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Last Updated On Thursday, 17 July 2014.

This week's update includes twelve articles, product spotlights, previews, event reports, & links for you to enjoy.

Bridge At Remagen
The US Army is charging for the Rhine, the last physical barrier to the German heartland. Leading the march of the US First Army is Combat Command B of the 9th Armored Division. The Rhine has always been the objective, but no one expects the Germans to leave any of the bridges across the river intact.
Check out the Bridge At Remagen Landing Page here...
To The Bitter End To The Bitter End:
Building A Force Using SS-Panzerbrigade Westfalen
Another Trained SS list? Why would I want to field that, you ask? Two reasons; historical games, and great big tanks!

To The Bitter End...
Panzerschreck 2014 Report & Results
The sun shone on yet another beautiful Palmerston North day for the participants arriving for this year’s Panzerschreck XIV. The doubles format was used again this year and produced lots of entertaining games. It is always fun watching team players discussing tactics - what worked last time - should work in the next game, of course.

Panzerschreck 2014 Report & Results...

Panzerschreck 2014 Report & Results
Scary Biscuits Studios Scary Biscuits Studios:
Panzerschreck 2014
I've (Battlefront's own Mike Haught) just got back from a weekend of gaming at Panzerschreck XIV (14), which is, in my opinion, one of the best Flames Of War events in the country. It's put on every year by the fine gentlemen of the Manawatu Duellists Society in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Scary Biscuits Studios: Panzerschreck 2014...
WWPD Sneak Peek:
Great War

The Great War is a Flames Of War supplement scheduled to be released with Wargames Illustrated 322. It is 36 pages in length and chock full of background information, army lists, and special rules that allow you to play German and British infantry companies in 1918.

WWPD Sneak Peek: Great War - The Overview...
WWPD Sneak Peek: Great War - The Army Lists...

WWPD Sneak Peek
Model Dads:
Great War
Model Dads gets a first look at the contents of Battlefront's First World War supplement for Flames Of War.

Visit the Model Dads website here...
Juno Beach:
An After Action Report

Present by The Regiment
7 June 2014 the Calgary Flames Of War club, The Regiment, hosted our annual D-Day mega battle at our local games store Imaginary Wars. Thanks to owner Kyle for not only providing us the space to showcase our annual tradition, but also for calling in staff to work so he could actually play with us for the day!

Juno Beach: An After Action Report...
Juno Beach
Arado 234 B (AC015)
Arado 234 B (AC015)
The best known action involving the Aroda 234 B was at Remagen in March 1945. After American forces captured the Ludendorff Bridge intact, aircraft were sent to attack the bridge in an attempt prevent the Allies from establishing a bridgehead. The bridge finally collapsed on 17 March 1945 due to damage sustains by failed demolition attempts and battle damage.

Arado 234 B (AC015)...
M4A3E2 Jumbo (US056)
Fears of having to breakthrough the German Siegfried Line led to the development of the M4A3E2 assault tank. The late M4A3 chassis was used with extra armour added all around. Its sheer bulk led to the nickname: Jumbo.

M4A3E2 Jumbo (US056)...

M4A3E2 Jumbo (US056)
Volkssturm Platoon (GE823) Volkssturm Platoon (GE823)
With the tide of war now against Germany, the Volkssturm (People’s Militia) represent its last line of defence. The Volkssturm was drawn from ranks of the population previously considered unfit for military service, including younger boys (aged 13-18) and older men (many of whom were veterans of World War I).

Volkssturm Platoon (GE823)...
Gallery Tip Of The Week:
Battle of Port Lyautey, Morocco.
While still a work in progress, this custom made gaming table is still quite impressive.

Battle of Port Lyautey, Morocco...

Gallery Tip Of The Week
The 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 weeks question is in regards to deploying Observer teams.

The Question Of The Week...
Flames Of War Low Lands Tournament in the Netherlands
On the 18 October 2014 Battlefront will be hosting a tournament in the Netherlands to determine the best Flames Of War player in the Low Lands.

