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Last Updated On Thursday, 27 October 2016.

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

Flames Of War Halloween Sale

Halloween Sale Ends Sunday October 30 

Halloween is almost here! You only have a few more days to save 40% on all Flames Of War Vietnam, Great War and Arab-Israeli Wars products (and a number of related Battlefield in a Box terrain products are discounted by 25%, while stocks last). Spooky Halloween pumpkin
 Find out more about the Halloween Sale here...

Team Yankee

Lynx HELARM Flight (TBBX05) Lynx HELARM Flight (TBBX05)

The TOW Lynx mounts the US Improved TOW anti-tank missile for the HELARM (Helicopter, Armed) operations. The Lynx is fast and aerobatic, making it ideal for the anti-tank role as it can fly below tree-top level to sneak into position, then pop up using its roof-mounted sights to acquire targets and destroy them with its missiles.

Lynx HELARM Flight (TBBX05)...

Abbot Field Battery (TBBX06)

The FV433 Abbot self-propelled gun mounts a 105mm gun on a modified FV432 armoured personnel carrier chassis. Although its calibre is relatively small for a modern artillery piece, the 105mm gun fires a high-capacity shell that gives it an excellent performance.

The Abbot provides close support for the armoured brigades, where its presence is much appreciated. The guns are very effective against infantry and light armour, as well as providing smoke screens to mask the defenders from enemy fire while repositioning.

Abbot Field Battery (TBBX06)...

Abbot Field Battery (TBBX06)

Convenience Store (BB210) Convenience Store (BB210)

When there is a break in the fighting and your troops find themselves in need of a snack or a packet of cigarettes, there is no better place than the convenience store. This small retail outlet is another great addition to any modern urban battlefield.

Thank you, come again!

Convenience Store (BB210)...

Hiding in Plain Sight
Modelling Camouflage Netting

Miniature designer Evan Allen has been conducting exhaustive research for his new Iron Maiden army. One thing he found for the CVR(T) (Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked)) family of vehicles was the extensive use of camouflage netting and local foliage – important for lightly armed and armoured vehicles whose mission (and survival) relies on being inconspicuous.

Hiding in Plain Sight: Modelling Camouflage Netting...

Hiding in Plain Sight: Modelling Camouflage Netting

Beasts of War Vlog: Adding Camo Netting To Your Team Yankee British Forces Beasts of War Vlog
Adding Camo Netting To Your Team Yankee British

And for more on camouflaging your vehicles effectively, John from Beasts of War has a video tutorial on making camouflage netting, this time using a ready-made foliage netting product.

Beasts of War Vlog: Adding Camo Netting To Your Team Yankee British...

Beasts of War Backstage

If you aren't already a member of Beasts of War's Backstage, you can get a free 7-day trial Backstage Pass now, and try out all their great extra features and content at no cost.

Beasts of War Backstage...

Win a Team Yankee Table

Some nice entries have started coming in for our Team Yankee painting contest in which we will be giving away a fantastic Team Yankee table created by the talented Shawn ‘Terrain Guy’ Morris.

You can see some more photos showing Shawn’s progress on the table,
and find out more about the competition here...

If you would like a chance to win this amazing prize (or a package of Battlefield in a Box terrain), get painting – you have until early December to enter a photo of your best painted Team Yankee force, formation or unit.

Beasts of War Team Yankee Command School Beasts of War Team Yankee Command School
Defending Against The Horde

In this video, Phil Yates talks to Justin about effective tactics for dealing with those large, intimidating Soviet tank armies.

Beasts of War Team Yankee Command School: Defending Against The Horde...

And if you are a Beast of War Backstage member, you can also check out this companion video looking at the other side of the equation, with effective techniques for making the most of your large Soviet force. They also have some suggestions for expanding the two original Team Yankee forces.

Backstage Command School: Outnumbering with the Soviets...

Backstage Command School: Expanding American and Soviet Forces...

Beasts of War Backstage
Beasts of War BM-21 Hail Battery Unboxing Beasts of War:
BM-21 Hail Battery Unboxing

Last week John and Justin had two Team Yankee unboxing videos, and this week they are at it again, this time with the modern descendant of the venerable Soviet Katyusha, the devastating BM-21 ‘Grad’ (Hail) truck-mounted 122mm rocket launcher.

