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Welcome to the Flames Of War and Battlefront Miniatures website, the home of World War II Gaming.
Last Updated On Thursday, 28 August 2014.

This week's update includes twelve product spotlights, decal guides, videos, competitions & links for you to enjoy.

Click on the logo below to visit the Great War Landing Page.
Great War
Full rule set and army lists available free with Wargames Illustrated issue 322.
FlamesCon
FlamesCon is an annual wargaming and boardgame convention held in Auckland, New Zealand. It is the home of the Flames Of War Late-War Grand Tournament but also hosts a number of other exciting events and competitions for attendees.
For more information regarding the events being held at FlamesCon and the FlamesCon Sale visit the official FlamesCon website here...
Weekly “Spot the A7V” Twitter Game Weekly “Spot the A7V” Twitter Game
To mark the entry of Flames Of War into another new period, we are going to use Twitter to give away some Great War tank boxes. It will essentially be like a big game of Battleship.

Each week we will post a battlefield map, marked with grid co-ordinates, on the Great War landing page (http://www.flamesofwar.com/greatwar) You can’t see it, but hidden in one of the squares is a sneaky A7V.

This week's winner is @Arcticblur! We'll be in contact with you soon regarding how to claim your prize.
Enter The Great War Facebook Painting Competition Now!
Just a quick reminder that we're running a Facebook painting competition, where you can show off your freshly painted platoons, or just check our other people’s efforts and ‘Like’ your favourites.

Great War Facebook Painting Competition...
Enter The Great War Facebook Painting Competition Now!
Flames Of War: For The Win
Ambushes Exposed!
Warren & Dave are back for another installment of Flames Of War For the Win and this time they're talking about ambushes!

Check out all of the episodes of Flames Of War: For The Win here...
Lions or Donkeys?
Generalship In The Great War
Scott Elaurant examines the leadership of the Generals during the Great War.

Lions or Donkeys?...

Lions or Donkeys?
Great War Decals Deciphered Great War Decals Deciphered:
A Guide To The Great War Tank Decal Sheets
Blake provides a guide to using the World War One tank decals sheets for both the British and Germans.

Great War Decals Deciphered...
Those Haughty British:
Fielding British Forces From Great War
Andrew offers some thoughts on fielding British forces from Great War.

Those Haughty British...

Those Haughty British
Trenchline System (BB182) Trenchline System (BB182)
Perhaps the most iconic symbol of World War I is the trench. Starting from simple slit trenches and developing into elaborate trench networks such as the Hindenburg Line, the science of entrenchment was king of the battlefield. As well as protecting the front line troops trenches link with the reserve area, allowing for reinforcements to get forward quickly and safely.

Trenchline System (BB182)...
Barbed Wire (BB132)
Barbed wire sections are a cheap and effective way to keep the enemy infantry from assaulting your own positions. Site your machine-guns over the wire so that you can inflict maximum damage on your opponent’s troops. Bear in mind though that tanks ignore it and clear a path for the infantry following on so make sure anti-tank guns are situated nearby to stop an enemy breakthrough.

Barbed Wire (BB132)...

Barbed Wire (BB132)
Craters (BB144) Craters (BB144)
The battlefield can be a messy place; littered with burnt-out tanks, rubble from destroyed building and impact craters created by artillery bombardments. While these obstacles may hinder the path of the vehicles, advancing infantry can leap frog from one pile of rubble to the next in the knowledge they are shielded from enemy fire.

Craters (BB144)...
Registrations Now Open For CanCon 2015
CanCon 2015 will be hosting an Early-war and Mid-war tournament as well as the ever popular Night Flames. Registration is now open so make sure you secure your place early for this popular event.

Learn more about CanCon 2015 here...
Registrations Now Open For CanCon 2015…

Registrations Now Open For CanCon 2015
New Flames Of War Stockist in Canada
New Flames Of War Stockist in Canada
Battlefront Miniatures would like to welcome a new Flames Of War stockist in Alberta, Canada; CompuSoft and The Game Store who will be joining us in 2014.

