New Flames of War article posted

The Flames of War website has been updated with several new articles and product spotlights.

The New Racecourse Scenario
During the fighting for Budapest the Germans and Hungarians attempted to take back the temporary airfield on the racecourse on 7 January 1945 after it had been closed by Soviet artillery fire. Advancing Red Army troops threatened to overrun it and an immediate counterattack was ordered. A mixed force of German and Hungarian troops was pulled from the defensive line and sent to retake the racecourse.

Assembling the Hungarian Infantry Company
Mark demonstrates how to assemble the Hungarian Infantry Company.

Assembling the Romanian Infantry Battalion
Mark demonstrates how to assemble the Romanian Infantry Battalion.

The Crumbling: A Total War Battle & Birthday Celebration
When I was about to turn 40 years old I wondered how I wanted to mark the occasion. I decided that one thing I wanted to do was to host a Total War event with my gaming group, a Flames Of War playtesting group called Einherjar.

Tom’s Luftwaffe Felddivision
This is the second time I have painted the Luftwaffe Felddivision from the PDF briefing. This time I have painted all the options, even though I’ll probably never field the 5cm PaK38 or Zis-3 guns!

Experience of a Lifetime at Gallipoli
Conservation Volunteers has been appointed by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to manage volunteer involvement in the 2011 Anzac Day commemorations in Gallipoli, Turkey. This is an exciting, and strictly limited, chance to be a part of the team delivering the commemorative services. The 2011 program is the 6th consecutive one managed by Conservation Volunteers.

Turán I / II tank (HU030)
In 1939 Hungary was searching for a medium tank which they could manufacture under licence. Škoda offered the Hungarians the S-IIc, a design they had been working on and with further refinements the design become to be known as the T-22.

Föhadnagy Ervin Tarczay (HU880)
Ervin Tarczay (pronounced ehir-vin tarts-zay) was born in Pécs in 1919. Initially he served with the Border Guards before retraining in 1942 and joining the 3rd Armoured Regiment in January 1943 as a Föhadnagy (Lieutenant).

Kapitan Dmitriy Loza (SU885)
Dmitriy Fedorovich Loza was born near Kharkov on 14 April 1922. He joined the Red Army in 1940 and graduated from the Saratov Armour School in 1942. In October 1944 Loza’ company fought around Debrecen before his brigade was finally rested and re-equipped during November. They had their 75mm gun armed ‘Emcha’ tanks replaced with new 76mm ‘Emcha’ (M4A2 Sherman) tanks.

Company HQ (FR701)
On 5 May 1940, France fielded 71 infantry divisions. Of these 20 were active divisions—seven motorised Divisions d’Infanterie Motorisée (DIM), ten Divisions d’Infanterie (DI) marching on foot with horse-drawn supporting weapons, three were mountain Divisions d’Infanterie Alpine (DIA), and eight were colonial—four Divisions d’Infanterie Coloniale (DIC) and four North African Divisions d’Infanterie Nord-Africaine (DINA). The remaining 43 divisions were all reservists.

Fusiliers Platoon (FR702)
The section de fusiliers-voltigeurs (fusiliers-voltigeurs platoon) is another example of the French infantry’s perfect organisation for trench warfare. The platoon has a small group of rifle grenadiers with the Tromblon VB grenade launcher in the platoon headquarters to knock out machine-gun nests, and three groupes (sections) of fusiliers-voltigeurs.

47mm SA-37 gun (FR510)
Like the British, the French share the task of anti-tank defence between the infantry and the artillery. While the infantry have their CDAC, the artillery has a Batterie Divisionnaire Anti-Chars (BDAC), or Divisional Anti-tank Battery, as the 10th Battery of the artillery regiment. This battery has four platoons, each with two new 47mm SA-37 anti-tank guns. Some reserve units still have old 75mm field guns instead.