Monday, December 26, 2011

years end and what to do next year

Christmas has come and gone this year, this means the end of the year looms all to close. 2011 was another year of started projects left sitting on shelves half done, as most years are for me. I want to try to finish some of these lost projects in 2012, as I always intend to, but never seem to. Of course the big news ending this year is the upcoming 3rd edition Flames of War rules next year.  and here is the video announcing the new rules, although I am sure everyone interested has seen it already.

This announcement has left me quite excited and looking forward to re learning my favorite game. On the other hand not knowing what changes are in store leaves me wondering if I should even bother trying to come up with any new list ideas, I have no idea what may be getting better or worse and that doesn't make me want to put to much effort into working on any of my models right now.

    Of course if I am not working on my Flames stuff I need something to do and that leaves me with 3 Warhammer Fantasy armies that have been begging for my attention. I don't play Warhammer but I have a good sized Empire army that is mostly built and primed but otherwise generally unpainted, a small Dwarf army which is still in its boxes and a few Skaven models which have been added to this Christmas Thanks to my wife buying me the current Starter box. Somehow I think it's time to get these models painted so I think I will work on either getting some of these empire troops painted or get a skaven horde going while I wait for the new Flames of War rules.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Flames of war 3rd edition?

I havent had much to share lately. After finishing the french I was working on I have kind of stepped back from painting Fow and have been working on a few side projects, none of which are moving any too quickly, and reading some books.

  There has been a lot of talk about a new version of FoW coming soon, I have basically ignored this for awhile and not thought about it too much. The Eastern front late war compilation books which should be available today have had me thinking more about it however. There is a big change to The soviet national rules with a new version of the Hen and chicks rules, link to the new rules for anyone who hasent seen them yet. I have tried the new rules and so far I like them when using T-34's, though I haven't played it with any other affected units yet. This change got me thinking though, a change this big however has to lead towards something bigger yet.  Could these books which are replacing a set of books the newest of which is barely over a year old be a way of bringing the lists in line with a new version of the core rules? Though there is nothing official at this point it does seem that a certain distributor has a new rule book listed as pre-release and I have heard that there is a small advertisement in the newest issue of Wargames Illustrated which indicates that a small V3 rulebook will be available this coming February .  I for one am looking forward to re learning the rules and seeing how big or small the rules changes are.