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    Battlefront Returns to the Eastern Front

    20 hours ago, Souldier3 said: I thought the 15cm infantry gun was a bunker buster. Is it not? In Flames of War version 3, The 15cm sIG33 gun is rated as "Bunker Buster" In version 4, there is no "Bunker Buster" rule. Instead, guns previously listed as "Bunker Buster" get one or two changes: 1) Firepower = "AUTO" 2) Brutal Rule: Infantry teams must re-roll successful saves. Additionally, in city fights, the Brutal Special Rule has one more effect (as stated in "Enemy at the Gates" and "Iron Cross"): "When a weapon that has the Brutal special rule hits a Team in a Room, in addition to its normal effects, roll a die and add the result to the number of hits scored by the weapon. All of the hits from a Brutal weapon must be assigned to Teams in the same Room." So, when a pair of sIG33's fires at a room with 4 enemy teams, 1 enemy team will be destroyed and the enemy unit will receive 4 or 5 hits. If there are only 2 enemy teams in the room, very likely they will both be destroyed. I posted more details on the sIG 33 here: http://www.ordofanaticus.com/topic/210963-auf-wiedersehen-bunker-buster-guten-tag-brutal-gun/
  2. In Flames of War version 3, The 15cm sIG33 gun is rated as Bunker Buster In version 4, there is no "Bunker Buster" rule. Instead, guns previously listed as "Bunker Buster" get one or two changes: 1) Firepower = "AUTO" (in third Edition, this was FP = 1+) 2) Brutal Gun = Infantry teams must re-roll successful saves. Additionally, in city fights, the Brutal Special Rule has one more effect: "When a weapon that has the Brutal special rule hits a Team in a Room, in addition to its normal effects, roll a die and add the result to the number of hits scored by the weapon. All of the hits from a Brutal weapon must be assigned to Teams in the same Room." For the new Battlefront IRON CROSS book, the relevant gun that is affected by the Brutal rule is the sIG 33 Gun. The following is a list of 3rd edition stats for the sIG 33 Gun ("schweres Infanterie Geschuetz", model 1933) 15cm sIG33 gun (Gebirgsjaeger) (GE555) - Towed https://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=3112 "Bunker buster" 15cm sIG33 gun (SS) (GE557) - Towed https://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=2977 "Bunker buster" 15cm siG33 Gun LW (x2) (GE566) - Towed https://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=928 "Bunker buster" 15cm sIG33 auf Panzer I (GE140) - Self-propelled https://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=2288 "Bunker buster" GE143 Grille H (15cm sIG) - 15cm sIG33 auf Gw 38(t) Ausf H firepower: 1+ direct and 2+ firing bombardments https://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=1519 GE144 Grille K (15cm sIG)- SdKfz 138/1 Grille Ausf K/M firepower: 1+ direct and 2+ firing bombardments https://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=409 GE148 (15cm sIG) Bison - 15cm sIG33 auf Panzer II firepower: 1+ direct and 2+ firing bombardments. https://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=657 StuIG 33B (GE133) Sturmgeschuetz Sturminfanteriegeschuetz 33B 1+firepower (goes to 2+ vs. infantry in buildings) https://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=1472 - no mention of "Bunker buster" https://www.flamesofwar.com/Default.aspx?tabid=117&ProductID=193 GE133 StuIG 33B or Sturm-Infanteriegeschuetz 33B As early as 1941, the StuG III chassis was chosen to carry the heavy 15 cm sIG 33 howitzer for close infantry support. Development took time however, and in the end, twenty-four vehicles were so converted and all delivered in October 1942. Twelve of them were diverted to the battle of Stalingrad with the StuG Abteilung 177, and arrived on 8 November 1942, in order to offer an efficient way to to deal with this urban environment. It was already too little too late. All were lost in combat or captured, while the other half was sent to the 23rd Panzer Division. The 15 cm howitzer was the same already used on a Panzer I chassis in 1940, and the Panzer II based “15 cm sIG 33 auf Fahrgestell Panzerkampfwagen II (Sf)” in North Africa. http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww2/nazi_germany/Sturmgeschutz-III.php SIG 33 assault gun company at Stalingrad https://www.feldgrau.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6888
  3. barca

