New Flames of War articles
Battlefront have updated the Flames of War website website with several new articles and product spotlights. Articles François Lefebvre Reporting For Duty Sir! A couple of years ago I watched the French movie Indigènes (otherwise known as Days of Glory) which follows a group of French Algerian Tirailleurs (and to a lesser extent some Moroccan Goumiers) who have been recruited into the French First Army of the Free French Forces. The combination of this movie and the battlefield prowess of the Goums meant I was keen to volunteer to lead these brave men into the guns of the enemy hiding in and around Cassino. Chris and Mike's Panzerschreck Army Battlefront staff members Chris Townley and Mike Haycock teamed up to compete in the Late-war Flames Of War Doubles tournament held at Panzerschreck 2011 on 23-24 July 2011 in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Competing as team Budda Budda, the combination of a Hungarian Rohamágyús Üteg and a German Schwere Panzerkompanie proved a winning one as they were able to take out Best Overall. In this article, we take a closer look at their armies. Battlefront New Zealand Flames Of War Late-war Grand Tournament Announcement This year the Battlefront New Zealand Late-war Grand Tournament is going to be bigger and better than ever, this week we confirm the basic details so that you can start planning your weekend of gaming! Spotlights Light Tank Mk VI B/C (Desert) (BR003) The Light Tank Mk VI series entered production in 1936; by the outbreak of World War Two, these vehicles were in wide spread use by the British Army. The bulk of the British tank forces serving in France in 1940 with the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) were comprised of the Mk VI series. A10 Cruiser Mk IIA (Desert) (BR023) British Cruiser tanks were designed, as their naval title implied, to be able to manoeuvre around the battlefield, operating completely independent of the infantry, who had their own tanks to support them. A13 Cruiser Mk IVA (Desert) (BR026) With their speed, Cruiser Squadrons could quickly react to opportunities present in battle and punch through gaps in the enemy’s lines. In many ways their tactical doctrine represented the glory days of the British heavy cavalry, and hence their design emphasised speed over armour. Carri Platoon (IBX02) The M13/40 proved a much-improved vehicle over the M11/39; the excellent 47mm gun proved lethal against British armour in 1941. After the first 150 tanks had been produced, a radio was installed and the long mudguards were cut back for the desert conditions. Fiat CR.42 Falco (AC008) The Italian Regia Aeronautica (Royal Airforce) used the FIAT CR.42 Falco biplane in a ground attack role. The experienced Italian pilots, some of whom were veterans of the Spanish Civil War used the manoeuvrability of the small plane to their advantage when attacking targets and avoiding enemy fighters.