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Mid-War FoWSA Tournament AAR

The Mid-War FoWSA (Flames of War-San Antonio) tournament was held on July 9th. I was very happy to participate with a complete army list! I lost every game but still had a blast!

The list I used was a US Rifle Company from the North Africa book. FoWSA requires a list of 1700pts for rounds 3-4, and a half-size 850pt list for rounds 1-2. Rounds 1-2 are played on a half table 3'x4'

My 850 point list:
HQ Command Carbine team w/ 2 bazookas
Rifle Platoon w/ 6 teams, 1 bazooka
Weapons Platoon w/ 4 M1919 LMGs, 3 60mm mortar teams
Anti-Tank Platoon w/ 3 57mm AT guns
Armored Platoon w/ 4 M4A1 Shermans

My 1700 point list:
HQ Command Carbine team w/ 2 bazookas
Rifle Platoon w/ 9 teams, 1 bazooka
Rifle Platoon w/ 9 teams, 1 bazooka
Weapons Platoon w/ 4 M1919 LMGs, 3 60mm mortar teams
Mortar Platoon w/ 4 mortar teams, 2 bazookas
Anti-Tank Platoon w/ 3 57mm AT guns
Armored Platoon w/ 4 M4A1 Shermans
Parachute Rifle platoon w/ 8 teams, 1 bazooka, 1 60mm mortar
Field Artillery Battery w/ 4 M…

US Parachute Mortars

One of my goals for 2016 is to complete a Mid-War US Rifle Company in time for the Mid-War FoWSA tournament on July 9th. My list will be a 1700pt US Rifle Company from the North Africa book. I've been documenting my progress as I've been painting and assembling each unit.

I've completed the 81mm Mortar Platoon. The figs came from a Parachute Mortar blister pack. The paratrooper version has a different org chart than the army regulars. Fortunately, there are enough teams so the platoon can proxy as a standard mortar platoon.

I purchased a pre-painted Parachute Rifle platoon and that will be part of my list. Eventually, they along with the mortars and other units, will become a straight paratrooper list. They needed to be painted with a similar color scheme. David B., the original painter, was able to remember the colors he used and sold the leftover paint to me. David is a much better painter than I am so the two platoons wont match perfectly on the table. But the mortar te…

57mm Gun Show

One of my goals for 2016 is to complete a Mid-War US Rifle Company in time for the Mid-War FoWSA tournament on July 9th. My list will be a 1700pt US Rifle Company from the North Africa book. I've been documenting my progress as I've been painting and assembling each unit.

This week I completed three 57mm Anti-Tank guns. The guns and crews are from Old Glory. Again, I had to straighten out the barrels but placing them on the 1" grid.


The crews were also a bit limited in choice of poses. The detail was not the best and there seemed to be far too many guys lying prone on the ground.



However, the price was a bargain. I got 6 guns and 50 crew figures. Typical guns have 4-man crews so there were plenty of figures available for other purposes.

I think this unit will provide some much needed AT support for my infantry-heavy list. We will see how it performs the tournament.




Completed units:
Rifle Company HQ
Rifle Platoon (1 command team, 1 bazooka team, 9 rifle teams)
Rifle Platoo…