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A Newbies Guide To British in 4th Edition Flames Of War: Part Two
Choosing An Army
with Jonathan Peace

With the army decided upon, it’s now time to decide which models to take first. We’ve been briefed to build a small starting force up to 60 points and so, with the decision made to build a Grant Armoured Squadron, I took a box each of El Alamein, the new starter set, plus Monty’s Desert Rats army box.

This gave me six Grant tanks, but I needed more. Luckily, Matt was building a Crusader Squadron so we swapped over the tanks, his Grants for my Crusaders meaning I now had an impressive total of 12 Grants.
A Newbies Guide To British in 4th Edition Flames Of War: Part Two

Building the army was really quick. The compulsory choices I had to take were an HQ Squadron and two Armoured Troops. The Squadron HQ would be at full strength with three Grants for 18 points. Each of the two Troops would also be 18 points each. So, nine Grants total for 54 points.

This would mean the enemy would have to take out six of my Grants to force a formation Last Stand check, and each Unit would need to have lost two tanks to force a Last Stand check.

A Newbies Guide To British in 4th Edition Flames Of War: Part One

In the Monty’s Desert Rats army box you get two anti-tank guns. I chose to make these as 17 pdrs for some support. With their high Anti-tank rating of 12 these should be good at taking out the enemies tanks at a distance.

This brings my army total to 62. A nice starting force to learn the rules with.

~ Jonathan.


Last Updated On Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by Blake at Battlefront