Flames Of War 4th Edition News and Updates

Flames Of War: 4th Edition
4th Edition Useful Downloads 4th Edition Useful Downloads 
We provide downloadable versions of the Early, Mid, and Late-war Quick Reference Sheets for Flames Of War, the More Missions Pack and the Early-Late Special Rules and Warriors book in its entirety.

4th Edition Useful Downloads...
4th Edition Launch Update
Let me begin by saying thank you to all, stores and gamers alike, who made the launch weekend such a wonderful success. It was the first time in our history so many events were run by so many stores and clubs around the world on the same day, and the feedback from everybody has been overwhelmingly positive. Now, with so many moving parts, there were some areas that did not quite go as planned. We have been hit by a few delays on some items. So today I am going to try and cover as many of these pending issues as possible, and clarify some other topics that still need answers.

4th Edition Launch Update...

4th Edition Launch Update
Share your thoughts and comments on 4th Edition in our forum here…

Thank You Thank You
with John-Paul
With less than three weeks to go until 4th Edition officially launches, I would like to thank all of you for giving us something we have never managed to achieve before today. Our entire first wave of stock for 4th Edition is 100% sold out.

Thank You...
Sample 4th Edition Mid-War Army Lists
With the new edition of Flames Of War come some changes to way you choose the unique combination of troops and equipment which will make up your army.

Below are just a few examples of the range of army lists you might take from the first two Mid War army books, Desert Rats and Afrika Korps.

Sample 4th Edition Mid-War Army Lists... 

Sample 4th Edition Mid-War Army Lists
Desert Rats Design Notes Desert Rats Design Notes
The Desert Rats are the only thing standing in the way of Axis conquest of North Africa. Despite suffering repeated defeats at the hands of Rommel’s Afrika Korps, they remain undaunted. Their speedy Crusader and Honey tanks can run circles around their opposition, backed up by the heavier Grant squadrons. Their motorised infantry are equally adept in attack or defence. With support from the Royal Artillery and the Desert Air Force, they are a formidable and versatile force.

Desert Rats Design Notes...

Afrika Korps Design Notes
The German Afrika Korps is a hard-fighting force of tough veteran troops who have won many battles and expect to win many more. Their Panzer III and Panzer IV tanks outclass the British tanks they face, and have been steadily upgraded to maintain their edge over the opposition. Their infantry are organised to have ‘few men, many weapons’, so they pack a ferocious punch whether facing infantry or tanks. These are backed by the famous ‘88’ dual-purpose anti-tank/anti-aircraft gun and the Stuka dive bomber.

Afrika Korps Design Notes...

Afrika Korps Design Notes

A Grognard's Guide to Version Phwoar: Part One A Grognard's Guide to Version Phwoar: Part One
The new rules are refreshing. They provide an entirely new style and feel for the game I’ve played for the last 14 years. The core statistics seem familiar but the subtle changes to the rule mechanics mean the key elements of force projection interact differently. It still feels like World War Two, but the games have a faster flow and sweep majestically over the dining table battlefield.

A Grognard's Guide to Version Phwoar: Part One... 

4th Edition DECLARED!
Today we proudly officially announce that the 4th Edition of the world’s most popular historical wargame will be coming to stores in March 2017.

4th Edition is bigger (and smaller) than ever, with a new rulebook that is slimmer than previous editions but retains all the tactical challenges that you have come to expect from Flames Of War. Accompanying the book will be a massive range of new plastic models as we once again return to Mid War in the desert.

We also have a pair of new books that will be coming free (yes, FREE!) that let you keep playing Early and Late-war using all the books and lists you already have, but with the newest edition of the rules.

Over the coming weeks, we are going to have plenty of information to help you understand what to expect in the new edition of Flames Of War. Today we have information on some of the changes, and the first details on the Early/Late-war books.

Stay tuned for more over the next three months. The countdown starts NOW! 

4th Edition DECLARED!

Flames Of War 4th Edition Updates and Announcements
15 December 2016... 22 December 2016...
12 January 2017... 19 January 2017...
26 January 2017...  2 February 2017...

15 December 2016 Updates and Announcements

Flames Of War: Mid-war 4th Edition

The New Flames Of War in Ten Quick Points
As the author of the latest edition of Flames Of War, our very own Phil Yates summarises what's great about the new Flames Of War in ten quick points.

The New Flames Of War in Ten Quick Points...

Flames Of War Early and Late-war Rulebooks

In addition to the new 4th Edition rulebook, we also have the two new books coming out to keep playing Early and Late-war.

