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Last Updated On Thursday, 10 April 2014.

This week's update includes fourteen articles, product spotlights and links for you to enjoy.

Armored Rifle Platoon (UBX41) Armored Rifle Platoon (UBX41)
All New Plastic Box Set
Dismounting from their M3 half-track, the armoured infantry lay down a withering fire with their machine guns, mortar, semi-automatic Garand rifles, and bazookas.

Armored Rifle Platoon (UBX41)...
Armored and Dangerous Part One:
Fielding The US Armored Rifle Company
I’m going to let you in on a not-so-well-kept secret; the US Armoured Rifle Company are the single best company in Flames Of War.

Armored and Dangerous Part One...

Armored and Dangerous Part One: Fielding The US Armored Rifle Company
Mechanised Ace Additional Content Mechanised Aces Additional Content
Featured in Wargames Illustrated issue 318, Mechanised Aces is a build-up campaign system that allows players to expand their armies over time. In this article we provide the additional content to assist you in running an Mechanised Aces campaign.

Mechanised Ace Additional Content...
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
AdeptiCon 2014: Winner & Results
AdeptiCon 2014:
Winner & Results
We present the winner and results from the US Late-war Nationals held this past weekend at AdeptoCon 2014.

AdeptiCon 2014: Winner & Results...

6th South African Armoured Division: Part One
The idea of a South African Armoured Division was born out of the chaos of the Western Desert Campaign, the Officers in the 1st and 2nd South African Infantry Divisions felt the need for their own armour instead of depending on other Commonwealth Armoured Units.

6th South African Armoured Division: Part One...
6th South African Armoured Division: Part One
Mind Over Matter: Finnish Anti-tank Weapons and Tactics
Mind Over Matter:
Finnish Anti-tank Weapons and Tactics
With only limited weapons and little initial training the Finns destroyed incredible numbers of Red Army tanks during the Winter War. They recovered quickly from their initial shock at the mass numbers of tanks used by the Soviets and adapted their tactics and weapons to deal with the Red tanks, fighting them to a standstill in the first half of the war.

Mind Over Matter: Finnish Anti-tank Weapons and Tactics...

Firestorm Norway:
A Sneak Peek
Next week will see the latest edition of my Firestorm campaigns become available, Firestorm Norway. With Early-war Norwegians now available as a PDF briefing, everything was in place to cover the Weserübung campaign or the battle for Norway and Denmark.

Firestorm Norway: A Sneak Peek...
Firestorm Norway: A Sneak Peek
Painting Days At The Goblin Trader Painting Days At The Goblin Trader
The guys from ModelBrush are hosting more painting days at Goblin Trader in Madrid, Spain on 19 - 20 April. They will be demonstrating the basic steps for using an airbrush to paint Flames Of War tanks for those people who are just starting out. They have sixteen places available and will be covering subjects such as priming, applying the base colour, highlighting, adding camouflage and varnishing.

Visit the Goblin Trader website here...
New Flames Of War Stockist in Badajoz, Spain
Battlefront Miniatures would like to welcome a new Flames Of War stockist in Badajoz, Spain; Espina Hobbies who will be joining us in 2014.

New Flames Of War Stockist in Badajoz, Spain...

New Flames Of War Stockist in Badajoz, Spain
More Finns For Early-war More Finns For Early-war
We've expanded the Finnish (Winter) range for Early-war with the inclusion of the Artillery Group; Anti-tank Gun Group; AA Gun Crew and the Sissi Troops. These codes will be available via the Special Order range.

Finnish Artillery Group (Winter) (FSO112)...
Finnish Anti-tank Gun Group (Winter) (FSO113)...
Finnish AA Gun Crew (Winter) (FSO114)...
Finnish Sissi Troops (Winter) (FSO115)...
Wargames Illustrated Issue 318 Promotional Video
Wargames Illustrated issue 318 goes on sale at the end of the March, but you can purchase a copy today via the Wargames Illustrated website, or as a digital download.

Visit the Wargames Illustrated online store here...

Watch the promotional video for issue 318 here.

