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Default How many of you are Flames of War players?

I ask because I recently picked up a Flames of War starter kit, and I was hoping there might be some of you guys that might be able to give me a hand with how to get going.

Basically, the idea is, I am going to go for British 8th Army (largely because my grandad who passed away in August was apart of it during WWII) and I have the Reference book for North Africa, and a couple of Shermans. I am wondering if there is anyone here will help with lists and such? Mainly so I don't have to go to my Local Game store to get help with it

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I would help, but I play soviets, and their army composition is very diff from the other armies.


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For the most part I would suggest looking through the old military documents available to find out how the army was outfitted. More specif icily what part of the 8th army was your grandad in?

Since there was the XXX and XIII corps in the eighth army and then there was what division, And I would then suggest building from one of those companies in that division.

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For the most part I would suggest looking through the old military documents available to find out how the army was outfitted. More specif icily what part of the 8th army was your grandad in?

Since there was the XXX and XIII corps in the eighth army and then there was what division, And I would then suggest building from one of those companies in that division.
He was attatched to them through the Royal Engineers, to be frank, I'm not the best historian, so some of the stuff I'm not entirely sure on. I'm thinking of going with Engineers heavy armies (I know it sounds corny, but it's my way of remembering what he has done).

I've noticed the different types of armies you can take in the core North Africa book, but, if I'm honest, it's fairly different to what I'm accustomed to (40k Wise).
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From what I have read the only reports of royal engineers was attached to the XXX corps. primarily for fixing bridges. Therefore having some attached to the airborne may not have been to unrealistic, so starting with an airborne company might be the best start. They were also known to work as the pioneers and going ahead of the army to scout out engineering positions

If you want to stick with the north Africa book I would suggest starting with a rifle company box, support sherman platoon, support anti-tank platoon, and a pioneer platoon as the engineers.

If you want to do late war I suggest these:
http://www.flamesofwar.com/Default.a...ProductID=3906
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http://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=1752

I myself don't have the North Africa book yet and just focus on the late war so I am sorry that I can't be more help.

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I've seen it around at the shop I go to. It looks pretty interesting. I've thought about getting into it, however I got enough loot flowing into my other hobbies at the moment.
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Sorry I haven't replied to this thread!

Since I already have the starter set, and the North Africa book, I think I'll stick with it. But one thing I'm having a slight issue with... Is what I have to pick from the book? I think I've got it, but I need a helping hand

Is it like this:

Choose a division via the book, then choose what you have to have from the black bubble bits then choose whatever extra from the next few pages?

Also, can I use the Shermans from the Starter pack (I think they're Sherman II's?) with the North Africa book?

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Yes that is basically what you need to do. As for whether or not you can use the sherman, it depends on whether any of the bubbles include an option to use shermans.

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Yes that is basically what you need to do. As for whether or not you can use the sherman, it depends on whether any of the bubbles include an option to use shermans.
Thanks for the help

I shall make a list soon, after looking through at which Division/Army I want to take. Also, what would be considered as a "starter" list? Pointswise?
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Starter wise my armies are about 300-400 points I think, but up to 500 is still decent. A full game really starts around 1000 points. This is true for the games that I have played at least.

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