New Flames of War articles and product spotlights

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May 12th, 2011
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The Flames of War website has been updated with several new articles and product spotlights.

Articles

R is for Romanians…
This weeks exciting update features twelve different articles, spotlights and links for you to enjoy! Including the next instalment of the Axis Romanian PDFs.

The Axis Romanian Army in 1944
The Romanians Axis ’44 Intelligence Briefing is a comprehensive PDF covering the Romanian forces during the fighting in 1944 as they tried to cling on to the Crimea and then as they defended their country from the advancing Red Army. The briefing covers the period from January to August 1944, until they ended their alliance with the Germans and were pressured to fight alongside the Soviets.

This week we release the Batalion de Cavalerie (Cavalry Battalion) and the Companie Vanatori Motorizata (Motorised Infantry Company) PDFs.

Escalation Forces for Flames Of War Vietnam
Following on from last year’s Wargames Illustrated special on the conflict in Indochina, the release of Tropic Lightning has sparked further interest in this new Battlefront period. Although based on the Flames Of War rules, the Vietnam War supplement plays very differently from World War Two, particularly where tournament gaming is concerned.

For me, Tropic Lightning has opened up the chance to explore scenario-based gaming in more depth, as well as the excitement of new modelling opportunities. Although World War Two will always be my first love, Vietnam still offers plenty of new thrills and excitement!

What is Infantry Aces?
There was one major theme about Cassino that struck us like a ton of bricks. Each and every account from both sides of the Gustav Line was filled with stories of vehicles becoming mired in the mud, hung up on the rubble, and swamped in the rivers of the battlefield. Clearly, without a shadow of a doubt, Cassino was an infantryman’s fight.

Spotlights
155mm Heavy Artillery Battery (PBX07)
The 155mm wz. 17 was the Polish designation for the French 155mm C mle 1917 S howitzer designed by Schneider. These guns were acquired by the Poles from the French at the end of the First World War.

Wz. 34 Armoured Car (PL300)
The wz. 34 was the standard armoured car of the Polish Army in 1939. It was unique in the fact that it was the only armoured car that started life as a half-track before being redesigned as a wheeled vehicle. This was due to the half-track’s inadequate performance due to the level of maintenance required to keep them in the field and its low overall speed.

Skoda 100mm Howitzer (RO580)
After the losses during the Stalingrad campaign the infantry divisions’ artillery was reduced to two two-battalion regiments in 1944. The Romanians re-equipped the Artillery Regiments with 100mm howitzers, but large numbers of 75mm guns remained in service in 1944.

Romanian Dice Set (DD013)
The Romanian Dice set contains sixteen Romanian themed gaming dice; featuring the Cross of King Michael as the 6 on each die. These are a must for any Romanian player in Flames Of War.

New Army Kit Bag Badges
We’ve just seven new patches including the 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th and 12th SS Panzer Divisions as well as Panzer Lehr and 21st Panzer Division for the Army Kit Bag.