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Last Updated On Thursday, 31 July 2014.

This week's update includes fifteen articles, product spotlights, product reviews, video battle reports, podcasts, event reports, assembly guides & links for you to enjoy.

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Great War
Full rule set and army lists available free with Wargames Illustrated issue 322.
Battlefront TV:
Great War Battle Report
Phil commands Mitchell's Marauders as he take takes on Wayne and Biltz's Battlegroup in a Great War battle report using the Big Push mission.

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Mitchell's Marauders (GBRAB1)
Your rifle company is well-equipped for assaulting and crushing the enemy. Prepare your assault with your Mark IV tanks. They will pulverize Jerry’s gun nests with high-explosives and rake his trenches with machine-gun fire. Then send in your highly-trained rifle platoons to clear out the trenches and breakthrough.

Mitchell's Marauders (GBRAB1)...
Mitchell's Marauders (GBRAB1)
Mythbusting The Great War: Mud, Barbed Wire, and Machine-guns
Mythbusting The Great War:
Mud, Barbed Wire, and Machine-guns
The common perception of the First World War has brave soldiers, led by old and foolish generals, living in muddy trenches until the time comes to go ‘over the top’ in suicidal charges, slogging through mud while being mown down by machine-guns, until they reach the enemy wire where the handful of survivors are cut down.

Mythbusting The Great War: Mud, Barbed Wire, and Machine-guns...
Wargaming Myths Of The Great War
World War I wargaming… If you ask some gamers to describe what WWI wargames are like, you might hear some common words like: mud, trenches, barbed wire, attrition, and poison gas. Some may even describe the games as slow, static, tedious, or long grinding setpiece battles.

Wargaming Myths Of The Great War...
Wargaming Myths Of The Great War
WWPD: Great 
			War WWPD: Great War
Mitchell’s Marauders
The team at WWPD take a closer look at the British box set for Great War, Mitchell's Marauders.

Great War: Mitchell’s Marauders Part I: The Riflemen...
Great War: Mitchell's Marauders Part II: The Support Platoons...
Beyond The Foxholes Episode Sixteen:
Great War Special
In Act I, we join Ben and Winner Dave as they take us through the new Flames Of War era Great War. The guys talk about whats in the new book, a look at the missions, the British and German models and some of the extra bits coming out. Then in Act II the guys round out the episode with a look at the army lists, what they are planning to do.

Beyond The Foxholes Episode Sixteen: Great War Special...

Beyond The 
			Foxholes Episode Sixteen
Breakthrough Assault: Unboxing The Tommies Breakthrough Assault:
Unboxing The Tommies
Dave from Breakthrough Assault takes a look at the Mitchell's Marauders box set for Great War.

Unboxing The Tommies Part I...
Unboxing The Tommies Part II...
Great War Landing Page
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Great War 
			Landing Page
Assembling The Plastic Rifle Company Assembling The Plastic Rifle Company
Blake demonstrates how to assemble the new plastic US Rifle Company.

Assembling The Plastic Rifle Company...

M4A3 (late) Platoon (UBX44)
The M4A3 was developed as a replacement model for the M4 and M4A1. There are two major features that you can use to identify an M4A3 Sherman tank. While the M4A3 improved the breed, some things still needed to be addressed. One of the critical flaws was the fact that the tank’s ammo tended to catch on fire with practically every hit. To fix this, designers added ‘wet’ stowage ammo racks. They also added another hatch on the top of the turret to help the crew get out faster.

M4A3 (late) Platoon (UBX44)...

M4A3 
			(late) Platoon (UBX44)
WWPD: News 
			From The Front WWPD: News From The Front
Episode Seventy Nine
Live from Historicon! Steven, Luke and Dirty Jon are joined by Eric Riha, Craig Baxter and James Brown as they recap all of the antics at Historicon 2014. The guys give the results of several tournaments and talk about plans for upcoming events.

News From The Front: Episode Seventy Nine...
Boys & Their Toys:
A D-Day Display Game
Our local museum, the Museum of Somerset, was looking to hold a Father's Day event with a Boys and Their Toys theme. The concept was simple; invite a bunch of blokes who had a particularly manly or geeky hobby along to the museum and get them to exhibit it for the public to see if they’d like to get involved. On display were vintage cars, Lego, model trains but when they approached a group of local wargamers, the idea of a 70th Anniversary D-Day battle was hatched.

Boys & Their Toys: A D-Day Display Game...

Boys 
			& Their Toys: A D-Day Display Game
The 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 weeks question is in regards to launching an Assault into buildings

The Question Of The Week...
Win An Army!:
Help Support The Wounded Warrior Project

This is your chance to help the NOVA Open Charitable Foundation support the Wounded Warrior Project and go into the draw to win a fully-painted Flames Of War army.

