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Bagration: Axis-Allies - Hungarian, Romanian and Finish Forces On The Eastern Front

Bagration: Axis Allies Spotlight

Bagration: Axis Allies Spotlight
with Wayne Turner

In 1944 Stalin’s Red army is on the attack. While it throws the Germans out of Byelorussia, it also goes about defeating Germany’s allies; Finland, Romania and Hungary. The Romanians hold off the first Soviet attacks, but a second massive offensive in August 1944 sees them overwhelmed. They surrender and swap sides to fight alongside the Soviets.

Meanwhile, the Finns also fight for their survival as the Soviets attempt to steamroll them out of the war. They fight the Soviets to a standstill and agree a peace, but are forced to turn on the Germans.

Bagration: Axis Allies Spotlight...

Finnish Forces

Infantry Platoon (FI702)
An Infantry Company (Jalkaväkikomppania) is led by a Captain who is a veteran of years of fighting. Finnish divisions have had to be reduced from three to two regiments each of infantry, but they are still balanced units with infantry, light infantry (Jääkäri scouts), machine-guns and mortars.

Infantry Platoon (FI702)...

Infantry Platoon (FI702)

SMG Platoon (FI703)

SMG Platoon (FI703)
The Finns found the submachine-gun very handy in the close confines of forest combat. As more Suomi and captured Soviet PPSh submachine-guns have become available, whole platoons have been equipped with them.

SMG Platoon (FI703)...

Maxim Machine-gun Platoon (FI704)
Large numbers of Soviet infantry are still the greatest threat to Finnish defences. But the ever reliable Maxim HMG is still at hand to see them off. As long as the Soviets keep coming, it will keep firing.

Maxim Machine-gun Platoon (FI704)...

Maxim Machine-gun Platoon (FI704)

81mm and 120mm Mortar Platoon (FI705)

81mm and 120mm Mortar Platoon (FI705)
The little Tampella M/35 81mm mortar remains a great support weapon for the infantry. Skilled crews can bring their shells down on the Soviets before they have time to react. The Finnish Tampella 120mm mortars along with those captured from the Soviets provide infantry with heavy firepower. The heavy mortars’ high explosive rounds disrupt Soviet assaults as they advance on Finnish positions.

81mm and 120mm Mortar Platoon (FI705)...

BT-42 Assault Gun (FI010)
The BT-42 assault gun is now hopelessly obsolete, and has been placed in an independent company. Even so, their crews have bravely set out to face Soviet heavy armour in the Panssari Division counterattack. They took heavy losses and were put into reserve.

BT-42 Assault Gun (FI010)...

BT-42 Assault Gun (FI010)

Landsverk Anti II Anti-Aircraft Gun (FI160)

Landsverk Anti II Anti-Aircraft Gun (FI160)
The Swedish made Landsverk Anti II self-propelled anti-aircraft guns are very good weapons. Their 40mm Bofors cannon with its high rate of fire make them very useful in keeping roving Soviet aircraft away from Finnish armoured troops.

Landsverk Anti II Anti-Aircraft Gun (FI160)...


New Releases

Sturmi Add-ons (Direct Only) (FSO120) (Direct only)
Anti-Tank Gun Crew (Direct Only) (Direct only)
Artillery Crew (Direct Only) (Direct only)

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Finnish Gaming Set (TD045)
Even though they are toy soldiers, your troops react to heavy fire like real soldiers. Sometimes they get pinned down or bail out of their tanks. They can dig foxholes for protection or go to ground, hiding from the enemy. Tokens help you keep track of the state of your troops.The Finnish Gaming Set contains 20 gaming tokens, 16 Dice and two Objective tokens all inside a collectable themed tin.

Finnish Gaming Set (TD045)...

Finnish Gaming Set (TD045)

Bagration: Finnish Command Cards (FW269FU)

Bagration: Finnish Command Cards (FW269FC)
Command Cards allow Flames Of War generals to field iconic warriors, build new types of units, field new types of equipment, enhance your commander’s capabilities, and bring new tactics and stratagems to the battlefield.

Bagration: Finnish Command Cards (FW269FC)...

Bagration: Finnish Unit Cards (FW269FU)
For a limited time only boxes of Unit Cards will be available for each Flames Of War Late War book. The packs will contain one of each Unit Card that relates to their book. The packs have been designed to assist existing players that have already bought our miniatures and built their armies under previous editions and want cards to help transition to V4.

Bagration: Finnish Unit Cards (FW269FU)...

Bagration: Finnish Unit Cards (FW269FU)

Hungarian Forces

Assault Gun Battery (Plastic) (HUAB01)

Assault Gun Battery (Plastic) (HUAB01)
While the Hungarians may have been behind the Germans in military technology, they were not slow to recognise a good idea when they saw it. In 1943 they went about creating their own assault gun forces to support their infantry divisions based on the German assault gun battalions.

