Avanti Live Launch
The 9th of February marks the launch of Battlefronts latest release Avanti join us as we celebrate with a day of activities from the New Zealand office...
01:40PM
Friday 9
Avanti Live Launch
Avanti

The Italians learned about modern warfare the hard way in 1940. Now they are back, showing the world what the Italian soldier can do. Tough, determined, skilled, and aggressive veterans, the Italians broke through the British Gazala Line to save the trapped German Afrika Korps, held the line at El Alamein, and opened the way at Kasserine Pass, before holding up the American offensive at El Guettar. Fight or die for the new Roman Empire!

Today we are going to celebrate the release of Avanti as the Studio takes a look at some of the new models, shares some thoughts on what excites them about the new book, as well as getting some figures out to play another of our live Battle Reports straight from the NZ Offices.

Stay tuned for more. Avanti!

1:40PM
Friday 9
Know Your Italians - Armour
Italian
The Italian army may not have been known for their heavy tanks but the armour they did have provided much needed support to the infantry. In this video we take a look at the M14/41 medium tank, Semovente assault gun, AB41 armoured car and the L6/40 light tank.
1:40PM
Friday 9
Avanti is live on Digital
Rules
For those modern types who like their books in electronic form, Avanti is available now on the Flames Of War Digital app.
Avanti is live on Digital
2:00PM
Friday 9
Know Your Italians - AA and Aircraft
Italian

It is hard to think about the North African campaign without thinking of the RAF and Luftwaffe flying above the sand, duelling it out. The army knew that they needed their own anti-aircraft assets and could pick from a heavy 90mm or the lighter 20mm cannon. You shouldn’t discount the efforts of the CR.42 Falco flown by the Regia Aeronautica.

In this video we take a look at the odd looking 90mm gun on the Lancia truck, the 20mm Autocannone and the CR.42 Falco biplane.

2:30PM
Friday 9
M14/41 Assembly Guide
Hobby

The M14/41 medium tank was a mainstay of the Italian forces in North Africa during the Mid War period. Today Chris takes a look at how simple it is to assemble this new plastic kit. 

2:45PM
Friday 9
Wayne Converts His Early-war Italians For Avanti
Avanti
A couple of Panzerschreck tournaments ago Wayne painted 900 points of Early-war Italians to partner up travelling buddy Victor’s German Panzers. With the release of Avanti for Mid-war Wayne thought he take the opportunity to update this force from 1940 to 1942.
Wayne Converts His Early-war Italians For Avanti
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3:00PM
Friday 9
Know Your Italians - Infantry
Italian

What the tanks take, the infantry hold and the Italian army has some great options for players to field.

In this video we take a look at the Bersaglieri Weapons Platoon with a weapon for every option, the large Bersaglieri Rifle Platoon, the MG and Mortar Platoon options that commanders can bring with a mix of fast firing Brixia light mortars, the traditional 81mm mortar (the infantryman’s friend), the Breda MG Platoon, and finally the Assault Engineer Platoon with a mix of infantry, Brixia mortars and Flame throwers.

3:30PM
Friday 9
Semovente Assembly Guide
Hobby

The Italian Semovente Assault Gun brought much needed firepower to the battlefields of North Africa and by the end of the war significant numbers were fielded across the entire Italian army. Today Chris takes a look at how simple it is to assemble this new plastic kit. 

4:15PM
Friday 9
Avanti Live Game
Game
Watch as Phils Desert Rats take on Andrews force from Avanti live from the Battlefront New Zealand office. 
Avanti Live Game
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4:30PM
Friday 9
Know Your Italians - Guns
Italian

The Italian army was supported by some of the best gun crews of any army in World War II and were equipped with a mix of weapons to complete any task from small anti-tank guns to massive anti-aircraft guns.

In this video we take a look at the dreaded 88, the heavy 100mm howitzer and the light 47mm man portable anti-tank gun. 

5:00PM
Friday 9
Mike’s Chi-taliansi
Avanti

There is no escaping the pull of the Italian army and we have Mike Haught (fresh off his work on ‘Nam) going back in time to revisit his Italian army that he built back in the V1 days, and building a new one for Avanti.

Mike’s Chi-taliansi
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5:27PM
Friday 9
Casey's US Fighting First Progress
Hobby

Casey has been busy working on all sorts of projects over the past year so rather than diving into another one he is taking the opportunity to progress his Fighting First Americans.

Casey's US Fighting First Progress
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5:41PM
Friday 9
Closing Thoughts
Avanti

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 plastered across the homepage all weekend so you can enjoy it at your leisure.

See you next time... AVANTI!

Avanti


Last Updated On Sunday, February 11, 2018 by Chris at Battlefront