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Fighting First - Coming Soon!
The release of Fighting First is only a couple of weeks away and there is a real sense of excitement as the Americans prepare to join Mid War.

So what have we got planned...

Fighting First

Patton's Fighting First

In-Store Launch Events
On the 2nd of September, the Fighting First book for Flames Of War will officially launch. To celebrate, stores across the world are hosting events so Flames Of War enthusiasts can immediately sink their teeth into the latest addition to the game.

Get involved for a day of gaming, modelling and all round fun with a chance to get hold of the latest realeses as the Americans join the war in the desert. You even have a chance to try the contents of the Patton's Fighting First army deal on the table verses an enemy Formation, as well as checking out the new Command Cards.

Find out which stores are running events that you can participate in...

Online Launch Event
We are always looking for a reason to hang out for the day so we figured we would do a Live Launch day on Friday September 1st (NZ time). Casey (having finished his Germans) and Andrew (pulling his Armored Rifles out of retirement) have been noodling lists and are looking to build some new models.

If you are not sure what you can expect from a launch event then check out these previous ones:
Red Thunder Live Launch...
V4 Launch Event...

Live Launch

Fighting First Pre-orders

Fighting First Reports From The Field
Looking to find out what other people have been saying about Fighting First? Check out the links below...

Breakthrough Assault

Behind Enemy Lines

 Diesel N Dust Podcast  WWPD

Book Preview...

Command Cards Preview...

Book Preview... Diesel N Dust Podcast (talking about the book)...

Why We Fight Podcast (talking about the book)...

Command Cards Preview...

 Gen Con 2017
Gen Con 2017

It's that time of the year again when the gaming world goes nuts and everyone (well not me... sad face) go to The Best Four Days in Gaming™ at Gen Con

With 500+ exhibiting companies from the game industry, award-winning authors and artists, costumed attendees, more than 16,000 events, a Family Fun Pavilion, and the debut of exciting new games, Gen Con truly is the place to be.

The team from GF9 have a lot of to share with attendees this year including new expansions for Star Trek: Ascendancy and Tyrants of the Underdark as well as Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks and a brand new Firefly game!

See more of GF9 at Gen Con on Facebook...

Meanwhile the guys from Able Kompany have been doing a magnificent job preparing for 60 different Armies competing in Flames of War across their three Tournaments. The will also have almost 100 people playing TANKS too.

See more images from Able Kompany at Gen Con here...

Gen Con 2017
BOW Red Thunder

5 August 1985 - Team Yankee

Paratroopers Take Copenhagen!
The Warsaw Pact forces have struck hard and fast in Schleswig-Holstein, pushing through to the Danish border, opening up the possibility of their Baltic Fleet gaining access to the North Sea and the Atlantic. A bold air assault deep within Denmark has seized most of the Danish capital of Copenhagen.

NATO forces making up the LANDJUT group are in disarray and scrambling to form a new defensive line as strong rearguards attempt to slow the Warsaw Pact advance.

This has been made more difficult by the air assault on Copenhagen, which has drawn in all available reserves. If the NATO forces can eliminate the air assault forces behind their lines before the land forces can link up, they will be in a much better position.

Sweden, to the north of Denmark, has reaffirmed its neutrality.

The Schleswig-Holstein theatre is now closed and the Denmark theatre has opened.


Firestorm: Red Thunder on Beasts Of War

Firestorm: Red Thunder is now live over at Beasts of War's campaign site. Head there now to register and influence the history of World War III - or just gain bragging rights over your friends and gaming buddies for doing better than them!


Find out more about Firestorm: Red Thunder here...

BOW Red Thunder

Useful Downloads:
How to create an account (PDF download)...
How to create your club (PDF download)...
How to enter a Battle Report (PDF download)...


BOW Red Thunder

Team Yankee Goes German, Spanish, Italian and Polish!
Great news, everyone’s favourite WWIII game is going to be available later this year in the following languages:

• German,
• Spanish,
• Italian, and
• Polish.
• Plus it is already available in French!

