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  1. No official announcement from Battlefront on points levels for the 2020 tournament season, but here are my planning parameters: For FOW v4, I am leaning toward 110 points for Late War, 3 rounds, 2h15m per round Team Yankee (at ENFILADE 2020) is a one-round event, doubles at 120 pts per team, approx 60 points per player.
  2. Although this specific case is not called out in the LFTF or updates to the rule book, the LFTF does provide some clarity: SITUATION: Bazooka Team is pinned down, but did not move. QUESTION: Does it shoot with ROF 1 and its unmodified to-hit number, or does the Slow-Firing rule apply? And therefore, the score to hit = (to-hit number) minus 1 (for slow-firing). ANSWER: Number 2. Here is why (emphasis is not in the original): See page 2 in "LESSONS FROM THE FRONT: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON FLAMES OF WAR, October 2019" SHOOTING Why does a heavy Gun team like an 8.8cm AA gun have a Moving ROF of 1 when it doesn’t have a Tactical speed? When it is Pinned Down it shoots using its Moving ROF rating, getting only one shot. Likewise, at the start of a Meeting Engagement, if the 8.8cm gun belongs to the first player, it will shoot as moving, i.e. using its Moving ROF, so it will get one shot in this case as well. Since the Slow-firing rule affects a "moving" unit, and a pinned unit uses it moving ROF, then the bazooka team that is pinned uses its moving ROF, which includes the Slow-firing penalty.
  3. To add to this, You roll at the start of each turn, like getting air support. Assault Boat Company gets the NGS (Naval Gunfire Support) on 4+ Rifle co gets the NGS on 5+ NGS is classified as "Artillery" NGS does NOT hit bunkers, minefields nor barbed wire. It can hit gun pits and troops. Teams hit by NGS get their saving roll, but if they fail that, firepower is AUTO. In missions where there is a preliminary bombardment, that rule is like 1 turn of NGS that is done after setup and before the first turn. Preliminary bombardment does not occur a second time, and has nothing to do with the use of the NGS card.
  4. My opinion is that in late-war, a combined arms force with a PZ IV tanks can work, so long as the commander has a good grasp of combined arms tactics. A pz IV formation with only tanks is prob doomed in late-war, unless 3 or more tigers get to assault an objective.
  5. SAT, 18 APR: barca's Immersion Games – ZOMBIES & WAR: “Axis & Allies and Zombies” 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Fighting a world war is hard enough without a zombie curse. It is 1941, and the world is at war. The Axis war machine is crushing everything in its path, while the Allies are rallying together to mount a heroic stand. - - - And then zombies show up. With your human enemies on one side, and the ravenous undead on the other, it is time to ask yourself, “Do I invest in tanks or chainsaw tanks?” This is not your typical Axis & Allies game. Join us for several hours in an immersive alternate universe of World War 2 gone sideways. 3-5 Players. A fee of $5.00 per person is required to rent the room. FORUM https://www.ordofanaticus.com/topic/213066-barcas-immersion-games-–-zombies-war/ BLOG https://rosecitydukes.wordpress.com/ MEETUP https://www.meetup.com/Rose-City-Dukes-and-Duchesses-Tabletop-Wargaming-Group FACEBOOK: tbd YouTube: Check out these awesome YouTube videos: How to Play Axis & Allies & Zombies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1kQkVvgViA Axis & Allies & Zombies - Part 1 | Game the Game https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7ayiT1R_es Axis & Allies & Zombies - Part 2 | Game the Game https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS5iG3kJjoc What are "barca's Immersion Games"? Each month, we will find a quiet place to explore new games and "immerse" ourselves in a virtual world via an engaging game. You might join the crew of a pirate ship and act out a role like in "Pirates of the Caribbean". You could dive into a pulp fiction adventure like an "Indiana Jones" movie. You could be trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. You might be carving out an empire by conquest or building a nation. Whether the game is new to you, or old and familiar, you will be challenged by the cooperation or the competition. You could meet new people, or you can bring your friends along to share the adventure. We are planning on meeting on the third Saturday of each month at Guardian Games in Portland, OR. Most sessions will start at noon and end 3-4 hours later. Some longer games will require that we start earlier and end later. We will try to rent the Dungeon room to have that quiet space. The rental fee is $5.00 per hour, so we will be expecting each player to pay a $5.00 so that we can collectively cover the room rental. The event will be posted on the store calendar at https://ggportland.com/calendar/ . You can sign up on our meetup group at https://www.meetup.com/Rose-City-Dukes-and-Duchesses-Tabletop-Wargaming-Group to get up-to-date information and a reminder for the event.