Flames Of War Low Lands Tournament in the Netherlands...
Flames of War Low Lands Tournament in the Netherlands
Flames Of War At The 2014 European Team Championship
Flames Of War At The 2014 European Team Championship
Flames Of War will feature once again at the 2014 European Team Championship being held 6 - 10 August 2014 in Novi Sad, Serbia.

Learn more about the 2014 European Team Championship here...
Early-war Tournament At The Hall Of Heroes
The Hall Of Heroes is hosting an Early-war Flames Of War tournament on 6 - 7 December 2014. This event will be held at the in-store at 60 Queen Street, Campbelltown, NSW, Australia.

Learn more about this exciting event and sign-up here...

Early-war Tournament At The Hall Of Heroes
Australian Flames Of War Rankings Australian Flames Of War Rankings
Presented by Panzer Angriff

The Panzer Angriff crew are pleased to announce the launching of their Australian Flames Of War Rankings. While rankings are not for everyone, we see it as an important step to show that the Australian Flames of War Community is an active environment with many players and events.

Learn more about the Panzer Angriff Australian Ranking System here...
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...
European 2014 Late-War Grand Tournament
Revising Naval Gunfire Support 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. We have been following the discussions about this with interest and evaluating possible changes to bring balance back to the force.

Revising Naval Gunfire Support...
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...
Looking for information on Tournaments and Events?

Mentioned in Despatches
Great War Product Preview Great War Product Preview
The Great War is coming to Flames Of War with the full rules and army lists available free with Wargames Illustrated issue 322 available in August 2014.

Great War Product Preview...
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...
Recent Articles:

Beating The Big Cats...

Assembling The Grenadier Company II: The Late-war Grenadierkompanie...

The Clearing of Monte Pezza, 17 October 1944...

2014 Texas Nationals Report & Results...

Breakthrough Assault Review: M26 Pershing Platoon (UBX43)...

Diesel ‘N Dust Podcast Episode Seven...

WWPD: News From the Front Episode 78...

A Reluctant Hero: Fielding Otto Carrius in Flames Of War...

The US Army Half-track: Part One...

Assembling The Grenadier Company I: The Mid-war Grenadierkompanie...

Preview Of July's Product Releases...

It's A Trap...

Surviving the Purges...

Snapshot Army: Kampfgruppe Kerscher...

WWPD Review: Italian Houses (BB180)...

WWPD Build & Paint: Jagdtiger...

Easy Riders: Assembling & Fielding American Tank Riders & Escorts...

Hell's Crossroads Follow-up: Thoughts & Reflections On A Battle Report...

WWPD: Italy Campaign Comes To A Close...

Battle Badgers: An Interview With A Badger...

Pershing Your Luck...

Flames Of War Campaigns Landing Page...

Exploring The History of China: Part Two...

D+25567: Citizen Soldiers in France...

Firestorm: Overlord Rules...

Firestorm: Overlord 2013 Event Report...

D-Day Landing Sites Then and Now...


June's Releases

Flames Of War
FW230 Bridge At Remagen (80 pages)
UBX43 M26 Pershing Platoon (Plastic)
GBX81 Grenadier Company (Plastic)
US055 M4A3E8 Easy Eight (Uparmoured)
SU004 T-26 obr 1932 (with KhT-26 option)
SU766 Sapper Upgrade Pack (Winter)
SSO508 107mm obr 1910/30 Gun
SSO509 152mm obr 1931 Gun-Howitzer

Battlefield In A Box
BB180 Italian Houses
BB181 Italian Walls

Wargames Illustrated
WI321 Wargames Illustrated Issue 321

July Releases

Flames Of War
Middle of July
GBX80 Carius

US108 M36B1 Jackson
US060 M4 Sherman Crocodile
US061 T1E3 Aunt Jemima Mine Rollers
GE823 Volkssturm Platoon

End of July
FW230A Remagen Bridge Mat
SU161 Quad Maksim AA MG
US053 M4A3 (105mm) HVSS
AC015 Arado 234 B
US056 M4A3E2 Jumbo (with 75mm & 76mm gun option)
UBX42 Rifle Company (Plastic)


Wargames Illustrated
WI322 Wargames Illustrated Issue 322


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Last Updated On Friday, July 18, 2014 by Chris at Battlefront
 
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