Brigade Models Releases new 28mm Great War Belgians

Brigade Models steps away from the sci-fi vehicles for a moment to go historical on us with their new Great War Belgians.

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From the release:

In the run up to Crisis Phil sprang a surprise by turning up with two new moulds of 28mm WW1 Belgians – NCOs and Buglers. He’s finished painting and photographing some sample figures so we’re pleased to say that they’ve been added to the website and are available for purchase.

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Carabinier Bugler
GW28-1140 – Infantry NCO in Shako – £1.50 GBP
GW28-1141 – Infantry NCO in Side Cap – £1.50 GBP
GW28-1142 – Carabinier NCO – £1.50 GBP
GW28-1143 – Grenadier NCO – £1.50 GBP
GW28-1144 – Infantry Bugler in Shako – £1.50 GBP
GW28-1145 – Infantry Bugler in Side Cap – £1.50 GBP
GW28-1146 – Carabinier Bugler – £1.50 GBP
GW28-1147 – Grenadier Bugler – £1.50 GBP

Brigade Models catches up on new releases

Brigade Models has had a busy convention schedule and so they’ve got a bunch of new releases to show off.

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We’ve got a bit behind with new releases lately thanks to a heavy show schedule, but some bits have still crept their way onto the website.

Three new packs of Aeronef aircraft made their debut at Stoke Rochford:

VAN-214 – Herring class Biplane Light Bomber (x6) – £1.25
VAN-417 – Ader class Monoplane Fighter (x6) – £1.25
VAN-513 – Oryol class Biplane Bomber (x3) – £1.00
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From Empire to Revolution Released

Too Fat Lardies has released their new book, From Empire to Revolution, over in their webshop.

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From the release:

From Empire to Revolution is a supplement by Chris Stoesen introducing us to the Russian and Austro-Hungarian Armies on the Eastern Front. Chris has charted a path through the minefield of the Eastern Front to provide details of force organization and tactics for the war, as well as sixteen varied scenarios covering the period from 1914 to the revolutions of 1917 which removed Russia from the conflict.

More Great War terrain from Battlefront

Battlefront gives you more WWI terrain options with another Battlefield in a Box set with their Large Ruined Craters and Ruined house kit.

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From the website:

Your battlefield may be scarred by huge craters left over from previous battles, preliminary bombardments, or undermining. These can pose serious problems for tanks, while offering sanctuary for advancing infantry.

This Battlefield is Shattered

Battlefront has a new Battlefield in a Box set available in their webshop. This one’s for Great War. It’s called Shattered Battlefield.

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From the website:

Many battlefields had woods that were either utterly destroyed by shelling and fighting or cleared to provide a field of fire for machine-guns. These woods still provide some cover.

Battlefront features their Trenchline System Battlefield in a Box set

Battlefront knows that playing a Western-front WWI game wouldn’t be anything without trenches. As such, they’re coming out with their Trenchline System Battlefield in a Box set.

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From the website:

Perhaps the most iconic symbol of World War I is the trench. Starting from simple slit trenches and developing into elaborate trench networks such as the Hindenburg Line, the science of entrenchment was king of the battlefield. As well as protecting the front line troops trenches link with the reserve area, allowing for reinforcements to get forward quickly and safely.

Battlefront features the Trench Mortar Platoon for Great War

Battlefront keeps up the Great War previews. This time it’s with the Trench Mortar Platoon.

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From the article:

Trench warfare has highlighted the need for the forward infantry to have heavy fire support with them to knock out enemy defences. The new Stokes mortar has been designed to do the job, and is just the ticket. It has good range, rate of fire, and firepower, thanks to its three-inch shell.

New Bolt Action FT-17 light tank available

Warlord Games has another new WWI tank kit available in their webshop. This time it’s the French FT-17.

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From the release:

Released this week is the revolutionary early war French tank the FT-17, ready to defend against the invading armies of Germany.
The Renault FT-17 was a French light tank that was among the most revolutionary and influential tank designs in history.

Battlefront features the OQF 18pdr for Great War

Battlefront returns fire on all that ordinance the Germans had been bringing to the field with a look at the OQF 18pdr for the British.

