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Last Updated On Thursday, 29 September 2016.


Iron Maiden Launch Weekend
October 8–9 2016

Iron Maiden Pre-orders
Available Now in the Online Store

The British are about to join the Third World War, with the release next weekend of Iron Maiden: British Army in World War III.

We will be running a launch weekend event with a variety of content from all of our offices worldwide, including product previews, hobby guides and a video battle report.

The full range of Iron Maiden models are now available for pre-order...

If you’d like to order through your local store, remember to tell them what models you want so they can be sure to include them in their order.

The schedule of Iron Maiden releases is available here...

And remember, if you are near one of the participating stores, you can be among the first to try out the new British army. Each store will have an army for players to use throughout the day. And after the four games, one lucky player will win the army!

Iron Maiden Battle Day Event...

Iron Maiden – British Army in World War III

Panzertruppen – West Germans in World War III Panzertruppen
West Germans in World War III

For West German players, the Panzertruppen briefing is available now. This update to Leopard consists of a 12-page mini briefing booklet and a set of 10 cards. It allows you to field full Panzer companies of Leopard I tanks and Panzergrenadiers riding to battle in M113 APCs!

Panzertruppen expands the options available to West German generals with a brand new Force – Panzergrenadier Brigade 1 – and three new Formations: a Leopard 1 Panzer Kompanie, an M113 Panzergrenadier Kompanie and a Fuchs Panzeraufklärungs Kompanie.

Panzertruppen – West Germans in World War III...


WWPD: Iron Maiden Preview
Armored And Recce Company Detailed

WWPD's Mitch Reed has been having an in-depth look at the Iron Maiden book. In this article he looks at two of the four Formations available to the Brits: the 'Death or Glory Boys' Chieftain Armoured Squadron and the Queen's Dragoon Guards Medium Recce Squadron.

WWPD: Iron Maiden Preview – Armored And Recce Company Detailed...

WWPD – Iron Maiden Preview: Armored And Recce Company Detailed
WWPD – Mitch's Iron Maiden Wish List WWPD: Mitch's Iron Maiden Wish List

After weeks of writing preview articles about Iron Maiden, Mitch has put a lot of thought an analysis into what he believes will make an effective army. Here he gives a detailed break-down of what he intends to field, and why.

WWPD: Mitch's Iron Maiden Wish List...


Team Yankee Mini Rulebook

Long-time Flames Of War players will be familiar with our soft-cover mini rulebooks: handy pocket-size (well, if your pockets are quite large) versions of the full rulebook which we distributed for free to existing players when we released a new edition of the rules.

Now that Team Yankee has been a huge success as a rule set, our World War III rulebook is getting the same treatment – we want to make it as easy as possible for new players to join the Cold War action.

Team Yankee Mini Rulebook
Team Yankee Mini Rulebook

The Team Yankee Mini Rulebook is a 90-page, full-colour soft-cover rulebook in an A5 (210mm x 148.5mm) format. It includes the full Team Yankee rules, only without the specific army statistics, which of course are available on your Force, Formation and Unit Cards.

The Mini Rulebook will be included as a free addition to the Charlie’s Chieftains British Army Deal – making that an ideal first army for any players who have been waiting to take the Cold War plunge.


WWPD: The Forces Of Iron Maiden
Tommy’s Not Tanks 

WWPD's Mitch Reed has been having an in-depth look at the Iron Maiden book. In this article he discusses the strengths of the Formations available to the British, particularly the infantry-based mechanised and airmobile companies.

WWPD: The Forces Of Iron Maiden – Tommy’s Not Tanks...

WWPD: The Forces of Iron Maiden – Tommy's Not Tanks
WWPD: Iron Maiden – The Last Wave WWPD: Iron Maiden – The Last Wave

And Mitch Reed has also shared a detailed preview of some of the British models, including shots of the plastic Spartan/Striker and Scorpion/Scimitar sprues.

WWPD: Iron Maiden – The Last Wave...

Breakthrough Assault: Iron Maiden Review

Lee Parnell has been a lifelong enthusiast of modern British tanks, having grown up around Chieftains. He takes a close look at the Iron Maiden, and is almost unreservedly happy with everything this latest briefing is set to bring to the Team Yankee gaming ecosystem.

Breakthrough Assault: Iron Maiden Review...

Breakthrough Assault: Iron Maiden Review
Wolfgang's Bratty Wagon Wolfgang's Bratty Wagon
A giveaway in conjunction with WWPD

When the British Army of the Rhine ran training exercises in Germany, a familiar sight was a blue Mercedes van from which a man named Wolfgang would sell bratwursts, hot chips, burgers and cold beer. Every British serviceman seems to have a story about Wolfgang, ‘the Legend of Soltau’ and his food truck.

