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4 August 1985 - Team Yankee

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Firestorm: Red Thunder on Beasts Of War

Firestorm: Red Thunder is now live over at Beasts of War's campaign site. Head there now to register and influence the history of World War III - or just gain bragging rights over your friends and gaming buddies for doing better than them!

https://firestorm.warconsole.com/

BOW Red Thunder

Useful Downloads:
How to create an account (PDF download)...
How to create your club (PDF download)...
How to enter a Battle Report (PDF download)...

 
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Final Countdown

Firestorm: Red Thunder - World War III Starts This Weekend!
Firestorm: Red Thunder is the first installment in an on-going campaign for Team Yankee that sees NATO and Warsaw Pact players fighting out the opening days of the Battle for Germany in August 1985.

Find out more about Firestorm: Red Thunder here...

There are still some Firestorm Kits available - Stores can contact their usual Battlefront Account Managers, whilst Clubs can purchase one direct from our Online Store here.

Purchase Your Firestorm: Red Thunder Kit Here...

Running A Firestorm Event With Phil
Running a Firestorm event is easy and themed events like this make a nice change from the usual pick-up or tournament games. In this video Phil takes a closer look at what you will get in the Campaign Kit, as well as how the campaign works and the cool swag that you can win for participating.

Find out more about Firestorm: Red Thunder Prizes here...

 

Plan Your Invasion Of Western Europe
Looking to plan out your invasion of Western Europe and need a map then check out these:

Firestorm: Red Thunder Printed Campaign Map (PDF, 2.8MB)...
This is a version of the map included in the Firestorm Campaign Pack and includes all the various areas that you can fight over.

Firestorm: Red Thunder Beasts of War Global Campaign Map (PDF, 2.4MB)...
This version is a simplifed map with less theatres for the Beasts of War Global Campaign.

Wayne's Red Thunder Update
The release of Red Thunder has got me thinking about what else I might like to add to my Soviet force. I already have well over 100 points painted or in the painting queue, any expansion might be looking at a second battalion, but what?

Wayne's Red Thunder Update...

Waynes Team Yankee Soviets

Storm Anti-tank Platoon
The Storm mounts the powerful long-range AT-6 Spiral anti-tank missile on the MT-LB armoured gun tractor. This combination makes for a low profile anti-tank vehicle that is hard to detect in well-concealed ambush positions. The Storm supplements the AT-5 Spandrel antitank vehicles used by anti-tank units. However, as a superior anti-tank weapon, Storm equipped units are intended to stop enemy armoured breakthroughs.

Storm Anti-tank Platoon (TSBX15)...

Storm Anti-tank Platoon (TSBX15)

Apartment Building

Apartment Block
Not every home is a mansion on a country estate. Sometimes home is a multi-storied building with a bunch of popular 20-somethings living upstairs making a lot of noise.

The Apartment Block box comes with a pre-painted building and a set of unpainted Air-conditioning units ready for you to further enhance your buildings, or give your Flames Of War buildings a touch of the 1980s.

Apartment Block (BB228)...
Red Thunder
Soviets in World War III
When Team Yankee kicked off we gave you two sets of intelligence briefings in the rulebook to get everybody started, based on the forces featured in H W Coyle’s novel Team Yankee. Since then we have released Leopard (West German forces), Iron Maiden (British forces) and Volksarmee (East German Forces). Red Thunder is our first book to revisit the forces initially featured in Team Yankee. Red Thunder expands and enhances the forces available in Team Yankee for the Soviet Army.

Red Thunder: Soviets in World War III...
Red Thunder Live Launch Landing Page...

Red Thunder Preview: Soviets in World War III

Team Yankee at Historicon 2017
The Team Yankee Tournament was the largest event at Historicon this year and the guys from WWPD did a great job with the event. There were plenty of fantastic looking armies on display and a great spirit of competition. Congratulations to everyone that went along.

Check out all the action at WWPD.net...

WWPD

Breakthrough Assault

Road To The UK Team Yankee GT
The UK Grand Tournament is only a few weeks away and the release of Red Thunder has Mark thinking about which Soviet list he should be taking. With 80 points to build an army he has three different lists and debates which one will be the best on the day.

Road To The UK Team Yankee GT with Breakthrough Assault...

