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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Flames of War - BARBAROSSA!!!

If there is one supplement Flames of War players have been clamoring for, it's one covering Operation Barbarossa - Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941.  The Early War period for Flames of War is a relative newcomer to the game, and Battlefront has taken a fairly "slow and steady" approach to the era. While the inclusion of the Japanese in the EW period was a nice surprise from Battlefront, many would have preferred to see Barbarossa.

Discussions on the Battlefront forum indicated that the release of Barbarossa would happen this year, and today a digital version of the sales flier for Barbarossa has cropped up on the internet.

With an October release date, we only have a few months to wait before the primary releases for Early War will finally be complete allowing coverage of the entire 1939-1941 period in Flames of War.  The Soviet T-34 tank is highlighted in the flier, and it should be a real beast on an early war table.  If the KV is included as well, that would be an even tougher nut to crack!

I'm really looking forward to the release of Barbarossa - the 1941 Soviet army has always held a lot of interest for me as you had the very forward looking T-34 and KV tanks serving alongside the T-35, T-28, T-26 and a host of other interesting designs.  Hopefully I'll be through most of my painting queue before then!


  1. Love to see some new early war infantry poses, 1941 Soviets with leggings and such and maybe a few new / re-released tanks.


  2. Would be nice to see - I'm looking forward to an early KV-1...