Beasts of War BM-21 Hail Battery Unboxing...

Hall of Heroes Iron Maiden Gaming Day:
Part 2

Matt and the team at Hall of Heroes in Campbelltown (Australia) held a massive day of gaming to coincide with the launch of Iron Maiden. They sent us heaps of great photos from the day, and it looks like a real blast! 

Hall of Heroes Iron Maiden Gaming Day: Part 2...

Hall of Heroes Iron Maiden Gaming Day: Part Two 

Flames Of War Tournament Series 2016 North American Masters
Pittsburgh, November 19–20

It's nearly time again for the North American Masters, where 16 of the very best Flames Of War players will vie for supremacy. David Griffin fills us in on the details of this year's event.

North American Masters...

FlamesCon NZ 2016 Report

Labour weekend has just passed here in New Zealand, and that meant another edition of our largest singles Flames Of War singles event, FlamesCon, which was again this year run by the guys from the Behind Enemy Lines podcast and the TCOW club. The venue year was the Onehunga RSA club, which had plenty of room for the tournament, as well as an on-site restaurant and bar.

FlamesCon NZ 2016 Report...


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 targetting independent teams.

The Question Of The Week...

Mentioned in Despatches
WWPD: Why We Fight Episode 7
Interview with Peter Simunovich

In this episode the guys talk to Battlefront chairman Peter Simunovich. Being the boss means Pete is free to talk about a lot of new information without getting into trouble, and he really spilled a LOT of beans about the future of Flames Of War and Team Yankee, as well as giving some insight behind the scenes of the gaming industry.

The whole episode is worth listening to, but if you’d like to skip straight to the action, Act 2 with Pete’s interview starts at 31 minutes into the episode.

WWPD: Why We Fight Episode 7...

WWPD: Why We Fight

Recent Articles

British Markings: Vehicle markings of the BAOR...

WWPD: Why We Fight Episode 7...

Beasts of War: Charlie's Chieftains Unboxing...

Beasts of War: F432/Swingfire Unboxing...

Jonathan’s Armoured Squadron:
Part 3 – Painting the Army...

Hasty Attack: Team Yankee at MOAB – Day 1...

Hasty Attack: Team Yankee at MOAB – Day 2...

Hasty Attack: Team Yankee at MOAB – Day 3...

La Roche Museum of the Battle of the Ardennes...

Iron Maiden Live Blog – NZ Studio (Saturday)...

Iron Maiden Live Blog – UK Office...

Iron Maiden Live Blog – US Office...

Iron Maiden Live Blog – NZ Studio (Sunday)...

Victor Paints the Berlin Brigade...

Jonathan’s Armoured Squadron:
Part 2 – Assembling the Army...

Iron Maiden Battle Report...

Team Yankee at MOAB 2016...

Red Devils: Fielding British Paras from The Battle of the Bulge...

Panzertruppen – West Germans in World War III...

WWPD: Iron Maiden Preview – Armored And Recce Company Detailed...

WWPD: Mitch's Iron Maiden Wish List...

Beasts of War Plays TANKS...

Firestorm Bastogne – A WWPD Online Flames Of War Campaign...

Upcoming Releases
Iron Maiden — British Army in World War III (FW907)

October Releases

Charlie's Chieftains (TBRAB1)
British Paint Set (TYP193)
FV432 or Swingfire Troop (TBBX02)
Mechanised Company (TBBX10)
Milan Group (TBR706)
British Template (TAT04)
British Token Set (TTK04)

November Releases

Lynx HELARM Flight (TBBX05)
Abbot Field Battery (TBBX06)
Tracked Rapier SAM Section (TBBX07)
Mechanised Platoon (TBR702)
Chieftain Armoured Troop (TBBX01)
M109 Field Battery (TBBX08)
Harrier CAS Flight (TBBX09)

December Releases

Spartan or Striker Troop (TBBX04)
Scorpion or Scimitar Troop (TBBX03)

Battlefield in a Box Terrain

Mechanics Workshop (BB209)
Convenience Store (BB210)
Automotive Garages (BB211)

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