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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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Commanders and Unit Leaders
Description of Miniatures
A. Officer #1.
B. Non-commissioned Officer (NCO) #1.
C. Radio Operator. 

Bren Gun Team
Description of Miniatures
A. Bren Gunner #1. 
B. Rifleman #1.
C. Non-commissioned Officer (NCO) #1.

Boys Anti-tank Rifle
Description of Miniatures
A. Boys anti-tank gunner #1. 
B. Rifleman #1.

2-inch Mortar
Description of Miniatures
A. Light mortar gunner #1.
B. Light mortar loader #1.

Description of Bases
A. Medium four-hole base. B. Base plug sprue. C. Small two-hole base. D. Small three-hole base.
Flexible Plastic Figures

Working With Flexible Plastic
Many of our new infantry and gun crew figures are have been produced using a new casting technique and material we have been developing.

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Working With Flexible Plastic...

All Flames Of War infantry and guns are supplied with appropriate bases. Assemble your infantry teams by gluing the figures into the holes on a base of the right size. Super glue is recommended for this. (Note: plastic cement, which works by partially melting hard polystyrene plastic parts and 'welding' them together, will not work with the flexible plastic figures in the Motor Platoon).

There are usually several figures with each type of weapon, so you can create variety in your teams. It doesn’t matter which mix of figures you put in each team, as long as the mix of weapons is right.

Commanders and Unit Leaders
Base the Mortar Company HQ teams and the Motor Platoon Unit Leader on a small base with an NCO and a rifleman. The team faces the long edge.


Bren Gun Team
Base the Bren Gun teams of a Motor Platoon on a medium base. Teams combine a gunner armed with a Bren light machine-gun, an NCO, two riflemen armed with Lee Enfield rifles. The team faces the long edge.

Tip: Use the plugs found on the base plug sprue to fill any unnecessary holes when it comes to attaching the prone Bren gunners to the base.

2-inch mortar & Boys Anti-tank Rifle Teams
Base Boys anti-tank rifles and 2-inch mortars on a small base with a rifleman loader. 

Last Updated On Thursday, November 9, 2017