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Flames Of War In The Pacific: Battlefront Launch Blog

Flames Of War In The Pacific: Battlefront Launch Blog

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Battlefront are going to be joining us from Friday 8th of April to Wednesday 13th for an introduction to Flames Of War In The Pacific. Two new books are on the way for the US (Gung Ho) and the Japanese (Banzai) allowing you to fight out their island hopping engagements.

Americans

So what's on the cards from Battlefront for you to enjoy on the run up to the launch of these new books and miniatures?

Japanese

They're going to be delving into the painting of your forces, the history of the conflict, showing off some of their own armies from the team and much more.

Competition

Those who comment can also find themselves in with the chance of winning ONE of SEVEN different sets of Gung Ho & Banzai Books signed by the Studio Team! To clarify then; there will be seven different winners each getting a pair of books from the Battlefront studio. Pretty awesome right?!

Stay tuned to get involved and have your say about the Pacific. Tell us how you're going to be attempting new tabletops, new armies and join in!

What are you looking forward to most?

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Prepare For Island Hopping!

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Battlefront are going to be joining us from Friday 8th of April to Wednesday 13th for an introduction to Flames Of War In The Pacific. Two new books are on the way for the US (Gung Ho) and the Japanese (Banzai) allowing you to fight out their island hopping engagements.

Prepare For Island Hopping!

Welcome To The Pacific

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Chris tells you all about what we have in store for the Pacific Launch Week.

The Pacific – Peleliu Beach Landing

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For some Pacific inspiration, check out this documentary about the Peleliu Beach Landing on September 15 1944...

Know Your American Armour & Aircraft

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We take a look at the fighting machines available to the US Marine Corps in the Pacific campaign, including both the real-world details of each vehicle and its Flames Of War game stats in Gung-Ho.

See more of Pacific Launch Week Here and follow along!

Know Your Japanese Armour & Aircraft

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We check out the tanks and planes used by the Japanese Forces in the Pacific campaign, including both the real-world details of each vehicle and its game stats in Flames Of War.

The Tank Battles of the Pacific

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The 'Tank Battles of the Pacific' episode of the History Television series 'Greatest Tank Battles' uses CGI recreations to show the role played by US Marine tanks in the Pacific Campaign against fanatical Japanese forces defending the islands of Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

Painting a US Marine

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Battlefront studio painter Aaron Te Hira-Mathie demonstrates how to paint a US Marine from Gung-Ho.

Painting Japanese Infantry

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Aaron shows you how he paints Japanese Infantry from Banzai.

Battle of Tarawa

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The Battle of Tarawa was fought from November 20-23, 1943. Tarawa was the most fortified atoll US forces would invade during the Pacific Campaign. Previous landings met little or no initial resistance, but this time the 4500 Japanese defenders were well-prepared, and they fought almost to the last man, exacting a heavy toll on the United States Marine Corps. More than 1000 US troops were killed in action and some 2000 were wounded in only three days of fighting at Tarawa.

Building a Pacific Table

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Phil and Andrew are recording a video battle report playing the Island Landing mission from Gung-Ho. That needs an island battlefield, so James set one up using the new Pacific Beach Landing Mats.

Battle Report - Behind the scenes

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We're busily working on a battle report, with Andrew and Phil playing the Island Landing mission from Gung-Ho. Filming and editing battle reports is always a time-consuming business, but we're hoping to share the finished video with you tomorrow.

Battle Report - Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes of a Battle Report

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We're busily working on a battle report, with Andrew and Phil playing the Island Landing mission from Gung-Ho. Filming and editing battle reports is always a time-consuming business, but we're hoping to share the finished video soon.

Behind the scenes of a Battle Report

Island Landing Battle Report - Part 1

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Phil's Japanese Hohei Chutai infantry company defend against Andrew's Marine Rifle Company in the Island Landing mission from page 22 of Gung-Ho.

