I had an opportunity to play a game using Flames of War. I seen games played and had been impressed by the miniatures, but the actual deployments never quiet looked right – too much base to base.
The game was enjoyable as we had an umpire which therefore allowed for some hidden deployment and both sides were not that familiar with the rules, but certainly knew wargaming and the period. As a result we had a few times when we were effectively shaking our heads over the mechanics of the rules, but still having fun.
A squad level game that uses mechanics that feel more like something else.