Flames of War
World War II miniatures gaming
Flames of War is a miniatures game based on company level World War II battles.
The rules are published by the New Zealand company Battlefront Miniatures.
The game is designed for 15mm or 1:100 scale models, which are available from
Battlefront and competing manufacturers.
The rules cover the entire period of World War II, but games are normally classified as Early
War (EW), Mid War (MW) or Late War (LW). Although infantry units did not
change their equipment that much during the war, tanks and anti-tank guns
changed dramatically over the period. Thus you will normally have games
between two forces from the same period.
In addition to the rules book, players will use Intelligence Briefings to
choose their force. The Intelligence Briefing gives details of what units
were used together historically, and the points limit for each unit.
(Warhammer players will be used to Army Books or Codexes serving the same
Normally each player will pick a force up to a given points limit. The
most common points limits are 1500 pts for MW games, and 1500 - 1750 pts for LW
games. This will typically give a game that will last 2 to 3 hours.
A game of Flames of War is typically played on a 6' x 4' board, though larger
and smaller boards can also be used. Armies may consist of infantry, gun
teams, tanks and transports. You can also have air support.