Breakthrough Assault: The Road to The Art of War Breakthrough Assault:
The Road to The Art of War
Ben from Breakthrough Assault shows off his Soviet Tankovy from Desperate Measures that he plans on fielding at the upcoming Late-war event The Art Of War.

Breakthrough Assault: The Road to The Art of War...
The Question Of The Week:
Back To Basics
The Question Of The Week: Back To Basics series offers players new to Flames Of War a chance to expand their knowledge and become better players. This weeks question is in regards to Movement by Wheeled vehicles along roads.

The Question Of The Week: Back To Basics...
The Question Of The Week: Back To Basics
The After Action Report Project Continues
The After Action Report Project Continues
A good portion of game design is listening to feedback to make a better game. There are all sorts of ways to get this feedback but the hardest part is collating and interpreting the data. With the advent of simple-to-use forms and spreadsheets from places like Google drive, it makes a lot of sense to use these tools moving forward to keep Flames Of War the great game that it is.


Learn how to you can contribute to the After Action Report Project here...
Looking for information on Tournaments and Events?
We have an entire section of the website dedicated to tournaments and events, check it out.

Flames Of War Events Worldwide...
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Mentioned in Despatches
Vietnam Stocktaking Sale Announcement Vietnam Stocktaking Sale Announcement
Within a few days of launching of the Vietnam Stocktaking Sale, we realised that the demand was going to quickly outstrip the stock that we had on hand. So we chose to open it up and make more so everyone could join the fight. At that time we made a commitment to everyone that we would ship out everything that we could immediately, and the rest of the orders within two to three weeks once additional stocks were made and shipped around the world. With the close of the sale earlier this week the factory has been busy making everything necessary to fulfil these orders and the first of the restock orders will be leaving the factory shortly.
We have been shipping out the oldest orders first so many of you should have already received parts (or all) of your orders, but if you placed your order in the last few days of the sale it will still be another two to three weeks before you can expect all your reinforcements as the factory needs to make much more stock than we initially planned. 
 
Thank you for getting in behind Flames Of War Vietnam and stay tuned to the Flames Of War website for more updates.
Italian Compilations Fortress Italy and Road To Road On Sale Now
Road To Rome
and Fortress Italy are our two new compilations covering the Italy campaign for 1944 and 1945. However, as well as compiling the forces from Dogs & Devils and Cassino, we’ve added a whole heap of new forces. With those two books covering just Anzio and the battles of Cassino, we took the opportunity to add so much more to these two books, expanding the range of forces out to 1945 and the end of the campaign.

Learn more about the Italian Compilations here...
Italian Compilations
Lessons From The Front
Lessons From The Front:
Last Updated 27 March 2014
Few 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. Phil’s also added Our Man in Saigon, a similar set of questions and answers for Tour of Duty, the Vietnam War intelligence briefing and Our Man in the Middle-East covering Fate Of A Nation.

Lessons From The Front...
The WWPD Rankings System
With the demise of Rankings HQ as our sole source of Flames Of War Rankings for the USA, the WWPD crew decided to look into creating a system to provide that same service to the Flames Of War player community.

The WWPD Rankings System...
The WWPD Rankings System
The Golden Panzer!

The Golden Panzer!
We’re so excited about our new plastic Panzer IV H that we really wanted to have a fun contest to coincide with its release. By happy coincidence, the earliest test 'shots' we received of the tank were done in a shiny faux-gold plastic; we asked the factory to just use whatever plastic they were working with at the time to save them trouble.

The Golden Panzer!...

Left: Battlefront Malaysia’s General Manager Jeff Brooks packs the Golden Panzers along with the accompanying Golden Tickets.

Red Bear (Revised Edition) Errata
Updated 4 February 2014
Wayne presents the latest updated to the Red Bear (Revised Edition) Errata.

Red Bear (Revised Edition) Errata...
Red Bear (Revised Edition) Errata
Italy Battles (FW229)
Italy Battles (FW229)
Italy Battles contains the best scenarios from the original Dogs & Devils and Cassino books, as well as the Battlefront Studio’s favourite web and Wargames Illustrated scenarios, and updates them for the third edition of Flames Of War, and the two Italy compilations: Road to Rome and Fortress Italy. Italy Battles also includes rules for running Linked Mission Campaigns and Axis Of Attack Campaigns, including Axis Of Attack campaigns for Anzio and Cassino.

