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FoW: Pacific

Post  Diragi on Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:11 am

So BoW guys briefly went though the two new Pacific books:

Hit the Beaches – Banzai
http://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=5138

Hit the Beaches – Gung-Ho
http://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=5137

Obviously the main highlight was enhanced amphibious landing rules. But I was wondering how well a side theater would do; looks like for points they will do (Pw) and (L) time periods:

The isolated nature of the Pacific Theatre of Operations and the slow development of weapon technology by the Japanese meant the power and effectiveness of the weapons in the Pacific seem somewhat out of balance with what was being used in Europe at the same time. This led to some weapons, like the Sherman tank, having a greater impact for a longer time than in Europe.

We realised many gamers will also want to pit their Pacific forces against forces from Europe. To cover this you will find two point levels for each platoon, one for the Pacific War, intended for playing games within the context of the Pacific Theatre, and Late-war, with points compatible with any other Flames Of War forces with Late-war points.

Pacific War Points are also compatible with Early-war Points, although not all the equipment was available in the Early-war (1939-1941). Whatever points option you select, you and your opponent’s forces must be entirely selected from that points option.


Seems like a genius move to me -- raises interest in EW and means your Pw army won't be obsolete after a few months.
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Re: FoW: Pacific

Post  RKelly on Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:24 am

The WWPD boys talked about the Pacific in their latest podcast.  They loved the game. They also
 talked about using the LW lists in Europe.

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Re: FoW: Pacific

Post  Diragi on Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:33 am

There are some especially shitty LW German lists, where they use captured French tanks, that could make for an interesting matchup.
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Re: FoW: Pacific

Post  Twinlinked on Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:18 pm

sounds like they thought it out pretty well, will be interesting to see if anyone plays it

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Re: FoW: Pacific

Post  Joyous_Oblivion on Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:24 am

Never know Andrew. I actually am getting an inkling to do some Flames of War stuff again...must fight this and finish painting Warmachine, lol.

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Re: FoW: Pacific

Post  Twinlinked on Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:33 am

you playing much warmachine these days?

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Re: FoW: Pacific

Post  Joyous_Oblivion on Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:15 am

A game or two a week at least right now.

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Re: FoW: Pacific

Post  Matt Varnish on Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:21 am

I gotta say I like playing flames again...
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Re: FoW: Pacific

Post  Joyous_Oblivion on Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:36 am

Matt Varnish wrote:I gotta say I like playing flames again...

Me too. Something about the scale, the terrain, the tactics...

No other game hits on all three well at all.

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Re: FoW: Pacific

Post  Twinlinked on Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:42 am

I like Flames, looking forward to next weekend s tourney,
I haven't played in ages

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