Assault Gun Battery (Plastic) (HUAB01)...

Zrinyi Assault Gun Platoon (HBX03)
After their experience against the Soviets on the Eastern Front, the Hungarian military leaders requested a self-propelled assault gun to aid in their efforts against the hordes of Soviet armour. Based on the hull of the Turán tank, the Zrínyi II mounted a 105mm 43M howitzer. Plans for the proposed Zrínyi I mounting a German 75mm gun were cut short when the Americans bombed the factory. Only one prototype was built.

Zrinyi Assault Gun Platoon (HBX03)...

Zrinyi Assault Gun Platoon (HBX03)

Rifle Platoon (HU702)

Rifle Platoon (HU702)
With the role of long range reconnaissance in the armoured divisions taken up by the Toldi light tank, the Csaba (pronounced chahbah) armoured car is available to the infantry divisions, who use them to scout ahead of the division, checking its line of advance and patrolling the flanks.

Rifle Platoon (HU702)...

7/31 Machine-gun Platoons (HU704)
The Hungarians use the same machine-gun they used during the Great War, the Schwarzlose 7/31M. The 7/31M has a water-cooled jacket which allows it to sustain a high rate-of-fire over a long period of time, making it an ideal support weapon in defensive situations.

7/31 Machine-gun Platoons (HU704)...

7/31 Machine-gun Platoons (HU704)

81mm and 120mm Mortar Platoons (HU705)

81mm and 120mm Mortar Platoons (HU705)
Mortars are ideal support weapons for the infantry. They can be called on to give instant support against assaulting enemy. On attack they can bring fire down on the enemy positions to keep their heads down, while your infantry approaches to assault.

81mm and 120mm Mortar Platoons (HU705)...

44M Buzoganyveto Rocket Launcher Platoon (HU707)
The Hungarians use the same machine-gun they used during the Great War, the Schwarzlose 7/31M. The 7/31M has a water-cooled jacket which allows it to sustain a high rate-of-fire over a long period of time, making it an ideal support weapon in defensive situations.

44M Buzoganyveto Rocket Launcher Platoon (HU707)...

44M Buzoganyveto Rocket Launcher Platoon (HU707)

Turan Tank (HU030)

Turan Tank (HU030)
The 1st Armoured Division’s Turán I and II tanks first entered combat on the Transylvanian frontier in September 1944. The Turáns of the 2nd Armoured Division had seen combat in Ukraine from May 1944.

Turan Tank (HU030)...

Toldi Light Tank (HU010)
The Toldi II tank is armed with a 20mm antitank rifle, but in 1944 units began to receive new 40mm armed Toldi IIa tanks with more hitting power and better armour.

Toldi Light Tank (HU010)...

Toldi Light Tank (HU010)

Nimrod Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Gun (HU160)

Nimrod Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Gun (HU160)
The Swedish designed Landsverk Anti-II self-propelled anti-aircraft guns were made under license in Hungary as the Nimród. The Hungarians had well and truly field tested them in 1942 and the crews were well versed in the use of this anti-aircraft weapon against Soviet ground attack aircraft.

Nimrod Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Gun (HU160)...

Csaba Armoured Car (HU300)
With the role of long range reconnaissance in the armoured divisions taken up by the Toldi light tank, the Csaba (pronounced chahbah) armoured car is available to the infantry divisions, who use them to scout ahead of the division, checking its line of advance and patrolling the flanks.

Csaba Armoured Car (HU300)...

Csaba Armoured Car (HU300)


New Releases

Huszar Troop (HU708)
Artillery Crew (HSO101)
Anti-tank Gun and AA Crew (HSO104)

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Hungarian Gaming Set (TD044) Hungarian Gaming Set (TD044)
Even though they are toy soldiers, your troops react to heavy fire like real soldiers. Sometimes they get pinned down or bail out of their tanks. They can dig foxholes for protection or go to ground, hiding from the enemy. Tokens help you keep track of the state of your troops.The Hungarian Gaming Set contains 20 gaming tokens, 16 Dice and two Objective tokens all inside a collectable themed tin.

Hungarian Gaming Set (TD044)...

Bagration: Hungarian Command Cards (FW269HC)
Command Cards allow Flames Of War generals to field iconic warriors, build new types of units, field new types of equipment, enhance your commander’s capabilities, and bring new tactics and stratagems to the battlefield.

Bagration: Hungarian Command Cards (FW269HC)...

Bagration: Hungarian Command Cards (FW269HC)

Bagration: Hungarian Unit Cards (FW296HU)

Bagration: Hungarian Unit Cards (FW296HU)
For a limited time only boxes of Unit Cards will be available for each Flames Of War Late War book. The packs will contain one of each Unit Card that relates to their book. The packs have been designed to assist existing players that have already bought our miniatures and built their armies under previous editions and want cards to help transition to V4.