To celebrate this we will be launching our awesome new Hammerfall Starter Set in November which will make starting in the hobby easier than ever before. We will also be releasing digital army lists in each of these languages and additionally all of our European editions of our box set range will feature the cards in language too.

Stay tuned for more information on these exciting releases!
Historicon 2017

2017 US Mid War Nationals Analysis
Chris Fretts and Tom Burgess Crunch The Numbers

The 2017 Flames of War US Mid War Nationals has come and gone. This year was especially noteworthy as this was the first major US tournament to use the Version 4 rules and the two new Mid War Books; Desert Rats and Afrika Korps. The event had 36 players battling across four rounds and 72 exciting games. There has been much controversy attached to the Version 4 roll out, but the US Mid War Nationals showed that the new rules are completely suitable for a large tournament format.

2017 Flames Of War US Mid-War Nationals In-Depth Analysis at WWPD...

V4 Rulebook

V4 6 Months On
V4 was released at the start of March this year and it has been (almost) 6 months since it hit the shelves. Completing a new version of the rules is always fraught with concerns.

Looking back now we know there are many things that we got right, some things that we could have done better, and a few things that need to be revisited.

Both Wayne and Phil have been keeping an eye on specific rules questions and addressing them via via Lessons From The Front (scroll a little further down for the latest edition). Next week we will have an update on other areas they are currently looking at.

We have also been listening to feedback from our tournament players who are concerned about the number of time-out draws that have been occurring in games. We agree with their feedback so we have gone back to the More Missions Pack and reviewed the mission matrix as well as the victory conditions in the missions. We will leave Phil to explain the changes a little more in his article (also below).

Looking forward to the rest of the year with the release of Fighting First next month and then Stripes for Team Yankee we feel that the time is right to share a little more about what we have been up to in the Studio, along with some big news covering some of your burning questions as well as how we see Version 4 maturing.

~The Battlefront Miniatures Studio

More Missions Update
Gamers have played many thousands of games since Team Yankee and Version 4 of Flames Of War were released, many of them played using the More Missions packs. With so many games being played, we’ve received lots of useful feedback on how the packs can be improved. After pondering the feedback and suggestions, we’ve made some changes and now we need you help in testing them.

More Missions Update with Phil...

More Missions Pack

Lessons From The Front: 4th Edition Lessons From The Front: 4th Edition
Last Updated 10 August 2017
A new rules set always results in questions about how the finer points of the game should work so Lessons From The Front is the place to go to find answers to some of the harder questions.

These are living documents that we will update as often as possible but please bear in mind that whilst we listen to feedback in the forums (and other places) we need to take a considered approach before implementing any changes.

Lessons From The Front: V4 (3 pages; .pdf; 183KB)...
Lessons From The Front: Early and Late-war (2 pages; .pdf; 185KB)...

Spiel 17

Spiel '17
We are looking for volunteers to run exciting demo games and this year’s Essen Spiel. If you are interested in running demo games of latest releases please get in contact with:

Gareth Richards

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2017 Tournament Objective
Otherworldly Sarcophagus
James provides some background and images of the brand new Tournament Objective for 2017. 

2017 Tournament Objective: Otherworldly Sarcophagus...
 2017 Tournament Objective: Otherworldly Sarcophagus
2017 Tournament Season

Scottish Nationals 2017
held 19 - 20 August 2017 at Common Ground Games, Stirling, United Kingdom
Flames of War Scotland, in association with Battlefront Miniatures, are proud to present another Scottish Nationals tournament for Flames Of War, spanning the weekend of 19th-20th August 2017 in historical Stirling.

Our hosts will once again be the ever-welcoming Common Ground Games. 

For More Information On The Scottish Nationals 2017...

