On Artillery Part 2:

On Artillery Part 2:

A further examination by Igor Pavlovski

In the present article I would like to continue the discussion of the role of artillery in Flames of War. In my previous post I pointed to the fact that killing enemy models is not a single possible role for an artillery piece in a list. Here, I would like to prove the point with a limited number crunching focused on the use of artillery against tanks. Disclaimer: I focus on artillery with AT4. Access to AT5 artillery and its quality noticeably varies between different nations and requires separate investigation.

It is a common knowledge in the community that newly-released Soviet 160 mm mortars are an ultimate anti-tank weapon. Re-rolling first attempt to range-in is invaluable against moving targets, while AT 4 Fp 2+ bombardment can really scare a lot of tanks. But how effective they exactly are? The plot below shows probabilities of destroying or bailing out a tank caught under template with 160 mm mortars hitting as veterans.

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September – October Painting Competition

stalingradIn order to allow for more entries and to open up the competition we have decided to change the rules for our September painting competition and hold it over for October.

So here is what we are doing. We will open the competition to any other players who wish to enter.

The Rules are as follows:

  1. You can submit one Axis (German, Italian or Romanian) Platoon
  2. You can submit on Soviet platoon
  3. While it is not a requirement that they are plausible for Stalingrad there is likely to be bonus points from both judges.
  4. We will select two winners
  5. The winners will get a free entry into the Stalingrad event that we are hosting in February

Happy painting and looking forward to getting some wider competition!

If you want to check out the rules and restrictions for the Stalingrad event then check them out in the forums here.

Submissions can be made here.

The rules are above.