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OQF 6pdr Portee

The 6lb portee is a bit of a tricky animal. They have great punching power for Mid-War but are pretty much the definition of a glass cannon. In ambush they’re great with their high rate of fire. They can get around the battlefield quickly to support the flank that needs help. However they also drop…

 

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…

 

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…

 

Shermans and more Shermans

  The Sherman tank and its variants have to be one of the most common tanks in WWII. There seem to be a million variations depending on country of service. I got a platoon of Sherman III tanks with my motor company boxed set and a few more Sherman II and Firefly VC that I…

 

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…

 
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