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Monday, November 1, 2010

WWPD News From the Front Episode 4

This episode has been removed.  Apologies!

14 comments:

Jade said...

I have just started with FoW two months ago and your website is a great inspiration for me. The battlereports are awesome.

I also enjoy the listening to your podcast, and hope that you will continue with this activity.

Hein said...

Nice episode but this one didn't had much of interest for me. Fall In is to far away for me.;)
And i am not much interested in Early War. Sorry.
But hey you can't always please everybody.
Keep up the good work.

indierockclimber said...

Hein- fair enough. It was a sort of specific episode. But Sean and I openly airing our dirty laundry and fully owning up to our godawful defeats had to have been a little bit fun :)

@Jade- thanks for the comment! The podcast ain't goin nowhere, no worries :)

Koshkin said...

As part of your German Panzer nemesis I can say we thoroughly enjoyed the game. The final outcome was still fully in question up to the end. Trying to break the British was a high-risk move but we really didn't see any other realistic way to beat you guys as we screwed up our objective placement.

I think one has to be careful to take too many lessons away from the outcome of this doubles event. Playing with 2 companies of 1k points has different dynamics then a single 1.5k list. We ran into Matildas and Chars for our first two games but won them 6-1 by breaking companies. Never scratched the paint of a Matilda or Char. That's more difficult in a 1 on 1 setting.

Anyways, great game and we'll look forwards to a re-match!

Jeff

indierockclimber said...

Thanks for commenting Jeff! Agreed- two 1000 point lists are an entirely different ballgame to one 1500 or 1750 pt game.

Thanks again for the solid game and congrats on (the very well deserved!) 2nd place overall!

The Northern Gamer said...

Great Podcast.


One thing. The "Ch" sound in Char B1 is not pronounced "Char" as in Charcoal, but it is more like the sh sound in Shah (as in Shah of Iran). French is my mother tongue and I cringe every time I hear it in the podcast.

Keep up the good work.

indierockclimber said...

To be 100% honest with you- I was basing my pronunciation on "charizard" of pokemon fame. That shows how uncultured I am- thank you I will adjust accordingly. I wish that were a joke.

I do frequently horribly mangle pronunciations of things, so thank you!

Duck Sauce said...

"Solid dude" I'm getting that on my business cards! Great to hang with you guys!

bcantwell said...

Hey Steve,

Listened to the podcast for the first time. Good stuff.

How much of the limitations for the allies in the tournament do you think stems from the incomplete release of the EW line by BF. Since so many tourney players seem to heavily favor BF models (although I did see some Old Glory tanks crawling around), it seems that your option as an allied player are somewhat limited at this time. The Germans on the other hand have better access to the full assortment of their stuff due to carry over from MW. Just a thought.

As someone who avoids tournaments like the plague and plays mostly scenario games, I found your thoughts on rifle teams funny {Steve wants his infantry to have the minimal infantry weapons and good tank killing power} since no nation in WWII ever opted for less firepower at the squad level...

Keep up the good work. I'll tune in again since you guys are very entertaining.

Brian

indierockclimber said...

Brian- "How much of the limitations for the allies in the tournament do you think stems from the incomplete release of the EW line by BF."

-That was definitely a factor for us. Ideally Sean would've run the British armoured regiment. Would that have been better? Maybe- it certainly would've been more "us".

"
As someone who avoids tournaments like the plague and plays mostly scenario games, I found your thoughts on rifle teams funny {Steve wants his infantry to have the minimal infantry weapons and good tank killing power} since no nation in WWII ever opted for less firepower at the squad level..."

Well ideally I'd have the best of both worlds (and sometimes you do- see US Armored Rifles).

But in the past (And this is being addressed in the newer FOW books) buying MG teams was simply not economical. ROF 3 is great in theory, but in reality how often do you use it? You're usually either pinned or moving, so MG troops paid a premium on something an aggressive (read- not static) player like me rarely utilizes.

Thus, if I have to choose, I'll take units who are better at assaulting than units who are better at shooting solely for the cost effectiveness. This is being addressed in newer books though, and MG teams are becoming "worth it now" to me.

That being said- defensive play is just as viable, I just don't have the mind to do it. I like to bring the fight to the enemy when I can.

jmezz382 said...

Great stuff guys ..... made me proud. I will warn Tracy that two guys in masks may be kidnapping me for a convention lol ...

Duck Sauce said...

jmezz382, you'll have to come up to Historicon 2011 to get your beer, man!

Duck Sauce said...

"But in the past (And this is being addressed in the newer FOW books) buying MG teams was simply not economical..."

Steven, how is that being addressed?

indierockclimber said...

MG teams are getting significant point reductions. Panzergrenadiers are far more economical innewer books.

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