We have made a special model of Wolfgang’s van, and our friends at WWPD will be giving away 20 of them through a competition over the next five weeks.

Find out more about Wolfgang's Bratty Wagon...

Iron Maiden Release Schedule

With its usual professionalism, the British Army had prepared for war. Now, as the Soviet Army flooded across the border into West Germany, it was ready and waiting.

Iron Maiden will bring the British to World War III from October – December 2016.

Iron Maiden Release Schedule...

Iron Maiden Release Schedule

Team Yankee Wallpapers Team Yankee Wallpapers

Several people have asked us for Team Yankee-themed wallpapers to decorate their computer desktops.

Team Yankee Wallpapers...


WWPD: West German Tips & Tricks
Spahpanzer Luchs

Jeff ‘SonBae’ Flint continues his series of modelling tips and tricks, now moving on to the West Germans, starting with the Luchs armoured car.

WWPD: West German Tips & Tricks – Spahpanzer Luchs...

WWPD: West German Tips & Tricks – Spahpanzer Luchs...

Special Order Plastics Special Order Plastics
All sprues now available individually

By now our library of plastic models has gotten quite large, and we are proud of the variety and quality of the units available. There are always reasons why you might need just one model without wanting to buy a whole unit box. Due to popular demand, we are now pleased to make each of our plastic sprues now available individually, giving you complete flexibility.

Team Yankee Special Order Plastics... 


Team Yankee Terrain
European Farm (BB204)

The latest fully painted Battlefield in a Box building is the European Farm. Constructed of grey stone with a tile roof, this building will work perfectly on its own in a rural setting, representing a farm house, or equally as a suburban house on the edges of a town. Although it is designed for Team Yankee games, it could just as easily feature on your World War II battlefield.

European Farm (BB204)...

 

European Farm (BB204)

WWPD: The World of Team Yankee WWPD: The World of Team Yankee

Mitch Reed takes an informative and entertaining look at Howard Coyle’s Team Yankee, the novel that spawned Battlefront’s World War III game – examining the book’s original Cold War context and comparing the fiction with the fact.

WWPD: The World of Team Yankee...

Direct-only Team Yankee Scenery
This week sees the release in the online store of some unpainted resin items which you can use to bring some flare to your modern battlefield.
Large Sign (XSO107) Large and Small Signs

Advertising is ubiquitous in the modern world. These two signs will work equally well as a roadside billboard or as a rooftop advertisement.

Large Sign (XSO107)...
Small Sign (XSO108)...

Large Sign (XSO107)
Air Con Units (XSO109)

These small window-mounted and larger rooftop air conditioning units are a way of instantly modernising your existing Battlefield in a Box buildings.

Air Con Units (XSO109)... 

Air Con Units (XSO109)
Sign of the Times
Billboard Signage

To go with two of the direct-order scenery items released last week – the Large Sign and the Small Sign – we have made a PDF of some suitable signage for you to decorate your billboards with a variety of different signage and advertising.

Sign of the Times – Billboard Signage...

Sign of the Times – Billboard Signage
Leopard: West Germans in World War III Leopard – West Germans in World War III 

Leopard – West Germans in World War III is the first supplement for Team Yankee, the World War III miniatures game. It introduces the forces of West Germany to the turbulent battlefields of World War III in 1985. Leopard and the West German range of Team Yankee models include everything you need to hold back the Red Menace.

Inside you will find background on the West German Bundeswehr (armed forces) and Heer (army) and their role in the initial stages of World War III. You will also find the stories of Panzer Division 1 and Kampfgruppe Müller as they fight to defend their country form the invading communist forces.

Leopard – West Germans in World War III...

Kampfgruppe Müller (TGRAB1)
West German Panzer Battlegroup

Müller’s leading platoon rounded the wood and were faced with a battalion of tanks and a company of infantry parked in several long tree lined fields. The German tanks were quickly spotted, which sent the Soviets into a mad scramble to mount their vehicles. The Leopards began to pick off the stationary T-72s as they desperately tried to swing their guns into action.

The West German army deal for Leopard is Kampfgruppe Müller, which includes five plastic Leopard 2 tanks and two plastic BO-105P Helicopters.

Kampfgruppe Müller – West German Panzer Battlegroup (TGRAB1)...

Kampfgruppe Müller – West German Panzer Battlegroup (TGRAB1)

Afgantsy in Team Yankee

Look to the skies! Soviet air assault troops are coming to Team Yankee. The desantniki of the Soviet VDV airborne forces in the Afgantsy Air Assault Battalion are tough veterans of the Soviet-Afghan War. They have learned their trade in bitter fighting against the mujahideen rebels in the mountains of the Hindu Kush. Now back in Europe, they are ready to show the NATO troops the awesome power of a Soviet air assault.

