Party Like Its 1941

Battlefront will be running a sale on their early-war Flames of War books over in their webshop next week.

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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 you will be able to buy two and get a third for free. We will also have special pricing on the Early-war books (Blitzkrieg, Hellfire and Back, Burning Empires and Rising Sun) so you can complete your collection or start a new theatre. We are also going to put a cap on the amount you are going to pay for shipping so you can spend more on figures and less on freight.

Model Dads posts Wargames Illustrated’s sneak peek at Barbarossa video preview

Model Dads gives us a look inside Wargames Illustrated at the article talking about Operation Barbarossa for Flames of War.

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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.

Model Dads posts Battlefront’s 15mm Carius’ JagdTiger & Crew video review

Model Dads takes a look at the 15mm Carius’ JagdTiger and crew from Battlefront in this new video.

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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

Battlefront features the Infanteriekompanie HQ for Flames of War

Battlefront keeps your Infanteriekmpanies in order with their Infantreriekompanie HQ.

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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.

Battlefront features the M4A3 late war Sherman Platoon

Battlefront features the M4A3 late war Sherman Platoon for Flames of War over on their website.

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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 available and mixed together in whatever fashion the commander on the spot desired.

Battlefront features their US Rifle Company for Flames of War

Battlefront has a new article up featuring their US Rifle Company for Flames of War.

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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, so they can fire effectively on the move and deliver a withering hail of fire against any enemy. Backed up by a weapons platoon with LMG’s and Mortars, the rifle company can hold their own against any enemy.

Battlefront features the Arado 234 B for Flames of War

Battlefront takes to the skies with a feature article on the Arado 234 B for Flames of War.

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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 attempt prevent the Allies from establishing a bridgehead. The bridge finally collapsed on 17 March 1945 due to damage sustains by failed demolition attempts and battle damage.

Battlefront helps your little mans walk safely

Battlefront is showing off their new Mine Roller for Flames of War.

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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 begun. Developing the ability to clear said minefields under combat condition quickly became a top priority.

Battlefront features the M4 Sherman Crocodile for Flames of War

Battlefront takes a look at the M4 Sherman Crocodile in this article over on their website.

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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 Office about the possibility of fulfilling the estimated requirement of one hundred M4 Sherman Crocodiles.

Battlefront features the M4A3 HVSS for Flames of War

Battlefront takes a look at their M4A3 HVSS tank in their latest article for Flames of War.

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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 replace damaged road wheels and the new wide track improved the tank’s off-road performance. Together this gave the M4A3 (105mm) HVSS a much improved ride and far better flotation over soft ground.

Battlefront features the M36B1 Jackson for Flames of War

Battlefront is featuring their M36B1 Jackson tank for Flames of War.

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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 fast, better protected, and armed with a hull-mounted .30 cal machine-gun, making it an excellent support weapon.

Battlefront features the Remagen Bridge Mat Set for Flames of War

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.

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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 Allies closed in on the Rhine in March 1945, Germany forces begun destroying all the bridges across the river. By a stroke of luck, American forces were able to capture the intact rail bridge at Remagen. Quickly taking advantage of their good fortune, the Allies established a bridgehead on the Germany side of the river; giving them a much need psychological boost and a foothold into Germany.

Battlefront features Carius’ Jagdtiger for Flames of War

Battlefront is showing off Carius’ Jagdtiger for Flames of War in this latest article.

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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 Abteilung, to lead its second company.

Battlefront features the Grenadier Company for Flames of War

Battlefront shows off the Grenadier Company for Flames of War in this particular article.

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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 assault guns to the feared Tiger, your Grenadierkompanie will never be out-gunned or out-classed.

Attach machine-guns and anti-tank guns to Grenadier platoons forming strongpoints to anchor your defensive position. Keep other Grenadier platoons in reserve as a counterattack force to recover any strongpoints lost to the enemy.

New Flames of War storage cases from Sally 4th

Sally 4th helps you get your tanks and infantry to the battlefield safe and sound with their new Flames of War storage cases.

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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 colours to complement your armies colour scheme.
Olive Green
Uniform Grey
Desert Sand
White
Sets include clear Perspex lid to enable optimum display of your miniatures without the danger of dust settling on them and a Warchest Insert for Flames of War bases.
Warchest available are:
FOW001 – Holds 30 Small bases (£13.50 unpainted / £14.85 GBP painted)
FOW002 – Holds 18 medium & 4 small bases (£13.50 unpainted / £14.85 GBP painted)
FOW003 – Holds 9 large & 4 small bases (£13.50 unpainted / £14.85 GBP painted)
FOW004 – Holds 9 large & 4 small bases in a deeper box for larger vehicles(£14.50 unpainted / £15.95 GBP painted)
These storage trays are designed to be compatible with the complete range of Sally 4th Warchests which includes a choice of 5 box depths ranging from 35mm to 120mm deep, a choice of over 40 inserts to cover every wargames basing option and a choice of plain, magnetic or steel vinyl lined bottoms.
All Sally 4th Warchests stack securely using our system of deeply overlapping lids.

Great War Product Preview

Battlefront is showing off a preview of their upcoming Great War game, bringing Flames of War into WWI.

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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 off the coast of South America. Yet this global conflict would be decided by the mighty clashes upon the battlefields of Europe.

Now the Great War is coming to Flames Of War with the full rules and army lists available free with Wargames Illustrated issue 322 available in August 2014.

Battlefront features the M26 Pershing Platoon for Flames of War

Battlefront is showing off their new M26 Pershing Platoon box for Flames of War in their latest article.

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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 years, was wholly inadequate to confront German heavy armour and anti-tank guns.

