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  1. I don't have a problem with the points level and time required. Late war tends to be more destructive (more kills than bails or pins) and I make sure that I get at least a half dozen practice games in to reduce time spent figuring stuff out or looking stuff up. Also, since there are time limits, it requires a different play style than just the casual weekend game and it's one of the reasons why I tend to run attack oriented lists so that I can do my best to come to quick enough decision as to who is winner.
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    Tuesday gaming

    Sorry, didn't see post till way late. Will post something on Mondays, except next week I'll be out of town.
  3. I hope people are looking forward to this. I keep bumping into people at Oregon City Geeks Games that are interested as well as others elsewhere. This event is for players at all skill levels, beginners to experts. Even if you haven't played and are interested in checking it out or playing, there will be at least 3 tables setup with preset missions, game pieces, and instructors to help out. These tables are also available for experienced players to try their hands with a force they don't have and would like to try. This is not an organized tournament but rather an all day gaming event. You can play as little or as much as you can handle. I don't know how to do any fancy graphics so if anybody would like to post something on OCGeeksGames Facebook and/or OCGeeksGames players facebook page, it would be appreciated. Mission Tables: SteveZ will be coaching - New Airborne Mission on Flames of war website (D-Day American US Airborne vs D-Day German PzGrenadier (unarmored)) JamesB will be coaching - Beach Assault (US vs German) Nelson will be coaching - Caen (British Tank vs German Tank) Regular Tables: Could still use help on more tables/terrain. SteveZ - Desert table Jacob - Stalingrad table I have gathered up a door prize box and I have some good stuff that will be raffled throughout the day. Again there is a $5 charge for this event. If anybody else is interested in doing the same, I can bring FOW stuff for sale/trade, maybe set up a small "garage sale table" ???
  4. I don't get into the online campaign stuff, but I have no problem helping out those that do. If you need games, I'll see what I can do to accommodate.
  5. I was wondering the same thing. I would like some help with the new Airborne mission. I have stuff for both sides so you won't need to bring anything. I tried it last night and the germans were a little under-powered, so I made some changes and I would like to try the Germans so just need somebody to play the Airborne.
  6. Just saw on the Flames-of-War website some new D-DAY missions. I will be hosting the Airborne table and will give the "SEIZE AND HOLD" mission a try.
  7. I am doing an airborne mission table. I am putting everything on the table. Terrain, forces, gaming aids. Barca is doing a beach assault, and Nelson said he can do caen. Essentially, we are supplying everything but warm bodies. If all you want to do is terrain, and play games that's fine too. We are mainly trying to help beginners and/or play games out of the norm as well as having some regular games. P.s. I am also setting up a desert terrain table and anybody else wanting to help with table terrain is more than welcome.
  8. There was a conversation about OC Geeks and Games not having this scheduled. I have confirmed the date of November 9th with Adam and we are good to go. Also, could use some help with table terrain.
  9. I talked with Adam at OC Geeks and Games and requested November 9th. 2-3 tables will be set piece scenarios with the forces already sitting on the table. This will be to encourage people to try some other force they haven't used before and to try out some of the scenarios in the books. The rest of the tables will be for standard play, 90 points Late-War. Preference would be the D-Day American and D-Day German books. Don't worry, bringing other late-war list to play is just fine, I just figured there would be alot of people trying out the new D-Day German stuff. I need to get my butt in gear for roll-out of this. I keep forgetting it's only 2-months away, but was kinda waiting to see the new D-Day German book stuff.
  10. Yeah, was just at the store and looking at the book. I also have most of the FJ and stug battery. They put all the stuH into 1 plt and made it a little cheaper. Also, 1x FJ plt is integral with stug battery so you could have 4 FJ plts if also running the FJ formation. And the command cards allow for cheaper trained troops as well. If you run FJ, this is a good book, worth picking up.
  11. YES. The biggest problem I am having is that ALL units (attacker and defender) start pinned down/bailed out, and the mission specifically says DEFENDER GOES FIRST. So, what usually happens is defender deploys as much HMG/MG teams as possible (knowing the american can only start with troops), going first they get 90% of their forces unpinned and start hammering away with at least 4 HMGs (24 dice). that's a lot of dice. Next problem is Americans don't get to start dug-in/gone to ground like the Germans so when they fail infantry saves they just die. usually I lose 1-3 teams per plt getting shot at. At this point, my strategy is to put the DZ/LZ markers in the corners of the table and hope the troops land off the table and thus placed in reserves, then load up on command cards that can help with getting reserves onto the table. What troops do land on table MUST get dug-in immediately or DASH out from under artillery markers. Seems like the Americans should be either - goes first, or DOESN'T start pinned down. Best I've done in a game was knocking out 2 units (arty and recon, easy to do)
  12. I hope the beach assaults go better than the airborne drops. As far as I'm concerned, the airborne drop mission is broken and there is no way any kind of airborne force could ever win against any decent german player. My record is now 0-6 and I have NOT figured out anything that works for the airborne. Until something changes (errata or publications of clarification or how-to) I will no longer play that mission.
  13. I have Mid-War Brits ! going to try these guys for the first time.
  14. I am trying to run this event and got some Ideas but need help. I have talked with Adam at OC-Geeks Games. They have Six dedicated 4x6 tables for miniatures and if needed he can add more. He's got more room since they have expanded. This would be more of a play event rather than a full tournament. A mix of "Lend-Lease" style (where the table and formations are preset) and regular play tables. So you can play as much or as little as you want, bring your army to play, or just use the preset tables. All wars, all periods available. To help, I need some Table hosts who have the books, formations, and know-how of the different games/scenarios. ie Great War, Arab Isreali War, Nam, Team Yankee, and of course Flames of War, maybe specific scenarios like "Hit the Beach". I'm thinking of 3-4 set-piece tables with hosts (of course I would be one of them with either Great War or Arab Israeli War) and the rest being open tables. May even add a separate painting competition on the side. Dates are flexible and I am currently leaning toward Nov 2nd or 9th.
  15. Since I've been struggling and not winning a single game this past month with airborne/glider, feels like I'm hitting a wall, I am doing a temporary change-up and will play around with LATE WAR US light tank company for a while. I am also bringing a 100 point PzGren company (w/halftracks) as a sparring list for anybody to use and can also be used for Eastern front.
  16. In my opinion, I'm coming across more people interested and liking 4th edition than the people interested and liking 3rd edition when IT came out.
  17. just trying to remember back to 2nd & 3rd edition. Wasn't 21st Pz div. originally found in the Villers Bocage? Was 21 pz div part of the SS (would it fall into the d-day waffen ss book)?
  18. not a problem. I have actually been bringing a German sparring army along with and a few people have used it.
  19. I have D-Day american glider rifle company
  20. Something tells me you want the US Tank Destroyer dice. Me personally, I would like a set of custom 325th Glider Infantry Regiment dice to go with the tokens I have.
  21. Lazarus and I were discussing this. We came to the conclusion that they both have approximately the same amount of area. Use either so long as the players involved are OK with it. We plan on practicing with the 2x8. would be interesting if anybody comes across in differences in game play between the two types.
  22. I got a practice game in the other night with my Glider co. Main thing I learned, make your airborne portion 60% and tank support 40%. That way you are least affected for the the airborne mission as you have DEEP - DELAYED - and SCATTERED Reserves. That way you can do Airborne drop with all your airborne and put the tanks in reserve because they aren't as effective at night (cause the first few turns are at night) and they have better movement to get into the fight after arriving. 60 points Airborne, 40 points of reserve could be 5x Veteran Sherman (76) and 4x M12 155mm howitzer.
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