Free Rulebook Trade-In Coming For Flames of War

By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 17th, 2017

2016 was the Year of New Editions, but several of those announced new sets of rules are actually rolling out this year. Now, a lot of players might feel that they’re being forced to buy new rules for a game they already own when a new version comes out. Well, the folks at Battlefront want you to know that if you’ve got the previous edition of the rules, you can get the new ones for free. No new purchase required.

From the announcement:

With every new edition of the Flames Of War rules, we have given away free copies to all existing players to say thanks for being a player and welcome to the new version. When we went from version 2 to version 3 we gave away 26 tonnes of books – that’s the same weight as a T-34 tank! You might even say that we are Fearless Veterans when it comes to this process.

This time around it is no different, except that you will be getting TWO books, not one.

The first one is a full-sized set of rules, an 112-page, A4-sized book, formatted for existing Early-war and Late-war players. The game rules are identical to the hardback version, only instead of referring to the Unit Cards that we will be using in Mid-war, they refer to the current book range, allowing all existing books to still be used for those two periods.

As well as the rules you will also get a 64-page A5 book containing all the special rules and characters from every 3rd edition book from Early-war and Late-war, detailing how they now work in 4th edition. This is the ultimate Know Your Enemy guide, as every single book in print is covered.


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  • DB

    It’s quite nice that they continue to do this. While it’s not like they’re replacing all of the various army books or anything, at least you don’t need to shell out the cash for the main books again.

    Their books are quite nice. They don’t skimp on them.

  • Purple-Stater

    It’s a wonderful customer-centric thing, and one of the reason that I respect Battlefront so much. Unfortunately, for my game group, this doesn’t appear to do us any good as we only play Mid-War.

    Oh well, I’m still excited about it all.

    • Davos Seaworth

      Research Battlefront’s involvement with the Dust Tactics Operation Babylon kickstarter and you may revise your opinion of Battlefront.

      • Oh that was a whole big mess of monumentally epic proportions.

        • odinsgrandson

          Yeah, nobody left that one looking good.

          • Davos Seaworth

            And why I have a personal vow to never support another Paolo Parente product or Battlefront product ever again.