Battlefront is coming at you with a lot of info today. Starting out, they’re going to be having their UK Open Day on June 30th and wanted to make sure you had all the important info about it. Then, they swap to “new release mode” (many people’s favorite mode from companies) and brings out a new batch of figures for the Italians in Flames of War.
Date: June 30th 2018
Location: Cleve Lodge, Long Eaton, Derbyshire NG10, UK.
General Admission: 0900 – 1800
Campaign Admission: 0845 – 1900
General and Campaign Entry cost: £10.00 (200 Max)
Battlefront is pulling back the curtain for a day with our UK open day. Come along for a day of wargaming events and prizes as well as a chance to meet some of the staff who make Battlefront possible.
Some of the events happening on the day include demonstration games for ‘Nam and Fate Of A Nation. We will be having seminars from the Battlefront staff. There will also be TANKS games as well as tournaments for Flames Of War and Team Yankee along with competitions and plenty of prizes throughout the day.
Spots for the tournaments are limited however so you need to get in fast and even there is loads to join in with on day
New Avanti Releases
M14/41 or Semovente Platoon (Plastic)
The M14/41 is excellent against enemy infantry. It has plenty of machine-gun firepower and an effective high-explosive round for engaging anti-tank guns. The Semovente mounted the 75mm howitzer on the chassis of the M14/41 tank. The Semovente mounts a bigger gun, and is also more heavily armoured, thanks to no longer needing a turret.
90mm on Lancia Battery
The Royal Army developed truck-mounted guns in the First World War to make moving heavy artillery easier. They continued this trend with the new 90/53 long-barrelled 90mm heavy antiaircraft gun, mounting it on a Lancia Ro truck along with numerous outriggers to stabilise it when firing. Although large, the resulting vehicle provides the artillery arm with a mobile, high-velocity, dual-purpose anti-aircraft/anti-tank weapon.
AB41 Armoured Car Platoon
As a wheeled armoured car, the AB41 is very fast on hard surfaces, although less mobile in difficult terrain. Its 20mm gun is effective against enemy armoured cars, allowing it to drive off enemy reconnaissance to protect their own force’s advance.
L6/40 Light Tank Platoon
The L6/40 was designed as an infantry-support tank, so is well armoured for such a tiny vehicle, giving it a distinct advantage over the lighter Allied armoured cars.
While its 20mm gun is an effective weapon, having the commander act as gunner and loader limits how well it can be used.
Avanti Unit Cards
For a limited time only the Avanti Unit Card Pack will be available. The pack contains one of each Unit Card that relates the book. These packs have been designed to assist existing players that have already bought our miniatures and built their armies under previous editions and want cards to help transition to V4.