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Flames of War: 21st Panzer Division Tactics


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Green S Limey writes:

Can anyone explain what Flames of War mean by a 'potent glass canon' here?
[quote/]21st Panzer Hotchkiss Assault Gun Company
To effectively field the assault gun company, a player must remember that it is made up of several very potent glass cannon. While their 7.5cm and 10.5cm guns are strong enough to defeat most Allied armour, the protection afforded the assault guns is poor. With front and side armour of 2, your assault guns are vulnerable to any enemy anti-tank gun including the effectively obsolete 37mm gun on an M5 Stuart tank.[/q.]

After focussing the full potency of my own meagre intellectual armament on the problem I have concluded they must mean an AFV whose powerful main armament is offset by armour so brittle it can be shattered by an off-pitch tuning fork or a weaponised soprano singing fortissimo I'd like to see that modelled: I envisage a bellows-chested blonde Rhinemaiden in the style of Bianca Castafiore(Captain Haddock's whisky glass-shattering nemesis in the Tintin stories) wearing a winged Viking helmet and waving a spear over to you, Tango!
Green SLime


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21st Panzer

Fielding a 21st Panzer Division force in Flames of War can be challenging, but very fun as well. It was the first army I collected and painted for Flames of War owing to my keen interest in oddball German armor of World War II from my days building 1:35th scale model tanks, and I'm very happy to see the force make a return to Flames of War

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