New Avanti Releases Available From Battlefront

As Battlefront points out in their post, February is already halfway done. We’re just motoring our way through. They’re certainly not sitting back and relaxing. They’ve got minis to release! And that’s just what they’re letting you know about, with new Avanti releases, as well as updates about Team Yankee and a reminder about the launch of the ‘Nam website and sale.
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New Team Yankee Releases Available From Battlefront

In an alternate world, WWIII is going on, where a version of the Cold War turned hot and Europe once more is the scene of conflict. All sides have been building up military resources and coming up with new vehicles of war. In this case, it’s the Americans that are on display with several armored vehicles. You can order these now for your Team Yankee armies.
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Battlefront Posts Last Update of the Year

We’re getting to the time of year where many people head on vacation. That includes many gaming companies, so they’re posting up their last updates of the year. One such company that’s going on holiday for the holidays is Battlefront. But they’re not just heading out without giving us something to look at first. They give us a heads-up of what you can look forward to in 2018.
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Team Yankee: Stripes Releasing Now

Team Yankee looks at what WWIII might look like as the forces of NATO go against the Soviets on the fields of Europe. This week, the Stripes book came out, adding to the American forces. This new book can be picked up now. Next week, we’ll be seeing new versions of several American units, including Harriers, Abrams tanks, and AA options.
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Battlefront Posts a Look Inside the Stripes Book for Team Yankee

WWIII is not currently happening. Let’s do our best to keep it that way, eh? I don’t really want Team Yankee to turn into a modern game, as opposed to just post-modern-sci-fi. So, for the meantime, these are just figurative, uh, figures. And in the Stripes book, Battlefront expands the U.S. options. Take a look at what you’ll get, and a bit more about items in this book.
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Battlefront Posts New Force Org Charts for Flames of War and Team Yankee

As war goes on, the organization charts for the various armies can change dramatically. As the military heads see what is and isn’t working on the battlefield, they will adjust accordingly. Same goes for the generals in charge of minis games armies. Battlefront has posted up new Force Organization Charts for the Late War era in Flames of War, as well as for Team Yankee.
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New Army Bundles Available To Pre-Order For Team Yankee

Battlefront has more than just their Stripes book available for pre-order for Team Yankee. They’ve also got a trio of army bundles. If you’re looking to start in on the game, or just get yourself a new force, you’ll want to check them out.
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Team Yankee: Stripes Pre-orders Now Open

So, while WWIII is still a fantasy, Battlefront is taking orders for Stripes, their new book for Team Yankee. It’s actually… well… the Yankees. No, not the baseball team. But the Americans. You can get your pre-order on for not just the book, but a special army bundle, too.
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The Team Yankee Firestorm: Red Thunder Campaign Ending Soon

Battlefront is awesome at having big, worldwide campaigns for their games. Firestorm: Red Thunder is their latest, and it’s been extended for another weekend to let you get involved. It’s more than just bragging rights for having your side win, participants will possibly win cool prizes for joining in. So grab your Team Yankee minis, head out to the battlefield, and either kick some Commie butt, or spread the People’s Will all across Europe!
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Firestorm: Red Thunder – Two Weeks Till World War III

It’s great when companies give you new things to keep your game fresh. For Team Yankee, that’s Firestorm: Red Thunder. It’s the first part in what will be an ongoing campaign. Sign up with either the forces of NATO or the Warsaw Pact and vie for control of the plains of Europe.
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Red Thunder For Team Yankee Releases Tomorrow

There’s a new book coming out for Team Yankee. It’s called Red Thunder, and as you’d expect from them, they’re having a whole day dedicated to features for it. That day, by the way, is tomorrow. It starts pretty early, too. I mean, for many of us, it’s this afternoon, since it’s beginning on New Zealand time.
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Midweek Snippets

The week rolls along (and I’ve got Ace of Spades playing), so you know I’m working at a pretty fevered tempo. If I’m going to keep up this pace as I work on TGN stuff and then get busy with some work on (redacted), I need to get a good meal of bite-sized gaming stories. Good thing that’s just what we’ve got here.

On the platter today we have: Free Hearts February From Advanced Deployment, Luxury Hand Crafted Playing Card Holders On Kickstarter, SpecForce Rangers: Outlanders Phase 4 Sci-Fi Minis Up On Kickstarter, Knuckleduster’s Latest Wild West Release Now Available, The Third Law Coming to Kickstarter This Spring, PenguinComics.com Releases Four Horror/Fantasy Fonts for RPG Developers, Renegade Companion App now includes Clank, New Miniatures Released by RBJ Game Company, Battlefront Features Team Yankee East German Gaming Aids, and Sally 4th Releases Sloppy Jalopy 28mm Chieftain kit.

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Battlefront Features East German Mot-Schützen Platoon For Team Yankee

You know, you want to have your troops well-armed to take on numerous potential adversaries. The East German Mot-Schützen platoons certainly are. From several different types of anti-tank weapons to numerous anti-infantry weapons, including grenade launchers, they can take on just about anything the West can throw at them.
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Battlefront Features SA-9 Gaskin SAM Platoon For Team Yankee

In modern warfare (and it has actually been this way since about WWII), you have to make sure that enemy air power doesn’t hinder your ground forces too much. You can have your own planes try and neutralize them, but your aircraft can’t be everywhere at once. As such, having anti-aircraft elements in your forces is imperative. That can take the form of Surface-to-Air Missile launchers. And that’s just what we’ve got here for Team Yankee.
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Battlefront Features T-55AM2 Panzer Kompanie for Team Yankee

During wartime, you will often see equipment get hasty upgrades, looking to make those particular items better than they were coming right off the line. In this case, several T-55 tanks were upgraded to have new fire control systems as well as extra armor against enemy anti-tank weapons. The result is the T-55AM2, which you can bring to the tables of Team Yankee. Check them out here.
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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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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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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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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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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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