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Flames Of War D-Day Boot Camp: Saturday

Flames Of War D-Day Boot Camp: Saturday

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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 here 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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Welcome to Day Two of the Flames of War D-Day Boot Camp

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It’s time for day two of our Flames of War D-Day Boot Camp and the excitement is building!

Battlefront Miniatures have joined us for the weekend as our group of hobbyists and wargamers build their armies and face off on the tabletop. If you comment on any one of the blog posts every day you will be in with a chance to win the Hit The Beach box set, Fortress Europe, and Colours of War. This morning our boot campers are putting the finishing touches on their armies before bringing to the tables for some epic clashes. And Battlefront Miniatures were kind enough to give all our boot campers a copy of Fortress Europe and a pack of unit cards for each faction!

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There are plenty of prizes to be won this weekend so don’t worry if you couldn’t make it in person. We have the Hit the Beach box set to give away alongside the Fortress Europe and Colours of War books. So if you want to be in with a chance to win these amazing prizes then comment down below on any of the blog posts.

Welcome to Day Two of the Flames of War D-Day Boot Camp

Keep an eye on the live blog all of today as we have tonnes of content with re-enactors, unboxings, and tactic chats.

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Flames of War D-Day Boot Camp - Be In With A Chance to Win Big Prizes!

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For this very special boot camp weekend, Battlefront Miniatures have prepared three Flames of War Bundles.

If you comment on any one of the blog posts every day you will be in with a chance to win the Hit The Beach box set, Fortress Europe, and Colours of War.

Flames of War D-Day Boot Camp - Be In With A Chance to Win Big Prizes!

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.

What side do you want to roll out on the table?

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Some Last Minute Prep For The Boot Camp Armies

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Some of our boot campers were in first thing this morning to add all of the delightful details to their armies.

The energy is electric in the hobby hall as our hobbyists are gearing up for a big day of wargaming!

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Justin takes a look at the packed Hit the Beach Box Set

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Justin is joined by Chris from Battlefront Miniatures to talk about what’s found in the Hit the Beach box set.

the box set is packed with two full forces for you and a friend to roll out on the table. But in addition to all the tanks and infantry, it comes with all the player aids, instruction manuals, and dice so that you can get a game up and running as soon as possible.

Which force would you like to run on the tabletop?

He's Behind You...

He's Behind You...18 Comments
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Armies Are Getting Battle Ready On The Tabletop

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Some of the boot campers are chomping at the bit to get their forces on the table for some practice games!

The Hit the Beach starter sets are looking great on our tables as Bob and Kacper line up for a practice game on one of the tables. but across the hobby hall we have one or two tank platoons inching their way to deployment lines!

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The Big Four of Late War Article Series - The Americans

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The team over at Battlefront Miniatures have been working hard on an article series which covers the four main nations of the late war period in World War 2. One of their four contributors to the blog series is Victor Pesch who is looking at the American forces.

The Big Four of Late War Article Series - The Americans

“Victor “el Presidente” Pesch is the ring leader of Big Four, having come up with the entire concept of embarking on the Journey alongside our players. Known in the Studio for his painting prowess he spends his days wrangling Photoshop and InDesign working as a Graphic Designer, whilst his nights are spent working on whatever new project takes his fancy. He has his eyes set on an American force filled with Sherman tanks. For now…”

You can follow Victor’s progress with the American forces here.

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German Re-Enactors Looking Great

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The German forces have called in reinforcements as Lewis leads a group of infantry at the Boot Camp today.

Luckily John and Laura are floating around to provide a counterbalance to the German threat as they are suited and booted in their finest American uniforms.

The Re-Enactors Are Getting In On The Action

The Re-Enactors Are Getting In On The Action10 Comments
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Calm Before The Storm

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The boot campers are starting to bring their forces to the tabletop for some demo games before the fray begins in earnest.

Gerry and Chris are floating from table to table taking people through the ruleset of Flames of War 4th Edition.

