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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!

The Sands of El Alamein Campaign - Map Unit Sizes

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We check back in with James (oriskany) to find out more about the campaign map which you're going to be seeing battled over this weekend.

The focus is on Map Unit Sizes for this video. Hopefully by the end of the weekend this isn't going to all feel like it's Greek to you!

FoW 4th Edition Demo Game - Learning The Rules!

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We stop in with Mike and Igor and learn the basics of Flames Of War with them over a couple of turns. You'll get to know the basics of moving, shooting and more as they battle it out with the British and German forces that the Boot Campers will be playing with.

With that in mind watch out to see how the games play out across the day and we'll be back soon.

Oriskany's El Alamein Campaign Begins - Battle For The Centre Ground

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We catch up with Oriskany (Jim) and find out how we've been playing out the first game of the 'campaign'.

It looks like we're going to have some serious battles for the centre ground here today. So, with that in mind we'll dive in and find out how the gamers are getting on in a little bit.

Hobby Time - Washes Are Great!

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We take a look and see how quickly you can get stuff onto the tabletop.

Take a peek at some of the massed ranks of tanks and artillery that folks have been working on today which has turned into some rather special armies.

Washes appear to be your best friend!

Community Games - James Vs Wayne

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We stop in with James (oriskany) and find out how his game went from the first round of campaign battles.

Things seem to be exploding all over the place which is in one sense a great thing...and in another, pretty terrible for the Germans.

We'll be catching up with more of the gamers over the next hour or so to talk to them about their games.

Community Games - Dave Vs Michael

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We stop in with Dave to find out how his game has been going today. You might remember him from yesterday as he was building up his big army to play out games on the tabletop.

There may have been some deadly explosions involved in this particular game...right across the battlefield by the looks of it.

Community Games - John Vs Andrew

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We see how John and Andrew are doing as they get stuck into their game which is taking place within a built up area.

This provides you with some more interesting options AND plenty of cover too which is cool. We will be catching up with oriskany soon to find out how the campaign has gone and where we're heading off to next.

Oriskany's El Alamein Campaign Begins - A German Counter Push?

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Things have been heating up as we move towards the end of the day. We focus in on some more of the key areas where people have been battling it out.

This also means that we have to look ahead to how these last engagements are going to go towards the end of the day and where we'd like this to go tomorrow.

Justin's Game Of The Day

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Justin managed to get in a game of his own and it hasn't been going too well. In his own words it looks like he might have got a bit 'shafted' by some big guns.

We hope that he is going to have some better luck over the next day as he gets stuck into some big games and more.

Day Two Round Up!

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We bring day two to an end and get stuck into a look at the campaign map. We have got something awesome stacked up for tomorrow so make sure you come back and find out about the MEGA GAME!

Yes, we said MEGA GAME. It has to be shouted. We hope you join us for the awesomeness tomorrow.

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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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