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The Ordnance Quick Firing 18 pounder (84mm) gun is our standard field piece and the backbone of the Royal Artillery. It fires a heavier shell than the French 75mm or German 77mm, and is accurate, reliable, and has good range. Combined with the well-trained crews of the Royal Artillery, the 18 pounder can out-shoot any foe.

Mobile for its size, the 18 pdr was often used by forward detachments. The Royal Artillery are learning to operate in small units attached to the front line infantry to help deal with German tanks or offer direct fire to knock out enemy gun emplacements.

Battlefront features the 7.7cm FK96 n.A. Gun for Great War

Battlefront brings some more big guns to the field with a look at their 7.7cm FK96 n.A. Gun for Great War.

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From the article:

The armies of this Great War rely heavily on artillery to help prepare the enemy for an assault or to break up enemy attacks. The 7.7cm FK96 n.A. is a versatile field gun used all across the front. Its light weight makes it a very mobile gun compared to its competitors.

With a variety of shells available, ranging from anti-tank to shrapnel rounds, this gun can be employed successfully in different combat situations. This gives commanders a valuable tool in both offensive and defensive operations.

Battlefront features the 7.62cm Krupp IG for Great War

Battlefront brings out some of the artillery with a look at the 7.62cm Krupp IG for Great War.

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The 7.62cm Krupp infantry gun has outstanding accuracy and is lightweight, making it a favourite among the crews that use it.

It gives German infantry a weapon capable of destroying the targets that heavy artillery misses or attacking enemy tanks. This makes it a very versatile and essential part of an assault.

Battlefront features the Regimental Support Platoons for Great War

Battlefront knows every army needs support. So they’re showing off the Regimental Support Platoon for Great War.

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With British tanks on the prowl, the German army has developed several weapons to deal with them. One of these is the relatively light-weight 3.7cm TaK gun, built by Rheinmetall. It has the ability to penetrate enemy tanks’ armour and knock them out. It’s low profile also makes it suitable to move across no-man’s-land to support the infantry.

Infantry alone lack the firepower to dig out enemy troops and fortifications. To address this problem the German army employs the Minenwerfer (mine-thrower or mortar). Its high explosive shells are essential for knocking out enemy strong points. When British tanks are about, the Minenwerfer can be used to combat these beasts in an anti-tank role.

More New WWI Tanks available from Warlord Games

Warlord Games has released several new styles of the MkIV WWI tank over in their webshop.

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The latest additions to our new World War I range of 1:56 scale vehicles sees the British take centre stage with these glorious Mark IV tanks!

Battlefront features the Stoss Platoon for Great War

Battlefront continues their Great War previews with a look at the Stoss Platoon.

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Stosstactik places importance on combined arms warfare. Lead units are heavily equipped with sub-machine guns and grenades to clear trenches.

They are then followed-up by regular infantry with light machine-guns for mobile firepower, and flame-throwers to knock out the strongpoints. It is the start of modern infantry tactics, and will pave the way Stoss Platoons are rated for twentieth century warfare.

Battlefront features the British Machine Gun platoon for Great War

Battlefront shows off some cutting-edge technology (for the time) and one of the more iconic additions to the battlefields of WWI with a look at the British Machine Gun platoon for Great War.

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From the post:

If there is one weapon that the British infantryman trusts more than his 303, it is the Vickers machine gun. The modern Vickers is a symbol of British industry. Sturdy, with a tripod for accuracy and water-cooled for sustained fire, it is supremely reliable.

Battlefront features the Mark IV for Great War

Battlefront takes a look at their Mark IV tank for Great War in this new article.

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The British Mark IV is a powerful weapon on the battlefield. Nearly invincible, these steel behemoths will crush enemy troops and blast open gun nests. ‘Female’ tanks will unleash a torrent of machinegun fire, while ‘Male’ tanks will smash the enemy trench with high-explosive six-pounder fire.

Battlefront features their Infanterie Machine-gun Platoon for Great War

Battlefront continues looking into the units for the upcoming Great War game with a look at the Infanterie Machine-gun Platoon.

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From the article:

The Maxim machine-gun has drastically changed how battles are fought. Now a small crew of men can put out a remarkable amount of fire. Multiply this across a whole platoon of these weapons and you have a unit capable of an immense rate of fire.

Battlefront features their Infanterie Platoon for Great War

Battlefront gives us the inside scoop on their new Infantrie Platoon for Great War in this article.

