With the flurry of complaints about GW price increases, and questions about GW's corproate situation, I'm once again considering a game about a topic that's held my attention since sitting and listening to my grandpa's stories about the War. World War II.
What's this got to do with the price of tea in China?
Flames of War, silly.
If Flames had been more popular back in C-U when I got started playing with Dolls, I might have actually started there. (Or with War of the Ring, had that been out, and popular yet.) Back then it was just Middle War. The models looked cool, and It seemed so like playing army men again. with rules. and dice.
I've been slowly looking at FoW for a while, and trying to find that army to light my imagination. When Blitzkreig came out, I'll admit my ears perked up.
French armor? did someone say French armor?
ooh. that could get me interested. The French had some of the most advanced tanks in the world. Until their WW1 static tactics got run over by German Mobile Armor tactics.
I also always liked the Free French. I find the story of people fighting to reclaim their country inspiring. Of course, the Free French divisions were fully American in equipment.
SandWyrm and I have talked a bit about making the jump into FoW. With the price hikes, I might look into selling off my GK's, and picking up a Flames of War force.
I'm kind of thinking American mech infantry, done with Cross 'd Lorraine
If we buy the starter set, I can use the Shermans, and SandWyrm can use the Stugs. From the North Africa stuff I can get into both Late war retaking France, and into Early war 'real' French. Mmmm Somua.
now I'll see if I can get this rolling, and start the learning curve again.
I pick up enough board games, learning FoW shouldn't be too tough.
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