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Two Fat Lardies Taking Preorders for General d’Armee Now

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May 9th, 2017

Two Fat Lardies have used veteran war gamer and greatly respected designer Henry Hyde to produce a set of rules which is easy on the eye and laid out in a manner which allows the gamer to get the information needed simply and with plenty of illustrations and examples of play.  This makes for a very good looking and highly functional book; always important in the heat of battle!

In addition to the 108 page rule book, General d’Armee, available for preorder now, also comes with two A4 size playsheets, both laid out in colour coded sections and laminated for longevity.

Since we published Pickett’s Charge, Dave’s ACW rules (which you can view here:  Pickett’s Charge) we have had lots of you asking if we could produce a set of game Tokens and Status Markers.  Well, we thought we kick off by producing a set for General d’Armee so you can really hit the ground running. These are in MDF and produced by our partners at Warbases.  You can paint them up or use them as they are if you’re impatient to get started!

To make life easy. we have put together two Advanced order options.  Firstly you can get the full set which includes the rules, the two laminated playsheets, two sets of tokens (one per side) and a free PDF of the rules.  PLEASE NOTE:  The PDF will be sent to you as soon as we release the rules on the 21st of May.  In fact we are at Partizan that day, so we will be sending out the PDFs on the next day.

Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm April Releases Arrive at PicoArmor

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May 2nd, 2017

PicoArmor (Oddzial Osmy’s exclusive North American distributor) is pleased to announce that the the April releases have arrived and are ready for shipment.

US-6115 AH-64D Apache Longbow (6 pcs) – AH-64 modification
FR-632 Super Frelon (6 pcs) – French heavy helicopter

WWH-6124 Do 217E (6 pcs) – medium bomber
WWH-6125 Me 410 (6 pcs) – German heavy fighter
WBR-674 Spitfire IXc (8 pcs) – famous British fighter
WSU-656 La-7 (8 pcs) – Soviet late-war fighter aircraft
WUS-667 B-25H Mitchell (6 pcs) – gunship version armed with 75mm cannon

TR-625 Storehouse (2 pcs) – large storehouse or farm building

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Laquered Coffins WW2 Air Combat Game Available from Ostfront

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April 24th, 2017

Ostfront publishing is excited to announce the release of Lacquered Coffins, their fast-play WWII air combat game.

The game focuses on the interaction of fighter, bomber, ground attack and utility aircraft, and provides rules for ground targets, reconnaissance, torpedoes and naval vessels, as well as a smooth air combat system that can easily handle up to 50 aircraft per side.

Aimed at 1/600 scale, Lacquered coffins would work fine at 1/300 or or 1/144 scale as well.

The game does not require hexes, or fancy flying stands, and has a unique speed and altitude tracking system, allowing for dynamic and simple handling of real flight characteristics.

Ostfront Releases Westfront WW1 Tabletop Game

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April 22nd, 2017

Ostfront Publishing is excited to announce the release of Westfront, a WWI tabletop game aimed at company to battalion level games and representing the feeling of the great war for those at the front.

Westfront is based on first hand accounts of the war and implements many of the features that provide the flavor of WWI. Communication issues, misguided orders, vehicles bogging down in mud, creeping barrages of artillery giving your men cover as they advance, gas attacks, reconnaissance, getting lost, and more. All presented in a simple and fast-play format, with games taking around 2 hours.

Westfront includes army lists for the central powers and the allies, and has a freeform army list system where you can choose infantry, artillery, vehicles, trenches, barbed wire, pillboxes and cavalry, creating the list you need to fulfill your orders. The lists are split up into early, mid, and late war, showing the evolution of units and tactics throughout the war.
Orders are generated from the dynamic order system, where each player draws a playing card before the game and is given objectives. Sometimes these orders even change mid-game!

Westfront is aimed at 1/72 and 15mm scale, but would work just as well at 10mm or 6mm scales. It puts the player in the shoes of a Field commander who must contend with orders from above, deal with the chaos of the battlefield, all while attempting to command, resupply and communicate with his forces.

New WW2 Wings of Glory Starter Set: Battle of Britain!

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April 9th, 2017

Ares games has announced a series of changes to their popular World War 2 game Wings of Glory, including a new Starter Set and a new format of airplane releases: Squadron Packs.

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The Battle of Britain Starter Set will be a new entry point for the Wings of Glory game. The set will include four pre-painted ready-to-play models, rulebook, scenario book, counter, rulers and console boards. Axis and Allies will square off with the four planes included in the set: two versions of the Supekrmarine Spitfire MK.I and two versions of the Messerschmitt Bf.109 fighter.

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WW2 Squadron Packs

Along with a new starter set comes a new way to expand the game. WW2 Squadron Packs will each feature one ready-to-play pre-painted model and a decal sheet to mark the plane from any of a series of famous squadrons. Each pack will also include a base with game stats, altitude stands and a deck of game cards.

The first wave of Squadron Packs will be:

The new Wings of Glory Starter Set and Squadron Packs are expected to release in the second quarter this year (Q2 2017).

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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