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Last Updated On Thursday, 24 April 2014.

This week's update includes fourteen articles, videos and links for you to enjoy.

Know Your Djellaba?
Building A Goum Company From Road To Rome
During the 20th century France used the Moroccan people as a local Gendarmerie to supplement their regular forces.

Know Your Djellaba?...
6th South African Armoured Division: Part Three
The South African advance re-commenced with the 6th South African Armoured Division heading north on Route 64 with the US II Corps to their right and 34th US Infantry Division on the left. Reports had been received that the 16. SS-Panzergrenadierdivision had taken over from the German 362. Infanteriedivision and that they were now defending the front ahead of the 6th South African Armoured Division.

6th South African Armoured Division: Part Three...

6th South African Armoured Division: Part Three
Indian Reconnaissance Regiments Indian Reconnaissance Regiments:
Indian Reconniassance Squadrons in Italy 1944 to 1945
Though the Indian Army usually followed British practices, they would often have their own variation on it. The Indian Reconnaissance Regiments had arrived in North Africa as recently reorganised motorised cavalry units, having only been converted from horse-mounted cavalry.

Indian Reconnaissance Regiments...

Fortress Italy and Road To Rome On Sale Now!
Road To Rome
and Fortress Italy cover the Italy campaign for 1944 and 1945 and includes the forces from Dogs & Devils and Cassino, as well as a whole heap of new forces.

Already got an American, British or German army for the Italian campaign? Try out the Italian RSI fighting to keep the Allies out of Italy, or the French Expeditionary Corp trying to make up for their defeat in 1940!

Learn more about the Italian Compilations here...

Fortress Italy and Road To Rome On Sale Now
Italy Battles (FW229) Italy Battles (FW229)
Italy Battles contains the best scenarios from the original Dogs & Devils and Cassino books, as well as the Battlefront Studio’s favourite web and Wargames Illustrated scenarios, and updates them for the third edition of Flames Of War, and the two Italy compilations: Road to Rome and Fortress Italy. Italy Battles also includes rules for running Linked Mission Campaigns and Axis Of Attack Campaigns, including Axis Of Attack campaigns for Anzio and Cassino.

Italy Battles (FW229)...
Italy Landing Page
The recent release of the Italy Compilations gives us an opportunity to provide a one-stop shop for some the best Italy themed content on the Flames Of War website.

Italy Landing Page...
Italy Landing Page
Roadblock Roadblock
The Roadblock Mission was one of the Missions that was removed from the Version III Flames Of War rulebook. It makes for an interesting and fun game, but wasn’t always the best choice for tournament play. The outcomes of Road Block Mission games can be heavily influenced by the terrain and by the types of forces being used.

Roadblock...
Beasts Of War:
What's In The Box
It's time for another What's In The Box with the guys from Beasts Of War. This time around Warren is joined by Battlefront UK's own Gareth Richards takes a look at Bunkers for DUST, the Streams and Tributaries from Battlefield In A Box range and the Mesha Meykaneykeyh Platoon for Fate Of A Nation!
New Flames Of War Stockist in Linz, Austria New Flames Of War Stockist in Linz, Austria
Battlefront Miniatures would like to welcome a new Flames Of War stockist in Linz, Austria; Genduron who will be joining us in 2014.

New Flames Of War Stockist in Linz, Austria...
Mechanised Aces Heroes
To accompany last week’s Mechanised Aces contents, I decided to put together some background stories for some heroes I am thinking of running in future Mechanised Aces campaigns here at Battlefront.

Mechanised Aces Heroes...
Mechanised Aces Additional Downloads
Featured in Wargames Illustrated issue 318, Mechanised Aces is a build-up campaign system that allows players to expand their armies over time. In this article we provide the additional content to assist you in running an Mechanised Aces campaign.

Mechanised Ace Additional Content...
WWPD After Action Report WWPD After Action Report:
HG Panzerkompanie vs. British Motor Rifle Company
My first game back in Richmond! Jon and I were both pretty jazzed to play something out of Italy. Like Jon, I'm pretty smitten with the HG Panzerkompanie out of the Fortress Italy book recently released for Late-war Flames Of War play, and also really wanted to get some Elefants on the table... just because. We rolled for the mission and came up with Encounter.