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The steadfast infantryman has been fighting this war for years. However, he is not alone. With tanks, stormtroopers, and special trench guns to help, the rifleman will claim victory.

Battlefront features the A7V for Great War

Battlefront gives us another look inside the Great War with a preview of the A7V.

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The panzer is a new and unstoppable weapon. Our A7V is more powerful, faster, and better armoured than Tommy’s tanks. These steel beasts will break the British frontline, opening the way to victory.

Warlord Games preview new range of World War One vehicles

Warlord Games is showing off some new tank and armored vehicle kits they’re coming out with in the next couple weeks.
Gee, WWI’s been a popular topic for gaming lately.

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To commemorate the start of World War One, we are pleased to be launching a new range of resin WW1 tanks and other vehicles.

We’ll be releasing them over the coming weeks, so keep your eyes peeled!

Khurasan releases 15mm 1914 range

Khurasan Miniatures expands their historical range of minis with new 15mm figures based on WWI.

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We have released a range of 15mm models for 1914, the decisive year of World War I, when armies manoeuvred over hundreds of miles to decide the fate of Europe.

The first two ranges are the Germans (seen here) and the French. Each range has about 20 poses of infantry, plus heavier weapons.

Shilka Publishing wants to know How Much Do You Know About WWI?

Shilka Publishing posted up a little quiz about WWI and wonders how much you know about the Great War.
Those that complete the quiz will get a coupon for the Shilka website.

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Shilka Publishing has put a WWI quiz on their website.

Everyone that takes the quiz during August 2014 will win a discount code, worth between 20% and 90% off.

Battlefront Features Mitchell’s Maraduers for Great War

Battlefront is showing off their Mitchell’s Marauders army box for Great War.

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From the article:

Your rifle company is well-equipped for assaulting and crushing the enemy. Prepare your assault with your Mark IV tanks. They will pulverize Jerry’s gun nests with high-explosives and rake his trenches with machine-gun fire. Then send in your highly-trained rifle platoons to clear out the trenches and breakthrough.

With a gap opened up, send in the fast Whippet tank to machine-gun and run down the enemy on the run. No doubt the enemy will try and counterattack, so have your machineguns set up to cut down their infantry and carefully sight your 18 pdr artillery guns to knock out German A7V tanks.

Shilka Publishing’s SOTCW WWI Compendium Now Available

Shilka Publishing has compiled together WWI gaming articles from the Society of 20th Century Wargamers and created a compendium so you can get them all in one place.

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From the release:

Shilka Publishing is proud to announce that The SOTCW WWI Compendium is now available. This compendium brings together over 25 articles by 18 authors, covering all aspects of World War I, on land, at sea, and in the air, in all theatres. The articles were originally published in the Society of Twentieth Century Wargamers‘ Journal.

It is currently available at a special, low, launch price. The price will increase to the normal, full price shortly.

All profits from The SOTCW World War I Compendium will be donated to the Royal British Legion.

Oddzial Osmy’s July 3mm Releases in Stock and at Historicon

PicoArmor has the new releases for Oddzial Osmy for July available. Also, they’ll be at Historicon. Be sure to stop by and say hello.

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PicoArmor (Ozzial Osmy’s exclusive North American distributor) is pleased to announce that Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm and 15mm July releases are now in stock and at Historicon.
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Model Dads posts Battlefront’s Great War Supplement Video Review

Model Dads takes a look at the Battlefront Great War Supplement in this video review.

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It’s a long way to Tipperary so why not take a look at this video review of the new FoW supplement, Great War instead?

Great War Product Preview

Battlefront is showing off a preview of their upcoming Great War game, bringing Flames of War into WWI.

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The Great War of 1914-18 was global in its reach. The large empires of the main European powers meant that conflicts occurred in places as diverse as East Asia, Africa, and off the coast of South America. Yet this global conflict would be decided by the mighty clashes upon the battlefields of Europe.

Now the Great War is coming to Flames Of War with the full rules and army lists available free with Wargames Illustrated issue 322 available in August 2014.

WWI 1914-1918 Raging Empires Rules – Free Download

Kallistra has posted up rules for their Raging Empires WWI rules on their website. They’re free to download and try out, so why not take a look?

