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Modelling with Flames of War

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  1. HellWarrior

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    Hi, I just discover the game Flames of War and also the cool models that we have to paint.

    Has anybody tried modelling those vehicules and tried this game? What do you think of it? Is it worth it?
     
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    Finally, I decided to buy the starter box called "Flames of War Open Fire". I think I will have hours and hours to spend on assembling and painting vehicules and soldiers.

    Are there anybody here that have done the same thing?
     
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    A few years back I visited a local hobby shop where they have some gaming tables int he back. I was specifically interested in Flames of War and Advanced Squad Leader. Although the gameplay seems thin, I almost bought FoW just to to build the cool minis. I ended up getting a couple ASL modules since it was better suited to bedtime reading than FoW minis were. I'd love to see photos and/or hear reviews though.
     
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    Interesting. So what is the average size of the vehicule with this company?
     
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    Takao, is there a link so I can take a look at the rules of this game?
     
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    Sorry I have not posted sooner.

    For the GHQ T-72 I had laying about, the tank chassis only overhangs an American quarter by a little bit. It's small, but still has a good bit of detail.

    MBT is long out of print, but the rules were fairly thorough, although you could play with only certain ones(beginner play, and then introduce more rules as you increased you knowledge of and became familiar with gameplay. Advanced Squad Leader was much the same way(except that the rule set was so detailed - nice thick 3-ring binder, you bought it separately from the game pieces & maps).
    MBT overview with lots of photos: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3710/mbt


    Now this looks promising, and not overly complicated: http://www.strikenet-games.com/Panzer_Boardgames.html
    Rulebook: http://www.gmtgames.com/panzer/Panzer_Rulebook.pdf
    Playbook: http://www.gmtgames.com/panzer/Panzer_Playbook.pdf
    Meant to be played either as a board game or with 1/285 or 1/300 minis.
     
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    Thanks Ace, it seems very interesting. When it's smaller, you can add a lot more units and create a larger landscape. That's what I like with Flames of War. It's small enough to use a large company.
     
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    A buddy of mine plays FoW. The rules do seem a bit beer & pretzels, but I do like the look of the minis. A very cool looking game.
     
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    I am not building my little armies. I just discovered that I like modeling and I played my first game of Flames of War about two weeks ago and I enjoyed it very much.
     
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    I've seen some guys play micro-armor battles with ASL rules. You'll need some type of hexgrid terrain though, which isn't as easy to build as a generic open battleground needed for FoW.
     
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    Nice, more miniature wargamers onboard. Have to admit that I don't like the scale of FoW. I'm more into platoon level combat in 28mm. When someone of you ever is in Berlin pm me for a game.

    Grüße
    Philipp
     

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