Battlefront

By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 30th, 2016
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Sure, the Germans had their Tiger tanks, but they had plenty of other weapons of war at their disposal, especially late into the conflict. One of those vehicles was the Sd Kfz armored car. There were many different varieties of this vehicle, as the turret was easily modified to hold a different array...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 29th, 2016
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The German Tiger Tank was one of the most feared pieces of war on the battlefields of Europe during WWII. It was no small feat to actually defeat one in combat. Many allied tankers would just do their best to avoid conflicts with one. Well, Battlefront is letting you field groups of them in your [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 21st, 2016
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It’s WWIII and it’s time to bring out the big guns, literally. The British are hitting the field with their M109 Field Battery. If you want some artillery support, you can’t get much bigger than these 155mm behemoths....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 18th, 2016
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During WWII, the Allies weren’t known for their huge tanks. No, the Germans, with their Tiger and Tiger II are what’s remembered as the big tanks around. Well, in WWIII, that’s no longer the case. The idea of taking lots of fast, light tanks has given way to a new form of thinking. ...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 14th, 2016
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In the conflicts of present day and the near future, having close air support for your ground troops is vital. Aircraft can provide a high vantage point to the battlefield and get fields of fire that no ground troop would be able to manage. Then there’s the maneuverability factor. In Team Yanke...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 14th, 2016
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The days have circled around again and we find ourselves deposited in a Monday. I hope you had a good weekend. I spent Saturday playing Small World and Ascension with some friends. Then on Sunday I assembled a bunch of another friend’s Guild Ball models, because I enjoy assembling figures and h...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 4th, 2016
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The British got themselves their Mobile SAM Launcher the other day, but SAM launchers aren’t really going to be able to take and hold ground. I mean, I guess they could, but it wouldn’t be very effective. No, for something like that, you’ll want to get the British Mechanized Platoon...
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Nov 3rd, 2016
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The British Tracked Rapier SAM Section also goes by a bit more rocking name: Iron Maiden. Though while the band flies airplanes (or, at least, their lead singer does), the Iron Maiden of the British forces in Team Yankee is designed to ground airplanes, permanently. The missiles the Iron Maiden fires...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Oct 7th, 2016
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The British are coming! The British are coming! Sorry, it was that or a bit about watching Peter over at Gale Force Nine headbang to Iron Maiden, Slayer, Pantera, and Sepultura all weekend… which would be cool to see. Anyway, no. This is about Team Yankee, where the British will be making their...
By Polar_Bear
In Job Opportunity
Sep 13th, 2016
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If you’re here on this website, surfing around, you’re probably a pretty decent gaming nerd. But if you’re also a somewhat tech-savvy nerd, Battlefront might just be looking for you. They’re looking for a new website coordinator to join their team....
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jul 8th, 2016
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“Why’s there a gun in your trousers?” “For protection.” “Protection from what? Ze Germans?” Actually, Turkish, Ze Germans are coming. Tomorrow, in fact. And Battlefront is welcoming them with pomp and fanfare. Leopard, the new set for Team Yankee, releases to...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 20th, 2016
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“Protection? Protection from what? Ze Germans?” It might actually not be a bad idea to protect yourself against Ze Germans (specifically in this case the West Germans), as they’ll be making their way to Team Yankee in a couple months. Battlefront has posted up a preview of what you ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 12th, 2016
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Flames of War Pacific is coming this week and Battlefront is wanting to give you all the information you can possibly handle. As such, they’ve turned the page into a blog full of all sorts of content which will help lead you into the games’ expansion release....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 16th, 2016
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What is it about tanks that is just so damn appealing? Let’s face it, a lot of us get weak in the knees over those multi-ton behemoths of the battlefield. Originally created to break the siege-like nature of the Western Front in WWI, they really came into their own during WWII. Dozens of types ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 11th, 2015
3 Comments
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WWIII is upon us! Or, it will be tomorrow, anyway… and only on our tabletops (hopefully, anyway!). Battlefront is launching Team Yankee and they’re starting off with a bang. If you’re in New Zealand, you can stop by and see all the things that are going on first-hand. If you’r...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Nov 20th, 2015
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Tanks! You’re welcome! No, tanks! I said, you’re welcome! Ok, I’m gonna abandon that bit. Flames of War is getting in on the holiday spirit with their Tanksgiving Sale, happening now....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 25th, 2015
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The Russian military isn’t necessarily known for subtlety. The phrase “bigger is better” certainly seems to be alive and well in their strategist’s minds. From gargantuan tanks to massive airplanes to huge artillery pieces. Even the equipment used for fighting among the buildi...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 10th, 2015
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Tanks. You’re welcome. Sorry, it’s a Monday morning and sometimes the horrific jokes are just what happens. For those that want some more armor in your British forces in Flames of War, Battlefront has a new Cromwell Armoured Platoon that you can pick up....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 3rd, 2015
