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Last Updated On Thursday, 17 April 2014.

This week's update includes sixteen articles, product spotlights, videos and links for you to enjoy.

Pricing Down Under Pricing Down Under

Pricing Down Under...
The First Golden Panzer Has Been Claimed!
Congratulations to the first winner in our Golden Panzer competition. The lucky winner has just claimed the Australasia Golden Panzer meaning that only two more Golden Panzers have yet to be found; one in Europe and one in North America.

Learn more about the Golden Panzer Competition here...
The First Golden Panzer Has Been Claimed!
Assembling The Plastic Armored Rifle Platoon Assembling The Plastic Armored Rifle Platoon
Blake demonstrate how to assemble the contents of the new plastic Armored Rifle Platoon.

Assembling The Plastic Armored Rifle Platoon...
Armored and Dangerous Part Two:
Fielding The US Armored Rifle Company
Last week I talked about why the US Armored Rifle Platoon is so awesome, so this week let’s talk about lists and combinations that make the Armored Rifle Company so good.

Armored and Dangerous Part Two...

Armored and Dangerous Part Two
Mechanised Aces Heroes Mechanised Aces Heroes
To accompany last week’s Mechanised Aces contents, I decided to put together some background stories for some heroes I am thinking of running in future Mechanised Aces campaigns here at Battlefront.

Mechanised Aces Heroes...
Mechanised Aces Additional Downloads
Featured in Wargames Illustrated issue 318, Mechanised Aces is a build-up campaign system that allows players to expand their armies over time. In this article we provide the additional content to assist you in running an Mechanised Aces campaign.

Mechanised Ace Additional Content...

Fortress Italy and Road To Rome On Sale Now
Road To Rome
and Fortress Italy cover the Italy campaign for 1944 and 1945 and includes the forces from Dogs & Devils and Cassino, as well as a whole heap of new forces.

Already got an American, British or German army for the Italian campaign? Try out the Italian RSI fighting to keep the Allies out of Italy, or the French Expeditionary Corp trying to make up for their defeat in 1940!

Learn more about the Italian Compilations here...

Italian Compilations
Italy Battles (FW229)
Italy Battles (FW229)
Italy Battles contains the best scenarios from the original Dogs & Devils and Cassino books, as well as the Battlefront Studio’s favourite web and Wargames Illustrated scenarios, and updates them for the third edition of Flames Of War, and the two Italy compilations: Road to Rome and Fortress Italy. Italy Battles also includes rules for running Linked Mission Campaigns and Axis Of Attack Campaigns, including Axis Of Attack campaigns for Anzio and Cassino.

Italy Battles (FW229)...
Firestorm: Norway
Gísli Jökull Gíslason, Dane Tkacs, Eirik Ulsund and Maurice V. Holmes Jr. present the latest Firesotrm campaign; Firestorm: Norway.

Firestorm: Norway...

Firestorm: Norway
AdeptiCon 2014 Report AdeptiCon 2014 Report
Forty nine players descended upon Adepticon 2014 in Chicago to battle it out at the Late-war Nationals in early April.  This year the convention was gracious enough to give us our own room; this worked out very well since the players did not have to jostle for position and had a fairly secure area to leave bags and such. I look forward to working with everyone to fill the room next year!

AdeptiCon 2014: Report...
6th South African Armoured Division: Part Two
The idea of a South African Armoured Division was born out of the chaos of the Western Desert Campaign, the Officers in the 1st and 2nd South African Infantry Divisions felt the need for their own armour instead of depending on other Commonwealth Armoured Units.

6th South African Armoured Division: Part Two...
6th South African Armoured Division: Part Two
HISTORICON Painting Competition 2014 HISTORICON Painting Competition 2014
Following on from the great success of the first Wargames Illustrated Presents the HISTORICON Painting Competition event in July of 2013, we are proud to announce its return to HISTORICON in 2014.

The HISTORICON Painting Competition 2014...
Constructing The Atlantik Wall
With plans for what will most assuredly be an entire weekend of some of the greatest gaming South Eastern Wisconsin has ever seen, crews from Outpost Gaming in Kenosha, Wisconsin and the Battle Badgers have begun construction of several brand new tables. What are these tables for you ask? The answer to that question is many-fold: a charity event to benefit American Veterans, a world record attempt, and the obvious answer, many, great games of Flames Of War!

