2016 - The Year Ahead

Flames Of War

2016 – The Year Ahead

As another year draws to a close, let's take a look ahead to what 2016 will hold for Flames Of War and Battlefront.

Happy New Year!
Mid War
With a lot of projects competing for time over the past few months, it has taken the game designers longer than we anticipated to bring the Mid War briefings to Digital, updated to full compatibility with Version 3 and including updates from Lessons From the Front.
North Africa Eastern Front

The Pacific
At long last, Flames Of War enters a new theatre of operations, with the release in early April of the first two Pacific briefings, Gung-Ho and Banzai.
The Pacific
Gung Ho - US Marine Corps in the Pacific

Gung-Ho
US Marine Corps in the Pacific

The US Marine Corps has had a long and proud history as part of the US armed forces, and the Pacific Campaign of 1941 to 1945 is perhaps its finest hour.

During the course of the war the Marine Corps had expanded from two brigades of about 18,000 Marines to six divisions, five air wings, and various supporting arms to over 485,000 Marines.

They were the tip of the American spear during the Pacific campaign conducting amphibious assaults from Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, through the atolls of Marshall Islands, to Islands of the Marianas with the invasions of Saipan, Tinian, and Guam. They prepared the way for the assault on Japanese by taking the Japanese possessions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, facing fierce fanatical resistance from Japanese defenders in some of the most savage fighting of the entire war. 

Banzai
Imperial Japanese Forces in the Pacific

The Japanese Imperial armed forces had been at war since 1931 in China and Manchuria. Their war in the Pacific is just the next step in asserting their leadership over the Asia-Pacific region. In a series and well-planned and executed campaigns in late-1941 and 1942 veteran Japanese forces quickly asserted their dominance in southeast Asia and the western Pacific, toppling the western colonial powers and taking control of these resource rich regions for the greater good of the Japanese Empire.

However, the Japanese strike on Pearl Harbor has woken the Americans. The Japanese must fight with determination to hold their gains, to push the westerners back, and consolidate Japanese control.

Each inch of ground is not given lightly, with each beach, hill, village, island, and airfield defended and counter-attacked with a ferocity and spirit of will that no enemy can stand against. 

Banzai - Imperial Japanese Forces in the Pacific
The Pacific

Late War

For the Late-War period, we will see the Bulge compilations, combining Blood, Guts & Glory, Nuts and The Devil’s Charge, including plenty of all-new content.

Blood, Guts & Glory Devil's Charge Nuts

Team Yankee logo
As John-Paul has already officially announced, two new nations will be joining World War III next year, each with a model range comparable to those announced for the Americans and Soviets, starting with a plastic tank, APC and helicopter. Officially, we have yet to announce what these two nations will be, but here are a few not-so-subtle clues.
New Helicopter
The Iron Lady The Iron Lady

The two existing Team Yankee nations will not be neglected, either. There will be the first of the Team Yankee Digital-Exclusive briefings, starting with the tough Afgantsy paratroopers. Hardened by the brutal war being fought in Afghanistan, these seasoned soldiers spearhead the Soviet advance. Their heli-borne assaults seize crucial bridges and defiles ahead of the leading elements, defying all attempts to crush them until the tanks roll through their positions and onwards to the Rhine.

Because Unit Cards are such an important element of Team Yankee, these Digital-Exclusive Lists will be a bit special. The exact logistics are still being decided, but the basic plan is that when you purchase the digital briefing, we will send you a physical copy of each associated card as part of the purchase.

Afghansty

 Flames Of War Digital Digital for Android Android

And speaking of Flames Of War Digital, the Android version of the app is in the pipeline for a 2016 release. We don’t have a date yet – because it is an external project we don't have full control over how long it will take.

But we hope it will be available by the end of March.  

TANKS
TANKS, the World War II Tank Skirmish Game, will hit shelves, giving existing gamers and learners alike a new easy-to-learn, quick-play game, where you take command of a tank platoon, seeking to destroy your opponent’s tanks and secure victory. TANKS is a flexible game with lots of ways to create a finely-tuned army that fits your play style.
What's in the Starter Box?
20-page Rulebook • 3 Plastic Tanks (1 Panther, 2 Sherman) • 12 Dice • 16 Movement/Destroyed Tokens
32 Damage Tokens • 4 Objective Tokens • 4 Measuring Arrows • 40 Tank Identification Tokens
 • 2 Cardboard Forests
4 Cardboard Houses • 18 Tank Cards • 16 Crew Cards • 7 Hero Crew Cards • 16 Upgrade Cards • 32 Damage Cards
TANKS, the World War II Tank Skirmish Game

What's in a Tank Expansion?
1 Tank Card • 1 Hero Crew Card • 2 Crew Cards • 2 Upgrade Cards • 1 Coloured Plastic Tank
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Americans Americans Americans
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Sherman (75mm) Sherman (76mm) Pershing Super Pershing
Germans Germans Germans
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StuG G Panzer IV Panther Jagdpanther
Soviets Soviets Soviets
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T-34 T-34/85 SU-85 SU-100
British British British
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Sherman V Sherman Firefly Cromwell Comet

TANKS, the World War II Tank Skirmish Game

Right: Bernard Black can't wait for TANKS.

TANKS
Organised Play events will support fun, historical gameplay with Campaign Maps, unique cardboard terrain pieces, and much more!
Bernard Black can't wait for TANKS

Battlefield in a Box Preview
On the scenery front, shown above are just some of the new items coming for Battlefield in a Box. Also a number of old favourites will be returning.