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It’s generally not a good idea to poke the sleeping bear that is Russia. Historically, very few forces were able to conquer this large territory. It’s usually a combination of a harsh winter and the fact that they have quite a large population that they can throw at an enemy that does it....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 15th, 2015
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June 1967 was a good month for Israel’s military. In the course of just six days, they defeated their enemies. A major battle during the conflict was fought at the old Turkish fort of An-Nakhl. Battlefront has a new Desert Fort kit coming out and figured people might want to recreate the battle...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 5th, 2015
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One of the things that made Vietnam such a difficult conflict was that just about anyone could be working for either side. Unlike previous wars, there was no real set “front.” It wasn’t so much that you could easily point at a spot on the map and go, “the enemy’s here, b...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 25th, 2015
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Getting just the right colors for your models is a big part of making them look great. Sometimes that can be rather difficult. This green just isn’t green enough, or that shade of brown isn’t really what you were looking for. This can be doubly-difficult when dealing with historical minia...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 18th, 2015
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Battlefront helps protect your soldiers from overhead attack with the release of their Local Forces Anti-Air Company for Flames of War Vietnam. Used to great effect against enemy helicopters, these Type 54 12.7mm anti-aircraft guns would be placed in a triangle, and when the enemy would be near the c...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
May 17th, 2015
6 Comments
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As promised last week, Dust Studio has given us an update about the situation with Battlefront and the shipping of the Wave 2 models from their Operation Babylon Kickstarter. Good news, everybody! It looks like people will be getting their alternate-history figures after all (more than likely). Appar...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
May 11th, 2015
21 Comments
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Paolo Parente has posted an update about the Wave 2 shipping of items from the Operation Babylon Kickstarter campaign. Spoiler alert: The news isn’t very good. The relationship between Dust Studios and Battlefront is officially ended. Dust Studios is asking backers of the Kickstarter campaign t...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Apr 26th, 2015
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It’s Sunday. Hopefully you had an epic Saturday of gaming. For those that went to Salute, I hope it was a blast. I’m really jealous of those that were able to go. It’s a show I’d love to make it to at some point in time. My Saturday was full of building the Eisenkern APC [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 20th, 2015
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Battlefront has released their plastic British Comet Platoon for Flames of War. Note: They’re not actual comets. They’re tanks. If they were real comets, that’d change Flames of War from a Historical game to a Sci-Fi one. Though, perhaps some day in the far future, we will use actua...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 12th, 2015
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Battlfront expands their SAS line for Flames of War with the release of their Jeeps kits. If you need to get somewhere fast, like scouting out the enemy location, or perform a flanking maneuver, there’s not much better. Capable of quick hit-and-fade strikes, they’re a good addition to you...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 9th, 2015
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Battlefront might be busy dealing with Dust Studios right now, but they’ve not forgotten about the game that got them to where they are: Flames of War. They’ve posted up a look at what they have coming up for the game. Expect to head to Germany’s borders and then further on to Berli...
By tgn_admin
In Crowdfunding
Mar 3rd, 2015
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Battlefront has posted an updated addressing Dust Studio CEO William Yau’s statement on the Operation Babylon Kickstarter. It was very disappointing to hear, via a recent Facebook message from Dust Studio CEO William Yau, that mediation has been rejected out of hand. To clarify, we have never h...
By tgn_admin
In Crowdfunding
Feb 28th, 2015
9 Comments
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Regular readers may be aware of the continuing saga around the Dust Tactics Operation Babylon Kickstarter – (you can catch up here).  What little glimmer of hope there was of resolving the matter amicably appears to have evaporated with this recent post by Dust Studio claiming legal action has ...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Feb 15th, 2015
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Dust Studio and Battlefront are having issues with the release of Project Babylon, the next expansion for the popular alternate-history Dust game. We’ve recently heard from Battlefront, and have been in contact with Dust Studio. Here’s the latest reply, straight from Mr. Paolo Parente....
By Polar_Bear
In News
Feb 13th, 2015
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The situation between Dust Studio and Battlefront continues on. TGN reached out to both sides for comment last week, but due to legal reasons, neither were able to say more at the time. We just received a comment from Battlefront via James Brown, their web administrator. He lays out a bit more about ...
By tgn_admin
In Alternate History
Feb 2nd, 2015
6 Comments
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Is Battlefront refusing to pay for the remaining Kickstarter rewards for Operation Babylon? Dust Tactics is a Weird War II game set in an alternative super science version of World War II, created by Dust Studio – of which Paolo Parente is one of the principals. In 2013, Fantasy Flight Games dr...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 28th, 2015
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Battlefront continues their “all artillery, all the time” previews for Fate of a Nation with a look at the M50 155mm gun. It certainly can’t be said that you don’t have options in your methods of bombardment in that game. I’ve got basically no knowledge of the conflict t...