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Last Updated On Thursday, 27 August 2015.

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


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Hitlerjugend Platoon (GE827)

The Hitlerjugend ('Hitler Youth') was the youth organization of the Nazi Party, a paramilitary organization for boys aged 14 to 18. As the Soviets approached Berlin, Hitlerjugend were organised into fighting units.

Hitlerjugend Platoon (GE827)...

Hitlerjugend Platoon (GE827)
160mm Mortar obr 1943 (SU752)

160mm Mortar obr 1943 (SU752)

The 160mm Mortar obr 1943 was the heaviest mortar used by Soviets in World War II. It was able to deliver a hefty payload up to 5000 metres and to fire 10 rounds per minute, and it was less costly and resource-intensive to manufacture than similar calibre guns and howitzers.

160mm Mortar obr 1943 (SU752)...


Soviet Soviet Plastic Products Soviet
Want to start a new Soviet force? We have a number of new plastic kits to give Soviet players inexpensive choices either for adding to their army or starting a new one, making it easier than ever before to fight for the Motherland.
T-34 Tankovy Company (SBX30)

Strelkovy Battalion (SBX33)

ZiS Gun Battery (SBX34) Reserve Artillery Battalion (SBX35)
T-34 Tankovy Company (SBX30)  Strelkovy Company (SBX33) ZiS Gun Battery
(SBX34)
 Reserve Artillery Battalion (SBX35)
Bed Spring Armour (SU960) IS-2 Guards Heavy Tank Company (SBX36) Heavy Assault Gun Company (SBX37)
 Bed Spring Armour
(SU960)
IS-2 Guards Heavy Tank Company
(coming soon)
 Heavy Assault Gun Company
(coming soon)

New Berlin Digital-Exclusive Briefings - Soviets

Three new Berlin digital-exclusive Soviet briefings are available this week in Forces Of War, the Flames Of War online company builder, and the Flames Of War Digital iPad app.

Forces Of War Flames Of War Digital
Soviet
  • Hero Inomarochnikiy Tankovy Brigada
  • Hero Inzherno-Saperniy Batalon
  • Hero Kavalyeriskiy Polk

What is in Flames Of War Digital?

Now that the iPad app Flames Of War Digital has been available for a while, there is a lot of content to keep up with. So here is a rundown of what is there, along with which book or theatre it relates to.

What is in Flames Of War Digital... 


Berlin Digital-Exclusive Histories
11. SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadierdivision ‘Nordland’ in Germany

11. SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadierdivision ‘Nordland’ in Germany

The 11th SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Division Nordland was a Waffen-SS division recruited from foreign volunteers. After fighting on the Leningrad Front, in Estonia, Latvia and East Prussia, the division ended up in the desperate struggle to defend Berlin.

This article provides background for the four 'Nordland' briefings that were added to Forces Of War and Flames Of War Digital last week.

11. SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadierdivision ‘Nordland’ in Germany... 


Berlin Landing Page

We now have a landing page collecting the product spotlights and articles about Berlin in one convenient place.

Berlin Landing Page...

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Events

2015 European Late-war Grand Tournament
19-20 September at the Sanctuary Gaming Centre

Have you signed up for the European Grand Tournament yet? Remember, this year we will be closer to Nottingham: Sanctuary Gaming Centre, a lovely place to game and where many other Flames Of War events are run every year. Tickets are available now through our website as usual.

European 2015 Late-War Grand Tournament...

Flames Of War Nationals at CanCon 2016

Houston Beer & Pretzel Wargaming

Texas BROADSIDE!
USS Texas - La Porte, Texas - 9-11 October 2015

We have heard of tournaments being held in some pretty interesting places, but on board a battleship has to be one of the coolest! In cooperation with the Battleship Texas Foundation, Houston Beer and Pretzel Wargaming will host its fifth annual wargame convention aboard the Battleship USS Texas on the weekend of 9-11 October 2015, 

Texas BROADSIDE!...


Flames Of War Nationals at CanCon 2016

The Flames Of War competition at Cancon 2016 is officially the Australian Nationals, and the Canberra Games Society have a great event planned. They tournament information has now been updated with details about the painting competition at the event.

Flames Of War Nationals at CanCon 2016...

Flames Of War Nationals at CanCon 2016

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...

Breakthrough Assault:
Team Yankee Preview - Artillery

This week Breakthrough Assault have preview the 'big guns' of Team Yankee, including the Soviet 2S1 'Gvozdika' (Carnation) and BM-21 'Grad' (Hail), and the US M109 and M901 ITV.

Breakthrough Assault: Team Yankee Preview - Artillery...

BM-21 'Grad'
Beyond the Foxholes

Beyond the Foxholes Episode 37 - ETC Special

Adam talks about his trip to the ETC with Team Scotland. Much of the episode was recorded live at the event, including plenty of interviews with a variety of attendees. So, while the sound quality varies a little, it is well worth it, with plenty of interesting opinions (including a continuation of the good-natured rivalry with the Warheads podcast lads).

Beyond the Foxholes Episode 37 - ETC Special...

