Sean and I decided to get in a Flames of War on a weekend. We were both itching to play something different, so I went with my Accidental American Tanks and Sean made up some Germans. We wanted to play some Mid War so that I could actually get an army together - we settled on something from North Africa.
We decided on 1500 points to make sure we could get in a quick, enjoyable game. I have been playing at this point level recently, and I am really liking it. I like the fact that the games go quicker and that there have to be some choices that matter when picking a list. Good times!
|"Move Out!" formation for the US Tanks.|
|Infantry and the Neb observer on the objective.|
|The Marders prepare to take incoming Stuart and Sherman fire.|
|I manage to get three hits and kill one and bail two. Great shooting!|
|Reinforcements. I forgot my Recovery Vehicle, so I just bring it on now.|
|US Tanks face down the Tiger.|
|I shoot at the Tiger to no result. The last unit to shoot is the 2iC, who puts smoke on the Tiger.|
|um...where did those 8-rads come from? Better win now...|
|The Tiger blows up a Sherman.|
|Planes try to kill the reinforcements, but do nothing.|
|Tiger go BOOM!|
|Lining up the Assault --- I have a chance!|
|I attached the CiC and 2iC to the Stuarts and go in. With 5 swings, I have a good chance to at least force a check as long as I don't bog too badly....|
|....and I bog three of 5. D'oh!|
|I kill a couple and Sean breaks off.|
|8-rads capture the objective. 4-3 for Sean.|
From a strategy perspective, Sean and I both considered what might have happened if I had kept my 2iC back to defend the lone objective. That may have worked, but I was really using all the Shermans I had to press the Marders, Panzergrens and the Tiger - things may have gone pear-shaped if I held one back.
So, it was great to hook up with Sean again, play some Mid War and try out a new army. Got a story of your new army? Hit up our forums and tell us all about it!