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ChrisModelDad03 Oct 2011 1:13 p.m. PST

We were joined by new Model Dad on the block Paul in his first ever Flames of War game, and we decided that the German force would be split into two commands with Chris taking the infantry and Paul taking the Armour. With 1750 points, the Germans opted for 4 Stugs, 2 Tigers and a bunch of infantry with heavy mortars.

Paul had been busy before the game and turned up with some nice armoured rocket launchers, and these were immediately ordered to the front. Justin opted for an all infantry assault with two huge Strelkovy with a mass of artillery in support.

Everyone bought beers and Chris supplied a tin of Chinese butter biscuits which he mostly ate.


ChrisModelDad03 Oct 2011 2:00 p.m. PST

Hi Ditto

I drew the figures in the blog header from some photos of real soldiers using Adobe Photoshop.

Glad you enjoyed the battle report.

jameshammyhamilton03 Oct 2011 3:00 p.m. PST

For the FoW uninitiated Strelkovy is what Battlefront have in their wisdom chosen to call Soviet infantry. My knowledge of Russian is nonexistent so I cannot comment on its accuracy. Suffice to say that the first time I heard the word it meant nothing to me either…

Anyway, for a first game that was a very fine looking battlefield and a great report. Good stuff.

AngusIII03 Oct 2011 3:31 p.m. PST

Brilliant terrain and an excellent report.

Yesthatphil03 Oct 2011 5:02 p.m. PST

Nice pics indeed.

In 15mm there's no way you can ever capture the terror on the face of a man in an SU76 when he discovers he is on the same table as a couple of Tigers!


helmet10103 Oct 2011 5:54 p.m. PST

Nice report!

The outcome was fairly predictible. The Tigers take too many points. With a Soviet infantry horde, you do need a lot of MGs to stop them.

Where are the houses coming from? They look really good.

Cujoman03 Oct 2011 10:55 p.m. PST

Sorry for sidetracking but it seems the guys at Battlefront is joking with us, стрелковы "strelkovy" actually mean "small" which is quite the opposite to the usual size of the soviet hoard….
стрелков "strelkov" on the other hand is russian for rifleman.

This is what I can find out by playing with Google translate, hopefully someone who actually speaks Russian can chime in.

deephorse04 Oct 2011 5:27 a.m. PST

Im intruiged by the roving 251. One minute it's behind Soviet lines, the next it's with the Germans. What's going on there?

ChrisModelDad04 Oct 2011 6:09 a.m. PST

The half tracks were objectives :)

haywire04 Oct 2011 10:16 a.m. PST

Helmet101, they were Battlefront Eastern Block buildings


I think the set is currently OOP

helmet10104 Oct 2011 2:27 p.m. PST

thanks haywire

ChrisModelDad07 Oct 2011 11:37 p.m. PST

Some of the buildings and features used (such as the well) and others we use are featured in our reviews section on our site here: link

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