EW Finnish Panssari list.

By Mitch

Last week a Finnish EW Panssari list was released on forces of war as part of the Barbarossa digital releases.  I’m a big fan of Finnish Panssari lists and I’m very excited about this list. It’s finally a chance to have the T-26s in the period they are meant to be used.  Another thing I like about this is that the armoured lists are confident trained, as opposed to fearless veteran, as Panssari companies were a new introduction at this stage of the war. This makes them much cheaper getting you more hulls.  I think this list provide some great attacking options, and should work well against the current EW infantry domination. I’m looking forward to taking this list to the next EW tournament in May.

So the list itself

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I’ve chosen T-26s as the HQ and one of the core tank platoons.  I like T-26s in EW as they have a great gun with ROF2, AT 7 and FP 4+. While the armour is not great neither is FP in EW.

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The T-28s add some real strength to my armour, they have good armour, good FP and are great assault units with TA2, turret rear MGs and wide tracks.  Plus I really love the models and I’ve been looking for a reason to get them on the table.

The Panssari Christie platoon is included for a few reasons. They are standard tanks with the fast tank rule, so they give me a very mobile unit,  The tank riders make for a great assault unit and the tank still has a great AT7 gun. Not to mention they are one of the coolest models in the Finnish range.

The Jaakari platoon has been included to take and hold objectives.

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For the recce, I would have really liked to take BA-10s, however, I think if your recce has too much firepower you’ll be more focused on using it tit kills things as opposed to doing recce things. Therefore, I’ve gone for the cheaper T-38s to keep their focus on preventing ambushes and lifting gone to ground.

The K/02 guns have primarily been included to smoke and pin.  Also in direct fire they are ROF2 with AT8, so they make great anti-tank guns , which can be really handy when defending.

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Finally the air support, the almighty Fokker CX. I always like to include air support in my list. While it won’t always do something every game, it has the potential to be a real game changer and it forces your opponent to do things differently.

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Overall I think this list has a good balance and should be a lot of fun to play.  It has 3 armoured platoons with 14 tanks all up.  It has recce, artillery, infantry and air to provide a lot of useful support.  I look forward to getting this list on the table.

CanCon 2015: TO’s report

Another Cancon done…

By Ken Snell

Another long weekend for Australia Day has come and gone, and so has another Cancon!

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The festivities began on Friday, when 40 players attended the Australian War Memorial Technology Annex in Mitchell. Judging by the comments this was a great tour, and will remain a feature of the long weekend gaming experience at Cancon for our FoW players.

For Flames of War, there was something for everyone: The Early War tournament attracted 31 players, and Mid War saw 23 intrepid combatants battling from the Baltic to the deserts of North Africa. For the marathoners, Night Flames saw the first inclusion at Cancon of Arab-Israeli War with nine warriors facing off across the Sinai Peninsula. We also got a hit of Late War in Night Flames with 17 players battling for bragging rights (was pretty spectacular watching Brumbar’s doing donuts!)

 


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Australian Early War Grand Tournment 2014 – Results

Australian Early War Grand Tournment 2014 – Results

2014-Tournament-LogoThe stage was set on the 6th & 7th of December 2014 at Hall of Hero’s Campbelltown for the Australian Flames of War two day Early War Grand Tournament 2014. With the late addition of the much anticipated Barbarossa book into the tournament, lists were frantically prepared for the 1550 point limit. Much talk was about the impact Barbarossa would have on Early War, so I have included the top three lists and the top generals list.

 

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Painting Gallery – British Royal Artillery Battery Battlefront

Painting Gallery – British Royal Artillery Battery Battlefront

BR574 25 pdr gun (8th Army) Early War

 

It’s almost been a month since the last post, don’t you hate when your life get in the way of your hobby 😉

 

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