Constructing The Atlantik Wall...

Constructing The Atlantik Wall
Enhancing Pre-Painted Terrain Enhancing Pre-Painted Terrain
The good thing about pre-painted terrain pieces is that they can be used straight from the box – that is probably the main reason you bought them. They are, however, a little bare and lacking in individuality. The sets aren’t truly complete until they have been tailored to match your current scenery collection through the addition of flock or other scenic material.

Enhancing Pre-Painted Terrain...
New Flames Of War Stockist in Bad Camberg, Germany
Battlefront Miniatures would like to welcome a new Flames Of War stockist in Bad Camberg, Germany; Spielwaren Tellschaft who will be joining us in 2014.

New Flames Of War Stockist in Bad Camberg, Germany...

New Flames Of War Stockist in Bad Camberg, Germany
River Forks (BB512) River Forks (BB512)
Battlefield in a Box provides everything you need to construct your battlefield, at all scales of gaming. Combine this set with the others from the list below to build more complex waterways.

River Forks (BB512)...
River Islands (BB513)
Water features have played a major part in battles throughout history. Both streams and mighty rivers are natural obstacles that are sure to influence the strategy of any commander intent on victory.

River Islands (BB513)...
River Islands (BB513)
7.5cm PaK40 Walkaround & Firing
The guys from Forgotten Weapons give a rundown of the German 7.5cm PaK40 anti-tank gun before giving it a test fire!
The Question Of The Week:
Back To Basics
The Question Of The Week: Back To Basics series offers players new to Flames Of War a chance to expand their knowledge and become better players. This weeks question is in regards to firing multiple weapons.

The Question Of The Week: Back To Basics...
The Question Of The Week: Back To Basics
The After Action Report Project Continues
The After Action Report Project Continues
A good portion of game design is listening to feedback to make a better game. There are all sorts of ways to get this feedback but the hardest part is collating and interpreting the data. With the advent of simple-to-use forms and spreadsheets from places like Google drive, it makes a lot of sense to use these tools moving forward to keep Flames Of War the great game that it is.


Learn how to you can contribute to the After Action Report Project here...
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
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...
Painting Days At The Goblin Trader
The guys from ModelBrush are hosting more painting days at Goblin Trader in Madrid, Spain on 19 - 20 April. They will be demonstrating the basic steps for using an airbrush to paint Flames Of War tanks for those people who are just starting out. They have sixteen places available and will be covering subjects such as priming, applying the base colour, highlighting, adding camouflage and varnishing.

Visit the Goblin Trader website here...
Painting Days At The Goblin Trader
Vietnam Stocktaking Sale Announcement
Vietnam Stocktaking Sale Announcement
Within a few days of launching of the Vietnam Stocktaking Sale, we realised that the demand was going to quickly outstrip the stock that we had on hand. So we chose to open it up and make more so everyone could join the fight. At that time we made a commitment to everyone that we would ship out everything that we could immediately, and the rest of the orders within two to three weeks once additional stocks were made and shipped around the world. With the close of the sale earlier this week the factory has been busy making everything necessary to fulfil these orders and the first of the restock orders will be leaving the factory shortly.
We have been shipping out the oldest orders first so many of you should have already received parts (or all) of your orders, but if you placed your order in the last few days of the sale it will still be another two to three weeks before you can expect all your reinforcements as the factory needs to make much more stock than we initially planned. 
 
Thank you for getting in behind Flames Of War Vietnam and stay tuned to the Flames Of War website for more updates.
Lessons From The Front
Lessons From The Front:
Last Updated 27 March 2014
Few 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. Phil’s also added Our Man in Saigon, a similar set of questions and answers for Tour of Duty, the Vietnam War intelligence briefing and Our Man in the Middle-East covering Fate Of A Nation.

Lessons From The Front...
The WWPD Rankings System
With the demise of Rankings HQ as our sole source of Flames Of War Rankings for the USA, the WWPD crew decided to look into creating a system to provide that same service to the Flames Of War player community.

The WWPD Rankings System...
The WWPD Rankings System
The Golden Panzer!