Afgantsy in Team Yankee...

Afgantsy in Team Yankee
Afgantsy Printed Version Afgantsy Printed Version

The response to the upcoming Afgantsy Air Assault Battalion, briefing was fantastic. We’ve had so many requests, both from customers and game stores, to release the Afgantsy briefing in a printed form for those who prefer not to use a digital app, that we have decided to make this happen.

This briefing is a 12-page, full color booklet that comes with a complete set of 11 Afgantsy Unit Cards.

Shipping for the printed version is free.

Purchase the printed booket version in the Online Store here...

Afgantsy Heavy Weapons (TSU726) Afgantsy Heavy Weapons (TSU726)

Armed with the powerful AT-4 Spigot antitank missile that they call the Fagot ('Bassoon'), the Afgantsy have little to fear from tanks or aircraft. And in assaults, their AGS-17 Plamya ('Flame') automatic grenade-launchers give them an unbeatable edge in firepower.

Afgantsy Heavy Weapons (TSU726)...

Painting Afgantsy

Aaron tells you how to differentiate the elite VDV soldiers who ride into battle aboard powerful Mi-24 Hind helicopters from their motor rifle brethren, including how to paint their distinctive TTsKO camouflage uniform.

Painting Afgantsy...

Painting Afgantsy

A Tale of Seven Gamers
Tale of Seven Gamers - Casey's Red Banner Tank Division Tank Battalion Casey’s Red Banner Tank Division Tank Battalion

Progress on Casey Davies’s Soviet horde is continuing apace. He has added enough BMPs for a Battalion HQ and two mid-sized BMP Motor Rifle Companies, and he is currently working on eight Hind Assault Helicopters for an Afgantsy Air Assault Battalion.

Tale of Seven Gamers: Casey’s Red Banner Tank Division Tank Battalion...

Aaron's M1 Abrams Armored Combat Team

It's not easy being green! Aaron Te Hira-Mathie has been painting his US army in a very eye-catching Summer Verdant varient of the MERDC camouflage pattern.

Tale of Seven Gamers: Aaron's M1 Abrams Armored Combat Team...

Tale of Seven Gamers – Aaron’s M1 Abrams Armored Combat Team
Andrew's M113 Mech Combat Team Andrew Haught's M113 Mech Combat team

For our Team Yankee Armageddon weekend, the guys in the Battlefront studio planned 50- 80- and 100-point lists to build. Andrew is so keen on the A-10 Warthog and the M901 ITV that he has done his best to base his whole army around them. He catches us up on his painting progress here.

Tale of Seven Gamers: Andrew's M113 Mech Combat Team...

Chris Townley’s M1 Abrams Armored Combat Team

Chris has posted an update about assembling his Armored Combat Team and painting the MERDC camouflage pattern using some clever templates.

Tale of Seven Gamers: Chris Townley’s M1 Abrams Armored Combat Team...

MERDC Painting Templates...

Tale of Seven Gamers – Chris Townley’s M1 Abrams Armored Combat Team
Wayne's Soviets Wayne Turner’s Red Banner Tank Division Tank Battalion

Wayne has his tanks and support weapons, and has almost finished his infantry. You can check out his progress in this update.

Tale of Seven Gamers: Wayne's Soviets...


Product Spotlights

Bannon's Boys American Spearhead Force (TUSAB1) Potecknov's Bears Soviet Spearhead Force (TSUAB1)

Bannon's Boys (TUSAB1)
American Spearhead Force

Potecknov's Bears (TSUAB1)
Soviet Breakthrough Force

M1 Abrams Tank Platoon (TUBX01) T-27 Tankovy Company (TSBX01)
M1 Abrams Platoon (TUBX01)
Containts 5 Plastic M1 Abrams Tanks
T-72 Tankovy Company (TSBX01)
Contains 5 Plastic T-72 Tanks
Bannon's Boys American Spearhead Force (TUSAB1) Mi-24 Hind Helicopter Company (TSBX04)

Cobra Attack Helicopter Platoon (TUBX06)

Mi-24 Hind Helicopter Company (TSBX04)

