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Battle Of Stalingrad: War On The Eastern Front

Enemy at The Gates and Iron Cross Preoders

Enemy at The Gates and Iron Cross Preoders

Enemy at The Gates and Iron Cross Preorders
Flames Of War is now turning its eyes to the war in the east as Germany and the Soviet Union clash head to head. The German blitzkrieg had swept across the Soviet Union and taking them to gates of Moscow as winter set in. The pivotal battles of the Eastern Front were about to be fought in the streets of Stalingrad and in the Russian Steppe with the very survival of the Soviet Union at stake.

Enemy at the Gates and Iron Cross Preorders...

Iron Cross - German forces on the Eastern Front 1942-43

Iron Cross Spotlight
Iron Cross is the next step for the German army in Mid-War as we look towards the Eastern Front. German players will be able to field familiar favourites such as the Panzer III and Panzer IV tanks whilst Iron Cross also introduces Grenadiers and Assault Pioneers allowing you to recreate the intense infantry fights of Stalingrad and beyond.

Join Mike as he takes a look at what is in store for players in Iron Cross.

Iron Cross Spotlight...

Enemy at the Gates Spotlight
Enemy at the Gates brings the Soviet Army to Flames Of War. As you’d expect, the book has a variety of tank and infantry formations and plenty of interesting support (flamethrower tanks or rocket-firing trucks anyone?).

Phil takes us through Enemy at the Gates and introduces us to the wealth of new units and models that Soviet players will be able to enjoy.

Enemy at the Gates Spotlight...

Enemy at the Gates - Soviet forces on the Eastern Front 1942-43

Eastern Front Live Launch Coming Soon

Eastern Front Live Launch Coming Soon
To go with the release of Enemy at the Gates and Iron Cross we will be having another Live Launch Event on the Flames Of War website. The Launch will be taking place on the 23rd and the 24th Of August so make sure you tune in. Today we are taking a look at what you can expect from a Battlefront Live Launch.

Eastern Front Live Launch Coming Soon...

From Stalingrad to Kursk
Next month we will see Iron Cross and Enemy at the Gates hitting the shelves. These two books are the first half of the Eastern Front story for Mid War with the second pair of books (Ghost Panzers and Red Banner) to follow just before Christmas. When the team first started working on the Eastern Front books they already knew that there would be just too much content for one pair of books and this gave them a great opportunity to really organise the two in a way that would be exciting to players, as well as giving event organisers a powerful tool to theme events. In this article we will be exploring what this means for the future. 

From Stalingrad to Kursk...

Battle of Stalingrad

Gen Con 2018

Able Kompanie at Gen Con 2018
Gen Con is one of the biggest and longest running gaming conventions hosting four massive days of gaming from tabletop games to RPGs and over 500 different game companies exhibiting their products.

This year the awesome team over at Able Kompanie got down to Gen Con and hosted Flames Of War Tournaments for Mid War and Early War with TANKS getting in on some of the action. Check out some of the photos they took below.

Able Kompanie at Gen Con 2018...

Battlefront at ETC 2018
Over the weekend, teams from all over the world gathered for the European Team Challenge where players battled it out in sunny Croatia. Congratulations to Team Russia for taking out the top spot!

To see the photos from the ETC check out the Battlefront Facebook page…

To see the final results click here...


Fighting Bear - Part 1 Fighting Tactics For the Soviets In Team Yankee

Fighting Bear - Part 1
Fighting Tactics For the Soviets In Team Yankee
Following his experiences in the Firestorm, Jokull has written an article all about coming to grips with and using Soviet Forces. In this first part he looks at all the units a Soviet commander has at his disposal and how to make the most of the strength of each.

Fighting Bear - Part 1 Fighting Tactics For the Soviets In Team Yankee...

Red Tide Rising:
A Team Yankee (very) Mini Campaign
Tournaments and organised play are a staple of wargaming. Mark has written about his wargaming groups experience in creating and running their own version of Red Thunder.

Rather than play out lots of games over a few weeks they decided to play out a quicker version over the course of one day. Read about the escalation styled games and ultimately the results of this fast and furious campaign.

Red Tide Rising: A Team Yankee (very) Mini Campaign...

Red Tide Rising

Durand's Devils Plastic Army Deal (TFRAB1)

French Army in Team Yankee
The full range of miniatures for the French Army in Team Yankee is available in stores now.

Choose from an armoured force of tanks using our new plastic AMX-30, mechanised infantry in AMX-10P armoured personnel carriers, or a hard hitting recon force in AMX-10 RC and VABs.

