We at Spotting Round are excited about Tanks from Gale Force Nine. While we love our WWII wargaming, the time commitment to putting together a Flames of War army can sometimes be daunting. Here is a new game that requires only a handful of models to play. The...
Intended to be the backbone of the German panzer corps, the Panzer III fought from the start of World War 2 through 1943. This video explains a bit of the development of the type and spends a considerable amount of time on the use and impact of Panzer III tanks in North Africa and especially Russia. This is an interesting documentary as tells the historical story and focuses on this particular vehicle’s contribution as a part of the whole.
Quite often when purchasing wargaming miniatures the reaction is “meh”, or even disappointment. When Spotting Round obtained Battlefront’s Pioneer Platoon (Late) our reaction was not “meh”. We didn’t get what we thought we would, but we were not disappointed with what we got.
Flames of War is a complex game, and complex games have a habit of raising rules questions. The publisher of Flames of War, Battlefront, is well aware of this and has released a FAQ to cover the most common questions.
The realities that the German army found on the battlefield in World War II caused them to create a large array of armored fighting vehicles to supplement or complement their tanks. At first using obsolete tank chassis as their basis, and employing captured guns as well, the improvised vehicles eventually gave way to purpose built vehicles that were extremely well adapted to their intended use.
Battlefront makes a wide variety of highly detailed WWII wargaming models. Their T-35 is typical of their offerings, a high quality model. It is expensive however, and may not be worth the expense.
We had 4 new players join the league in Sept., we are now up to 26 total players. I hope everyone is enjoying the FOW league! I know that not all of the games have been completed, if anyone needs to play their Sept. games in early Oct., I have no problem with that, but please don’t let your backlog of games build up or you will never catch up!
Command Decision miniatures have been a 15 mm WW2 wargaming staple for a long time now. Instead of producing figures for a specific game they sell what they sell and let you figure it out. It’s kind of refreshing, actually. It’s almost like they figure that it’s the gaming that matters, not the game.