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Has anyone played this game yet? Me and Faileas had an intro session at the club last night. Got to say it was pretty cool, as it turns out Shermans are no match for MKIV Panzers :grin:
24-02-2011, 11:55 PM
I was gonna be there on Wednesday but I got lazy.
25-02-2011, 12:01 AM
I've played the intro box once. Two Stug G's vs three Sherman 75's. Germans won, bust they lost a Stug. It's pretty cool, although sometimes the price for such small things can be a little duanting.
25-02-2011, 12:47 AM
I think its a really good game, got to play some a while back... it certainly demonstrated the superiority of Ze German Engineering...
25-02-2011, 08:12 AM
i want it!!! :)
25-02-2011, 08:56 AM
One day... When I have the time...
Wow, well this was a shock when I logged on tonight. Battlefront will no longer be trading with Maelstrom Games with immediate effect as per this statement (http://www.maelstromgames.co.uk/index.php?act=new&ref=204). I recomend that you read all the pdfs Rob has posted up. The distupte centres around Battlefront being unhappy with the level of discount Maelstrom offers on its products, in particular its demand that FoW stuff not be sold at 17.5% off. Aside from the laughable claim that Maelstrom isn't a bricks & morter store, dictating to a retailer what price it must sell your products for is illegal under British law. Kind of makes GW look like saints.
26-02-2011, 06:11 AM
hey guys, my brother quit flames of war before he got started, but not before buying about 300 dollars worth of it. if any of you guys are interested let me know, its all german stuff, a box of italians and the rulebook (and another book as well, ill have to look). he owes me money and said i could have it cause he is too lazy to actually sell it. I dont mean to be advertising but i just want to get rid of it. I would be willing to sell for quite cheap.
01-03-2011, 03:28 PM
Hmm, I hadn't really paid any attention to the whole FoW thing, but having read through everything on the maelstrom website and all supporting info I could find I think the situation is pretty obvious- I'm almost surprised that nobody has thought to take them to court yet, with such blatant disregard for the law.
Personally, Flames of War isn't really my thing- I've never been a fan of the WW2 scenario, in any media. I'm sure there's alot of material and I'm sure there's great potential for wargames there, but it simply doesn't appeal to me for a whole list of reasons. The 15mm thing is a bit small for me as well, but that's just personal niggly-ness :laugh:
I found this really cool battle report last night, if you have a spare half hour check this out. And just look at that table, its stunning.
06-03-2011, 11:40 PM
Ah, so thats what you needed it for. Just watched those through, good videos. Still doesn't really change my opinion but nice to see all the same.
03-05-2011, 12:50 PM
I think Flames of War are going to be the next purchase on my shopping list. there is a company called the plastic soldier company that sells 1:100 (15mm) german and russian tanks and infantry. plus zvezda do a range if these tanks in plastic, but only for russian and zee germans
03-05-2011, 01:24 PM
If you're looking to pick up a whole lot of Flames of War, you might want to consider maelstrom games (http://www.maelstromgames.co.uk/index.php?act=cat&cre=min-fow&sou=cat), simply because they've got a alrge discount running on FoW after the disagreement with the company that caused them to be dropped as a supplier.
I've had my hands on the Plastic Soldier Co' T34's. They feel really light and toy-like but are well detailed enough to be easily on a par with the official FoW models once you get them painted.