Win An Army & Help Support The Wounded Warrior Project...

Win An Army & Help Support The Wounded Warrior Project
Flames of War Low Lands Tournament in the Netherlands
Flames Of War Low Lands Tournament in the Netherlands
On the 18 October 2014 Battlefront will be hosting a tournament in the Netherlands to determine the best Flames Of War player in the Low Lands.

Flames Of War Low Lands Tournament in the Netherlands...
Flames Of War At The 2014 European Team Championship
Flames Of War will feature once again at the 2014 European Team Championship being held 6 - 10 August 2014 in Novi Sad, Serbia.

Learn more about the 2014 European Team Championship here...
Flames Of War 
			At The 2014 European Team Championship
Early-war 
			Tournament At The Hall Of Heroes
Early-war Tournament At The Hall Of Heroes
The Hall Of Heroes is hosting an Early-war Flames Of War tournament on 6 - 7 December 2014. This event will be held at the in-store at 60 Queen Street, Campbelltown, NSW, Australia.

Learn more about this exciting event and sign-up here...

Australian Flames Of War Rankings
Presented by Panzer Angriff

The Panzer Angriff crew are pleased to announce the launching of their Australian Flames Of War Rankings. While rankings are not for everyone, we see it as an important step to show that the Australian Flames Of War Community is an active environment with many players and events.

Learn more about the Panzer Angriff Australian Ranking System here...
Australian Flames Of War Rankings
European 2014 
			Late-War Grand Tournament
European Late-War Grand Tournament
This is fourth year that we will be running the Late-war European Grand Tournament and we look forward to hosting yet another successful event.

European 2014 Late-War Grand Tournament...
Revising Naval Gunfire Support
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. We have been following the discussions about this with interest and evaluating possible changes to bring balance back to the force.

Revising Naval Gunfire Support...
Revising Naval Gunfire Support
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...

Mentioned in Despatches
Lessons From the Front:
Questions & Answers on Flames Of War
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 Front...
Lessons From the Front
The 2014 Tournament Objective: Local Defence Volunteers with Grocer's Van
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...
Recent Articles:

Radio Free Battlefront: Great War Overview...

WWPD Sneak Peek: Great War Part I - The Overview...

WWPD Sneak Peek: Great War Part II - The Army Lists...

WWPD Sneak Peek: Great War Part III - The Tanks...

WWPD Sneak Peek: Great War Part IV - The Missions...

Firestorm: Cherbourg & St. Lô...

Jagdtigers of 512. Schwere Panzerjagerkompanie...

US Mid-war Nationals at Historicon 2014...

WWPD Build & Paint: M26 Pershing & Super Pershing...

To The Bitter End...

Panzerschreck 2014 Report & Results...

Scary Biscuits Studios: Panzerschreck 2014...

Juno Beach: An After Action Report...

Beating The Big Cats...

Assembling The Grenadier Company II: The Late-war Grenadierkompanie...

The Clearing of Monte Pezza, 17 October 1944...

2014 Texas Nationals Report & Results...

Breakthrough Assault Review: M26 Pershing Platoon (UBX43)...

Diesel ‘N Dust Podcast Episode Seven...

WWPD: News From the Front Episode 78...

A Reluctant Hero: Fielding Otto Carrius in Flames Of War...

The US Army Half-track: Part One...

Assembling The Grenadier Company I: The Mid-war Grenadierkompanie...

Preview Of July's Product Releases...


July Releases

Flames Of War
Middle of July
GBX80 Carius

US108 M36B1 Jackson
US060 M4 Sherman Crocodile
US061 T1E3 Aunt Jemima Mine Rollers
GE823 Volkssturm Platoon

End of July
FW230A Remagen Bridge Mat
SU161 Quad Maksim AA MG
US053 M4A3 (105mm) HVSS
AC015 Arado 234 B
US056 M4A3E2 Jumbo (with 75mm & 76mm gun option)
UBX42 Rifle Company (Plastic)

Wargames Illustrated
WI322 Wargames Illustrated Issue 322

August's Releases

Great War
Early August Releases
GGEAB1 German Infantry Company (Army Deal)
GBRAB1 British Infantry Company (Army Deal)


Great War
Late August Releases
GGE100 A7V Tank (x2)
GBR080 Mark A Whippet Tank
GBR090 Mark IV Tank (x2)
GGE701 Infanteriekompanie HQ
GGE702 Infanterie Platoon
GGE704 Infanterie Machine-gun Platoon
GBR702 HQ & Rifle Platoon
GBR704 Machine-gun Platoon
BB182 Trenchline System

Wargames Illustrated
WI323 Wargames Illustrated Issue 323


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