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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 Grant by attaching the final drive section to the front of the lower hull. Step 2. Next, attach the rear hull plate to the back of the lower hull section.
Below: The rear hull plated attached successfully to the lower hull. Step 3. Next, attach the left-hand side track to the lower hull section.
Step 4. Attach the right-hand side track to the lower hull section. Step 5. Attach the top hull section to the lower hull section of the Grant.
Below: The two hull sections successfully joined. Step 6. Next, attach the rear casemate section to the back of the upper hull.
Step 7. Add the stowage bin to the top of the engine deck. Step 8. Repeat on the opposite side.
Step 9. Next, attach the left-hand side sand skirt to the left-hand side of the hull. Step 10. Then attach the right-hand side sand skirt to the right-hand side of the hull.
Below: The right-hand side sand skirt in place. Step 11. Attach the 75mm gun into the inside of gun sponson.
Step 12. Next, attach the top of the gun sponson to secure the 75mm gun in place. Step 13. Join the two halves of the turret.
Below: The two halves of the turret successfully joined. Step 14. Attach the 37mm gun to the front of the turret.
Step 15. Finally, add the turret hatch to the top of the turret. Below: With the turret hatch in place, the Grant is now fully assembled.
Step 1. To add a tank commander, use the open turret hatch rather than the closed version. Step 2. Next, add a tank commander to the inside of the open turret hatch.
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 Wednesday, November 15, 2017