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Flames Of War 4th Edition Launch Weekend Blog!

Flames Of War 4th Edition Launch Weekend Blog!

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You can join Battlefront this weekend for the launch of Flames Of War 4th Edition. They are going to be releasing videos throughout the weekend exploring all aspects of the game and getting stuck into a bit of modelling and hobby too.

To get you started, make sure to check out the Quick Start Guide above.

Get Involved! Grab Flames Of War Here

Throughout the weekend you could be in with a chance of winning yourself some goodies via this Launch Blog, over on the Flames Of War Website AND over on Facebook as well.

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Make sure to get your fill of our Flames Of War 4th Edition Boot Camp too which we ran last weekend...

Friday - Saturday - Sunday

...including a full campaign played out through the Battle Of El Alamein!

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Massive desert tables at Gajo Games, they're ready for Fourth Edition!

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Check out this massive gaming table Gajo Games built in preparation for all the 4th edition war in the sand!

Massive desert tables at Gajo Games, they're ready for Fourth Edition!
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There's A Hurricane Coming!

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There's A Hurricane Coming!
with Blair Mackey

In preparation for the launch of 4th Edition, there has been a lot of buzz around the office about the new plastics tanks. Rightfully so, they’re great looking kits and fun to put together.

That said there’s a part of me that just has a thing for aircraft, so I felt the need to talk a bit today about some of the vehicles and they’re role in Mid War.

Right down the road from us in Washington D.C. is the Smithsonian Air and Space museum. I came across this restored Hurricane on display. This one happened to be the Hurricane IIC, which made a mark for itself fighting alongside spitfires at Dunkirk defending against the German Messerschmitt Bf 109s.
During the five-day artillery barrages, the British commenced at El Alamein, the Hurricane Mk. IID effective came into its own. Six squadrons of Hurricanes claimed to have destroyed 40 German tanks, over 200 troop transports and other guns and assorted vehicles. The 40mm cannon the Mk.II proved extremely effective against ground targets.

At 9 points for a flight of two hurricanes, the anti-tank 7 will no doubt prove to be equally effective in my upcoming games as did the real squadrons do during the North Africa campaign. I look forward to utilising these as my friends have yet to invest in very many AA guns.

~ Blair.

There's A Hurricane Coming!
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Games N Stuff Glen Burnie MD

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Games N Stuff, a retail shop located close to the Battlefront US office, had customer in and excited about 4th Edition.

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4th Edition coverage at Game Empire Pasadena CA

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Check out these great paint job on the El Alamein starter set tanks. The tanks were assembled, painted and ready for battle in less than 24 hours!

4th Edition coverage at Game Empire Pasadena CA

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doomzombie
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Will be following this, in between RL sticking it`s nose in.

Still playing catch up with last weekend`s BC, i will get through to the end one day 🙁

weland
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I had a great time playing V4 at the bootcamp. I have been playing FOW since V2 and version 4 is a new experience, but still has all the qualities that attracted me to FOW. Cheers.

ghent99
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2hours to my local shop to pick up the new books. Hope I can make it tomorrow.

dcurtis
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The new rules for FoW V4 seem quite simple and straight-forward. Does anyone know how these rules for V4 compare to Team Yankee’s rules? The reason I ask is that I am more interested in the tech and “what if” of Team Yankee, but really like what I am hearing with V4. I would assume that the rules for V4 would translate nicely to Team Yankee since they have also adapted them for Early and Late War Periods, but just want to make sure before I dive in.

Thank you in advance for your insights.

brucelea
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@dcurtis, I’ve been lucky enough to go to both bootcamp sand the two sets of rules play very similar in TY pretty much every on the table can damage everything else where as it depends what you field in FOW. Some of the seasoned FOW players didn’t like the more gamey elements (tanks huddled together) but you can house rule that out if you want more realistic spacing. What I can say is that both rule sets put a big smile on your face and lend themselves to some pretty epic battles.

dcurtis
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Thank you for your insights. I think that has pretty much solidified my decision to pick up some TY forces and probably the El Alamein starter to have the mini rulebook and some sweet mid-war tanks.

theterraintutor
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Im actually really starting to get interested in 15mm having got into Tanks with the kids. Interested in seeing how it scales up.

teamcritfail
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I’m also a fellow Tanks player! I keep finding myself imagining having artillery and AT guns in Tanks, so I’m thinking FoW may just be what I need!

fancybearzod
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Nice to see tutorial videos, makes it all the easier for pesky readers to get in. Great stuff guys.

teamcritfail
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We’re the recipients of the giveaway already announced/notified? Just curious because I haven’t heard about it since the weekend. Getting my rulebook today, may pick up this starter or maybe use my Tanks collection to test out the game. Seems like good fun!

madgolem
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Good to see more videos on 4th edition. Hope to see more battle repports.

phasestar
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I’m ready. 🙂

milkshake
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Picked by up El Alamein tomorrow…maybe my son and I will watch and play along.

anubis06
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Great video but I am still going to wait for the Italian book to come out

rekky
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I’m looking forward to seeing the coverage of this while I’m at work all weekend! Give me something to do!

carlson793
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Already made time in my busy schedule tomorrow to get out to the shop to get the “trade-in upgrade” books. Haven’t had any free time to get up to speed on what’s changing; I’ve been too busy prepping North Africa terrain.

beeff86
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Will be looking into playing flames of war when i am finished uni this year. hopefully i move to somewhere with a player base.

joewrightgm
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This is lit! Love the painting videos, as I’m rubbish at painting.

aufbau
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Will be keeping in touch with this series. The historicals have been peaking my interest as of lately

huscarle
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Flames of War Boot camp vids set the standard. They are great resource for getting into a game especially if you a novice to the period. No need to stand on around outside looking in not knowing where to start.

jamest123
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Hope everyone has a great weekend!

spacewolflord
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Well that was a helpful how to play guide.

skaro4ever
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wow love it think i may have to get this

cypher2009
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My “El Alamein” box arrived today so been building the tanks. They go together so well and look brilliant even before paint. The rules look so much easier than V3. The cards are a brilliant addition. In bugger games, if a unit has one tank type… one card for the unit. Perfect. Really looking forward to getting into the game. 🙂

bmad
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liking the blog so far 🙂

galloyien
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New to miniatures and Flames of War. Reading and watching everything I can about buying and painting.

lehcyfer
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I love the tiny tanks <3

lblunchboxlb
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Ooh looks like it’ll be an exciting weekend!

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