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 Post subject: New to FOW
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:27 pm 
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Hi guys,
Just after a bit of advice as im just starting up in FOW
I have recently purchased some second hand minis and want to know how I go about building a decent army.
I love the US Airborne and have the company boxed set I think its the old set not the new one.
A couple of questions
Firstly im thinking of bolstering my forces and getting the new rule book and was wondering if the 2 player boxed sets are worth buying between myself and my brother (he is doing Germans) they look like good value but im not sure if the models are useful in normal games.
Also I noticed the box sets have different bases to mine (they have little cut out circles in them) should the models be glued in or are they meant to be removable.
I cant think of anything else ATM but hopefully if I have any more questions other friendly players will be able to help me out.

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Adrian

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 Post subject: Re: New to FOW
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:54 pm 
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The new starter box set is very good value and comes with a complete 'mini' rulebook so you don't need to buy the hard cover rule book.

The figures are plastic including the infantry but the photos I have seen look pretty good. Yes glue them into the base if you do get it. The holes in the bases just make it easier to level the figures with the base to reduce any sculpting you have to do.

Welcome to the game it is a lot of fun

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 Post subject: Re: New to FOW
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:27 pm 
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A couple of other things I would like to know are

Can armies of different era's fight against each other in the game. Like early war and late war etc

Can you use for example a desert rat army vs any other army or would you need to play against a german desert army

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 Post subject: Re: New to FOW
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:19 am 
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No not really. The points are costed for era's. I personally think that mid war is the best period. Africa, Italy and the eastern front are all accounted for and are interplayable.
It is in my opinion the most balanced too. But you should focus on what your playing group plays.

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 Post subject: Re: New to FOW
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:11 pm 
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Okay just a couple more quick questions

Im currently in the process of getting the 3rd edition rulebook.
Are the firestorm campaign sets ie. Bagration and Market Garden usable for 3rd edition or are they only for 2nd edition?
Looking at playing with my brother and a campaign would be great fun me thinks.
I also noticed on the Flames of War website that they sell magnetic bases what are they for?

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 Post subject: Re: New to FOW
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:22 pm 
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The firestorm stuff will work fine with third edition. It just provides the mechanics of the campaign, you use the normal v3 rules for the actual battles

The magnetic bases stick to the base of your normal base allowing you to store your figures on metal shelves or toolboxes easily


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 Post subject: Re: New to FOW
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:25 pm 
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Also which book do i need to build a mid and or late war US parachute infantry list.
Currently I have a Parachute rifle company, Parachute anti tank platoon and in the mail I have a parchute artillery platoon.
without the books im not sure what I need to work on next apart from assembly and painting.

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 Post subject: Re: New to FOW
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:00 pm 
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just starting to base some of my paratroopers
according to the rulebook rifle/mg teams are groups of 4 with every pair having a machine gun on a base as well making them 4/5 on a base is this correct because according to the army listings i have looked at they are only teams of 4 on a base.

any help would be great.

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 Post subject: Re: New to FOW
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:14 pm 
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Its not that important - you just need to base on appropriate sized bases and be able to identify what each base is. 4-5 guys per base is usual for rifle or rifle mg, but some people mix in some bases of 3 guys just to mix it up. Sometimes a prone guy takes up too much space to fit another 4 guys on. Go with what looks good to an extent.

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 Post subject: Re: New to FOW
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:24 am 
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Thanks everyone for your help so far!! Its awesome.

Now I noticed on the flames of war site that they have US Para 105mm M2A1 artillery and I thought that would be really cool however I can not find one single intelligence book that includes an army list for using parachute 105mm artillery is there such a list?

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 Post subject: Re: New to FOW
PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:03 am 
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Just found out from the FOW forum.
apparently they are used in 1 list in the Dogs and Devils sourcebook.
still wouldnt fearless veteran artillery be good?

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 Post subject: Re: New to FOW
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:11 pm 
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Veteran artillery are excellent. Fearless helps too.

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 Post subject: Re: New to FOW
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:42 pm 
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I have dogs and devils if you need a read, it will soon be updated with a V3 book so I would not recommend buying it at the moment. fearless for artillery is fantastic but expensive. It basically means you can afford to send your CO forward to help with your assault as your artillery has a much better chance of unpinning on its own.

Mind you it all comes down to the over all plan of your force, are you relying on your artillery, is your assault force the main units? or are your a cut and stab type person?

Neil


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