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Flames Of War D-Day Boot Camp: Sunday

Flames Of War D-Day Boot Camp: Sunday

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

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Welcome to the final day of our Flames of War D-Day Boot Camp!

We’ve been joined by the guys from Battlefront for a weekend of gaming, recreating the battles around Normandy after D-Day.

The Boot Campers have got their armies built and on the table and already have a couple of games under their belts. The day will bring yet more epic clashes, and it looks as though Warren has something a bit different up his sleeve…

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

Today is your last chance to be in with a chance, so make sure to keep an eye out for more videos on hobbying, gaming, history, and tactics, and let us know what you think in the comments.

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Ask Battlefront In Today's Live Q&A!

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Today at 12:00pm BST, we will be joined live by Phil Yates and Wayne Turner from Battlefront to answer all your Flames of War and Team Yankee questions!

 

Ask Battlefront In Today's Live Q&A!

They’ll be telling us all about what’s in store for these great miniatures games in the coming days, including D-Day releases, the mid-war, and some exciting new pieces for Team Yankee.

Make sure to join us in the chat of the Live Stream on Twitch or here at OnTableTop.com to send in the questions you’ve been burning to ask.

Makes sure to leave a comment on any of today’s blog posts, as well as the Sunday Live Blog itself, for your chance to win.

What questions are you going to ask? 

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Taking A Look At The Colours Of War

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Justin sits down with John from Battlefront for a closer look at their Colours of War book.

Colours of War is the essential guide for painting your Flames of War miniatures. Not only do you get some useful painting tips, it also allows you to get the accurate uniforms and colour schemes for your historical armies.

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Boot Campers Get Gaming

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The Boot Campers have arrived and are all getting stuck into their day’s hobbying. Sundays are always the most relaxed day of the Boot Camp, and now everyone is ready to enjoy some games, or chill out with some painting and modelling.

Boot Campers Get Gaming
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Warren Brings The Pulp

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Warren could not resist the call of the pulp any further and has brought the forces of the alien Vril to bolster his German army once again.

Whose Tank Blew Up?!

Whose Tank Blew Up?!19 Comments
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Join Our Live Q&A With Battlefront!

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Our Live Q&A with Phil Yates and Wayne Turner is kicking off!

Check it out on our homepage or on our Twitch channel, and make sure to join in on the chat with your questions about Flames of War and Team Yankee.

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Big Four Of Late War - Wayne's Austrians

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Over at Battlefront’s Big Four Of Late War, Wayne Turner is fielding the German forces. Or, rather, the Austrians.

 

Big Four Of Late War - Wayne's Austrians

For his inspiration, Wayne turned to the history of the 2.Panzerdivision. This division moved its home barracks to Vienna after the German annexation of Austria, and was mostly made up of Austrians from that point.

The force later saw combat in Normandy, engaging with the British 50th Infantry and 7th Armoured Divisions.

You can find out more about this force and how Wayne is looking to theme his army around them over at the Big Four Of Late War page.

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Bob's Christens His Shermans

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Bob has been getting his tanks painted up this weekend and even went the extra step to name his American Sherman tanks.

Bob's Christens His Shermans
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Flames of War Late War Now available from the OnTableTop Store!

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Any Flying Saucers Killed Yet?

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We check in with Warren for a mid-game update on how his Flying Saucers are getting on.

How Do You Drive This Thing?!

How Do You Drive This Thing?!21 Comments
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Casey's Soviets Winter The Big Four Of Late War

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Battlefront’s Casey Davies is fielding the Soviets for Big Four of Late War and takes us through his plans for a winter tank army.

 

Casey's Soviets Winter The Big Four Of Late War

Casey has made quite a few Soviet armies in the past, but has yet to finish a force of winter tanks. This time though, he’s driving on ahead and ready to create an army that looks as though it has already weathered the worst that war has to throw at it.

 

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D-Day Armies On Parade

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The boot Campers have made great progress getting their Flames of War armies painted up and onto the table this weekend.

Gerry stops off with Martin, Wayne, and Bob to take a closer look at what they’ve been working on.

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Chatting With The Campers

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Everyone is relaxed and enjoying their last games of the weekend today. The Boot Camps are always a great opportunity to learn a game and hang out with the other wonderful gamers who share a love of tiny fighting men.

 

Chatting With The Campers
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Cracking Open The Soviet Starter Bundle

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Justin and Chris lift the lid on the Soviet Starter Bundle from Battlefront Miniatures.

For the Soviets, the answer is always “tanks”. What was the question? Doesn’t matter, it’s still tanks.

Nice Tree there, Sam

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Warren's Pulp Battle: End Game

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We return to find out how Warren’s game went. Is their a future for UFOs in the field of war?

Unfortunately, things did not go so well for the weird world war brigade. But that won’t stop them returning to the battlefield!

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Warren's UFOs Get Grounded

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After making a spectacular entrance this morning, Warren’s UFOs sadly ended up grounded.

Still, I doubt this will be their last flight. The Nachtwulf will return!

