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Fighting First Live Launch

Did you miss all the fun at our Fighting First Live Launch ? Never fear you can scroll through everything at your leisure.

Check out the full range of Fighting First releases here...

M3 Lee Tank Platoon (Plastic) (UBX50)

M3 Lee Platoon (Plastic)
In the build-up to entering the war, US Army planners knew they would need a 75mm-armed tank to overcome the latest German panzers. Of the proposed designs which could be produced quickly, none had a turret big enough to hold a 75mm gun. As a temporary solution, the hull of a pre-war M2A1 medium tank was modified to take a short M2 75mm gun in a limited traverse sponson in the right front of the hull, while retaining a 37mm gun in the turret.

M3 Lee Tank Platoon (Plastic) (UBX50)...

M10 3-Inch Tank Destroyer Platoon (Plastic)
The most potent weapon the US Army has in Tunisia for dealing with enemy tanks is the M10 tank destroyer, officially named the M10 3-inch Gun Motor Carriage. It has one job: to stalk and destroy enemy tanks, breaking up the focused armoured attacks for which the German panzer divisions have become famous.

M10 3-Inch Tank Destroyer Platoon (Plastic) (UBX53)...

M10 3-Inch Tank Destroyer Platoon (Plastic) (UBX53)
37mm Anti-tank Gun Platoon (US788)

37mm Anti-tank Gun Platoon
The M3 37mm gun is the US Army's first dedicated anti-tank gun. Its small armour piercing round is not much of a threat to the tough front armour of the German panzers, but it can still be deadly from the side, especially at close range. The Battalion's anti-tank platoon was originally part of the Weapons Company, but it is now attached to the HQ Company.

37mm Anti-tank Gun Platoon (US788)...

Mortar Platoon
Mortars fire in a high arc, dropping a high explosive bomb down onto the enemy's positions. Rifle Companies can call on the support of two types of mortar—three 60mm mortars from their own Weapons Platoon, as well as another six 81mm mortars from the Battalion's Weapons Company.

Mortar Platoon (US785)...

Mortar Platoon (US785)

 

Fighting First Command Cards (FW243C)

Fighting First Command Cards
Command Cards provide Flames Of War generals with a way to further personalise and enhance their forces. These optional cards include a range of options that can enhance or change your gaming experience by adding new Formations, Upgrades and Warriors, giving you even more choice when building your force.

Fighting First Command Cards (FW243C)...

Mission Cards
The army always has a plan, and your formation has a mission as part of that plan. While you can just stick your forces on the table and fight until one side is completely destroyed, missions and scenarios add a whole new level to the game as players struggle to tank or defend specific objectives or achieve goals vital to their war effort.

Mission Cards (FW007-M)...

 Mission Cards (FW007-M)

Ruined Desert Houses (BB230)

Ruined Desert Houses (BB230)
Four walls and a roof provide the infantryman with protection from small arms fire and shell fragments; making them difficult to winkle out without the aid of some real firepower.

Ruined Desert Houses (BB230)...

Firestorm Red Thunder
We've had plenty of requests for players to extend the campaign for a few more days so that everyone has one last weekend to get some games in and strike a blow for freedom and liberty, or is that for equality and the fair distribution of resources!
TY Newspaper

In a surprise attack, the Soviet high command launched renewed thrusts on the Ruhr and Frankfurt in an effort to encircle the British Army on the Rhine (BAOR). NATO forces are fighting tooth and nail to maintain a corridor through Kassel to the embattled British force.

Heavy fighting on the Leipzig-Berlin axis is wearing down the Warsaw Pact forces, but NATO is making very little headway in its offensive.

On the flanks, NATO forces are making significant headway. It appears that the Soviet high command has withdrawn most of their first-rate formations from Amsterdam in the north and Niederbayern in the south, allowing British and German forces to regain much of the ground lost in the initial offensive. At the same time, pressure on the British in the Hanover Pocket seems to be lessening significantly.

There is speculation amongst the intelligence community that the Soviet command has fallen afoul of poor quality reports coming from local commanders claiming greater success than had actually been achieved, while the quality of intelligence coming into NATO command has allowed them to take advantage of this weakness.

Studio Battle Reports
Did you catch the Studio's big game last weekend on Facebook? We returned to Pete's gaming table (75 square feet of battlefield) for another big game.

Andrew and Chris (NATO allies) tried to hold back the Soviet tide of Peter, Aaron and Wayne.

View the turn by turn posts on the Battlefront Facebook page...

You can check out some of the individual battle reports from the Studio team over on our club page

Check out the Battlefront NZ Club to see their Battle Reports...

Fighting First Landing Page
Looking for the one place to go to find out about Fighting First, then look no further as we have created a landing page to make it easier to find all the information about the US Army in the desert.

Fighting First Landing Page...

Fighting First

Fighting First
Your Questions Answered

Over on the Flames Of War Facebook group we asked for your questions about the new book. Thanks you guys we got some great ones so Phil and Chris sat down to discuss them.