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wcywing
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Looking forward to using the new models

recce103c
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Great Coverage so far, I look forward to future “earlier Pacific War” coverage (currently working on the 1941 /1942 KNIL list of Netherlands Forces in the Pacific)

alexmarine
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Me too, I would really like a coverage of the early pacific war in FoW, maybe we should just wait, afterall it’s a completaly new period and they have tons of possibility…. Australian and New Zeland forces, expanding the period to encompass the war in mainland China, etc…

sodanjumala
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Actually you can use Pacific books in EW set up if you use PW points but you have to take account what was actually there.

rowdycanadian
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Pretty excited to play a marine rifle company. There’s not many guys near base who are into flames of war, but I feel like the pacific is going the change that.

sherman2c
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Been using Command Decision minis and Michael Millers 2005/2006 list to do Tarawa and other battles for awhile. Looking forward to seeing how FoW handles this period.

mitchland
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All I have to do to enter is leave a comment? Sounds good to me!

bruce9651
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Love The Pacific.

vapian
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I sense a ‘HBO The Pacfic’ themed force crying out to be started. The conversions alone would be awesome for the Amtracks; and the minis that BattleFront have already announced are very tempting.

calamares
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I’ve always wanted to play Japanese but none of my friends wanted to play Early War. Now that I’ll be able to play them Late War I’m hyped!

andershaugboelle
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Batllefront has noted in their description of the new Pacific series, that playing against others than forces in these books would work best in a Mid War setting. Something about the tech not being advanced enough for a full-on Late War.

othoharper
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I had lost hope we would ever see Early War Pacific after they starting producing their Vietnam line, and it just seemed to become more hopeless after the Arab Israeli line come out. What a joy it is to see my dream of fielding some motivated Jarheads coming to reality. Semper Fi Battlefront Miniatures, take my money please.

acebuckeye13
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Funnily enough, my first few games were against a friend who ran ad-hoc Japanese. Now we can play for real! (Or we could if he hadn’t sold his Japanese…)

broe116
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Really looking forward to this.

bigdadday
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I’ve always wanted to make a scenic late war pacific island table, and actually have rules to play on it (for FOW at any rate). Very much looking forward to getting my hands on these books!

tomrr
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Looking forward to this content – might even look to purchase some more models…

halongas
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Looking forward to setting up my first banzai charge!

alexmarine
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I’m looking forward to expand my early war japanese infantry force with all the new additions and to test the new ratings (I want to try the new CT rating) and lists (the fortified infantry list).
Maybe I will also start a Marine Rifle Company list, afterall as they are rated as FV they will be a pretty small but elite force and will be a nice addition to my FoW collection

corvettek225
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It has been a long time coming, and I’m happy the wait is over!

cobblett
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Looking forward to seeing how different the game will be with the forces making war in the Southern Hemisphere.

Also looking forward (hopefully) to books covering the rest of the war against Japan – the Brits and the ANZAC’s.

houghtonheed
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I may be in the minority but looking forward to building a Japanese company and defending an Island. With the dual points to allow play in Pacific and Late War interested to see how the Japanese will fend against European theatre lists.

setesch
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I suppose they will be struggling with armoured lists in Europe. But maybe there are some benefits the Japanese get what’s not unveiled right now.

anthony122
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I have been looking forward to this since I started playing! Cheers from Canada!

machinegod
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Im looking forward to start a japanese army now that the Pacific theatre kicks in. Love that you can use it with Late war point cost too. Banzai!

zacman22
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Can the pacific points be used as early war?

alexmarine
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I remember something about that the PW points are similar to EW points, the only problem are the weapons and vehicle that were not used in the Early period (1939-1941)

bitrider
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My Japanese are painted and ready!

cousins286
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ooooo this looks interesting, looking forward to seeing more

sevya
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I’ve been waiting for years for the Pacific Theater! I just hope the supply is faster getting to me that Team Yankee was…

setesch
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Looking forward to this theatre… now my DAK is finished I’m in need of a new project 🙂

But which side should I field… so many good reasons for both of them…

rasmus
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Both, that solve that question

setesch
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then there is another problem… where to start from?

apeman
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long awaited ….cant wait 🙂

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