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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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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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Talking Tactics With Gerry and Justin

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Justin and Gerry get their tactic brains on to discuss what strategies the players might attempt on the tables today.

Between the different sorts of terrain available and the mix of forces, Gerry deconstructs how best to use the resources available to deliver that sweet sweet alpha strike Justin loves so much!

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Taking a Look at the Packed American Starter Bundle

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Justin sits down with Chris to look at the American Starter Force bundle from Battlefront Miniatures.

this box is jam-packed with Shermans and Stuart tanks but there is always room for some infantry in the box. The question remains as to how you might assemble this bundle out on the tabletop!

What do you think of the forces included in the American Starter Bundle?

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The Germans Show Off Their Gear

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Lewis has brought in some German reinforcements to talk about their gear.

The guys go in depth from head to toe on the equipment their wearing. Carl is from the 21st Panzer Division in the Normandy Campaign and Nelson is in Fallschirmjäger Regiment 6 from the Battle of Carentan.

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Warren Has A Warm Up Game With The Boot Campers

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Warren gets to show off the castle table he lovingly crafted for the boot camp.

The castle table lends itself to so many cinematic moments when rolling armies across it. The combination of high walls, hedgerows and buildings creates a dynamic space which Warren and Rob have been exploring in their game so far.

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Taking A Closer Look At The Fury Box Set

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Justin and Chris take a look at the Fury box set from Battlefront Miniatures.

Getting players stuck right into tank warfare the Fury box set is comprised of a Tiger tank, a StuG, an M10 and a couple of M4 Shermans for good measure. Just to make things even more accessible there are quick start booklets, terrain cards, unit cards and a set of dice so that players can set up a game quickly.

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An Epic Clash Across Factory Floors Is the Weekends Finest Hour

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Not content at waiting for the sherman tank to come out of hiding, our German player sent his tiger tank through two buildings to catch its prey.

An epic clash between two of our re-enactors has earned the finest hour achievement with both going home with a copy of Fury each. The back and forth took place amidst the ruin and rubble of factory floors and the streets surrounding them with the allied player coming out on top.

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Get A Great Start To Late War With The New Fortress Europe Book

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Justin and John from Battlefront Miniatures sit down to chat about their new book: Fortress Europe.

Detailing each of the major factions in the late war period of World War 2 the book provides the historical context for where the Flames of War miniatures are situated as well as delivering a great transition for players of the mid-war period.

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Allied Re-Enactors Show Off A Relic From History

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The Allied re-enactors get to show off their kit whilst I imagine the German re-enactors are off screen doing rude gestures.

John and Laura have put on their American uniforms to walk around the boot camp in style. Relics are also on show with a packet of cough drops from the 40s and a one-hundred-year-old BAR gun.

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A Box Set Literally Bursting With Tanks

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If you thought Battlefront Miniatures couldn’t possibly fit any more tanks in a box then you are spectacularly wrong!

Chris from Battlefront Miniatures takes Justin through the British Starter Force box set which includes Shermans, Churchill tanks and a Firefly for good measure.

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The First British Forces Have Landed On The Tabletop

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It’s been a busy weekend for the American and German forces but that has now all changed.

The British forces have gotten their first game on the go with Michael leading the charge across the farmlands of Normandy. And for his quick turnaround in terms of building his forces, he got to dive into the Battlefront Miniatures lucky dip basket for a juicy prize.

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The Conclusion to Warren and Rob's Marathon Game

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Gerry has been running from table to table all day helping people get to grips with Flames of War but he also checks in with Warren and Rob’s game.

Interestingly for Warren, he’s found that the tanks have followed the terrain built by the OTT crew, keeping to the roads and dirt tracks whilst the infantry have happily hopped over hedgerows and delivered surprise attacks to armoured divisions.

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Captain Alphastrike Takes Us Through His Soviet Gameplan

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Justin finally gets to bring out his Soviet force onto the tabletop for the boot camp.

He has a 50 point list custom made to do some destruction across the map. My only question is why he displays such hatred for train stations?

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maddgame
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The bootcamp looks awesome as always guys!

dwarvakeen40
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You guy’s rock! Thank you for the coverage of the event. I would have come but it’s to far away from where I live.

jimwesterfield
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Loyd’s debris and powder concoctions really set off the Caen table. Very Nice. Now a 20 pound sledge to a few areas to simulate carpet bombing and…

kbog
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I generally end up playing German Infantry Heavy armies (though I have a liking for 10th Panzer in North Africa).

blaeyn
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So, when are Dawn and Gianna hosting a boot camp in the Chicago-land area? I could definitely attend (even help with) one of those…and with a friend or 2 as well.

chrisjensen1975
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chrisjensen1975

Will there be rules for the flying bomb added in future books I wonder

jimwesterfield
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Can we get John a tanker Uniform?

rubbsalot
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Can i get FoW toys on the store from now on chaps? looks fab fun at the event.

dafthelmet85
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Gerry + Pearl Jam T shirt =Awesome

msenli
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I never played FoW, but would definitely play the Russian army, not much love for these guys these days.

chrisjensen1975
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chrisjensen1975

Bring on day 3……I’m ready.

lothor
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There’s so much new content that I’m forwarding getting more into FoW!

dougalfus
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dougalfus

Love this series of video’s so far. You really have got me interested to play 🙂

coachjose59
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I’m so excited for another day of flames of war boot camp!

generalhagan
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generalhagan

I love the look of version 4. I need to get involved with FOW and get some Americans to go play some games at my local shop.

jacko
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Thank you John …for being the voice of reason in all things ww2

doktormatt84
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The tables are stunning guys hat doffed to you all… one day I’ll make it over for a bootcamp

noyjatat
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Having celebrated my mum’s 70th yesterday it’s now time for some Saturday Boot Camp catch up.

pettert
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pettert

Man! Loving this! Will have to look at it in detail tonight!

rtruscott98
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rtruscott98

I knew Warren would bring out some cool and wacky stuff at some point!

goatberger
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Catching up on Days 2 and 3. Thanks for the posts!

andre77
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Big thanks vr this 2nd day. Will now try to catch up on today.

thump3r
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thump3r

Watch the falling debris from those buildings they could ruin the paint job.

darkdanegan
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Day 2 is the meat of the bootcamp – such a variety of stuff going on and loads of chat and laughter – the coverage really brings that across!

pschwag
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I love the new kits and how they are making getting started and increasing your forces so much easier. I miss the metal tanks, but in no way to I miss the metal soldiers. The new kits are so much easier to build and paint. Way to go Flames of War.