The Desert War Heats up!

Tanks clash!I’ve been in a bit of a scramble all this weekend preparing for our gaming session. We had completed the base set of scenarios for Tide of Iron (and a few user designed ones…the competition voting ends soon!) and with the new Mediterranean expansion just around the corner for Memoir ‘44 I really wanted to crack open Days of the Fox and get into it.

My problem has always been I want the full kit before I start playing (I still remember back to Battle Cry when I read the rules and though…”oh, I have got to paint these figs first!”). This can sometimes delay the playing. Fortunately with Tide of Iron, the figures are few and I could paint them up in a fraction of the time. Of course, I had to make my terrain as well!

However, yesterday I ran into a new problem…I needed Pz IVe’s! So ironic how I was just mentioning how the M’44 tanks could easily be converted. So I worked feverishly yesterday to get them prepared for Operation Crusader, the Days of the Fox tank battle. While I lost the battle, I managed to get them done on time and into play. They acquited themselves well scoring a few knock outs. There are a few new vehicle images in the gallery.

Days of the Fox is an excellent Tide of Iron expansion. I really enjoy the figures (no doubt those 88’s will be in action as guns for the Memoir ‘44 desert battles as well). With the prices set to rise on the Fantasy Flight Games, fans of WWII gaming would be wise to grab a copy of both the base game and the expansion.

2 Responses to “The Desert War Heats up!”

  1. Hefsgaard Says:

    Where do you get the buildings? Handcrafted?

  2. Brummbär Says:

    Yes, II made them from some Hirst Arts blocks. Initially, I designed them for Memoir ‘44 but they seem to work fine for Tide of Iron as well…well, for the most part. It would be nice to have buildings that support the Tide of Iron units bases better and perhaps ones that look more like a single building rather than a town. But these will do for now.

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