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Battlefront Previews 15mm Desert Rats and Afrika Korps for Flames of War

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March 28th, 2017

Battlefront have given previews of the Desert Rats and the Afrika Korps for use with Flames of War 15mm Miniatures WW2 Wargames.

The Desert Rats are the only thing standing in the way of Axis conquest of North Africa. Despite suffering repeated defeats at the hands of Rommel’s Afrika Korps, they remain undaunted. Their speedy Crusader and Honey tanks can run circles around their opposition, backed up by the heavier Grant squadrons. Their motorised infantry are equally adept in attack or defence. With support from the Royal Artillery and the Desert Air Force, they are a formidable and versatile force.

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The German Afrika Korps is a hard-fighting force of tough veteran troops who have won many battles and expect to win many more. Their Panzer III and Panzer IV tanks outclass the British tanks they face, and have been steadily upgraded to maintain their edge over the opposition. Their infantry are organised to have ‘few men, many weapons’, so they pack a ferocious punch whether facing infantry or tanks. These are backed by the famous ‘88? dual-purpose anti-tank/anti-aircraft gun and the Stuka dive bomber.

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Exotic Locations Terrain Released by Sally 4th

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March 12th, 2017

Terra-Block:Exotic Locations is a set of 28mm tabletop wargames terrain inspired by the movie industry.

The Locations are Rick’s Cafe, The Museum of Antiquities, The Ancient Souk and Riad El Hasam.

Rick’s Cafe is the ‘core location’, you need the pieces from this to complete the other locations, so for example The Museum of Antiquities contains the pieces that you need to add to Rick’s Cafe to transform it into the Museum.

For each location we have developed ‘Set Dressings’. These kits provide the pieces to furnish the Sets, so for example the Set Dressings for Rick’s Cafe includes the tables and chairs, heart shaped bar etc. and the Set Dressings for the Ancient Souk contains the market stalls, packing cases, hand cart etc.

To finish off the range we have ‘Props’. Props are the detailed resin and metal castings that bring the tabletop world to life. The props for the museum include a wide range of exhibits, designed to fit into the display cases from the museum’s set dressing kit. The exhibits include an Egyptian sarcophagus, urns, books, statues and many other items. Props for the souk (or marketplace) include fruit, vegetables, spices and pulses to fit the tables and stalls in the Souk set dressings kit and the Riad Props set consists of cushions and an old fashioned colonial style fan. The final set is titles ‘Exotic-Location Props’, these are cast in pewter and contains 31 separate pieces including telephones, lamps, place settings, tagines and a mantelpiece clock that can be used to finish off Rick’s Cafe or any of the other locations.

Exotic Locations was initially available via Indigogo and is released as a retail product, available for immediate shipping today

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New US Airborne Weapons Team Conversion Packs for Bolt Action

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March 10th, 2017

Want to gear up for late 1944 with the new plastics? Need your weapon teams in M-1943 pattern uniform? Look no further than these excellent little conversion packs to bring your Airborne troops bang up to date in your Warlord Games 28mm Bolt Action Miniatures games!

These packs are an excellent opportunity to experiment and individualize your teams and your army look!

US AIRBORNE WEAPONS TEAM CONVERSION PACK A (SNIPER, BAZOOKA, OFFICER) contains everything you need to convert enough figures into your Sniper, Bazooka, or officer teams.

US AIRBORNE WEAPONS TEAM CONVERSION PACK B (57MM ATG AND MMG) contains everything you need to convert your 57mm Anti-Tank Gun & crew plus a Medium Machine Gun team.

US AIRBORNE WEAPONS TEAM CONVERSION PACK C (75MM PACK HOWITZER & 60MM MORTAR) contains everything you need to convert the plastic Airborne to crew the 75mm pack Howitzer & 60mm Mortar teams.

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Battlefield in a Box: Small Desert Houses 15mm Scenery for Flames of War

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March 8th, 2017

Battlefront features Battlefield in a Box: Small Desert Houses 15mm terrain for Flames of War WW2 Miniatures.

Scenery has always played a vital part in Flames of War. With the pending release of 4th Edition and the return to the desert for Mid-war, we’ve taken the opportunity to refresh our range of Battlefield in a Box desert terrain.

Four walls and a roof provide the infantryman with protection from small-arms fire and shell fragments. Making them difficult to winkle out without the aid of some real firepower.

Brigade Models Release New 2mm Railway Items

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March 5th, 2017

Brigade Models is expanding on the railway options available in their Small Scale Scenery range, with two different engine sheds and some new track types.

One engine shed is a large (250 scale feet long) three-span rectangular shed, the second is a more distinctive circular one based on the Camden Roundhouse in London.

They also have a new pack of double track (12 pieces), allowing side-by-side running (which would have been difficult with our existing curved track) and finally for this week, a very useful set of assorted crossing track – single and double road crossings, X-crossings and left- and right-hand crossovers

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Battlefield in a Box: Medium Desert House and Desert Escarpments Now Available From Battlefront

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March 2nd, 2017

Battlefront have released their Battlefield in a Box: Medium Desert House for Flames of War 15mm WW2 Miniatures.

Scenery has always played a vital part in Flames Of War. With the pending release of 4th Edition and the return to the desert for Mid-war, we’ve taken the opportunity to refresh our range of Battlefield in a Box desert terrain.

Four walls and a roof provide the infantryman with protection from small arms fire and shell fragments. Making them difficult to winkle out without the aid of some real firepower.

Also released are their Desert Escarpments Battlefield in a Box set. These naturally occurring slopes are a tank crew’s best friend. Blocking line of sight; allowing room to manoeuvre and outflank the enemy or providing concealed firing position when taking up a hull down position.

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Warlord Games roll out the IS-2 Heavy Tank for Bolt Action

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February 16th, 2017

What do you do when you are told to upgrade an already giant metal monster that took a whole new generation of tank design to actually deal with? You make it bigger and make it louder. The IS-2 is that very same beast, made as a competent replacement for the KV series and it was a far better designed machine than its predecessor.

The metal behemoths at the vangard of the Soviet forces in Bolt Action Miniatures need an upgrade and here it is – with the new IS-2 Heavy Tank Plastic Box Set from Warlord Games!

  • Enough plastic components to make the IS-2 heavy tank!
  • Full-colour detailed construction booklet.
  • Full-colour waterslide decals.
  • A 8-man squad of infantry that can used as tank riders or normal infantry!
  • A stat card which holds all the essential info you need to use your tank!
  • A set of damage markers for that real psychological (& cinematic) effect!

New Releases for Konflikt ’47

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February 1st, 2017

Warlord Games has several new releases for Konflikt ’47, their alternative history miniatures war game!

The Automated Infantry are capable of carrying considerable firepower, these 10 ft tall automatons can be used to spearhead assaults and defend rear-guards, protecting the British solider from these dangerous and casualty-heavy tasks.

Coming with MMGs standard on their profile, the bare minimum number of automatons can dish out 8 shots together which can certainly keep any enemy squad on its toes. Take 5 of these and you are looking at 20 shots from this squad alone, no need for an army if you have two squads of these tin soldiers advancing relentlessly into the enemies ranks!

The Soviets recognised the versatility of the German Spinne walker and were able to reverse engineer much of the technology from captured examples. Using biped technology stolen from the US, they were able to produce the Cossack. Fast and agile it is an excellent recce vehicle. It excels in the open and often difficult ground that covers much of Eastern Europe.

A whole new front of the war has been opened with the new and highly agile US Firefly Jump Infantry, the gargantuan Kodiak Walker and the ‘packing-a-punch’ Heavy Bazooka team!

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