HG Panzerkompanie vs. British Motor Rifle Company...
WWPD: Images From AdeptiCon 2014
Christopher Hecht shares with some images from AdeptiCon 2014.


Images From AdeptiCon 2014...
WWPD: Images From AdeptiCon 2014
The Question Of The Week: Back To Basics
The Question Of The Week:
Back To Basics
The Question Of The Week: Back To Basics series offers players new to Flames Of War a chance to expand their knowledge and become better players. This weeks question is in regards to shooting at teams Out of Command.

The Question Of The Week: Back To Basics...
The After Action Report Project Continues
A good portion of game design is listening to feedback to make a better game. There are all sorts of ways to get this feedback but the hardest part is collating and interpreting the data. With the advent of simple-to-use forms and spreadsheets from places like Google drive, it makes a lot of sense to use these tools moving forward to keep Flames Of War the great game that it is.


Learn how to you can contribute to the After Action Report Project here...
The After Action Report Project Continues
Looking for information on Tournaments and Events?
Looking for information on Tournaments and Events?
We have an entire section of the website dedicated to tournaments and events, check it out.

Flames Of War Events Worldwide...

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Pricing Down Under

Pricing Down Under...
Pricing Down Under
The First Golden Panzer Has Been Claimed!
The First Golden Panzer Has Been Claimed!
Congratulations to the first winner in our Golden Panzer competition. The lucky winner has just claimed the Australasia Golden Panzer meaning that only two more Golden Panzers have yet to be found; one in Europe and one in North America.

Learn more about the Golden Panzer Competition here...
HISTORICON Painting Competition 2014
Following on from the great success of the first Wargames Illustrated Presents the HISTORICON Painting Competition event in July of 2013, we are proud to announce its return to HISTORICON in 2014.

The HISTORICON Painting Competition 2014... 
HISTORICON Painting Competition 2014

Constructing The Atlantik Wall
With plans for what will most assuredly be an entire weekend of some of the greatest gaming South Eastern Wisconsin has ever seen, crews from Outpost Gaming in Kenosha, Wisconsin and the Battle Badgers have begun construction of several brand new tables. What are these tables for you ask? The answer to that question is many-fold: a charity event to benefit American Veterans, a world record attempt, and the obvious answer, many, great games of Flames Of War!

Constructing The Atlantik Wall...
The 2014 Tournament Objective:
Local Defence Volunteers with Grocer's Van
For the last few years we have given away tournament objectives aimed at the American audience – well, based on imagery from American films, albeit with. This year we decided to even things up by making something with more of a British focus.

The 2014 Tournament Objective: Local Defence Volunteers with Grocer's Van...
The 2014 Tournament Objective: Local Defence Volunteers with Grocer's Van
Assembling The Plastic Armored Rifle Platoon
Assembling The Plastic Armored Rifle Platoon
Blake demonstrate how to assemble the contents of the new plastic Armored Rifle Platoon.

Assembling The Plastic Armored Rifle Platoon...
Vietnam Stocktaking Sale Announcement
Within a few days of launching of the Vietnam Stocktaking Sale, we realised that the demand was going to quickly outstrip the stock that we had on hand. So we chose to open it up and make more so everyone could join the fight. At that time we made a commitment to everyone that we would ship out everything that we could immediately, and the rest of the orders within two to three weeks once additional stocks were made and shipped around the world. With the close of the sale earlier this week the factory has been busy making everything necessary to fulfil these orders and the first of the restock orders will be leaving the factory shortly.
Vietnam Stocktaking Sale Announcement
We have been shipping out the oldest orders first so many of you should have already received parts (or all) of your orders, but if you placed your order in the last few days of the sale it will still be another two to three weeks before you can expect all your reinforcements as the factory needs to make much more stock than we initially planned. 
 
Thank you for getting in behind Flames Of War Vietnam and stay tuned to the Flames Of War website for more updates.
Lessons From The Front
Lessons From The Front:
Last Updated 27 March 2014
Few months have passed since the last issue of Lessons From the Front, Phil’s answers to frequently asked questions about Flames Of War, and he’s come up with a new edition. If you have read the previous version, you’ll find lines in the margins beside the bits that are new or changed. Phil’s also added Our Man in Saigon, a similar set of questions and answers for Tour of Duty, the Vietnam War intelligence briefing and Our Man in the Middle-East covering Fate Of A Nation.

