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Post  CA$H on Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:31 pm

So after some talks with Dennis, Brett and Matt, we have all come to the decision that it would be a brilliant idea to start a "theatre focused" slow grow league/campaign.

Italy is where it will be!! With the new books coming, and the existing Cassino / Dogs and Devils books already out - there are loads of great lists anyone can field- and they are balanced and meant to be used against each other.

We will play it out like the slow grow of old - points increases every 2 weeks, bonus points for painted models, etc.

We will be starting the scoring at the end of March, so it gives people some time to pick the army/list and get things going. I will post details on the scoring soon.

Points spread will look like this :

April 1 - 750pts  (HQ and One Combat Platoon required)
April 12 - 1000pts (HQ and TWO Combat Platoons required as normal)
May 1 - 1250pts - Regular restrictions
May 15 - 1500pts - Regular restrictions
June 1 - 1650pts - Regular restrictions
June 14/15 Weekend - TOTAL WAR - Details to come!!!



Your list can change however you see fit, week to week, during each tier.

Lets use the posts below to talk lists, factions etc, and get an idea of what people plan to play.

I'll start - I am going US (excuse to paint it all!) as either Dismounted Calvary Troop, or  Rifle Company(Nisie)

Looking forward to this - and it should prove to be fun, as well as give us loads to boost the site and profile of the club again.



For Tier 1 - 750pts :

All games will be played on a 4'x4' board for Tier 1. The goal will be to get a minimum of 3 games in per tier against 3 different opponents. Players "scores" will be determined from the outcome of each of the 3 required games only - consider the rest of the games experience and pure fun! Points will be awarded per scenario rules.

For Tier 1, attacker and defender will be determined based on the lists used, and the scenario played. The battles will be logged as I will be tracking the outcome of each game. Just report to me after the game in person, via email, or post on the forum.

We will use the standard scoring system, and points will be awarded to each player. Points will just be that, points. A way to gauge ones success at each tier. We will not be awarding any special abilities as such, to keep each game and tier as fair as possible. I also don't want anyone to get discouraged if they suffer a string of defeats - This is for fun and to motivate people to paint and play more, not less.


Oh, and check back here for updates to each Tier!!
Cheers,


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Re: Dice Devils goes to Italy

Post  Matt Varnish on Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:56 pm

Assuming BF comes out with the book by April 1st of course.. Ill be doing ZEE FRENCH! Zut alors!
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Post  Joyous_Oblivion on Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:36 pm

Would you be ok with me doing my US infantry? They are winter themed but I can make them out of dogs and devils or whatever.

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Post  CA$H on Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:42 pm

Joyous_Oblivion wrote:Would you be ok with me doing my US infantry? They are winter themed but I can make them out of dogs and devils or whatever.

AS long as they are WYSIWYG and the lists are from any Italy based book - go for it!
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Post  PhantomRescue on Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:26 am

Lol, winter US. Fresh from their ski trip high in the Italian slopes. Bring them for sure! More people for this, the better!
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Post  Thunderst on Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:17 am

oooww I'm thinking Germans, since none of you all are doing them. may even paint up my FSJs

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Post  CA$H on Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:16 pm

WOW!!! Loads of new lists coming:

From this thread:
http://www.flamesofwar.com/Default.aspx ... &afv=topic

British & Commonwealth:
Warriors: Kamal Ram, Sandy Thomas, 'Smokey' Smith
British and Indian Rifle Company
Canadian and New Zealand Commonwealth Rifle Company
Guards, British, and South African Lorried Rifle Company (New)
British and Canadian Recce Squadron (New)
New Zealand Divisional Cavalry Squadron (New)
Tank Squadron (New)
British and Commonwealth Armoured Squadron (New)
British and Commonwealth Motor Company (New)
British and Canadian Armoured Car Squadron (New)

Polish:
Warrior: Der Bär
Kompania Piechoty (New)
Szwadron Rozpoznawezy (New)
Szwadron Pancerny (New)

US:
Warriors: Tommy Prince & Daniel Inouye
Rifle Company
Nisei Rifle Company
First Special Service Force
Ranger Battalion (New)
Parachute Rifle Battalion (New)
Dismounted Cavalry Troop
Cavalry Recon Troop (New)
Tank Company (New)
Armoured Rifle Company (New)