    Battlefront Returns to the Eastern Front

    Reading through the City battle rules, I would say that experimentation might prove you correct, or not. I have the riflemen for both sides, but prob not worth putting on table until we have specialist teams for both sides: Pioneers, flamethrowers, SMGs, etc. Also, command cards might reveal some possibilities.
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    Battlefront Returns to the Eastern Front

    Checking on this, 1) in general for that gun, and 2) Brutal Gun rules(s) in city fights. Also, I have command cards so there might be something there....
  5. These are some older FOAN PDFs on the Flames of War site from 2013 The painting guides list vallejo modeling colors UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC SINAI FIELD ARMY - painting guide https://www.flamesofwar.com/Portals/0/Documents/Painting/1967-Painting-UAR.pdf ISRAELI DEFENCE FORCE - painting guide https://www.flamesofwar.com/Portals/0/Documents/Painting/1967-Painting-Israeli.pdf JORDANIAN ARAB ARMY - painting guide https://www.flamesofwar.com/Portals/0/Documents/Painting/1967-Painting-Jordanian.pdf Fate-Of-A-Nation - 2013 https://www.flamesofwar.com/Portals/0/Documents/Briefings/Arab-Israeli/Fate-Of-A-Nation.pdf
  6. barca

    Team-Yankee Battles on SAT at GG

    Sorry I missed ur post. We started at 40 and ramped up to about 80 on second round
  7. I will bring MW North Africa Germans and desert terrain. I will also have Team Yankee models and terrain. We can discuss rotating the themes, so that we set expectations on what to bring on a given week, and which terrain to setup. Bringing along FoW North Africa,... ...AND FoW Eastern Front ...AND Team Yankee can be a lot to pack and haul. As a starting point for discussion: 1st half of month (days 1-15) = Desert Terrain 1st half of month = FoW MW North Africa 1st half of month = FOAN Fate of A Nation If we add Fate of A Nation (FOAN) to our themes, then we could have FOAN in the 1st half of the month. That way, desert terrain is all we need to setup, for both FOAN and FoW. So no matter which of these two sets of forces people bring, the terrain can be setup as soon as the first person arrives at the game store. 2nd half of month (days 16-End-of-Month) = European and urban terrain 2nd half of month = FoW MW Eastern Front 2nd half of month = Team Yankee If we need to switch the terrain on a table from Team Yankee to FoW Eatsern Front (or vice versa), then we just swap out the buildings that don't fit the theme.
  8. barca

    Battlefront Returns to the Eastern Front

    added new links on 9/6
  9. barca

    Team-Yankee Battles on SAT at GG

    QUESTION: Is trying out the game with borrowed models a possibility? , ANSWER: Yes Re: 18 AUG. Your Tardis needs calibration. I think you mean one of these: September: Learn-to-Play Team-Yankee: SEP 15, SAT, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM, at Guardian Games Team-Yankee Battles: SEP 15, SAT, 1:30-5:00 PM, at Guardian Games October: Learn-to-Play Team-Yankee:OCT 20, SAT: Learn-to-Play Team-Yankee, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM, at Guardian Games Team-Yankee Battles, OCT 20, SAT, 1:30-5:00 PM, at Guardian Games
  10. THU, SEP 6: I plan on being at GG around 6 PM with Flames of War Eastern Front all-tank lists, 100 pts: Soviet T-34 (Early) Tank Battalion, 100 pts: 19 x t-34 (Early). HQ and 2 companies German Panzer IV Tank Company list, 100 pts: Pz IV Short 7.5 cm x3, Pz IV Long 7.5 cm x5, Pz III Uparmoured x4. HQ and 3 platoons. I have the Enemy at the Gates book, unit cards and command cards. I also have Iron Cross book, unit cards and command cards.
  11. I will not make it tonight, Thursday, AUG 30. I have a late workday. Have fun and let me know how it went.
  12. barca

    Battlefront Returns to the Eastern Front

    consolidated all the links to the top of the thread
  13. barca

    Battlefront Returns to the Eastern Front

    Added Live Launch page, and 3 other links
  14. barca

    Flames-of-War Learn-to-Play on SAT at GG

    Our SEP 1, SAT session will be in the Guardian Games General Gaming Area. But if for some reason our tables get moved, then look for us in The Critical Sip.
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    Flames-of-War Battles on SAT at GG

    Our SEP 1, SAT session will be in the Guardian Games General Gaming Area. But if for some reason our tables get moved, then look for us in The Critical Sip.
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