If you are still working out where to start then Durand's Devils is a great way to begin. It contains three AMX-30 tanks and two Gazelle helicopters, providing some fantastic plastic models that can fill many roles in your army.

Durand's Devils Plastic Army Deal (TFRAB1)...

AMX-30 Tank Platoon (TFBX01)

AMX-10P Transport Platoon (TFBX02) Gazelle HOT Helicopter Flight (TFBX08)
AMX-30 Tank Platoon (TFBX01)... AMX-10P Transport Platoon (TFBX02)... Gazelle HOT Helicopter Flight (TFBX08)...

VAB Transport Platoon (TFBX03)

AMX-10 RC Recce Platoon (TFBX02)

Mirage 5 Hunting Patrol (TFBX09)

VAB Transport Platoon (TFBX03)...

AMX-10 RC Recce Platoon (TFBX05)...

Mirage 5 Hunting Patrol (TFBX09)...

VAB Mephisto Anti-tank Platoon (TFBX04)

AMX Roland SAM Battery (TFBX06) AMX-13 DCA AA Platoon (TFBX07)

VAB Mephisto Anti-tank Platoon (TFBX04)...

AMX Roland SAM Battery (TFBX06)...

AMX-13 DCA AA Platoon (TFBX07)...

French Gaming Aids...

Milan Section (TFR706)...

Infantry Platoon (TFR702)...

Fate Of A Nation

Fate Of A Nation

Fate Of A Nation 25% Discount Launch Sale
To celebrate the Launch of Fate Of A Nation we are having a Launch Sale. The sale will apply to everything in the store, with the exception of the Book, Army Deals and Unit Card Packs.

Whether you are looking to add some new units to your existing armies, or start a completely new one now is a great time to take advantage of the 25% Discount Launch Sale.

Check out the Fate Of A Nation store here...

Learn To Play Fate Of A Nation
The Learn To Play Fate Of A Nation article is now live and will help you get playing Fate Of A Nation as soon as possible. In this article we use two Israeli Magach 6 tanks and three Egyptian T-62 tanks and pit them head to head as they trade shots on the Sinai Peninsula. Get your tanks together, grab some dice, a tape measure and an opponent then follow the instructions in this article to play a simple game.

Learn To Play Fate Of A Nation here...

Click here to go to Learn To Play Fate Of A Nation

Fate Of Four Gamers

Breakthrough Assault - Fate Of Four Gamers
With their forces picked out and the plans finalized the project begins in earnest with the start of assembling and painting of their Fate Of A Nation forces. In this article they report on the progress and plans as they prepare to paint their first 30 points worth of models.

Click here to learn more about Fate Of Four Gamers...

Breakthrough Assault - A Gathering Of Might… The Start Of Fate Of Four Gamers...

'Nam: The Vietnam War Miniatures Game

Operation Hastings 25% Off Sale
Operation Hastings took place in late July 1966 in the Song Ngan River Valley. Over the course of three weeks Marine forces would fight a series of close-quarter battles against a stubborn and fanatical enemy, intent on closing with the Marine forces to completely overrun them.

Read all about Operation Hastings here…

'Nam: The Vietnam War Miniatures Game

Because of the timing of this week’s article and the actual events of Operation Hastings we’ve decided to hold a sale on part of the ‘Nam range! We are giving 25% off the entire US Marine range, as well as the ARVN range (excludes the Unit Card Packs) for the rest of the month. Now is a great time to begin building a US Marine or ARVN force, so take advantage of the sale and begin building your army now!

Check out the US Marine range here…
Check out the ARVN range here…

Soviet Steel - Soviet Tanks Preview

Soviet Tanks Previews
Our Soviet TANKS players are getting some new tanks to hit the battlefield. From the mighty KV-1 Soviet tank to the lend lease tanks from the Allies. To go with these new tank options Soviet players will also have access to a unique set of “Guard” cards that synergise and get better as they fight with other tanks with “Guard” upgrades.

Check out the links below for the full previews.

Soviet Steel - Soviet Tanks Preview...

Lend Lease Support - Soviet Tanks Preview...

Soviet Guards - Soviet Tanks Preview...
Lessons From The Front: 4th Edition
Last Updated 22 June 2018
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.

This latest update includes a number of recent questions from the community as well as the updates from Early and Late War Update.

Lessons From The Front: V4 (9 pages; .pdf; 420KB)...
Lessons From The Front: V4 - Printer Friendly (9 pages; .pdf; 343KB)...

Lessons From The Front: 4th Edition

Lessons From The Front: Early and Late-war (29 pages; .pdf; 3MB)...
Lessons From The Front: Early and Late-war - Printer Friendly (29 pages; .pdf; 2MB)...

