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Welcome!….

I’d like to welcome you to my gaming site “Armored Crossroads”. I’ve been involved in war gaming off and on for fifty years, and just recently have discovered Flames Of War through a friend (and since several others). I’m involved in about four or so FOW groups on Facebook.

I truly hope those who play and follow the game of Flames Of War will continue to support the game, will continue to play for many years, and definitely hope you will support my site.

I ask those who support my site to refrain from using profanity, posting anything political, any abusive language, or any inappropriate images. This is strictly a gaming/hobby/historical site for fun and sharing information about FOW and WWII.

The artillery is here….

My most recent purchase from Battlefront arrived today, which is shown below. I didn’t realize this was a metal resin kit, as I expected plastic, but it’ll work. I think I’ll need an anti-aircraft battery to complete my army. Photos later as I start this build of my progress…..

FOW Gaming….

As I could not find a current operating gaming group here in the Denver area, several days ago I started a group on Meetup called “Denver FOW Gamers”. If you’re in the area, look us up and join! So far 5 of your comrades have. We hope to start gaming soon when more restrictions are lifted. I am currently looking at two places to game…..

Longing for….

It appears soon our state will allow gatherings of 50 people. If this stands and becomes reality, hopefully our local game stores will reopen for gaming. We have one gaming place within a five minute drive, and several more within a reasonable drive, so hopefully these businesses have survived this shutdown. It’ll feel good again to get back onto the battlefield!

Support your local game/hobby store

These past few months have been an unprecedented time, with this world wide pandemic. With everything closed and everyone quarantined, it’s been impossible to game, except of course solo.

Now that some areas and countries are starting to reopen, along with your local hobby and game stores, perhaps it’s time to get out and in these stores to support them. I also include shops such as we have locally here in my area, that offer gamers the opportunity to come in and play, several here with coffee shops inside.

Of course during the quarantine period, it’s also been an opportunity to support these shops and Battlefront Miniatures through online orders as I have. During this period I’ve personally had time to build two armies, American and German. Let us continue to support FOW and those shops that support the game!

Why the ETO….?

I subtitled my blog “Flames Of War gaming in the ETO” for a specific reason. Although I have played a North Africa battle, my interest lies in the European theater. More on this in a moment. With that being said, I’ll also include other areas of operations here: North Africa, Italy, and the Eastern Front. If it plays, I’ll cover it!

My interest lies in Europe however, due to personal reasons. First, military history was a favorite of mine in high school, leading to a term paper that was accepted and taken for use as a course outline for all the history teachers in my public school system. Quite an honor for an eighteen year old. Secondly, military history was my minor in college, particularly the American Civil War and WWII. Third, I’ve always had a keen interest in WWII, as my father served throughout western Europe in the airborne in WWII.

My favorite area to play FOW would be I have to say the Normandy campaign, through the campaign in The Netherlands, to the Battle of the Bulge.