09-05-2016, 09:36 AM
(08-30-2016, 02:33 AM)pendrake Wrote: OK,
Now for the big question: what are you going to do ruleswise so that a pair of .50cal Browning MGs can match and outshoot a whole German convoy, typically: 2x half-tracks, 2x SturmgeM7s, 2x Trucks, and 2x Kampfenotwagens?
Flames of War is usually played with 15mm models, but can be played with 1:285 without modification (Either everything is spread out more, or you could cut all ranges and templates in half--personally, I'd prefer the more spread out view anyway.)
I raise this as they sell a book called "Burning Empires" that deals with the deep desert patrols in light vehicles, the british LRDG, the American OSS (foot infantry, not mounted), and Italian autosahariana. It has a few special rules to make these raiders a little more survivable, as they weave and dodge about. There is also a "raiding aces" campaign to grow and improve your desert raiders. This seems very much in keeping with what you're modelling.