Battlefront have updated the Flames of War website with several new articles and Spotlights.
Blitzkrieg Design Notes
It’s hard to know where to start when writing the design notes for a whole new period! I guess that’s the best place to start though – Early War is a whole new period. Making Early War feel and play very differently from the later periods was the key design goal in the whole process. At the same time we didn’t want to change things unnecessarily. We wanted to keep things as much the same as we could. This means there are no major rules changes and that equipment that fought right through the war is generally the same as it is later in the war making it easy for players to transition to the new period.
Early War German Vehicles Colours
Contrary to popular belief, German vehicles from the outbreak of World War II provide the modeler and wargamer with numerous options for painting and marking. The Wehrmacht marking system underwent several changes from the start of the war until the fall of France.
Armoured Regiment (BRAB05)
The Armoured Regiments of the 1st British Armoured Division formed the backbone of the British Expeditionary Force in France. Festooned with machine guns and backed with the power of the 2 pdr anti-tank gun the Armoured regiment will bring the German Blitzkrieg to a grinding halt.
Light Panzer Company (GEAB08)
In 1939 and 1940 Germany unleashed their Blitzkrieg on the world. At the spearhead of this lightning war were the light panzer companies. The combination of light tanks armed with 2cm cannon and machine-guns backed by well-armoured Panzer III tanks with their 3.7cm guns proved unbeatable. The panzer forces outmanoeuvred and outfought every opponent they faced.
Aufklärungsschwadrons in Tunisia and Italy Goes Official
The Aufklärungs platoon provides the supporting Panzerspäh platoons with the firepower to punch through the enemy’s lines and begin their reconnaissance. They are always close at hand to flush out enemy infantry or hold down a position on the line while the armoured cars dash for their objective.