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.
The theme was assaulting a German fortified airport that housed an experimental airplane.
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.
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).
Houses made out of printed cardboard. The models are free on various paper modelling sites.
The hangar is made out of polyester with printed paper on it (for the textures).
The Open Fire booklet, essential for any demo.
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.
I also prepared some quick sheets with tank characteristics for easy checking.
Are we done?
Yes, we are done. Baicea “Baycee” Eugen @ Wargames Romania
A small forest is between the city and the fortified airport.
Ana, Toni and Dan, the 3 demo players..
Dan deploys first the Panther platoon.
The main idea is to keep calm… We’re going to have allot of loses until we get close to the Germans.
This is a Firefly. Its gun is capable of penetrating any German armor, even frontally.
Toni deploys the first British platoon in a position that will allow him to advance to a strong cover.
Dan strengthens the Panther platoon with the Stug’s.
Ana and Toni keep council on how to best deploy their forces.
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.
The Germans deploy defensively, with the Tiger guarding the right flank.
The Allies push strongly but suffer losses on the way.
They do make it to cover and then start to pound the German armor with good results.
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).