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post Feb 2 2005, 07:43 PM
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OK, all that i know about FoW is that FoW stands for Flames of War and that it is a WWII game (i assume) but i really dont know much about the way the game is played or what size the miniatures are and who make models for the etc. So if someone could enlighten me (and others that are interested) that would be great. Just owuld like to know as i would be interested in playing the game if i knew more about it.
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post Feb 2 2005, 07:54 PM
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I'm interested to learn about FoW too. When I first started building models, I constructed Airfix and Matchbox 1:72 and 1:76 tank kits, and then created simple wargame rules for them. When I first saw the game in stores, I immediately thought "oooooh, I like the looks of that".


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post Feb 2 2005, 08:14 PM
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Have you been to the website, I think its a great help to beginners. The forums there are really helpful.
Its www.flamesofwar.com
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post Feb 2 2005, 08:26 PM
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so I gather there is no pacific specific armies? (I'm a poet and I didn't know it) I would love to collect a japanes army of some sort, altohugh a russian army owuld be very cool.
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post Feb 2 2005, 08:29 PM
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Yer sorry thet pacific theatre is to be worked on after they have done all the era's for europe(and they have only done mid war so far smile.gif )


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post Feb 2 2005, 08:52 PM
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well i have had a quick look through the website, had a look at the models (soviet in particular) and they look look pretty good considering they are 15mm. Thanks for the link as well chapter master tongue.gif
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post Feb 3 2005, 12:42 PM
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I started the hobby with 1/72 scale (1/76 scale as well) palstic kits and soldiers.

Rather then change to 15mm, I adjusted the ranges and base sizes for for 20mm miniatures (1/72 or 1/76th scale) and continue to use plastic kits.

I started playing as a kid with Wargamers Research rule covering 1914 to 1960's.

I have the kids playing a simple WWII game, home grown rules.

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post Feb 22 2005, 03:40 PM
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I have just started in FOW and had my first demo game last Sunday.

It was aaaaawwwsome!!!

The rules are very easy to learn and it is a lot of fun.

The cost to get a basic army is very good with their box sets in the 290 to 320 range and it is a complete 1500 point army unlike GW where it is lucky to be 1000 points and a cost of $380+.

After more than 20 years of gaming ,this beats 40K any day IMO.

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post Feb 22 2005, 05:22 PM
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I was talking to a bloke i know in my local model shop today, and Im getting keener and keener to get into it.Just a quick Q. Is there restrictions at tournies and stuff about using the minitures made for the game? and do people generally get annoyed if oyu dont have the proper minis for the game?
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post Feb 23 2005, 07:57 AM
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If a tourney is BF-supported, they will probably prefere BF-only models. Having said that, I had a handful of minis from other manufacturer's in my force at the Nationals at MOAB last year. Nobody noticed...

Some people are WYSYWIG-Nazis, all depends on the individuals. Tourneys are WYSYWIG-only.


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post Feb 23 2005, 09:58 AM
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righto then, thanks for that yogozuno
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