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Last Updated On Thursday, 22 September 2016.

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


The Battle of the Bulge Bulge Compilations The Ardennes Offensive

Digital Bulge Compilations

Both of the Bulge compilations are available now in Forces Of War, the Flames Of War online company builder, and the Flames Of War Digital app.

Forces Of War Flames Of War Digital

Caen Church (BB208) Caen Church (BB208)

Constructed of grey stone in the Norman style common to north-west France, the Battlefield in a Box Caen Church is not just a great addition to Battle of the Bulge battlfields, but will also look equally at home in games of Flames Of War or Team Yankee anywhere throughout Western Europe.

Caen Church (BB208)... 

Black Panthers
The 761st Tank Battalion in The Battle of the Bulge

The 761st Tank Battalion was the first African-American armored unit to see combat in the US Army. The men of this unit demonstrated phenomenal courage, facing not only the German war machine but also prejudice and bigotry from many in their own Army's higher command. Michael McSwiney, a long-time Flames Of War contributor, meticulously researched the history of this ground-breaking unit for The Battle of the Bulge compilation.

Black Panthers – The 761st Tank Battalion in The Battle of the Bulge...

Black Panthers – the 761st Tank Battalion in The Battle of the Bulge

WWPD: Firestorm Bastogne Firestorm Bastogne
A WWPD Online Flames Of War Campaign

Starting this month, WWPD are going to be running an online Bastogne campaign based on the Firestorm model, chiefly organised by Tom Burgess. It promises to be a lot of fun. If you would like to be involved, head over to the WWPD site for full details.

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

Whitewash Painting Tutorials
Two ways to paint Winter Camouflage

Whitewash winter camouflage is notoriously tricky to paint effectively. Here are two very different techniques which can both achieve a great whitewashed look. Breakthrough Assault have an advanced tutorial by Frank from Panzer Schule, using a drying retardant paint additive.

Breakthrough Assault: Frank’s Guide to Whitewash...

And for those of us who want a quick and easy method, Panzer Angriff have a more introductory-level tutorial.

Panzer Angriff: Winter Whitewash Done Quick...

Whitewash Painting Tutorials
Bulge Landing Pages
We have landing pages for each of the Bulge compilations, with interesting history, tactics and modelling articles, as well as product spotlights to help you get started building an army for this exciting and important campaign.
The Battle of the Bulge Landing Page The Ardennes Offensive Landing Page

Premium Property – Café Premium Property Shipping Update
Café will begin shipping soon

The next building in the Premium Property range is the Café.

The shipments to both our US and UK warehouses arrived right on schedule, and it will be shipping out to subscribers very shortly.


Team Yankee
Team Yankee Mini Rulebook

Long-time Flames Of War players will be familiar with our soft-cover mini rulebooks: handy pocket-size (well, if your pockets are quite large) versions of the full rulebook which we distributed for free to existing players when we released a new edition of the rules.

Now that Team Yankee has been a huge success as a rule set, our World War III rulebook is getting the same treatment – we want to make it as easy as possible for new players to join the Cold War action.

Team Yankee Mini Rulebook
Team Yankee Mini Rulebook

The Team Yankee Mini Rulebook is a 90-page, full-colour soft-cover rulebook in an A5 (210mm x 148.5mm) format. It includes the full Team Yankee rules, only without the specific army statistics, which of course are available on your Force, Formation and Unit Cards.

The Mini Rulebook will be included as a free addition to the Charlie’s Chieftains British Army Deal – making that an ideal first army for any players who have been waiting to take the Cold War plunge.


Panzertruppen
West German Expansion
Coming Soon!

Panzertruppen is an expansion to Leopard: West Germans in WWIII. It allows you to field full Panzer companies of Leopard I tanks and Panzergrenadiers riding to battle in M113 APCs!

This briefing is a 12-page, full-colour booklet that comes with a complete set of 10 Panzertruppen cards.

Panzertruppen – West German Expansion...

Panzertruppen
Iron Maiden Iron Maiden Battle Day Event 
October 8, 2016

Run for the hills!  The British army is coming to kick arse and chew bubblegum (and they’re fresh out of bubblegum) for this Team Yankee event!

You can be one of the first to 'test drive' the newest Team Yankee army at one of the the 18 participating stores. Each store will have a new painted (well, base-coated at least) British army for players to use throughout the day. And after the four games, one lucky player will win the army!

Iron Maiden Battle Day Event...

* UPDATE * Two new participating stores have been added in Australia

WWPD: The Forces Of Iron Maiden
Tommy’s Not Tanks 

WWPD's Mitch Reed has been having an in-depth look at the Iron Maiden book. In this article he discusses the strengths of the Formations available to the British, particularly the infantry-based mechanised and airmobile companies.

