Okay, okay... so this one's a bit late.
It's officially 7 days until the big event. To mark the countdown, I am going to post something about Game Summit every single day, trying to tell you stuff you might not otherwise know.
Flames of War is a historical game from New Zealand company Battlefront Miniatures that brings the gritty mechanized battles of World War II to the tabletop. The game uses 1/100 scale miniatures and a 4x4' table to play, and works very similar to Warhammer 40,000 in game mechanics. Here's a bit more from Wikipedia:
"Play revolves around company-level tactics, with each stand or element representing an infantry fire team (half-squad/section), an artillery piece and its crew, or a single vehicle (such as a tank, jeep, or armoured car). Air support is also available, in the form of fighters (like the Hawker Hurricane) and light bombers (like the Sturmovik), to players wishing to use it, with aircraft generally being represented by 1:144 scale models.
The main rulebook has numerous scenarios players can use for their games, from a simple all-out battle scenario to objective-taking missions. The army sourcebooks contain further scenarios, usually centered around events relevant to that particular book. Gameplay uses six-sided dice, and movement distances and weapon ranges are provided in both inches and centimeters."
Game Summit will be holding demos for Flames of War on the afternoon of Saturday, Aug 29. Free of charge... just check out the Arena. Make sure you get your ticket!