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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Battlefront HQ Videos: Playtesting Process



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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

European Town Terrain Base by Crescent Root

Following up on the success of the Church Base, Crescent Root strikes another home run with this European town base giving you an aesthetically pleasing, and cohesive look to your table top!

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Review: Battlefront's 7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73)



What can be said about the PaK40? It is an iconic German Anti-tank Gun. Battlefront has created another great box set for Flames of War with their 7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73).  This box set is unique in that not only do you get a gun crew in winter uniforms, but you get the new plastic PaK40s and "recessed" bases from the Open Fire boxed set.

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Monday, January 28, 2013

M24 Chaffees from the Cavalry Group Army Box

When we received the new Cavalry Group army box for review, we of course had to split it up among various reviewers- knocking out an army on your own is a hell of a process!  Most of the Cav Group stuff got scattered to the wind all around the US, but I committed to doing 7 of the chaffees myself.  I'll keep this review short since I've already done a chaffee review.
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Friday, January 25, 2013

King Tiger From KG Peiper Army Box Review

Article by Tom Burgess
I’ve never been an “Uber-Tank” guy, but when offered a chance to do review of some Battlefront provided miniatures for WWPD I thought “Hey, one tank will be easy!” So I volunteered to build, paint, and review the new GBX69 Konigstiger model. With its included Fallschirmj√§ger riders, a couple of these are just the ticket for an upcoming KG Peiper game I have in mind. Needing two for that KG Peiper mini-campaign, I decided to get a 2nd Konigstiger and to paint them together.

This King Tiger is available in the KG Peiper Box.
Click here to see another review of the GBX69 Box done earlier by Dirty Jon
334 of 3rd Platoon, 3rd Company, Schwere SS-PanzerAbteilung 501
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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Battlefront HQ Videos: Design Process

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Cavalry Group Army Box (USAB04) Objectives

Here's some objectives from USAB04 painted up. The Chaffee objective was a single piece sculpt, and the Easy 8 required gluing in a barrel. Not too much to discuss, so on with the pics!


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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Against the Grain - Midwar German Grenadiers

It has been a while since my last contribution however you will be pleased to know that I have been busy painting during this period. My last post detailed the methods that I use to paint faces in 15mm. Although time consuming and frustrating at times, painting face details will provide you with some rewarding results. 
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Panzer IV F2 Tournament Prize Support

Just a quick update to show some Plastic Soldier Company Panzer IV F2s I painted up for some prize support.  These could be yours!

There will be a 1500 point Mid-War Flames of War tournament at the Foundry in Huntsville Alabama on February 16th, 2013.  See here for more information.

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Monday, January 21, 2013

News From the Front: Episode 50


THE WRATH OF SEAN!
Episode 50- The Wrath of Sean!  The original host of News From the Front is back in the studio!

0:00- Intro & AAR
0:52- Discussing Security Sections & Motivation Tests, What dos "Either" mean?  Muster 2013 discussion, T-26 discussion*, #WWPD4VETS
1:43- Market Garden look at the Allies

*Editor's Note: Not sure why I said the T-26 doesn't have 24" range- I thought it did!  Confused it with the T-60.  Apologies!



EPISODE 50: AFTER HOURS

This is After F***in' Hours man.  Seriously, this one is rife with Sean "F Bomb" O'Hara chillin in the studio.  We counted 72- why don't you see if we were on or not?  We talk "Panthers", in the face of APDS.  We discuss a rough game that was brought up recently, adventures in printing, and loads of other junk!  Explicit Language.
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Sunday, January 20, 2013

CGR Painting (M10 TDs) Review by Luke

I just got my latest batch of items painted from CGR and wanted to show them off.  In my quest to update the painting of my American forces I have been sending items off to them, and I recently sent the following to be painted:

8x M-10 Tank Destroyers
6x M-20 Utility Vehicles
3x Recon Jeeps
1x OddBall Objective

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Review: Battlefront's FW190F8 (AC010)

The Folke Wulf 190 is one of my favorite German planes of the war...and  Battlefront has added this great plane to Flames of War.  To have it in the game is icing on the cake.  The first thing that jumped out at me is that the FW190A8 (AC010) kit is not made with that slick grey plastic of the other plane kits.  This is a nice hunk of Resin (at least that it was it looks like)


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Thursday, January 17, 2013

The First Video from NZ is up!

This is a good introduction to the faces you'll be seeing over the course of the video series.  Enjoy!


