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Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition Set to Return This September!

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June 30, 2017

The most celebrated Axis & Allies edition is coming back from Wizards of the Coast/Avalon Hill!

Upon its release nearly a decade ago, the Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition became an instant classic! Now this deluxe board game designed by Larry Harris (the original creator of Axis & Allies), returns with rule book updates and streamlined game play.

With over 650 playing pieces, including the largest board ever created for an A&A game, this beloved board game is a must have for the strategy gamer enthusiast.

  • Updated A&A rulebook, with errata and rules clarifications
  • 6 country-specific storage boxes (USA, UK, Russia, Germany, Japan, and Italy)
  • 2 common storage boxes
  • Game board (24 x 46 inches), the largest Axis & Allies board
  • Over 650 plastic miniatures, with 4 new sculpts
  • Additional components including game dice, tokens, paper bills, and plastic chips

MSRP $100, release date September 22, 2017

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.

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.

Battle of Britain Star Set

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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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!