As you’ll all recall from before my temporary hiatus, your intrepid author had just embarked on starting to play Flames of War, one of the few games on the market where you can truly be a fluff Nazi! After just under a dozen games (all losses no less) against some friends, I’ve got to say that I’m smitten. If you’re interested in a more generic “what the fuck is FoW” type of post let me know in the comments and I may be able to oblige.
I’ve had to adjust to new types of strategy as the “run forward real fast and kill” or “stand still and kill with shooting” tactics predominant in so many other table top games don’t really work. Strategery is needed. Like real bona fide strategery.
Being new to the game, my group is still playing small games which is proving difficult in the list building stage for me since German units are crazy expensive. At 1k points, it’s possible to only bring 2-3 models if that’s what you’re into. Needless to say, having a low model count makes objective grabbing really hard, not to mention that you are punished severely for any casualties.
Anyhow, here’s my list for my 1,000 point Late War Panzerdivision from the Fortress Europe book as it stands today. I’ve tried to cover all the bases (anti-aircraft, smoke, and a strong core) and am really only lacking Recce units, but under the current points constraints, that’s not happening. Essentially my Nebelwerfern and a Panzer squad or detachment each camp on the home objective taking shots where possible while everything else slowly advances and uses their stormtrooper move to stay out of the line of fire.
C&C and questions are welcome as always.
Company HQ 2x Panzer IV
Panzer Platoon (2x Panzer IV 1x Panzer III N)
Panzer Platoon (2x Panzer IV 1x Panzer IIIN)
AA platoon (2x Sd Kfz 7/1 quad 2cm)
Panzer Pioneer Platoon (CMD + 2 squads)
Rocket Lancher Battery (2x NW41)