UK Team Yankee Grand Tournament 2017
held 19 - 20 August 2017 at Sanctuary Gaming Centre, St. Michaels & All Angels Church, St. Michaels Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17 4GP, England.
The Reluctant Conscripts, in collaboration with Battlefront Miniatures, are proud to announce the 2017 edition of UK Grand Tournament for Team Yankee. The event is open to one and all and will be held at Sanctuary Gaming Centre in Sutton-in-Ashfield, England.

UK Team Yankee Grand Tournament 2017...

UK Team Yankee Grand Tournament 2017

Mid War Nationals at Historicon 2017

Canadian Nationals Tournament 2017
held 01 - 03 September 2017 at Residence Inn by Mariott Ottawa Downtown, 161 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa K1P 5J2.
The Canadian Nationals returns once more for their 2017 outing. Boasting players from all over Canada and the United States with support from both Battlefront and Perkins Hobby Shop, it's an event not to be missed. 

Canadian Nationals Tournament 2017...

Red Storm Descending
Join Mark from Breakthrough Assault at the Sanctuary gaming centre in Sutton-in-Ashfield on 23/24 September for Red Storm Descending '17, a Firestorm: Red Thunder event.

Red Storm Descending at the Sanctuary Gaming Centre...

Firestorm Red Thunder

UK Flames Of War Grand Tournament 2017

3rd National Spanish Tournament
24 - 25 September 2017
This September will see the 3rd National Spanish Tournament to be held in Zaragoza. There are spaces for up to 60 players, and the event is scheduled for 1685 points Late War.

To sign up and for more information: gtszaragoza@goblintrader.es

For more information click here...

UK Flames Of War Grand Tournament 2017
held 28 - 30 October 2017 at Battlefield Hobbies, 17 Brunel Close, Daventry NN11 8RB, Northamptonshire, England.
The Reluctant Conscripts, in collaboration with Battlefront Miniatures, are proud to announce the 2017 edition of UK Grand Tournament for Flames Of War. The event will be a Late-war competition open to one and all and will be held at Battlefield Hobbies in Daventry, the heart of England.

UK Flames Of War Grand Tournament 2017...

UK Flames Of War Grand Tournament 2017

Looking For Information On Tournaments & Events? Looking For Information On Tournaments & Events?
We have an entire section of the website dedicated to tournaments and events; check it out.

Flames Of War Events Worldwide...

Fighting First Plastics Preview...

England Takes The ETC...

David's Historicon 2017 Report...

Panzerschreck 2017...

The Lost Oasis...

Changing A Tigers Stripes: Part One... 

Changing A Tiger's Stripes: Part Two...

From The Desert To The Steppe (part 3)...

Chris Joins The Afrika Korps (Part 2)...

Eye Of The Tiger: Utilising The Tiger in Mid-war in Three Easy Steps... 

Tally-Ho!: British Tank Tactics in Mid-war...

Basing Early and Late-war Forces For 4th Edition...

First photos from Historicon 2017...

4th Edition Useful Downloads...

Taming The Tiger: How to Deal with a Tiger in Mid War...

Fire Mission: Artillery in 4th Edition...

Boot Camp Battle Report: Afrika Korps vs. Desert Rats...

Battlefront Games Day in Moscow...

Early July Releases
Red Thunder (FW909)
Potecknov's Bears - Army Deal (Plastic) (TSUAB2)
Yuri's Wolves - Army Deal (Plastic) (TSUAB3)

Late July Releases
BTR-60 Transport Platoon (Plastic) (TSBX14)
BRDM-2 Recon Platoon (TSBX10)
Spandrel AT Platoon (TSBX11)
SA-9 Gaskin SAM Platoon (TSBX12)

Mid August Releases
T-64 Tank Company (Plastic) (x5) (TSBX13)
SA-8 Gecko SAM Battery (x2) (TSBX16)
ACACIA Heavy SP Howitzer Battery (x3) (TSBX17)
Car Parks (x3) (BB227)

Late August Releases
Storm Anti-tank Platoon (TSBX15)
Apartment Block (BB228)


Chris and Charlie

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