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Last Updated On Thursday, 26 May 2016.

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

Battlefront Factory Tour Battlefront Factory Tour

A few months after relocating to a bigger, better location, our factory in Malaysia is now in full swing. To give you an idea of what goes into making Battlefront’s products, Adam Simunovich brings a photographic tour of all the different departments, processes and people involved.

Battlefront Factory Tour...

Island Huts (BB196)

Built from a variety of materials, the Island huts were simple buildings and could be found throughout the Pacific. The tenacious Japanese defenders would hold each village with devastating ferocity.

Island Huts (BB196)...

Island Huts (BB196)
Off the Ground – Adding Detail to Island Huts Off the Ground
Adding Detail to Island Huts

Although the great thing about pre-painted terrain is that you can use it straight out of the box, it is still a lot of fun to customise your terrain with a bit of extra modelling. James demonstrates how to raise your Island Huts up on stilts, which were common throughout the Pacific as a way to protect against flooding and keep out vermin.

Off the Ground – Adding Detail to Island Huts...

How to Play TANKS – Building Platoons

TANKS is an easy-to-learn, quick-play, small-scale game, where you take command of a tank platoon, seeking to destroy your opponent’s tanks and secure victory. In this how-to-play video, Sean covers the process of building a TANKS platoon and the difference between the various types of cards.

How to Play TANKS – Building Platoons...

2016 Premium Property Subscription 2016 Premium Property Update

The second installment in our 2016 Premium Property subscription, the Ruined Building, is currently going out to customers.

Although this shipment is early, customers on the Pay-as-you-go option will not be charged till the start of June, to avoid any credit card surprises.

Thanks for all the great feedback on the first model. We'd like to thank our factory staff for doing a great job with the quality, not to mention getting this building ready ahead of time.

Below: The first Ruined Buildings leaving the UK warehouse. Below: Some customers have already started receiving their Ruined Buildings. Photograph courtesy of Mark Alexander Nisbet.
2016 Premium Property Update

2016 Premium Property Update

Why We Fight Podcast WWPD: Why We Game

Our longtime friends at WWPD and Breakthrough Assault are undergoing some changes and reorganisation. You can read all about the changes here:

WWPD: Why We Game...

It’s always bittersweet to see changes to cherished institutions, but sadly nothing good lasts forever. And of course we wish all of the guys nothing but the very best, whatever the future brings for them in their gaming endeavours.

One of the most obvious changes is the introduction of a new Flames Of War-focused podcast, featuring the familiar talents of Luke Melia and Eric Lauterbach from the States and Ben Davy from the UK. And Episode 1 of this new show is available now.

WWPD: Why We Fight Episode 1...

Flames Of War Events at Historicon

In addition to the Flames Of War tournament at this year’s Historicon in July, there will be two extra Flames Of War events, hosted by WWPD: the first will be Peleliu Bloody Nose Ridge, a Pacific-themed game, and the second will be Stem the Red Tide, a Team Yankee mega-game.

Flames Of War Events at Historicon...


Fire For Effect Podcast Fire For Effect Podcast Episode 5

In this episode the guys discuss the UK Games Expo, the recently released Grey Wolf Digital Briefings covering the Germans in Finland, and the prospect of the West Germans for Team Yankee, with the upcoming release of Leopard.

Fire For Effect Podcast Episode 5...

Fire in the East – NJCON
10-11 June, New Jersey Convention and Expo Center 

Fire In The East (NJCON) is New Jersey’s Premier Wargaming Convention. 2016 will be the 8th year of great gaming at NJCON. Friday night will feature an Arab-Israeli night battle. And Saturday will a Flames Of War tournament, giving players a chance to test their Historicon list against some of the best players in the game.

Fire in the East – NJCON...

Fire in the East - NJCON
Canberra Gaming Society Firestorm Overlord at WinterCon

Ken Snell and the Canberra Gaming Society will be hosting a Firestorm Overlord campaign at Wintercon on the weekend of 16-17 July.

Firestorm Overlord at WinterCon...

