Yes I have succumbed to yet another period and set of rules !, the flesh is weak !. I have been toying with the idea of Flames Of War for quite a while , but always resisted the temptation - until now !. FOW seem to divide the wargaming community into people that like them and those that don't with no middle ground . the detractors of FOW say its Warhammer 40K with WW2 tanks , whilst those that like it say its a playable set of rules for WW2 . Must admit I have always liked the wholistice approach - the packaging, cute dice boxes, templates etc , having recently sold some painted figures I decided to take the plunge and buy into the whole FOW idea . The new book (above) on the early desert seemed to be the period for me - no need for masses of terrain for a start plus all those cute early war tanks etc.
I am planning on doing 600 points each of a British mobile 'Jock Column' and a Italian light infantry Bersaglieri company. I have the basis for these on order , but have managed to pick up a Bersaglieri platoon off EBay .
These comprise of 3 squads each of 2 teams and a command section.
The figures come packaged with plastic bases for this organisation (very handy).
The figures are very detailed for 15mm .
It's much harder photographing 15mm than larger scales !.
Am pleased with my first paint attempts and look forward to trying out painting some vehicles . When I've painted up the 600pts for each side , I will expand up to the 1500pts that seem to be the norm for games . I have also got a copy of the main rules which I am slowly reading through . My wargaming colleague 'A' an officianardo of FOW has promised to lead me through an introductory game to learn the rules... STOP PRESS.. My neighbouer has just dropped of a package which he took delivery of whilst I was out this morning , it contains the British force I ordered, Huzza !!