Flames of War

By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 11th, 2014
0 Comments
643 Views
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
0 Comments
525 Views
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...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 5th, 2014
0 Comments
605 Views
Battlefront is showing off their new Remagen Bridge Mat Set for Flames of War. Take the bridge or destroy it? That’s up to you. Source From the website: The River Rhine provided Germany with not only a natural barrier to its enemy in the west but also an important psychological one. As the Alli...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 4th, 2014
0 Comments
613 Views
Battlefront is showing off Carius’ Jagdtiger for Flames of War in this latest article. Source From the article: In January 1945, Carius was prohibited from rejoining his former Tiger battalion, due to his fame. He was then recruited by Hauptmann Walter Scherf, of the 512. Schwere Panzerjäger Ab...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 27th, 2014
4 Comments
588 Views
Battlefront shows off the Grenadier Company for Flames of War in this particular article. Source From the post: A Grenadierkompanie is the finest infantry force you can command. The troops are all experienced veterans and they are backed by the best weapons that the German army can provide, from StuG...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 26th, 2014
0 Comments
603 Views
Battlefront has their July releases for Flames of War posted up on their website for you to ooh and aah over. Source From the post: We take a sneak peak at the upcoming Flames Of War releases for July 2014 including the latest round of all-plastic box sets....
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 21st, 2014
0 Comments
928 Views
Sally 4th helps you get your tanks and infantry to the battlefield safe and sound with their new Flames of War storage cases. From the post: Store your Flames of War miniatures in style in the new range of Sally 4th Flames of War Warchests. Available unpainted, or pre-painted in a choice of four colo...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 20th, 2014
1 Comment
731 Views
Battlefront is showing off a preview of their upcoming Great War game, bringing Flames of War into WWI. Source From the post: The Great War of 1914-18 was global in its reach. The large empires of the main European powers meant that conflicts occurred in places as diverse as East Asia, Africa, and of...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 29th, 2014
0 Comments
539 Views
Battlefront is showing off their new M26 Pershing Platoon box for Flames of War in their latest article. Source From the article: The winter battles of late 1944 and early 1945 finally demonstrated to the US Army’s high command that the M4 Sherman, though providing excellent service in previous...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 24th, 2014
0 Comments
597 Views
Battlefront gives us a look inside the design process for their Bridge at Remagen expansion for Flames of War in this article. Source From the post: The US Army is charging for the Rhine, the last physical barrier to the German heartland. Leading the march of the US First Army is Combat Command B of ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 22nd, 2014
0 Comments
589 Views
Battlefront has a new article up featuring their Panzergrenadier Company HQ for Flames of War. Source From the post: Combined with Panzergrenadier Platoon (GBX76) the new Panzergrenadier Company HQ box set allows you to collect the bulk of your Gepanzerte Panzergrenadierkompanie by simply combining t...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 16th, 2014
0 Comments
607 Views
Battlefront is showing off a preview of their upcoming Flames of War supplement, Bridge at Remagen. Source From the website: The US Army is charging for the Rhine, the last physical barrier to the German heartland. Leading the march of the US First Army is Combat Command B of the 9th Armored Division...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 15th, 2014
0 Comments
539 Views
Battlefront is showing off the M17 Whiz-Bang variant for Flames of War over on their website. Source From the article: The 7.2-inch Multiple Rocket Launcher M17 was designed to be mounted on the M4 Sherman series of medium tanks. Intended for use against concrete bunkers and other fortifications, the...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 13th, 2014
0 Comments
539 Views
Battlefront has a new article up talking about their new FT-17 Turret Bunker pieces for Flames of War. Source From the article: The Renault FT-17 was the first tank to equip the Finnish Tank Corps after Finland purchased thirty two of these vehicles from France in 1919. Obsolete by the late 1930s, th...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 10th, 2014
0 Comments
536 Views
Battlefront is featuring the Vickers 6-Ton tank for Flames of War in this latest article. Source From the article: During the Winter War only the Finnish 4th Tank Company saw action with their Vickers 6-ton tanks. The Finns ordered 32 Vickers 6-ton tanks in 1936. These were fitted with 37mm Bofors gu...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 8th, 2014
0 Comments
507 Views
Battlefront is showing off their new self-propelled AA Gun Platoon for Flames of War in this article. Source From the post: The whole of 304. Heeres-Flakartillerieabteilung (304th Army Anti-aircraft Artillery Battalion) is self-propelled, even its 8.8cm heavy anti-aircraft guns. The battalion also ha...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 22nd, 2014
0 Comments
562 Views
Model Dads has a new video up. This one’s for Battlefront’s Bridge at Remagen supplement. Source From the video: Listen as – one again – I butcher the German language as Model Dads previews the preview of the new Flames of War supplement Bridge at Remagen...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 20th, 2014
0 Comments
611 Views
Model Dads has another new video review up. This time it’s Battlefront’s plastic armored rifle and panzergrenadier platoons. Source From the video: Saddle Up! It’s Easter and time to get aboard the mechanised infantry show. Model Dads take a look at Battlefront’s new plastic US Armored Ri...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 5th, 2014
0 Comments
515 Views
