Which Book to Buy?

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Which Book to Buy?

Post by easycompany » Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:30 am

Im thinking of starting Flames Of War and am buying Open Fire! soon and after that an American 101st Airborne army (hence my forum name) but I dont know which book to get (as I dont know which a suitable army list will be in)
Fortress Europe
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Turning Tide
Which do I buy
??????????????
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Re: Which Book to Buy?

Post by Makarov » Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:53 pm

Just buy the main rule book, and use this site to build your army. [url]http://easyarmy.com/index.aspx/[url]
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Re: Which Book to Buy?

Post by SweetSorrow » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:21 am

well after my game today id say turning tide. And welcome to the Airborne i personally liked the 82nd myself. :D
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Re: Which Book to Buy?

Post by AtlantianWarrior » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:49 am

Well with 3rd ed out you need that book. The Open fire box set is only worth the models and dice in it now. You want tot go Airborne. D-1 or Turning Tide are the books for you. The first is older and still useable, while the second is up to date with point costs. Do remember you will be Fearless/Vet so you will have a small force compared to your opponent. My self I play the Red Devils for my airborne choice.
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Re: Which Book to Buy?

Post by easycompany » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:38 am

I went off the game for a while realizing just how small the miniatures are. I'm getting back into it now and am going for a Market Garden themed force so I'll get Hell's Highway. Is it possible to have American Airborne with British tanks?
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Re: Which Book to Buy?

Post by Makarov » Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:10 pm

Yes there is a legal list for that. IIRC it its in the book that deals with Operation Market Garden.

Here, I'd recommend you use this site instead of a book. (It is endorsed by Battlefront)

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Re: Which Book to Buy?

Post by snowbud5 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:35 pm

I personally have Fortress Europe, and, while I haven't used Turning Tide, I believe the former is the better book. If I'm not mistaken, Turning Tide is mostly the Normandy campaign, and Fortress Europe is Normandy and the Russian push to Berlin. It has more options if you ever decide (like me) to experiment with different armies. Turning Tide is mostly American and British, and Fortress Europe is German, American, British and Russian.

I'm a fairly new player, so if any experienced players find mistakes in this post, I apologize, and please feel free to correct them.

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Re: Which Book to Buy?

Post by Khornate » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:19 am

snowbud5 wrote:I personally have Fortress Europe, and, while I haven't used Turning Tide, I believe the former is the better book. If I'm not mistaken, Turning Tide is mostly the Normandy campaign, and Fortress Europe is Normandy and the Russian push to Berlin. It has more options if you ever decide (like me) to experiment with different armies. Turning Tide is mostly American and British, and Fortress Europe is German, American, British and Russian.

I'm a fairly new player, so if any experienced players find mistakes in this post, I apologize, and please feel free to correct them.
Fortress Europe which is now outdated by some time was the oold "Generic" book up to late 1944 It is replaced by Turning Tide which is the Normandy campaign for the Allies and it's Axis counterpart Earth & Steel. On the Eastern front you have Red Bear for the Soviets and Grey Wolf for the Axis powers. There is also a Generic "Forces" book that comes with your main rulebook that resembles Fortress Europe.
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