Time for another blast from the past...and the future! In this case, back to Flames of War, for a farewell re-familiarisation before the launch of Fourth Edition!
The rather splendid and entirely patient 'CM' hosted me at DarkStar in Plymouth for a Late-War 1515pt game. I took these fellows:
|[Well, that's most of them!]|
|My right flank - 4,2" Mortars, 3Pl,|
Carrier Patrol and Shermans
|My centre - 25pdr Battery and 6pdrs|
|My left - 1Pl, 2Pl, 3" Mortars,|
Shermans and (at the top) my S-P Bofors.
The Bofors, by the way, were SUPERB!
The light had broken above our table, so it was pretty gloomy (and hard to discern one 15mm unit from another at times) but still, CM's table (she made the cloth herself!) really helped to make it all look very pretty. One forgets just how cool our toys can look at 15mm!
|A blurry shot of the gloomy table; maybe|
taken from my Auster AOP! Gorgeous table.
- Well, bring on 4th Edition. I'd forgotten just how frustratingly ponderous and turgid Flames of War (3rd) can be - doubly so when you're three-and-a-half-years rusty. I really, honestly struggled to enjoy it, despite CM's best efforts and the fact that - technically - I 'won'.
|My two Shermans and a Firefly finish off the|
scary StuGs (top; overturned)...
|...And then turned and blatted the two 8-Rads to smithereens too.|
...and then, at some point, there's always the Battlegroup rules set at 15mm too, of course!