Calm Before The Storm

Desperado Is Entering The Fray

Desperado Is Entering The Fray14 Comments
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Shots Fired Across The Tables!

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Tanks crashing through walls. Four tank kills with four shots. And overkill of the weekend.

The demo games that folks are running have been packed with cinematic moments and impossible rolls. Some of these incredible feats are probably due a prize or two…

Shots Fired Across The Tables!

The Enemy Looming Large Across The Courtyard

The Enemy Looming Large Across The Courtyard14 Comments

Give Buttercups A Chance

Give Buttercups A Chance13 Comments
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Gerry Goes Trigger Happy With the Overkill Prize

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At the same time as the finest hour achievement was being awarded, something spectacular was happening on another table…

Gerry fills us in on a ridiculous moment where Alex managed to get four tank kills with four shots. This prompted an instant retaliation on a poor infantry unit from Dave who unloaded every weapon he had on it. Both were rewarded with a prize from the lucky dip basket generously provided by Battlefront Miniatures.

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Martin The Perfectionist Takes His Time Building & Painting His Force

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There are some who concentrate on just building and rolling their forces across the table as soon as they can. But Martin likes to concentrate on the details.

Not content with a quick primer spray, Martin has focused on adding little bits of detail across his force. The bases have lovely tufts of grass sprouting around ankles and treads alike. He might even get a game in before everyone heads to the pub…

Martin The Perfectionist Takes His Time Building & Painting His Force

More From Bob's Family Of Tanks

More From Bob's Family Of Tanks15 Comments
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Post Lunch Warfare To Settle The Stomach

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What’s better after a hearty meal down at the pub for lunch? Obviously, it’s more 4th edition Flames of War!

Everyone has returned from a break to refuel to get the tanks back on the table for more Flames of War. We have British and Soviet forces rolling on the table now and the hobby hall is in full wargaming flow!

Post Lunch Warfare To Settle The Stomach

Sweet Loot In The Flames Of War Lucky Dip

Sweet Loot In The Flames Of War Lucky Dip15 Comments
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OTT Merch Spotted In The Wild At The Flames Of War Boot Camp

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The boot campers have been eyeing up the wonderful OTT merchandise made by Annie from Cosy Dice.

Not only are there OnTableTop dice bags, satchels and patches, but the elusive Cult of Games has spread its influence in the form of dice bags and patches also!

OTT Merch Spotted In The Wild At The Flames Of War Boot Camp

Something Tells Me These Lads Aren't Heading To Mass In The Morning

Something Tells Me These Lads Aren't Heading To Mass In The Morning13 Comments
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A Battle Royale Approaches...

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On the back two tables where the industrial section of a city that has been left to crumble: chaos brews.

One of the Battlefront Miniatures masterminds Chris is coming up with a group participation game where everyone at the boot camp can jump in with their tanks. The city has already felt the force of tank shells blasting through refineries and houses, can it take anymore?

A Battle Royale Approaches...
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Battlefront Brings Tanks To The Battle Royale

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Ohhhhhh this one is going to be pretty exciting!! Chris from Battlefront Miniatures has devised a 30 minute Battle Royale mode for Flames of War.

Gerry finds out what the limits are for deployment and how long players will have to wait to respawn in. It looks as if most players from the boot camp are looking to get in on this one and I don’t blame them!

And So The Most Chaotic Flames Of War Game Ever Took Place...

And So The Most Chaotic Flames Of War Game Ever Took Place...13 Comments
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A Quick Look At The Carnage Of The Flames Of War Battle Royale

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It’s one thing to see the preparation and plans for this game and another thing entirely to see the aftermath.

Alliances were forged, tanks were destroyed and knives placed firmly in between shoulder blades. Here are just a few pictures of the carnage that unfolded throughout the game.

A Quick Look At The Carnage Of The Flames Of War Battle Royale
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That's It For Day Two Of The Flames Of War D-Day Boot Camp

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It has been a massive day of wargaming friends. We’ve had a wonderful time seeing the boot campers put the finishing touches on their armies and then bring them all to the table in games throughout the day.