The new Flames Of War, 1939-41 and 1944-45 rulebook contains all the rules you need to play Flames Of War, The World War II Miniatures Game Fourth Edition. This rulebook, along with its accompanying book Flames Of War, Special Rules and Warriors, 1939-41 and 1944-45, has been written so they can be used with all the great Intelligence Handbooks already available for Flames Of War.

Flames Of War, Special Rules and Warriors, 1939-41 and 1944-45 provides you with updated special rules and Warriors so that you can continue to use your Early- and Late-war Flames Of War forces with the new Flames Of War, 1939-41 and 1944-45 rulebook.

Learn more about Flames Of War, 1939-41 and 1944-45 rulebook and Special Rules and Warriors 1939-41 and 1944-45 here...
Flames Of War, 1939-41 and 1944-45 rulebook Special Rules and Warriors 1939-41 and 1944-45

22 December 2016 Updates and Announcements
4th Edition News &
Announcements
Questions from the Forum

Since the announcement that 4th Edition is coming there has been a lot of spirited discussion in our forums. Over the coming weeks, we have a plan to roll out all the specific information you need to know about the new rules and how to get them. In the meantime, we will try to answer some of the burning questions here. Don’t worry if your specific question is not answered today as we will be updating this between now and March with a lot more information.

Questions from the Forum...
Desert Rats: British Forces in the Desert 1942 - 1943 (FW241) Afrika Korps: German Forces in the Desert 1942 - 1943 (FW242)

New Releases for 4th Edition
Our return to the desert brings a mountain of new plastic kits, models, Battlefield in a Box pre-painted terrain, gaming sets and Colours Of War paint. We will keep this page updated with all the new release information as it becomes available.

New Releases for 4th Edition...  

Monty's Desert Rats El Alamein Battle Box Rommel's Afrika Korps
Monty's Desert Rats (BRAB09) El Alamein (FWBX07) Rommel's Afrika Korps (GEAB14)

12 January 2017 Updates and Announcements

V3 Veteran: 2011 - 2017 Free Version Four Rulebooks?
With every new edition of the Flames Of War rules, we have given away free copies to all existing players to say thanks for being a player and welcome to the new version. When we went from version 2 to version 3 we gave away 26 tonnes of books – that’s the same weight as a T-34 tank! You might even say that we are Fearless Veterans when it comes to this process.

This time around it is no different, except that you will be getting TWO books, not one.

The first one is a full-sized set of rules, an 112-page, A4-sized book, formatted for existing Early-war and Late-war players. The game rules are identical to the hardback version, only instead of referring to the Unit Cards that we will be using in Mid-war, they refer to the current book range, allowing all existing books to still be used for those two periods.

As well as the rules you will also get a 64-page A5 book containing all the special rules and characters from every 3rd edition book from Early-war and Late-war, detailing how they now work in 4th edition. This is the ultimate Know Your Enemy guide, as every single book in print is covered.

Learn how to get your free 4th Edition rulebooks here...

19 January 2017 Updates and Announcements

New Desert Terrain Preview
Scenery has always played a vital part in Flames Of War. With the pending release of 4th Edition and the return to the desert for Mid-war, we’ve taken the opportunity to refresh our range of Battlefield in a Box desert terrain.

New Desert Terrain Preview...  

Battlefield in a Box

Desert Palms (BB218) Desert Walls (BB225)
Medium Desert House (BB215) Desert Escarpments (BB217)

26 January 2017 Updates and Announcements

Afrika Korps Paint Set (CWP112)

Desert Rats Paint Set (CWP131)

4th Edition Preview
New Paint Sets, Spray Cans, Token Sets and Gaming Aids
The release of 4th Edition including a new range of paints sets, spray cans, token sets and gaming aids.

4th Edition Preview: New Paint Sets, Spray Cans, Token Sets and Gaming Aids...

Desert Mission Token Set (TK101)

2 February 2017 Updates and Announcements
4th Edition: Mid-war Pre-orders Now Open
4th Edition is bigger (and smaller) than ever, with a new rulebook that is slimmer than previous editions but retains all the tactical challenges that you have come to expect from Flames Of War. Accompanying the book will be a massive range of new plastic models as we once again return to Mid-war in the desert.

The 4th Edition Mid-war range is now available for pre-order in the online store.

4th Edition: Mid-war Pre-orders Now Open...
4th Edition: Mid-war Pre-orders Now Open