Flames of War

By Polar_Bear
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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
In Accessories
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
In Historical
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
In Historical
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
In Historical
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
In Historical
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
In Historical
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 […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 18th, 2014
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Battlefront is showing off another new tank they’re working on for Flames of War. This one’s the KV-2. Source From the article: Experiences fighting in Finland, especially against fortified positions left Soviet high command with the realisation that the Red Army desperately needed a tank...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 16th, 2014
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Battlefront is showing off a new tank for their Barbarossa supplement for Flames of War with a preview of the KV-1 obr 1939/1940. Source From the post: The KV tank was a new type of heavy tank, a rejection of the multi-turreted designs like the T-35 and T-28 that had dominated the 1930s. During comba...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 11th, 2014
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Battlefront has posted up an in-depth look at their Sherman Armoured Platoon for Flames of War. Source From the article: The reliable Sherman tank equips the armoured regiments of most British armoured brigades and divisions. The armoured divisions place their faith in the new Sherman V with its Chry...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 9th, 2014
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Battlefront has posted up the design notes for their Barbarossa book for Flames of War. Source From the article: Operation Barbarossa began a struggle of epic proportions that would result in four years of bitter fighting between the Germans and Soviets. It all began in the early hours of 22 June 194...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Oct 3rd, 2014
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Battlefront has their Early-War sale for Flames of War coming to an end. If you want in on the action, better hurry. Source From the announcement: This weekend marks the end of our Early-war celebration and the conclusion of our sale. On Monday afternoon (New Zealand time) our pricing regime will ret...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 20th, 2014
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Battlefront wants you to party like it’s 1941 with their Early-War Flames of War sale. Source From the announcement: Have a look in the online store, if you see this logo then you know you are going to be getting a great deal. We are excited to kick off the Early-war Sale and the celebrations [...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 19th, 2014
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Battlefront gives us a look at their upcoming Flames of War book, Barbarossa, in this new preview. Source From the post: Operation Barbarossa began a struggle of epic proportions that would result in four years of bitter fighting between the Germans and Soviets. It all began in the early hours of 22 ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 11th, 2014
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Battlefront will be running a sale on their early-war Flames of War books over in their webshop next week. Source From the announcement: Next week we are launching an Early-war sale covering pretty much every tank, gun, infantry team (as well as a few other things) with an E on it. For a limited time...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Aug 29th, 2014
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Model Dads gives us a look inside Wargames Illustrated at the article talking about Operation Barbarossa for Flames of War. Source From the post: Model Dads slips between the pages of September’s Wargames Illustrated to update you on the long-awaited Barbarossa intelligence handbook for Flames of War...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 28th, 2014
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Model Dads takes a look at the 15mm Carius’ JagdTiger and crew from Battlefront in this new video. Source From the post: Model Dads returns for the new term fresh-faced and full of beans to take a closer look at Otto Carius’ last steed, the Jagdtiger...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 8th, 2014
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Battlefront keeps your Infanteriekmpanies in order with their Infantreriekompanie HQ. Source From the article: Excellent German technology has given us the tools we need to overcome the British tanks and trenches, including powerful anti-tank rifles, devastating flame-throwers, and more....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 1st, 2014
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Battlefront features the M4A3 late war Sherman Platoon for Flames of War over on their website. Source From the article: By late 1944 there was no such thing as a standard M4 Sherman tank. The basic design had proliferated into a variety of improved and specialised models. These were issued as availa...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 25th, 2014
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Battlefront has a new article up featuring their US Rifle Company for Flames of War. Source From the article: The GI’s of the rifle company are the backbone of the US Army. They have little to fear from tanks as they are well supplied with bazookas. Every soldier is armed with a semi-automatic rifle,...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 17th, 2014
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Battlefront takes to the skies with a feature article on the Arado 234 B for Flames of War. Source From the article: The best known action involving the Aroda 234 B was at Remagen in March 1945. After American forces captured the Ludendorff Bridge intact, aircraft were sent to attack the bridge in an...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 15th, 2014
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Battlefront is showing off their new Mine Roller for Flames of War. Source From the article: Based on their experiences in North Africa coupled with intelligence coming out of Europe left little doubt in the mind of the Allies that minefields would pose a serious threat once the liberation of Europe ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 14th, 2014
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Battlefront takes a look at the M4 Sherman Crocodile in this article over on their website. Source From the post: Impressed by the performance of the Churchill Crocodile, US commanders begun speculating if a similar vehicle could be developed using the M4 Sherman tank and approached the British War O...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 14th, 2014
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Model Dads takes a look at the Battlefront Great War Supplement in this video review. Source From the post: It’s a long way to Tipperary so why not take a look at this video review of the new FoW supplement, Great War instead?...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 11th, 2014
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Battlefront takes a look at their M4A3 HVSS tank in their latest article for Flames of War. Source From the website: As further refinements were made to the Sherman design, the Horizontal Volute Suspension System (HVSS, for short) was incorporated into the M4A3 (105mm). This made it much easier to re...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 10th, 2014
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Battlefront is featuring their M36B1 Jackson tank for Flames of War. Source From the article: While building more 90mm tank destroyers, a shortage of M10 hulls has led our factories to substitute them with the M4A3 chassis instead. This has resulted in a tough hybrid, known as the M36B1. It’s f...