Flames of War Newsletter October 16, 2008

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Welcome to the Flames Of War and Battlefront Miniatures weekly newsletter. 

German Troops

This week we’ve added a few cool spotlights, including Tankodesantniki and Begleit tank riders. Ken talks about his GT force and I push the ball forward a few yards with my La Nueve project.


Here’s a sneak peak at a few new toys coming soon!

Sneak Peak … 

Phil has some thoughts to share on some of the new ideas floating around on the forum.

Phil’s Thoughts …  


Road to the NZGT: Ken Camel 

Ken tells us about his pioneers that he is planning on bringing along to the 2008 NZGT, a mere week away! He takes us through the history as well as his list.

Road to the GT: Ken…

Ken's GT
La Nueve
Genesis of and Army:
La Nueve: The Spaniards

Well, I’ve been putting it off and putting it off, until now… Infantry! With only a few days left to get the force done, I still got a lot ot get done!

La Nueve: The Spaniards …

StuG G Platoon Box (GBX25) 

The StuG G assault gun was by far the most widely produced and used in the StuG series…

StuG G Platoon (GBX25) Spotlight …

StuG G

Begleit Assault Platoon (GE738)

The 189. Sturmgeshütz-abteilung was the first StuG assault gun unit to receive dedicated Begleit, or escort, troops…

Begleit Assault Platoon (GE738) Spotlight…

Tankodesantniki (SU739) 

It is often said that it takes a brave man not to be a Hero in the Red Army, but there is no doubt that the Tankodesantniki are very brave indeed…

Tankodesantniki (SU739) Spotlight …


Tournament News 

Games ’08 is on of the UKs largest games shows and an un-missable event for any gamer wanting to try out their skill against the best gamers around. 

Games ’08…. 

SPIEL 08 Messe Essen

Internationale Spieltage – SPIEL 08 Messe Essen.

SPIEL 08 Messe Essen …  

MOAB 2008
MOAB 2008 presents the 5th Annual Battlefront Australian Late War Flames of War Tournament 4-6 October 2008 Sylvania Heights Community Centre – Sydney.

MOAB Flames Of War Tournament…

Northern Front in Norway
Northern Front Flames of War Tournament at Drammen Spillforening, Drammen, Norway on 1 November 2008. 

Northern Front Tournament…  

IV Torneo Mercurio
IV Torneo Mercurio en Quimera 25 de Octubre de 2008 (4th Mercury: Historical Tournament at Quimera, 25 October 2008).

IV Torneo Mercurio… 

HammarFoW 2008
HammarFoW 2008 tournament at US Airsoft store, Halmstad, Sweden. 

HammarFoW 2008… 

Valley-Con 2009
New Zealand’s Valley-Con 2009 will be held over Auckland Anniversary weekend, Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 January 2009.

Valley-Con 2009…

Historicon Results
First up we’ll take a look at some excellent photographs and a report on the US Nationals held at Historicon 2008. Congratulation to Bill Wilcox, the overall champion.

US Nationals at Historicon 2008… 

OrcCon Flames Of War Tournament
Bill Wilcox will be hosting a 2-day, 6-round tournament in Los Angeles over President’s day weekend, February 14-15 at OrcCon. Here’s the website for the event http://www.strategicon.net/ (they don’t have next year’s schedule up yet). The event is being held at the Radisson hotel at LAX.

OrcCon Flames Of War Tournament…

Battlefront New Zealand Late-War Grand Tournament
Battlefront is pleased to host the Late-war GT, on 25 and 26 October, 2008! Tickets are now available through the Online Store.

Tickets Available!

For more information check out:

NZ Late-War 2008 Grand Tournament… 

Announcing the third annual Flames Of War San Antonio Tournament. The tournament will be held on Saturday 13 September 2008 at Dragons Lair Comics 7959 Fredricksburg Rd # 129 San Antonio, Texas (Fredricksburg Road and Medical Drive)..

FoWSA 3…


US Nationals event notices
The upcoming regional qualifiers notice now has qualifers for 2009. 

US Regional Qualifiers…

2008-2009 US Qualifier Season
2008-2009 National Tournament Qualifier Season Rules and Regulations.   

2008-2009 US Qualifier Season Rules and Regulations…

Red October
October 2008 gives rise to the largest collection of Regional Qualifiers that North America has seen in a single month.

Red October… 


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September’s New Releases  

In Shops 13 September
SUAB03 8y Gvardeyskiy Strelkovy Korpus Army Box 
SBX02 Udarny Strelkovy Batalon 
SU057 PT-34 Mine Rollers (x5) 
SU941 Soviet Decals (Late) 

In Shops 27 September
FW207 Stalin’s Onslaught
GEAB07 78. Sturmdivision Sturmkompanie Army
GBX24 Sturmkompanie
GE147 Panzerwerfer 42 (Maultier)
SU733 Pyl’cyn and SMG Company

October’s New Releases  

In Shops 11 October
AC007 P-47 Thunderbolt Box 
SBX07 Katyusha Rocket Battery Box 
GE821 78th Sturm Pioneer Platoon
GE820 78th Sturm Platoon
GE259 SdKfz 251/17D (2cm)

In Shops 25 October
GBX25 StuG G Platoon
GE738 Begleit Assault Platoon
SU739 Tankodesantniki

Wayne & Mike

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