April 12, 2018 by brennon
Flames Of War welcomes some new tanks, assorted vehicles and plastic troopers to help fight alongside the British during the desert conflict of World War II. We start with the Valentine Armoured Troop, now in plastic.
The Valentine was designed as a lighter alternative to the Matilda and was decidedly faster with sometimes even heavier armour! These tanks were tough and could continue fighting through terrible terrain and against pretty much whatever the Axis could throw at them.
Of course, all tanks need some support and that’s where the Priest Field Troop comes in here with their big 105mm guns on the backs of their hulls.
This was actually an American vehicle, to begin with, but found itself in the service of the British where it earned its nickname of Priest.
Rushing around the battlefield you’ll also find the Daimler Armoured Car.
These armoured cars were, much like with the Valentine above, a match for their opposite number within the German and Italian army and could hold their own on their scouting missions. You even get yourself a Dingo which would have been racing around on the sands looking for trouble and reporting back on enemy movements.
As well as all of this mobile weaponry you have the core of any army, the infantry. You are now able to pick up a very nice looking Rifle Platoon in plastic with a number of different options for weapons.
Submachine guns, rifles, longer ranged rifles and pistols are all part of the mix as the infantry charge across the battlefield looking to take down the enemy and secure vital positions.
You also have the 3-Inch Mortar Platoon which will provide you with some covering fire as you advance.
It’s nice to see Battlefront expand on their range of options in plastic as they make sure to avoid the big-head syndrome we’ve seen crop up from some of the metals in the past.
What do you think of their new releases for April?
"These tanks were tough and could continue fighting through terrible terrain and against pretty much whatever the Axis could throw at them..."