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 Panzer III by attaching the hull rear plate to the back of the lower hull section. Step 2. Next, attach the left-hand side track to the lower hull section.
Below: The left-hand side track in place. Step 3. Attach the right-hand side track to the lower hull section.
Step 4. Next, add the spare track links to the front of the lower hull. Step 5. Attach the top hull section to the lower hull section of the Panzer III.
Below: The two hull sections successfully joined. Step 6. To construct the Panzer III (short 5cm) and the Panzer III (long 5cm), attach the engine deck in the orientation as shown below.
Step 7. Next, attach regular glacis plate as shown in the examples below.  Step 8. Join the two halves of the turret.
Below: The two turret halves successfully joined. Step 9. Next, attach the rear turret stowage bin to the back of the turret.
Step 10. Attach the cupola to the top of the turret. Step 11. Attach the turret mantlet to the front of the turret.
Below: The turret mantlet attached to the front f the Panzer III turret. Step 12. To complete the Panzer III (short 5cm), attach the short 5cm gun to the turret mantlet.
Below: The fully assembled Panzer III (short 5cm). Step 13. To complete the Panzer III (long 5cm), simply replace the short 5cm gun with the long 5cm gun as seen in the examples below.
Below: The fully assembled Panzer III (long 5cm).  Step 14. To construct the Panzer III (7.5cm) and the Panzer III (Up-armoured), attach the engine deck in the orientation as shown below.  
Step 15. Next, attach up-armoured glacis plate as shown in the examples below. Step 16. To complete the Panzer III (Up-armoured), attach the up-armoured mantlet over the long 5cm gun.
Below: The fully assembled Panzer III (Up-armoured).   Step 17. To complete the Panzer III (7.5cm), simply replace the long 5cm gun with the 7.5cm gun as seen in the examples below. Below: The fully assembled Panzer III (7.5cm).
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 Monday, April 3, 2017 by Blake at Battlefront