Furthermore, it fatally undermined the prevailing US tank doctrine, which had prescribed leaving the engagement of enemy tanks to the Tank Destroyer battalions, freeing the tanks to support the infantry and exploit gaps in the enemy lines. A new armoured vehicle was needed to better suited to the realities of modern warfare. Fortunately, after a good deal of political debate, the T26E3 heavy tank was put into production in November 1944.

Battlefront posts Bridge At Remagen Design Notes

Battlefront gives us a look inside the design process for their Bridge at Remagen expansion for Flames of War in this article.

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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. The Rhine has always been the objective, but no one expects the Germans to leave any of the bridges across the river intact.

Battlefront features their Panzergrenadier Company HQ

Battlefront has a new article up featuring their Panzergrenadier Company HQ for Flames of War.

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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 the Company HQ with two or three Gepanzerte Panzergrenadier Platoons.

Preview Of A Bridge At Remagen for Flames of War

Battlefront is showing off a preview of their upcoming Flames of War supplement, Bridge at Remagen.

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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. The Rhine has always been the objective, but no one expects the Germans to leave any of the bridges across the river intact.

On 7 March 1945, lead elements of Task Force Engeman discover that Remagen’s Ludendorff Bridge is still intact, and Brigadier General Hoge instantly recognises that a decisive battle is upon his troops. He orders the bridge to be captured.

Meanwhile, Major Hans Scheller, commander of the German defenders, gives the order for the bridge to be demolished. As the first American soldiers set foot on the bridge, it explodes in a massive plume of smoke and debris. After the dust settles, everyone is stunned to find the bridge still stands.

The fight for the Ruhr is on…

Battlefront features the M17 Whiz-Bang for Flames of War

Battlefront is showing off the M17 Whiz-Bang variant for Flames of War over on their website.

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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 payload of twenty rockets were fired electronically either as a salvo or individually.

Battlefront features the FT-17 Turret Bunkers

Battlefront has a new article up talking about their new FT-17 Turret Bunker pieces for Flames of War.

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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, the Finnish High Command at least had the sense to realise that sending them into battle during the Winter War would be near suicidal; instead they were ordered to be dug-in in order to bolster defensive position along the Mannerheim Line.

Battlefront features the Vickers 6-Ton Tank for Flames of War

Battlefront is featuring the Vickers 6-Ton tank for Flames of War in this latest article.

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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 guns with a
co-ax machine-gun in Finland. A 9mm submachine-gun was also fitted to the hull.

Battlefront features the Self-propelled AA Gun Platoon for Flames of War

Battlefront is showing off their new self-propelled AA Gun Platoon for Flames of War in this article.

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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 has more of these guns with twelve 8.8cm FlaK37 (Sf) self-propelled guns instead of the normal six ground-mounted weapons.

The 8.8cm FlaK37 (Sf) self-propelled gun mounted the 8.8cm guns on the 18-ton carrying capacity Sd Kfz 9 Famo half-track, which is normally used as a armoured recovery vehicle. With up to 14.5mm of armour on the cab and a large gun shield it is protected against light weapons.

Model Dads posts Battlefront’s Bridge at Remagen: a video preview

Model Dads has a new video up. This one’s for Battlefront’s Bridge at Remagen supplement.

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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

Model Dads posts Battlefront’s plastic Armoured Rifle & Pzgr. platoons: a video review

Model Dads has another new video review up. This time it’s Battlefront’s plastic armored rifle and panzergrenadier platoons.

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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 Rifle and German Panzergrenadier platoon boxed sets.

Help the French take back France

Battlefront is showing off their new Tirailleurs Platoon for Flames of War.

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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 ready to fight.

The Americans have given them their oldest weapons – Springfield Rifles, a few BARs, some have their trusty FM 1924/29s – but it does not matter. With their courage, verve, and aggressive tactics, the Tirailleurs will take the fight to the boche.

Battlefront posts Preview Of The Plastic Armored Rifle Platoon

Battlefront is giving us a look inside their upcoming plastic Armored Rifle Platoon for Flames of War in this new article.

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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 60mm mortar and five bazookas, rifles, carbines and submachine-guns. These elite troops will soon be joining the ranks to the Flames Of War plastic miniatures range.

I Spit Hot Fire

Battlefront is featuring their Spitfire IX kit for Flames of War over on their website.

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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 could tear apart aircraft and vehicles, making it a threat to enemies anywhere on the battlefield.

That’s quite a gun you’ve got there

Battlefront features the Firefly IC for Flames of War in this latest article.

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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 knock-out even the most formidable tanks available to the Wehrmacht such as the Tiger or Panther.

New All Plastic: Panzergrenadier Platoon for Flames of War

Battlefront is showing off their new all-plastic Panzergrenadier Platoon for Flames of War.

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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. They are noted for their speed, mobility, and great firepower. Because they’re part of a Panzer Division they cooperate closely with the tanks of the Panzer Regiment.

Armed with two MG-42 machine-guns for each squad the Panzergrenadier Platoon can unleash a substantial volume of firepower. Mounted in their armoured Sd Kfz 251/1 half-tracks they travel into battle. They can fight on foot or assault from their vehicles.

No lions or bears, but Tiger platoons

Battlefront is featuring their Tiger I E Platoon for Flames of War over on their website.

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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 its disadvantages (it was slow and a little unreliable to start with), but at the time its clear advantages outweighed these.

The Production model Henschel Tiger I E had 100mm of front armour on both its hull and turret, 80mm on its rear and sides, and 25mm of top armour. None of the armour was particularly well sloped, but it had lots of it. It 8.8cm gun had already proved itself in combat as a lethal anti-armour weapon.
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Battlefront features their Panzer IV H Platoon

Battlefront is showing off their new plastic Panzer IV H Platoon over on their website.

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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 1944 when it was replaced by the Ausf J.
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