Battlefront Features East German Mot-Schützen Heavy Weapons For Team Yankee

Infantry are very versatile out on the battlefield. They can go through most forms of terrain, search buildings, hold ground, and be armed with many different weapons in order to take on a variety of enemy formations. When enemy vehicles bear down, it’s time for the heavy weapons crews to step up and protect the rest of the platoon.
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Battlefront Features Mot-Schützen Kompanie For Team Yankee

So, we’ve seen a couple different vehicles lately for the East German forces in Team Yankee, but those APCs need to carry around someone, right? Well, that’s where the Mot-Schützen Kompanie comes in, of which we get a deeper look at in this article.
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Battlefront Features Spandrel AT Platoon For Team Yankee

Versatility is important in production. If you can create an item that can be quickly adapted to fill different roles, that’s good, as it will increase production speeds since you don’t have to keep retooling entire things from scratch. The 9P148 Konkurs uses the same chassis as the BRDM-2 Recon Vehicle. However, it sports a set of missiles on top.
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Thursday Terrain Corner

And just like that, we’ve made it to Thursday. The weekend is almost within our grasp. Hopefully you have gaming-related plans. This weekend is the first Board Game Day up at the Milton Library for the year. They took last November and December off, but they’re back once again. If you don’t have an LGS that you can go and play at, perhaps talk to your local library about getting a Games Day going there.

As for the exact moment, we need to make sure your gaming tables look as good as possible.

In the Terrain Corner today we have: Baueda Releases New Drums, Barrels, and Casks; Manorhouse Workshop Update 11 – Forgotten Halls – Hard Plastic – Fortified Terrace; New Terrain Pieces From Terrain4Games; Hadrian’s Wall in 2mm Available From Brigade Models; Heroic Maps release Modular Kit: Starship Corridors; Starbase Starter and Expansion: Pwork Space Tiles Set Now Available; New 28mm tent kits from Sally 4th; Massive Miniature Building Authority Sale; New Sentry Platforms Available From Kromlech; Manorhouse Workshop Update 12 – You can use Forgotten Halls on any existing terrain; Cyber City: Pwork Wargames science fiction gaming mat now available; and Battlefront Posts New Desert Terrain Preview.

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Battlefront Features BRDM-2 Recon Platoon For Team Yankee

If you’re looking to scout enemy formations, having a vehicle that can get over a wide range of terrain is crucial. That’s just the case with the BRDM-2. Not only can it go across open ground easily, it has an extra set of wheels that it can lower in order to make it over trenches. A river or stream in your way? Well, just drive yourself right across it, since the BRDM-2 is aquatic.
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Battlefront Gives the History of the Volksarmee For Team Yankee

At the end of WWII, Germany was divided. On one side, you had the French, British, and Americans. On the other, you had the Russians. All were allies during the war, but the differences between their political and economic systems caused them to quickly drift apart. The Iron Curtain came down all across Europe and that set the stage for the Cold War. In Team Yankee, that Cold War turns Hot. In this article, we get a look at the history of the East German forces, the Volksarmee.
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Free Rulebook Trade-In Coming For Flames of War

2016 was the Year of New Editions, but several of those announced new sets of rules are actually rolling out this year. Now, a lot of players might feel that they’re being forced to buy new rules for a game they already own when a new version comes out. Well, the folks at Battlefront want you to know that if you’ve got the previous edition of the rules, you can get the new ones for free. No new purchase required.
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Battlefront Previews Flames of War 4th Edition Releases

2016 may have been the Year of New Editions, but that doesn’t mean 2017 won’t have some of its own rolling out. One such includes the 4th edition of the very popular WWII game, Flames of War. For the initial rollout of this updated set, the folks at Battlefront are headed to the deserts of North Africa. They’ve posted up some previews of the books and box sets you can expect to show up on store shelves.
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Battlefront Announces Flames of War 4th Edition

They say that necessity is the mother of invention. In wartime, necessity is all around, and so invention and adaptation runs rife. While war games aren’t anywhere near like actually being in war, that doesn’t mean that things don’t change and evolve over time as well. It is with that in mind that Battlefront is announcing that they will be releasing a new edition of Flames of War next year.
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Volksarmee Coming For Team Yankee, Pre-Orders Being Taken

The Volksarmee, or People’s Army, might just sound like a small group of volunteers who are really just accountants and bakers and janitors who wanted to go play Army. That is not the case, though. Within the Warsaw Pact, there’s no other army that’s more highly-trained and better equipped. And they’ll be making their way to the fields of Team Yankee tables next year.
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Battlefront Features Iron Maiden: Spartan/Striker For Team Yankee

Getting your troops from place to place takes a lot of consideration. You want them to be able to get most places, get there fast, and be somewhat protected from enemy fire along the way. Thankfully, the British army in Team Yankee has the Spartan/Striker vehicles to do just the thing.
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Battlefront Features Scorpion/Scimitar For Team Yankee