French:
Compagnie de Tirailleurs (New)
Goum
Escadron de Spahi (New)

German:
Warriors:Ferdinand Gosewisch, Siegfried Jamroski
Hermann Göring Panzerkompanie
Hermann Göring Panzergrenadierkompanie
Hermann Göring Panzerpionierkompanie (New)
Hermann Göring Aufklärungsschadron (New)
Hermann Göring Gepanzerte Aufklärungsschadron (New)
Hermann Göring Schwere Aufklärungsschwadron
Grenadierkompanie
Schwere Panzerkompanie (New)
Schwere Panzerjägerkompanie (New)
Fallschirmjägerkompanie
Falschirmpionierkompanie (New)
Reichsgrenadierkompanie
Gebirgsjägerkompanie (New)
Stützpunkt (New)
Panzerkompanie (New)
Gepanzerte Panzergrenadierkompanie (New)
Panzergrenadierkompanie
Luftwaffe Jägerkompanie (New)

Italian:
Compagnia de Fanteria (New)
Gruppo Esplorante (New)
Compagnia Paracadutisti (New)


I think I may be able to do Cav. Recon now!!
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Re: Dice Devils goes to Italy

Post  Matt Varnish on Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:08 pm

If I cant paint it in time, Ill just grab 2 Ferdinands from that sPzJgr list Smile
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Post  Big_Willie on Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:07 pm

Tommy Prince as a US hero!  He was Canadian!

I may need to do FSSF finally.

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Post  RKelly on Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:39 pm

Big_Willie wrote:Tommy Prince as a US hero!  He was Canadian!

I may need to do FSSF finally.

Didn't he become a Patricia?

My Canadians are ready to go.

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Post  Joyous_Oblivion on Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:40 pm

Big_Willie wrote:Tommy Prince as a US hero!  He was Canadian!

I may need to do FSSF finally.

Maybe a hero for devils brigade then?

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Re: Dice Devils goes to Italy

Post  Matt Varnish on Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:47 am

Here is what I get for 750 pts: (EASY ARMY old Italy PDF)


Tirailleurs HQ with 1 Bazooka
2 Tirailleurs platoons (6 inf stands 1 cmd 1 bazooka)
4 HMGs plus jeeps
3 shermans

725pts. Confident Veterans
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Post  CA$H on Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:08 am

Matt Varnish wrote:Here is what I get for 750 pts:   (EASY ARMY old Italy PDF)


Tirailleurs HQ with 1 Bazooka
2 Tirailleurs platoons (6 inf stands 1 cmd 1 bazooka)
4 HMGs plus jeeps
3 shermans

725pts.  Confident Veterans

That's a solid 750 - have to rethink my list!!!
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Post  Diragi on Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:38 am

Matt Varnish wrote:If I cant paint it in time, Ill just grab 2 Ferdinands from that sPzJgr list Smile

I have 1 Elephant with plans to buy a 2nd... I guess I will have to do that (as Cromwells were only used in Western Europe Sad)
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Post  Diragi on Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:50 am

CA$H wrote:Polish:
Warrior: Der Bär
Kompania Piechoty (New)
Szwadron Rozpoznawezy (New)
Szwadron Pancerny (New)

Wasn't this the ammo hauling bear? Someone needs to do this.
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Post  lothlann on Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:12 pm

i'll just play as Switzerland and watch, get rich while i'm at it Smile
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Post  Joyous_Oblivion on Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:39 pm

lothlann wrote:i'll just play as Switzerland and watch, get rich while i'm at it Smile

I admit, that was hilarious, I lol'ed.

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Post  Joyous_Oblivion on Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:45 am

Ok so this Italy campaign will be my 'get my random US models painted' event. As such I am going to be doing a Devil's Brigade force since for some reason I have two blisters of them...

This list may change if there is any point breaks in the new book but I'm happy with it as is.