The Golden Panzer!
We’re so excited about our new plastic Panzer IV H that we really wanted to have a fun contest to coincide with its release. By happy coincidence, the earliest test 'shots' we received of the tank were done in a shiny faux-gold plastic; we asked the factory to just use whatever plastic they were working with at the time to save them trouble.

The Golden Panzer!...

Left: Battlefront Malaysia’s General Manager Jeff Brooks packs the Golden Panzers along with the accompanying Golden Tickets.

Red Bear (Revised Edition) Errata
Updated 4 February 2014
Wayne presents the latest updated to the Red Bear (Revised Edition) Errata.

Red Bear (Revised Edition) Errata...
Red Bear (Revised Edition) Errata
Recent Articles:

Armored and Dangerous Part One...

Mind Over Matter: Finnish Anti-tank Weapons and Tactics...

Firestorm Norway: A Sneak Peek...

New Flames Of War Stockist in Badajoz, Spain...

Breakthrough Assault: The Road to The Art of War...

Preview Of The Plastic Armored Rifle Platoon... 

A Guide To Using The Arab and Jordanian Decal Set...

WWPD Review: Plastic Tank Killer Company...

It's A Small World...

WWPD Review: T-54 or T-55 Platoon Review...

Open All Hours: Adding Window Detail To The Corner Store... 

WWDP Review: Fortress Italy...

WWDP Review: Road To Rome...

Battle Badgers Review: The Plastic IV H Platoon...

The Best From 'The Boot'...

Late Model Panzer IIIs...

Andrew’s Churchills in Italy...

Breakthrough Assault: Plastic Panzer IV H Review...

WWPD: Plastic Panzer IV H Review...

Diving Eagles!...

Props Forever!: The A-1H Skyraider In Vietnam...

Painting The A-1H Skyraider...

Australian Centurion Tank Operations in Vietnam...

Panzer IV H Colour Schemes...

Unit Spotlight: Đặc Công (Special Tasks) Company...

Breakthrough Assault: Tank Killer Company Review...

Hornisse...

Panzer IV H: Making Lists With the German Workhorse...

Divide & Conquer: Pocket Battle For Flames Of War...

I Came To The Land Of Ice & Snow...

New Flames Of War Stockist in Valencia...

Battlefields Of The Six-Day War...

New Flames Of War Stockist in Norwalk...

WWPD: After Action Report...

When Russian Tanks Led The World...

Colours Of '67...

Hungarian Corps Troops...

Missions Of '67...

WWDP: Battlecry 2014 After Action Report...

Breakthrough Assault: Italy Battles Review...

Beyond the Elbe (a lot) to Hungary!...

The Six-Day War...

Flames Of War On A Grand Scale...

The Tanks Of '67...

Flames Of War At Legions Hobbies & Games...

Rising Tons...


March's Releases

Flames Of War
FW406 Italy Compilation
FW229 Italy Battles
GBX15 Tiger I E Platoon
GE728 Tank Hunters
AC014 Oberst Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1:144)
GBX76 Panzergrenadier Platoon (Plastic)
JP565 Type 41 75mm Infantry Gun
JP570 Type 38 75mm Gun

Tour Of Duty
VPA940 PAVN Decal Sheets

Battlefield In A Box
BB514 River Bends
BB515 River Fords

Wargames Illusrated
WI318 Wargames Illustrated Issue 318

April's Releases

Flames Of War
AC013 Spitfire IX (1:144)
BR767 Gurkha Rifle Platoon
BR114 Firefly IC
BSO108 Private Ernest 'Smokey' Smith (Special Order)
BSO192 Staghound III Turret (x2) (Special Order)
FR805 Goum Mortar Platoon
FR812 Tirailleurs Platoon (Italy)
GSO161 HG Artillery Group (Special Order)
GE683 P40 Turret
UBX41 Armoured Rifle Platoon (Plastic)
FSO112 Artillery Group (Winter) (Special Order)
FSO113 Anti-tank Gun Group (Winter) (Special Order)
FSO114 AA Gun Crew (Winter) (Special Order)
FSO115 Sissi Troops (Winter) (Special Order)

Battlefield In A Box
BB512 River Forks
BB513 River Islands

Wargames Illustrated
WI319 Wargames Illustrated Issue 319

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Last Updated On Thursday, April 17, 2014 by Blake at Battlefront