On 16th of February 2014 we held a Flames of War Demo in collaboration with Red Goblin. Bellow we present to you a few pictures and the battle summary.In colaborare cu Red Goblin, pe 16 Februarie 2014 s-a tinut un Demo de Flames of War. Va prezentam mai jos cateva poze si sumarul bataliei.

We were planning to work together with Red Goblin for a while now and we agreed that we should have some demos for the potential players together with having Battlefront merchandise in the shop. In the short amount of time available i worked tirelessly to assemble a table and the end result was pretty good given the materials involved and the limited budget.

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

The theme was assaulting a German fortified airport that housed an experimental airplane.

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

The experimental aircraft is a Horten Ho-229, 1/72 scale. The runway is made out of polyester pieces on which i glued prints with a model runway.

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

The 3 bunkers are manually made from polyester on which i glued thick cardboard. Then i stuck some prints on it with concrete textures (on the bunkers) and mud textures (on the trenches).

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

Houses made out of printed cardboard. The models are free on various paper modelling sites.

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

The hangar is made out of polyester with printed paper on it (for the textures).

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

The Open Fire booklet, essential for any demo.

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

The forces used in the demo: 1 Tiger, 3 Panther, 5 Panzer IV’s, 5 Stug’s, 2 x 3 Sherman V + 1 Sherman Firefly and 2 x 5 M4A1 Sherman.

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

I also prepared some quick sheets with tank characteristics for easy checking.

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

Are we done?

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

Yes, we are done. Baicea “Baycee” Eugen @ Wargames Romania

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

A small forest is between the city and the fortified airport.

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

Ana, Toni and Dan, the 3 demo players..

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

Dan deploys first the Panther platoon.

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

The main idea is to keep calm… We’re going to have allot of loses until we get close to the Germans.

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

This is a Firefly. Its gun is capable of penetrating any German armor, even frontally.

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

Toni deploys the first British platoon in a position that will allow him to advance to a strong cover.

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

Dan strengthens the Panther platoon with the Stug’s.

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

Ana and Toni keep council on how to best deploy their forces.

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

The allies interpose their British platoons, made to advance to cover and provide fire support, with American platoons, that have rules allowing them to pour allot of firepower while moving.

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

The Germans deploy defensively, with the Tiger guarding the right flank.

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

The Allies push strongly but suffer losses on the way.

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

They do make it to cover and then start to pound the German armor with good results.

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

Demo Flames of War Romania Bucuresti Februarie 2014

After 6 turns (our scenario limit) the Allies reach the experimental plane but can’t capitalize because of the last Panther contesting the objective.

I want to thank the 3 brave souls that participated in the demo: Ana, Toni and Dan. It was a pleasant experience for me too, especially in the moments when the situation changed radically in a few moments. Memorable moments:
– Ana’s M4A1’s kick Panzer IV ass.
– The Tiger miraculously survives several penetrating hits from the Firefly (so close Toni, so close).
– The British Sherman V which spent 3 turns trying to go over a wall, failing its Difficult Ground test.

In the end i can say that if we did not ran out of time (turns and real time also) i believe the Allies would have successfully won the scenario. The only German survivors were the Tiger, 1 Panther and 1 Stug against 5 Sherman’s and 1 Firefly (all the Allies being in cover and firing stationary).

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