Firestorm Overlord
UK Grand Tournament 2016

This year's UK Grand Tournament will take place at Battlefield Hobbies in October.

It is shaping up to be a fantastic tournament, and all 74 places for the tournament have now been booked. 

UK Grand Tournament 2016...

UK Grand Tournament 2016
Manawatu Duellists Society Panzerschreck XV 2016

Panzerschreck is the world’s oldest Flames Of War tournament. Exactly how old is perhaps subject to debate, because the first Panzerschreck was held in 2000, before the first edition rulebook was published, using the playtest rules. However, this year’s event is officially number ‘XV’, not ‘XVI’, leading some of us to suspect the numbering has inadvertently missed a ‘I’ somewhere along the way. Nevertheless, it is always a fantastic event, and a chance to play against several Battlefront staff members (for those of you who are interested in that sort of thing).

Panzerschreck XV 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...

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 is about allocating hits from artillery.

The Question Of The Week...

Mentioned in Despatches
Leopard: West Germans in World War III Leopard Preview
West Germans in World War III

A third nation is about to enter the Third World War, with the arrival in July of the forces of West Germany with Leopard.

Leopard Preview...

Recent Articles

They Came From the Sea:
Amphibious Tanks in the Pacific – Part 2...

How to Play TANKS – Phases...

German Grand Tournament 2016 Report...

FOW Regina Rifles Tour Of Duty Demonstration...

They Came From the Sea:
Amphibious Tanks in the Pacific – Part 1...

Behind Enemy Lines Episode 25...

House of Hengist: Vietnam Tester 1...

Battle on the Mississippi 2016.2...

Welcome to the Pacific... 

Staff Pacific Armies: Chris's Marine Amphibian Tank Company...

BrisCon 2016 Report...

Pacific Basing Ideas...

Staff Pacific Armies: Andrew's Ka-Mi Amphibious Tank Company...

Behind Enemy Lines: Adding Improvised Armour to an M4A3...

Individual Colours Of War Paints...

Photos from Salute 2016...

Painting Japanese Tanks...

US Tank Painting Guide...

Island Landing Battle Report - Part 2...

Island Landing Battle Report - Part 1...

Behind Enemy Lines Episode 24...

WWPD: News From The Front Episode 102...

WWPD: USMC vs Japanese Beach Assault...

AdeptiCon 2016 Report... 

Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima – 2016 Tournament Objective...

Upcoming Releases
Flames Of War Pacific – April - June

United States of America

FW306 Gung-Ho: US Marine Corps in the Pacific

USAB06 Gator's Amtracks – US Marine Tank Company

UBX45 Amphibian Tank Platoon
UBX46 LVT(4) Amtrac Section
UBX47 Marine Rocket Launcher Battery
US045 M4A2 Sherman
US509 M3A1 37mm Anti-tank Gun
US548 20mm Twin Mk 4 anti-aircraft gun
US772 Marine Rifle Platoon
US773 Company Machine-gun Platoon
US774 Machine-gun Platoon
US775 Mortar Platoon
US776 Marine Engineer Assault Section

AC016 F4U Corsair

TK037 US Marines Token Set
TO025 US Marines Objective Set


FW307 Banzai: Imperial Japanese Forces in the Pacific

JBX05 Type 97 Te-Ke Platoon
JBX06 Type 2 Ka-Mi Platoon
JBX07 Type 1 Ho-Ni Platoon
JBX08 Type 4 Ho-Ro Platoon
JBX09 Type 97 Chi-Ha Platoon

JP510 Type 1 47mm gun
JP541 Type 98 20mm
JP550 Type 88 75mm Heavy Anti-aircraft Gun
JP575 Type 91 105mm
JP705 Mortar Platoon
JP707 Hohei Weapons Platoon

AC017 Mitsubishi Zero

TK032 Japanese Token Set
TO020 Japanese Objective Set

Battlefield in a Box Pacific Terrain
FW306A Pacific Beach Landing Mats
BB187 Jungle Bushes

BB196 Island Huts
BB197 Island Palms

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Last Updated On Thursday, May 26, 2016 by James at Battlefront