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The Raging Empires rule system has been developed by WWI enthusiasts to create a fast-flowing game which captures the feel and flavour of this fascinating conflict. This draft version of the rules contains all the game mechanics necessary to re-fight historical battles in all theatres and phases of the First World War, from the war of movement of 1914 to the major battles of 1916. This will be extended to cover 1917-18 in the full set of Raging Empires due for Autumn release.
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Topside Minis Launches WWI Set for “Fatal Choices”

Topside Minis set sail new WWI ships to coincide with the Fatal Choices Kickstarter campaign wherein several naval battles from WWI are evaluated and “what-if” scenarios are put forth on how things could have been different.

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Seth Owen has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his “Fatal Choices” WWI naval simulation book. The book covers the WWI naval campaigns of the Coronel and Falklands Islands between the British and German navies in 1914. Seth’s book gives historical background and analyzes these battles to provide “what if” scenarios to let you play out the battles yourself using naval miniatures. There were many criticisms of the German commander and through this book you can now play these scenarios out to see if the criticisms are justified.

The Kickstarter campaign provides a support level that will include a set of Topside Minis to use with the “Fatal Choices” book. The set includes all the ships in Seth’s book plus a few extra to allow you to build on the “what if” scenarios provided.

Visit our website to see the complete set of these new ships!

New 28mm resin WWI tanks available from Urban Construct

Urban Construct has some new WWI tanks available over in their webshop.

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Urban Construct already manufacture a popular range of 28mm resin trenches. Now to break the deadlock of trench warfare we have produced a British Mark IV male tank and a German A7V tank.

All of our models are made in the UK. The Mark IV tank is only £15 and the German tank is £17.
Discounted WWI trench starter sets, which include a dug-out are already available on-line and will be available at Salute 2014. Pre-order this or the tanks now to avoid disappointment at the show.

During WWI dug-outs provided shelter for resting troops and cover during bombardment. They branched off the trenches and were constructed from corrugated iron sheets with a covering of earth. The dug-out model represents a mud covered tin roof which also details the supporting logs. Another of our recent releases has been a 90o bend which can be used for WW1 trenches. These are also part of the starter set.
See more details and photos on our website.

WWI Wings of Glory Giveaway Contest starting today

Ares Games has released several new WWI Wings of Glory plane sets today. They’re also having a special contest where you can win free planes.

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New WW1 Wings of Glory Airplane Packs hit the stores starting from today, featuring the SPAD S.VII, Albatros D.II, Bristol F.2B and Halberstadt CL.II. To celebrate the arrival of these new aircrafts, Ares Games will run a new WW1 Wings of Glory Giveaway Contest from today, February 24th to Thursday, Feb 27th. Each day, one of the Airplane Packs will be at stake – the first participant to answer the three questions of that day win the miniature, with additional prizes if he/she is a Wings of Glory fan on Facebook and BoardGameGeek. Everybody who sends the right answers within 24 hours each day will participate in a bonus draw at the end of the contest.

Victrix WWI plastics coming soon

Victrix has some new WWI plastic minis they’re working on that will be available soon.

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Next we have a bit of a 28mm WW1 surprise for you! WW1 British and Germans are being worked on at present for a dual release followed by heavy weapons and characters and then followed by French. Julian has been pushing for this period for a long time (since we began 6 years ago I think!) Bob is doing a lovely job on these. This is just a teaser to wet the appetite so a few more images next week. Keep watching for updates of this exciting new period for us.

Pyrkol expands its range with WWI crashed plane indicators

Pyrkol has some more acrylic markers for you. This time it’s crashed WWI planes.

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Each indicator was designed to represent a shot down plane, and therefore is engraved with the Allied / German symbol on one wing and battle damage on the other, each indicator also includes 2 flames to heighten the effect.

PicoArmor Offers 3mm WW1 British Mark IV Tanks

PicoArmor has released their new 3mm WWI British Mark IV Tanks over in their webshop.

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PicoArmor is please to announce the exclusive release of 3mm WW1 British Mark IV Tanks. These sculpts are in both the male and female variety (….and yes, you can tell the difference).

They are in stock and available for immediate shipment.

Interestingly, we have already sold many for Sci-Fi and Pulp campaigns as well as historical gaming.