Warren's UFOs Get Grounded
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Flames of War Late War Now available from the OnTableTop Store!

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Boot Campers Share Their Thoughts On The Weekend

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Everyone’s been having a blast this weekend at the Flames of War D-Day Boot Camp.

John went around to find out how the Boot Campers has found this latest hobby weekend and what games they have been getting up to.

Happy Campers

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What's In The Box For The German Starter Force?

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Justin sits down again with Chris from Battlefront to take a look at the German starter force for Flames of War.

This Panzer Kampfgruppe provides you with plenty of options on the battlefield, combining plenty of armour with fast, mobile infantry supported by artillery. The set also sees them accompanied by the infamous Tiger tanks!

 

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The British Are Coming!

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The Boot Camp’s built British force rolls out onto the field of Flames of War.

The British Are Coming!
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What's In The Cards For Flames Of War Units

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Justin and Chris sit down one more time to take a look through the Flames of War Unit Card Packs.

These unit cards help you to keep track of every unit you have on the table, keeping an eye on stats, and building your army lists without having to constantly flick back and forth through the army books.

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OnTableTop . Flames of War D-Day Boot Camp . 7th - 9th June 2019 - What a Great Bunch

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Calling A Close To The Flames Of War D-Day Boot Camp

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That’s it for the Flames of War D-Day Boot Camp. It has been a fantastic weekend of building, painting, and, of course, gaming.

Thanks to everyone who came and took part, and to everyone who has been following our progress on the Live Blog too.

As we wrap up, it is important we take a moment to look back on the history of Normandy and what happened in a time where the world lost track of its sanity.

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Edward Hammond
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Edward Hammond

Let loose das panzer battalion

Chris Jensen
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Chris Jensen

You put on such an amazing event. As much fun as I had at home keeping up with the Blog and painting my models, I can’t imagine how much fun it must have been for the guys there.

dafthelmet85
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Learnt loads, great bootcamp to watch will make it over some day. Cheers all.

pschwag
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Just like in Normandy, everybody must get off the beach (well for you guys off the pub stool) and finish strong at the boot camp. I have enjoyed watching everyone have a great time and watching them learn, for some, a completely new game system. Another quality camp and some great videos.

lblunchboxlb
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Congrats on an awesome weekend everyone!

Dougal
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Dougal

Great event 🙂 I really enjoyed your video’s:)

maddgame
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Luftwaffe UFO’s FTW or … eh … WTF

khy0te
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Not sure where else to ask about this but, if you wanted to do a Canadian force would you just use the British organization charts and use different marking on the models?

torros
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As far as I am aware . Yes you do

oriskany
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@khy0te – there ARE differences between the Canadians and the British, depending on the exact era and general “command level.” Especially when it comes to vehicles. The biggest difference is the “Kangaroo” APC. Used by the Canadians, not really the British.

There are also slight differences in how Canadian companies, battalions, and regiments are plugged into larger structures like brigades and divisions.

I don’t know how serious or detailed you want to get. Ping me a PM if you need some additional details.

torros
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@khy0te
There you go. Always wait for the proper experts to come along

Tomasz
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Tomasz

I hope those UFOs have enough flammenwerfers… There’s never ‘too much flammenwerfers’ Hans. Never.

madgolem
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Thanks a lot guys for this awesome weekend!

Glenn Matthews
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Glenn Matthews

I’ve really enjoyed the weekend watching the videos. Charge guys, good luck

Ronan Truscott
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Ronan Truscott

Luftwaffe UFO’s are definitely a good join for taking out pesky shermans

lothor
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Really love the terrain and I really want to get into FoW. Good job guys!

firebuck
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Looks like a great event yet again. Wish I had been able to attend. Great job by everyone, very entertaining.

Floyd Bailey
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Floyd Bailey

I would love to win something.

Eric Garvue
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Eric Garvue

UFO’s and Nazis…perfect pulp game material.

coachjose59
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Play, play and play some more!

rokdok
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Cool event, thanks guys.

Dennis Cross
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I’m ordering some of those Unit Card Packs!

I really look forward to these Boot camp broadcasts. They such help me to introduce games to new players at conventions.

longshotte
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Late but still looking forward to watching all the videos.

WarHound67
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This looks like an awesome game !! … and NZ is just over the pond .. I need to find some Aussie suppliers and games groups toot sweet !!

zaknafein5
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It looks like they were having great fun.
Great starterset. I didn’t see anybody swapping their Germans for Americans or vise versa.
Hope next boot camp will be A Song Of Ice And Fire.
It would be great with all the different starter set s they are coming out with.

Nomad
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Nomad

Looking forward to get some of these minis 🙂

CoxJul
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Fortress Europe book and my German cards just arrived from Battlefront. Time to plan some lists and work out which of my many unbuilt/unpainted models I can spare for my Mid/Late Eastern Front and which I need to supplement my existing LW Western front lists.

More models always welcome though 😉

mtgamer
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Your boot camp ideas are terrific.