Bagration: Hungarian Unit Cards (FW296HU)...

Romanian Forces

Rifle Platoon (RO702)
The elite motorised infantry’s role is to hold the positions taken by the tanks, as well as rapidly moving to support them. They ferret out the Soviet anti-tank guns and deal with them before they can knock out the Romanian tanks. Highly motivated they will attack on the move, almost before their trucks have even stopped.

Rifle Platoon (RO702)...

Rifle Platoon (RO702)

ZB53 Machine-gun Platoon (RO704)

ZB53 Machine-gun Platoon (RO704)
The elite motorised infantry’s role is to hold the positions taken by the tanks, as well as rapidly moving to support them. They ferret out the Soviet anti-tank guns and deal with them before they can knock out the Romanian tanks. Highly motivated they will attack on the move, almost before their trucks have even stopped.

ZB53 Machine-gun Platoon (RO704)...

81mm and 120mm Mortar Platoons (RO705)
Mortars are ideal support weapons for the infantry. They can be called on to give instant support against assaulting enemy. On attack they can bring fire down on the enemy positions to keep their heads down, while your infantry approaches to assault.

81mm and 120mm Mortar Platoons (RO705)...

81mm and 120mm Mortar Platoons (RO705)


Romanian Direct Releases

Anti-Tank Crew (RSO105)
Artillery Crew (RSO101)
TACAM R-2 (76mm) (RO100)
TACAM T-60 (76mm) (RO105)
Cavalry Troop (RO708)

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Romanian Gaming Set (TD043)
Even though they are toy soldiers, your troops react to heavy fire like real soldiers. Sometimes they get pinned down or bail out of their tanks. They can dig foxholes for protection or go to ground, hiding from the enemy. Tokens help you keep track of the state of your troops.The Romanian Gaming Set contains 20 gaming tokens, 16 Dice and two Objective tokens all inside a collectable themed tin.

Romanian Gaming Set (TD043)...

 

Romanian Gaming Set (TD043)

Bagration: Romanian Command Cards (FW269RC)

Bagration: Romanian Command Cards (FW269RC)
Command Cards allow Flames Of War generals to field iconic warriors, build new types of units, field new types of equipment, enhance your commander’s capabilities, and bring new tactics and stratagems to the battlefield.

Bagration: Romanian Command Cards (FW269RC)...

Bagration: Romanian Unit Cards (FW269RU)
For a limited time only boxes of Unit Cards will be available for each Flames Of War Late War book. The packs will contain one of each Unit Card that relates to their book. The packs have been designed to assist existing players that have already bought our miniatures and built their armies under previous editions and want cards to help transition to V4.

Bagration: Romanian Unit Cards (FW269RU)...

Late War Unit Cards


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Battlefront Paint Sets
Each Paint set together with the Utility Paint Set, provides the specialist colours needed to paint your WWII or WWIII force in the appropriate colours all in an easy to grab box. Get everything painted! From the camo paint all the way to the tow cables.

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Mix and Match Armour – The Finnish T-26 Armoured Company

Mix and Match Armour – The Finnish T-26 Armoured Company
Finland did not really have much in the way of domestic tank production in World War II. Instead they relied on a mismatched series of tanks captured from the Soviets during the Winter War, older pre-war models they already possessed or whatever they could get from their German “allies”. In a few cases, the Germans handed over captured soviet T-34s to bolster the Finn’s ranks for armoured vehicles. The results created armoured companies that were very eclectic in nature with a few containing modern German and captured Soviet vehicles such as Panzer IVs and T-34/85s. However, the majority had platoons of the outdated T-26 light tank.

Mix and Match Armour – The Finnish T-26 Armoured Company...


Hungarian Heavies
One of the most exciting novelties of the new book Bagration: Axis Allies undoubtedly concerns the Hungarians. They are in fact the only ones among the minor Axis powers who are able to field two of the most iconic tanks of the Second World War. We are talking of course the Tiger and the Panther.

Hungarian Heavies...

Hungarian Heavies

Building a Bagration Hungarian Turan Tank Company

Building a Bagration Hungarian Turan Tank Company
With the launch of Bagration: Axis Allies release, there are several unique forces to play including the Turan Tank Company.  The Turan Tank was Hungary’s home-produced tank, and the formation also includes the home grown Toldi II Light tank and Nimrod Self-Propelled AA Guns. 

Building a Bagration Hungarian Turan Tank Company...


Bagration: Axis-allies Live Launch

Bagration Axis-Allies Live Launch
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Last Updated On Friday, October 22, 2021 by Luke at Battlefront