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Flames Of War D-Day Boot Camp: Saturday

Flames Of War D-Day Boot Camp: Saturday

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Justin takes a look at the packed Hit the Beach Box Set

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Justin is joined by Chris from Battlefront Miniatures to talk about what’s found in the Hit the Beach box set.

the box set is packed with two full forces for you and a friend to roll out on the table. But in addition to all the tanks and infantry, it comes with all the player aids, instruction manuals, and dice so that you can get a game up and running as soon as possible.

Which force would you like to run on the tabletop?

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Chris Jensen
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Chris Jensen

There is so much value in this box set. A couple of small additions to it and you have a nice 100 point army. Thank you for making the great videos.

hairybrains
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great box, I prefer the Panzer IV’s over the stugs (sorry @warzan) from the open fire box

thunderchildobs
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Great Value. Wish that there were similar sets for other theatres and periods.

ludovic
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Did they stop the desert bundle from a year or two ago (when version 4 was initially released)?

lblunchboxlb
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So much this! Early war is my favorite and I’d love to see a Polish and German starter set.

olliep
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Effectively the same as the v3 Open Fire set, just with better Sherman kits and Pz4s 🙂

ludovic
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looks like there are more panzers on the German side.

ludovic
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Just checked the box content https://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=6490 and you are perfectly right. Looks like a v3 starter set.

olliep
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Yeah they just switched the Stugs for Pz4s

lawnor
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They’ve really put some thought in to that box. it looks great

72draco
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Battlefront puts together the best starter sets.

brucelea
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Very good starter set for anyone who doesn’t already have a sea of 15mm goodness.

sarah101
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Could just what I need to get started

korvydae
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Great starter set , very tempted after watching the unboxing.

Robert
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Looks a great set, and good value as well!

Daniel Owen
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Was trying to leave this game (not because i didnt like it, just i preferred the scale and mechanics of bolt action, and didnt really want to be doing both), but this weekend is making me think maybe ill get back into it, after all, Bolt Action games are on a smaller scale to FoW, and i like the idea of fielding massive armies

Matt Cappelli
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Matt Cappelli

Loving that set. Still think I’d go with the germans. Now if only I could find a group who plays this….

ludovic
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The box is missing just one thing decal sheets.

utherdracus
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That looks like a good value starter.

Dave
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That is a lot of plastic for the price of the box.

daegren
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Great box. Panzer IV and Shermans are some of my favorite tanks.

brochtree
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I like that the Shermans are able to be built as British. I was worried I’d end up stuck with an american army i didn’t want. Now all i need is some people in my club to take up FoW.

nsogre
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nice sized box set.

doomdark
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don,t know whether to get this or the army box

crazyredcoat
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Good that you can make the Shermans as British. I could try and fob off the Infantry somewhere and get a start on my Poles that I’d like to make.

dorthonion
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Nice starter set; the PaK40 75mm hit harder than the KwK40 75mm in the Panzer IV from the G late model onwards. The KwK40 in the Panzer used a cut down cartridge to make it easier to handle in the confines of a turret. Either one of them could kill a Sherman, with the PaK40 being harder to spot when lurking in ambush.

ghent99
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This is the best value in gaming at the minute.

ghent99
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The only complaint is the infantry spruce, it would have been nice to have a coded card to make the clipping easier. I know the spruce has labels but an easy visual guide ala PSC would have been nice. Especially as there are extra german figures left over.

tgunner91
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I think that is in the box set with the papers. It was there in the original Open Fire set and the infantry sprues are lettered so you can assemble the infantry.

Irregardless they have posted it online
US Airborne https://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=6506
German Grenadiers https://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=6505

Avernos
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correct there is a big booklet showing you who they are and where they go

ghent99
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It would also be great if the box set was on the forces of war list builder. It would make expanding out the box a bit easier.

rokdok
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The contents are massive.

phaidknott
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THIS is the one to buy if you are looking to build up American and German armies. You can buy 2 for the price of 1 of the German or US starter army box sets (and the contents are better). VERY tempting to say the least

jemmy
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It is very much like the Open Fire box. That box had 2D terrain included, StuG instead of Pz IV and a version of the Sherman Firefly could be built. Open Fire brought me into FoW, and I´m absolutely sure Hit the Beach will bring many more people into FoW.
Please, battlefront, re-introduce the intelligence briefings. There used to be so many of them on your website. You don´t even have to write books all over again to make the affair increasingly interesting.

tgunner91
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The infantry and the Buzz Bomb are actually from that set. They just changed out the tanks… and dropped off the cardboard : (. That’s a really bummer because you got buildings and walls, trees, and counters and objectives. I wish they left the cardboard in.

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