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Last Updated On Thursday, 30 April 2015.

This week's update includes 10 different articles and links for you to enjoy.

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Rämsch's Charge (GEAB12)
On the morning of 17 December the advance guard of 2.Panzerdivision reached the town of Clerf in the Ardennes, where they were stopped by American Sherman tanks. Major Horst Rämsch brought forward his Panzer IV tanks and StuG G assault guns to clear the way. 

Rämsch's Charge (GEAB12)...

Rämsch's Charge (GEAB12)

Vasily's Hammer (SUAB06)

Vasily's Hammer (SUAB06)

Lieutenant Vasily Bryukhov was leading his battalion of T-34/85 tanks through a cornfield in Romania in August 1944 when caught a glimpse of a German Panther on a parallel track. He ordered a halt, tracking the Panther until it met a gap in the corn. Vasily’s gunner put a shell through the Panther, which burst into flames.

Vasily's Hammer (SUAB06)... 

Grimball's Beasts (USAB05)
First Lieutenant John Grimball commanded the M26 Pershings that seized the bridge at Remagen. He oversaw the repairs to the bridge while his men kept the Germans at bay, then led his force forward into the heart of Germany, crushing all resistance before him.

Grimball's Beasts (USAB05)... 

Grimball's Beasts (USAB05)
Barbarossa is nominated for an Origins Award

Congratulations to Wayne Turner, whose book Barbarossa has been nominated for a 2015 Origins Award in the category of Best Historical Miniature Rules Supplement. These prestigious awards are given out each year at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio.

Previous Flames Of War Origins winner have included the Fate of a Nation model range, Nuts, Desert Rats, and the Open Fire! starter set.

You can find out more about Barbarossa here... 

Origins Award Nominee

New Additions to Flames Of War Digital
Today we have added Colours Of War, The Essential Guide To Painting Flames Of War Miniatures, as well as Rising Sun to the Flames Of War Digital App.

To find out more about the Digital App...

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Wanted: Web Assistant
Battlefront Miniatures is looking for a Web Assistant to join the Design Team in Auckland for a fixed-term contract. The role would suit someone who is willing to learn quickly on the job, has some graphic design and/or website experience and is looking to put these skills into practice and gain workplace experience.

Knowledge of miniature gaming and a desire to find out more about Flames Of War is a plus. Key responsibilities:

  • Photography of miniatures for product spotlights.
  • Laying up articles on the Flames Of War and Gale Force Nine websites.
  • Supporting the rest of the Web team as required.
The position is based in our Auckland, New Zealand studio. Due to the nature of the role, overseas applicants are unlikely to be considered. For applications or more information, please email editor@battlefront.co.nz


Battlefront At Salute 2015

Salute in London is one of the largest and busiest one-day events on the UK's wargaming calendar. This year’s show was a typically busy but enjoyable outing for Battlefront.

Battlefront At Salute 2015...

Battlefront At Salute 2015
SS-Ausbildungs-und-Ersatz-Bataillon 12 Hitlerjugend

SS-Ausbildungs-und-Ersatz-Bataillon 12 Hitlerjugend
Wayne looks at the history of one of the SS-Ausbildungs-und-Ersatz-Bataillon 12 Hitlerjugend, another of the Digital Exclusive lists now available from Nachtjäger (Digital).

SS-Ausbildungs-und-Ersatz-Bataillon 12 Hitlerjugend...

Official Book Errata

With both Nuts and Devil’s Charge now available in the Flames Of War Digital app, we have also taken the chance to correct the errata in these briefings.

Flames Of War Digital now has the corrected versions for you to download. Or, if you want to update your printed copy, you can find a list of changes at these links:

Devil's Charge Errata Nuts Errata
Devil's Charge Errata... Nuts Errata... 

Beyond the Foxholes Beyond the Foxholes Episode 28
The guys give a full report on from the Art of War Early War tournament, with all the action before, during and after the weekend's gaming.

Beyond the Foxholes Episode 28...

Breakthrough Assault:
Avoiding That Wooden Spoon

Beginner players obviously shouldn't expect to win their first tournament. Honestly, though, no one wants to come dead last. In the latest of his FOW Survival Guide blog posts, Matt 'Papa Bear' Pullen gives advice on how to avoid the dreaded wooden spoon.

Breakthrough Assault: Avoiding That Wooden Spoon...

Did you know Matt Pullen has his own personal Flames Of War blog, where he details his painting and gaming exploits and accepts painting commissions: papabearwargaming.blogspot.co.uk... 

Breakthrough Assault
Papa Bear Wargaming

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 vehicles with passengers in assaults.

The Question Of The Week...

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Flames Of War Digital Forces Of War Blood, Guts & Glory

New Digital Lists
Blood, Guts & Glory is now live in the Flames Of War Digital iPad app and Forces Of War, the Flames Of War online company builder. 

Also now live are another two British Digital Exclusive lists from 
Nachtjäger (Digital):

  • Motor Company
  • Lorried Rifle Company

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May Releases

Plastic Army Deals
GEAB12 Rämsch's Charge
SUAB06 Vasily's Hammer
USAB05 Grimball's Beasts

Special Order Codes
BR005 M22 Locust
BSO154 Parachute Recce Patrol
BSO155 Parachute Tank Riders

Brown Water Navy
FW904 Brown Water Navy
VUSBX11 Kelley's Heroes
VPABX13 Giap's Guerrillas
VPABX12 Local Resistance

Special Order Codes
USO120 Parachute M18 57mm Recoilless Rifle
USO121 Parachute M20 75mm Recoilless Rifle
VSO111 Tail Rotor Blades

Colours Of War Releases
(May - June)

CWP001 Colours Of War
CWP101 Quartermasters Paint Set
CWP102 Paint Brush Set
CWP111 German Armour Paint Set
CWP112 German Infantry Paint Set
CWP121 US Paint Set
CWP131 British Paint Set
CWP141 Soviet Paint Set  

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Last Updated On Friday, May 01, 2015 by Chris at Battlefront