Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Beyond The Foxholes Episode 11

Hello All

Welcome to Beyond The Foxholes Episode 11.

We join Ben, Winner Dave and Adam as they talk all things Flames of War.

In Act 1 the guys talk about what they have been up to, talk about the new Italy books and what they are planning for the WWPD Italian campaign.

In Act 2 the guys dig deep into the mail bag (not male bag Winner) and then talk about Germans in Late War tournament play.

In Act 3 the guys round out the episode with 10.1 and a look at Mobile Battles.  

Thanks for listening



  1. Really enjoyed that 'Cast' guys, lovin' the 'Gerbils'jagers, ha!, my 'Boys' don't get aircraft but that was an interesting question/answer session. You're scaring my Kompanie with the mention of a Lancaster!!!!!!!!!, "BF, please ignore that comment from the lads", ha!. Just bought 'Desperate Measures' but got to wait another three weeks to get back home and check out your best book voting reliability! ha! but I am likng the look of the 'beat up' Panzer units..........Mighty 'Bath'..............surely you mean Mighty 'Gloucester'!. Enjoyed the 'hints and tips' on Mobile Battles............could have done with it before playing (and losing) against Winner at your Tourney, ha!!!!!

  2. Thanks guys. Great episode. And thanks for the shout out in the mail bag response. More cheese stories please. Yeah, we grew up putting cheddar cheese with a copious amount of pepper on our beans on toast but not everybody does it. As far as the inspiration for the title of my blog, Corner of a Foreign Field, it's from the poem by Rupert Brooke, "The Soldier". The song Winner Dave is referring to is most likely Pink Floyd's "The Gunner's Dream" from The Final Cut (1983) album. That lyric was inspired the poem, I hear, so it is probably connected in some way.

    All the best, Rob.

  3. Thanks for the shout out on the podcast. I just listened to it today and I was pretty excited when you mentioned my blog. Glad you like the King Tigers.

    Ideas for a future 10.1:

    How to effectively use panzergrenadiers in and out of half tracks (like how to set up an assault with them, when to use the half tracks, when to walk, how to deploy them, etc).

    Effective use of command teams. Which platoons do you put them close to. How do you protect them. Which roles do you use your CO for.

    Setting up a good board. How much terrain? Where? Spacing? Lines of sight? Any big things to avoid?