting to watch the rest of the weekend! Everybody have Fun!!

galrian
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10xp

Sounds good. It will be interesting to see how it plays.

davidquinn77
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69xp

Im looking forward to using the new rules to play, but getting my hands on the new rule book may be a problem at the moment, might have to contact battle front directly mmmmm

jgutimar
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I will have to play and compare v3 vs v4. Changes are not easy but let them have a chance with v4.

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