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Flames of War Minis League at GG Thursdays 2019

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3 hours ago, barca said:

THU, APR 25:

Mission = Encounter

I will be at GG with 90 pts of Russian Inf list (from Red Banner) and a 90-pt German list (from Iron Cross)

 

 

Cool.  I too will be there with 90 pts US tanks, or 90 pt German DAK infantry.

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I will be arriving late THUR, APR 25, due to family commitments. Might get to GG around 7 PM

  • If a quorum is present before I arrive, start without me.
  • If not, then I apologize for being late and delaying the start of the game.

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THUR, MAY 9: Mission = Hasty Attack

I will be at GG on THUR, MAY 9 with 90-pt list of Soviet Heroes, and a 90-point mixed German List. I will probably arrive between 6 & 6:30

If there are only 3 players, I can sit out the battle and use about 1/2 of table #2 to develop my playbook of tactics for ENFILADE.

 

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I think that this mission - HASTY ATTACK - is a likely candidate mission for the tournament.

It rewards flexible planning.

The mission initially appears to favor the attacker.

However, a skillful defender could make this mission work in their favor, if they plan ahead.

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Two quick battles on THU, MAY 9th at GG.

Both used HASTY ATTACK Mission. Both pitted US Fighting First Staurt hoard against Germam Africa Korps mixed force, with Tank formation.

Both battles were quick victories for the Americans.

The german tank formation list will probably not beat the stuart hoard, nor most things that are like it.

The answer is Infantry formation with at least 2 antitank gun units, with 1 tank platoon to counterpunch and act as reserve.

The Italian light tank hoard might operate similar to the stuart hoard.

You have been warned.

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On 5/10/2019 at 10:10 AM, barca said:

The answer is Infantry formation with at least 2 antitank gun units, with 1 tank platoon to counterpunch and act as reserve.

BTW, I had three infantry units and pushed one aggressively toward the objective #1. If I had used my second Armored car unit better I could have threatened the second objective.

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THUR, MAY 16: Mission = No Retreat, but we can play a different mission

I will be at GG on THUR, MAY 9 with 90-pt list of Soviet Heroes, and a 90-point mixed German List. I will probably arrive between 6 & 6:30

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Barca utterly and completely slaughtered my Russian hordes last night. His defensive fire was 100% needing 8 hits out of 8 shoots on 3+, 4 times in a row. My dice were horrible. 4 Germans panzergrenadiers wiped out my entire army wiping 42 teams of russian infantry out with a little help. It was Nuts. Russians are very hard to play in V4 mid war. I have some new ideals but the Russian infantry hordes have zero chance of winning. They have no real support, the numbers cause them to always be in the open and block friendly shooting. Russian skill is horrible so ranging in mortars and artillery is always on 6'S. Rant over.

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The dice gods were biased so badly that Vegas casino bosses would have been jumping out of windows, had they been in charge of our table..

That being said, phyfor88 made some good points.

It will take a lot of experimenting to find winning Russian lists and strategies. Being curious, persistent and loving the options in the Russian forces, I vow to keep experimenting.

BTW< phyfor88 had some sneak peaks at the Flames of War LATE WAR points and forces. - - - Big changes are coming... <key ominous superhero music>

вперед, в Берлин - "Forward, to Berlin"

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16 minutes ago, Souldier3 said:

Who will be planning on going to GG on the 30th? I would like to try my enfilade list with opponents that I did not get to play at the tourney.

I will be at GG on THUR, MAY 30th. My list at ENFILADE was Soviet Hero Motor Rifle, from Red Banner.

If that is not the matchup you want, I can bring the German Afrika Korps list I used as the sparring partner against ZEKE's Stuart Hoard. Afrika Rifle Formation with PaK38s and Panzer III platoon.

My arrival time is often around 6:30, due to work and traffic.

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2 hours ago, barca said:

I will be at GG on THUR, MAY 30th. My list at ENFILADE was Soviet Hero Motor Rifle, from Red Banner.

If that is not the matchup you want, I can bring the German Afrika Korps list I used as the sparring partner against ZEKE's Stuart Hoard. Afrika Rifle Formation with PaK38s and Panzer III platoon.

My arrival time is often around 6:30, due to work and traffic.

Barca coming from Salem my arrival time would be about the same. I would prefer to see how our enfilade lists would match up so lets plan for that!

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22 minutes ago, Souldier3 said:

James I will not be able to go this Thurs. Are you available Friday or sat?

SAT, yes. I already have reserved 2 tables at GG:

  • Sat, June 1, 11:30am – 1:30pm, Flames-of-War Learn-to-Play (tutorial/refresher)
  • Sat, June 1, 1:30pm – 5:00pm, Flames-of-War Battles

 

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Will try showing up this saturday with a german sparring list.

 

For tonights thursday matchups, I brought Germans for puttings something together for the stalingrad end of June, and West Germans for Team Yankee.

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2 hours ago, ZEKE said:

Will try showing up this saturday with a german sparring list.

 

For tonights thursday matchups, I brought Germans for puttings something together for the stalingrad end of June, and West Germans for Team Yankee.

FOR SAT, I will bring both Flames RUS and Germans, eastern front.

FOR THUR, 5/30 I am bringing FoW Rus and TY "Soviets"

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If you don't get to see the documentary, there's always online material:

https://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/the-taking-of-la-fiere-bridge
https://www.historynet.com/world-war-ii-capturing-the-la-fiere-causeway.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mission_Boston#Along_the_Merderet
https://www.historynet.com/hallowed-ground-la-fiere-causeway-normandy.htm
https://history.army.mil/documents/WWII/LaFiere/325-LaF.htm
https://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=2461
https://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=2529
https://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=2390
https://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=2391
https://www.flamesofwar.com/Portals/0/Documents/Scenarios/LaFiereScenario.pdf
https://www.pbs.org/show/seize-secure-battle-la-fiere/
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g608795-d6942893-Reviews-La_Fiere_Bridge_and_Iron_Mike_Monument-Sainte_Mere_Eglise_Manche_Basse_Normandie_.html

 

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Before SAT, JUN 29th, we should practice the City Fight rules from "Enemy at the Gtaes" and "Iron Cross" on one or two thursday eventings.

I am building up a city fight Russian list to include a Storm Group. Might have that ready in 2 weeks.

Does anyone have German Assualt Pioneers?

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