New Flames of War articles and Spotlights
Battlefront have added several new articles and product spotlights to the Flames of War website. Articles Huns with Guns While the Hungarians may have been behind the Germans in Military technology, they were not slow to recognise a good idea when they saw it. In 1943 they went about creating their own assault gun forces to support their infantry divisions based on the German assault gun battalions. Huns with Guns Huns with Guns II Battery Of The Dead On 26 September 1944 at the village of Királyheges, near the Hungary-Romanian border, the Hungarian 2nd Battery of the 7th Assault Gun Battalion (7. Rohamtüzérosztály) engaged the tanks of the Soviet 18th Tank Corps. Limited Edition Black Army Kit Bag and Accessories Available only while stocks last is the limited edition Black Army Kit Bag as well as the matching Name Patch and the special Flames Of War Tiger Patch. Product Spotlights Turret Bunkers (GE681) Given the limited resources available to the planners of Fortress Europa, they used whatever material was available. While the French tanks captured in 1940 might be old and no longer battleworthy, their turrets were still useful as beach defences for the Wiederstandneste. Pantherturm I (GE680) In October 1943, the Germans had a radial change in philosophy toward the tank turrets being used. It was decided that the Panther turret with its excellent armour protection and outstanding 7.5cm KwK42 L/70 gun would be employed for this purpose. Auster AOP (BR950) The use of aircraft in the role of an air observation post had its origins during the First World War. This tradition carried on during World War Two, where several American designed light aircraft were utilised in this role. These aircraft featured a tandem-cockpit accommodation which made them ideal for their roles as a reconnaissance aircraft. While the American force lent heavily on the L4 Grasshopper, the British relied on the Taylorcraft designed Auster AOP. PaK Nests (GBX45) Anti-tank gun nests were usually positioned behind the larger bunker such as Panther turrets to protect the the rear approaches. Well camouflaged these nests were a particular threat to tanks in the terrain around Cassino.