WWPD: The Forces Of Iron Maiden – Tommy’s Not Tanks...

WWPD: The Forces of Iron Maiden – Tommy's Not Tanks
WWPD: Iron Maiden – The Last Wave WWPD: Iron Maiden – The Last Wave

And Mitch Reed has also shared a detailed preview of some of the British models, including shots of the plastic Spartan/Striker and Scorpion/Scimitar sprues.

WWPD: Iron Maiden – The Last Wave...

Breakthrough Assault: Iron Maiden Review

Lee Parnell has been a lifelong enthusiast of modern British tanks, having grown up around Chieftains. He has had a close look at Iron Maiden, and is almost unreservedly happy with everything this latest briefing is set to bring to the Team Yankee gaming ecosystem.

Breakthrough Assault: Iron Maiden Review...

Breakthrough Assault: Iron Maiden Review

TANKS
TANKS: Doctrine Cards TANKS: Doctrine Cards

A new type of upgrade card is coming to TANKS. Doctrine cards focus on national characteristics, rather than equipment or training. They let you alter your play style to more closely follow how the different nationalities fought.

TANKS: Doctrine Cards...


Events
MOAB 2016
October 1–3, Sylvania, NSW

The Sutherland Shire Games club in Sydney are running MOAB once again this year on the 1st through 3rd October. MOAB is one of the highlights of the Sydney gaming calendar and will have Flames Of War, Team Yankee and TANKS tournaments.

* UPDATE *

Battlefront chairman Peter Simunovich will be at MOAB on Saturday and Sunday and will be happy to answer your questions about current and upcoming releases.

For more information about MOAB and registration, go to:
www.sutherlandshiregamers.org/MOAB-Events/

MOAB 2016

FlamesCon FlamesCon 2016
22-23 October, Auckland

New Zealand’s FlamesCon 2016 will be a two-day 1625-point Late War tournament on Labour Weekend (Saturday 22 – Sunday 23 October) at the Onehunga RSA.

Once again the event is being organised by TCOW (That Club Out West), who did a fantastic job running last year’s tournament.

FlamesCon 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 involves direct-fire smoke ammunition.

The Question Of The Week...


From the War Files
Volksgrenadier Divisions

Wayne Turner describes the background and history of 26 different Volksgrenadierdivision, to help you choose one on which to base your Flames Of War Volksgrenadierkompanie.

Volksgrenadier Divisions...

Volksgrenadier Divisions

Mentioned in Despatches
Tank Aces Tank Aces
Escalation Campaign

Tank Aces is an escalation campaign in which you take on the role of a new Tank Company commander, start with a small force of 500 points and gradually building to a 900-point force.

It originally appeared in Blood, Guts and Glory. Now that the lists from that book have been compiled in The Battle of the Bulge, you can download a free PDF of this fun campaign system.

Tank Aces...


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Italian Flames Of War Championship Season 5...

Panzer Angriff: TANKS at Play...

Iron Maiden Release Schedule...

WWPD: Going Deep – Building A Commonwealth Lists From The Bulge...

WWPD: The British Are Coming – Iron Maiden, A Quick Spoiler...

WWPD: ETC Debrief Part 2...

Special Order Plastics...

Team Yankee Special Order Plastics...

Bulge Compilations Preview...

WWPD: Commonwealth Forces in The Battle Of The Bulge...

Breakthrough Assault: Old Blood and Guts...

TANKS: Jackson Tank Expansion...

ETC 2016 – Flames Of War Tournament...

WWPD: Why We Fight Episode 5...

WWPD: The 761st Tank Battalion...

WWPD: Panzers to the Meuse...

TANKS: Hit the Beach Print and Play PDF...

Store Profile – Blitz and Peaces...

Blitz and Peaces – Journey to the West Week 1...

Flames Of War at Gen Con...

ETC 2016 Results...

WWPD: Bulge Compilations Sneak Peek...

WWPD: Why We Fight Episode 4...

WWPD: Clock Tower review...

NOVA Open Charity Army Raffle... 


Upcoming Releases
Bulge Compilations

The Battle of the Bulge: Allied Forces on the German Border, September 1944 – February 1945 (FW120)

The Ardennes Offensive: German Forces in Lorraine and the Ardennes, September 1944 – February 1945 (FW121)

All Plastic Army Deals

Rommel's Wolves – German Army Deal (GEAB13)
Stalin's Bears – Soviet Army Deal (SUAB07)

Monty's Hounds – British Army Deal (GEAB08)
Patton's Eagles – US Army Deal (USAB07)

September Releases
Tank Destroyer Platoon (Plastic) (UBX49) M5A1 Stuart (remastered) (US005)
Caen Church (BB208)

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Last Updated On Thursday, September 22, 2016 by James at Battlefront