Tier 1 - 750 pts

SSF HQ - 2 bazooka teams
60 pts

SSF Platoon - Bazooka Team, Mortar Team
265 pts

Field Artillery Battery - 4 M4A1 Howitzers
190 pts

Heavy Anti-Aircraft Artillery Platoon - 2 90mm Guns, 8 Crew, Tractors and Jeep
175 pts

690 pts

Tier 2 - 1000 pts
-as above plus-

SSF Platoon - Bazooka Team, Mortar Team
265 pts

955 pts

Tier 3 - 1250 pts
-as above plus-

SSF Cannon Platoon
210 pts

Air Observation Post
25 pts

1190 pts

Tier 4 - 1500 pts
-as above plus-

Field Artillery Battery - 4 M1 155mm Howitzers, Tractors and Trucks
280 pts

1470 pts

Tier 5 - 1650 pts
-as above plus/minus-

Priority P47 Thunderbolt
190 pts

Remove 1 Bazooka Team with HQ
-20 pts

1645 pts


And painting all this will really clear out a tonne of models I've been sitting on for years, not really thinking its gonna be lethal in games but it is super fluffy and should be a challenge (see never played an infantry army, lol) for me to play with!

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Post  Matt Varnish on Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:43 pm

I like your thinking.. I should vlear my free french backlog too which means 105s and spahi esadrilles (recon armoured cars and jeeps)
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Post  Matt Varnish on Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:01 pm

Well, my DAK are done for Petawawa, thanks to an epic paint-fest at ThunderST's last night.. which means I broke out the French Expeditionary Corps stuff sitting in various boxsets and what not.   I am a bit stymied by what to work on, as I want to echo Joyous Oblivion's plan of using this as a catalyst to get stuff off the painting Queue.  After much rearranging of models, here is what I have on the workbench:

1 60mm mortar team.. the Tirailleur Company (think US Rifles with way less support options but more arty) have a heavy weapons platoon that you dole out the weapons that would normally be in a ARP, like the mortar and 2 LMGs, however, there are 3 mortars in the platoon. I had 2 built for my ARP's   SO I made 1 team lol Keeping the three together while combat attaching the LMGs out means 3 tubes, no rerolls.  

4 recon jeeps.   In the Italy books, the FEC get 4 jeeps as recce.  Had to carve out some Brit drivers from some spare jeeps and kitbash some .30 brownings, but there we go.

'early' Cav Recon, so 2 White scout cars, 1 mortar jeep, 1 .30 browning jeep.   Had to kitbash the mortar jeep, and use the scout cars here.. which means..

1 HQ M3 halftrack with 50cal.. I used to use the scout car as the HQ vehicles, but now they are in the CaV Recon, so I need to make the last of my old halftracks ito a command vehicle.  I had a jeep with trailer as well, which will be the 2IC jeep for my Armoured Rifle Company.

3 57mm anti tank guns plus Bazookas.   I had these but with Brit para crew.   I have spare bazookas.  No brainer.. but it means 3 more gun teams, command, observer, bazookas.

105's x 4.  And then a battery of 105s.   Since the lists are short on everything except Arty, may as well get a unit done.   4 guns, command, , though the observer and staff team are alreadfy done.. at one point I was going to have Priests, and started, but have since sold the priests.

5 M3A1 Stuarts.. While not LW, I want to be able to run a bunch of stuarts for MidWar.  If I have time, I'll work on these too.

GOal: try and get this stuff assembled TODAY before Elder Scrolls goes live tomorrow morning lol.
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Post  lothlann on Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:22 pm

think i'll just paint a unit of wesps and a tiger for 750.
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Re: Dice Devils goes to Italy

Post  CA$H on Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:09 am

Current Standings:

After one round of games:



Player Points
Chris
Brett 5
Duane
Marty
Tristan 2
Dennis 5
Matt 2




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Post  Diragi on Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:16 am

I think I should get a pity point for showing up with tanks to play Razz
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Post  Matt Varnish on Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:03 am

I'm done painting all that stuff in my post above (minus the stuarts, they will be LW british painted.) WOOT
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Post  Matt Varnish on Sun May 11, 2014 9:58 am

Chalk up another allied win for the italy campain.. matt will post pics later. Vive la france
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