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The British are still storming the beaches of Normandy, despite the sickness that's going around. The folks over at Battlefront have some more D-Day British for Flames of War that they've added to their website. Have a look for yourselves.

Tanks.
"You're welcome."
No, Tanks!
"Ok, well, you're not welcome then!"
No! Tanks!
You, too, can have this humorous exchange as you look over the new releases available from Battlefront for Flames of War. They've got new British D-Day Tanks available over in their webshop.

Over the seas, let's go, men. We're shovin' right off. We're shovin' right off again. *does a little jig on the deck*

Warlord Games' new Victory at Sea is hitting tabletops and they're giving us a look inside the different factions. Starting out, they're showing off the US navy, a relative newcomer to the world of large-scale naval operations. And though severely crippled at Pearl Harbor, it came back to be a major naval force during the war.

WWII was a time before satellites. Hell, radar was still just in its infancy. And, if you haven't noticed, oceans are pretty darn big. So, finding your opponent, judging their numbers, and making sure you know to either attack or avoid an armada is pretty important. In this article for Victory at Sea, Warlord Games takes a look at Scouting and Naval Intelligence and how it plays into the game.

Victory at Sea lets players become admirals and take their battle fleets into the ocean to wage war against their opponents. This new WWII naval miniatures game is highly anticipated, but just how does the game work? Well, in this article, we get a look at exactly that as Warlord Games has posted up a game overview for you to peruse. Corn cob pipe not required.

Whenever Battlefront has a big new set of releases hitting store shelves, they go all out. Their website lights up with new articles, videos, virtual seminars, and more. And that's just what's happening this weekend as the D-Day British for Flames of War make their way to player's tabletops. Head on over and check out all the festivities.

Victory at Sea is Warlord Games' new massed fleet WWII miniatures game. Naval actions were extremely important during the war on both fronts. Soon, you'll be able to recreate those harrowing battles for yourself. They've got a couple new articles up talking about different aspects of the game. One's about Carrier Actions while the other is about the Battle of the Kamandorski Islands.

While many came floating up to the beaches on D-Day, many other troopers parachuted or glided their way into occupied France that day. Battlefront expands their range with some more British Airborne releases for Flames of War. Take it to the Germans by a whole other attack vector.

Cruel Seas lets you play out smaller-scale battles that took place during WWII. But what if you want huge battleships and aircraft carriers and destroyers and stuff like that? Well, you won't have to wait much longer, as Warlord Games is counting down to the release of Victory at Sea.

They were chased off the continent at Dunkirk. Now, several years later, the British are headed back. D-Day was the largest amphibious assault in history and established a new foothold in France. It marked the beginning of a new chapter in the WWII narrative and you can recreate it with some new D-Day British available for Flames of War from Battlefront.

Stalingrad was one of the most brutal conflicts during WWII. The close, street-to-street fighting made the use of snipers an everyday issue for both sides. With endless places to hide, a sniper could pin down entire sections of enemy forces or take out key members of the opposing force. In this article, Warlord Games takes a look at snipers in Bolt Action and specifically the Stalingrad book.

Hitler: We must take Stalingrad at any cost.
Stalin: We must defend Stalingrad at any cost.

The result was one of the pivotal battles in WWII. The Germans were halted, but at a terrible cost. Millions died. But it showed that the German war machine could be stopped. Soon, you'll be able to recreate the harrowing street-by-street fighting on your tabletops with the Stalingrad Campaign book for Bolt Action.

With the Luftwaffe straffing down from overhead, the Allies at Dunkirk had to make a hasty retreat, getting onto whatever could float to try and leave the continent and escape to Britain. In this scenario for Cruel Seas, that intense escape is played out on your tabletops. Interconnected with the other scenarios posted for Bolt Action and Blood Red Skies, it's a multi-game event.

WWII did not get off to a good start for the Allies. The combined armies of France, Britain, and Belgium were chased all the way to the sea where they had to perform a daring escape on the shores of Dunkirk. In this new scenario for Bolt Action, players take on the role of these opposing forces, the Allies working to get as many men to safety while the Germans are trying to wipe them out completely.

Warlord Games has a new scenario out for Blood Red Skies. The beginning of WWII saw the Allies being chased by rapidly-advancing German forces as they tried to make it out to the coast. Once there, the Allies had to form a very hasty retreat at the beaches of Dunkirk while the Luftwaffe attacked from above. In this scenario, you can replay that harrowing ordeal on your tabletops.

Tanks. Originally created to break the siege warfare of the trenches in WWI, they really came into their own in WWII. There were seemingly endless varieties of tanks and other armored vehicles used in that conflict, many of which you can bring to the table in Bolt Action. In this article, Warlord Games takes a look at their book devoted to all things tank, their Tank Wars expansion. If you want to play a game focused all around these armored behemoths, this is the article to check out.

Cruel Seas puts players in control of many of the smaller ships that fought during WWII. Sure, there were battleships, destroyers, and aircraft carriers around, but many harrowing battles were fought by the smaller patrol boats and other light craft. A new book is coming out soon for the game called Close Quarters and it'll make this small-craft fighting get even more close.

This time of year, many people take a bit of a vacation. That means lots of chances to get some gaming in. Warlord Games is here to help out with some new free downloadable supplements for Blood Red Skies, Cruel Seas, Hail Caesar, and Black Seas. Head on over and check them out.

Draco Ideas has launched their Kickstarter campaign for 2GM Pacific. If you've wanted the action of 2GM, but over in the sunny shores of the Pacific theater, now's your chance. This new expansion is stand-alone but also 100% compatable, so feel free to mix your sets together. You can go get your pledge on now. *gets out corn cob pipe*

Many different military units stood out during WWII. One such was the 21st Panzer Division. They were quite the colorful bunch, so much so that Battlefront has put together a booklet about them for Flames of War. You can go check that out now.

Already made it to Wednesday, have we? That's pretty sweet, if you ask me, especially since I'm looking forward to game on Saturday. But there's still plenty to get done this week and we need to keep feuled up. Let's nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories to keep our energy levels high.

Today on the platter we have: Women of WWII: British Home Front Miniatures Up On Kickstarter, Puppets War Free Counter Give-Away With Purchase, and Talis Evolvere: Kanji Dice Up On Kicktarter.

Some day, I'd love to go skydiving. Now, I have an often-crippling fear of heights. And yet, jumping out of a plane is on my bucket list. I have a feeling that it'd help with my fear of heights. Granted, I wouldn't have anyone shooting at me. Airborne troops in WWII didn't have that luxury. Soon, you'll be able to add these brave soldiers to your Flames of War forces, as Battlefront is taking pre-orders for new sets now.

I'm sure when the Allies hit the Normandy beach during D-Day, they thought that the waves of German troops would never end. And that's how it feels with these posts. We've got yet more German forces that you can add to your Flames of War armies.

Submarines. The silent killer of the seas. In Cruel Seas, they can be a real game-changer, pretty much literally. In this article, Warlord Games takes a look over their use in the game as well as comparing between the German and English subs, arguably the two best types during the war.

Baueda is reinforcing the German lines in 1-48TACTIC with a new release. You can now pick up Grenadier Lugwig Geyer and add him to your force.

Fire in the hole!