Flames of War

By Polar_Bear
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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 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 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 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 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 Accessories
Dec 12th, 2014
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Battlefront has released their Forces of War army-creator website for Flames of War. Now you can quickly, easily, and electronically create, track, and make sure you’re using the correct rules for your forces. You can make your forces and print them out so you don’t even really need the a...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 29th, 2014
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Battlefront gives us a deeper look inside their T-34 obr 1940 company set for their Operation Barbarossa expansion for Flames of War. Source From the article: The tank divisions formed the hard hitting core of the mechanised corps. They were armed with a mix of tanks with the best armed based around ...
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 28th, 2014
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Battlefront will be having a sale on those items to help stuff the holiday stocking of the gamer in your life. Source From them to you: For the month of December from the 1st to the 31st we are running a Stocking Filler promotion. We are going to be offering the codes we have listed […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 14th, 2014
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Model Dads has a new video review up. This time it’s the StuG G boxed set from Battlefront. Source...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 10th, 2014
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Battlefront has a new Operation Barbarossa article up. This time they look at the Flammpanzer. Source From the post: The first purpose built flame-thrower equipped tank that saw service with the German Army during the Second World War was the Flammpanzer II. Built on the chassis of a Panzer II D or E...
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 9th, 2014
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Battlefront is showing off the uparmored Panzer 38(t) E/F for Flames of War’s Barbarossa expansion in this new article. Source From the post: The rapid expansion of the German panzer forces for the invasion of the Soviet Union has seen a number of panzer divisions equipped with Czech built tank...
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 6th, 2014
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Battlefront gives us another look inside the Barbarossa set for Flames of War with a look at the Panzer IV F1/F2. Source From the article: The Panzer IV Ausf F was the heaviest tank in the German arsenal at the start of the war in Russia. A new gun, almost twice as long as its […]...
By Polar_Bear
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Oct 30th, 2014
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Battlefront gives us a deep look inside their upcoming StuG G Platoon for Flames of War. Source From the article: The StuG G assault gun (Sturmgeschütz) served on all fronts of WWII, as infantry support tanks and as tank-hunters. With their low silhouette, StuG assault guns were easy to camouflage an...
By Polar_Bear
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Oct 29th, 2014
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Battlefront continues to show off their new greatcoat-wearing units with a look at the new mortar team. Source From the article While the mortar platoons of the Allied armies have just two tubes, the German equivalent has six 8cm GW34 mortars. This gives the commander of a German infantry battalion t...
By Polar_Bear
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Oct 25th, 2014
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Battlefront continues the previews for their Barbarossa releases for Flames of War with a look at the greatcoat-clad Heavy Machine Gun Platoon. Source From the article: Armed with the versatile MG34, the HMG platoons of the German army were able to pour fire into an enemy to either suppress them in a...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 24th, 2014
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Battlefront is featuring their new Infanterie Platoon in greatcoats for Operation Barbarossa for Flames of War. Source From the article: The SS and a few elite motorised divisions are mounted in trucks. These motorised formations are able to keep pace with the fast moving panzer spearheads that lead ...
By Polar_Bear
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Oct 23rd, 2014
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Battlefront is showing off another new piece for the Barbarossa set for Flames of War with a look at the ZIS-30 anti-tank gun. Source From the article: The ZIS-30 was amongst a handful of designs created by the Soviets as a stopgap measure in an attempt to stem the German tide after the opening phase...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 21st, 2014
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Battlefront gives us a further look inside Operation Barbarossa for Flames of War with a look at the KV-1e tank. Source From the article: The initial KV mounted both a 76.2mm and a 45mm gun in the turret with single machine gun in the hull. With the outbreak of the Winter War the KV was […]...