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Last Updated On Thursday, 18 September 2014.

This week's update includes ten announcements, product preview and reviews, competitions and links for you to enjoy.

THE EARLY-WAR SALE IS NOW LIVE!
Visit the Early-war section of the online store to view all of the Early-war products included in the sale...
Early-war Sale!
Early-war Sale Starts 19 September 2014 Early-war Sale: 19 September - 6 October 2014
Have a look in the online store, if you see this logo then you know you are going to be getting a great deal. We are excited to kick off the Early-war Sale and the celebrations about the upcoming book, Barbarossa. Whether you are taking the opportunity to pick some of the Early-war codes that have been difficult to get over the past few months or starting a completely new army this is the time to do it.

Q. What is this sale about?
A. Blisters and Boxes, Buy Two and Get Another FREE!
A. Blitzkrieg, Hellfire and Back, Burning Empires, and Rising Sun half off the retail price.

Find out more about the sale here…
Barbarossa Sneak Peek
Since we are celebrating the release of the Barbarossa next month we thought we would give you a little more information on what companies you can expect to find in this great book.

Barbarossa Sneak Peek...

Barbarossa Sneak Peek
Early-war Campaigns
Early-war Campaigns Early-war Campaigns:
Making The Most Of Your Early-war Forces
With the Early-war sale fast approaching, it’s a good time to examine your collection and find ways to improve upon it. One thing to explore at is getting the right force for a campaign. Currently there are two Firestorm campaigns available for Early-war; Firestorm Greece and Firestorm Norway. The Early-war sale will allow you to field forces for these campaigns at up to a 33% discount. These campaigns are free to download as a supplement to Early-war Games here on the Flames Of War website.

Early-war Campaigns...
Early-war Landing Page
We celebrate the Early-war sale by re-visiting Early-war. This week we begin with Blitzkrieg: The German Invasion of Poland and France 1939 - 1940.

Early-war Landing Page...

Party Like Its 1941
Operation Market Garden: 17 September 1944 - 17 September 2014 Operation Market Garden: 17 September 1944 - 17 September 2014 Driver Advance!
70th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden

For those in the Northern hemisphere today (17 September 2014) marks the 70th anniversary of the beginning of Operation Market Garden; the Allied operation to secure a crossing over the lower Rhine. Encircling Germany’s industrial heartland the Ruhr meant the war could of ende by Christmas 1944. Operation Market Garden was the subject of the Flames Of War compilations Market Garden and Bridge By Bridge.

Learn more about Market Garden here...
Learn more about Bridge By Bridge here...
Operation Market Garden 2014
Operation Market Garden 2014 are commemorating the 70th anniversary of Operation Market Garden from 14 September - 20 September 2014. Celebrations include a base camp at Veghel, military vehicles, re-enactments, and much more.

Visit the official Operation Market Garden 2014 website here…
Visit the official Operation Market Garden 2014 Facebook page here...
Operation Market Garden: 1944 - 2014
Weekly “Spot the A7V” Twitter Game
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 lan
ding page (http://www.flamesofwar.com/greatwar) You can’t see it, but hidden in one of the squares is a sneaky A7V.

This week's winner is @ScottMcKeen1! We'll be in contact with you soon regarding how to claim your prize.
Enter The Great War Facebook Painting Competition Now!
Just a quick reminder that we're 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...
Enter The Great War Facebook Painting Competition Now!
Brooklyn Wargaming Brooklyn Wargaming:
Fielding The Guards Armoured Division
Kimber from Brooklyn Wargaming shares with us his Guards Armoured Division.

Fielding The Guards Armoured Division: Part I...
Fielding The Guards Armoured Division: Part II...
Dice Devils Podcast:
Episode One
After a successful first podcast, Episode Zero introduced our little group as we dove into Flames Of War and other topics. We've just wrapped up episode 1 and it should be up this weekend! Myself, Tristan and Dennis dive right into Canadian Nationals, upcoming events and even some retro video game chatter.

Dice Devils Podcast: Episode One...

Dice Devils Podcast
The Esoteric Order of Gamers The Esoteric Order of Gamers:
A Visit To The Battlefront
Infiltrating the Battlefront Miniatures office, Universal Head sends back this report about the company behind Flames of War, Dust, and Gale Force Nine products.

A Visit To The Battlefront...
WWPD Great War Battle Report:
The Brits On The Offensive
Sean and Mitch from WWPD fight it out in a Great War battle report using the Big Push mission.

The Brits On The Offensive...

WWPD Great War Battle Report
Breakthrough Assault Breakthrough Assault:
Great War German A7V
Ben from Breakthrough Assault takes a closer look at the German A7V fro Great War.

Great War German A7V...
FlamesCon
FlamesCon is an annual wargaming and boardgame convention held in Auckland, New Zealand. It is the home of the Flames Of War Late-War Grand Tournament but also hosts a number of other exciting events and competitions for attendees.
Visit the official FlamesCon website here...
Registrations Now Open For CanCon 2015
CanCon 2015 will be hosting an Early-war and Mid-war tournament as well as the ever popular Night Flames. Registration is now open so make sure you secure your place early for this popular event.

Registrations Now Open For CanCon 2015…

Registrations Now Open For CanCon 2015
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. 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.

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...
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 Overloaded vehicles moving through terrain rated as Difficult Going.

The Question Of The Week...
The Question Of The Week

Mentioned in Despatches

Flames Of War Pricing
It has been four years in August since our last price rise and sadly material costs just keep on rising. As always we try and hold passing this impact on to you as long as possible but the time has come to increase prices. The price rise we have kept to an absolute minimum and it will only be inflationary. The local impact in currency is from 3.5% to 5.5% depending on the product and market as we have moved prices by 0.50¢ increments to not have odd $12.34 type numbers.

Retail stores were made aware of this change a few weeks ago so they have had time to do a final order at the old prices. This change is effective immediately and you should find the new prices show in our online store already. The good news is that we are increasing our core plastic range at a rate of knots and we are not increasing their retail price at all. Open Fire, books, and paints are also staying at the same great, current prices. This rise only affects resin and metal models.

~ John-Paul.

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Forces Of War!
For many years one of our play testers and proof readers Gregg Siter has in his spare time been running Easy Army. He created it out of a personal desire to have a tool to manage his armies but it has grown so that many other people can now do the same. For those of you who don’t know this is a force building software package that helps you create and use army lists. When we gave Gregg the okay right at the start to do this we always assumed this would evolve into something more and now that time has come.

Easy Army is going to evolve into Forces Of War. This will be an official Flames Of War army builder that at its core uses Easy Army but now will have more features and graphics than ever before. We still have a little more work to do until we can show you the final version but our goal is to have it up and running before our next book, Barbarossa, is out in October. Stay tuned for more news as we will be showing you what it looks like and how it will work in the coming weeks.

~ John Paul.

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...
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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

September's Releases

Flames Of War Releases
UBX44 M4A3 Sherman Platoon (Plastic)
 
Great War Releases
BB182 Trenchline System
GGE706 Stoss Platoon
GGE705 Regimental Support Platoons
GGE560 7.62cm Krupp IG (x2)
GGE570 7.7cm FK96 n.A. gun (x2)
GBR705 Trench Mortar Platoon
GBR571 OQF 18 pdr (x2)

BB183 Shattered Battlefields
BB184 Large Craters & Ruined House


Wargames Illustrated
WI324 Wargames Illustrated Issue 324


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