The tables really stood out today for the tactical depth and their aesthetic splendour! If you want to take a quick tour through how they came together then check out the video below where Warren and Lloyd take you through the tables.

And be sure to come back tomorrow when we have another day of live blogging, delivering even more Flames of War D-Day boot camp glory! And make sure to comment on the live blogs so you can be in with a chance to win one of three Flames of War bundles!

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lawnor
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I’m curious if the FoW stuff is a permenant addition to the store, or just a bootcamp weekend thing. Are you finally getting non-GW stock?

templar007
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Good question!

chrisjensen1975
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chrisjensen1975

I wish there was a place like this close to where I live. You guys rock

chrisjensen1975
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chrisjensen1975

Since version 4 has come out Battlefront has really put out some great stuff. The Boot Camp stuff has been great. Thanks

passimalo
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Fantastic the weekend has begun… Hope to see a video from the tables overview.. they are looking fabulous.. Have fun guys and i will follow it from behind the pc 🙂

eaglex11
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All the stronk Soviet armour.

rtruscott98
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rtruscott98

Can’t wait to see those armies on the table! Especially on the city table

brucelea
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Bring it on!

Going to be doing a bit of Panzer Leader with@oriskany and @damon today as we were all unable to make it this time.

We’ll all be tuning in to keep up with everything that’s going on today.

oriskany
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All too true, @brucelea . 😀 We’ll be recreating the landings on Gold Beach (“Jig” sector) with 1st Hampshires and 1st Dorsets, Sherwood Rangers (DD Shermans), 82nd Assault Squadron Royal Engineers, Sherman “Crabs” of the Westminster Dragoons, 2nd Devonshire in the second wave along with 47th Royal Marine Commandos.

They’ll be resisted by elements of
1) Grenadier Rgt 916 / 352 Infantry Division (backed up by 352’s Artillery)
2) Ost Battalion 441, Inf Regiment 726, 716th Static Infantry Division (+ elements 1,716th Arty Rgt).

https://www.beastsofwar.com/project/1303724/

Also keeping up with the gamers, hobbyists and especially reenactors at the Boot Camp! Awesome work so far EVERYONE! 😀 😀 😀

flatbattery
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The weather is poo today, so I won’t be forced to do outside stuff. Roll on the Boot Camp.

tankkommander
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What camo pattern with Warren paint on his tanks?

zaknafein5
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I love that city table.
I have to get my brother to print out a load of buildings for me.
Would be great to play on it.

eviljon
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Those tables are awesome.

djevak
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Looking forward to see a few battle reports! Always someting to learn!

avgvst
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avgvst

What changed in FoW? I have not played in awhile…

adrian1914
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adrian1914

Can you guys give us a few example builds for LW armies for us people who still don;t have Fortress Europe?

dreadlorddon
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dreadlorddon

Are the game rules divided by timeline? This content seems geared specifically towards Late War, is that dictated by the rulebook or jus the American presence and the theming of the starters on DDay?

templar007
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There are early and late war rulebooks.

brochtree
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Wish i could get others to play Flames of War at my local club. I really wanna do a British Rifle Company with all those lovely toys (WASP anyone?).

lblunchboxlb
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Can’t wait to see the battle reports!

ghent99
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Hope everyone is having fun

chrisjensen1975
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chrisjensen1975

So much great content so far today.

rokdok
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Great tables, great battles.

gravitysshadow
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gravitysshadow

Ugh. Still can’t decide. Flames of war OR Bolt action.

darthpaul50
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Any chance seeing a “demo” game of FOW4? Watching Warren take on Justin in Normandy would be a blast😬😬😀

lordfodoom
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lordfodoom

can’t wait to see the game on the big table.

chrisjensen1975
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chrisjensen1975

I’m waiting to see what other bundles will be coming in the near future. Some of the older stuff had some huge box sets.

roboute73
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Loving the live blog today, loads of interesting content.

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