Italy Battles (FW229)...
The 29th Infantry Division: October 1944 - February 1945
As featured in Wargames Illustrated Issue 317, we offer the complete Intelligence Briefing for the 29th Infantry Division between October 1944 - February 1945.

The 29th Infantry Division: October 1944 - February 1945...
The 29th Infantry Division: October 1944 - February 1945
Recent Articles:

Preview Of The Plastic Armored Rifle Platoon... 

A Guide To Using The Arab and Jordanian Decal Set...

WWPD Review: Plastic Tank Killer Company...

It's A Small World...

WWPD Review: T-54 or T-55 Platoon Review...

Open All Hours: Adding Window Detail To The Corner Store... 

WWDP Review: Fortress Italy...

WWDP Review: Road To Rome...

Battle Badgers Review: The Plastic IV H Platoon...

The Best From 'The Boot'...

Late Model Panzer IIIs...

Andrew’s Churchills in Italy...

Breakthrough Assault: Plastic Panzer IV H Review...

WWPD: Plastic Panzer IV H Review...

Diving Eagles!...

Props Forever!: The A-1H Skyraider In Vietnam...

Painting The A-1H Skyraider...

Australian Centurion Tank Operations in Vietnam...

Panzer IV H Colour Schemes...

Unit Spotlight: Đặc Công (Special Tasks) Company...

Breakthrough Assault: Tank Killer Company Review...

Hornisse...

Panzer IV H: Making Lists With the German Workhorse...

Divide & Conquer: Pocket Battle For Flames Of War...

I Came To The Land Of Ice & Snow...

New Flames Of War Stockist in Valencia...

Battlefields Of The Six-Day War...

New Flames Of War Stockist in Norwalk...

WWPD: After Action Report...

When Russian Tanks Led The World...

Colours Of '67...

Hungarian Corps Troops...

Missions Of '67...

WWDP: Battlecry 2014 After Action Report...

Breakthrough Assault: Italy Battles Review...

Beyond the Elbe (a lot) to Hungary!...

The Six-Day War...

Flames Of War On A Grand Scale...

The Tanks Of '67...

Flames Of War At Legions Hobbies & Games...

Rising Tons...

Visiting The Musée de L'Armée...

New Flames Of War Stockist in Indianapolis...

Flames Of War Eastern Canadian National...

Breakthough Assault: After Action Report...

Made in Malaysia: A Tour Of The Battlefront Factory...

International TableTop Day...

Putting Them To The Test...


March's Releases

Flames Of War
FW406 Italy Compilation
FW229 Italy Battles
GBX15 Tiger I E Platoon
GE728 Tank Hunters
AC014 Oberst Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1:144)
GBX76 Panzergrenadier Platoon (Plastic)
JP565 Type 41 75mm Infantry Gun
JP570 Type 38 75mm Gun

Tour Of Duty
VPA940 PAVN Decal Sheets

Battlefield In A Box
BB514 River Bends
BB515 River Fords

Wargames Illusrated
WI318 Wargames Illustrated Issue 318

April's Releases

Flames Of War
AC013 Spitfire IX (1:144)
BR767 Gurkha Rifle Platoon
BR114 Firefly IC
BSO108 Private Ernest 'Smokey' Smith (Special Order)
BSO192 Staghound III Turret (x2) (Special Order)
FR805 Goum Mortar Platoon
FR812 Tirailleurs Platoon (Italy)
GSO161 HG Artillery Group (Special Order)
GE683 P40 Turret
UBX41 Armoured Rifle Platoon (Plastic)
FSO112 Artillery Group (Winter) (Special Order)
FSO113 Anti-tank Gun Group (Winter) (Special Order)
FSO114 AA Gun Crew (Winter) (Special Order)
FSO115 Sissi Troops (Winter) (Special Order)

Battlefield In A Box
BB512 River Forks
BB513 River Islands

Wargames Illustrated
WI319 Wargames Illustrated Issue 319

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Last Updated On Thursday, April 10, 2014 by Chris at Battlefront
 
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