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Last Updated On Thursday, 21 May 2015.

This week's update includes 9 different articles and links for you to enjoy.

Battlefront HQ is moving - no update this week

Our head office in Auckland, New Zealand is relocating. The long-term lease on our building has come to an end. Although we have known it was coming, it is a slightly emotional time for us all, as we will miss our waterfront office. We are moving just across town to Parnell.

Goodbye, old office Hello, new office
We will be back to our regular update schedule starting from Thursday, June 4. 

Freelance Sculptors Required
both Digital and Hand disciplines
Battlefront Logo Gale Force Nine Logo

Battlefront is a New Zealand-based games company that has been making Flames Of War, a 15mm WWII wargame, for 15 years. We take pride in the quality and historical accuracy of our products. We are committed to giving the customer the most detailed range of WWII wargaming models on the market.

Gale Force Nine (GF9) is part of the Battlefront group, focused on making thematic, engaging licensed games and premium gaming accessories. We have a US office near Baltimore, MD and a European office near Nottingham. From the Nottingham office we run a small design studio which produces licensed Dungeons & Dragons miniatures and other projects.

We are looking for talented sculptors in a variety of scales, as we have some big projects in the pipeline and our in-house team will not be able to cope alone with what we have coming. We are looking for people with skills in the following areas:

 

  • 15mm / 30mm / 75mm
  • Fantasy and Sci-fi miniature ranges
  • Licensed board games
  • In-house miniature ranges
  • Collectables and busts.
If you are interested, please email matt.parkes@battlefront.co.nz with your CV and examples of your work, or links to a portfolio.

Colours Of War

Colours Of War Paint Sets

The new Colours Of War paint sets are finally available. They will be hitting stores in two phases: first the Quartermaster's Paint Set, the German Armour Paint Set and the USA Paint Set; followed closely by the British Paint Set, the Soviet Paint Set and the German Infantry Paint Set.

Colours Of War Paint Sets...

Developing the Colours Of War Paint Range
Miniature painter extraordinaire Matt Parkes gives an insight into the process behind the development of the new custom WWII paints.

Developing the Colours Of War Paint Range...

Developing the Colours Of War Paint Range
Breakthrough Assault

Breakthrough Assault: Colours Of War Review

Ed 'Fez-man' Turner won a copy of Colours Of War at the Art of War tournament, and was kind enough to write a review.

Breakthrough Assault: Colours Of War Review... 

WWPD: Colours Of War Review
And over at WWPD, Sean 'Throckmorton' Sarah has also written his thoughts about Colours Of War (spoiler alert: he likes it too!)

WWPD: Colours Of War Review...

WWPD

WWPD: Operation Epsom

WWPD: Operation EPSOM - Codename HANGOVER

It looks like Steve and Eric had a blast playing this massive four-player scenario game hosted by Tony Jacoby in his amazing gaming room. Part 1 gives the details of the scenario, and part 2 is the battle report.

WWPD: Operation EPSOM - Codename HANGOVER Part 1...

WWPD: Operation EPSOM - Codename HANGOVER Part 2... 

Breakthrough Assault: Tanks! (Western Front) 

Matt 'Papa Bear' Pullen continues his FOW Survival Guide series of blog posts aimed at helping newer players. This time he looks at some of the iconic Late-war tanks on the Western Front, as a primer for those who haven't been living and breathing WWII tanks for as long as they can remember.

Breakthrough Assault: Tanks! (Western Front)...

FOW Survival Guide

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...

Scottish Nationals Report 

Mark Nisbet (aka. Major Fawlkes) has written up a nice report on all the action at last weekend's Scottish Nationals tournament on his blog.

Scottish Nationals Report...

Scottish Nationals Report

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 involves artillery fire against teams inside buildings.

The Question Of The Week...


Mentioned in Despatches
Flames Of War Digital

Over the past few months we have been listening to your feedback and taking as many of your comments and suggestions on board as possible. In the next couple of weeks (pending final approvals from Apple) we will release Flames Of War Digital v1.1.

This release is mainly to fix the stability issues that you have been telling us about, as well as making some small tweaks to how the app functions.

Before we roll out the updated version, it is important that you make sure that you have created an account inside the app so that you do not temporarily lose access to your content after the update. If you haven’t created one yet, just go to the “My Account” tab, tap New User and go from there.

Click here for more information on how to navigate around Flames Of War Digital...  


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WWPD4VETS 2015... 

Beyond the Foxholes: SAS Jeeps Review... 

Breakthrough Assault: Building a Polish Army...  

SS-Ausbildungs-und-Ersatz-Bataillon 12 Hitlerjugend...

Devil's Charge Errata... 

Nuts Errata...   

Beyond the Foxholes Episode 28...  

Breakthrough Assault: Avoiding That Wooden Spoon... 

84. Infanteriedivision at Wesel...

Breakthrough Assault: Tale of Four Gamers Month Three - Ben...  

Tale of Four Gamers Month Three - Alex...   

Building On Your 'Open Fire' German Grenadier Army...   

Plastic Fantastic...   

Breakthrough Assault: Beyond the Foxholes Episode 26...   

Breakthrough Assault: Building On Your Open Fire British Armour...


May Releases

Plastic Army Deals
GEAB12 Rämsch's Charge
SUAB06 Vasily's Hammer
USAB05 Grimball's Beasts

Special Order Codes
BR005 M22 Locust
BSO154 Parachute Recce Patrol
BSO155 Parachute Tank Riders
USO121 Parachute M20 75mm Recoilless Rifle

USO120 Parachute M18 57mm Recoilless Rifle 

Brown Water Navy
FW904 Brown Water Navy
VUSBX11 Kelley's Heroes
VPABX13 Giap's Guerrillas
VPABX12 Local Resistance
VPA531 Local Forces Anti-Air
Company

VSO111 Tail Rotor Blades

Colours Of War Releases
(May - June)

CWP001 Colours Of War
CWP101 Quartermasters Paint Set
CWP102 Paint Brush Set
CWP111 German Armour Paint Set
CWP112 German Infantry Paint Set
CWP121 US Paint Set
CWP131 British Paint Set
CWP141 Soviet Paint Set


Andrew, James, Chris and Wayne
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Last Updated On Monday, January 01, 0001 by James at Battlefront
 
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