On the eastern plains of Europe, the British recce troops of the first and second were equipped with Scimitar reconnaissance vehicles. The third had a mix of Scimitars and Scorpions. Their job was to be a first-response group to any sort of Soviet movement. They’d scout ahead of the main British force, being on the lookout for any Soviet attacks. They’d also be the ones to go in when any sort of air-dropped troops were deployed. And they can do that on your Team Yankee boards, too.
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Monday Terrain Corner

It’s Monday and I’m back in the office after a long weekend.
Unfortunately, gaming plans fell through, but it was still a decent weekend. There’s always next week. Gotta get my S3 Guild Ball on at some point.

But at the moment it’s about making your gaming tables look good.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Dungeon Worlds Part 3 Kickstarter has funded, Tablewar to directly sell The F.A.T. Mats to customers in the US & UK/EU, Heroic Maps Stone Rift Locations Now Available, Heroic Maps Monastery of the Order of Grimkell Now Available, Space Nebula: Pwork Wargames Gaming Mat Now Available, and 2017 Premium Property Pre-orders Happening Now.

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Battlefront Features Puma Panzerspäh Platoon For Flames of War

Sure, the Germans had their Tiger tanks, but they had plenty of other weapons of war at their disposal, especially late into the conflict. One of those vehicles was the Sd Kfz armored car. There were many different varieties of this vehicle, as the turret was easily modified to hold a different array of armaments.
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Battlefront Announces Tiger I Tanks Marsch Edition

The German Tiger Tank was one of the most feared pieces of war on the battlefields of Europe during WWII. It was no small feat to actually defeat one in combat. Many allied tankers would just do their best to avoid conflicts with one. Well, Battlefront is letting you field groups of them in your Flames of War armies, and they’ve also made very limited numbers of Marsch Edition boxes with extra content.
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Battlefront Features the M109 Field Battery For Team Yankee

It’s WWIII and it’s time to bring out the big guns, literally. The British are hitting the field with their M109 Field Battery. If you want some artillery support, you can’t get much bigger than these 155mm behemoths.
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Battlefront Features Chieftain Armoured Troop For Team Yankee

During WWII, the Allies weren’t known for their huge tanks. No, the Germans, with their Tiger and Tiger II are what’s remembered as the big tanks around. Well, in WWIII, that’s no longer the case. The idea of taking lots of fast, light tanks has given way to a new form of thinking. That brings us to the Chieftain, which has the thickest armor and biggest gun in all of NATO’s forces. Take a look at it for Team Yankee in this article from Battlefront.
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Battlefront Shows Off Harrier Close Air Support Flight For Team Yankee

In the conflicts of present day and the near future, having close air support for your ground troops is vital. Aircraft can provide a high vantage point to the battlefield and get fields of fire that no ground troop would be able to manage. Then there’s the maneuverability factor. In Team Yankee, your British troops can be supported by a set of Harrier Close Air Support fighters.
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Monday Terrain Corner

The days have circled around again and we find ourselves deposited in a Monday. I hope you had a good weekend. I spent Saturday playing Small World and Ascension with some friends. Then on Sunday I assembled a bunch of another friend’s Guild Ball models, because I enjoy assembling figures and he’s been super-busy lately.
But that’s as may be. It’s time to make sure your gaming tables look as good as possible.

Today in our Terrain Corner we have: Battlefield in a Box: Automobile Garages (BB211), Exotic Locations Pulp Terrain up On Indiegogo, Manorhouse Workshop Update #7 – Hard Plastic -Forgotten Halls: Stairs & Upper Floors, Early Bird Sale from Miniature Building Authority Happening Now, Heroic Maps – Discover: Valley of the Ancients Now Available, Great Again Gaming Mat Available From Warzone40k, Deep-Cut Studio launches 9 new game mats for Fantasy Football, Manorhouse Workshop Update #8 – Hard Plastic – Forgotten Halls – A scale, and Warland: Pwork Wargames Fantasy Gaming Mat Now Available.

