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D-Day: Global Campaign

D-Day: Global Campaign

Flames Of War players from all over the world will go to war on October 28 with the launch of our D-Day: Global Campaign. During a six-week advance, Allied players will attempt to liberate France from the iron grip of the German war machine.

Three months of Hobby League have all built to this, and with 100 point forces ready for battle, the D-Day: Global Campaign will be our biggest online campaign yet

Learn more about the D-Day Global Campaign here...

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Hobby League Landing Page

 Only a few weeks until the D-Day: Global Campaign and we are hard at work finishing the last 25 points of our Hobby League forces to have them ready for action by October 28.

Hobby League Landing Page...

Battlefront will be supporting the Hobby League with regular prizes for gamers who share their Hobby League photos to Instagram and Facebook.
Battlefront Instagram
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tag @battlefrontminiatures and use the #HobbyLeague hashtag. Visit our Facebook page, and post your photos to our Woobox to enter
During the league, three winners on Instagram and three winners on Facebook will be randomly selected each month to win the following awesome prize! • a Flames Of War double-sided Mat (4'/120cm x 6'/180cm), • D-Day Landing Terrain Set, and • their choice of either D-Day Landing Craft or D-Day Beach Bunkers.

Battlefront Attending Events

Battlefront Attending Events UPDATED 10th October
Battlefront attends events all over the world offering prize support and getting actively involved in the wargaming community. Within the next month, we have a number of events we are more than excited to be joining in with and we've put them all in one place here so you can join in the gaming, pick up the next piece of kit for your army, or even just watch fellow wargamers have a blast.

You can find events near you on our Events Page where tournament organisers and gamers all over the world share the details of their next event and where you can find all the info you need to get involved. Check out this article to find an event that is near you, to sign up, and get involved with the Flames Of War community.

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Middle School Historical Miniatures Modeling and Gaming as an Enrichment Class

Historical Miniatures Modeling and Gaming as an Enrichment Class
Thirteen years ago I moved to Effingham County, Georgia and began teaching at Effingham County Middle School. I approached my Principal then to ask if I could start a Historical Miniatures Club as an after school extra-curricular activity. I explained students would learn to assemble and paint World War II miniatures and then use the Flames of War rules to play games against each other on terrain tables he said to go ahead and get it started.

Historical Miniatures Modeling and Gaming as an Enrichment Class...

Contrast on Flames Of War
The release of Games Workshop’s ‘Contrast’ paint range has set the tabletop wargaming and miniature painting communities alight with the possibilities that this product offers.We here at BFHQ are just as susceptible to buying a ticket to ride on the hype train as anyone else, so we got hold of some ‘Contrast’ to test it on some of our excellent plastic infantry figures. As with everything in this hobby, our opinion is divided; with some finding the outcome of using Contrast paint on infantry as a fair trade on time versus result, some preferring a more traditional style, and others investigating ideas for speed painting your Landseers, Tommies, GIs and Ivans. 

Contrast on Flames Of War...

Contrast on Flames Of War
Barrage Con Recap

Barrage Con Recap
Barrage con is a small local convention hosted by the HAWK’s (Harford Area Weekly Kriegspielers) gaming club, and was held this year, again, in the Havre de Grace Community center. Barrage con dates back to 1996; however, Flames of War tournaments didn’t begin until until 2012 utilizing gaming groups from the neighborhood area.The event filled the community center, and covered all periods and multiple game rules sets of wargaming. Role-Playing, and is featured as a very family friendly event that serves as the primary fundraiser for the HAWK’s.

Barrage Con Recap...

The Big Four Of Late War 
 The Big Four Of Late War

Casey's Red Steel Rising
It’s taken a while, but Casey has finally finished first platoon.

As he said one of his previous Big Four posts, he is tackling one of his own personal white whales – a winter washed army...

Here is the Studio we agree that it was worth the wait!

Red Steel Rising...

Casey's Step-By-Step Winter Wash Painting Guide
Casey has come up with a complete step-by-step guide for how to copy his Winter Wash effect - it may not be for the faint hearted, but it is really hard to argue with how good the finished model looks.

Step-By-Step Winter Wash Painting Guide...

The Big Four Of Late War 

A Tale Of Four Gamers like no other!
Over the next FOUR YEARS Casey, Chris, Victor and Wayne are building new armies for Late-War, starting with the Fortress Europe Starter Army Deals and then progressively tweaking them, adding new units and painting new models as the Late-War Journey progresses.

Over on their Instagram page you can keep up with all the behind the scenes developments as they share images from their painting desks at home. Who knows what you might see...

Big Four Of Late-War Website... Big Four Of Late-War Instagram...
Planning For Fall-In: Part 3 - Oil War

Planning For Fall-In: Part 3 - Oil War
The core of the Iranian armor in the list are Chieftains, so I decided to start with them. Page 101 in the Oil War book has a simple painting guide for Iranian vehicles. In it, they suggest using Vallejo Green Grey. In this article I'll go through what paints I use and a step by step.

