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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.

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!

Victory Decision: Raid! now available from AD Publishing

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December 22nd, 2016

Victory Decision: Raid! is a new Ultraskirmish game that allows you to command a squad sized force in the momentous conflict of World War II.

Each unit in “Victory Decision: Raid!” represents one individual infantry model. Games are focused on infantry squad vs infantry squad, and a typically have 6-10 figures per side.

The rules cover almost all aspects of World War II wargaming, from Troop Quality and Leadership to Bunker Assaults, Combat in Buildings and Vehicle combat.

Victory Decision: Raid! features a unique Leadership-modified alternate unit activation system. The result is a fun and fast paced war game that involves both players constantly.

The rules are designed with 20-28mm miniatures in mind, but the Victory Decision: Raid! game system is flexible enough to handle any miniatures from 15mm to 32mm. So whatever your existing miniature collection consists of, you can start playing right away.

GF9 preview the M10 Lend Lease for TANKS

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October 31st, 2016

Gale Force Nine are previewing some of the models for their new ww2 miniatures game TANKS, and this one is the M10 Lend-Lease expansion, set to release in November 2016.

The Lend-Lease program saw thousands of tanks supplied to the Soviet Union during the war. Amongst these were a small number of M10 tank destroyers that somehow found their way to the Eastern Front. Whilst not as heavily armed or armoured as some Soviet designs, the turret meant it was one of the few self-propelled guns that could not easily be outflanked.

This pack contains:
1x Unassembled M-10 (Lend-Lease) tank
1x M-10 (Lend-Lease) tank card
1x Hero card
2x Crew cards
2x Upgrade cards

Days of Wonder announces The Battles of Khalkhin-Gol expansion for Memoir ’44

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October 1st, 2016

Relive the early hours of World War II, far in the east with Memoir ’44 – The Battles of Khalkhin-Gol, the first installment in Days of Wonder’s second series of Memoir ’44 Battle Maps.

Offering a campaign of 6 standard scenarios that can be enhanced with the two pre-printed Breakthrough battles provided in this expansion: The Battles of Khalkhin-Gol.

The Battles of Khalkhin-Gol is a series of battles fought along the Halha River (Khalkhin-Gol), on the Soviet-Japanese border, at the very beginning of World War II.
The Japanese Sixth Army was facing the Soviet 57th Special Corps, including Mongolian cavalry. At first, the battles were only short skirmishes, but it soon escalated into open war. The whole campaign lasted 5 months and ended with a Soviet victory.

Ostfront – Combined Arms WW2 Tabletop rules released

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September 15th, 2016

Ostfront is the result of 5 years of research and play-testing. Its a comprehensive World War 2 system aimed at historical accuracy, balance and fun. The rules have been streamlined over the years. Its quick, brutal and rewards bold commanders with sound tactics.

Ostfront covers Infantry, Light Vehicles, all varieties of Tanks and Self-Propelled guns, Artillery in the form of Field Guns and Howitzers, Air Support and Air defense, as well various other forms of support and fortifications. It can be played in any theater of WW2, from North Africa to the Pacific. Aimed at 1/72, 1/100 or smaller scale miniatures. It would also work fine for 28mm.

The Ostfront system is all about combined arms – it plays at a Company to Battalion level, with the smallest unit being the Infantry Platoon. Infantry are deployed in bases, each one representing about 25 men for regulars, and about 10 men for the veteran Assault Infantry units. At 1/72 scale we usually use 3-4 miniatures per base, meaning you can make a large amount of bases from any cheap infantry box – one airfix box of 48 miniatures would give you 10 bases.

Tanks are of course a large part of Ostfront battles, with the average game fielding anywhere from 1 to 20 of them per side, sometimes more in larger games. Light vehicles play an important role, and reconnaissance has a tangible effect in-game – he who scouts out the area first can gain a tactical advantage.