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 4th Edition Launch Weekend

On March 11-12 Battlefront ran a live blog all weekend, with updates from our offices in NZ, the UK and the US, as well as reports from participating stores, hobby and history articles and videos, competitions and a video battle report.

  NZ Studio - Saturday  

NZ Studio - Sunday USA Office - Saturday UK Office - Saturday

9:25AM
Saturday 11
Welcome to the 4th Edition Launch Weekend
Welcome to the 4th Edition Launch Weekend
Battlefront is celebrating the launch of the 4th Edition of Flames Of War with a weekend of activities in all of our offices, starting with the New Zealand studio.
9:40AM
Saturday 11
V4 and Mid War Q&A – We want your questions
V4 and Mid War Q&A – We want your questions
In a few hours we will be recording a Q&A video in which we will attempt to your questions about 4th Edition and the new Mid War desert releases. You can submit your questions on our forum, and we will do our best to answer as many as possible.
We have clsoed off the thread asking for questions and filmed answers to a pile of them, stay tuned for the video tomorrow.
10:00AM
Saturday 11
Painting Guide - British Desert Armour
Painting Guide - British Desert Armour
Aaron shows you how you can quickly and simply get your British tanks painted and on the tabletop.
10:35AM
Saturday 11
Studio progress update
Studio progress update
The studio guys are busily assembling models.
Some have made more progress than others – Aaron, the studio painter, started working on his army in advance, and is almost finished painting camouflage on his Grants. James used the arrival of the new plastic Grant/Lee as an excuse to start a small side project based on a notorious tank-themed anime series.
It's not all plastic models. Afrika Korps has given Chris the inspiration to revive an old project which has been languishing at the bottom of his rather large 'to be painted when I get around to it' pile for several years.
 
10:52AM
Saturday 11
Boot Camp Battle Report – Part 1
Boot Camp Battle Report – Part 1
After spending the week working on the Boot Camp videos James and Phil throw down with a 62-point Battle Report. Check out part one here.
11:00AM
Saturday 11
Win Free Flames Of War Swag!
V4 and Mid War Q&A – We want your questions

It wouldn’t be a launch weekend without a few competitions! Check out the easy ways you can win some free Flames Of War swag!

1. Comment on any of the Flames Of War launch weekend videos (including the Boot Camp videos) to go into the draw to win a two player starter set with a pair of Army Deals and Books. Comment on all of them to increase your chances of winning!

2. Watch part one of our Battle Report video and guess how the game will play out in part two. We will pick our favourite (not necessarily most accurate) guess to win a Monty’s Desert Rats or Rommel’s Afrika Korps Army Deal (and Army Book).

3. Send a tweet to Flames_Of_War and tell us your Flames Of War plans for the launch weekend to go into the draw to win one of the new plastic tank boxes from the Mid War range.

4. Head over the live blog at Beasts Of War and leave a comment to go into the draw to win one of the new plastic tank boxes from the Mid War range.

5. And keep an eye on our Facebook Group for some extra competitions over the weekend


See how easy it is!

12:22AM
Saturday 11
Know Your Desert Rats – Tanks
Know Your Desert Rats – Tanks
From British-built Crusader tanks to American Lend-Lease Grant and Honey tanks, the British have what it takes to stop the Germans!
12:29PM
Saturday 11
There's Always Time For Pizza
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Every time we have a launch weekend here at Battlefront we head round the corner to Sal's Pizza. A traditional New York style pizza joint that serves (by New Zealand standards) absolutely massive pizzas, perfect for a hungry bunch of gamers.
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1:25PM
Saturday 11
Know Your Enemy - German Tanks
Know Your Enemy - German Tanks
Not every Panzer is created equal, find out more in this video about the armour of the Afrika Korps.
1:50PM
Saturday 11
Painting Guide - German Desert Armour
Painting Guide - German Desert Armour
Aaron shows you how you can quickly and simply get your German tanks painted and on the tabletop.
3:40PM
Saturday 11
Know Your Enemy - British Guns
Know Your Enemy - British Guns
The British have a gun for every job, 6pdrs for killing medium tanks, 17pdrs for knocking out big cats, and the 25pdr for raining shells on enemy infantry.
4:30PM
Saturday 11
Assembly Guide - British 25pdr
Assembly Guide - British 25pdr
Need to rain down shells on enemy infantry and guns? Want a backup anti-tank gun for when Panzers get too close? Then the 25pdr is the gun for you. Watch as Aaron shows how easy it is to build.
5:25PM
Saturday 11
Assembly Guide - British 17/25pdr
Assembly Guide - British 17/25pdr
The 17/25pdr is deadly to German tanks, find out how easy it is to assemble here.
5:45PM
Saturday 11
Assembly Guide - British Grant
Assembly Guide - British Grant
The Grant tank, supplied to Britain as part of the Lend Lease Programme looks pretty odd, but adds some serious firepower to any force. Check out how to assemble it in this video.
6:10PM
Saturday 11
Know Your Afrika Korps – Support
Know Your Afrika Korps – Support
The German army in North Africa can count on plenty of support from light Panzer II tanks that can scout out the enemy through to the heavy artillery of the 15cm Lorraine Schlepper. The Afrika Korps have a weapon for every task.
6:20PM
Saturday 11
Sand In The Gears
Sand In The Gears