Planning for Fall In: Part 3...

 

Lessons From The Front: 4th Edition
Last Updated 10 October 2019
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: 4th Edition

Lessons From The Front: V4 (PDF download)...
Lessons From The Front: V4 - Printer Friendly (PDF download)...

Lessons From The Front: Early and Late-war (PDF download)...
Lessons From The Front: Early and Late-war - Printer Friendly (PDF download)...

All Minatures Great and Small - Flames of War Battle Report - D-Day US Paratroopers vs. Fallschirmjaegers

Click here to go to the Battlefront Events Website

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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Dreamers Vault - Flames Of War Tournament
October 19, 1000- 1900 CDT

Dreamers Vault Games – Minneapolis
Flames of War Tournament
Saturday, October 19th
Mid-War – 109pts
3 Rounds
10am Tournament Start

Click here to check out the details on the Battlefront Events Site...
Dreamers Vault - Flames Of War Tournament

Battlefront Miniatures Beeston Thursday Games Night

Battlefront Miniatures Beeston: Thursday Games Night 
Thursday 1700 to 2200 - Battlefront Miniatures Europe Ltd, Unit 4C Tissington Close, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 6QG, United Kingdom

Every Thursday night, in the hobby club at Battlefront HQ, we hold a games club. There’s a thriving D&D group, and several tables to play any of our games on, Star Trek Ascendancy, Dr Who,  or if you’re a fan of Serenity/Firefly, we’ve got Brigands and Browncoat’s or Firefly the game.If table top gaming is your thing, we’re all about 15mm, with Great War, Team Yankee, Flames of War and ‘Nam and Fate of a NationWe’ve also got a dedicated hobby area where you can build or paint your models, and get advice on modelling tips too.So why not come and join us every Thursday.

Battlefront Miniatures Beeston: Thurday Games Night...

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.

Battlefront Events Website...
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D-Day German Releases

Early September Releases
D-Day Germans (FW263)
D-Day German Unit Cards (FW263U)
D-Day German Command Cards (FW263C) 

Panther Tank Platoon (Plastic) (GBX161)
Grille 15cm Gun Platoon (GE151)
Armoured Flamethrower Platoon (GBX156)

Mid September Releases
Grenadier Company (Plastic) (GBX170)
Panzergrenadier Platoon (Plastic) (GBX169)
Panzergrenadier Company HQ (Plastic) (GBX168)
8cm Mortar Platoon (x6 Plastic) (GE785)
MG34 Machine-gun Platoon (x4 Plastic) (GE784)

Gun Platoon - Mortar Section (Plastic) (GBX177)
12cm Mortar Platoon (Plastic) (GE771)
Sd Kfz 251 Transport Platoon (Plastic) (GBX152)
8.8cm Heavy AA Platoon (Plastic) (GBX149)
15cm Rocket Launcher Battery (Plastic) (GBX146)
Tiger Heavy Tank Platoon (Plastic) (GBX140)
Fallschirmjager  StuG Assault Gun Platoon (Plastic) (GBX143)
10.5cm Artillery Battery (Plastic) (GBX145)

Late September Releases
Fallschirmjager Dice (x20) (GE906)
Fallschirmjager Tokens & Objective Set (GE907)

Early October Releases
Sd Kfz 250 Reconnaissance (MG and 3.7cm) Platoon (Plastic) (GBX129)
Sd Kfz 250 8cm/7.5cm/2cm Scout Platoon (Plastic) (GBX176)
Reconnaissance HQ Platoon (Plastic) (GBX150)
7.5cm Infantry Gun Platoon (GE579)

Mobelwagen 3.7cm AA Tank Platton (GBX174)
SdKfz 10/4 Light AA Platoon (Plastic) (GBX147)
Panzer IV Platoon (Plastic) (GBX142)
5cm Tank Hunter Platoon (Plastic) (GBX144)
15cm Infantry Gun Platoon (GE570)

Mid October Releases
8.8cm Tank-Hunter Platton (Plastic) (GBX175)
Puma Scout Troop (Plastic) (GBX172)
7.5cm Tank Hunter Platoon (Plastic) (GBX148)

Fallschirmjager Company (Plastic) (GBX136)
Fallschirmjager 7.5cm Tank Hunter Platoon (Plastic) (GBX139) 
Fallschirmjager Platoon (Plastic) (GE768) 
Fallschirmjager Mortar Platoon (Plastic) (GE769)
Fallschirmjager HMG Platoon (Plastic) (GE770)

Late October Releases
Wespe 10.5cm SP Artillery Battery (GBX155)
SdKfz 7/1 Quad AA Platoon (GBX159)
Hummel 15cm SP Artillery Battery (GBX158)
Jagdpanzer IV Tank-Hunter Platoon (GBX151)


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Last Updated On Friday, October 11, 2019 by Alexander at Battlefront