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Last Updated On Thursday, 19 May 2016.

This week's update includes ten articles and links for you to enjoy.


Pacific Product Spotlights
Type 97 Te-Ke Platoon (JBX05) Type 97 Te-Ke Platoon (JBX05)

The tiny Type 97 Te-Ke tankette was used as a reconnissance tank, and was built for speed rather than combat. However some versions did mount a 37mm gun that would give the little tank quite a sting.

Type 97 Te-Ke Platoon (JBX05)...

Type 2 Ka-Mi Platoon (JBX06)

The Type 2 Ka-Mi amphibious tank was developed for the Japanese Imperial Navy to be used for amphibious operations by the Special Naval Landing Forves (SNLF). It was based ont the armament and running gear of the type 95 Ha-Go light tank with a sophisticated system of detachable flotation systems for amphibious operations.

Type 2 Ka-Mi Platoon (JBX06)...

Type 2 Ka-Mi Platoon (JBX06)
Mitsubishi Zero (AC017) Mitsubishi Zero (AC017)

Originally designed as a carrier-based fighter, the Mitsubishi Zero was one the the most capable aircraft at the beginning of the war, combining excellent manoeuverability and a long range.

The Zero could also conduct ground attacks with a mix of cannon, machine-guns and a light bomb load.

Mitsubishi Zero (AC017)...


They Came From the Sea – Amphibious Tanks in the Pacific They Came From the Sea
Amphibious Tanks in the Pacific – Part 2

Few military operations are as difficult or risky as landing troops on an enemy beach. Amphibious tank can really help to even the odds.

This week Chris Townley discusses his favourite list from Banzai, based around a truly strange-looking machine, the Japanese Type 2 Ka Mi Amphibious Tank.

They Came From the Sea:
Amphibious Tanks in the Pacific – Part 2...


Team Yankee: World War III
Leopard: West Germans in World War III Leopard Preview
West Germans in World War III

A third nation is about to enter the Third World War, with the arrival in July of the forces of West Germany with Leopard.

Leopard Preview...


TANKS
How to Play TANKS
Phases

Learn how to play TANKS, the World War II Tank Skirmish Game. In this rules video, Sean covers the three phases that make up a turn, as well as how tanks move and shoot.

How to Play TANKS – Phases...


2016 Premium Property Subscription 2016 Premium Property Update

Production has been completed a week ahead of schedule for the second instalment in our Premium Property range, the Ruined Building, and it is now on its way to our distribution warehouses.

This is great news, as it gives us plenty of time to deliver this building on schedule, even if there are customs delays or other unforeseen hold-ups.

2016 Premium Property Update

2016 Premium Property Update

2016 Premium Property Update

Events
German Grand Tournament 2016 Report German Grand Tournament 2016 Report

Last month was the inaugural Flames Of War German Grand Tournament, and it was a highly successful event, with 58 players from eight different countries descending on Heiligenhaus in the Bergisch mountains outside Düsseldorf. Bret Donaghy brings us photos and results.

German Grand Tournament 2016 Report...

Fire in the East – NJCON
10-11 June, New Jersey Convention and Expo Center 

Fire In The East (NJCON) is New Jersey’s Premier Wargaming Convention. 2016 will be the 8th year of great gaming at NJCON. Friday night will feature an Arab-Israeli night battle. And Saturday will a Flames Of War tournament, giving players a chance to test their Historicon list against some of the best players in the game.

Fire in the East – NJCON...

Fire in the East - NJCON
Canberra Gaming Society Firestorm Overlord at WinterCon

Ken Snell and the Canberra Gaming Society will be hosting a Firestorm Overlord campaign at Wintercon on the weekend of 16-17 July.

Firestorm Overlord at WinterCon...

Firestorm Overlord
FOW Regina Rifles Tour Of Duty
Demonstration

Lance Matthew of the FOW Regina Rifles hosts regular tournaments and demonstration games at Tramp's Comics and Games in Regina, Saskatchewan. Recently he put on a game to show off Flames Of War Vietnam.

FOW Regina Rifles Tour Of Duty Demonstration...

