Flames of War


New Previews Up From Battlefront For Team Yankee

The folks over at Battlefront have a lot going on in this update. First off, with Free Nations coming out next weekend, they've got various previews up for that. Then, they also have a look at an updated version of the Bishop, with new cards so you can add them to your Flames of War games. Finally, they'll be at the UK Games Expo this weekend, where you can pick up some Team Yankee stuff before anyone else.

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New Releases Available From Battlefront

It would seem as though I'm not the only one that's thought the week went by quickly. The folks over at Battlefront apparently feel the same way. They've found themselves at the week and a new set of releases quickly thrust upon us. Not that that's a bad thing, mind you. They include the last of the Armoured Fist releases for Flames of War.

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More Avanti Releases Available From Battlefront

While many focus on the Germans and the Japanese in terms of the Axis powers in WWII, let's not forget that the Italians were part of that as well. They had quite the fighting force and engaged in actions all around Europe as well as North Africa. They're also hitting tabletops in Flames of War with the release of the Avanti book. Well, Battlefront has some more units that you can pick up now.

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New Avanti Releases Available From Battlefront

As Battlefront points out in their post, February is already halfway done. We're just motoring our way through. They're certainly not sitting back and relaxing. They've got minis to release! And that's just what they're letting you know about, with new Avanti releases, as well as updates about Team Yankee and a reminder about the launch of the 'Nam website and sale.

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Battlefront Preps For Avanti Launch

Avanti is the new book coming out for Flames of War, focusing on the Italian army and their actions along the northern portions of Africa during the early '40s. You can expect it on store shelves in just over a week. But there's too much excitement over at the Battlefront studios, and they're excited to be talking about the release now. You can head over to their website where they've got a bunch of different articles up so you can be prepped for the game's expansion.

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Battlefront Posts Avanti Preview, Releases Update

The holidays and New Year were nice, but it's time to get back to work. Last week and this, companies have been making their way back into the office and ramping up production once more. That includes Battlefront, who is looking forward to releasing their Avanti book for Flames of War. But that's not the only thing they've got coming in the next couple months. And they've updated us to make sure you're prepped.

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Battlefront Posts Last Update of the Year

We're getting to the time of year where many people head on vacation. That includes many gaming companies, so they're posting up their last updates of the year. One such company that's going on holiday for the holidays is Battlefront. But they're not just heading out without giving us something to look at first. They give us a heads-up of what you can look forward to in 2018.

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Battlefront Releases Game Night Kits for Flames of War

Games don't survive without a community behind them. That's simple fact. If it's just scattered gamers here and there, a game might limp along, but it's when those gamers get together on a regular basis that games thrive. Well, Battlefront is looking to help communities get together for an evening of Flames of War fun with their Game Night Kits.

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Battlefront Posts New Force Org Charts for Flames of War and Team Yankee

As war goes on, the organization charts for the various armies can change dramatically. As the military heads see what is and isn't working on the battlefield, they will adjust accordingly. Same goes for the generals in charge of minis games armies. Battlefront has posted up new Force Organization Charts for the Late War era in Flames of War, as well as for Team Yankee.

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Armies of Late War Deals for Flames of War From Battlefront

They say that necessity is the mother of invention. Well, during war, there's a lot of necessity to make better weapons than the opponents. It's sort of a life-or-death type of thing. As such, the gear that the warring factions were using at the start of WWII versus what they were using during the end of it can vary widely. If you're a Flames of War player, you'll want to check out these Late War deals that Battlefront has going on.

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Battlefront Features Afrika Korps Rifle Platoon For Flames of War

All those tanks and armored vehicles running around in North Africa still required regular troopers to go along with them. Tanks might be formidable, but they can't do everything, and your average rifle-carrying soldier is still an invaluable part of the military effort. In this Flames of War article, Battlefront is featuring their Afrika Korps Rifle Platton.

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Battlefront Features Panzer III Tank Platoon For Flames of War

The Panzer III is the quintessential German tank. Used in pretty much every theater during the war (at least where Germany was), it made up around 2/3 of their tank arsenal. What can you really say? It was able to get where it needed and had a decent gun on it. Now, you'll be able to fill your Flames of War armies with them.

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Battlefront Features Crusader Armoured Troop For Flames of War

It's not just really thick armor that can make an armored vehicle safe. If your opponent can't get a bead on you due to your speed, that'll also help you stay live. That's the philosophy behind the Crusader. It was quick and able to stay ahead of the panzers looking to target it. They were used to help protect the flanks of bigger formations. Now, they can do the same for your games of Flames of War.

