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Painting Caunter
James takes a closer look at one of the most interesting paint jobs of World War II, the British Caunter camouflage scheme.

Like many other modellers and gamers, he long been fascinated with the distinctive angular disruptive camouflage scheme seen on British tanks and other vehicles in the desert in 1940 and 1941. Now he shares some tips on how to paint it on your vehicles.

Painting Caunter...


Chris Joins The Afrika Korps?
Part 1 - Pondering An Army
Chris shares some thoughts about why he still has not gotten around to building an Afrika Korps army and why he has Panzer III's stashed in a box, and why he spends more time thinking about building an army than actually building one.

Chris Joins The Afrika Korps?...

Revisiting the V4 Launch Weekend
The V4 launch was a massive event with a live blog filled with content from around the world. Now it seems like a distant memory (it happened a little over 3 months ago) so we've created a Landing Page with links to all the posts so if you missed it the first time you can have a look now.

V4 Launch Weekend...
V4 Launch Weekend 
Firestorm Red Thunder Firestorm: Red Thunder is coming!
Firestorm: Red Thunder
is the first installment in an on-going campaign for Team Yankee that sees NATO and Warsaw Pact players fighting out the opening days of the Battle for Germany in August 1985.

The campaign can be played in a single intense day of gaming, or spread out over several weeks.

Find out more about Firestorm: Red Thunder here...

North Africa Comes To TANKS
TANKS is a fast paced skirmish game using 2-6 tanks per player where out maneuvering your opponent is just as important as out shooting them!

Over the past couple of weeks the TANKS team have been highlighting some of the new British and German models that are coming.

German Preview... 

British Preview...


Paris fait son (Team) Yankee

Paris fait son (Team) Yankee
A Team Yankee Tournament
Team Yankee France held its first Team Yankee tournament in Paris on Sunday June 18th. The 18th of June is a special date for French people as it’s the date of the famous “Call” from General De Gaulle, officially forming the Resistance in France and abroad in WW2. The events name “Paris fait son (Team) Yankee”, is a play on words in the French language about welcoming our American tourists to the capital, with the theme of the event being “welcoming”, “gathering” and “sharing”.

Paris fait son (Team) Yankee...

Battlefront Games Day in Moscow
On 18th of June 2017 Geek Wars store in cooperation with Voevoda club organized the Battlefront Games Day in Moscow, Russia.

As we’ve had a lot of newbies lately and we wanted some distraction from the ever-present competitive play, we decided to hold an event that would ensure every player brought their favorite army and found some great games to join!

Battlefront Games Day in Moscow...

Battlefront Games Day

Gaming Mats—an update

After an unexpected delay (involving a very late change of supplier) our new game mat has started reaching customers, who are now giving us their feedback.

Many are pleased with the mat, but others have expressed some concerns. The first thing worrying some people is creases in the material, from the way it is folded. These creases are temporary—we tested carefully this with sample mats before we approved the material for production. The nature of the neoprene is that the creases should gradually relax out if you keep the mat laying flat for a day or two.

Below: A gaming mat which has been smoothed out and left for a few hours on Battlefront's lunch-room table...

...compared to a brand new gaming mat fresh from the box.
Gaming mat - after a smoothing out the creases Gaming mat - fresh from the box

You can speed this up by gently ironing the mat through a towel. Use a low heat, and take care not to leave the iron in one place for too long or let the material get too hot.

You can avoid future creases by transporting by rolling it rather than folding it.

The bigger concern is that the actual dimensions of some mats are somewhat smaller than advertised. It seems this is because the material, which is fairly stretchy, was under slight tension when it was cut and printed, so it shrank back when the tension was released.

In many cases, removing the creases, either by ironing or waiting them to relax out on their own, will somewhat help with the size issue.

Carefully ironing the gaming mat

However, some people have made it clear that a mat that is at all smaller than the specified dimensions is no use to them—that is certainly fair.

Because this size issue is a failure of quality control on our part, we will be offering a full refund to anyone who is not happy with the mat they have received.

If you would like a refund, please return your mat to the place of purchase by 30 June.

If you have any questions, please email customerservice@battlefront.co.nz

Lessons From The Front: 4th Edition
Last Updated 22 June 2017

During the time that the fourth edition of Flames Of War has been out, players have asked questions about the game. The questions and their answers have been gathered into this document. Please note that this is an on-going project. 

~ Phil Yates, Game Designer.

Lessons From The Front: V4 (3 pages; .pdf; 182KB)...
Lessons From The Front: Early and Late-war (2 pages; .pdf; 178KB)...

Lessons From The Front: 4th Edition
 2017 Tournament Objective: Otherworldly Sarcophagus 2017 Tournament Objective
Otherworldly Sarcophagus
James provides some background and images of the brand new Tournament Objective for 2017. 

2017 Tournament Objective: Otherworldly Sarcophagus...

Mid War Nationals (and more!) at Historicon 2017
held 15 July 2017 at Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401, USA.

In celebration of the release of 4th Edition, we invite you to come to the Nationals and partake in the carnage. We would really appreciate your support and participation. We will not only be giving a limited edition objective to all participants but also will be giving out a massive amount of prize support.

Mid War Nationals at Historicon 2017...

Mid War Nationals at Historicon 2017

Additionally, the I-95 guys are running a Late-war 4th Edition D-Day Doubles event. To find out more head over to the forum for all the details.

