I think we should consider formally abandoning the 2008 Flames of War competition. I suspect that its become a bit of a millstone round your neck, Mark, and the currents of the gaming interests within the club have moved on since we decided at last year's AGM to do a Flames competition. We could re-visit the proposal at this year's AGM to guage interest and either revive the competition as currently planned or do a scaled down version, or knock it on the head entirely until such time as interest in Flames is resurgent - 'cos its bound to be sooner or later.
Speaking for myself, I am very much into 40k at the moment, with all the zeal of a new convert, and it would be a bit of a chore, to be honest, to now commit to a major and on-going Flames event. I will if I have to to keep the thing on an even keel if it goes ahead, but ideally I'd rather not.
What do the others who put their names down think ?
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I am not sure that I agree that the interest in FoW has all gone; I have played Dave twice; Steve and George since Christmas. The intention being to get us back into the game ready for the comp. There are certainly concerns about how the late war armies are being developed and the interpretation of the newer books.
However I do appreciate the work involved so if Mark would like to put it on hold for a bit its not an issue with me. I would like to play at some point but that is because I have no interest in getting involved in any 40K tournament.
The differences in these two books is a part of the issue that I refer too; as I discovered last night. As you say the newer book is far more flexible but is it as balanced; it is certainly easier to field an army of your choice.
Post by Stephen Mawson on Feb 10, 2009 14:28:08 GMT
Without having played any games using the Fortress lists that's hard to say.
At first glance I'd have said that they should be. The lists are more flexible yes, in allowing potentially more divisional support compared to core platoons. But the types of divisional support you can pick from is a bit more restrictive as it makes you select only one item from a list of options.
i'm still happy to play- it will give me a reason to come again as well as i don't have warhammer or AT43 so im a bit stuck as to what to play, really. i do have a ridiculous amount of roleplaying games to try out though........ solomon kane looks good