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New articles for Flames of War

The Flames of War website has been updated with several new articles and product spotlights Articles Flames Of War Desktop Wallpapers A few weeks ago whilst looking at the artwork for Tropic Lighting one of the guys said "It would be cool if I could have that M48A3 tank on my desktop." We all thought that was a great idea so we created a few desktop wallpapers for people to enjoy, including our iconic T-34/85 vs. Panzer IV H box cover artwork. Joel’s Stalingrad Themed Tournament Plan Recently whilst talking Joel Williams over a quiet beverage he mentioned a Stalingrad tournament plan he was working on. We loved the time and effort he was putting into the plan, we asked him to share his thoughts with the rest of the world. We look forward to an update some time in the future with information on how the event went and a pile of photos because we think this is going to look awesome! Mike's Escadron de Reconnaissance Well, my army has gone through some small changes, but after playing it a few times, I think I've settled on its final composition. I've got another batch of Panhards and some more infantry, but I think that 16 Panhards is more than enough! Painting The Brave: Polish Armoured Train At first the new Polish armoured train can seem like quite a daunting task to assemble and paint, but really it’s just like painting four giant Polish tanks. The Brave at Mokra and Polish Armured Trains in World War II The history of Polish armoured trains starts shortly after Poland regained its independence in 1918. They were one of the most important weapons in the war against Bolsheviks in 1919 and 1920. They played an important part in other conflicts that shaped the borders of Poland. Romanian Cavalry Briefing 1942-43 Goes Official During the course of the war the Romanian Cavalry underwent substantial organisational change, first motorising some units with trucks and motorcycles and then the expansion of the brigades into divisions in 1942. Assembling The New Flying Stand Blake demonstrates how to assemble the new flying stand for the helicopters featured in Flames Of War Vietnam. Spotlights US Rifle Company (VBX10) Rifle platoons in Vietnam were never up to strength. Between soldiers off sick, those on leave, and casualties waiting to be replaced, a ten-man squad was lucky to have eight men available on any given day. Each squad had two teams, each with an M79 ‘Blooper’ grenade launcher for additional firepower. Although the riflemen were armed with the new M16E1 automatic rifle, they were trained to fire single shots except in emergencies. Lt. Col. Moore's Firebase (VBX11) The Rifle Company (Airmobile) was a lean organisation transported and supplied by helicopter. It fields three rifle platoons under a captain, supported by a mortar section in the company headquarters. In theory it also had an anti-tank section with recoilless rifles, but these were left in the United States as the PAVN was not expected to field tank units, and if they did, heavier weapons would take care of them. PAVN Weapons Companies (VBX14) The PAVN weapons companies were equipped with an array of different armaments for a diverse number of roles. Much of the equipment was Chinese copies of either Soviet weapons or American equipment that was captured during the conflict in Korea. Tropic Lightning Token Sets With the release of Tropic Lightning, we've updated the gaming token sets for the PAVN and the 1st Cav. We've also added a token set for 'Tropic Lightning', the 25th Infantry Division.