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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Disposable Heroes and Coffin for Seven Brothers

It's been years since any of us in our area played a good game of 25mm WWII. We've all gotten into Flames of War - which is a great game - but somehow that doesn't fill the need to push 25mm figures and larger tanks around the table.

Flames of War battles are based on playing an entire company, with it's various support elements.

Many of us love a good skirmish game - and until now there has not been a good World War II skirmish game available - and in particular, a points-based game!

Enter Iron Ivan Games with their rule set "Disposable Heroes and Coffin for Seven Brothers".

This appears to be a really playable rule set based on platoon rather than company sized elements. Still, at 25mm you need to paint around 30 figures and a couple of vehicles to play. But that's not a bad thing, for those of us who are as much or more painters than we are gamers!

Bwana Bill has played several games already, and our other friend Bill has played a few of the demo games of DHCF7B at Fall-In.

I look forward to playing a few games myself as soon as I get some more Waffen SS and American Paratroopers painted up!

Currahee! (If your a fan of the 101st Airborne! or if you're a fan of the 82nd Airborne, the All-Americans; Devils in Baggy Pants!

Keep your eyes on this space for more about Disposable Heroes and Coffin for Seven Brothers!

Oh! What is the deal with "Coffin for Seven Brothers"?

The Soviet tankers drove lend-lease Lee/Grant tanks. Due to the high profile and low armor, they nicknamed it a Coffin for Seven Brothers.

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