I’m back and I have managed to get my hands on one of the new Plastic Honey tanks from Battlefront. With all the new version 4 kits on the way and a pile of Team Yankee that stands higher than me. It’s time to look at quick ways to get the new releases on the table as quick as possible. Not to mention that they are just 5 points for a troop of 3 tanks and to fill a full squadron you’re going to need 3 boxes for 27 points (did I type that… oops)
Diesel N Dust – Episode 27
We interview the next generation of Flames of War players and report on the EWGT.
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Diesel ‘N Dust Episode 14
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We join Ben, Dave and Scotty with an ICC wrap-up, build some lists with ‘Berlin’ and look forward to future events.
Diesel ‘N Dust Episode 13
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The boys are back for the “lucky” 13th episode.
We join Ben, Dave and Scotty with what’s on your painting table, future events and talk quickly heads up the brown river…. Did I get that right?
Painting Gallery – Vietnam Helicopters – Battlefront
With the upcoming release of Brown Water Navy it was time to get some paint on my helicopters.
How to make a gaming mat for Flames of War
You will need
- Painters drop ( I recommend one with a plastic backing)
- Calking Gun Silicone tube ( I used 7 for a 6′ x 4′ mat)
- Old paint brush
- Tape measure
- Plastic scrappers
Lists We Play: LRDG
By Ken Snell
Attached is my history piece I put together for the EW GT in 2013. I played a LRDG mechanised company (not very successfully), but it was great fun.
The most interesting game was with Adam Langsam in which the LRDG faced an armoured train for the first time…
For this piece I grabbed a couple of books and found a set of patrol orders that I changed to suit FoW – you will note that key pieces of FoW information is weaved into the orders throughout.
The names of the personnel are real – B Squadron (with Commando and SAS troops) departed Siwa Oasis on a 2,000km odyssey to attack El Agheila airstrip – and then had their wounded evacuated from Landing Strip 125.
By Ken Snell
At Cancon in January, you were asked to complete a survey with a view to taking the results and improving the experience. We had a response rate of ~68%, which is pretty good for any survey. Thank you all to those who submitted a survey and sent me additional comments. Was much appreciated.
A summary of the surveys, complete results can be found on Page 2.
Diesel ‘N Dust Episode 12 – Podcast
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In this episode we join Ben, Dave and Scotty for the long overdue CanCon 2015 wrap-up, what’s on your painting table and an interview with Vanessa from the Combat Company
And in Part 2 the boys get stuck into Nachtjäger talking tactics and lists suggestions. Finishing up with an interview with Gavin from Queensland store Irresistible Force.
Fast Play Flames: the need for speed
Late last year I had my first experience in playing 1250 point fast play tournament held at Games Cube Parramatta and it was a heap of fun. The fast play challenge starts well before the dice start rolling, the limited points and mobile missions creates a challenge for Flames of war gamers of all levels. With limited time to paint a new force, I took a guards Sherman list hoping that the unflappable and semi indirect fire special rules would make up for my usual poor rolling. For the most part it worked, but supporting Sextons and Stuarts failed to punch their weight or became useless in a fight with big cats. Resulting in a respectable 6th place, with the highlight being winning against Paul Collins Australia’s number one player, it was more luck than skill 😉