Ralph invited a couple of his friends to the club this week - Bryan and Lachlan - so he could have a crash-course in Flames of War. The rest of us either watched and learned or, in the case of Geoff and Tim, played. I took a few pictures.
Geoff was the steadfast German defender of a Russian village. Here he is looking at the oncoming hordes of T34s
There were also hordes of Russian infantry. There are always hordes of Russian infantry.
A long shot of the game. Dave was merely an observer. Tim looks concerned that my phone was going to steal his soul ...
Despite Geoff's concerned look his defenders did the job, easily holding off the Russian assault.
Anyway, I think we all came away impressed with how well marketed and presented Flames of War is, and with at least some idea of how the actual game works. At core it's a basic, old-school set, with lots of add-on special rules. My personal view is that it had great potential for pick-up games, but possibly wouldn't supplant Tac or Blitzkrieg Commander in my affections for scenario-based games, which I really how I prefer my WWII stuff.