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Iron Cross - German forces on the Eastern Front 1942-43

Enemy at the Gates - Soviet forces on the Eastern Front 1942-43

Breakthrough Assault - Panzer Marsch!
Duncan at Breakthrough Assault today is looking the panzers in Iron Cross. No other tank was quite as wide spread and used at the Panzer III and Panzer IV and Duncan is looking at lists to see how he should be building a Panzer company in the Eastern theatre.

Breakthrough Assault - Panzer Marsch!...

Breakthrough Assault - For the Motherland - Soviet Infantry
Mark is taking a look at Soviet infantry in the Enemy at the Gates and book. The first formation he is taking a look at is the Infantry Battion which is considered the backbone of the Soviet Army whose lack of skill they make up for in sheer numbers. Check out the full article for a look at what they can bring to the table

Breakthrough Assault - For the Motherland - Soviet Infantry...

Breakthrough Assault

Breakthrough Assault - Draw Your Sabres - Cossacks Command Cards
Ben at Breakthrough Assault looks at Cossacks command cards in Enemy at the gates. Using the command cards allows you to make a Cossack army and field one of the more unique choices that the Soviet Army can choose out there and Ben is already planning his.

Breakthrough Assault - Draw Your Sabres - Cossacks Command Cards!...

Marquee Models - Flames Of War Games Night
held every Tuesday at Marquee Models, Unit 71 The Harvey Centre, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1XS
Are you in the Harlow area? Do you want to play lots of Flames Of War? Never played... want to learn how? Then head over to our friends at Marquee Models. Every Tuesday throughout August, September and November Keith and the gang will be playing 100 pt games, using the Flames Of War Games Night Kit. Entry to the event is £3 and for players aged 18 or over. 

Marquee Models

Canadian Nationals

Canadian Nationals
held 1 - 2 September 2018 at 161 Laurier Ave West, Ottawa, ON K1P 5J2, Canada.
The 4th Canadian Nationals are happening this year in Ottawa and registrations are open. The Flames Of War games will be 5 rounds played over two days with random missions chosen at the time. The points level and period is 71 points for Mid War. Make sure you check out the website and article below for full details for how to submit your army. 

Canadian Nationals home page...

Canadian Nationals details and contact information...

Battleground Belgium 2018
held 22 September 2018 at MFC De Hagewinde ( De Tilde), Poststraat 6, 9160, Lokeren, Belgium

Battleground Belgium is a Flames Of War Mid War tournment playing three rounds with 80 points each.

Battleground Belgium 2018...

Battleground Belgium 2018

Southern Nationals - Hurricon

Southern Nationals - Hurricon
held 29 - 30 September 2018 at Park Inn Conference Center, 3011 Maingate Ln, Kissimmee, FL 34747, USA.

The Southern Nationals for 2018 will be held in Florida. Games will be played with Early War with 1250 points a side. More information will be coming soon.

European Flames Of War GT
held 13 - 14 October 2018 at The South Wales Gaming Centre, Firestorm Games, 15 Trade Street, Cardiff, CF10 5DT, UK.

We are pleased to announce that the European GT will be held at the great Firestorm Games in Cardiff. The European GT will be 100 points Mid War, including all published books, including Iron Cross and Enemy at the Gates. Click the links below for more information or to purchase tickets.

Click here to go to the European Flames Of War GT forum post...

Click here to purchase tickets...

European Flames of War GT


held 27 - 28 October 2018 at Onehunga RSA Club, 57 Princess Street, Onehunga, Auckland, NZ.

TCOW (That Club Out West) is once again holding FlamesCon, New Zealand’s Premiere Flames of War tournament! This year, they are running games in Flames of War Version 4 and TANKS as well as conducting full spectrum modern combined arms conflict in World War III with Team Yankee.

Click here to go to the FlamesCon forum post...

Click here for full details, rules and registration information...

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...
Looking For Information On Tournaments & Events?

Battlefront UK Games Centre

Battlefront UK Games Centre 
Now Open!
Battlefront Miniatures Europe Ltd, Unit 4C Tissington Close, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 6QG,

Come visit the exciting new Game Centre of Battlefront Miniatures Europe. We have games tables for Flames Of War, Team Yankee, 'Nam, TANKS and Fate Of A Nation, all with gorgeous terrain over which to fight. Now open!

Battlefront UK Games Centre and Times...

A Day At the National Army Museum
Each year members of the Battlefront Studio team head down to Panzerschreck, one of ouir favourite events of the gaming year. Each year we stop on the way at the National Army Museum in Waiouru as it is a great chance to touch history and stretch our legs.

This year we managed to take a look behind the scenes...

