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Bagration: Soviet Forces on the Eastern Front 1944

Prepare for Urban Warfare - Building the New City Ruins Kit

Prepare for Urban Warfare - Building the New City Ruins Kit
With Flames Of War focusing on operation Bagration in the coming months, interest in city fighting scenarios is on the rise.  Check out Joe's inspiring article about how to get the most from your City Ruins box.

Prepare for Urban Warfare - Building the New City Ruins Kit...

Do Broni! (To Arms!)
In the old V3 release 'Red Bear', there existed a list allowing players to field Armia Krajowa as a fully-fledged force; and whilst Soviet Bagration allows you to field the Polish 1st Army, that liberated Warsaw in 1944, there are no entries for the citizen army itself, that fought a bloody and bitter campaign within Warsaw until they were finally relieved. In this article Mark looks at how you can field a Polish 1st Army force using Soviet: Bagration.

Do Broni! (To Arms!)...

Do Broni! (To Arms!)

Hunting the Big Cats - A Look at the IS Series in Flames Of War

Hunting the Big Cats
A Look at the IS Series in Flames Of War

In Flames Of War the IS series of tanks, featured in the new book Bagration: Soviet, provides the Soviet player with some serious tools to fight back against the Tiger and Panther tanks that dominate the game table (and it also works quite flexibly in support of infantry too). While the IS tanks can outfight the German predators the IS vehicles require a different approach.

Hunting the Big Cats...

Assembling the City Ruins
We've put a guide on how to build the brand new plastic City Ruins. The contents of this box are easy to put together and with a little planning you can create a wide variety of interesting looking buildings. If you want to create a larger, or centrepiece building for your forces to fight over, try combining two or more sets together for even more possibilities.

Assembling the City Ruins...

Assembling the City Ruins

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New Releases New Releases

New Releases New Releases
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Bagration: Soviet Spotlight

Bagration: Soviet Spotlight
With the D-Day series of books coming to a close it is time to shine the spotlight on the Eastern Front. The first in our series of three Bagration books is Bagration: Soviet covering the Soviet forces on the Eastern Front in 1944.This book is jam packed full of interesting Soviet Formations and Units, as well as plenty of background, and three new river crossing themed missions.

The Bagration: Soviet book starts with background covering the pivotal events of Operation Bagration, the Soviet Army’s massive offensive against the Germans centred on Byelorussia that began on 22 June 1944.

Bagration: Soviet Spotlight...

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Daimlers and Dingos Lead The Way
Chris has found himself a new love and this one has four wheels... Find out what is getting him so excited and why over on the Big Four Of Late War website.

Daimlers and Dingos Lead The Way...

Share Your Hobby - Week Twenty-Eight
The Battlefront Lockdown Competition

Across the world there are people stuck at home, making the best out of a strange situation by spending time doing what they love – building and painting models.

We wanted to launch a competition to reward people for their hard work, but more importantly to encourage them to share their efforts with the world.
For more information check out the Share Your Hobby article here...

So get started, take a photo of what you are working on today and comment in the daily Announcement post.
Share Your Hobby Announcement...

Or check out a selection from Week Twenty-Eight over on our Facebook Page.
Share Your Hobby Week Twenty-Eight Gallery...

Week Twenty-Eight: Random Prize Draw Winners
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World War III: Soviet Live Launch Starts  November 13th

World War III: Soviet Live Launch
Next month we will celebrating the launch of the WWIII: Soviet book. Stand by for more details but this one is going to be a big one now that we have settled in to our new offices!

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World War III: Soviet Pre-orders Now Open!
World War III: Soviet Pre-orders Now Open!
Click here to pre-order World War III: Soviet...

World Of Tanks: Miniatures Game Out Now!
Whether you’re new to tabletop wargaming, or a seasoned battle hardened veteran, World of Tanks: Miniatures Game is another outlet to indulge your hobby, no pre-assembly or painting required. Everything you need to crack straight on with the task of obliterating your opponent is in the starter box, with expansions providing lot’s of options to build your platoon. Fast and easy set up and gameplay, carnage a plenty, Available NOW online or from your FLGS

Click here to see the World Of Tanks: Minatures Game in the online store...

World Of Tanks: Miniatures Game Out Now!

Phil Petry
In Memoriam
Last week the Battlefront New Zealand team suddenly lost a member of our extended family when Phil Petry passed away unexpectedly of natural causes. Phil’s gaming background goes back decades but most Flames Of War and WWIII: Team Yankee players in NZ knew him for his beautifully painted armies and his warm personality. That’s not to say he couldn’t play hard on the tabletop as he enjoyed a win as much as the next person, but he always played in such a way that everyone could enjoy the game.

He was also an immensely passionate board gamer, helping the GF9 team as a lead play tester for many of the games that grace our shelves (and some yet to come out).

