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Good way to begin

Post by SweetSorrow » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:41 pm

I found out about a huge following of flames of war at my LGS and got shown a demo. It seems like an interesting hobby and would like to get some of my own to use next time. However im totally lost on factions, which eras better, etc. I'm liking the idea of Poland,Hungary, or Germany but im not sure as i know nothing of there playstyles. Can anyone suggest an army to this noob that is Elite, less units higher quality. Maybe some tanks but not to many. suggestions? Thanks for the help. :D
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Post by Pheonix » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:10 pm

I'm not very experienced but i know the flames of war section moves REALLY slowly, In the late war period the German army can be a very elite force, especially SS, they also have very good, expensive Armour.

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Post by SweetSorrow » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:57 pm

ohoh sounds good.
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Post by Makarov » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:56 pm

If you want to learn more about FOW head over to dakkdakka.com's flames of war section.Which is much more active then the one here. Here is a good start though. http://www.dakkadakka.com/wiki/en/Start ... _War_Force
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Post by SweetSorrow » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:29 pm

Thanks for the help. Im so excited last night i went to my lgs and borrowed a family friend's 82nd Airborne list from turning tide and it was a blast. I think it was more fun than 40k :shock: Only downside was figuring out why Airborne shouldn't be taking on Panzer divisoions..
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Post by AtlantianWarrior » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:46 pm

First thing would be what period do the people play were you live. If they play late and only late war then no need to buy a mid war army. Whee I like I can play all three periods. Early war being the least played. Most like to play mid and late war. Just like 40k if you play elite armies you will be out numbered. The game is all about objectives. You want to run a SS panzer list go ahead if you can not cover your objectives and take the enemies being elite is not all that good. Find nation that you like and look at their lists. Go from there and you will have fun.
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Post by SweetSorrow » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:54 am

I believe ive settled after trying all armies on a 101st Screaming Eagles Para company from Turning tide book :D
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Post by AtlantianWarrior » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:49 am

Enjoy and have fun.
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Post by SweetSorrow » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:34 pm

Thanks :mrgreen:
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Post by Fighting Gopher » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:47 pm

101st is a great army. Nice thing with Airborne is you can usually use them in mid and late war with just the Support options changing.

The Geman Paratroopers (Fallschmajer and I know that is spet wrong), are freaking awesome. They're a pretty good army and win a lot of tournaments in my area. Airborne in general is a nice elite army, but as it was said, taking objectives can be hard.

I would suggest with the 101st doing the airborne assualt mission. I just find it so much fun to play with and against.
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Post by SweetSorrow » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:50 pm

well ive got them laid out simply. ive played a few games and so far only won about 3 out of 15..... but hey im learning. Airborne is my army for mid and late periods while i got poland for early. :mrgreen: sorry for my lag in typing across forums on vacation to germany and hard to get a pc over looking at sites :lol:
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Re: Good way to begin

Post by AtlantianWarrior » Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:36 am

No worries. Good to hear that you are having fun with your army. Once you find the way you want to run your army the more comfortable it will be come and the easier it will be to fight against different armies.
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Post by Fighting Gopher » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:29 am

Just remember to use cover a lot with them when advancing as well make sure if you are defending, you sit back and wait. It's important to be dug in with them.

Also, make sure no one is cheaping out on you with the terrain, the board should be at least 50% covered with Flames of War.
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Post by SweetSorrow » Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:56 pm

We've been playing on Plains :shock:
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Post by Fighting Gopher » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:02 am

Yeah, I've seen that a few times, but even if you look on the Flames of War Website, there is tons of terrain. Look at famous battles, especially with the 101st. Normandy isn't a plain, it's a dense vegitation, with villars bocage and buildings etc...... The board should have a ton of terrain. Next time I play a game I will post some pictures so you can see what I mean. It makes the games so much more fun as well.
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