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Re: Upcoming Flames of War Events in Regina Area: 2017
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2017, 12:27:18 PM »
Flames of War Demo – Fourth Version – Late War!
May 13th, 2017
By Lance Mathew

So, I threw down the gauntlet the other day and challenged the Flames of War gaming group! V4 (Version Four) is still new and quite a few of the guys are still skeptical. I had quite a few replies – especially from those that had been skeptics that they were busy on the Ides of May. I heard all sorts of excuses from eye surgery, to I am out of town at a National Gymnastics meet – you know the usual. Moreover, I had a few interested and one confirmed challenger – Matt. During the course of the day we had quite a few ‘interruptions’ of people interested in the game. Maybe, I will have to start doing more demos on Saturdays…

Meanwhile, Matt and I faced off. He had brought Late WWII Canadians from Road to Rome however; I was unfazed as I had brought Late WWII Canadians from Market Garden! So, literally and figuratively we were doing a training mission. In V4 there is only one dice roll by one player to determine the mission – Matt rolled it up as Counter Attack! Then, Matt and I rolled off to be the attacker as both of us had equal infantry amounts. After several ties I emerged as the attacker; I was actually hoping to be the defender with a platoon of six 6 pounders I wanted to put into ambush. Alas, I instead watched Matt put his two 17 pounders into ambush. Matt as the defender with reserves was able to put 60% of his force on the table against my 100% (well almost – later I realized to my horror I had left my M10Cs at home; what’s 20%?).

Matt deployed two units of 25 pounders, two units of infantry, and one unit of 17 pounders which he kept in ambush; everything else was in placed in reserve. Almost all in, I had my Infantry buttoned up in my Kangaroos, my Sherman Crabs ready to walk sideways, my land mattresses ready to cloud the issue, and my six 6 pounders protecting my artillery. As the attacker I dashed both my Roo’d infantry towards the far objective, and blitzed my Breaching group around a hill to semi-indirect at the spotter before moving up next turn (as well as possibly flush the ambush). Matt rolled his tank troop on with a blitz and brewed up one of my Kangaroos, Matt also took the bait and blasted into my Crabs brewing one up and bailing another with his ambush.

The game went back and forth and by the end I had secured the far objective but at a lengthy time frame of which a normal tournament game would have given the win to Matt. So, it was a great game in which I was able to see how great an artist Matt was with his bombshells on the nose of his Spitfires as well as letting us see how the V4 game has evolved from V3. Thanks Matt – I had a great game!

If you would like a demo game or to challenge -> please e-mail cigamnogard@sasktel.net
I am willing to play any era – just name a time and place!

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Re: Upcoming Flames of War Events in Regina Area: 2017
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2017, 03:43:56 PM »
Tournament Mayday MAYDAY Mayday (WWIII)
 ♠ May 27th @ 9am - 1700
 * Team Yankee Rules
 $5.00 entry fee
• Tramp's Comics & games
 ♥ 100 points World War III armies - please e-mail list to cigamnogard@sasktel.net


Results:
Tournament Name   
Mayday MAYDAY Mayday   
5/27/2017         
Player Name   Army   Position         
Michael Yule   British   1         
Kyle Stevens   American   2         
Matt Valgardson   Soviet   3         
Justin Scherban   West German   4         
James Milli   Soviet   5         
Chris Mueller   West German   6         
Brody Mazurick   East German/DDR   6         
Cody Youle   British   8         
Lance Mathew   Soviet   9      

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Re: Upcoming Flames of War Events in Regina Area: 2017
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2017, 12:38:13 PM »
Demonstration Team Game - Operation Red Sheet (AIW)
♠ June 3rd @ Noon - 16:30
• Tramp's Comics & Games (1828 Scarth Street)
♥ 2000 Arab-Israeli points per player
50th Anniversary of 6 Day War

Flames of War Demo – Operation Red Sheet!
June 3rd, 2017
By Lance Mathew

After the Team Yankee Tournament I turned to the AIW (Arab – Israeli War) group of us and said, “See you next weekend!” To which they replied, “Ummm – why?” At which point I got a little worried as that was not quite the answer I expected. I replied in kind, “Operation Red Sheet – the big game that was planned out almost a year ago – that one?” “Oh…ummm --> I have work, I have to man a charity booth, and I have to spend time with the girlfriend.” Now, life is like that from time to time so I considered cancelling the event but I figured the FoW Regina Rifles are a pretty big group and I asked to borrow the guys AIW armies to provide the necessary fodder for the event; to which everyone agreed. So after a couple of days I secured Alex and finally almost at the eleventh hour Sean F. also volunteered for the war in the desert!