Phil Petry

He had an analytical and insightful view that helped to refine and improve our games and was always keen to get involved and try out some new game mechanic.

His passion for boardgames and generosity extended so far that he even volunteered his gaming group to travel to Gen Con in 2016 to assist the team with the launch of Star Trek Ascendency, where they taught hundreds of players over the course of the weekend, whilst still finding time to squeeze in a little shopping.

Phil’s quiet but proud contribution to our shared hobby will be greatly missed, whether you knew him or not.

~The Battlefront New Zealand team 

Lessons From The Front: 4th Edition
Last Updated 22 October 2020
A new rules set always results in questions about how the finer points of the game should work so Lessons From The Front is the place to go to find answers to some of the harder questions.

These are living documents that we will update as often as possible but please bear in mind that whilst we listen to feedback in the forums (and other places) we need to take a considered approach before implementing any changes.

Lessons From The Front: V4 (PDF download)...
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Lessons From The Front: 4th Edition

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Battlefront Events Website
Tournament and Event organisers can now publish their events on a dedicated event calendar that keeps all the fixtures of tournament season in one place. Easy to navigate for those searching for events to attend, events.battlefront.co.nz is designed to allow organisers to share the details of their events on a comprehensive tournament calendar.

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Looking For More Information On Tournaments & Events?
We have an entire website dedicated to tournaments and events, you can use it to find events near you or even sign up to promote your own. check it out.

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Bagration: Soviet Releases
September Releases
Bagration: Soviet: A4, Hardback (FW266)
Bagration: Soviet: Unit Cards (FW266U)
Bagration: Soviet: Command Cards (FW266C)
Soviet Starter Force: Heavy Assault Group (Plastic) (SUAB13)
T-34 Tank Battalion (Plastic) (SUAB12)
Bagration River Assault Mission Terrain Pack (FW266A)
Race for Minsk Ace Campaign Card Pack (FW266B)

Terrain Releases
City Ruins (BB300)
Ruined City Building Base (Direct Only) (BB237)
Ruined City Rubble Piles (Direct Only) (BB238)
Haystacks (BB245)
Tree Lines (BB246)
Soviet Guards Dice (x20) (SU904)
Soviet Guards Tokens & Objectives (SU905)
M3 Scout Transport (SU206)
100mm BS-3 Gun (SU521)

Rifle Company (Plastic) (SBX79)
SMG Company (Plastic) (SBX80)
Storm Group (Plastic) (SBX81)
Engineer-sapper Company (SBX67)
Maksim Machine-gun Company (Plastic) (SU780)
82mm and 120 mm Mortar Company (Plastic) (SU781)

October Releases
152mm Artillery Battery (Plastic) (SBX75)
BA-64 Armoured Car Platoon (Plastic) SBX76)
IS-2 Guards Heavy Tank Company (Plastic) (SBX62)
ISU Heavy SP Batttery (Plastic) (SBX63)
T-34 Tank Company (Plastic) (SBX66)
SU Tank-killer Battery (Plastic) (SBX64)

SU-76 Light SP Battery (Plastic) (SBX65)
T-70 Tank Company (Plastic) (SBX68)
Valentine Tank Company (Plastic) (SBX69)
KV-8 Flame-tank Company (Plastic) (SBX73)
Katyusha Guards Rocket Battery (Plastic) (SBX74)

Light Tank-killer Company (Plastic) (SBX70)
Heavy Tank-killer Company (Plastic) (SBX71)
IL-2 Shturmovik Assault Company (Plastic) (SBX77)
ZSU M17 Anti-aircraft Platoon (Plastic) (SBX78)

World War III: Soviet Releases
Early November Releases
World War III: Soviet: A4, Hardback (WW3-04)
World War III: Soviet: Unit Cards (WW3-04U)
Soviet Starter Force: T-80 Shock Tank Company (Plastic) (TSUAB04)
T-55AM Tank Company (Plastic) (TSBX22)
TOS-1 Thermobaric Rocket Launcher Battery (TSBX25)

Late November Releases
T-80 Tank Company (Plastic) (TSBX21)
BMP-3 Company (Plastic) (TSBX23)
BRDM-2 Recon Platoon (Plastic) (TSBX24)
BM-27 Hurricane Battery (TSBX26)
2S6 Tunguska AA Platoon (TSBX27)

Flames Of War "Big Four" Limited Edition Collectors Pins

Flames Of War "Big Four" Limited Edition Collectors Pins
Get your hands on the first four of our new Limited Edition Collectors Pins. Featuring the four major nations of Flames Of War, the Germans, Americans, British and Soviets, we’ve nicknamed them the “Big Four” collection – don’t tell the real Big Four!

Flames Of War "Big Four" Limited Edition Collectors Pins...

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