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Last Updated On Thursday, 14 August 2014.

This week's update includes fifteen product spotlights, videos, briefings, 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.
Gale Force Nine At Gen Con 2014
John-Paul provides a walkthrough of what's in store at Gen Con 2014 for Gale Force Nine.

Gen Con 2014 is held between 14 - 17 August 2014 (US time) at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Learn more about Gen Con 2014 here...
Weekly “Spot the A7V” Twitter Game
To mark the entry of Flames Of War into another new period, we are going to use Twitter to give away some Great War tank boxes. It will essentially be like a big game of Battleship.

Each week we will post a battlefield map, marked with grid co-ordinates, on the Great War landing page (http://www.flamesofwar.com/greatwar) You can’t see it, but hidden in one of the squares is a sneaky A7V.

Learn more about our "Spot the A7V" Twitter game here...
Weekly “Spot the A7V” Twitter Game
Great War Facebook Painting Competition Great War Facebook Painting Competition
With the launch of the Great War range, we want to see your painted forces! We will be running a Facebook painting competition, where you can show off your freshly painted platoons, or just check our other people’s efforts and ‘Like’ your favourites.

Great War Facebook Painting Competition...
Iron Fortresses:
British & German Tanks Of World War One
The First World War was, more than anything, characterised by the grim reality of advanced military technology coupled with outdated military tactics. Open ground infantry engagements which had characterised so many previous European conflicts were obsolete in 1914 because of the rapid advances in integrated defensive systems.

Iron Fortresses: British & German Tanks Of World War One...

Iron Fortresses: British & German Tanks Of World War One
Assembling Mitchell's Marauders Assembling Mitchell's Marauders
Join Blake as he demonstrates how to assemble the entire contents of Mitchell's marauders for Great War.

Assembling Mitchell's Marauders...
New Great War Sub-Forums
We've provide Great War its own sections on the Flames Of War forum in order for you to discuss anything from the rule to modelling and painting the miniatures.


Great War Gaming Forum...
Great War Modelling & Painting Forum...

New Great War Sub-Forums
Mark IV (GBBX01) Mark IV (GBBX01)
The British Mark IV is a powerful weapon on the battlefield. Nearly invincible, these steel behemoths will crush enemy troops and blast open gun nests. ‘Female’ tanks will unleash a torrent of machine-gun fire, while ‘Male’ tanks will smash the enemy trench with high-explosive six-pounder fire.

Mark IV (GBBX01)...
Mark A Whippet Tank (GBR080)
While the Mark I and later the Mark IV tanks were excellent infantry support weapons, and could even create a substantial breach in an enemy line when used in numbers, they lacked the speed to exploit that gap. In late 1916, William Tritton proposed a faster vehicle to the Landships Committee which would be capable of filling this role on the battlefield.

Mark A Whippet Tank (GBR080)...

Mark A Whippet Tank (GBR080)
HQ & Rifle Platoon (GBR702) HQ & Rifle Platoon (GBR702)
After three long years of war, the British infantry are worn, but their courage has not dimmed. They can look to their officers to provide an example. The company’s major will draw his revolver and lead the men forward, as he has always done, to glorious victory.

HQ & Rifle Platoon (GBR702)...
Machine-gun Platoon (GBR704)
If there is one weapon that the British infantryman trusts more than his 303, it is the Vickers machine gun. The modern Vickers is a symbol of British industry. Sturdy, with a tripod for accuracy and water-cooled for sustained fire, it is supremely reliable.

Machine-gun Platoon (GBR704)...

Machine-gun Platoon (GBR704)
WWPD: Great War Landing Page WWPD:
Great War Landing Page

WWPD have created their own landing page providing links to their in-depth coverage of Great War.

WWPD: Great War Landing Page...
Breakthrough Assault:
OQF 18 pdr Guns and Vickers HMGs
Dave takes a closer look at the British OQF 18 pdr gun and Vickers HMGs for Great War.

OQF 18 pdr Guns and Vickers HMGs...

Breakthrough Assault: OQF 18 pdr Guns and Vickers HMGs
Breakthrough Assault: Painting Tommies
Breakthrough Assault:
Painting Tommies
Dave demonstrates how he painted his British for Great War.

Painting Tommies...
NOW OFFICIAL!
Climb to Glory: 10th Mountain Division in Italy, 1944 to 1945.
In the late 1930s many Americans were fascinated by the news reel footage coming from the Soviet-Finnish conflict. They were amazed by the massively outnumbered Fins daring exploits; ambushing supply columns, capturing supply depots, and attacking much larger Soviet forces and emerging victorious.

Climb to Glory: 10th Mountain Division in Italy, 1944 to 1945...

Climb to Glory: 10th Mountain Division in Italy, 1944 to 1945.
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 week's question is in regards to shooting at unarmoured tank teams.

The Question Of The Week...
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...
European 2014 
			Late-War Grand Tournament
Revising Naval Gunfire Support
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...
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...
Looking For Information On Tournaments & Events?

Mentioned in Despatches
Lessons From the Front
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...
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...
The 2014 Tournament Objective: Local Defence Volunteers with Grocer's Van
Recent Articles:

Over The Top: Using Normal Flames Of War Missions in the Great War...

Assembling Biltz's Battlegroup...

Biltz's Battlegroup Part I: The Infantry...

Biltz's Battlegroup Part II: Support Options...

Unboxing Ze Germans Part I...

Unboxing Ze Germans Part II...

Infanterie Platoon & 7.62cm Krupp Infantry Gun...

British Rifle Platoon...

Wargame At A World War II Museum...

Mythbusting The Great War: Mud, Barbed Wire, and Machine-guns...

Wargaming Myths Of The Great War...

Great War: Mitchell’s Marauders Part I: The Riflemen...

Great War: Mitchell's Marauders Part II: The Support Platoons...

Unboxing The Tommies Part I...

Unboxing The Tommies Part II...

Assembling The Plastic Rifle Company...

News From The Front: Episode Seventy Nine...

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

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

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...


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 Biltz's Battlegroup
GBRAB1 Mitchell's Marauders


Great War
Late August Releases
GGBX01 A7V Tank (x2)
GGE701 Infanteriekompanie HQ
GGE702 Infanterie Platoon

GGE704 Infanterie Machine-gun Platoon
GBR080 Mark A Whippet Tank
GBBX01 Mark IV
GBR702 HQ & Rifle Platoon
GBR704 Machine-gun Platoon
BB182 Trenchline System

Wargames Illustrated
WI323 Wargames Illustrated Issue 323


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