Battlefront

By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 23rd, 2017
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Well, we’ve had the Desert Rats book as well as the Monty’s miniatures set. We’ve also gotten the Afrika Corps book, so that just leaves Rommel’s miniatures. And that’s just what we have for you now from Battlefront for Flames of War....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 22nd, 2017
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We’ve seen the Desert Rats book for Flames of War. But it’s hard to play a miniatures game without miniatures. So Battlefront has their Monty’s Desert Rats set that you can pick up....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 21st, 2017
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I guess, if you play a game of Flames of War, you could have the British fighting against the British. To my knowledge, there’s nothing that says otherwise. But, really, people want to play the British versus the Nazis. And since we got a look at the Desert Rats book before, let’s take a ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 20th, 2017
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With Battlefront headed to North Africa with their latest Flames of War releases, they’ve decided to head that direction in Tanks, their armored skirmish game as well. In May/June, they’ll be coming out with 6 new sets....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 20th, 2017
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The North African Front is sometimes neglected when it comes to the history of World War II. It was a long and dusty campaign of maneuver seeing the Desert Rats facing the Desert Fox. In this case, it was the rats that came out on top. The Desert Rats book from Battlefront gives you a […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 8th, 2017
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Amazing what a difference a week makes. Last week, I was lamenting how long it was all taking. This morning, I woke up and was like, “Whoah… it’s already Wednesday!” That certainly works for me. Faster to get to the weekend, the better. But if we’re going to be going alo...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 3rd, 2017
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While most people might think of events like D-Day or the island-hopping of the Pacific theater, the battles that took place all across North Africa are no less an important part of the WWII narrative. It’s those dusty battles that Battlefront looks at in their Battle of El Alamein: War in the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 2nd, 2017
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From time to time, games need a bit of a makeover. Years of time and thousands of games can find issues that weren’t very apparent from the beginning. Or perhaps things just feel they’ve gotten “stale.” Whatever reason a game might end up getting a new edition, it usually caus...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Mar 2nd, 2017
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The week continues to just crawl on by. Man, I’ve not felt a week has taken this long for quite a while. I feel like I should be typing up the Friday Snippets instead of the Thursday Terrain Corner. But here we are. What do you suppose the chances are that the weekend will be […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 27th, 2017
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The weekend is over. I’m sure many of you aren’t all that happy about the. I can’t say I’m thrilled, either. But waddyagonnado? Time marches on! And so should we. We must look forward to next weekend and the hope that it will bring more gaming opportunities. In the meantime, w...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Feb 23rd, 2017
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It’s Thursday and I’m at home. The Office Move continues, with much of the furniture making its way to the new building. But since the new place isn’t quite ready yet, many of us are working from home. Besides, trying to write while movers are going up and down the halls with stuff ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 16th, 2017
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We’ve made it to Thursday. Just a couple days now and we’ll be firmly into the weekend. As we roll along, you might be thinking about your gaming tables and wanting to make them as good-looking as possible. Good thing that’s just what we’re here to do now. Today in the Terrain...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 9th, 2017
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The week rolls along. We’ve made it through the longest parts and just need to finish up a day and a half and we’ll be back at the weekend. Do you have any sort of gaming plans set? Anyone wanna get together for some gaming? I’m currently free. Well, if you are going to be […...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Feb 8th, 2017
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The week rolls along (and I’ve got Ace of Spades playing), so you know I’m working at a pretty fevered tempo. If I’m going to keep up this pace as I work on TGN stuff and then get busy with some work on (redacted), I need to get a good meal of bite-sized gaming stories. […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 7th, 2017
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You know, you want to have your troops well-armed to take on numerous potential adversaries. The East German Mot-Schützen platoons certainly are. From several different types of anti-tank weapons to numerous anti-infantry weapons, including grenade launchers, they can take on just about anything the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 6th, 2017
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In modern warfare (and it has actually been this way since about WWII), you have to make sure that enemy air power doesn’t hinder your ground forces too much. You can have your own planes try and neutralize them, but your aircraft can’t be everywhere at once. As such, having anti-aircraft...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 2nd, 2017