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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

On The Road Episode 3

"Panzer" Matt Meyer, Jim Best, and Chris Corman regale us with the tale of their tournament outing to the recent Huzzah Hobbies mid war flames of war tournament.  Steven and Jon attended but did not record an On the Road episode- thanks to Panzer Matt for stepping up!  Click here to download the mp3.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Operation Market Garden: Allies

The Market Garden compilation is a great combination of many books and PDFs that have been floating around for three plus years.  It is great to have everything together in one compilation that takes into account the re-working of points and attributes since Version 3 of Flames of War was launched so many months ago.  I think that the compilation is very well done overall, with a ton of added mateiral from the original sources.  There is even more backround and description of the battles and I very much recommend these books to everyone for their FoW collection.  And now, on to the details!

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Mathnalysis! British Armour VS Panthers


With all the buzz about the new fangled 17pdr APDS ammo and the increasing cries of "Down with Panthers, Up with Fireflies!", I began to wonder if all the intuition floating around was actually correct.

So before anyone just 'says' Panthers are dead vs the new Fireflies, shouldn't someone actually run the numbers?
I LOVE Bullets with Shoes!
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Friday, January 11, 2013

SS Kampfgruppe Peiper: Panzer IV Js

Steven recently got the Devil's Charge: SS-Kampfgruppe Peiper for review and gave me the Panzer IV Js to take a look at.  I was excited to add the "German Sherman" to my collection -- who can believe that these are my first Panzer IV models for my stable?

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

KV-1S Company

I know Jon already posted these, but I am a completist and wanted to document them as well.  So this is mostly just a quick picture post!  As Jon mentioned, I bought these guys off him on a whim, but have needed some KVs for my reds for quite some time!
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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Battlefield in a Box - Small Pine Wood: Winter (BB145)

We got our hands on the new Small Pine Woods (Winter) recently, and we thought this would fit right in with my winter board that Luke likes so much.  Let's take a look!
Front of Box
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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

More Huey Slicks!

Not a whole lot more to say about these guys that I didn't already cover in my first post.  Both of these slicks are the "new" versions (in the green box, rather than the blue box) and were thus a bit easier to work with.  Now I have 3 Hueys and a Hog, enough to play the Huey Down scenario.
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Monday, January 7, 2013

News From the Front Episode 49

The episode is now available by clicking here!
Or by downloading our app in both the Apple Store and the Amazon app store for andraid!

The dudes talk about 2012's New Year's resolutions and make some new empty promises in Act III!  In Act II, hear Maria talk about her role as Battlefront's print broker for most of their book releases.  Act I sees the guys covering all their hobbying in the last few weeks!

Click here to listen to previous episodes.

  • 0:00- AAR
  • 0:51- Interview with Maria, Battlefront's Print Broker
  • 1:19- New Year's Resolutions




And don't forget to subscribe to after hours!  In Episode 49 After Hours, the dudes talk about The Hobbit, tournament lists, and the new Market Garden book compilations among other "after hours" topics!

Download the episode here.

Subscriptions are only $19.99 for a full year, and include access to all of the great premium content already out there including After Hours, and Know the Mission!
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Friday, January 4, 2013

Sturmtigers!

With the revamped rules in Nuts! for Sturmtigers, I got excited about painting up two of the beasts.  The box set is GBX31 and includes 2 Sturmtigers.  Each one is individually sculpted- one with an open top and some crewmen loading a round, and the other in firing position.

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Germany Army Collection Video (Part 7/7!)

Here it is!  The last video of my Army Collection videos for 2012!


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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

What did I get painted in 2012?

Like many other users on our forum, I kept close tabs on what I got painted for 2012!  I can happily say I feel very good about my productivity modeling-wise, all things considered.  I was also fortunate to play in lots of games, attend several conventions, record tons of podcasts, etc etc.  So, I'd say 2012 can go down as a successful hobby year for me!  And now, for your reading satisfaction, here is everything I completed!
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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Army Boxes: SS K.G. Peiper & US Cavalry Group

Hey guys!  This is the first in a series of posts detailing these new Army boxes from Battlefront.  Because we strive to make sure anything we review is fully painted, and these boxes come stuffed to the gills with models, I've decided to have this quick overview of both boxes.  Meanwhile I've sent the various bits and pieces to several reviewers so we can hear lots of opinions.  Obviously those reviews will be a little further down the road as they need to get them painted before we feature them here!

So without further ado, let's take a look at the US Cav box set!

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