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Saturday December 12

8:55AM
Saturday 12
Armageddon weekend at the Battlefront Studio
Team Yankee
Chris gives an intro to what you can expect from todays coverage.
9:06AM
Saturday 12
Win Team Yankee product from Battlefront
Team Yankee
Want to win some unreleased product, then check out the four easy ways to win Team Yankee product over Armageddon Weekend. Click on the image to find out more...
10:18AM
Saturday 12
Anders gets building
Team Yankee
Anders (from our UK office) has the last few models to put together before running people through some games on their regular games night.
10:30AM
Saturday 12
Wayne's Soviet Army for Armageddon Weekend
Soviet
As one of our resident Soviet players, Wayne was always going to be building a force of T-72s. Find out more about what he is building here...
10:58AM
Saturday 12
Andrew's A-10 and ITV Company for Armageddon Weekend.
US
Andrew is pretty excited about the A-10 Warthog adn M901 ITV, so he built an infantry company around it. Find out more about what he is building here...
11:21AM
Saturday 12
Building the M113
US
Chris takes a look at the venerable M113 and takes you through the process of building one.
11:27AM
Saturday 12
Team Yankee demo games in the UK office
Team Yankee
Have tables? Have tanks? Play games! The guys in the UK office have been running demo games of Team Yankee over the last few days, and sent us some photos. Click on the image for more...
Team Yankee Demo Games in the UK Office
11:46AM
Saturday 12
Lonnie's demo army ready for battle
Team Yankee
Lonnie (from the US office) has a pair of demo armies ready to show off. Stay tuned for more on his trip to Showcase Comics.
12:08AM
Saturday 12
Aaron builds an Abrams Company for Armageddon Weekend
US
Painting all day for Battlefront, Aaron still has time to dream of building Team Yankee.
Check out the details of the Abrams company he is building here...
12:33PM
Saturday 12
Building the M1 Abrams
US
James shows us how easy it is to assemble the M1 Abrams (must be easy, as he hadn't built one before today).
12:37PM
Saturday 12
Pre-lunch progress check
Team Yankee
Before the guys headed off for lunch, Chris snapped a quick couple of photos to check their progress
1:30PM
Saturday 12
Pizza!
Team Yankee
After some pizza for lunch... back to work, everyone!
1:45PM
Saturday 12
Casey deploys a BMP Battalion for
Armageddon Weekend
Soviet

Casey has aspirations to be the Soviet player in the building, but since he is building a BMP Battalion that means he gets some credit.

Check out Casey's army here... 

1:59PM
Saturday 12
Building a BMP-2
Soviet
BMPs come in 2 flavours: BMP-1 and BMP-2. But they only come in one quantity: lots! Wayne shows how quickly you can build a BMP-2.
2:15PM
Saturday 12
Casey's Gopher and Shilka
Soviet
Casey already painted a Gopher and a Shilka before the weekend to test out the camo scheme for his Soviets. Chris snapped this photo on the improvised white table in the lunch room, so the lighting isn't perfect, but you get the idea...
3:08PM
Saturday 12
Chris's Team Yankee Army for Armageddon Weekend
US

Between making intro videos, buying pizza and just generally trying to keep everyone in line, Chris has been assembling his Armored Combat Team.

Check out Chris's plans for his army here...

4:06PM
Saturday 12
Malaysian invasion
Team Yankee
Jeff (our factory manager) and Khairul (the factory's operations manager) are both keen hobbyists, and have been making the most of the early access to models they get from being placed right at the source, in our main production facility in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. If the models they have completed so far are any indication, their armies are going to look very nice indeed!
Jeff's M1 Abrams in NATO 3-colour camouflage
Khairul's Frogfoot
Khairul's T-72
4:13PM
Saturday 12
Assembling the T-72
Soviet
Time for some Soviets to hit the table, as Phil builds a T-72.
4:25PM
Saturday 12
More still to come as well as news from our Soviet leaders
Soviet

It has been a busy day here in the Studio with most of the guys getting dangerously close to having their first 50 points assembled and looking to play some games – tomorrow we hope to have some images and maybe some short videos of them in action. We have seen plenty of reports on Facebook from customers around the world picking up their copies of the rulebook, as well as Bannon’s Boys and Potecknov's Bears. Brian (from our US office) has just sent us a pile of images of new players trying out the at Games and Stuff in Glen Burnie, MD. We will have these images up on the site soon.

Phil has been interviewing HW Coyle, the author of the Team Yankee novel that provided us with so much inspiration. We expect to have parts of this up tomorrow, as well as an extended cut later in the week. Lastly, Sean has been busy editing some of Phil’s Team Yankee How To Play videos and we will have these up tomorrow.

Meanwhile Pete came across this video from the classic James Bond movie Octopussy. It may not have been real but I am sure the conversation would have happened at one time or another…

4:38PM
Saturday 12
Games (and stuff) at Games and Stuff
Team Yankee

The demo event on Friday night (US time) with the Battlefront US staff at Games and Stuff in Glen Burnie, Maryland, was a big success, with plenty of keen gamers turning out to try out Team Yankee.

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They had two game tables, and managed to get through four games on each. The evening had a steady stream of people playing and asking questions.
They even ran an active general through a game. Six of the guys there were active servicemen at the time in which Team Yankee is set, so they had plenty of stories to share about the equipment and how short their life expectancy was meant to be.
4:49PM
Saturday 12
The Mi-24 Hind in action!
Soviet
The Mi-24 Hind helicopter (and the Mi-35 export version) is a fearsome beast. We came across this video showing off its capabilities and thought we had to share it.
5:11PM
Saturday 12
Some more photos from Games and Stuff
Team Yankee

Among the Battlefront staffers at Games and Stuff was CEO John-Paul Brisigotti, and he snapped a few more evocative photos of the fun. Thanks, JP!

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7:26PM
Saturday 12
Phil's Soviet Army for Armageddon Weekend
Soviet

Phil has been building a T-72 Battalion, and shared his thoughts on what inspired him.

Check out Phil's Army plan here...

7:35PM
Saturday 12
M1 Abrams at the gunnery range
US
It wouldn't be fair for us to share a YouTube clip on the Hind this afternoon, without also showing off an M1 Abrams in action.

Team Yankee Armageddon 


Last Updated On Sunday, December 13, 2015 by Chris at Battlefront