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Old 24 Sep 15, 10:29
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Flames of War 1/285 scale

I have a bunch of 1/285 WWII miniatures. I used to play Command Decision but have not done so in years. I did get the WWII Battlefront a couple of years ago but they didn't grab me as they are the same scale as CD 1 tank = platoon.

Flames of War has always intrigued me a bit but when I see it played, but it looks like Napoleonics with tanks as everything seems jammed together due to the size of the models. That sort of turned me off from it.

Well, recently I found out that Battlefront Miniatures sells a small copy of the rulebook for $1-15 so that got me interested. Yesterday I discovered that they have an app for FoW on the iPad so I downloaded it and one can buy the rules for just $6.99, so I figured 'what the heck,' this way I can see if I will like the rules and can try it out with 1/285 scale stuff. (I'm a model builder and a WH40K player so I don't feel like starting out on another large money and time expenditure to build up to play FoW).

I scanned through the rules last tonight,; they don't seem that difficult. So maybe next week, after I clear my current solitaire board game from the table, I may try the rules out.

So, what are your opinions of FoW? What about playing it solitaire? What about using the 1/285 scale minis instead of 15mm?
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Myself i find they are simple once you get past the learning phase of things. i have been doing flames of War for about four years now and use it sort of a way to also test play some battle scenes that i am trying to incorporate into a book i am writing.

NOT the best solution, but it works.

I also use Bolt Action rule sets that seem to be quicker to pick up on.

I have found battle simulation is a great tool for when it comes to writing about the general action and the ebb and flow of battle.
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Thanks. Are you using 1/285 scale miniatures or are you using 15mm?
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I thought Flames of War was 1/100 scale.
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I've heard that Flames of War is pretty good. Has anyone tried Team Yankee?
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