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    Late war is coming.

    After the stop gap Armies of Late War book and cards released a while ago the main part of Late war is going to be released slowly from D Day onwards.

    Starting with the US and the Germans, there are a couple of starter sets and the main army books for both nations which look to be concentrating on the European theatre.

    June 2019, FURY and Hit the Beach:
    Will be our two new starter sets. FURY is a small starter set similar to Stalingrad or El Alamein with 5 plastic tanks. Hit the Beach is a more comprehensive starter kit than FURY, similar to Open Fire!, and includes infantry, guns, and tanks. Everything you need to start playing games right off the bat, Hit the Beach is a big box of toys for great value, offering a considerable discount compared to purchasing all the components separately. Both starter sets are German vs American and both sets include a quick play guide, mini rulebook, assembly guides, unit cards, and dice.

    June 2019, Army Deals:
    Much like (but bigger and even better value) the Army Deals that accompany each other book release, there will be a late war boxed army release for each of the major four nations—German, British, American, and Soviet, with the complete A5 Rule Book, assembly guides, and Unit cards that will be consistent with Fortress Europe and the first wave of Late War D-Day books.



    July 2019, American D-Day Book:
    Will be the first specific Army Book for Late War. This release will cover the American forces that landed in Normandy and dropped behind enemy lines, as well as the breakout forces that helped secure the the liberation of France. 100+ pages in length. This book will include the following formations:

    D-Minus 1 Formations: Parachute Rifle Company, Glider Rifle Company,

    D-Day Formations: Ranger Company, Assault Company, Rifle Company, Veteran Assault Company, Veteran Rifle Company,

    Breakout Formations: M4 Sherman Tank Company, M5 Stuart Tank Company, Armored Rifle Company, M4 Sherman Veteran Tank Company, M5 Stuart Veteran Tank Company, Veteran Armored Rifle Company, M10 Tank Destroyer Company,
    and plenty of support options. The book will also include three different D-Day-themed missions with airborne landings, beach landings, breakouts, and bocage battles.

    September 2019, German D-Day Book:
    Is a partner book to the American D-Day Book, covering German forces manning the formidable Atlantic Wall during the D-Day landings and those facing the allied advance one hedgerow at a time through the French countryside during the desperate defence of France. It will be 120+ pages and will include the following formations:

    Beach Defenders: Infantry Company,

    Airborne Formations: Fallschirmjӓger Company, FJ StuG Company,

    Army Formations: Panzer IV Tank Company, Panther Tank Company, Panzergrenadier Company, Reconnaissance Company, Tiger Tank Company,

    alongside a lot of support options. The book will also include three different D-Day-themed missions with airborne landings, beach landings, breakouts, and bocage battles.

    Taken from the Flames of War website.

    I am not sure if I will be getting the German book as I have always used an Eastern front force and I have no real desire to field most of the formations mentioned that are not already in Armies of Late War apart from the recon force. I will wait to have a better look before I decide.
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    WOW! I’ve not been keeping up with the line so, thank you for this! I need to sit down and strategize possible purchasing strategies. I agree that, buying in these sets is definitely the way to go for cost savings....and....sometimes the deals move on to other things and its harder to get the earlier ones.
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    The next releases are as follows:

    September 2019, D-Day Landing Terrain Set:
    To help take the guesswork out of playing beach landings, we will be releasing a themed cardboard terrain pack. This gives players what they need to transform a normal grass battle mat into a well-fortified beach with cardboard fortifications and landing craft. The pack will also include a paper battle map segment to create the beach portion of the battlefield on your own battle mat at home. These cardboard terrain sets make it quick to set up games and are easy to store when the games are finished. We will also be releasing a durable 4’x2’ vinyl mat, similar to our other printed mats. Everything released in cardboard will also be available in either our Battlefield in a Box range, or as Flames Of War products on the website.

