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Flames Of War D-Day Boot Camp: Friday

Flames Of War D-Day Boot Camp: Friday

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Come and join us for an awesome weekend of content as we're hanging out with the Battlefront Miniatures team and our community members as we get stuck into Flames Of War to commemorate D-Day.

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Comment on any of the blog posts every day for your chance to win one of three Flames of War bundles made up of the Hit The Beach box set, Fortress Europe, and Colours of War.

We've got lots of awesome content lined up over the weekend including hobby videos, interviews, history lessons and of course plenty of gameplay and action from the Boot Camp itself.

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Flames Of War D-Day Day One Draws To A Close

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That’s it for Day One of the Flames of War D-Day Boot Camp. Even as we finish up, people are still feverishly hobbying to get their armies ready.

Make sure to come back tomorrow to see how the Boot Campers get on in their games of Flames of War, and remember to leave a comment for your chance to win one of three Flames of War Bundles.

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The Americans Are Coming With Victor's Big Four Of Late War

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Over at Battlefront’s Big Four Of Late War, Victor Pesch has sided with the Americans.

 

The Americans Are Coming With Victor's Big Four Of Late War

Victor decided to go for the Americans for the simple reason that he has not made an army of them before! Plus, it gives him a chance for lots of lots of Shermans.

You can read more about his army plans over at Big Four Of Late War.

The Americans Are Coming With Victor's Big Four Of Late War
The Americans Are Coming With Victor's Big Four Of Late War
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Gerry Meets The Boot Camp Minions

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We’ve got some Young Bloods at this Flames of War D-Day Boot Camp and Gerry has been taking them through basic training.

Lloyd stops by to see how their getting on with building their armies and getting stuck into their first games.

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Warren Gets Priming With Part 3 Of His Painting

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Warren has got his tanks built and that means it’s time to give them some colour too.

Having “borrowed” Justin’s pizza box, Warren and some of the others have chipped in for a primer to get the proper colour for his German machines of war.

I Spy...

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We Return To Warren's Airbrushing

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We come back to find out how Warren’s doing with his airbrushing and he looks ready for his very own 3 Colours Up.

Warren is adding a zenith to his miniatures, using the airbrush to add some texture and shade to these 15mm miniatures.

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It's Painting Time!

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With their armies assembled, many of the Boot Campers are taking the next stage to get their Flames of War armies ready for war by adding some paint.

Already, we’re starting to see some cool things going on with these, including the beginning of some nice basing effects.

It's Painting Time!
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Flames of War Late War Now available from the OnTableTop Store!

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Feel inspired to get into Flames of War? Then grab one of the latest starter sets available from our web store:

http://bit.ly/Flames-of-War-OnTableTop-Store

Flames of War Late War Now available from the OnTableTop Store!
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Warren's Germans Get Some Colour

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Warren has been hobbying up a storm, and has even made a start to adding some colour to his German army.

Having had a thought on what colours will work best for these tiny fighting figures, Warren whips out his air brush and gets stuck into painting.

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Catching Up With Boot Campers

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We stop off for a chat with Boot Campers Martin and Stefan, to find out how they’re getting on with the Flames of War boot camp.

Martin has been getting to grips with the 15mm scale figures, while Stefan has his eye on some of the fantastic gaming tables for his first game.

Chris Shares His Inspiration For Big Four Of Late War

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Over on Battlefront’s Big Four Of Late War, Chris shares some of the inspiration behind his force of WWII Brits.

 

Chris Shares His Inspiration For Big Four Of Late War

Chris draws on his favourite WWII movies, such as A Bridge Too Far, for his motivation, and turns to the pages of Colours of War for some tips on creating an army he can be proud of.

You can read his full article over at Big Four Of Late War.

Afternoon Tea

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Interview - Chris Townley Talks Big Four Of Late War

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With the release of Fortress Europe and D-Day Books Chris and the lead heads of Battlefront are planning to dedicate four whole years of their time creating army lists and traveling a similar journey with their customers.