New Flames Of War Stockist in Canada...

WWPD: Review
Volkssturm Platoon
Mitch from WWPD reviews the Volksturm Platoon as featured in the intelligence book Bridge At Remagen.

WWPD: Review - Volkssturm Platoon...


Breakthrough Assault:
Beyond The Foxholes Podcast Episode Eighteen
Ben, Dave, and Adam present the latest episode of thier Beyond The Foxhole podcast that feature Battlefront's own Mike Haught.

Beyond The Foxholes Episode Eighteen...

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 in regards to actions available to Gun teams upon arriving from Reserve.

The Question Of The Week...
The Question Of The Week
European 2014 
			Late-War Grand Tournament
European Late-War Grand Tournament
This is fourth year that we will be running the Late-war European Grand Tournament and we look forward to hosting yet another successful event.

European 2014 Late-War Grand Tournament...
Revising Naval Gunfire Support
Naval Gunfire Support (NGFS) in Flames Of War has been receiving a lot of attention lately, with a lot of people finding it rather too effective. We have been following the discussions about this with interest and evaluating possible changes to bring balance back to the force.

Revising Naval Gunfire Support...
Revising Naval Gunfire Support
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...

Mentioned in Despatches
Lessons From the Front:
Questions & Answers on Flames Of War
Two 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.

Lessons From the Front...
Lessons From the Front
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...
Recent Articles:

Great War In Colour: Painting British & German Forces For Great War...

Those Haughty Germans...

From The Mouths Of Barbs...

Mark IVs and Whippet...

Flames Of War At Gen Con 2014...

Indian Recce Squadron...

Iron Fortresses: British & German Tanks Of World War One...

Assembling Mitchell's Marauders...

Great War Gaming Forum...

Great War Modelling & Painting Forum...

WWPD: Great War Landing Page...

OQF 18 pdr Guns and Vickers HMGs...

Painting Tommies...

Climb to Glory: 10th Mountain Division in Italy, 1944 to 1945...

Over The Top: Using Normal Flames Of War Missions in the Great War...

Assembling Biltz's Battlegroup...

Biltz's Battlegroup Part I: The Infantry...

Biltz's Battlegroup Part II: Support Options...

Unboxing Ze Germans Part I...

Unboxing Ze Germans Part II...

Infanterie Platoon & 7.62cm Krupp Infantry Gun...

British Rifle Platoon...

Wargame At A World War II Museum...

Mythbusting The Great War: Mud, Barbed Wire, and Machine-guns...

Wargaming Myths Of The Great War...

Great War: Mitchell’s Marauders Part I: The Riflemen...

Great War: Mitchell's Marauders Part II: The Support Platoons...

Unboxing The Tommies Part I...

Unboxing The Tommies Part II...

Assembling The Plastic Rifle Company...


July Releases

Flames Of War
Middle of July
GBX80 Carius

US108 M36B1 Jackson
US060 M4 Sherman Crocodile
US061 T1E3 Aunt Jemima Mine Rollers
GE823 Volkssturm Platoon

End of July
FW230A Remagen Bridge Mat
SU161 Quad Maksim AA MG
US053 M4A3 (105mm) HVSS
AC015 Arado 234 B
US056 M4A3E2 Jumbo (with 75mm & 76mm gun option)
UBX42 Rifle Company (Plastic)

Wargames Illustrated
WI322 Wargames Illustrated Issue 322

August's Releases

Great War
Early August Releases
GGEAB1 Biltz's Battlegroup
GBRAB1 Mitchell's Marauders


Great War
Late August Releases
GGBX01 A7V Tank (x2)
GGE701 Infanteriekompanie HQ
GGE702 Infanterie Platoon

GGE704 Infanterie Machine-gun Platoon
GBR080 Mark A Whippet Tank
GBBX01 Mark IV
GBR702 HQ & Rifle Platoon
GBR704 Machine-gun Platoon
BB182 Trenchline System

Wargames Illustrated
WI323 Wargames Illustrated Issue 323


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Last Updated On Friday, August 29, 2014 by Blake at Battlefront