Lessons From The Front...

The Golden Panzer!
We’re so excited about our new plastic Panzer IV H that we really wanted to have a fun contest to coincide with its release. By happy coincidence, the earliest test 'shots' we received of the tank were done in a shiny faux-gold plastic; we asked the factory to just use whatever plastic they were working with at the time to save them trouble.

The Golden Panzer!...

Right: Battlefront Malaysia’s General Manager Jeff Brooks packs the Golden Panzers along with the accompanying Golden Tickets.

The Golden Panzer!
Recent Articles:

Armored and Dangerous Part Two...

Mechanised Aces Heroes...

Firestorm: Norway...

AdeptiCon 2014: Report...

6th South African Armoured Division: Part Two...

Enhancing Pre-Painted Terrain...

New Flames Of War Stockist in Bad Camberg, Germany...

Armored and Dangerous Part One...

Mind Over Matter: Finnish Anti-tank Weapons and Tactics...

Firestorm Norway: A Sneak Peek...

New Flames Of War Stockist in Badajoz, Spain...

Breakthrough Assault: The Road to The Art of War...

Preview Of The Plastic Armored Rifle Platoon... 

A Guide To Using The Arab and Jordanian Decal Set...

WWPD Review: Plastic Tank Killer Company...

It's A Small World...

WWPD Review: T-54 or T-55 Platoon Review...

Open All Hours: Adding Window Detail To The Corner Store... 

WWDP Review: Fortress Italy...

WWDP Review: Road To Rome...

Battle Badgers Review: The Plastic IV H Platoon...

The Best From 'The Boot'...

Late Model Panzer IIIs...

Andrew’s Churchills in Italy...

Breakthrough Assault: Plastic Panzer IV H Review...

WWPD: Plastic Panzer IV H Review...

Diving Eagles!...

Props Forever!: The A-1H Skyraider In Vietnam...

Painting The A-1H Skyraider...

Australian Centurion Tank Operations in Vietnam...

Panzer IV H Colour Schemes...

Unit Spotlight: Đặc Công (Special Tasks) Company...

Breakthrough Assault: Tank Killer Company Review...

Hornisse...

Panzer IV H: Making Lists With the German Workhorse...

Divide & Conquer: Pocket Battle For Flames Of War...

I Came To The Land Of Ice & Snow...

New Flames Of War Stockist in Valencia...

Battlefields Of The Six-Day War...

New Flames Of War Stockist in Norwalk...

WWPD: After Action Report...

When Russian Tanks Led The World...

Colours Of '67...

Hungarian Corps Troops...

Missions Of '67...


March's Releases

Flames Of War
FW406 Italy Compilation
FW229 Italy Battles
GBX15 Tiger I E Platoon
GE728 Tank Hunters
AC014 Oberst Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1:144)
GBX76 Panzergrenadier Platoon (Plastic)
JP565 Type 41 75mm Infantry Gun
JP570 Type 38 75mm Gun

Tour Of Duty
VPA940 PAVN Decal Sheets

Battlefield In A Box
BB514 River Bends
BB515 River Fords

Wargames Illusrated
WI318 Wargames Illustrated Issue 318

April's Releases

Flames Of War
AC013 Spitfire IX (1:144)
BR767 Gurkha Rifle Platoon
BR114 Firefly IC
BSO108 Private Ernest 'Smokey' Smith (Special Order)
BSO192 Staghound III Turret (x2) (Special Order)
FR805 Goum Mortar Platoon
FR812 Tirailleurs Platoon (Italy)
GSO161 HG Artillery Group (Special Order)
GE683 P40 Turret
UBX41 Armoured Rifle Platoon (Plastic)
FSO112 Artillery Group (Winter) (Special Order)
FSO113 Anti-tank Gun Group (Winter) (Special Order)
FSO114 AA Gun Crew (Winter) (Special Order)
FSO115 Sissi Troops (Winter) (Special Order)

Battlefield In A Box
BB512 River Forks
BB513 River Islands

Wargames Illustrated
WI319 Wargames Illustrated Issue 319

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