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Last Updated On Thursday, 25 August 2016.

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The Ardennes Offensive Bulge Compilations The Battle of the Bulge
Bulge Compilations Preview Bulge Compilations Preview

Our two new hard-cover books compile Blood, Guts & Glory, Devil's Charge and Nuts, along with plenty of exciting new Intelligence Brieifings for German, American and British forces in the final stages of the war.

A limited edition featuring both books in a special slip case will be released on 3 September 2016, and the individual books will be available two weeks later.

Bulge Compilations Preview...

New All-Plastic Army Deals

Also on 3 September we are pleased to bring you new army box sets for each of the major combatant nations in WWII.

Designed to give new players everything they need to start playing Flames Of War, each army deal includes a copy of the pocket-size Flames Of War rulebook as well as a softcover Intelligence Briefing book suitable for each army.

And for veteran players, these deals are a great-value expansion your existing army.

Rommel's Wolves (GEAB13) Rommel's Wolves (GEAB13)

Rommel’s Wolves features a powerful German Tank Company with seven power Panther G medium tanks, three deadly Jagdpanther tank destroyers and a full-strength Gepanzerte Panzergrenadier Platoon in their SdKfz 251 half-tracks.

Rommel’s Wolves is based on a Panzer Kampfgruppe from Desperate Measures, which is included in the box.

Rommel's Wolves (GEAB13)...

Stalin's Bears (SUAB07)

Stalin’s Bears is based on a Hero Guards Heavy Tank Regiment from Berlin.

It is a truly formidable Soviet tank army, with a total of six IS-2 heavy tanks, three ISU-122 heavy assault guns and four T-34/85 obr 1944 medium tanks.

Stalin's Bears (SUAB07)...

Stalin's Bears (SUAB07)
Monty's Hounds (BRAB08) Monty's Hounds (BRAB08)

Monty’s Hounds gives you a British Armoured Squadron from Nachtjäger, based around the versatile Comet tank cruiser tank.

The army box contains a total of seven Comet tanks, supported by a Motor Platoon who ride into battle in their four M5 half-tracks.

Monty's Hounds (BRAB08)...

Patton's Eagles (USAB07)

Patton’s Eagles is the new American army deal, based on a Tank Company from Bridge at Remagen.

It includes five versatile M4A3 Sherman tanks, with an impressive number of possible variants, allowing you to customise your army list to your perfect points level. The Shermans are supported by three M26 Pershing heavy tanks and a full-strength Armored Rifle Platoon with five M3 half-tracks.

Patton's Eagles (USAB07)...

Patton's Eagles (USAB07)

WWPD: Commonwealth Forces  in The Battle Of The Bulge WWPD: Commonwealth Forces
in The Battle Of The Bulge

Although popular history remembers The Battle of the Bulge as a struggle between the Germans and Americans, British and Commonwealth units also played a very important role in the campaign, and are one of the key additions to the new compilation. Mitch Reed, a keen player of Commonwealth armies, looks at the details of the new lists.

WWPD: Commonwealth Forces in The Battle Of The Bulge...

Breakthrough Assault: Old Blood and Guts
American Lists in The Battle of the Bulge

Of the Allied lists in The Battle of the Bulge, the Americans will be the most familiar, as they appeared in the Briefings which comprise the compilation. However, important work has been done to address gameplay and balance, which Gary Martin describes in this preview.

Breakthrough Assault: Old Blood and Guts...

Breakthrough Assault: Old Blood and Guts

TANKS
Jackson Tank Expansion Jackson Tank Expansion

A new spotlight is on the TANKS site for an expansion being released in October. The Jackson Tank Expansion will have options to build the M36 Jackson or the M10, two of America's deadliest  tank hunters. As well as giving you two new tank cards, this expansion will also include five brand new Crew and Upgrade cards.

TANKS: Jackson Tank Expansion...


New Battlefront Staff Member

We’re pleased to welcome a new member to our Auckland design studio. Charlie Roberts hails from the UK, but he is currently on an extended working holiday in New Zealand. With a background in video and photography, Charlie will be assisting with our web content.

Charlie Roberts
Job Opportunity at Battlefront Nottingham Job Opportunities with Battlefront
Sales expert needed

Battlefront is looking for candidates to join our UK and USA offices. We need some quick-thinking, personable, driven and hardworking sales people who are passionate about gaming and tabletop miniatures.

Job Opportunites with Battlefront...


NOVA Open Charity Raffle 2016

The NOVA Open Charitable Foundation was created in 2013 to bring together the efforts of miniature painters as a form of fundraising for worthy causes. For the third year running, NOCF are raffling a Flames Of War army skillfully painted by Steve McCuen to raise money for Doctors Without Borders. For only $1 you can enter the draw to win a fantastic Late War Soviet Tank army.

NOVA Open Charity Raffle 2016...

NOVA Open Charity Raffle 2016
Nova Open Charity Raffle 2016

Events
Guns of August Charity Re-roll Tournament

Guns of August
Charity Re-roll Tournament
August 27 – Williamsburg, Virgina

Good luck to everyone playing in this weekend's charity re-roll tournament at the Guns of August convention in Williamsburg, Virginia, raising money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Guns of August Charity Re-roll Tournament...

WWPD: ETC Debrief Part 1

Michał Jóźwiak (formerly of the Sexy Sixes blog, now on Facebook) shares his experience of this year’s ETC as part of the victorious Team Poland. He initially wasn’t keen on playing a tank force, but he found himself pleasantly surprised.

WWPD: ETC Debrief Part 1...

WWPD: ETC Debrief Part 1
Breakthrough Assault: Team Wales ETC AAR Breakthrough Assault:
Team Wales ETC AAR

Mark Goddard recounts the ETC adventures of Team Wales, who achieved their goal of placing in the top 8, and who won and the best painted team prized for the second year.

Breakthrough Assault: Team Wales ETC AAR...


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...

Question of the Week

The Question Of The Week
The Question Of The Week offers Flames Of War players a chance to expand their knowledge and become better players. This week’s question involves calculating the effect of artillery bombardments on tanks.

The Question Of The Week...


Mentioned in Despatches
Special Order Plastics Special Order Plastics
All sprues now available individually

By now our library of plastic models has gotten quite large, and we are proud of the variety and quality of the units available. There are always reasons why you might need just one model without wanting to buy a whole platoon box. Perhaps you just need one more tank to fill out your optimal army build, or maybe you’d like to try a conversion project. Due to popular demand, we are now pleased to make each of our plastic sprues now available individually, giving you complete flexibility.

Special Order Plastics...

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Upcoming Releases
Bulge Compilations

The Battle of the Bulge: Allied Forces on the German Border, September 1944 – February 1945 (FW120)

The Ardennes Offensive: German Forces in Lorraine and the Ardennes, September 1944 – February 1945 (FW121)

All Plastic Army Deals

Rommel's Wolves – German Army Deal (GEAB13)
Stalin's Bears – Soviet Army Deal (SUAB07)

Monty's Hounds – British Army Deal (GEAB08)
Patton's Eagles – US Army Deal (USAB07)

September Releases
Tank Destroyer Platoon (Plastic) (UBX49) M5A1 Stuart (remastered) (US005)
Caen Church (BB208)

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Last Updated On Thursday, August 25, 2016 by James at Battlefront
 
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