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Last Updated On Thursday, 23 April 2015.

This week's update includes 13 different articles and links for you to enjoy.

Flames Of War Digital Forces Of War Blood, Guts & Glory

New Digital Lists
Blood, Guts & Glory is due to go live this weekend in the Flames Of War Digital iPad app and Forces Of War, the Flames Of War online company builder. 

There will also be another two British Digital Exclusive lists from 
Nachtjäger (Digital):

British
  • Motor Company
  • Lorried Rifle Company
Nachtjäger


Twin 8.8cm FlaK37 Railway Car (GBX86)
The notorious 88mm gun (commonly called the Eighty-eight) was one of Germany's most recognised weaponsIn many parts of Germany mobile FlaK units were employed with guns mount on flatbed railway cars.

Twin 8.8cm FlaK37 Railway Car (GBX86)... 

Twin 8.8cm FlaK37 Railway Car (GBX86)

10.5cm FlaK39 Railway Car (GBX86)

 10.5cm FlaK39 Railway Car (GBX87)

The 10.5cm Flak39 was the standard German heavy anti-aircraft weapon. Like the famous 'Eighty-eight', the 10.cm FlaK gun was also provided with anti-tank sights and APC shells. Designed and built by Rheinmetall, it ws produced in both static and mobile versions and was also mounted on railed vehicles.

Twin 8.8cm FlaK37 Railway Car (GBX86)... 

84. Infanteriedivision at Wesel
Wayne looks at the history of one of the 84. Infanteriedivision, one of the Digital Exclusive lists now available from Nachtjäger (Digital).

84. Infanteriedivision at Wesel... 

84. Infanteriedivision at Wesel
Paint It Black

Paint It Black Twitter contest winners
Congratulations to Joe Brelsford ‏(@EnglishGamerGuy), Alex Trujillo ‏ (@atrujilloreyes) and Michael O'Malley ‏(@MichaelOMalle18), the winners in our 'Paint It Black' #BrownWaterNavy Twitter contest.

They will each receive a copy of Brown Water Navy.

Thanks to everyone who entered! 

Brown Water Navy

Anzac Day 2015 - Gallipoli Centenary
This Saturday, April 25 is Anzac Day, the national day of remembrance for Australia and New Zealand. While Anzac Day now commemorates Australians and New Zealanders who have served and died in all wars, it originally marked the date of the landings at Gallipoli in 1915. This year is especially momentous, as it is 100 years since the Gallipoli landings.

A wide variety of commemorations will take place this weekend throughout New Zealand, Australia, and at Gallipoli itself. We thought we'd share a couple which we think oue readers may find particularly interesting.

WW100 Poppy
Peter Jackson and the Perry Brothers

Anzac Diorama Project
Filmmaker Sir Peter Jackson has created a new Great War Exhibition at the former Dominion Museum building in Wellington.

Find out more about the Great War Exhibition here...

This exhibition has a particular connection to wargaming, as it features a huge Gallipoli diorama, with over 4500 54mm figures. The figures were created by well-known miniature sculptors the Perry brothers and painted by a over 140 wargamers from throughout New Zealand.

You can see more on this amazing project at the official blog here... 

Gallipoli - The Scale of Our War
From the very small to the very large. Te Papa, New Zealand’s national museum, is opening a new exhibition commemorating Gallipoli on a scale never seen before. It features a series of huge, eerily realistic mannequins constructed by Weta Workshop.

You can see a fascinating series of behind-the-scenes videos about building the exhibition here... 

Te Papa - The Scale of Our War
A Tale of Four Gamers

Breakthrough Assault: A Tale of Four Gamers Month 3
Those UK lads at Breakthrough Assault are reaching the end of their three-month army-building challenge. You can see Ben and Alex's results over at their blog, with Fez and Andy's to follow soon. 

Tale of Four Gamers Month Three - Ben...

Tale of Four Gamers Month Three - Alex... 

