New Flames of War articles

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Nov 19th, 2010
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The Flames of War website has been updated with several articles and product spotlights.

Articles
Huns with Guns II
Recently in Wargames Illustrated 277 Wayne wrote an article on Hungarian Assault Gun forces, focusing on the 1st, 7th and 10th battalions. However, there were five other battalions that served during the battle for Hungary. In this article he takes a look at their combat records.

Romanian Mountain Divisions
When we worked on Eastern Front we wanted to only include full Intelligence Briefings and we just didn’t have enough space to fill out the old Romanian Vanatori de Munte from the old Ostfront.

To do it justice we decided to save it as a Website Intelligence Briefing.

Rallypoint 2010
Last weekend players from all over New Zealand gathered in Hamilton at Fraser High School to take part in the worlds longest running Early War tournament at Rallypoint #36.

Das Book and Bunker Rules Q&A
Das Book includes the tidied-up bunker rules from the forth-coming Earth and Steel book in the new D-Day compilations. We wanted everyone to have access to the tidied-up rules, so weíve made them into a pdf that you can download.

Spotlights
Romanian Infantry Battalion (RBX02)
After joining the Allies in 1944, the Romanian military found itself short on tanks but with an overabundance of artillery. Supporting the Puscasi Batalions with Skoda 100mm salvoes and engaging the Hungarian and German armour with Resita 75mm and Schneider 47mm guns, the Romanian Army Artillery made even the least trained soldiers a force to be reckoned with.

Hungarian Artillery Group (HBX02)
Hungarian soldiers could rely on a variety of support from the Hungarian Artillery Group,including the powerful 149mm howitzer which provided artillery support and the Bofors-designed 80mm Heavy anti-aircraft gun. In a tight situation the 80mm AA could be used as an anti-tank weapon along with the fearsome 75mm 40M guns of the Assault Anti-Tank Platoon.

Wirbelwind (GE165)
Flakpanzer IV (20mm) mit PzFGst Panzer IV/3 Wirbelwind – The ‘whirlwind’ is armed with quad 20mm cannons, with this firepower at it’s disposal it is rightly feared by allied aircraft and infantry.

Schutzen Platoon (early) (GE752)
Until they earned the more famous name Panzergrenadier in Russia in 1942, the Panzer divisionsí infantry were known as Sch¸tzen, or riflemen, and wore the same pink Waffenfarbe on their epaulettes as the Panzer crews. The connotations of Sch¸tzen are of mobile light infantry or dismounted cavalry.

Panzer I B (GE002)
The Panzer I light tank (also known as the MG Panzer for its armament), was only intended as a training tank. Despite this, they made up nearly a third of the entire German tank force for the invasion of Poland.

A13 Cruiser Mk III (BR024)
The A13 Cruiser Mk III was the first British cruiser tank to use the Christie suspension system. This gave higher speeds and better cross-country performance than the wheeled bogie suspension of the A9 and A10 cruiser tanks. However, though it was fast, it was also under-armoured and proved vulnerable to machine-gun fire on occasion. Like many of the early British tank it proved unreliable mechanically.

Panhard AMD-35 (FR300)
The French designed their Automitrailleuse de Dècouverte (AMD), Deep Reconnaissance Armoured Cars, to advance far ahead of their division to locate the enemy and report their movements.

New Additions to the Special Order Range
With the release of Stalin’s Europe we knew there would be plenty of existing Romanian and Hungarian players waiting to add some extra anti-tank punch to their infantry so we have released Panzerfaust and Panzerschreks indivdually so you issue these straight to your troops.

Hungarian Anti-tank Teams (HSO102 & HSO103)
Romanian Anti-tank Teams (RSO102 & RSO103)