Friday, 8 June 2012
I decided to treat myself with another item that i'll likely never use and ordered the Achtung! starter set for 'Flames of War'.
As i've said before i'm not a historical wargamer or modeller by any means. My dice rolling experience is strictly limited to the skull infested battlefields of the Warhammer world and the Grim Darkness of the Far Future that is Warhammer 40k, with a few all too brief diversions into the steam powered punching of Warmachine.
So this is rather new to me. Any historical wargamers out there please forgive me for any hugely incorrect statements i make about WWII and it's forces as i unbox the game i shall likely never play that is 'Flames of War'.
A quick look at the outside of the box. Some nice artwork on the front and a comprehensive list of what you're getting inside.
What every wargamer likes to see, a box jam packed with books and sprues.
The two sets of tanks come on the familiar plastic sprues in two bags. Which for a novice like me is handy as it'll avoid me glueing a Sherman turret onto the tracks of a StuG by mistake.
One of the StuG sprues. While not filled with extras like the average Games Workshop sprue, there are a few bits of baggage i can see. And the tank itself shows a nice bit of detail, especially considering its smaller scale.
The rulebook and a small bag of dice and oddly enough magnets. I presume that these are for magnetising components on the tanks. Should be interesting as i've not used magnets in any models i've built before.
And last but not least a shot of the innards of the rulebook. All of which is full colour with plenty of example diagrams for the rules.
I've not read the rules yet so i'll have to review them later, but all in all its a nice little starter set that provides everything one needs to start 'Flames of War'. So colour me impressed so far.
Until next time,
Your Friendly Neighbourhood Spider-pope.