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British Mechanized Platoon For Team Yankee Now Available

The British got themselves their Mobile SAM Launcher the other day, but SAM launchers aren’t really going to be able to take and hold ground. I mean, I guess they could, but it wouldn’t be very effective. No, for something like that, you’ll want to get the British Mechanized Platoon for your Team Yankee army.
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Battlefront Releases Tracked Rapier SAM Section For Team Yankee

The British Tracked Rapier SAM Section also goes by a bit more rocking name: Iron Maiden. Though while the band flies airplanes (or, at least, their lead singer does), the Iron Maiden of the British forces in Team Yankee is designed to ground airplanes, permanently. The missiles the Iron Maiden fires aren’t traditional “homing” missiles. Instead, an operator uses a headset to guide the missiles to their targets.
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Iron Maiden Weekend At Team Yankee

The British are coming!
The British are coming!
Sorry, it was that or a bit about watching Peter over at Gale Force Nine headbang to Iron Maiden, Slayer, Pantera, and Sepultura all weekend… which would be cool to see.
Anyway, no. This is about Team Yankee, where the British will be making their entrance with the Iron Maiden book, available this weekend.
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Team Yankee Leopard Launch Weekend Starts Tomorrow

“Why’s there a gun in your trousers?”
“For protection.”
“Protection from what? Ze Germans?”
Actually, Turkish, Ze Germans are coming. Tomorrow, in fact. And Battlefront is welcoming them with pomp and fanfare. Leopard, the new set for Team Yankee, releases tomorrow, you see.
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Battlefront Previews The Leopard For Team Yankee

“Protection? Protection from what? Ze Germans?”
It might actually not be a bad idea to protect yourself against Ze Germans (specifically in this case the West Germans), as they’ll be making their way to Team Yankee in a couple months. Battlefront has posted up a preview of what you can expect in their book, Leopard.
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Gale Force Nine Announces Tanks WWII Skirmish Game

What is it about tanks that is just so damn appealing? Let’s face it, a lot of us get weak in the knees over those multi-ton behemoths of the battlefield. Originally created to break the siege-like nature of the Western Front in WWI, they really came into their own during WWII. Dozens of types were created by the warring nations, each with upsides and downsides. Some were heavily armed and armored, but had the top speed of a brisk walk. Others were quick and maneuverable, but could be taken out by any upsized gun on the battlefield. Well, now Gale Force Nine is letting you find out which are best on the battlefield against one-another with Tanks.
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Team Yankee Launch Event Happening This Weekend

WWIII is upon us! Or, it will be tomorrow, anyway… and only on our tabletops (hopefully, anyway!). Battlefront is launching Team Yankee and they’re starting off with a bang. If you’re in New Zealand, you can stop by and see all the things that are going on first-hand. If you’re not in New Zealand, as I’m sure most of you are, such as myself, you can still be there in spirit by checking out everything that’s going to be going on over on the Team Yankee website.
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203mm obr 1931 Howitzer released for Flames Of War

The Russian military isn’t necessarily known for subtlety. The phrase “bigger is better” certainly seems to be alive and well in their strategist’s minds. From gargantuan tanks to massive airplanes to huge artillery pieces. Even the equipment used for fighting among the buildings and along the streets of a city are bigger. Such is the case with the 203mm obr 1931 Howitzer, now available for Flames of War.
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Battlefront releases plastic Cromwell Armoured Platoon for Flames of War

Tanks.
You’re welcome.
Sorry, it’s a Monday morning and sometimes the horrific jokes are just what happens. For those that want some more armor in your British forces in Flames of War, Battlefront has a new Cromwell Armoured Platoon that you can pick up.
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New Plastic Strelkovy Company from Battlefront

It’s generally not a good idea to poke the sleeping bear that is Russia. Historically, very few forces were able to conquer this large territory. It’s usually a combination of a harsh winter and the fact that they have quite a large population that they can throw at an enemy that does it. Now Battlefront lets you bring that population to the battlefields of Flames of War with their plastic Strelkovy box.
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Battlefront’s ‘Battle of An-Nakhl’ Arab-Israeli Wars Sale Going On Now

June 1967 was a good month for Israel’s military. In the course of just six days, they defeated their enemies. A major battle during the conflict was fought at the old Turkish fort of An-Nakhl. Battlefront has a new Desert Fort kit coming out and figured people might want to recreate the battle of An-Nakhl on their tabletop. So they’re having themselves a bit of a sale on Fate of a Nation figures for a couple weeks.
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Battlefront Releases Local Resistance for Flames Of War Vietnam

One of the things that made Vietnam such a difficult conflict was that just about anyone could be working for either side. Unlike previous wars, there was no real set “front.” It wasn’t so much that you could easily point at a spot on the map and go, “the enemy’s here, but they’re not over here.” There are many factors that led to this. Many local peoples were working for either the Communist or Imperialist forces, and it was nearly impossible to tell who was who. Now, that confusion can come to your tabletop with Battlefront’s new Local Resistance box for Flames of War Vietnam.
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Colours Of War paint sets out now from Battlefront

Getting just the right colors for your models is a big part of making them look great. Sometimes that can be rather difficult. This green just isn’t green enough, or that shade of brown isn’t really what you were looking for. This can be doubly-difficult when dealing with historical miniatures. Having the exactly-right shade for your tanks and uniforms is of utmost priority. Well, Battlefront is here to help you paint your Flames of War minis with their new Colours of War paint sets.
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