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)
Version four news direct from Peter from Battlefront.
These points are taken from his interview on the latest WWPD podcast. Enjoy!
MW pacific card sets- will allow you to play V4 pacific armies in V4. No plans for new books at this time.
Late March early April release for V4.
Free V4 rule books for everyone.
Rule book will be downloadable as a PDF from BF web.
V4 release will see next ‘open fire’ style box and rules. This will be accompanied by two army deal boxes.
V4 Rules will be approximately 110 pages.
V4 rules will come with a v3 to V4 EW and LW conversion chart.
Forces of war will come with a button to change your existing v3 lists into a V4 version.
In V4 artillery will re-roll misses when dropping a repeat bombardment.
Diesel N Dust – Episode 27
We interview the next generation of Flames of War players and report on the EWGT.
We are now on Itunes on the following
Don’t worry Android/PC users you can get the podcast from libsyn here.
There is also a RSS feed available here.
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.
Here is one of my painting jobs. Three boxes of Su 85M’s!
These are going to be painted up in straight green, green and tan and blizzard snow cam. Of course I will be doing it with spray cans, blu tac and a brush.
The miniatures are crisp and the lines sharp. They go together without difficulty. There is effectively five models of SU you can put together from these sprue. That’s great value.
However, this unfortunately leaves a lot of excess. But some of these extra bits are very useful.
Another Cancon done…
By Ken Snell
Another long weekend for Australia Day has come and gone, and so has another Cancon!
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!)