The I-95 Late-war V4 D-Day Doubles Event at Historicon 2017...

Team Yankee

Team Yankee North American Nationals 2017
held 14 July 2017 at Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401, USA.

Also at Historicon this year we are proud to announce that in co-operation with WWPD we will be hosting the first ever Team Yankee National tournament on 14 July 2017 at Historicon in Fredericksburg Virginia.

Team Yankee Nationals at Historicon 2017...
Mission Selection at the Nationals...

Panzerschreck XVII 2017
held 15 - 16 July 2017 at Riverdale School Hall, Slacks Road, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

The Manawatu Duellists Society are once again proud to host the world's longest running Flames Of War tournament, Panzerschreck XVII. Being held this year at Riverdale School Hall, Slacks Road, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Panzerschreck XVII 2017... 

Panzerschreck XVII 2017

UK Team Yankee Grand Tournament 2017

UK Team Yankee Grand Tournament 2017
held 19 - 20 August 2017 at Sanctuary Gaming Centre, St. Michaels & All Angels Church, St. Michaels Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17 4GP, England.

The Reluctant Conscripts, in collaboration with Battlefront Miniatures, are proud to announce the 2017 edition of UK Grand Tournament for Team Yankee. The event is open to one and all and will be held at Sanctuary Gaming Centre in Sutton-in-Ashfield, England.

UK Team Yankee Grand Tournament 2017...

Canadian Nationals Tournament 2017
held 01 - 03 September 2017 at Residence Inn by Mariott Ottawa Downtown, 161 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa K1P 5J2.

The Canadian Nationals returns once more for their 2017 outing. Boasting players from all over Canada and the United States with support from both Battlefront and Perkins Hobby Shop, it's an event not to be missed. 

Canadian Nationals Tournament 2017...

Mid War Nationals at Historicon 2017

UK Flames Of War Grand Tournament 2017

UK Flames Of War Grand Tournament 2017
held 28 - 30 October 2017 at Battlefield Hobbies, 17 Brunel Close, Daventry NN11 8RB, Northamptonshire, England.

The Reluctant Conscripts, in collaboration with Battlefront Miniatures, are proud to announce the 2017 edition of UK Grand Tournament for Flames Of War. The event will be a Late-war competition open to one and all and will be held at Battlefield Hobbies in Daventry, the heart of England.

UK Flames Of War Grand Tournament 2017...

Looking For Information On Tournaments & Events? Looking For Information On Tournaments & Events?
We have an entire section of the website dedicated to tournaments and events; check it out.

Flames Of War Events Worldwide...

The Lost Oasis...

Chris and Casey update their V3 Early-war Soviets to V4...

Wayne's Hungarian Könnyüharckocsizó Század...

German Grand Tournament Report...

Changing A Tigers Stripes: Part One... 

Changing A Tiger's Stripes: Part Two...

Revolution! V4...

Andrew's Jock Column...

From the Desert To The Steppe (part 2)...

Eye Of The Tiger: Utilising The Tiger in Mid-war in Three Easy Steps... 

Tally-Ho!: British Tank Tactics in Mid-war...

Basing Early and Late-war Forces For 4th Edition...

Nationals Standards for North America...

From The Desert To The Steppe...

Phil's Armoured Regiment...

4th Edition Useful Downloads...

Taming The Tiger: How to Deal with a Tiger in Mid War...

Ace Of Base: Using The Desert Basing Kit...

Fire Mission: Artillery in 4th Edition...

More Bang For Your Buck...

Boot Camp Battle Report: Afrika Korps vs. Desert Rats...

May Releases

Grant Armoured Troop (Plastic) (BBX37)
Crusader Armoured Troop (Plastic) (BBX39)
Panzer III Tank Platoon (Plastic) (GBX96)
Afrika Korps Rifle Platoon (GE746)
Large Desert Building (BB223)
Extra Large Dune (BB220)
Desert Escarpments (BB217)

Panzer IV Tank Platoon (Plastic) (GBX97)
Marder (7.62cm) Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX101)
15cm Lorraine Schlepper Battery (GBX95)
Motor Platoon (Plastic) (BR753)
25 pdr Field Troop (Plastic) (BBX33)
Gaming Mat (48" x 72") (BB951)
Desert Oasis (BB219)
Large Dune (BB221)

Desert Rats Command Cards (FW241C)
Afrika Korps Command Cards (FW242C)
Fog Of War Objective Cards (FW007O)

June Releases

Universal Carrier Patrol (Plastic) (BBX35)
6 pdr Anti-tank Platoon (Plastic) (BBX38)
MMG Platoon & Mortar Section (Plastic) (BR754)
5cm Tank-hunter Platoon (Plastic) (GBX93)
Sd Kfz 221 & 222 Light Scout Troop (GBX92)
Sd Kfz 231 Heavy Scout Troop (GBX100)
Desert Administration Building (BB224)

Humber Armoured Car Troop (BBX34)
Bofors Light AA Troop (BBX36)
Hurricane Tank Busting Flight (BBX40)
Sd Kfz 10/4 2cm Light AA Platoon (GBX94)
Panzer II Light Tank Platoon (GBX102)
Ju 87 Stuka Dive Bomber Flight (GBX103)
Desert Scrubs (BBX226)

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