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Juan Carlos Castillo
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I noticed they use some kind of arrow as ruler, how many inches is that arrow?
 
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The "shaft" of the arrow is 10cm.

The whole thing, with the arrow head included is 11.2cm.


EDIT: accidentally wrote mm instead of cm!

 
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Valenso wrote:
The "shaft" of the arrow is 10mm.

The whole thing, with the arrow head included is 11.2mm.



I think you meant cm.

So 4" long, not counting the arrowhead.
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CraigH wrote:
Valenso wrote:
The "shaft" of the arrow is 10mm.

The whole thing, with the arrow head included is 11.2mm.



I think you meant cm.

So 4" long, not counting the arrowhead.


Er, yeah. Definitely cm. That would make for a very short ruler.
 
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Valenso wrote:
CraigH wrote:
Valenso wrote:
The "shaft" of the arrow is 10mm.

The whole thing, with the arrow head included is 11.2mm.



I think you meant cm.

So 4" long, not counting the arrowhead.


Er, yeah. Definitely cm. That would make for a very short ruler.


Or very cautious tank commanders !
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Juan Carlos Castillo
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Thanks very much guys. So, lets say the arrow is like 5" including the head which I believe is only used for "close encounter" measuring right?

Are the tanks included real 15mm pieces? I have a bunch of metal 15mm tanks that I use for Flames of War and tons of scenery, I would like to give it a try before committing to buying the starter set and/or expansions GF9 already punished my wallet enough for many years LOL. DD I am also afraid that the system might be "too light" for my taste.
 
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If you use the miniatures for Flames then they are the exact size for Tanks.
 
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Yes, your FoW 15mm models are the same as the Tanks line of models (only we don't get the commander figure or the decals).

You will find it is very 'light', with movement being particularly abstracted. It is designed as a quick to learn, quick to play tank battle game.

Ideal fr those times when you want to break out some models but don't have time to set up a FoW scenario.
 
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Juan Carlos Castillo
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Thanks tankers for all the responses and advise. We played last night with the FOW minis and it went well, Light but fun. Tiger I, Panzer IV and Stug G vs 2 Shermans 76mm and a M10 TD. That scenario with the objective in the center ended up with a pile of steel blocking LOS and the objective after 5-6 rounds, felt strange. The other scenario with an objective on each side was better.

Had no time to print or make all the crit cards so I made a 2-12 list with the most common crit cards and players rolled on it with 2d6, it felt weird but worked well.

We will try it again soon I hope with more standard methods. LOL

Thanks again,, Cheers !
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