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Battle of El Alamein: War in the Desert

El Alamein is your introduction to the exciting world of Flames Of War, the world’s most popular World War II miniatures game.

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Step 1. Begin assembly of the Tiger by attaching the left-hand side track to the lower hull section. Step 2. Next, attach the right-hand side track to the lower hull section.
Below: Both tracks secured to the lower hull section. Step 3. Attach the front lower hull section to the front of the lower hull.
Step 4. Attach the front upper hull section to the front of the hull. Step 5. Next, attach the rear hull plate / exhaust section to the back of the lower hull.
Below: The rear hull plate / exhaust section attached the back of the lower hull. Step 6. Attach the side skirt to the left-hand side upper hull section.
Step 7. Attach the side skirt to the right-hand side upper hull section. Step 8. Next, attach the glacis plate to the top deck of the hull.
Below: The glacis plate attached to the top deck of the Tiger. Step 9. Attach the hull machine-gun to the glacis plate.
Step 10. Attach the left-hand side upper hull section to the top deck. Step 11. Attach the right-hand side upper hull section to the top deck of the Tiger.
Below: The right-hand side upper hull section in place. Step 12. Attach the completed upper and lower sections of the Tiger's hull.
Step 13. Complete assembly of the hull of the Tiger by attaching the Feifel air filters to the top of the engine deck. Step 14. For the turret, begin assembly by joining the upper turret section to the turret base.
Step 15. Next, attach the rear turret stowage bin to the back of the turret. Step 16. Attach the gun mantlet to the front of the turret.
Step 17. Next, attach the 8.8cm gun to the gun mantlet. Step 18. Attach the commander's cupola to the top of the turret.
Below: The commander's cupola attached to the top of the turret. Step 19. To add the completed turret to the hull. Below: The fully-assembled Tiger.
Step 1. To add a tank commander, use the open cupola rather than the closed version. Step 2. Next, add a tank commander to the inside of the open cupola.
To attach the turret to the hull, you can use rare earth magnets (sold separately in the online store here). Simply attach one to the bottom of the turret and the top of the hull. Learn more about using rare earth magnets here.
The other option is to use the turret peg found on the plastic sprue. To do this, simply attach the peg to the bottom of the turret. The turret peg then simply mates with the hole in the top of the hull.  


Last Updated On Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by Charlie at Battlefront