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Friday, August 24, 2012

Open Fire Details Released!

editor's note: This just in!  The price is confirmed at $70 USD.  Nice!

Many of you may have seen this on the Flames of War site, various forums, smoke signals, or palantirs already, but here it is!  Open Fire!

Make sure to check every day for more information as we get it!

This is the official press release from Battlefront Miniatures:

For Immediate Release

August 22nd, 2012

Battlefront Miniatures previews Open Fire! a new starter box set for Flames Of War

Auckland, New Zealand – Battlefront Miniatures, the creators of popular WWII miniature game Flames Of War, is pleased to preview it’s new starter box set for Flames Of War 3rd Edition, Open Fire!

John-Paul Brisigotti wrote on the Flames Of War website (

“Over eighteen months ago we decided that we wanted the third edition to be a new milestone for the game, not just a more graphical and polished set of rules. We wanted to create the ultimate starter set for Flames Of War. With this lofty goal in mind, and the new technology of plastics to learn, we started down the path to Open Fire!

We ended up using three differing methods of plastic manufacturing (zinc casting, pantography and digital design) to produce the two complete forces in the box.  These two forces give you a British armoured squadron with support from some fearless US paratroopers to deal with the German grenadier company defending their V1 launcher (yes that is in the box as well) with the aid of a StuG platoon and some anti-tank guns. As well as the plastics, the box comes with a quick-start booklet, terrain, tokens, dice and a complete 296 page copy of the rules for you to dive into after you have played a few games.

Open Fire! has been designed with the new gamer in mind, but every model in the box fits into our existing range, although the infantry set a new standard that you will see more of in the future. We could not be happier with how our first boxed version of Flames Of War has come out and we know this will make it even harder for players to resist having a go at WWII war gaming.”

The Open Fire! Starter Box Set Contains:

∙ A 52 Page Full Colour Quick Start Guide
∙ A 296 Page Full Colour Complete Rulebook
∙ More Than 118 Finely Detailed Plastic Miniatures
∙ V1 Flying Bomb Plastic Terrain Feature
∙ Cardboard Terrain
∙ Tokens & Objective Markers
∙ Army Lists
∙ 20 Dice

About Battlefront
Battlefront Miniatures Limited is a New Zealand-based company that created the Flames of War the WWII miniature game, publishes the world’s premier tabletop gaming magazine Wargames Illustrated and owns Gale Force Nine the leading manufacturer of game accessories.  For more information visit our website at

Come see all the chat about Open Fire! on our forums!

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