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  • #13939
    kyoteblue
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    I know !! But it’s still a fun game if you don’t do tournaments or the latest greatest killer army list.  I can throw toys on the table and be done in under 3 hours. And no I’m not a fan boy for BF far from it.  Nor are all my 15mm figures from BF.  In the end I still enjoy it. Feel free to like or slag me off.

    #13944
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    If you enjoy it, then that’s all that matters. Tried it but not for me I’m afraid.

    #13950
    Mike
    Keymaster

    If you enjoy it, then that’s all that matters. Tried it but not for me I’m afraid.

    +1

    #13965
    James Rivera
    Participant

    FOW has a lot to recommend it and a few problems as well, but what game doesn’t.  No shame in playing, getting some fun game time out of our models is what this hobby is all about!  The HIGHLY competitive players in my area turned me off of it for a while, but I have a ton of their stuff and I’m think I’m going to give it another try sometime soon.

    I’ve also been toying with the idea of trying a friendly game of FOW where the player’s alternate activating platoons.  I’m thinking you’d move and shoot with an activation and trying for air support would be counted as an activation.  After that you’d go through another round of alternating activations for assaults.  No idea if it’ll work or not, but I think it would be fun exercise to try.

     

    #13968
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    No need to apologize for anything. Self-important ****s who feel their toy soldier game is better can go get stuffed

    FOW and Bolt Action both have something important going for them:

    They actually care about new players and breaking all this stuff down. I get why others don’t. When I did “Five Men in Normandy”, I didn’t want to spend 40 pages explaining ww2 tactics and weapons, so it’s easier to just write for the existing audience.

    But we need the games that’ll take the time to do all that and give a decent enough, easy game in the process.

    Nordic Weasel Games
    https://www.wargamevault.com/browse/pub/5701/Nordic-Weasel-Games?src=browse5701

    #14007
    NTM
    Participant

    I am a firm believer that the making of a good game is some like minded people playing in a good spirit. You get that and the rules are almost secondary.

    #14008
    Sparker
    Participant

    Yes more than happy to play FOW, and it does give a fast and reasonable outcome. I tend to play Battle Group Kursk for 20mm, FOW for 15mm, and Blitzkreig Commander for 6mm. The only WW2 rules I have serious reservations about are Rapid Fire, but even then I’d be prepared to play if someone else did the heavy lifting and it was likely to be a good social game – had lots of great games with them before I knew much about WW2… No such thing as a perfect set of rules!

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    'Blessed are the peacekeepers, for they shall need to be well 'ard'
    Matthew 5:9

    #14044
    Altius
    Participant

    Good for you! If you like it, then there’s no reason to apologize for it. I used to play, but I don’t really care for the rules myself and I’ve moved on to other things, but I don’t look down my nose at anyone who plays it.

    Funny, I’m still crazy about those plastic bases, though!

    Where there is fire, we will carry gasoline

    #14045
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    I buy a lot of the figures. I know some people don’t like them but honestly, I like the sort of comic book look they have. They look dramatic, I get a platoon in a pack and they have a good amount of poses.

    Nordic Weasel Games
    https://www.wargamevault.com/browse/pub/5701/Nordic-Weasel-Games?src=browse5701

    #14051
    Rod Robertson
    Participant

    As the late, great Warren Zevon wrote:

    I’d lay my head on the railroad tracks
    And wait for the Double “E”
    But the railroad don’t run no more
    Poor, poor pitiful me

    Poor, poor pitiful me
    Poor, poor pitiful me.
    Kyoteblue, I think you must accept yourself for who you are and come to terms with the fact that you not only play FOW but that you really like it. You are a closet BF fanboy and a Flamer of War. You should be proud of that. Remember ,duckie, you’re FOW and you’re now! Wear your camouflage-rainbow boa and embrace your inner Kiwi. I expect to see you at next year’s FOW-pride parade dancing excitedly on the T-34/76 float.

    Cheers.

    Rod Robertson

    #14053
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Oh Rod you say the nicest things.

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