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Battlefront has opened up pre-orders for the 4th edition of Flames of War. Well, that doesn’t really give you all the info. It’s not just the rulebook or a single box set or something, and it’s not just the first wave of releases. They’ve got pre-orders for new boxes reaching ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Feb 1st, 2017
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The middle of the week and the start of a new month. 2017 is already 1/12 in the books. January sure did go by quick (at least for me). Before you know it, we’ll be announcing Black Friday sales. Ok, maybe that’s a bit much. Plenty of things to do between now and then. And […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 24th, 2017
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During wartime, you will often see equipment get hasty upgrades, looking to make those particular items better than they were coming right off the line. In this case, several T-55 tanks were upgraded to have new fire control systems as well as extra armor against enemy anti-tank weapons. The result i...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 23rd, 2017
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Infantry are very versatile out on the battlefield. They can go through most forms of terrain, search buildings, hold ground, and be armed with many different weapons in order to take on a variety of enemy formations. When enemy vehicles bear down, it’s time for the heavy weapons crews to step ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 20th, 2017
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So, we’ve seen a couple different vehicles lately for the East German forces in Team Yankee, but those APCs need to carry around someone, right? Well, that’s where the Mot-Schützen Kompanie comes in, of which we get a deeper look at in this article....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 19th, 2017
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Versatility is important in production. If you can create an item that can be quickly adapted to fill different roles, that’s good, as it will increase production speeds since you don’t have to keep retooling entire things from scratch. The 9P148 Konkurs uses the same chassis as the BRDM-...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jan 19th, 2017
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And just like that, we’ve made it to Thursday. The weekend is almost within our grasp. Hopefully you have gaming-related plans. This weekend is the first Board Game Day up at the Milton Library for the year. They took last November and December off, but they’re back once again. If you don...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 18th, 2017
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If you’re looking to scout enemy formations, having a vehicle that can get over a wide range of terrain is crucial. That’s just the case with the BRDM-2. Not only can it go across open ground easily, it has an extra set of wheels that it can lower in order to make it over trenches. [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jan 17th, 2017
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At the end of WWII, Germany was divided. On one side, you had the French, British, and Americans. On the other, you had the Russians. All were allies during the war, but the differences between their political and economic systems caused them to quickly drift apart. The Iron Curtain came down all acr...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 17th, 2017
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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 [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 23rd, 2016
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2016 may have been the Year of New Editions, but that doesn’t mean 2017 won’t have some of its own rolling out. One such includes the 4th edition of the very popular WWII game, Flames of War. For the initial rollout of this updated set, the folks at Battlefront are headed to the deserts o...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 15th, 2016
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They say that necessity is the mother of invention. In wartime, necessity is all around, and so invention and adaptation runs rife. While war games aren’t anywhere near like actually being in war, that doesn’t mean that things don’t change and evolve over time as well. It is with th...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Dec 12th, 2016
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The Volksarmee, or People’s Army, might just sound like a small group of volunteers who are really just accountants and bakers and janitors who wanted to go play Army. That is not the case, though. Within the Warsaw Pact, there’s no other army that’s more highly-trained and better e...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 7th, 2016
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Getting your troops from place to place takes a lot of consideration. You want them to be able to get most places, get there fast, and be somewhat protected from enemy fire along the way. Thankfully, the British army in Team Yankee has the Spartan/Striker vehicles to do just the thing....
By Polar_Bear
In Miniatures Game
Dec 6th, 2016
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On the eastern plains of Europe, the British recce troops of the first and second were equipped with Scimitar reconnaissance vehicles. The third had a mix of Scimitars and Scorpions. Their job was to be a first-response group to any sort of Soviet movement. They’d scout ahead of the main Britis...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Dec 5th, 2016
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It’s Monday and I’m back in the office after a long weekend. Unfortunately, gaming plans fell through, but it was still a decent weekend. There’s always next week. Gotta get my S3 Guild Ball on at some point. But at the moment it’s about making your gaming tables look good. To...
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....