 

Ride of the Valkyries
Casey's Completed Hind Helicopters

Those of you have been following the launch weekend will have seen the slow progress that I’ve been making on my Hinds. I keep getting distracted by other projects.

Ride of the Valkyries...

Casey's Hinds

Visiting the New Zealand National Army Museum
Whilst returning from Panzerschreck 2017 the Studio team stopped off at the New Zealand National Army Museum in Waiouru. We took a short walkaround video of the vehicles on display whilst doing our best to not slip over with the recent dump of snow!

Click here for some more photos...

Ilya's Volksarmee
Ilya is one of our Playtesters and is active in the Moscow gaming scene. Here he shares a few thoughts on why he decided to build an East German force for Team Yankee.

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Ilya's Volksarmee
Yuri's Wolves Chris' T-64 Tank Battalion
Phase One: The Requisition

When Team Yankee initially came out I knew I wanted to build my own Team Yankee rather than a Soviet force. Over the past year we have released British, West Germans and East Germans and my painting backlog has grown as I've started two new armies. Now with the release of Red Thunder I've completely failed my Last Stand check and decided to go headlong into another new army with a T-64 Battalion...

Chris' T-64 Tank Battalion...

Red Thunder Live Launch Battle Report
We had a very busy day in the office with our Live Launch, but we still managed to play a Total War Game. Wayne and Phil lined up against Chris and Andrew to see whether the best of NATO could hold off anything the Soviets (and East Germans) could throw at them.
Check out the rest of the Live Launch content here...

Team Yankee in French

Nous Sommes En 1985 Et La Guerre Froide Vient De S’embraser!
La Team Yankee, une équipe de combat lourde composée de chars M1 Abrams et de véhicules blindés de transport de troupes M113 fait face à une invasion soviétique de l’Allemagne de l’Ouest. En infériorité numérique et surclassés en puissance de feu, les hommes du capitaine Sean Bannon devront combattre fermement et faire preuve d’intelligence tactique pour survivre.
Le Lt. Col. Yuri Potecknov se prépare à exécuter sa nouvelle mission de manière scientifique, conformément aux enseignements de l’académie militaire de Frunze, utilisés en Afghanistan. Une victoire aujourd’hui sera un pas de plus vers la révolution prolétaire mondiale.
Avec Team Yankee, le conflit qui couvait pendant la guerre froide explose et s’incarne dans des fi gurines que vous commandez sur un champ de bataille ultra-réaliste.


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

Team Yankee Wallpapers...

Team Yankee Wallpapers

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 - 3 August 2017
Field Manual 101 - FAQ PDF

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

Field Manual 101 - FAQ (572kB)


UK Team Yankee Grand Tournament 2017
held 19 - 20 August 2017 at Sanctuary Gaming Centre, St. Michaels & All Angels Church, St. Michaels Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17 4GP, England.

The Reluctant Conscripts, in collaboration with Battlefront Miniatures, are proud to announce the 2017 edition of UK Grand Tournament for Team Yankee. The event is open to one and all and will be held at Sanctuary Gaming Centre in Sutton-in-Ashfield, England.

UK Team Yankee Grand Tournament 2017...

UK Team Yankee Grand Tournament 2017


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

Join the Facebook group:

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Early July Releases
Red Thunder (FW909)
Potecknov's Bears - Army Deal (Plastic) (TSUAB2)
Yuri's Wolves - Army Deal (Plastic) (TSUAB3)

Late July Releases
BTR-60 Transport Platoon (Plastic) (TSBX14)
BRDM-2 Recon Platoon (TSBX10)
Spandrel AT Platoon (TSBX11)
SA-9 Gaskin SAM Platoon (TSBX12)

Mid August Releases
T-64 Tank Company (Plastic) (x5) (TSBX13)
SA-8 Gecko SAM Battery (x2) (TSBX16)
ACACIA Heavy SP Howitzer Battery (x3) (TSBX17)
Car Parks (x3) (BB227)

Late August Releases
Motor Rifle Company (Plastic) (TSBX18)
Motor Rifle Platoon (Plastic) (TSU703)
Motor Rifle Heavy Weapons (Plastic) (TSU706)
Afgantsy Heavy Weapons (plastic) (TSU727)
Storm Anti-tank Platoon (TSBX15)
Apartment Block (BB228)

 
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