    September 2019, Bloody Omaha - Ace Campaign:
    Bloody Omaha is a new card-based campaign system flexible enough to fit any gaming group size or schedule. The full campaign will run between 4-7 missions meaning you can play it as a one-day mini-tournament or enjoy it over a series of weeks. As the campaign progresses, each player will watch their Ace (or Hero) develop and pick up new skills. The Bloody Omaha set includes a mix of Mission, Rewards, and Ace Cards that plot out the series of missions as well as detail the advances their Aces achieve. As the Germans, push the Allies back off the beaches and into the sea, or as the Allies, drive through the German defences and take Paris. The final outcome is in your hands.



    February 2020, British D-Day Book:
    Covering the British and Commonwealth forces that stormed Gold, Juno, and Sword beaches during the Seaborne landings of Operation Overlord, those that fought in the liberation of France, and the daring but ultimately ill-fated Operation Market Garden forces. 100-140 pages. Includes:

    D-Minus 1 Formations: Parachute Company, Airlanding Company, Airborne Armoured Recce Squadron,

    Hit The Beaches Formations: Sherman Armoured Squadron, Rifle Company, Veteran Rifle Company, Commando Company,

    Breakout Formations: Churchill Tank Squadron, Cromwell Armoured Squadron, Cromwell Armoured Recce Squadron, Sherman Armoured Squadron, Motor Company,
    and a wealth of support options. The book will also include three different D-Day-themed missions with airborne landings, beach landings, breakouts, and bocage battles.

    Taken from the Battlefront website.
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    The German stuff is starting to come through now with the release of the armies book for Europe and new boxes.

    https://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=6692

    If I do go for this it will mainly be for the recon company who I really liked playing in 2nd ed, the Stug s, and the new points values.

    Suppose I will have to wait for the Eastern Front book to get my other favourite formation, SS Wiking.
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    I really do need to keep up with this stuff! Thanks for keeping this section alive, Frank!

    Hey, off topic but I was looking at some Team Yankee infantry and noted they are now plastic, too. I could figure this out if I actually just looked but, what has BF done with the new FoW 4th Ed, miniatures in terms of infantry...are they plastic now, too, or still white metal/pewter?
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    I will be honest and say I am not certain, I believe they are plastic now but I have more than enough infantry for my army so have not paid too much attention.

    I am on holiday at the moment but when I get back I will probably be ordering the German d-day book, unit cards and possibly the command cards (and the battles book for Saga ) and will let you know what I think when I do.
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    I was just looking at the FURY Starter Kit, and have to say, it struck a nerve! Even though I have those units listed, I ended up picking it up on Amazon tonight (worked out cheaper with my Prime free shipping, than the other third party sellers).

    I needed to look into it more closely first, to see exactly what I would be getting myself into, but it came down to, as far as actual use, and given the fact that it’s even a starter kit alone, being enough to sway me heavily into a purchase.

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    What also sold me was the “Fury - Start Here” booklet, which supposedly gets you into a quick, basic game upon which to learn the basics; then upon which, you can start to delve further into the system. For a new FoW player like myself, that’s probably the best way to get me going, as I have thus far not made it anywhere into the system. It’s kinda the same idea as Advanced Squad Leader Starter Kits for me, which finally got me playing. Hopefully this does the same for me with Flames of War.

    Th other thing that got me to purchase it was a strategy Derek (Frizz) drilled into my noggin, in the simple fact of miniatures per cost ratio; five miniatures for $30 USD is a hell of a savings, plus all the other goodies that come with it making it half what you;d pay separately (or there about, in my humble estimation).
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    ...oh, by the way, the miniatures appear to be all plastic, which you assemble. That seems to be the direction Battlefront has gone with these.

    As an aside, the upside to this marketing strategy for a gamer like me is, since I don;t mind building and painting these, this is an optimal way to add-on miniatures to my Axis & Allies Miniatures and Battlefront: WWII ​(Fire & Fury Games) game systems!!! Win-Win-Win!
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    There is now an article on the Battlefront site about one of the formations listed in the new book, the Recon company. I love playing these guys with my old Eastern Front book, Grey Wolf, and they are one of the main reasons I will soon be putting in an order for this book.

    https://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=6772

    I did tend to go for more armoured cars with troop support than the list shown but I am still looking forward to getting an updated list, with the new points costs as well.
    Always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented.

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