Follow along the journey of the Big Four of Late-War

This will be like  a Tale of four Gamers that viewers may have seen in the past, however this is an epic journey spanning years of content. Commiting four years of army will consist of Victor fielding the American Army, Wayne who’s building the German army, Casey who’s well known in the office for Soviet Armies and Chris on the British forces.

As John is the resident British builder, he’ll to be judging with scrutiny what Chris will be building in his forces.

Join them on a daily basis for the Big Four on Instagram here

Are you willing to join a Four Year game plan?

 

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First Time Flames Of War

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Some of our Boot Campers already have their armies out on the table and are preparing to get stuck in to their first game of Flames of War.

Gerry takes these new recruits through their paces on the gaming table.

First Time Flames Of War
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We Spot Some Spot Prizes

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The guys from Battlefront have brought with them some special objective markers to give away as Spot Prizes to the Boot Campers.

Justin chats with Battlefront’s Chris to find out what must be done to win these coveted prizes, the first of which has already been claimed!

What's In The Box, Justin?

What's In The Box, Justin?27 Comments

Warren's Basing Tips

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All your base are belong to Warren!

Warren takes a moment from happily building up his Flames of War armies to share some of his tips on basing.

Delve Into The Big Four Of Late War

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The guys over at Battlefront are also delving into Flames of War in a big way, as they recently launched their Big Four Of Late War project.

Delve Into The Big Four Of Late War

“On June 6, 1944, thousands of men were nervously waiting in landing craft, transport aircraft and bunkers as the fate of the world rested on their shoulders. The liberation of Europe was about to begin.

75 years later, across the world, thousands of gamers are preparing to embark on a journey of their own as Flames Of War returns to Late War. Starting with Fortress Europe and the D-Day series of books Battlefront will spend the next four years extensively covering the fighting in Europe through 1944 to 1945.”

Battlefront’s very own Big Four, Chris Townley, Wayne Turner, Victor Pesch, and Casey Davies, are all starting their own force and will be building it up in the hope of claiming victory.

We’ll be keeping an eye on this over the weekend and you can find out more in this Introduction to the Journey.

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Meet The Boot Campers! - Time To Get Hobbying

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There are plenty of Boot Campers here this weekend, including a few first timers who are ready for their very first experience of Flames of War.

John talked to a couple of them to see how they’re getting on, as well as Warren who is returning once again to the fields of WWII.

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Flames of War Late War Now available from the OnTableTop Store!

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Warren And Gerry Assemble The Troops

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Warren and Gerry are getting stuck into some hobbying themselves, as they crack open their own copies of Hit The Beach.

Warren has even brought out his portable hobby station, and is looking forward to bringing all his new basing expertise to bear on these Flames of War minis.

Warren And Gerry Assemble The Troops
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Lewis Gears US Up On The SS Panzer Grenadier Division's Gear

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Lewis has come to the Boot Camp in the uniform of a Rottenführer of the 12th SS Panzer Grenadier Division, and took some time to introduce us all to all of the gear these soldiers carried into battle.

 

Boot Campers Grab Their Gear To Hit The Beach

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Boot Campers Prepare For War!

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The Boot Campers are arriving and everyone is already getting stuck into their building their armies.

The Hit The Beach Box comes with two complete forces; one for the Germans and one for the Americans. This means there are plenty of models for everyone to get hobbying.

Boot Campers Prepare For War!
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Flames of War D-Day Boot Camp - WIN Prizes This Weekend!

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We’ve got some awesome prizes up for grabs this weekend as Battlefront have prepared three epic Flames of War Bundles.

Comment on any of the blog posts everyday for your chance to win the Hit The Beach box set, Fortress Europe, and Colours of War.

Flames of War D-Day Boot Camp - WIN Prizes This Weekend!

