|(The poster I designed for the WWPD Forums)|
It's too easy to look across the table a lot of the time and think that all is lost. You have to find a way to dig out Veteran infantry when you are in a tournament. It's a fact that you have to deal with and comes down to aggression and tactics. I am, by no means an expert at Flames of War, but over the course of Historicon and countless games afterwards, I am slowly gaining confidence of simply giving it all that I have to secure a win. Granted, my 82nd Airborne list falls into the 'Sitzkrieg' stereotype, but I have also been on the other end and have had to attack more than defend with this list. Most of those games I did lose, not because I was unlucky. I lost most of those games because I failed to use the rest of my army's assets to their strengths. If you saw my game against Steve Wagner's Panzergrenadiers, I now know that in some cases, shooting some smoke at targets in order to advance my troops would have likely won me that game. In the very least, would have given me a better shot against losing it.
|New Desert Table Top|
|New Table Top Covering|
|Weekday game vs. Scotty. My Germans against his 11th Armored.|
|Panzer IV's pressing the center of the table!|
|Panzer IV Commander rolls by two of his victims to secure the objective!|
It was pretty nice to play two games this week. The first I played against Scotty's 11th armored, and he gave me a run for my money. All in all, it was a fun game that went down to 10 minutes left on the clock and I came out on top to win. He was a little irritated to find I had Tiger's in my list and Panzer IV's to back them up. He used arty, Firefly's and a clever M-10 ambush to dispose of my Tiger Commander on the first turn!! So, for the rest of the game he had to cruise around in a Panzer IV. The more I look at my Panzer IV's the more I dislike how they are painted. I got some PSC Panzer IV's a LONG while back so I could make a decent Panzergrenadiers list with them. It was also a time where I was not painting that much. Look for them to get a touch up!
|Tigers roll into the 82nd's defenses.|
|Counter Assault!! 82nd knock out two Tigers!!|
|Three bombs fall, narrowly missing their targets!!|
|The Germans push for the center!|
|82nd Airborne reserves arrive, making a push in the face of MG fire!|
|Stalled British armor, move in slowly as to expose themselves to Panther fire!|
|The lone Panzerkampfwagen V sits on the objective for the win!|