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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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Vickers MMG Platoon
Description of Miniatures
A. Vickers MG.
B. Gunner.
D. Loader.

3-Inch Mortar Section
Description of Miniatures
A. Loader.
B. Loader #2.
D. Bipod
E. Tube
Description of Bases
A. Medium four-hole base. B. Base plug sprue.
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.

To find out how easy it is to prepare and paint these new plastic figures click on the link below.

Working With Flexible Plastic...

All Flames Of War infantry and guns are supplied with appropriate bases. Assemble your MMG Platoon or Mortar teams by gluing the figures into the holes on a base of the right size. Super glue works well for this.

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.

Vickers MMG Platoon
Base the Vickers MMG teams on a medium base with a MG, Gunner, NCO and Loader. The team faces the long edge.


3-Inch Mortar Section
Base these Mortar teams on medium base facing the long edge. These teams have a NCO, mortar and two loaders.

Tip: Use the plugs found on the base plug sprue to fill any unnecessary holes.

Last Updated On Thursday, November 9, 2017 by Luke at Battlefront