ONE bundle will be given away every day and you can get your chance to win one by commenting on the main Live Blog AND on the Blog Posts themselves.

Winners will be announced on our Claim A Prize page.

Which side will you play as?

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Welcome To The Flames Of War D-Day Boot Camp!

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Welcome one and all to the first day of the Flames of War D-Day Boot Camp!

We’re joined by the guys from Battlefront, as well as a host of eager hobbyists, to get stuck into the battles in Normandy. Over the weekend, everyone is building their armies, giving them a splash of colour, before heading to the gaming tables to play some Flames of War.

Prizes To Be Won!

If you couldn’t make it to the Boot Camp, don’t worry as there are some awesome prizes up for anyone commenting on our Live Blog coverage. Leave us a comment either on the main Blog or any of the blog posts everyday for your chance to win one of three Flames of War Bundles.

 

Welcome To The Flames Of War D-Day Boot Camp!

Make sure to keep an eye on the live blog to find out more about Flames of War, as well as delving further into this history of this period in WWII.

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sundancer
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you guys look like kids in a toy store… XD

tankkommander
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Can we get an unboxing for Fury and maybe a play through. Interested to see if this is a viable tank only game with a bit more depth that Tanks skirmish game.

avernos
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Fury isn’t a separate game, it’s just a Flames of War starter set with only tanks in it

chaingun
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Looking forward to this after seeing the vlogs of the table setups. For me, I would pick the German force and once they are done I’d move onto the British.

Have a good weekend boot campers 👍

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Sooooo jealous of this event! The table look amazing! The game looks amazing! No one in the states is doing anything like this. Would love to be there. Have a great time, guys! Looking forward to the video updates!

buggeroff
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Looking forward to his one

antiquitas
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Have a great Boot Camp! I shall enjoy following all the fun and games this weekend.

mbbelius
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Looking so so sweet!! Gutted couldn’t make this one. Make sure Biffens Bridge is secured 😊 Have a great weekend all

chrisjensen1975
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The Hit the Beach starter set is such a great value. The unit cards since the start of version 4 have been such a great addition. Your YouTube videos are great

blaeyn
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That photo of Gerry and the noobies is missing a riding crop firmly in hand and arm pit.

torros
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Hopefully he doesn’t get flashbacks of his GW days

khy0te
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Looking forward to watching the uniform break downs, those an very interesting IMO.

djevak
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Was waiting for this! Sure would love to win o né of those kits!!! Good luck to all of us, and a good Bootcamp!

roboute73
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Great coverage so far – looking forward to seeing those tables getting used!

brochtree
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I need to manage to get to one of these boot camps at some point. So Jealous.

tomd
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You guys got me motivated into some more hobby this weekend. Awesome content keep up the great work.

rokdok
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Another big weekend. Excellent!

hazyboy75
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Gutted I couldn’t make this one, have fun all!

mattcapp112
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mattcapp112

How did everyone make out today? Is tomorrow when hen gaming starts?

avernos
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got a few games in last night, but yes gaming proper today

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goroxx

Fun event, got some basing and painting tips. Looking forward to a video of a battle or two.

lblunchboxlb
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These bootcamp weekends are amazing! And now that my wife got hired on by a major airline, I might actually have a chance to fly across the pond for a visit!

coachjose59
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I’ve been waiting for this, show me everything! Well not everything, get your mind out of the gutter warren!

aztecjaguar
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Wow! So much content to enjoy – looks like another totally awesome Bootcamp.

Really like the Graphic Design of the new Late War Flames of War range of books and model packaging.

jmhammer90
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jmhammer90

I always wanted to play a dday scenario I used to do the assault with the axis and allies miniature game

rubbsalot
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Im loving the enthusiasm, great to see young bloods entering the hobby too.

sworbin
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Looks the bizz bring it on

shoop77
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Have a cracking weekend of gaming and hobby everybody, the tables look epic…even though I never played FoW until now, the three different new bundels look very tempting.