FOW Regina Rifles
UK Grand Tournament 2016

This year's UK Grand Tournament will take place at Battlefield Hobbies in October.

It is shaping up to be a fantastic tournament, and all 74 places for the tournament have now been booked. 

UK Grand Tournament 2016...

UK Grand Tournament 2016
Manawatu Duellists Society Panzerschreck XV 2016

Panzerschreck is the world’s oldest Flames Of War tournament. Exactly how old is perhaps subject to debate, because the first Panzerschreck was held in 2000, before the first edition rulebook was published, using the playtest rules. However, this year’s event is officially number ‘XV’, not ‘XVI’, leading some of us to suspect the numbering has inadvertently missed a ‘I’ somewhere along the way. Nevertheless, it is always a fantastic event, and a chance to play against several Battlefront staff members (for those of you who are interested in that sort of thing).

Panzerschreck XV 2016...


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 is about conducting anti-aircraft fire.

The Question Of The Week...


Mentioned in Despatches
Behind Enemy Lines Episode 25

In the latest episode of the Behind Enemy Lines podcast, the guys interview Battlefront rules writer Andrew Haught  and graphic designer Sean Goodison about the new fast-play tank skirmish game, TANKS.

Behind Enemy Lines Episode 25...

Behind Enemy Lines

Recent Articles

They Came From the Sea:
Amphibious Tanks in the Pacific – Part 1...

Behind Enemy Lines Episode 25...

House of Hengist: Vietnam Tester 1...

Battle on the Mississippi 2016.2...

Welcome to the Pacific... 

Staff Pacific Armies: Chris's Marine Amphibian Tank Company...

BrisCon 2016 Report...

Pacific Basing Ideas...

Staff Pacific Armies: Andrew's Ka-Mi Amphibious Tank Company...

Behind Enemy Lines: Adding Improvised Armour to an M4A3...

Individual Colours Of War Paints...

Photos from Salute 2016...

Painting Japanese Tanks...

US Tank Painting Guide...

Island Landing Battle Report - Part 2...

Island Landing Battle Report - Part 1...

Behind Enemy Lines Episode 24...

WWPD: News From The Front Episode 102...

WWPD: USMC vs Japanese Beach Assault...

AdeptiCon 2016 Report... 

Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima – 2016 Tournament Objective...

Painting Team Yankee American Infantry...

Painting Team Yankee Soviet Infantry...


Upcoming Releases
Flames Of War Pacific – April - June

United States of America

FW306 Gung-Ho: US Marine Corps in the Pacific

USAB06 Gator's Amtracks – US Marine Tank Company

UBX45 Amphibian Tank Platoon
UBX46 LVT(4) Amtrac Section
UBX47 Marine Rocket Launcher Battery
US045 M4A2 Sherman
US509 M3A1 37mm Anti-tank Gun
US548 20mm Twin Mk 4 anti-aircraft gun
US772 Marine Rifle Platoon
US773 Company Machine-gun Platoon
US774 Machine-gun Platoon
US775 Mortar Platoon
US776 Marine Engineer Assault Section

AC016 F4U Corsair

TK037 US Marines Token Set
TO025 US Marines Objective Set

Japan

FW307 Banzai: Imperial Japanese Forces in the Pacific

JBX05 Type 97 Te-Ke Platoon
JBX06 Type 2 Ka-Mi Platoon
JBX07 Type 1 Ho-Ni Platoon
JBX08 Type 4 Ho-Ro Platoon
JBX09 Type 97 Chi-Ha Platoon

JP510 Type 1 47mm gun
JP541 Type 98 20mm
JP550 Type 88 75mm Heavy Anti-aircraft Gun
JP575 Type 91 105mm
JP705 Mortar Platoon
JP707 Hohei Weapons Platoon

AC017 Mitsubishi Zero

TK032 Japanese Token Set
TO020 Japanese Objective Set

Battlefield in a Box Pacific Terrain
FW306A Pacific Beach Landing Mats
BB187 Jungle Bushes

BB196 Island Huts
BB197 Island Palms


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Last Updated On Sunday, May 22, 2016 by James at Battlefront
 
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