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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…

 

Dorchester AEC ACV

The Dorchester ACV is a really odd duck mini. I got it as a birthday gift long ago, but I’ve never had it on the table. I don’t think I’ve ever been able to find any rules to use it in Flames of War. I assumed it was old stock from v1, but apparently they…

 

M3 Grant Tank

The Grant tank is a bit of an odd tank, both in real life and in Flames of War. It was built as a stop gap measure while the Sherman was finalizing design. It has a 75mm sponson mounted gun and a 37mm turret mounted gun. It is one of the very few tanks in…

 

British ML 4.2″ Mortars

The 4.2″ mortar was my go-to artillery weapon for a little while. They pack a pretty good punch vs dug-in infantry, have just enough AT to make tanks wary and enough range to cover most of the board without explosing themselves too badly. Best of all they can still throw smoke bombardments and are cheaper than 25pdr…

 

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…

 

M10 ‘Wolverine’ Tank Destroyers

The M10 tank destroyer was the answer to my disappointment in the OQF 17pdr. I bought these for use in Mid-war, but they’re painted green since they would have mainly seen use in Tunisia and Italy. The M10 and M10c are quite a potent force in Mid War, being able to knock out just about…

 

OQF 17pdr Anti-Tank Gun

Its time for some late war fun. These are 17lb AT guns. Again they are very rarely used unit. Under v2 AT guns were not a terribly effective choice. As an immobile gun they had a very difficult time getting concealed and re-positioning them was a huge hassle. These were painted quite awhile after my initial foray…

 

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…

 

Churchill Mk IV Tank

  These Churchill tanks have to be one of the most often used tanks I own yet sadly on of the worst jobs I’ve done on armor. The treads are on backwards for example. I had no idea back then, but they fit better that way and I assumed it was the correct way. The camouflage is…

 
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