Thursday, May 30, 2013
First Foray into the Flames of War
World War II is a big subject, so I had to pick a theater, and the armored battles of North Africa appealed to me and my usual gaming opponent, Badelaire. So I decided to field some Panzers of the Afrikakorps while he took the British.
From there it became a straight gun battle. I knew my Panzers had the gun and armor advantage, but I had a scared moment when in a single turn fire from the Honeys caused both my crews to bail out. Apparently this got the crews mad however, as they climbed back into their machines a moment later and went on a shooting rampage, destroying all five Stuarts!
The combat resolution for the armor was pretty simple, although it took a while for me to get the hang of it because I'm so used to the 40k method of roll to hit, roll to penetrate, roll save, whereas in FoW is more roll to hit, roll armor save, roll to penetrate, and the armor save itself felt backwards. The rules were fast and fun and I'm looking forward to playing larger battles in the future!