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Bofors 40mm Anti-Aircraft Gun

The Bofors is a great AA gun, except for its one major flaw- Its not mobile. It seems everyone else gets good mobile AA in Mid-War, but the Brits are stuck with these in most lists. It has a good range, anti-tank rating, rate of fire, and firepower. Its even pretty cheap. However not being…

 

British ML 3″ mortars

I’ve had these 3″ mortars for ages and always hoped to get more use out of them. Under 2v they were sort of underwhelming. Short bombardment range, no ability the defend themselves at short range, and little to no ability to hurt armor. Heck, if I could combat attach out the platoon to infantry they…

 

OQF 25pdr Artillery

The OQF 25pdr Artillery is the backbone of British infantry forces. Nearly every formation I run is backed by 8 of these artillery pieces. You can take them in groups of 2, 4, or 8 though the special rules make the 8 gun battery the best choice much of the time. Artillery has a hard…

 

Universal Carrier (UC)

Ahh The venerable universal carrier. It was the jeep of the British forces and adapted to a multitude of role throughout the war. It could be found as a scout, observation post, mortar carrier, transport, machine  gun carrier, flamer, and more. I love the UC. Its quirky and unique British unlike so much of the…

 

Crusader Tank

The Crusader tank has to be one of my favorite British tanks- at least visually. It is iconic for the desert way and just generally look funky. It is a real shame it has never been a viable tank for use in Flames of war. In Mid-War it simply is too under-powered. Everything can penetrate…

 

Valentine Tank

The Valentine tank has to be one of my least used units. It seems in nearly every situation there is another tank thank accomplishes what it does better. Its slow, has a bad gun, and rather mediocre armor. However I haven’t played much early war where it might have a chance to shine. I think I’ve fielded…

 

Back Catalog Minis

I’m going to spend a few weeks posting my back catalog of miniatures. This is stuff that goes all the way back to the very first British motor company box that I bought at Gencon very shortly after v2 of the rules was released. Not all of it is painted by me. I’ve commissioned a few things and…

 

Wargamers’ Terrain Review

Today I recieved my order of custom terrain from Wargamersterrain.com. They offer an selection of flexible terrain along with  some American Civil War buildings, fences, and bridges. I ordered a set of their Flex Rivers and Flex Roads along with a couple extras. They offer an upgraded set of rivers as well if you want transparent water. They…

 

The Brits are coming!

It has been a long time since I did a family photo. These are all my finished British Flames of War models. I’ve tried to arrange them vaguely by time period. The table they are on is 5’x8′ for a sense of scale. I still have a few things to finish up- Mainly another 4…

 

Armored Car Invasion

Confession. I didn’t just paint all these armored cars from scratch. I did a real basic paint job on about half of them shortly after starting to play Flames of War. I won most of them at auction and there they sat unloved, unused. With the improvement of wheeled vehicles in v3 I think I’m…

 
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