Video Battle Report
Gebirgsjäger vs Hero Tankovy

The latest Col. Clausewitz video battle report, which is part of his ongoing Berlin campaign, features gebirgsjäger vs aDesperate Measures Hero Tankovy force in the No Retreat mission.

Video Battle Report: Gebirgsjäger vs Hero Tankovy...


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 moving to counterattack.

The Question Of The Week...


Mentioned in Despatches

The Intelligence Briefings in Berlin represent the triumphant Red Army at its peak. As such, they offer certain rules and platoon options which were developed during the book's design process, and which are also applicable to the penultimate phase of the Soviet onslaught, covered in Desperate Measures.

Wayne has prepared this PDF, which now allows your Desperate Measures list to add:

  • Bed Spring Armour
  • the 160mm Mortar
  • the 203mm obr 1931 howitzer
Berlin & Desperate Measures
PDF Desperate Measures Options from Berlin (1.1MB)...
Great War Preview

Great War Product Preview 

The upcoming World War One book Great War allows you to field armies from all of the Western Front combatants in 1918. German, British, French, and American forces can now face each other on the tabletop. Take a look at some of the new models that will be available.

Great War Product Preview...

FlamesCon Europe 2015
Remember, it is never too soon to start planning for FlamesCon Europe, the Late-war tournament at the end of October.

FlamesCon Europe 2015... 

FlamesCon Europe
FlamesCon New Zealand

FlamesCon New Zealand 2015
And speaking of FlamesCon, this year's New Zealand event is being co-hosted by the North Shore Wargames Club and TCOW on Labour Weekend, 24th-25th October.

FlamesCon New Zealand 2015...

Breakthrough Assault:
Team Yankee Preview - Air Support

This week Breakthrough Assault have shared photos of the US and Soviet aircraft which will feature in Team Yankee: the Sukhoi Su-25 (the 'Frogfoot'), the classic Mil Mi-24 'Hind', the Bell AH-1 Cobra, and the A-10 Thunderbolt II (the mighty 'Warthog').

Breakthrough Assault: Team Yankee Preview - Air Support...

Team Yankee

Recent Articles

German 9. Armee (9th Army) History... 

German 12. Armee (12th Army) History... 

1. Marine-Infanteriedivison on the Oder Front 1945 History...

Painting Bed Spring Armour...

Beyond the Foxholes Episode 36...

Warheads Podcast Episode 19... 

Great War Preview... 

Showdown in Prague - ETC 2015 Results...

ETC Prague 2015 Tournament Report...

ETC 2015 Photo Gallery... 

Breakthrough Assault: 'That Which Does Not Kill You...' 

Team South Africa Facebook Page... 

Beasts of War Weekender... 

Breakthrough Assault: Team Yankee Preview - Infantry and Transports... 

Beyond the Foxholes Episode 35... 

News From The Front Episode 94... 

Gen Con 2015... 

Flames Of War at Gen Con 2015... 

Breakthrough Assault ETC team profiles - Team England... 

Team Wales...

Team Northern Ireland... 

Team Scotland...

Warheads Podcast Episode 18... 

The Red Army in Palmerston North...  

Breakthrough Assault: Team Yankee Scoop... 

Flames Of War Eastern Canadian Nationals...

WWPD News From the Front: Episode 93 Live from Historicon... 


Upcoming Releases
Berlin Releases Great War Releases (October-November)

FW232 Berlin

Soviet

SBX33 Strelkovy Battalion (Plastic)
SBX34 ZiS Gun Battery (Plastic)
SBX35 Reserve Artillery Battalion (Plastic)
SBX36 IS-2 obr 1943 and 1944 (Plastic)
SBX37 ISU-122/152 (Plastic)
SU590 203mm howitzer M1931
SU752 160mm Mortar obr 1943
SU886 Red Bannner Warriors
SU960 Bedspring Armour (Plastic)

German

GBX88 Waffenträger Tank-hunter Platoon
GE117 Kleinpanzer Wanze (x3)
GE546 3.7cm Flakzwilling 43 gun (x3)
GE551 8.8cm Flak 41 gun
GE684 Panzer IV Turret Bunker
GE824 Volkssturm HMG Platoon
GE825 Volkssturm Mortar Platoon
GE826 Volkssturm Infantry Gun Platoon
GE827 Hitlerjugend Platoon

FW904 Great War

American
GUSAB01 Brett's Brawlers (Army Deal)
GUS701 Rifle Company HQ
GUS702 Rifle Platoon
GUS704 Machine-gun Platoon
GUS705 Trench Mortar Platoon
GUS570 75mm mle 1897 gun

British
GBBX02 Mk V Tank (x2)
GBBX03 Mk V* Tank (x2)

French
GFRAB01 Clavery's Chargers (Army Deal)
GFBX03 Renault FT-17 (x5)
GFBX01 Schneider CA.1 Tank (x2)
GFBX02 Char Saint Chamond Tank (x2)
GFR701 Companie de Fusiliers HQ
GFR702 Fusiliers Platoon
GFR704 Fusiliers Machine-gun Platoon
GFR705 Trench Mortar Platoon
GFR570 75mm mle 1897 gun

TK906 Landships Damage Tokens Set (6 tokens)


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Last Updated On Monday, August 31, 2015 by James at Battlefront