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ZSU-23-4 AA Company (AARBX08)

Includes two ZSU-23-4 Self-propelled Anti-aircraft guns,

Designed as a replacement for the ZSU-57-2, the ZSU-23-4 “Shilka” replaced the twin 57mm guns with four 23mm cannon with a far greater ammunition capacity. The Shilka is also equipped with an integral radar to allow automatic tracking of targets rather than optical tracking.

Check out the ZSU-23-4 in the online store here… 

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Aaron Te Hira-Mathie

The ZSU-23-4

The ZSU-23-4 AA Company in Fate Of A Nation
Unit Cards for the ZSU-23-4 AA Company are contained in the Egyptian Unit Card Pack (AAR901)…
Unit Cards for the ZSU-23-4 AA Company are contained in the Syrian Unit Card Pack (AAR902)…

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T-62 Tank Battalion (AARAB01)

Includes nine plastic T-62 tank sprues, two plastic Tank Commander sprues two Decal Sheets and two ZSU-23-4 Self-propelled Anti-aircraft guns

When the British fitted their Centurion with a 105mm gun, the Soviet leadership demanded that the T-55 be fitted with a bigger gun than its current 100mm. The result was the T-62 which mounted a smoothbore 115mm firing a fin-stabilised round. Egypt acquired several hundred in time for the 1973 Yom Kippur War

Check out the T-62 Tank Company in the online store here… 

Designed by Tim Adcock
Painted by Aaron Te Hira-Mathie

The T-62 Tank

The T-62 Sprue

The ZSU-23-4

The T-62 Tank Battalion in Fate Of A Nation
Unit Cards for the T-62 Tank Battalion are contained in the Egyptian Unit Card Pack (AAR901)…
Unit Cards for the T-62 Tank Battalion are contained in the Syrian Unit Card Pack (AAR902)…

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IS-3M Assembly Guide (AARBX01)

Step 1. Begin assembly of the IS-3M by attaching the tracks to each side of the hull.

1b & c. Each track has been keyed to correspond with a particular side of the hull; this aids in ensuring the correct orientation of the tracks when assembling the miniature.

1d & e. Attaching the tracks to the hull of the IS-3M.

Step 2a. Next, attach the main gun to the gun mantlet.

2b. The main gun attached to the turret.

Step 3a. Attach the turret hatch to the top of the turret.

3b. Turret hatch in place.

Step 4a. Next, attach the .50 cal AA MG to the rear of the turret.

4b. The .50 cal AA MG attached to the rear of the turret.

Step 5a. Attach the smoke canisters to the rear of the hull using the recesses shown in the image below.

5b. A smoke canister attached successfully to the rear of the IS-3M hull.

5c. Adding the second smoke canister to the rear of the hull of the IS-3M.

Step 6a. Next, attach the external fuel tanks to the edges of the engine deck of the IS-3M.

6b,c & d. The external fuel tanks added to both sides of the IS-3M hull.

With the external fuel tanks attached; the IS-3M is now fully assembled.

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Sherman (75mm) Assembly Guide (AISBX04)

M50 Sherman Components

Step 1. Begin assembly by attacking the tracks to the hull of the M50 Sherman.

1a. Each track has been keyed to correspond with a particular side of the hull; this aids in ensuring the correct orientation of the tracks when assembling the miniature.
1b. The correct alignment for the left-hand side track
1c. The correct alignment for the right-hand side track

1d. The left-hand side track attached to the hull
1e. The hull machine-gun correctly attached to the front of the hull

Step 2a. Attach the hull machine-gun to the hull.

2b. The hull machine-gun sprue note: we include extra MGs for ease- keep the spares in your bits box!
2c. The hull machine-gun correctly attached to the front of the hull

Step 3a. Attach the main gun to the turret

3b. The main gun ready for assembly.
3c. The main gun correctly attached to the turret.

Step 4a. Attach the hatches to the turret.

Step 5. Attach the commander’s hatch to the turret (closed)

5a. The commanders hatch modeled closed
5b. (optional) the commander’s hatch modeled open.
5c.  Snip your chosen commander from the sprue.

5d. The tank commander correctly attached to the turret

Step 6a. Attach the .50 cal AA MG to the turret

6b. With the tank commander and AA MG in place, the M50 Sherman is fully-assembled and ready for painting.

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Beasts Of War – Isherman Unboxing

The Beasts Of War team is back with another unboxing video. Today they look at the Isherman tank, also known as the Super Sherman. In this video they talk about one of the most unique tanks that Israeli forces fielded  and the history that led its development and pushed the absolute limit of what could be done with a Sherman tank. 

Beasts Of War – Unboxing: Fate Of A Nation -M51 Isherman Tank…

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Learn To Play Fate Of A Nation

The Learn To Play Fate Of A Nation article is now live. This article is all about getting you playing Fate Of A Nation as soon as possible. In this article we use two Israeli Magach 6 tanks and three Egyptian T-62 tanks and pit them head to head as they trade shots on the Sinai Peninsula. Get your tanks together, grab some dice, a tape measure and an opponent then follow the instructions in this article to play a simple game.

Click here Learn To Play Fate Of A Nation…

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T-62 Tank Company (AARBX07)

Includes five plastic T-62 tank sprues, one plastic Tank Commander sprue and one Decal Sheet

When the British fitted their Centurion with a 105mm gun, the Soviet leadership demanded that the T-55 be fitted with a bigger gun than its current 100mm. The result was the T-62 which mounted a smoothbore 115mm firing a fin-stabilised round. Egypt acquired several hundred in time for the 1973 Yom Kippur War

Check out the T-62 Tank Company in the online store here… 

Designed by Tim Adcock
Painted by Aaron Te Hira-Mathie

The T-62 Tank

The T-62 Tank Company in Fate Of A Nation

Unit Cards for the T-62 Tank Company are contained in the Egyptian Unit Card Pack (AAR901)…
Unit Cards for the T-62 Tank Company are contained in the Syrian Unit Card Pack (AAR902)…

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Israel vs Syria: Fighting For The Golan

In the Battlefront Studio the Fate Of A Nation project has had some fairly energetic cheer leaders over the years helping guide the project from “something we wanted to do” through to the current state as a complete stand alone game. Amongst the team is Chris (who painted the original Israeli models used in the original booklet through to the Syrians shown in Fate Of A Nation) and has started work on a blog series entitled Israeli vs Syria: Fighting For The Golan. With partial forces for both sides finished he will be sharing his thoughts on both armies, their equipment and painting plans.

You can follow his progress over on his blog, or you can just click the links below

“Israel vs Syria: Fighting For The Golan”, A Series Introduction…
1967 vs 1973: So What To Field…
Syrian Army Shots…
Israeli Tanks: Strengths and Weaknesses…
Syrian Tanks: Strengths and Weaknesses…