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Armoured Fist Live Launch
The 6th of April marks the launch of Battlefronts latest release Armoured Fist. Join us as we celebrate with a day of activities from the New Zealand office...
12:30PM
Friday 6
Armoured Fist Live Launch
Armoured Fist

The British Army has the Italian-German armies in Africa caught in a vice, and are steadily screwing the jaws shut. The Eighth Army is advancing from El Alamein in the east, while the First Army fights its way through Tunisia from the west. Their armoured divisions combine the dash of fast, light tanks like the Honey and Crusader, with the power of the heavy Grant and Sherman. Their infantry divisions have some of the toughest riflemen in the world, backed up by thickly-armoured Churchill and Valentine tanks and massed artillery. Together, they make up a force that can defeat anything the enemy brings against them, a force that will destroy the Axis forces in Africa.

Today we are going to celebrate the release of Armoured Fist as the Studio takes a look at some of the new models, shares some thoughts on what excites them about the new book.

Stay tuned for more!

12:31PM
Friday 6
Armoured Fist is live on Digital
Rules
For those modern types who like their books in electronic form, Armoured Fist is available now on the Flames Of War Digital app.
Armoured Fist is live on Digital
12:32PM
Friday 6
Churchill Tank Deployed (Reminder)
Armoured Fist

The new Force diagrams in Armoured Fist allow players to field new Formations as well as all the older formations from Desert Rats. Rather than forcing players to dig through two books when building the army we decided to add the lists found in Desert Rats to Armoured Fist so players would have a complete set in one place.

Including these older lists in the book was a simple decision for us as it makes life easier for our players, but we also recognise that people have bought Desert Rats and have been using it for the past year. To thank our veterans of the desert when you purchase Armoured Fist just show the retailer your copy of Desert Rats, get our “Churchill Tanks Deployed” sticker added to the inside cover and receive a free Churchill Tank sprue. You now have your first Churchill tank so you can start building your North Irish Horse Churchill Armoured Squadron (or just a platoon).

1:02PM
Friday 6
Death Or Glory Boys with Casey
Armoured Fist

Years ago when we re-printed the first print run of Desert Rats I got super excited about the Death or Glory  Armoured Squadron. I thought the idea of a mixed company of Infantry tanks and fast cruiser gun-tanks was really interesting. At the time we also needed someone to paint an army to feature in book photos and battle-reports, so it was a perfect mix.

Armoured Fist Live Launch

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1:20PM
Friday 6
Know Your British - Lend Lease and Cruiser Tanks
 Armoured Fist
From British built Crusader tanks to American Lend Lease Grant and Honey tanks the British have what it takes to stop the Germans!
1:30PM
Friday 6
Know Your British - Infantry Tanks
 Armoured Fist
The backbone of the British Army has always been the good old rifleman. Supporting these brave soldiers is the job of the Infantry Tanks. These heavily armoured battleships of the desert can take anything the enemy can throw at them whilst dishing out enough firepower to suppress the enemy long enough for the infantry to close and finish the job with cold steel.
2:05PM
Friday 6
Churchill's Wall Of Steel with Chris
Armoured Fist

It probably comes as no surprise but there are plenty of good things about working for a gaming company, not least being surrounded by passionate gamers and hobbyists. The downside is that it takes a supreme amount of concentration and effort to not get swept up in the excitement that happens every time we work on a book.

Armoured Fist Live Launch

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2:30PM
Friday 6
Know Your British - Guns
 Armoured Fist
The British have a gun for every job, 6pdrs for killing medium tanks, 17pdrs for knocking out big cats, and the 25pdr for raining shells on enemy infantry. 
3:05PM
Friday 6
Churchill Assembly Guide
  Assembly
Chris shows us how to assemble the Churchill CS (2 pdr & 3-inch) and the Churchill III (6 pdr).
3:25PM
Friday 6
Know Your British - Recce
 Armoured Fist

The British Army understands the need to keep an eye on the German forces so keeps regular patrols ranging out across the desert to make sure they can spot the enemy first. Universal Carrier and Humber Scout Patrols keep friendly forces safe from blundering into the enemy. Featuring the following vehicles: Universal Carrier,
Humber, Daimler (2 pdr), Dingo

3:35PM
Friday 6
Know Your British - Aircraft
 Armoured Fist

Circling above the battlefield like Hawks looking for prey, Hurricane Tank Busters and Kitty Hawk Dive Bomber appear out of the clouds leaving a trail of destroyed tanks in their wake.

3:50PM
Friday 6
Valentine Assembly Guide
 Assembly

Chris shows us how to assemble the Valentine II (2pdr) Valentine III (2pdr) and Valentine VIII (6pdr).

4:05PM
Friday 6
From the Bocage to the Mountains of Tunisia with Phil
Armoured Fist

With the arrival of Armoured Fist, Phil has been tempted to do something hes thought about for a long time - paint up some Churchill tanks!

Armoured Fist Live Launch

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5:20PM
Friday 6
Desert Rats Assembly Guides
 

In case you missed these assembly guides from our Desert Rats live launch check them out now:

5:30PM
Friday 6
Brushing Off The Dust with Andrew
Armoured Fist

Andrew is excited for the release of Armoured Fist, as he gets to play one of his favourite mid-war armies Kingforce in V4. He painted an army over 11 years ago and now is going to go through the steps of cleaning it up and updating it to V4.

Armoured Fist Live Launch

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5:40PM
Friday 6
Know Your British - New Releases
 Armoured Fist

Over the course of the day we’ve shown off all the models that you can assemble and paint for Armoured Fist, veteran players might be thinking “just show me the new stuff” so we’ve taken just the new releases that are coming as part of Armoured Fist and condensed them into one highlights package. Enjoy. 

5:50PM
Friday 6
Priest Assembly Guide
 Assembly

Chris shows us how to assemble the Priest (105mm).

6:00PM
Friday 6
Signing Off!
Armoured Fist

Thanks for hanging out on the Flames Of War website today, we've enjoyed having you here! If you didn't manage to keep up with all the content as it came out don't worry we will keep it on the Flames Of War homepage all weekend so you can enjoy it at your leisure. We’ve also been playing around with a new 360 degree camera so if we can work out how to convert the files and upload it, we might add a little hobby time chat with Andrew, Chris, Mike and Wayne (something to look forward to on Monday our time).

In the meantime you can always check out the Armoured Fist landing page over at http://www.flamesofwar.com/ArmouredFist/ if you are looking for a little more reading material for the weekend.

We will see next time for the Team Yankee Free Nations launch!

Bonus
Armoured Fist - Hobby Time In The Studio (360 video)
 Armoured Fist

During the Armoured Fist live launch Chris, Wayne, Andrew and Mike sat down to do some hobby and talk about the new releases.


Last Updated On Monday, May 21, 2018 by Luke at Battlefront