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Prairie Bound

Well folks. It's been brief but awesome. The Tabletop Tacticians boys have been awesome hosts and have definitely infected me with the Flames of War bug which I'll now take back with me to Calgary where I hope to find like minded dudes to play games against.

In the meantime, and an effort of some shameless self-promotion, I'll be posting my Calgary-based adventures in toys soldiers over at my new blog Clockwerk Warriors. I'm hoping that with the blog I'll be able to help support the existing FoW community out Calgary way and maybe create a bit of a dialogue between the Calgary and Ottawa crowds. The FoW community in Canada is small, after all! Feel free to check me out.

I'm hoping that I'll be able to make it back to February's Game Summit and participate in the Flames of War tournament there!

Thanks folks, it's been awesome!

BattleCry 2011 Honour Parade

I snapped some pics of everyone's army at BattleCry 2011 - Here are the 16 that turned out - ENJOY!

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 Loius' Brits

 Drew aka "Big Willie"s Tyne and Tees
 Andrew Tripple's 2nd Household Cavalry (very brave bringing a Recce force)  Serge's Feldherrnhalle - took home best painted!  Andrew "Twinlinked" Americans  Adam "Clockwerks" Panzer Lehr

 Denis "Matt Varnish" Italy Brits  BJ "Manidow" US Para  Marty "Joyous Oblivion" US 3rd Armored
I forgot to get a shot of my own, and I can't for the life of me remember who else I missed - apologies!

BattleCry Tournament coverage

(above) The Cityfight board. The roads would prove pivotal for me, allowing my Recce Patrol UC's to flank assault his 10.5s

For more pics, visit , Drew's awesome FoW site. However, only the video below shows the 'Narnia' room, for the Magic players!!! Must See.

Hey guys, just got back from BattleCry, and while I thought maybe there was SOME hyperbole when told that this store has EVERYTHING Flames of War, I can tell you.. if its available, they have it. Sadly for my buddy Diragi, they didnt have the dice tin he was looking for, since they arent making a bunch of them as it turns out.. I was hoping for some 21 Panzer tokens... but to put it in perspective.. if someone were to buy, lets say 5 blisters of Panzer IIIGs, he would have 2 left on the peg!! He not only had my french bathtub halftracks, he had the Pio versions (Somua Halftracks, so less bathtub) and the AA versions, and the PAK40 versions.... yeah. Twin finally was able to …


So Lothlann, Clockwerks and myself got together for some Warmachine, and we played a 3 way "Mosh Pit". Please bear with the video and our play, as we are still learning the rules. It really is a nice change, and we enjoyed it immensely.

"Don't Blame the Dice" AAR 53

The WWPD guys always say, "Don't blame the dice" but in this case, I had to seriously consider buying a new tin of dice, this being 2 days before the BattleCry Flames of War tournament. However I opted to stick it out and see if I could salvage a point or 2 by killing platoons.

I ran my LW "Road to Rome" British list from Fortress Europe. There is a reason you never see anyone run this list. Its probably a bad sign when you search on Google, and your request on DakkaDakka on this very subject is number 5! You get none of the cool toys a Normandy list gets, but everything is Veteran costed. Nonetheless, its what I'm running, to be 'historical'

Tristan ran a Bake list with Tigers, Panthers that could Recon, Nebs and a small unit of Gebirgsjagers. No Retreat, with me defending. Enjoy the video. Turn 4 file was corrupt, scroll way down past video for spoiler / turn 4.

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Painting Blitz + AAR 52

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Well, this is my painting blitz completed, with a mighty 2 days to spare.. 1500 points, Late War 1st Bn, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. This is what I am taking to BattleCry, assuming nothing breaks on the drive up! Since I am trying to pack into a smaller case, I have everything else that is painted but not using on my table.. and it is below. Staggering amount of Brits.. plus I have a BAR army box and 6 Grants to do to finish out.

Bonus, AAR 52 from last Friday night Fights is at the bottom, I square off vs US CV Infantry on Hasty Assault vs Andrew 'Twinlinked'

Flames of War, AAR number 51

Duane and I couldnt make Friday Night Fights, so we decided to hit up the OMG bi-weekly gaming session. We played some Flames of War, but here are some pics of other games going on. Above is a 15mm Samurai game, played on a 4 foot table. Below are some shots of a 10mm (maybe 6mm) WWI game called Bloody Picnic. Call me crazy but I expected trenches, machine gun nests, and artillery. Duane and I played No Retreat, since it is in the mission pool for BattleCry. Video of that game is at the bottom. Enjoy.

Soviet Infantry vs 1. Fallschirmjägerdivision - 1500pts LW No Retreat

Lothlann's Soviet Horde vs Prip's 1. Fallschirmjägerdivision from Cassino

Prip's List
HQ w/ Knackers, Panzershrecks and 2 Mortars
10 Team FSJ w/ Knacker
7 Team FSJ w/ Knacker
10 Team FSPionier with Truck
4 Heer Marder III Ms
2 Pak 40s
3 Nebs

Lothlann's List
Co. with 2 platoons, Kom
Co. with 2 Platoons
4 Flamethrowers
6 45mm AT
3 Su-152
4 Su-85s
Arty with 4 Zis-3 and 4 122 w/ observer

No Retreat with Soviets on the attack.

Prip's OMG AAR - Finally

So its been two weeks since the 1500pt OMG LW tournament but not only are we having a hard time stopping talking about it but we are also way behind on the relevant posts!

I took a mixed Tankovy Battalion from Hammer and Sickle,

HQ T-34 85 w/ Cupola
5 T-34 85s with Cupola
9 T-34 76s
3 IS-2 w/ Tanko
6 Sappers

Early War Beckons!

So I finally had a 180 moment, where I wanted to start early war...I think it was a combination of playing World of Tanks, and seeing some Early War germans painted up on the Flames of War website.

So here is my first attempt at an early war colour scheme. The tank isn't done but the colours are where I want them.