Battlefront is showing off their new Tirailleurs Platoon for Flames of War. Source From the article: Tirailleurs Platoons are drawn from all of the men who have answered the call to liberate France from the Nazis. Whether émigrés, Free French, or others from the African colonies, they are trained and...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 4th, 2014
2 Comments
544 Views
Battlefront is giving us a look inside their upcoming plastic Armored Rifle Platoon for Flames of War in this new article. Source From the post: Armored Rifle Platoons have more weaponry than any other infantry platoon during the war. As well as two .50 cal and five .30 cal machine-guns, they have a ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 29th, 2014
0 Comments
533 Views
Battlefront is featuring their Spitfire IX kit for Flames of War over on their website. Source From the article: The legendary Spitfire was the representative British fighter of World War II. The Mk.IX version was developed to counter the Luftwaffe’s Fw 190 and was equipped with two 20mm cannons that...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 27th, 2014
2 Comments
612 Views
Battlefront features the Firefly IC for Flames of War in this latest article. Source From the article: The Firefly was arguably the best variant of the Sherman to see service during the Second World War. Armed with the legendary 17 pdr gun, it gave the British and Commonwealth tankers the ability to ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 20th, 2014
0 Comments
539 Views
Battlefront is showing off their new all-plastic Panzergrenadier Platoon for Flames of War. Source From the article: The Panzergrenadier regiments are the assault infantry of the German armoured divisions and the Armoured (or Gepanzert) Panzergrenadiers are the hard spearhead of any infantry assault....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 6th, 2014
0 Comments
544 Views
Battlefront is featuring their Tiger I E Platoon for Flames of War over on their website. Source From the article: When the Tiger was introduced in 1942 it was a weapon un-equalled in performance and protection, there was little the Allies in the Tunisia or Russia could do to knock them out. It had i...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 28th, 2014
1 Comment
979 Views
Battlefront is showing off their new plastic Panzer IV H Platoon over on their website. Source From the article: Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf H entered production in April of 1943 as the ninth variant of Panzerkampfwagen IV tank family. Designated Sd Kfz 161/2 it was produced between April 1943 and July ...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Feb 20th, 2014
0 Comments
534 Views
Battlefront is running a Golden Panzer giveaway in blisters of their new tank platoons. No, you don’t get the whole factory if you win. Source From the contest: We’re so excited about our new plastic Panzer IV H that we really wanted to have a fun contest to coincide with its release. By ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 14th, 2014
3 Comments
552 Views
Battlefront had a little boo-boo with the packaging of their Panzer IV H boxes. They’ve noticed the problem and are working to fix it. Plus they’ve got the info for if you do have a messed-up box, so you can get the right pieces sent to you. Source From the post: As some of you […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 13th, 2014
0 Comments
476 Views
Battlefront is showing off a preview of their new Panzer IV H Platoon box for Flames of War. Source From the preview: The Panzer IV was the only German tank that was produced throughout the entire war. The Panzer IV H, armed with the new 75mm gun, the Ausf H goes toe to toe with […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 6th, 2014
0 Comments
509 Views
Battlefront is featuring their new T-26 obr 1932 for the Rising Sun expansion for Flames of War. Source From the article: The T-26 was developed from the British Vickers 6-ton with the distinct purpose of directly supporting infantry formations. Originally designed in the late 1920s by the Vickers-Ar...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 30th, 2014
0 Comments
1083 Views
Battlefront is showing off their upcoming Heavy Rocket Mortar Battery for the Desperate Measures expansion for Flames of War. Source From the article: Following on from the success of the BM-13-16 Katyusha during the close of 1941, the need for a larger rocket quickly became apparent. The response to...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 24th, 2014
0 Comments
521 Views
Battlefront is featuring their Artillery HQ piece for Flames of War in their latest article. Source From the article: A staff team is an important component of large artillery platoons. The staff team’s job is to take the target’s map reference, radioed to them by the spotter, and convert...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 23rd, 2014
0 Comments
556 Views
Battlefront is featuring the Type 97 Chi-Ha tank for Flames of War. Source From the article: The Type 97 Chi-Ha was developed as a replacement for the Type 89 Chi-Ro which was considered obsolete by the late 1930s. In essence, the Type 97 was simply a scaled-up version of the Type 95 Ha-Go but with [...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 18th, 2014
1 Comment
541 Views
Battlefront is featuring the Oberst Hans-Ulrich Rudel for Flames of War in their latest article. Source From the article: Oberst Hans-Ulrich Rudel flew 2530 combat missions claiming at least 2000 targets destroyed. He was the most highly decorated German serviceman of the war, to the extent that the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 16th, 2014
0 Comments
515 Views
Battlefront is showing off the Tank Killer Company for the Desperate Measures expansion for Flames of War. Source From the article: The medium assault gun regiments are equipped with some of the most effective tank killers of the war and are equipped with the efficient SU-85, the heavily armoured SU-...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 14th, 2014
0 Comments
493 Views
Battlefront is featuring the Aufklärer 38(t) for the Desperate Measures expansion for Flames of War. Source From the article: The cessation of Panzer II L production in January 1944 after only 100 vehicles were completed meant that the demand for a fully-tracked reconnaissance was still high within t...