Hello and welcome to my FYOB Blog.
This is something I have been meaning to do for ages and have only just got started, now that FYOB v5 is out there and the review of FYOW is well under way.
I have been playing and re-playing old games and running new scenarios in a burst of enthusiasm for gaming that, to be honest, was waning during the FYOB review - I just didn't get enough time to do the review AND play as well!!
Recent games have included a small amush scenario featuring a US CCA Recce Troop bumping into a German infantry company supported by a PanzerSchrecke team and a MMG. A bit of "Concealed Elements" and "HE against buildings" alongside the usual rules for moving and firing. I have found that playing a quick, simple game just keeps the brain ticking over and ensures that I don't forget the basics. It also helps to reinforce the new bits of FYOB that are different from the way I have been playing for a couple of years. To be honest, some of the new rules are just lifted from what I did anyway (The Order Dice Rule for example), but some things are different - like the "Command" section in place of the old "Initiative" section and how the rallying is now part of "Command" rather than being tacked on the end. I'm glad I changed this because now that I have got used to it, it makes so much more sense!!
I will post a couple of pictures of recent mini-games and pen some thoughts around current campaign activity shortly.
In the meantime, please feel free to add a comment to say "hi".