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Battlefront Features Grant Armoured Troop For Flames of War

During the fighting in North Africa, the British needed a tank that could match up to the German's panzers. They found that in the form of the M3 Grant. Its gun and armor made it equal to its opponents in many ways. The one issue is that the tank was rather tall. So it was kind of hard to hide it. But still, they worked well. And a troop box of them will be making their way to your Flames of War tables.

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Battlefront Features 17 pdr Anti-Tank Troop For Flames of War

The engagements in North Africa during WWII consisted of many different types of vehicles in the wide-open spaces of that desert land. With German panzer tanks around, it took a big gun to deal with them. That came in the form of the 17-pounder. Unfortunately, the original carriage couldn't quite handle them. The remedy? Simply stick the gun on a 25-pounder carriage. That should work.

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Friday Snippets

Well, after what seemed like two Thursdays in a row, we have made our way, finally, to Friday. And I, for one, welcome our new almost-weekend overlords. With any luck, your weekend will be filled with gaming. If not, I still hope it's restful. But before we can get there, we should fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Final days for Castles & Crusades Kickstarter, New Selection of Peasants Available From Warlord Games, Geek & Sundry and Campaign Coins release TableTop gaming coins, and Battlefront Releases Afrika Korps Gaming Aids For Flames of War.


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Battlefront Features Honey Armored Troop For Flames of War

I don't know about you, but it seems that trying to use honey for armor wouldn't really work out too well, especially in the desert. I mean, it'd get hot and run all over everywhere. *gets a note on my desk* Oooh, Honey is just the name of the tank.
... That makes a lot more sense, then. Anyway, if you'd like a whole bunch of Honey tanks in one, Battlefront has the set for you.

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Battlefront Features Afrika Korps: Tiger Heavy Tank Platoon For Flames of War

Having big, formidable tanks in your army was a good way to win battles during WWII. Some of the biggest and toughest were Germany's Tigers. They were originally going to be available for the Battle of El Alamein, but didn't quite make it there. They did end up in Tunisia later, though. They can also be in your armies for Flames of War, since they're available from Battlefront.

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Battlefront Features the Afrika Korps For Flames of War

I guess, if you play a game of Flames of War, you could have the British fighting against the British. To my knowledge, there's nothing that says otherwise. But, really, people want to play the British versus the Nazis. And since we got a look at the Desert Rats book before, let's take a look at the Afrika Korps book now.

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Battlefront Features Desert Rats Book For Flames of War

The North African Front is sometimes neglected when it comes to the history of World War II. It was a long and dusty campaign of maneuver seeing the Desert Rats facing the Desert Fox. In this case, it was the rats that came out on top. The Desert Rats book from Battlefront gives you a good look at the forces involved, as well as how you can use them in your games of Flames of War.

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Midweek Snippets

Amazing what a difference a week makes. Last week, I was lamenting how long it was all taking. This morning, I woke up and was like, "Whoah... it's already Wednesday!" That certainly works for me. Faster to get to the weekend, the better. But if we're going to be going along at this break-neck pace, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Lion Tower Miniatures Launch First Kickstarter, New Statuesque Asylum and Starport figures and a new Statuesque Female Head size, Battlefront Releases Range Finder For Flames of War, Exiles of the Tetsu Clan Miniatures Up On Kickstarter, New ellipse bases from Micro Art Studio, New Norman Kite Shields Available From Tabletop-art, Fenris Games - Rise of the Draugr Up On Kickstarter, Battlefront Releases New Destroyed Markers For Flames of War, Broken Egg Games are coming to Europe, New Quad Mortar Platform Available From Kromlech, Acheson Creations and Evil Bob’s at Cold Wars March 17-19, New Desert Mission Token Set From Battlefront, Ouroboros Miniatures presents: Fey- The Celestial, and Atlantis Miniatures Launches 28mm Dwarf Minis Kickstarter.


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Battlefront Features Battle of El Alamein set For Flames of War 4th Edition

While most people might think of events like D-Day or the island-hopping of the Pacific theater, the battles that took place all across North Africa are no less an important part of the WWII narrative. It's those dusty battles that Battlefront looks at in their Battle of El Alamein: War in the Desert set for Flames of War 4th edition.

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Battlefront Features 4th Edition Flames of War Rulebook

From time to time, games need a bit of a makeover. Years of time and thousands of games can find issues that weren't very apparent from the beginning. Or perhaps things just feel they've gotten "stale." Whatever reason a game might end up getting a new edition, it usually causes a stir with the gaming populace. In this article, Battlefront gives us a look at the 4th Edition rulebook for Flames of War.

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