Threejacks Posted October 15, 2015 Report Share Posted October 15, 2015 Ive been itching for a solid 20th century historical miniatures wargame in recent years as I started in wargaming way back in the 70`s playing many of the Avalon Hill games like Panzer Blitz,Afrika Corps,DDay,Third Riech ect.. At one point I had a full collection of ASL and its expansions up to and including "Yanks",loved that game system but my friends didnt like it so much so my games were few and far between with it.Ive since sold most all of my collection,some 40+ games I think it was. Anyhow,since getting into minis with the Warhammer games (40k and WHFB) in the last 7 years I also picked up Bolt Action,which I really like but it doesnt seem to have many regular players in the Portland area so im starting to look at FoW.Now ive glanced at it a few times since it came out years ago but the small infantry models are a bit of a turn off for me.I can totally do the vehicle scale though,actually at one time I had a rather extensive 1/144th scale model plane collection,forgot who used to make those kits,heh. Either way the game certainly seems to have tons of modeling opportunities so for me,its got that part of the hobby covered.My main concern with it is how diverse can the builds be considering the need to stay within one of the 3 time periods of the war?.It seems to me that there would only be a handfull of top competative builds for each army per period being a company level military sim,or do the use of various scenarios really make it impractical to take what would be considered an all comers list.Or is army building done more along the lines of using a pool of models and building your force from that for each scenario in the event? I have watched some of the batreps out on it and I can see that much of the game is abstracted much like Bolt Action is,,understandable to make it a fun and playable game,I mean sheese the detail of ASL was insane and made for a very slow playing game,lol.However im kind of a stickler in my Historic games when it comes to certain high powered formations or pieces of equipement that seem to be making much more regular appearances on the field than they did during the actual war,for instance in late war German Armies is it common to see multiple KT`s and Jagtigers and Elephants, coupled with a flamethrower in every squad..stuff like that? cuz ya know,lol. And finally,whats a good starter to get..I know that the firestorm set is a must and ill probably work on doing a US force and German force at the same time,late war as it seems that is most popular.But once I start in on this stuff I would also like to get some early and mid war stuff together,is that being played as well?.I would really like to do Russians but I dont see a starter for them,heh. Thanks for your time! Oh and I was meaning to check out the demo at GG last saturday but ended up stuck on AoS all day,heh Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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