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A forum?!

Who ever said imitation is the highest for of flattery? I guess I just did. So, I thought it was time we started our own forum, accessible by the public, to talk all things TableTop Tactician. Lists reviews, events/news, anything people want to chat about - so have at it!

So hope on over the to the Forum table and introduce yourself and get posting!

Desktop Tactician: SWTOR edition

Just a few fun pics.. I was looking for Datacrons on Tattooine, when I saw a curious ledge below me in a Republic quest area. Since I reckoned that Datacrons are hard to get, and this ledge seemed "too perfect" I dropped in, and went along the ledge for quite a while. It required me to make a few jumps, further reinforcing the idea that I was on to something, until it led down to an open area of sand. Turns out, I was "off the grid" and could see laterally into the next area, the Dune Sea, and could see UNDER the dune sea. Pic below

You can see the Sarlacc Pit way off in the distance, but from the inside out.

And turning around, this was the view, again, the map designer put all this stuff out here, the rock, sand etc, so that when you looked out from the Republic Landing pad in north Jundland, you would see wasteland. He didnt bother finishing underneath or behind, so left it as "edge of the world" Look at my minmap, you can see the hard edge of the…

Early War Escalation League Extravaganza

Starting right after the Path to Glory MW Tournament at Petawawa, I will be running an escalation league for EW. Details below

Early War Campaign “BlitzKrieg”

What: Escalation league style campaign to get folks into their EW-era armies. Finally we can see France and Poland fielded, and armies like Italy actually do alright!

Who: Anyone can play, whether you are in Trenton, Ottawa or Petawawa. Just get games in, which is the whole point.

When: April 23rd to May 13th , 600 points (only 1 combat platoon needed)
May14th to June 3rd, 900 points
June 4th to June 24th, 1200 points
June 25th to July 15th, 1500 points
You will note this is 3 weeks at each points level, and that it begins right after the Mid War tournament.

How it is going to work.

Each player will play Early War games at the appropriate points levels, and use standard tournament scoring from v3 of course. Any EW book can be used, we are not limiting to one region. Raiding forces CAN be used, so long as they are …

Desert Rat Australians

So when I was deciding to create an army I wanted to chose something different. There were lots of Brit players, Americans and obviously Germans. Being Canadian meant I could go with a Canuck army as well, but I was finding the table was already crowded with Canadian armies as well eh. After reading about Australian and other Commonwealth nations I thought something along those lines would be fun and different enough where I was not going to run into too many Aussie players.

Getting my hands on the 8th Army Desert Rat box before it was all but gone from store shelves was essential in wanting to create my Australian list. They're fearless vets, they have access to 8th army assets from the period and they just sound like a good place to start when getting into building my first army. The Divisional Cavalry Squadron is just the right balance of armor and artillery that I was looking to play and has some flexibility if I want to change it later on and add some ground troops or swap o…

Game Summit Best Presentation pics

Serge B was nice enough to send me these pics of his Feldherrenhalle army. Check out that stuff. Great job Serge. Those Henschel's are superbly painted. Next event, more secrecy on my part though hahah!


Basically Who get the idea.
Being the new(b) guy on the block has always been the tough place to be in when busting into a new game. I've been lucky enough over the past few weeks to get to know the guys who are associated with this blog and their circle of friends that play Flames of War. I just want to post up and let you know who I am and a bit about me.

As many others before me, I got into gaming during my teenage years. Never having played a lot of miniatures until I got into Battletech in the late 90's. I'm an avid PC and console gaming fan and recently picked up Flames of War after seeing the game being played at J&B Books in Trenton.

I used a donor army of Soviet tanks to learn the very basics of the game and was excited to learn a new version was about to change everything and this was the best time to get into FoW.
Poking around online and reading books, once again borrowed.....I found myself immersed in WW2 stories, strategy and paint schemes. I …

Game Summit Flames of War pics

(above) Louis' Brits.

(above) Scott Horodecky's SS StuGs

(above) Big Red One done up in Tunisia basing scheme. Don;t know whose army this was, but the crappy pic doesn't do it justice.

More After the Break.........

Game Summit Tables, Pre-tourney

So pretty explanatory, we have 14 tables of FoW scenery done up for the tourney tomorrow. Turned out well. Check out video at the bottom. I HOPE someone has mountaineers tomorrow and tries to scale "The Eiger" You'll see in Vid!! Its one heck of a climb to the chalet.


Terrain for GS 2012

In place of playing prep games for the upcoming tournament, we have been building and painting terrain over the last 3 weeks.  We have added a decent amount of new terrain to help us fill the 14 or so tables for the upcoming GS FoW tournament.  Here is a sneak peak.  In addition to the new stuff, others have graciously offered to bring their own terrain to help out.  Thanks to all those who have offered to bring terrain to the event to ensure we have enough to go around (Matt's friends coming up from Trenton, Mike, and BJ/Perkins).

Forgot to mention Chris' trees; he bought and prepped a metric ton of trees so we should be good on that front. Marty also has a bunch of trees to throw into the mix!

21 Panzer Beutes are done!

Whole Army done on my movement tray board thing.


Pak40 StuG 39H's (Hotchkiss)

15cm SP Howitzers

SOMUA Panzerwerfers

StuH 39H (10.5cm Artillery)

Other unit of StuG39H's

Full Gepanzerte Grenadiers with their French halftracks

I'm done early, so time to... assemble EW Brits? DAK? French 2eme Div Blindee?

AAR 63 Beutes vs Tankovy

Despite the fact that these are Rob Kelly's Canadians, I got in a game with newcomer Matt aka PhantomR using my Beutes vs Brett's Tankovy list. Video is below, above is Rob's full army, below are his infantry and the bottom pic is a close-up of his Ram Kangaroo OP Shermans. They turned very nice Rob.

Deutsche Afrika Korps, test vehicle

Well, I figured I may as well work on some DAK guys, seeing as my Game Summit stuff is done (2 weeks away), and the MW tournament up at CFB Petawawa is in April, I should work on them before my Free French!

My list, NA book, MW 1500 pts:

HQ: PanzerIIIN OC, upgraded to Rettemeier, 2IC is a PanzerIVF1
PanzerIVF1 x5
PanzerIIIN x4
PanzerIIF x4
LeichtePanzerSpah patrol
1500 even.

These are the colors I used, yes I tried using the 'Steve' pen to do the sharp lines, but went nuts on the darkening, and you can hardly see them. Still, I like having more German Grey showing, though the squares of grey where the insignia are on got lost with the Iraqi Sand drybrushing..

Rear quarter shot. I'm sure that nazi palm tree will get easier to paint as time goes on.

My 1500 point army, awaiting stowage and antennas before the paint shop gets their hands on 'em.