M163 VADS or M901 ITV Platoon (TUBX02) BMP-1 or BMP-2 Company (TSBX02) M113 Platoon (TUBX03)
M163 VADS / M901 ITV Platoon (TUBX02) BMP-1 or BMP-2 Company (TSBX02) M113 (or M106) Platoon (TUBX03)
T-27 Tankovy Company (TSBX01) American Mech Platoon (TUS702) Soviet Motor Rifle Platoon (TSU702)
Motor Rifle Company (TSBX03) American Mech Platoon (TUS702) Soviet Motor Rifle Platoon (TSU702)
ZSU-23-4 Shilka AA Platoon (TSBX05) SA-12 Gopher SAM Platoon (TSBX06) BM-21 Hail Battery (TSBX08)
ZSU-23-4 Shilka AA Platoon (TSBX05) SA-13 Gopher SAM Platoon (TSBX06) BM-21 Hail Battery (TSBX08)
A-10 Warthog Fighter Flight (TUBX06) SU-25 Frogfoot Aviation Company (TSBX09)
A-10 Warthog Fighter Flight (TUBX06) SU-25 Frogfoot Company (TSBX09)
M109 Field Artillery Battery (TUBX04) 2S1 Carnation Battery (TSBX07)
M109 Battery (TUBX04) 2S1 Carnation Battery (TSBX07)

Gaming Aids

US Salvo Template (TAT01) US Token Set (TTK01) Soviet Salvo Template (TAT02) Soviet Token Set (TTK02)
US Salvo Template (TAT01) US Token Set (TTK01) Soviet Salvo Template (TAT02) Soviet Token Set (TTK02)

Terrain Spotlights

Modern Roads (BB188) Modern Road Expansion (BB189)
Modern Roads (BB188) Modern Road Expansion (BB189)
Oil Tanks (BB190) Concrete Walls (BB191)
Oil Tanks (BB190) Concrete Walls (BB191)
Factory Building (BB192) Petrol Station (BB193)
Factory (BB192) Petrol Station (BB193)

More Missions for Team Yankee More Missions for Team Yankee

Here are three new missions for Team Yankee, with extended rules for different times of day, and a new way of selecting your missions if you want to try something different. These missions will be available soon for free in Flames Of War Digital, or you can download a printable PDF.

New Missions for Team Yankee More Missions for Team Yankee (4.8MB)...

Team Yankee Quick Reference Sheet

Numerous people asked for a handy printable version of the quick reference sheet from the back of the Team Yankee rulebook. So we have made a PDF version in a few different formats for you to download and print out, and perhaps have it laminated.

Team Yankee Quick Reference Sheet...

Team Yankee Quick Reference Sheet

Team Yankee FAQ Update
Field Manual 101 - FAQ PDF

Phil has updated Field Manual 101, the Frequently Asked Questions document for Team Yankee.

Field Manual 101 - FAQ (912kB)


Sparker's Wargaming Blog - Rotwein Spur Sparker's Wargaming Blog:
The Rotwein Spur

Having enjoyed Team Yankee at his FLGS, Aussie blogger ‘Sparker’ decided to put the rules through their paces as a solo game, with this impressive scenario. One great thing about solo wargaming, evidently, is that not having to wait for your opponent gives you plenty of time to take beautiful photos!

The Rotwein Spur - Part One...

The Rotwein Spur - Part Two...

An Excerpt from Team Yankee
Harold Coyle's Novel of World War III

You probably already know Team Yankee was inspired by a signed copy of the novel Team Yankee sent to Battlefront by its author, Harold Coyle, an avid wargamer. To coincide with the release of the game, Harold has revised the novel and is republishing it. This excerpt gives you a taste of the story and a feel for the style of both the novel and the game.

Team Yankee Novel Excerpt...

Team Yankee: A Novel of World War III - Revised and Expanded Edition

Historical US Vehicle Colour Schemes in Team Yankee

Historical US Vehicle Colour Schemes in Team Yankee

Aaron talks about the different US Army camouflage schemes from the period, which pattern – or patterns – you might want to choose and why.

Historical US Vehicle Colour Schemes in Team Yankee...



Interview with Harold Coyle

This podcast is the full conversation Phil had with Team Yankee author HW Coyle back in December for our Team Yankee Armageddon launch weekend. We posted parts of the interview on our YouTube channel (Part One here and Part Two here) but this is the full interview audio.

They discuss Coyle’s fascinating and varied military career, the genesis of Team Yankee and his transition to full-time writing, as well as his long involvement with historical wargaming.

Radio Free Battlefront

A few bonus snippets are included after the formal interview segment, where Harold discusses the sensitivity of writing military fiction while actively serving, as well as some of the other notable authors he has had the pleasure of meeting – they were too interesting not to include.

Download the interview here (51:47mins MP3 format 23.7MB – Right click & Save as)...


Battlefront's Team Yankee Launch Weekend

Armageddon Live Blog - Saturday

Check out the action from Day One of Armageddon on Saturday 12 December...
Armageddon Live Blog - Sunday
Read all about Day Two of Armageddon on Sunday 13 December...
Armageddon Live Blog - Extras
There was more content than we had time to post during the weekend,
so you can also check out these 'Armageddon Extras'...

We also have new social media channels where you can keep up to date with the latest Team Yankee news.

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