  6. SAT, February 15, 2020 barca's Immersion Games - PULP FICTION ADVENTURES: Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Guardian games in Portland, OR. This month we step into the shoes of globe-trotting heroes and villains dueling in a quest for ultimate reward: "Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game". This is a fast-paced game of high adventure, vile Villains, edge-of-your-seat danger, and Cliffhanger pulp Movie Action. The cast of characters travel the globe in search of ancient artifacts, fending off danger and Villains at every turn. So strap on your adventure boots and goggles, fire up the engines on the seaplane, and grab some extra ammo for your revolver...the Nazis already have a head start and in this race for Fortune and Glory...and there’s no prize for second place! Join us for 5 hours in an immersive adventure of plot twists, fickle luck and loads of surprises. 3-8 Players. A fee of $5.00 per person is required to rent the room. FORUM https://www.ordofanaticus.com/topic/213065-barcas-immersion-games-pulp-fiction-adventures/ BLOG https://rosecitydukes.wordpress.com/ MEETUP https://www.meetup.com/Rose-City-Dukes-and-Duchesses-Tabletop-Wargaming-Group/events/266299400 FACEBOOK: tbd What are "barca's Immersion Games"? Each month, we will find a quiet place to explore new games and "immerse" ourselves in a virtual world via an engaging game. You might join the crew of a pirate ship and act out a role like in "Pirates of the Caribbean". You could dive into a pulp fiction adventure like an "Indiana Jones" movie. You could be trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. You might be carving out an empire by conquest or building a nation. Whether the game is new to you, or old and familiar, you will be challenged by the cooperation or the competition. You could meet new people, or you can bring your friends along to share the adventure. We are planning on meeting on the third Saturday of each month at Guardian Games in Portland, OR. Most sessions will start at noon and end 3-4 hours later. Some longer games will require that we start earlier and end later. We will try to rent the Dungeon room to have that quiet space. The rental fee is $5.00 per hour, so we will be expecting each player to pay a $5.00 so that we can collectively cover the room rental. The event will be posted on the store calendar at https://ggportland.com/calendar/ . You can sign up on our meetup group at https://www.meetup.com/Rose-City-Dukes-and-Duchesses-Tabletop-Wargaming-Group to get up-to-date information and a reminder for the event.
  7. barca's Immersion Games - PIRATES: 1) Black Fleet 2) Pirate's Cove 12:00 - 4:00 PM at Guardian games in Portland, OR. This month we role-play pirates in 2 different boardgames: "Black Fleet" and "Pirate's Cove". Deliver cargo, steal treasure, fight other pirates. The buccaneers knew the meaning of "cutthroat competition". Join us for 4 hours of High Seas Adventure in the Dungeon room at Guardian Games. A fee of $5.00 per person is required to rent the room. 4-5 players For more information about this and other events, visit: FORUM https://www.ordofanaticus.com/topic/213063-barcas-immersion-games-pirates/ BLOG https://rosecitydukes.wordpress.com/ MEETUP https://www.meetup.com/Rose-City-Dukes-and-Duchesses-Tabletop-Wargaming-Group/events/266292625 FACEBOOK: What are "barca's Immersion Games"? Each month, we will find a quiet place to explore new games and "immerse" ourselves in a virtual world via an engaging game. You might join the crew of a pirate ship and act out a role like in "Pirates of the Caribbean". You could dive into a pulp fiction adventure like an "Indiana Jones" movie. You could be trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. You might be carving out an empire by conquest or building a nation. Whether the game is new to you, or old and familiar, you will be challenged by the cooperation or the competition. You could meet new people, or you can bring your friends along to share the adventure. We are planning on meeting on the third Saturday of each month at Guardian Games in Portland, OR. Most sessions will start at noon and end 3-4 hours later. Some longer games will require that we start earlier and end later. We will try to rent the Dungeon room to have that quiet space. The rental fee is $5.00 per hour, so we will be expecting each player to pay a $5.00 so that we can collectively cover the room rental. The event will be posted on the store calendar at https://ggportland.com/calendar/ . You can sign up on our meetup group at https://www.meetup.com/Rose-City-Dukes-and-Duchesses-Tabletop-Wargaming-Group to get up-to-date information and a reminder for the event.
  8. For Guardian Games: The BIG sale is Friday November 29th from 8am-9:45am. Other discounts will be available later in the day.
  9. THU 11/7, I will be there. Any suggestions / Preferences?
  10. Changing the D-Day Beach mission from "FUBAR" to "Help is On Its Way". We playtested the FUBAR mission a second time, and event with adjustments, it is not suitable for new players. Is it a long, slow slog for hardened Gorgnards. The mission "Help is On Its Way" should play faster and be more dynamic for both sides.
  11. I suspect that the marketing reason is to have a broader title for the post-Vietnam conflicts that might be covered, including those which are NOT related to the novel.
  12. Mid War Airborne Forces Preorders BF product pages: All American: Mid War American Airborne & Rangers - 1942-43 (FW248) Contains army lists as well as 8 Unit Cards and 7 Command Cards. $20.00 Death From Above: Mid War German & Italian Airborne Forces 1942-43 (FW249) Contains army lists as well as 21 Unit Cards and 24 Command Cards. $20.00 Since there will be a lot of night fighting, order these, as well: TK905 Muzzle Flash Token Set $10.50
  13. Both Guardian Games (GG) and Oregon City Geeks and Games (OCG) will have BLACK FRIDAY Sales: Friday, November 29th. GG web - See the home page for anouncement and link The BIG sale is Friday November 29th from 8am-9:45am. Other discounts will be available later in the day. GG FB: Latest news will be here and posted in the store OCGG web OCGG FB The Flames Of War: Late War Journey lays out the release plan and schedule for Flames of War. There is word of a major "reboot" of Team Yankee to be re-branded as something like "World War III" around February 2020, but no announcement yet.
  14. Thx. All good ideas. I will promote as much as possible, including on SAT, NOV 2 during the Learn-to-Play at Guardian Games (11:30 AM-1:30 PM), and Flames of War Battles at Guardian Games (1:30-5:00 PM) I will also write up some battle reports and take pics for the D-Day Global Campaign, to give our group more exposure. The event is on the Ordo Calendar, on the Battlefront Events Web page, and several other online places I have posted.
  15. np. I can take pics and write up a short report. I already have a login and registered our club
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