New Flames of War Starter Box announced

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New Flames of War Starter Box announced

Post by Makarov » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:43 am

Battlefront have announced a new starter set for Flames of War due to be released on the 20th October.

It is called Open Fire! - BUT this is not to be confused with the previous incarnation of Blitzkrieg which was also called Open Fire! Yeah I know.

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

The 'finely detailed' figures make -
"a British armoured squadron with support from some fearless US paratroopers" that's 6 Sherman tanks, 2 Firefly tanks and a platoon (32 figs) of US Paratroopers
830 points assuming no tanks have 50 cals mounted

"German grenadier company defending their V1 launcher" "with the aid of a StuG platoon and some anti-tank guns" a company? of Grenadiers (73 figs), 2 Pak 40's Anti Tank guns, and 3 StuG Assault Guns
785 points assuming Panzerfaust all round - I think (that only covers 66 figs, I assume the rest are options & command for the a/t guns).

That is the core of two very solid armies, which you can play as provided or add support to bring up to 1750 points. I know this news have been overshadowed by another (Oh so shiny) starter set, but it from what I have seen so far it looks to be an excellent, and cheep, starting point for anyone who is interested in Flames of war.

Link to info on FOW website: http://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=3438

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IMHO these new plastic models look great! :D
Grim darkness of the 41st Millennium? Good thing I brought a flashlight.
40K: Imperial Guard: 1,500
Flames of War (Late War):German: 2,500 points, Polish Insurgents: 1250 points

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Re: New Flames of War Starter Box announced

Post by Khornate » Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:43 pm

Wow nice
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Re: New Flames of War Starter Box announced

Post by Makarov » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:17 pm

Khornate wrote:Wow nice
From what I've heard/seen its just the tip of the iceberg.


Also Yay somebody else who plays/cares about FoW!

:D
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Re: New Flames of War Starter Box announced

Post by Khornate » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:37 pm

Makarov wrote:
Khornate wrote:Wow nice
From what I've heard/seen its just the tip of the iceberg.


Also Yay somebody else who plays/cares about FoW!

:D
Think they'll redo all their tanks/infantry in plastic?
Also I'd kill for an Ostfront starter
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Re: New Flames of War Starter Box announced

Post by Makarov » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:40 pm

Khornate wrote:
Makarov wrote:
Khornate wrote:Wow nice
From what I've heard/seen its just the tip of the iceberg.


Also Yay somebody else who plays/cares about FoW!

:D
Think they'll redo all their tanks/infantry in plastic?
Also I'd kill for an Ostfront starter
Tis the plan to switch everything over to plastic.
Grim darkness of the 41st Millennium? Good thing I brought a flashlight.
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Flames of War (Late War):German: 2,500 points, Polish Insurgents: 1250 points

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Re: New Flames of War Starter Box announced

Post by Makarov » Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:03 pm

I forgot to mention the prices according to the BF staff on their forums here are the prices

UK 50 pounds
US 70 dollars
Europe 60 Euros
NZ 95 dollars
Aus 80 dollars
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Re: New Flames of War Starter Box announced

Post by easycompany » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:11 pm

Damn this will have to wait until after Warmachine Two Player Battle Box... and Dark Vengeance... and then maybe :wink:
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Re: New Flames of War Starter Box announced

Post by Makarov » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:49 pm

easycompany wrote:Damn this will have to wait until after Warmachine Two Player Battle Box... and Dark Vengeance... and then maybe :wink:

Yet, your name is Easy Company, and you have Currahee in you sig. For shame...



:wink:
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Re: New Flames of War Starter Box announced

Post by Khornate » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:14 pm

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Re: New Flames of War Starter Box announced

Post by easycompany » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:29 pm

Makarov wrote:
easycompany wrote:Damn this will have to wait until after Warmachine Two Player Battle Box... and Dark Vengeance... and then maybe :wink:

Yet, your name is Easy Company, and you have Currahee in you sig. For shame...



:wink:
Well with Dark Vengeance I'll probably sell the models as I just want the rules at the minute. And when I made my account I wanted to start Flames of War (still do :wink: ) but not many people at my club play : :cry:
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Re: New Flames of War Starter Box announced

Post by Makarov » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:17 pm

easycompany wrote:
Makarov wrote:
easycompany wrote:Damn this will have to wait until after Warmachine Two Player Battle Box... and Dark Vengeance... and then maybe :wink:

Yet, your name is Easy Company, and you have Currahee in you sig. For shame...



:wink:
Well with Dark Vengeance I'll probably sell the models as I just want the rules at the minute. And when I made my account I wanted to start Flames of War (still do :wink: ) but not many people at my club play : :cry:
Don't worry I can help you with that, PM sent.
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Re: New Flames of War Starter Box announced

Post by orkyman » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:51 am

Damn 80 bucks, that's pretty cheap. I was gonna split the price with someone but I think I'll just buy it and keep all those good looking miniatures to myself.

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Re: New Flames of War Starter Box announced

Post by Makarov » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:18 pm

You also get a basic rule book as well. You can generate quite a few lists from all of the stuff they give you.
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Re: New Flames of War Starter Box announced

Post by easycompany » Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:16 pm

Makarov wrote:You also get a basic rule book as well. You can generate quite a few lists from all of the stuff they give you.
To Easy Army! :) ...damn 99c...
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Re: New Flames of War Starter Box announced

Post by orkyman » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:23 am

Since the starter box comes with the full rulebook, does any one know where I can buy the other 2 books that come with the rule book on the FoW website.

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