Battlefront

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
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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
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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
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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...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 27th, 2015
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Battlefront doesn’t want you to have to leave your artillery pieces without crew and looking like there’s no leadership. So they’re showing off their Artillery HQ and Crew for Fate of a Nation. While most of the artillery was surplus from WWII, it doesn’t mean it was any less ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 24th, 2015
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We’ve got another Saturday here on TGN and that means a collection of the review stories we found throughout the week. What are others saying about the games you’re interested in playing? Read on to find out. This time we’ve got reviews (and a couple previews) for games/models like:...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 23rd, 2015
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Battlefront knows all those artillery pieces they’ve been showing off lately aren’t any good unless you’ve got a good command structure in place to know where to aim all of it. As such, they’re showing off their Israeli Command Teams for Fate of a Nation. Source From the websi...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 22nd, 2015
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Battlefront continues their study of artillery pieces used during the 6-Day War with a look at the 37mm 61-k gun. This one’s equally as useful against infantry and light vehicles as it is against aircraft. Rather versatile, indeed. Source From the website:...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 19th, 2015
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Battlefront seems to have no end to the artillery pieces they’re showing off for Fate of a Nation. This one’s the 120mm Artillery Battery. This set includes one Command Rifle team, one Staff team, one Observer Rifle team, and two four M65 120mm mortars with crew. Source From the website:...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 16th, 2015
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Battlefront continues to expand their Fate of a Nation line with t he new M50 (150mm) SP for the Israeli army. Because big guns are cool. Big guns on tank treads are even cooler. Source From the source:...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 14th, 2015
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Battlefront continues their previews for Fate of a Nation with a look at their Artillery HQ and Crew. Artillery can be a big deciding factor in a battle, and making sure you’ve got a well-trained crew as well as the leadership to guide them is crucial. Source From the post:...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 9th, 2015
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Battlefront continues their look at new releases for Fate of a Nation with the M40 106mm Recoilless gun. The box comes with four guns and crew, along with gun pit terrain pieces, which is nice. Keep those Israeli tank commanders on their toes as your Jordanian forces bring these guns to the field. So...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 8th, 2015
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Battlefront gives us a look at another unit coming out for Fate of a Nation with an article on their Heavy Mortar Platoon. Certainly not the best for surgical strikes, mortars are handy at causing chaos in enemy lines, their random nature making your opponent keep their heads down, even if the last b...