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Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 July 2016

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9:15AM
Saturday 9
Welcome to Leopard
Leopard Launch Week
Welcome to the Leopard launch weekend. Chris tells you what you can expect over the next two days.
9:45AM
Saturday 9
Getting ready to start work
Leopard Launch Week
We have taken over the staff lunchroom and as you can see we are ready for a big day of Leopard assembly and painting. Meanwhile James is editing together the 1st part of the Battle Report that we hope to have up soon.
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10:30AM
Saturday 9
German Plastics Preview
Leopard Launch Week
We take a close look at the upcoming West German plastic models: the Leopard 2 main battle tank, the Marder armoured infantry vehicle and the BO-105P Anti-tank helicopter.
11:15AM
Saturday 9
Leopard 2A4 shooting at minibus
Leopard Launch Week
Boom! A Leopard 2A4 demonstrating the power of its HEAT rounds, obliterating a minubus on a firing range.
11:30AM
Saturday 9
Come on, render faster!
Leopard Launch Week
Part one of our Leopard video battle report is rendering now - it just seems to be taking forever! If the PC doesn"t explode (fingers crossed), it should be up in about 15 minutes.
Battle report video
11:57AM
Saturday 9
Leopard Battle Report – Part 1
Leopard Launch Week
In our first Leopard battle report, Wayne Turner fields a West German Panzer Kompanie against Chris Townley's Soviet Red Banner Tank Battalion in the Dust-up mission from the Team Yankee rulebook. In Part 1 we take a look at the lists, deployment and the first couple of turns. Stay tuned for Part 2.
1:00PM
Saturday 9
Marder Assembly
Leopard Launch Week
Where would your panzergrenadiers be without their Marder armoured infantry vehicles? Aaron demonstrates how to assemble this new plastic kit.
1:35PM
Saturday 9
German Support Preview
Leopard Launch Week
We look at the upcoming West German support weapons from the Leopard book for Team Yankee, including the Jaguar 1 and Jaguar 2 tank hunters, the Panzermörser self-propelled mortar, the M109G self-propelled howitzer and the LARS rocket launcher.
2:03PM
Saturday 9
Leopard 2 Assembly
Leopard Launch Week
Studio painter Aaron Mathie demonstrates how to assemble the new plastic Leopard 2 main battle tank, the mainstay of the West German Panzer Kompanie.
2:29PM
Saturday 9
Some afternoon gaming
Leopard Launch Week
Having finished assembling his new West German army earlier than he expected, Chris decided to challenge Sean to a game of Encounter. Usually playing with unpainted miniatures is a bit of a no-no for most of us, but this is a special occasion.
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3:14PM
Saturday 9
Wayne's Leopard 2 Panzer Kompanie
Leopard Launch Week

Wayne, the author of Leopard, shares his thoughts on what list he would like to build first and why.

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Wayne's Leopard 2 Panzer Kompanie
3:47PM
Saturday 9
NATO Camouflage templates
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Aaron shares a little of the history behind the very interesting NATO 3 colour camo used on the West German tanks, as well as templates to make painting your vehicles easier.

NATO Camouflage Templates...

4:05PM
Saturday 9
Leopard 2 Painting Guide
Leopard Launch Week
Aaron breaks out the brushes to paint a Leopard 2 tank in the distinctive NATO three-colour camouflage. This afternoon we will have more information on this unique colour scheme.
4:10PM
Saturday 9
Anders' Panzergrenadier Kompanie
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Anders, from our UK office, prepares to build a Panzergrenadier Kompanie filled with all sorts of support options.

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4:35PM
Saturday 9
Chris's Team Yankee M1 Abrams Company
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Chris gives us an update on how he is progressing with his M1 Abrams Tank Company.

Chris's Team Yankee M1 Abrams Company...

4:50PM
Saturday 9
Time to call it a day
Leopard Launch Week
We're heading home. Thanks for sharing day one of the Leopard launch weekend with us. We'll be back with more tomorrow.
Leopard Weekend

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