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I didn't want to take this journey alone so I invited 3 of my co-workers and 4 members of the WWPD team to embark on this project.
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The idea of this project is quite simple. We all needed to retrain our brain from the prospective of a new gamer and evaluate each purchase and addition to our army. Each participant must include the following items in their purchases and we all were trying to adhere to the same budget of around $450.
Each Participant Must Purchase:
1x FWBX02 Achtung! - $40.00.
1x GFM110M Hobby Glue - $5.99.
1x GFT015 Premium 5" Flush Cutter - $14.99.
1x GFT026 Hobby Knife w/ extra blades - $6.99.
1x GFT029 5 Piece Diamond Micro Files - $12.99.
Editor's Note: All prices are listed in US dollars.
Left: The Achtung! starter set.
These items give every participant the ability to assemble their miniatures and the rules to the play the game. Not only that but each player must incorporate the miniatures from the Achtung box into their army. Upon hearing this rule, the first thing each participant did was trade their tanks that they would not be using so they could double the amount of useful tanks. Achtung comes with three Sherman tanks and two StuGs so after the swaps each player either had six Sherman tanks or four StuGs.
Learn more about Achtung! here...
There will be some differences between the Battlefront Staff and the WWPD Staff. They were each given separate instructions to follow in order to give this project a more diverse look at building Flames of War armies. The Battlefront Staff are restricted to only using army lists located in the Forces Book which is included with the purchase of the hardback rulebook. Two members of the Battlefront Staff have picked the British and two members selected the Germans. The hardback rulebook must be included in the overall spending so the Battlefront staff must add $60.00 to their costs.
The WWPD Staff were given no book restrictions and were allowed to choose from any book or PDF army list.
Please follow along as each participant will chronicle their idea of the hobby and show you the steps to building a great Flames Of War army.