Panzerschreck: A Day At the National Army Museum...

Day At the National Army Museum

Road to Panzerschreck 2018: Andrew and Luke...

Panzerschreck XVIII Organisers Report 2018...

Fielding a Bishop Field Troop...

British Shermans in the Desert...

The Valley Of Tears ...

Matilda Tanks In The Desert...

Road To Panzerschreck 2018 - Casey and Chris...

Battlefront At Historicon 2018...

Flejmsowe Granie (Playing Flames in Poland) 2018...

Building a North African Battlefield...

Road to Panzerschreck 2018:Phil and Mila...

Musings of a School Miniatures Club Teacher...

Building Churchill's Wall Of Steel...

Flames Of War
July Releases
Churchill Tank Troop (BBX48)

Late August Releases
Return To The Eastern Front!

Stalingrad Starter Set (FWBX08)

German Forces
Iron Cross (FW247)
Iron Cross Command Cards (FW247C)
Iron Cross Unit Cards (FW247U)
Dietrich's Ghosts Army Deal (GEAB16)

Soviet Forces
Enemy At The Gates (FW246)
Enemy At The Gates Command Cards (FW246C)
Enemy At The Gates Unit Cards (FW246U)
Nikolay's Steel Wall Army Deal (SUAB09)

Early September Releases
German Forces
Tiger Heavy Tank Platoon (Plastic) (GBX107)
3.7cm Tank Hunter Platoon (Plastic) (GBX114)
7.5cm Tank-Hunter Platoon (Plastic) (GBX116)
8.8cm Heavy AA Platoon (Plastic) (GBX119)

Soviet Forces
Valentine Tank Company (Plastic) (SBX41)
M3 Lee Tank Company (Plastic) (SBX42)
M3 Stuart Company (Plastic) (SBX43)
122mm Artillery Battery (Plastic) (SBX49)

Mid September Releases
German Forces
Panzer III Platoon (Plastic) (GBX105)
Panzer IV Platoon (Plastic) (GBX106)
Sd KfZ 10/4 Light AA Platoon (GBX111)
German Snipers (GSO215)

Soviet Forces
T-34 (Early) Tank Company (Plastic) (SBX39)
KV Tank Company (Plastic) (SBX40)
45mm Anti-Tank Company (Plastic) (SBX47)
76mm Anti-Tank Company (Plastic) (SBX48)
Soviet Snipers (SSO206)

Late September Releases
Double sided City & Rural Gaming Mat (BB956)
Stalingrad Destroyed Building (Plastic) (BB300)
Stalingrad Building Extension (Plastic) (BB301)
Brick Factory (BB234)
Destroyed Brick Factory (BB235)
Factory Chimneys (BB236)
Stalingrad Rubble Piles (BB238)

Brick Factory 1st Floor (BB234A)
Destroyed Factory Ground Floor (BB235A)
Stalingrad Building Base (BB237)

Early October Releases
German Forces
15cm Nebelwerfer Battery (Plastic) (GBX118)
Grenadier Platoon (Plastic) (GE756)
Panzergrenadier Platoon (Plastic) (GE757)
Assault Pioneer Platoon (Plastic) (GE758)

Mid October Releases
German Forces
5cm Tank Hunter Platoon (Plastic) (GBX115)
10.5cm Artillery Battery (Plastic) (GBX117)
 sMG34 Machine-gun Platoon (Plastic) (GE759)
8cm Mortar Platoon (Plastic) (GE760)

Soviet Forces
Katyusha Guards Rocket Battery (Plastic) (SBX44)
Rifle Company (Plastic) (SBX50)
SMG Company (Plastic) (SBX51)
Storm Group (Plastic) (SBX52)

Mid November Releases
Soviet Forces
T-60 Tank Company (SBX45)
Maksim MG Company (Plastic) (SU770)
PTRD AT Rifle Company (Plastic) (SU771)
82mm or 120mm Mortar Company (Plastic) (SU772)

German Forces
Panzer II Platoon (GBX108)
StuG (Early) Platoon (GBX109)
7.5cm Infantry Gun Platoon (GE545)
15cm Infantry Gun Platoon (GE567)

Late November Releases
Soviet Forces
IL-2 Shturmovik Assault Flight (SBX53)
DSHK AA Platoon (SBX38)
BA-10 Armoured Car Platoon (SBX46)

German Forces
Marder (7.62cm) Tank Hunter Platoon (GBX110)
Sd Kfz 221 & 222 Light Scout Troop (GBX112)
Sd Kfz 223 Heavy Scout Troop (GBX113)
Ju 87 Stuka Flight (GBX120)

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