New content for Flames of War
Battlefront have updated the Flames of War website with new articles and product spotlights. Articles Cassino Design Notes Cassino is one of the most iconic battles of the Second World War. It was here that the battle hinged on the infantryman. While so many other battles relied on mobility and speed, Cassino was about putting one foot in front of the other and living to tell the tale. From The War Files... A Brief History of the Cassino Campaign From the Sangro River on the eastern (Adriatic) coast, through the Appenine Mountains to the Garrigliano River on the western (Tyrrhenian Sea) coast, the Gustav Line was a combination of concrete bunkers set into rugged terrain. There was no way to outflank the Gustav Line, and the most direct route of attack was up Route Six to Rome, via the town of Cassino. Spotlights Infantry Aces (XX880) An Infantry Ace is the perfect opportunity to make a truly epic command stand that really stands out among your troops. There are many ways to model your Infantry Ace. One way to represent your Ace is to choose one of the figures found in the Infantry Aces blister. This pack includes several Infantry Aces from Cassino, including Fallschirmjäger, Nisei, Kiwi, and Indian. You can use these figures or you can create your own custom Aces from your collection of figures. Plastic Bases: Urban Rubble (XX106) The new plastic urban rubble bases make basing an infantry army for Flames Of War a breeze. The new bases are ideal for any force from Cassino or any other force you wish to theme in an urban environment. Everyone in the Battlefront Studio is buzzing about these bases and how they're are going to use them in their armies. Commonwealth Rifle Platoon (BR768) No matter what higher headquarters or the papers say, the real fighting is done by the infantry soldier. With little fanfare they are the ones that slog through the terrain regardless of weather and overcome the enemy in their bunkers. M6 37mm GMC (US100) eveloped in 1942, the M6 37mm GMC mounted a 37mm M3 Anti-tank gun on the back of a 3/4-ton 4x4 Dodge WC-55 truck. The 37mm M3 gun was only able to penetrate 1.4 inches of armour plate at a distance of 500 yards; and crews quickly discovered the 37mm gun was inadequate when it came to dealing with the German tanks of this period.