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Mr Elmo23 Sep 2022 4:30 a.m. PST

If Flames of War is "dying" as has been suggested, what is the next game to replace it?

Replacement criteria:
Consumer friendly packages (unit and army boxes)
Balanced Army construction for matched play
A thriving tournament scene

advocate23 Sep 2022 5:35 a.m. PST

Who suggested it?
That apart, and taking the initial assumption as true, it's perhaps not an unusual path for a business model. Market saturated, move on. As for someone to step into the gap, I guess PSC could do something. Or someone new.
On the other hand, Peter Pig sells boxed 'armies' for PBI2, and has done for years, I believe – there may be some tournaments. Being a grid-based game, you could probably re-use FoW armies, though apparently you are looking for a single package.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2022 6:28 a.m. PST

I am not sure how the Team Yankee Cold War stuff did, but maybe something Modern like Ukraine? If I went that route, I'd expand the forces to include Turkey, Poland, etc.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Sep 2022 7:46 a.m. PST

I think Bolt Action has stepped in to that space already….

Grelber23 Sep 2022 10:14 a.m. PST

But . . . but . . . but, I've only painted the first two units for my FoW armies!

Extra Crispy, my group started out with Bolt Action, but switched to Chain of Command, which we like better. However, when I look around, Bolt Action is definitely going strong, and even expanding, showing up on the tournament scene more often out here.

And just because I want to complain somewhere: I walked into the FLGS and there was a display of a dozen or so books, packages of figures, and gaming gadgets, everything you could possibly need for some game, yours for $579.00 USD. I find it hard to understand that people actually drop this much money at one time, when I'm uncertain about getting $44 USD in time to buy and paint some additional figures for the tournament coming up in February. Looping this complaint back to Mr Elmo's original comment, I like to be able to buy in small increments, and not have to spend large amounts at one time.


Mr Elmo23 Sep 2022 5:23 p.m. PST

result in historical scenarios

That's not really the point. Hopefully you have matched games of skill.

It could be Tanks, Space Marines, Hoplites or Pogs

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