Breakthrough Assault:
Building On Your 'Open Fire' German Grenadier Army

Matt 'Papa Bear' Pullen continues his FOW Survival Guide series of blog posts. This time he gets some advice from Dave Coombs about some good ways to expand on your German Grenadier Company from Open Fire!

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

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...

Polish Nationals

We would like to announce the first Polish
Flames Of War Nationals.

13-14 June 2015
1550 points Late War

For more information, check out the Facebook page here...

Poland Flag

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 vehicles with passengers in assaults.

The Question Of The Week...

From The War Files
Often in our weekly updates we take a look back at an article from days gone by that is still relevant today. This week, with Gallipoli on our minds, we take another look at the magnificent Lone Pine table built by Dave Bodley for the Wargames Illustrated display at Salute 2011.

Touring the Lone Pine Table...

Touring the Lone Pine Table

Mentioned in Despatches
Wargames Illustrated is under new(ish) management
As of 1 April 2015, Wargames Illustrated Limited is now under the sole ownership of Dan Faulconbridge. Dan has been editing Wargames Illustrated for 10 years, and has now taken over ownership from Peter Simunovich and former Managing Editor John Paul Brisigotti. We know the magazine will be in very safe hands. 
Wargames Illustrated

The magazine’s close relationship with Battlefront will continue. The two companies will still share premises in Nottingham, Wargames Illustrated will still feature top quality Flames Of War articles on a regular basis, and Battlefront will still distribute the magazine. Dan and his team will continue to ‘illustrate wargames’ to the highest possible standards.

You can read the announcement from Wargames Illustrated here…

Like you, we look forward to seeing what great things the future holds for this iconic wargaming magazine.


Battlefront at Salute 2015
Salute is coming up this weekend, on Saturday 25 April at ExCel London

Battlefront will be there, showing off the new Open Fire! starter set, with its accompanying range of tank boxes, as well as the Colours Of War painting guide and paint range, and Brown Water Navy.

Gale Force Nine will have the new Dungeons & Dragons spell cards, and of course the Collector’s Series miniatures, including the mighty Red Dragon.

For more information, go to www.salute.co.uk...

Open Fire!
Red Dragon Brown Water Navy

Panzerschreck XIV

This is the 14th year of the world's oldest Flames Of War tournament, Panzerschreck, in Palmerston North

Saturday 11th - Sunday 12th July, 2015

2000-point Late-War Doubles Tournament

Click here for a PDF with more information and a registration form...

Raising the Red Banner
Panzerschreck is a chance for NZ players to recieve the 2015 tournament objective.
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February's Releases

Flames Of War
FW231 Nachtjäger   
BBX29 M5 Halftrack Transport Platoon (x4) (Plastic)
GBX85 Sd Kfz 251/1 Transport Platoon (x4) (Plastic)
GBX82 Sd Kfz 251/20 (Uhu) Platoon (x2)
RO005 R-1 Cavalry Light Tank...
RO301 Tatra vz.30 Armoured Car...

Wargames Illustrated
WI329 Wargames Illustrated 329

 

Mid March Releases

Flames Of War
BBX28 British Rifle Company (Plastic)
GBX84 Panther/Jagpanther (Plastic)
GE848 Panzersturm Platoon (with Vampir IR equipment)
GSO206 Sd Kfz 251 IR Equipment (x4 sets)
GSO143 Nachtjägers (Vampir Equipment)
TK905 Muzzle Flash Token Set

 

 

Late March Releases

Flames Of War
CWP001 Colours Of War
BBX30 Comet (Plastic)
BR211 Universal Carriers
BR320 Humber Scout Car
BR414 SAS Jeeps
GSO132 SS-Tank-Hunter Squad
GSO144 Grenadier Tank-Hunter Squad

Wargames Illustrated
WI330 Wargames Illustrated 330

 


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Last Updated On Friday, April 24, 2015 by James at Battlefront
 
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