It has been great to see so many of you posting on the forums and Facebook about V4 and the Launch Weekend. Unfortunately there have been a few teething issues that we are working hard behind the scenes to rectify as soon as possible.

1. Not enough books for our cousins across the ditch in Australia. We have more books heading down to the team at Aetherworks and sorting out the issue that caused them to be undersupplied. Don't Panic! More books are coming!

2. The Web Store. During the changeover in site skins a few features disappeared from the website. Our developers are working on it and we will get the fixed.

3. Forces Of War. Making such a massive update will always result in a few gremlins getting in to the system, don't worry they will be sorted.

4. We seem to be experiencing issues connecting to the Flames Of War Digital Content Management System so have not made the books live in there yet, our local IT wizard is taking a break from whatever game he usually plays on a Saturday evening to take a look. We expect to have them up there tomorrow.

5. There is no 5, but if you spot something that looks odd just let us know via the Editor email account. We appreciate the heads up.

Thanks, and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

~the Battlefront Team

6:50PM
Saturday 11
Know Your Enemy - German Recce
Know Your Enemy - German Recce
Before you can kill your enemy, you have to find your enemy. German Sd Kfz 222 and 221 light armoured cars excel in the desert whilst the heavier Sd Kfz 231 bring a little extra armour to counter enemy recce.
7:00PM
Saturday 11
Assembly Guide - German Panzer IV
Assembly Guide - German Panzer IV
The Panzer IV is a versatile tank, armed with either a short 7.5cm gun that can provide fire support, or a longer 7.5cm gun designed for tank hunting. Watch Aaron as he shows just how easy they are to assemble.
7:05PM
Saturday 11
Download the Special Rules and Warriors Book!
Download the Special Rules and Warriors Book!

Hopefully you have made plans to pop into your local gaming store and pick up your free copies of the Flames Of War 1939-1941 and 1944-1945 Rulebook, as well as the Special Rules and Warriors 1939-1941 and 1944-1945 Rulebook. But if not, you can download the Special Rules and Warriors book from our website, along with the Quick Reference Sheet now!

Special Rules and Warriors 1939-1941 and 1944-1945 Rulebook (right click, save as)…

Quick Reference Sheet (right click, save as)…

Download the Special Rules and Warriors Book!
7:20PM
Saturday 11
Goodnight from the NZ Studio
Goodnight from the NZ Studio
The New Zealand studio have had a busy day, and now it's time to hand off to our UK office for the evening. We'll be back tomorrow with more photos, videos, and articles. Thanks for joining us for the first day of Flames Of War 4th Edition!
7:30PM
Saturday 11
4th Edition Factory Fun
4th Edition Factory Fun
Not to be left out of the all the fun of 4th Edition, the hard-working team at Battlefront's factory take a well-earned break to model and paint some of the miniatures they've recently been busy creating for Mid War.
4th Edition Factory Fun
The Factory team getting their painting mojo on...
7:45PM
Saturday 11
Know Your Desert Aircraft
Know Your Desert Aircraft
Circling above the battlefield like hawks looking for prey, Hurricane Tank Busters and Stuka Dive Bombers appear with a scream, leaving a trail of destroyed tanks in their wake.


Last Updated On Monday, June 19, 2017 by Charlie at Battlefront