Jace and I arrived early on Saturday and set the table up in a “T” shape which I figured would be different from the norm. We also sprinkled oasis and desert terrain throughout the table giving it an interesting feel compared to most other Flames of War games. By, the time Alex and Sean showed up Jace and I had already broken for lunch and returned to Tramp’s ready for the big game.

Alex new to AIW selected the IDF (Israeli Defense Force) that my son usually plays. Seemed pretty straight forward to him as he normally plays Americans against his dad who plays Germans – the Israelis have both rules sets. Sean, also new to AIW selected my Jordanians who are akin to the British Sean normally plays (the Jordanians were trained by the British and have several rulesets that make them similar). Jace retained his massive UAR (United Arab Republic) list and I used a loaned IDF list from Kyle. 

The game was a rough one from the start as the IDF had to remain within 4” of objectives to get a point and with small amount of platoons they were at a huge disadvantage to go forward and get any more points. Nevertheless, Alex and I sent out our Mechanized infantry to capture the middle objectives. I was able to lock one down but Alex was rebuffed by Sean who had doubled his Mechanized platoon. Alex, Sean, and Jace began to duel for that middle objective and with so many tanks and infantry Alex was at a huge disadvantage so it was no real surprise when he crumbled and his relief forces also were scattered to the desert wind. I had even sent in a platoon of Sho’ts (up gunned Centurions) to offer support but they were also brewed up. My forces were able to maintain company morale but only because my platoons were only two tank teams strong which is not very effective for sallying forth. In the end Alex’s Company was completely decimated and we called it. However, it had been a close game with the Arabs only winning by a few points (platoon kills).

If you would like a demo game or to challenge -> please e-mail cigamnogard@sasktel.net
I am willing to play any era – just name a time and place!

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Re: Upcoming Flames of War Events in Regina Area: 2017
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2017, 12:39:11 PM »
Demo: 'Nam/Tour of Duty (Vietnam)
♠ June 7th @ 1815 (615pm) - 2015 (815pm)
• Tramp's Comics & Games (1828 Scarth Street)
♥ 1,000 point World War I armies will be provided by the Flames of War Regina Rifles

Flames of War Demo – Tour of Duty/’Nam!
June 7th, 2017
By Lance Mathew

After the two back to back weekends of a tournament and then a big team game - of course it is time for a Flames of War Demo as it is the first Wednesday night of the month. Brody, my son, got the lists/armies ready as we would be in a time crunch with his class at 1730 (5:30pm) and the demo at 1815 (6:15pm) when I get off work at 1630 (4:30ish-5pm). Thanks again Brody!

So, after I dropped Brody off - I was quite early; so I set up the table and paraded the two armies. And, I waited. And, I waited. I took a few pictures and waited some more.

Eventually the waiting resulted in Chris B, an old player who has been working and traveling across North America, walked in the front door and shook my hand. He had owned a Hummel (rag tag of refit) list of Tiger IEs and some infantry that had ‘vanished’ in a move in British Columbia. Now he asked for some help assembling a Berlin list. Of course I said yes.

No sooner had Chris B left and I had sat down again when Mark from a previous demo walked in. Unfortunately, it had gotten a little late and I would soon have to pack up to go pick up Brody. I managed to discuss the pros of Tour of Duty/’Nam Era with Mark. He felt bad for arriving so late but I told him no problem as I can set up a demo any time. He said he would for sure be back for the AIW (Arab-Israeli War) Demo next month. I encouraged him that I could make myself available for any era all he had to do was let me know.

Meanwhile, you as the reader - if you would like a demo game or to challenge -> please e-mail cigamnogard@sasktel.net or show up on the evening of the first Wednesday of the month at Tramp’s Comics & Games. Also, we have a large Facebook group: FoW Regina Rifles

 

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