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Flames Of War 4th Edition Boot Camp: Day Two

Flames Of War 4th Edition Boot Camp: Day Two

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We're back for day two of the Flames Of War 4th Edition Boot Camp as the budding generals get stuck into their forces and begin to play out more games and get in a bit of hobby time too!

Competition Details

We're going to be running a competition for those who comment on the Boot Camp throughout the weekend. All you have to do is comment on the post here on the Live Blog to be in with a chance of winning...

  • Flames Of War 4th Edition Rulebook
  • Desert Rats Sourcebook
  • Afrika Korps Sourcebook
  • Rommel's Afrika Korps Starter Army
  • Monty's Desert Rats Starter Army
  • 25pdr Field Troop
  • 8.8cm Heavy AA Platoon

If you want to pick up your own force for Flames Of War you can check out the two armies we're using with Monty's Desert RatsRommel's Afrika Korp.

You can also get all your Flames Of War 4th Edition Launch Weekend information from the Battlefront website.

Special Thanks To

BattlefrontThe Army Painter

We hope that you enjoy the weekend and get stuck into some World War II antics with us!

Early Morning Hobby

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Some of the Boot Camp members were in early this morning to get a bit more hobby done on their armies.

They have really been getting stuck into the desert theme and using all manner of quick and indeed more detailed techniques. Hopefully we'll catch up with some of the Boot Camp members later on in the day and see how their models have come to life.

Gaming happens very soon too!

Early Morning Hobby

Demo Game & Teaching Underway

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Mike and Igor have come together to teach the Boot Camp members the basics of the game and get them stuck into their first engagements for the day.

This one is all about just blasting the enemies to smithereens. We'll have the video for you soon but in the mean time make sure to drop some questions in the comments below about your thoughts on 4th Edition and what you'd like to get answers for.

Demo Game & Teaching Underway

What's John Going To Be Building?

What's John Going To Be Building?42 Comments

The Campaign Begins!

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We're also gathering up a number of different players to battle out the games for the campaign map run by Jim, also known as oriskany on the forums.

People are beginning to get set up for their first games and we'll be stopping in with them as the day continues.

The Campaign Begins!

Hobbying Hard

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As well as the games now kicking off we're looking at some more hobby from some of the other Boot Camp members.

The desert paint scheme is one that isn't too hard to get right and you can really see some progress as they armies come together.

How do you approach painting up desert armies?

Hobbying Hard

Fooooooood! Hot Dogs For A Hot Desert

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We had to get stuck in on some hot dogs since its a desert landscape. It makes sense right...hot dogs, hot place?

Look, we know it's not entirely authentic but it is darn good food!

Fooooooood! Hot Dogs For A Hot Desert

Battling In The Desert

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SAS: Rogue Warrior - Their Beginnings In The Desert

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If you're interested in doing some watching around the Desert War then you can check out the BBC Program, SAS: Rogue Warriors which talks about, in the first episode, how the SAS was formed out there in the heat.

You Can Find It Here...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08f00s0/sas-rogue-warriors-series-1-episode-1

Let us know if you have any other awesome resources that we can mine for Desert Warfare stories.

SAS: Rogue Warrior - Their Beginnings In The Desert

Heat…In The Heat!

Heat…In The Heat!38 Comments

Oriskany's El Alamein Campaign Continues - The British Kick Ass!

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Much like in the actual Battle of El Alamein the British are kicking ass. It's nice to be historically accurate!

How will fortunes change as they move towards the next stage of the campaign and play out some more games on the tabletop.

With the British having the upper hand operationally will they keep their composure or drive into the heart of the German army like madmen.

...we'll leave that up to the Boot Campers.

Catching Up With Mike & Igor + Key Tips For FoW Beginners!

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We stop in for a chat with Mike & Igor, who have been helping people out at the Boot Camp across the weekend, and find out how their own games have been going for the campaign AND what would be their two tips for beginners who are just getting into the game.

Do you have any top tips that you like to give to those getting into FoW?

FIRE!

FIRE!28 Comments

A First Game Of FoW With Stuart & Tom

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Being novices to the world of Flames Of War and having not a long time with the new Edition Tom and Stuart are getting stuck into their first proper game.

It will be interesting to see if their tactics pay off (command by democracy is always a good thing right?) and how this effects the overall battle for the weekend at El Alamein.

Watch Out For Quite The Battle Tomorrow...Mega Game Much?

Watch Out For Quite The Battle Tomorrow...Mega Game Much?26 Comments

Curry Time!

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The curry has now arrived for our evening meal and the hungry generals are tucking in as they get stuck into some final games for this evening before the only true accompaniment to a curry...the beer.

Now the real question is how do you have your curry?

Curry Time!

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minty45
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Good luck everyone.

tomdidiot
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Those Crusader tanks look so cool!

skidus
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Looking forward to following this all day

minty45
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I hope you all have a great day. Looking forward to seeing the results of the campaign. Wish I could have been there with you all 🙁

cazboab
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And so begins the second day of tiny wee men in the sand.

icewolff
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Have a brilliant sunny day in the desert boys

sercoffee
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a couple of the questions I have at this point:

I play Americans 1943. And I was wondering why they haven’t released more of the new formation sheets.

And will the digital forces charts on the forces.flamesofwar.com be updated to this new format, or will I have to buy the new ones seperately?

westozpara
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Really Looking forward to this!!! We have just returned home from a 9 month deployment! just in time for some awesome 4th edition action!

westozpara
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Questions!

what happened to “Jumbos Lead the Way”??!!

Do Aircraft range in every time now with bombardment attacks from bombs and rockets?

skillamac
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Jumbos lead the way is gone, it’s just the mistaken target rule now.

I believe aircraft self spot for there own bombardment and they range in as usual. They come in on a 4+ now and if shot down they don’t return..

icewolff
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Put some very bright light up (sun) over those tables, and turn on the heat to a nice 44 degree Celsuis, to get that blury hot visions over the sands, and have a real desert feeling when pushing those tanks across.

rastamann
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Here’s wishing you guys a fantastic day of playing!!!

rusher94
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Best of luck to everyone involved! Can’t wait to see the results!

realjuan
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Have fun and take a lot of pictures 😀

cwen
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Oriskani’s tutorial on battle diagrams was particular highlight from yesterday. Hoping for more of the same.

oriskany
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Thanks very much, @cwen . YES, we do have some more coming on Sunday. 😀

coxjul
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After a cold night under the desert stars, my guess is the forces can’t wait to get warmed up!

feanar
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Looking forward the first game!

eddie117
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Can’t wait to get my hands on the new rulebook

eddie117
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Painting up a sherman 3 now while watching some great fow content 🙂 doesn’t get much better than thisn

phaidknott
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Wot no Ulster Fry for breakfast?

Should be manditory!!!!!!!

joewrightgm
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Man, this release looks great. Never much cared for the desert war, but this may turn me around.

raglan
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This stuff has never really taken my fancy until now, but I reckon I could really get into desert warfare.

irondragon6
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Just waking up in the USA, sounds like all are having a great time.

moopy
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Wish our tables looked at good as these! 😀

leichti
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Seems like another well-organized BoW-Bootcamp for 15mm-gamers – keep it going!

cbrenner
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Day 2 here we go.

72draco
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Have fun!

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