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Last Updated On Thursday, 23 October
This week's update includes nineteen different articles
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||FlamesCon 2014 Results
This year’s edition of FlamesCon held last weekend featured four exciting
Flames Of War events; a one-day Early, Mid and Late-war tournament in addition to the
traditional two-day Late-war event.
An After Action Report
Battlefront's own Mike Haught shares his experences at FlamesCon 2014.
FlamesCon 2014: An
||More Plastics At FlamesCon!
Chris provides a sneak peek at some of the upcoming plastics releases on display
at FlamesCon 2014.
More Plastics At
|Beasts Of War
Plastic Panzergrenadier Platoon
The team at Beasts Of War unbox the German plastic Panzergrenadier Platoon.
|Infanterie Platoon (Greatcoat)
matter their transport situation, Infanterie Platoons are well-armed
with a MG-34 machine-gun in each squad and access to anti-tank rifles
and Panzerknacker teams.
||HMG Platoon (Greatcoat)
Armed with the versatile MG34, the HMG platoons of the German army were able to
pour fire into an enemy to either suppress them in attack or pin them down in defence.
|Mortar Platoon (Greatcoat)
While the mortar platoons of the Allied armies have just two tubes,
the German equivalent has six 8cm GW34 mortars. This gives the commander
of a German infantry battalion timely and flexible local artillery
support in a way that the Allies can not match.
||Anti-tank Crews (Greatcoat)
The Panzerjäger Abteilung of a panzer division is equipped with
3.7cm PaK36 light anti-tank guns as well as new medium 5cm PaK38 anti-tank guns.
The artillery of the divisions sent to invade the Soviet Union have been almost
universally equipped with the excellent 10.5cm leFH18 howitzer. This sturdy howitzer has superior
hitting power than Soviet field guns who still mostly rely on lighter 7.62cm models.
||Light Mortar Team (Greatcoat)
The 5cm leichter Granatwerfer 36 (or 5cm leGrW 36) was developed for
the purpose of engaging targets outside of distances which a hand grenade could be thrown. It was
standard issue for every German infantry platoon at the beginning of war.
Light Mortar Team
|Anti-tank Rifle Team
The Panzerbüchse 39 (or PzB 39) was the standard anti-tank rifle
of the German Army during the early stages of the Second World War. A refined version of the earlier
Panzerbüchse 38, the PzB 39 fired the same specially designed cartridge as it predicator;
a 7.92mm projectile housed in a large 94mm long case known as the 7.92x94 Patronen.
Anti-tank Rifle Team
Soviet Tank Slogans
Evan demonstrates an alternate way of adding slogans to your Soviet tanks.
|Revising Naval Gunfire
Naval Gunfire Support (NGFS) in Flames Of War has been receiving a lot
of attention lately, with a lot of people finding it rather too effective. Battlefront put out a
suggested change to the rules for public feedback. Having reviewed the feedback, we’ve decided to
try a different approach to see how that works.
|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
|The Question Of The
The Question Of The Week offers Flames Of War players a
chance to expand their knowledge and become better players. This weeks question
is in regards to rolling To Hit with Artillery bombardments.
Question Of The Week...
|Changes To The Book Pricing
Over the last ten years we have constantly tried to add more value to
our printed products while at the same time keeping the design and
quality at the highest level. Due to a growth in our buying power
(thanks to your support and an ever-growing player base) we have
recently secured a new long-term printing contract that allows us to
print for a much lower price. These savings will be reflected in the
marketplace by a lowering in price of our entire Flames Of War paper
Changes To The Book
Tanks-A-Lot For Supporting The Early-war
Thanks to everyone that took part in the recent Early-war Sale over
the past couple of weeks. Already we have had plenty of feedback from
customers that have received full or partial orders and the team in the
factory is working on getting out out-of-stock items produced as soon as
possible. Looking at the sale stats it is great to see so many new
Soviet and German armies being built in preparation for Barbarossa!
Right: Panzer III hulls being demoulded.
|Lessons From the
Questions & Answers on Flames Of
Two 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.
Lessons From the
|The 2014 Tournament Objective:
Local Defence Volunteers with Grocer's
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
2014 Tournament Objective: Local Defence Volunteers with Grocer's
Last Updated On Thursday, October 23, 2014 by Blake at Battlefront