Flames of War is a game that I've wanted to like for a long time. Everyone else seemed to really enjoy it, but I couldn't get into it. However, recently, I think I've turned the corner with this game. I find myself looking forward to the next opportunity to play it. In fact, I'm adding units and thinking of trying new things. Hence, the subject of today's post.
I've been playing a US tank company for North Africa. It seems my gaming group has landed at the oddball points total of 1625, and now that has become our group standard. I thought I had that many points in tanks but discovered I had miscalculated. So to remedy that, I added in two recon platoons. Here they are in all their reconnaissance-doing glory.
Here's the full Tank Company as it is today, without the extra Sherman tank.
What I like about this force is that it is compact and very portable. For the most part, it was very inexpensive to buy. I'm finding the game easier to learn by just playing with tanks. Adding these recon platoons will introduce a new facet of the game to me. I wonder how they'll play and how to best use them. I gave each platoon bazooka teams, since I'll be playing other tank companies. Otherwise, these guys won't have much to say on the battlefield.
As I mentioned, I have a full US Rifle Company for North Africa. I'll break out those models and take a picture of them. I have never documented my Flames of War armies. So I'll get to that soon.