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post Jul 28 2017, 12:47 PM
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From http://www.flamesofwar.com/Default.aspx?ta...5&afv=topic

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It appears that the launch range consists of:

the Fighting First army book - a name that I find outrageous given how late was the US entry in the war. I know it was used as a motto in the US army, but if someone decided to call "thin red line" a film on US forces I would know he was a complete moron. Oh, it happened!

a starter box with 5 Shermans, 2 M10s and 3 Stuarts - unsurprising as it's all plastic. The Shermans are of course the cast armour model, so not right for British forces, but we knew that already.

a box of 5 plastic Shermans

a box of 3 plastic priests - could be good for British APCs maybe?

a box of plastic armoured rifles - doesn't say if the infantry are of the faceless, soft plastic generation or the old stuff.

The ad also mentions a grand total of 14 boxes and 4 blisters so there's more to come.


Elsewhere it has been suggested that this will be released in September.

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post Jul 28 2017, 01:14 PM
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QUOTE(MarkC @ Jul 28 2017, 12:47 PM) *

the Fighting First army book - a name that I find outrageous given how late was the US entry in the war. I know it was used as a motto in the US army, but if someone decided to call "thin red line" a film on US forces I would know he was a complete moron. Oh, it happened!


d... does that guy think fighting first refers to a chronological order?

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post Jul 28 2017, 11:21 PM
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Well, it was the first time they participated in "Europe" and the US 1st Armoured were involved.
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post Jul 31 2017, 12:11 PM
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The name the Fighting First refers to it being the 1st Division though yeah?

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post Aug 1 2017, 06:22 PM
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....knew I forgot something, the for that conflict.
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Also, British forces used cast hull Shermans so overall the original poster doesn't seem to have much of a clue.

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post Aug 3 2017, 11:07 PM
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The Shermans are right for Mid War for the UK & US, the complication comes for Late War & soviets. They've not bothered to watch the Tank Museums' Tank Talks.
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post Aug 4 2017, 09:41 AM
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QUOTE(Rod.H @ Aug 3 2017, 11:07 PM) *

The Shermans are right for Mid War for the UK & US, the complication comes for Late War & soviets. They've not bothered to watch the Tank Museums' Tank Talks.


HMS knows more about this than most people here combined.

The US didn't get in to the fight until the Tunisia battles started, by then the Brits were using Sherman III's these were welded hulls.

Before that they were using Sherman II's which were cast, however they also had ammo stowage on the turret and side skits (so incorrect model here) and before that the Sherman I which was welded.

So HMS is correct, the period in time Tunisia and Sicily campaigns the British forces had the Sherman III which was a Welded hull. These are not correct for British.

If i really wanted to get in to details, there was fighting with both Sherman II and III's but again these models have none of the important bits.


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post Aug 12 2017, 09:24 AM
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It appears that the Sherman comes with the correct British turret add ons and the side skirts all for the Sherman II


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Thats pretty handy

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post Aug 17 2017, 01:28 AM
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Yes, now all they need to do is, produce the cards and/or a book to use them as British.
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