The release of the D-Day: Waffen-SS comes with a small pile of new products that are filled with new models specific to the Waffen-SS. At the same time we have a massive range of Late War codes for the Germans that are perfectly suitable for you to use to build your new army.
To make it as easy as possible we have done two things.
The fantastic catalogue at the back of the book contains all the models and their product code and descriptions. You can use this to help you find the products in our online store, or just tell your local retailer the codes and they can order what you need.
Waffen-SS Inside Stickers. We recently started adding the new Waffen-SS Unit Cards and figures (where appropriate) to our older German products so they can be used by either Heer or Waffen-SS armies. You just need to select the right figures and paint them up.
Huh? I heard you say…
That’s right, products marked with this sticker will have the older D-Day: German Unit Cards inside AND the new D-Day: Waffen-SS Unit Cards! How good is that!
Whilst products marked with this sticker will have both sets of Unit Cards AND two sets of gun crews – one set of Heer (normal German army) crews, and another complete set of Waffen-SS crews made out of our new thermoplastic.
For many years people have been using Forces, the company builder for Flames Of War. We are excited to announce that we have a completely updated version for Version 4.Forces takes the heavy lifting out building an army. With a few clicks you can begin building an army, confident that you have built a legal Force. Once you have finished building you can easily print out (or PDF) a list, perfect for submitting to tournament organisers or to give to your opponents. It even provides the card reference information to help you track down the appropriate Unit Cards from your collection.Because V4 Flames Of War works a little differently to previous versions, there have been a number of changes made to how Forces works. Even if you are a veteran of Forces should take a few seconds to read the basic primer over on the Flames Of War website.
Make sure you also take a look at the Sample (Free) Panzer III Company listed in the Quick Links section as this will give you a chance to try out Forces before you buy.
Over the past few weeks it might seem like that we have been bombarding you on the Flames Of War website with a lot of Eastern Front content. In case you haven’t been able to keep up I thought I would put a quick summary up of the content thus far…
Stalingrad is our new Starter Set, designed to help new players get straight in to Flames Of War. It contains:
a complete mini rulebook, and to really help new players get started,
an intro guide that will help people assemble their models and play their first few games.
Veteran Flames Of War players might think that a Starter or Intro Set isn’t really for them, but if you are coming back to Flames Of War after a break this might be a great way to get straight back into the action without having to read the whole rulebook before putting some models on the table. Battle of Stalingrad: War on the Eastern Front…
Mike Haught (the author of Iron Cross) has put together his notes on what you can expect to find in the book. If you are looking for some in-depth information then this is a great place to start. Iron Cross Spotlight…
Phil Yates (you guessed it, he wrote Enemy at the Gates) has shared his extensive thoughts on the book in this article. Enemy at the Gates Spotlight…
Command Cards allow Flames Of War generals to field iconic warriors, build new types of units, field new types of equipment, enhance your commander’s capabilities, and bring new tactics and stratagems to the battlefield.
Reading through some of the staff army articles during the Live Launch you might have spotted a few of the guys mentioning Command Cards. Andrew has written a pair of preview articles (one for each pack) to help introduce you to Command Cards and show off a few specific ones. Iron Cross Command Cards… Enemy at the Gates Command Cards…
For a limited time only boxes of Unit Cards will be available for each Flames Of War Mid War book. The packs will contain one of each Unit Card that relates to their book. The packs have been designed to assist existing players that have already bought our miniatures and built their armies under previous editions and want cards to help transition to V4.
Enemy at the Gates and Iron Cross come with a complete new range of releases. From the new KV tank and Katyusha Rocket Launcher for the Soviets, to the Tiger tank and Nebelwerfer for the Germans, there is plenty of great new plastic models to get your hands on.