Early and Late War Flames of War Update
Flames Of War version 4 has been out for a while now, with lots of games played, and lots of feedback given to Battlefront. We’ve pondered the things players have been saying and are suggesting the following changes to the adjustments that the 1939-1941 and 1944-45 rulebook makes to version 3.

Thank you for all of your amazing feedback over the past couple of weeks. Without the assistance of the community we could not have had such a successful outcome. Based on your feedback we have finalised the changes. In the coming weeks we will integrate these changes into an updated Lessons From The Front.

Early and Late War Flames of War Update...

Lessons From The Front: 4th Edition

More Missions Pack

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.

We have an update to the More Missions Pack last week with the addition of the Contact mission as a replacement for Hasty Attack in the Battle Plans, and changed the Minefields entries to cover both Mid War and Early/Late War periods.

More Missions Update with Phil...

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)...

Lessons From The Front: 4th Edition
 2017 Tournament Objective: Otherworldly Sarcophagus 2017 Tournament Objective
Otherworldly Sarcophagus
James provides some background and images of the brand new Tournament Objective for 2017. 

2017 Tournament Objective: Otherworldly Sarcophagus...

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...

FOW Tournament, Vršac, Serbia
held 7 - 8 October 2017 at the Hemijsko medicinska škola (Chemical and Medical School), Sterijina 113, 26300 Vršac,  Serbia
Join the fun at the 2nd Flames Of War Tournament in Serbia this October. The event will be a 1600 point EW Version 4 event. With 4 games over the weekend and some fun side events planned it should be a great weekend.

To sign up and for more information...
Contact: dusankostic@yandex.ru

2nd Flames Of War Tournament, Vršac, Serbia

Mid War Nationals at Historicon 2017

New Zealand FlamesCon 2017
held 14 - 15 October 2017 at the Onehunga RSA Club, 57 Prices St, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand.
TCOW, in association with our awesome sponsors, once again present FlamesCon, New
Zealand’s Premiere Flames of War tournament! This year FlamesCon will be playing both Flames Of War Mid War or Team Yankee with 80 point armies.

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

 

ThreeD6 Games

ACT Grant Tournament 2017 (Aus)
held 11 - 12 November 2017 at Three D6, UNit 6, 38 Reed St North, Greenway (Tuggeranong), ACT, Australia
Three D6 are holding this years ACT Grand Tournament in Australia. Players can register for the event by contacting store@threed6.com.au

This years event will be a V4 Mid War affiar with 100 point forces from Afrika Korps, Desert Rats and Fighting First. Players may have upto 10 points from Command Card upgrades. Contact the store for more information.

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...
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Flames Of War and Team Yankee
2017 and beyond

It has been six months since the release of Mid War and the new edition of the game that we would like to give you an update on the projects that the Studio team is working on.

Flames Of War and Team Yankee, 2017 and beyond
Part One...
Part Two...

V4 Rulebook


Canadian Nationals 2017...

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...

The “Shtuka” Hobby Festival in Moscow...

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 September Releases
Fighting First Book (FW243)
Patton's Fighting First - Army Deal (USAB08)
Fighting First Dice (20 dice) (US900)
Fighting First Token Set (US901)

Mid September Releases
Armored Rifle Platoon (Plastic)(UBX51)
Armored Rifle Company HQ (US782)
M3 Halftrack Platoon (Plastic) (UBX57)
Rifle Company (Plastic) (UBX58)
Rifle Platoon (3x plastic SO Code) Direct Only (UBX58-SO)

Late September Releases
M3 Lee Tank Platoon (Plastic) (UBX50)
M10 3-Inch Tank Destroyer Platoon (Plastic) (UBX53)
37mm Anti-tank Gun Platoon (US788)
Mortar Platoon (US785)
Ruined Desert Houses (BB230)

Early October Releases
Fighting First Command Cards (FW243C)
Mission Cards (FW007-M)
Afrikakorps Unit Cards (23) (FW242U)
Desert Rats Unit Cards (21) (FW241U)
Fighting First Unit Cards (29) (FW243U)

Mid October Releases
M7 Priest Armored Artillery Battery (3x Plastic) (UBX54)
M4 Sherman Tank Platoon (5x Plastic) (UBX55)
T28E1 (37mm & .50cal) AAA (SP) Platoon (4x) (UBX61)
Armored Recon Patrol (2x M3 Scout Car, 2x Jeep) (UBX59)
P40 Warhawk Fighter Flight (2x) (UBX52)
Ruined Desert Walls (10x Walls) (BB229)

Late October Releases
105mm Field Artillery Battery (4x Plastic) (UBX60)
M3 Stuart Light Tank Platoon (5x Plastic) (UBX56)
T30 75mm Assault Gun Platoon (3x) (UBX63)
M4 81mm Armored Mortar Platoon (3x) (UBX62)
M1917 Machine-gun Platoon (4x Plastic) (US784)
Ruined Large Desert House (x1) (BB231)


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