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Last Updated On Thursday, 26 February 2015.

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

 New Open Fire! Teaser

2015 sees the release of a new, updated version of Open Fire!, the Flames Of Warstarter set, packed with new plastic models and a streamlined set of rules. In this video, Mike and Sean give you a brief look at what you can expect to find in the new set. It's the perfect entry point into World War II wargaming.

Check out our channel on YouTube here...
2015 European Tournament Season

We have an updated schedule for our UK and European qualifier events for this year's European Grand Tournament Final, as well as some news about FlamesCon UK.

2015 European Tournament Season...
 2015 Tournament Series
Light Up the Night
Light Up the Night
Infra-red equipment allows troops to see further at night, using a spectrum of light not visible with the naked eye. In August 1944 a 60com Infra-Red searchlight was mounted on a SdKfz 251/20 'Uhu' halftrack. The 'Uhu' has one job: to illuminate targets with its Infra-red searchlight. Once morning has broken, it retreats to the read.

Light Up the Night...
Comets to Berlin:
Fielding the 11th Armoured Division in Nachtjäger
Greg Lockton talks about tactics for using the British Comet from Nachtjäger, and gives a sample list putting his ideas into practice.

Comets to Berlin...
Comets to Berlin
Slovak Shield Modelling Slovak Forces in Flames Of War
Now that you can now get the new Early-war Slovakian Forces through Flames Of War Digital, Wayne has updated this modelling guide for those who want to know the right models to use for a Slovak army.

Modelling Slovak Forces in Flames Of War...

What Army would you make?
British Infantry List-Building Forum Contest

For the next four weeks we are holding a list-building contest in our Army Lists discussion forum to see who has the best ideas for lists which utilise the new plastic British Rifle Company box. The winner will receive a copy of Nachtjäger and a box of the new Plastic British Rifle Company to help them build their ultimate British army.

Check out the full details here...
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 Say What, Chap?  Say What, Chap?
For our Twitter users, we also have a new Twitter contest going right now. Tweet your favourite oh-so-British quote @Flames_Of_War, using the hashtag #SayWhatChap and you will be in to win a copy of Nachtjäger and a box of Comet tanks to go with it.

The Contest ends on the 11th (New Zealand time) of March, with the winner being announced the next day in our weekly Flames Of War update.

New Podcast:
Behind Enemy Lines Episode 1
A few friends have got together with one aim: create New Zealand's number-2 wargaming news podcast. Listen as they introduce themselves and talk about wargaming, games they want to play, and subtly hint that they like free stuff.

Behind Enemy Lines Episode 1...
 Behind Enemy Lines
Slovak Shield From The War Files...
Slovak Forces on the Eastern Front
Each week we take a look back at an article from days gone by that is still relevant today. This week Jonathan Forsey looks at the history of Slovak forces in World War II.

Slovak Forces on the Eastern Front...
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...
Looking For Information On Tournaments & Events?
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 Saves for Unarmoured Vehicles.

The Question Of The Week...


Mentioned in Despatches

Forces Of War

The latest Intelligence Briefing, Nachtjäger, is now available in Forces Of War, the Flames Of War company builder.

Forces Of War now includes Intelligence Briefings from:
Nachtjäger
Barbarossa, including the Barbarossa Digital Intelligence Briefings
Bridge At Remagen
Desperate Measures
Devil’s Charge (Digital) (formerly Panzers to the Meuse)
Fate of a Nation
Fortress Italy
Road to Rome
Great War

http://forces.flamesofwar.com

And remember, we provide a landing page for all your Nachtjäger needs.

Nachtjäger Landing Page...

Nachtjäger 
 What's in Flames Of War Digital  What's in Flames Of War Digital?
Inside Flames Of War Digital there is so much content that we thought it would be a good idea to give you a rundown of what is there, and which book or theatre it relates to.

What's in Flames Of War Digital...

2015 European Tournament Season
We’ve been listening to the feedback and working behind the scenes to vastly improve our UK and European tournaments over the next year.

2015 European Tournament Season...
2015 European Tournament Season
Points Totals For The 2014 - 2015 Tournament Season

Points Totals For The 2014 - 2015 Tournament Season
The official points totals for the 2014 - 2015 North American tournament season have now been decided and are as follows:

Period Points
Early-war
1390 points
Mid-war
1710 points
Late-war
1900 points
Flames Of War Paint Sale
Check out the Flames Of War Paint Sale in the online store here...
Recent Articles

Here Comes the Night...

Breakthrough Assault: Beyond the Foxholes Episode 25... 

WWPD: Williamsburg Muster Picture Dump... 

Three Flavours of Fun... 

Individual Army Lists in Flames Of War Digital... 

The Night is for Hunting... 

Achtung Painter...

WWPD: Twice the Fun...

WWPD: News From the Front - Episode 88... 

WWPD: Planning Out 2015...  

Breakthrough Assault - British Armoured Squadron: Overlord...  

Breakthrough Assault - Panzerkompanie : Fortress Italy...

Breakthrough Assault - Stuarts Ho!

Breakthrough Assault: Converting to Armour - Part One...

Breakthrough Assault: Nachtjäger Tale of 4 Gamers Painting Challenge... 

Breakthrough Assault: Nachtjäger After Action Report...  

Breakthrough Assault: Nachtjäger - Tactical Thoughts...

Defending The Reich: German Forces in Nachtjäger...

Finishing The Job: British Forces in Nachtjäger...


January's  Releases
  
Fate Of A Nation
AJO511 M40 106mm Recoilless
AJO726 Heavy Mortar Platoon
AJO729 Artillery HQ and Crew (Jordanian)
AJSO101 Jordanian Command Teams
AIS141 M50 (155mm) SP
AIS726 120mm Artillery Battery

AIS729 Artillery HQ and Crew (Israeli)
AAR540 37mm 61-K gun (x3)
AAR729 Artillery HQ and Crew (UAR)
AISO101 Israeli Command Teams
AISO501 M50 (155mm) Gun
AARBX05 M4/FL10 Sherman

Battlefield In A Box
BB178 Mosque (Retail Release)
BB179 Mosque Walls (Retail Release)

Wargames Illustrated
WI328 Wargames Illustrated Issue 328

February's Releases

Flames Of War
FW231 Nachtjäger   
BBX28 British Rifle Company (Plastic)
BBX29 M5 Halftrack Transport Platoon (x4) (Plastic)
GBX84 Panther/Jagpanther (Plastic)
GBX85 Sd Kfz 251/1 Transport Platoon (x4) (Plastic)
GE848 Panzersturm Platoon (with Vampir IR equipment)
GBX82 Sd Kfz 251/20 (Uhu) Platoon (x2)
GSO206 Sd Kfz 251 IR Equipment (x4 sets)
GSO143 Nachtjägers (Vampir Equipment)
TK905 Muzzle Flash Token Set
RO005 R-1 Cavalry Light Tank...
RO301 Tatra vz.30 Armoured Car...

Wargames Illustrated
WI329 Wargames Illustrated Issue 329


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Last Updated On Friday, February 27, 2015 by James at Battlefront