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Sunday December 13

9:03AM
Sunday 13
Armageddon weekend Saturday Blog
Team Yankee
Check out all the action from Day One of Armageddon...
Team Yankee Armageddon Live Blog - Saturday
9:18AM
Sunday 13
Armageddon Sunday intro
Team Yankee
Chris talks you through what the Battlefront studio will have in store for you on Day Two of their Armageddon weekend.
9:28AM
Sunday 13
Win Team Yankee product from Battlefront
Team Yankee
Remember, you can be in to win some unreleased product – check out the four easy ways to win Team Yankee product over Armageddon Weekend. Click on the image to find out more...
10:10AM
Sunday 13
Demo games at Showcase Comics
Team Yankee
John, Lonnie and Matt were at one of their local FLGS – Showcase Comics in Swarthmore, PA, to show off Team Yankee. They had around 18 active players throughout the evening, playing games on a nice big 8' x 4' table. Their first impressions were that Team Yankee features lots of death and destruction, that helicopters kill lots, and that the Soviets (this time) won more than the USA - but to be fair, they did have more stuff on the table.
10:26AM
Sunday 13
Did someone say AH-1 Cobra?
US
Aaron takes a look at this iconic helicopter and how to build it. In this first part he covers building the fusilage and attaching the included magnets for the flight stand and rotor blades. A second part, where Aaron shows how to build the rotors and weapons, will follow soon.
11:19AM
Sunday 13
New Dogs for Old Tricks
Team Yankee

A lot of requests have come in from veteran Flames Of War players for a list of differences between the rule set they are familiar with, and the new Team Yankee rules. Between assembling T-72s and recording how-to-play videos, Phil has written this introductory guide.

Click here to find out about the difference between the two games...        

11:40AM
Sunday 13
More Team Yankee Demo Games in the UK Office
Team Yankee

It seems that Anders Johansson (Battlefront"s resident Swede) has been teaching Team Yankee to everyone in Nottingham.

Click to read a report of the latest games with the Nottingham locals...

More Team Yankee Demo Games
11:50AM
Sunday 13
How To Play Team Yankee Part One
Team Yankee
Phil Yates introduces the rules for Team Yankee, starting with the Unit Cards, followed by the basic rules for Movement, and also the tactical options presented by special Movement Orders.
1:21PM
Sunday 13
How To Play Team Yankee Part Two
Team Yankee
Phil Continues discussing the Team Yankee rules, this time with shooting and morale.
2:30PM
Sunday 13
So much hobby work in progress!
Team Yankee

I snuck away from adding content to the site for a few minutes to capture these shots of a herd of gamers in their natural habitat, gathered round the communal hobby table. An impressive site indeed.

You can see Phils army almost assembled below and as I type this he is off playing a game. You can also see Casey's improvised airbrushing station. James is just finishing up a video with a little more discussion of where we are all at with our work.

2:47PM
Sunday 13
Casey's painting progress
Soviet

Casey reports in on his weekend's painting progress:

Most of yesterday was spent assembling BMP-2s and T-72’s.

Today, to break things up a bit, I busted out the airbrush to get a bit of paint on the vehicles and was surprised at the amount I was able to achieve. My basic process to paint these tanks is to prime them black, airbrush a dark green base coat, followed by a magic wash and panel fading with a lighter green. The BMPs have made it to the magic wash stage, while the tanks have progressed to the panel-fading stage. They are still quite flat, so the next stage will be a gloss varnish followed by decals and an oil pinwash.

You’ll notice that the tracks have been painted as well. For the BMPs I’ve pre-weathered the bottom of the hull with brown and dusty colours before airbrushing the road wheels. For speed I’m painting as much as I can with an airbrush. 

Yesterday we took a hurried white table photo of the yellow & green tanks I’ve been working on. I had a bit of time so I thought I’d take some better ones today. So far I’ve painted my Shilkas and Gophers. Its a bit more time-consuming than painting plain green, but I think its worth the effort
2:55PM
Sunday 13
Progress update
Team Yankee
Earlier today, before the guys had lunch and moved on to playing some games, James checked in with everyone to see how much progress they had made on their Team Yankee armies.
4:58PM
Sunday 13
Phil interviews Harold Coyle
Team Yankee

Phil spoke to Harold Coyle, author of the Team Yankee novel, via Skype. You can see a fairly brief excerpt from the interview here, and we will bring you the full conversation next week – either as videos or a podcast, or perhaps both.

Unfortunately the video quality isn't perfect, but it's a very interesting conversation, and we're absolutely thrilled to be able to share it with you (not least because the first time we tried to record it, the resulting video file had no sound! Nightmare!)

5:07PM
Sunday 13
American Infantry Gear
US
Aaron brought in some of his collection of 1980s-era US Army gear to show us. Check it out...
9:20PM
Sunday 13
Sunday gaming
Team Yankee
Here are a few photos the guys took during their games on Sunday afternoon. You may have already seen these on the Facebook group, but it can't hurt to share them again here - not everyone is on Facebook.
Andrew vs Phil
Wayne vs Chris
9:58PM
Sunday 13
The end of the beginning
Team Yankee

Armageddon is over... more or less. It's Sunday night here in New Zealand, and the studio guys have all called it quits for the weekend. We recorded quite a lot of content that we didn't have time to share with you yet. So over the next week (and indeed probably right up to Christmas) we will have what we are going to call Armageddon Extras - more videos, photos and content, including a few more assembly videos, a battle report, and the rest of Phil's interview with Harold Coyle. And don't forget to enter our competitions – we won't be ending them until some time Monday NZ time, to make sure you have a good chance to enter, wherever you are in the world. We want to give you free toys!

Thanks for sharing Armageddon with us.

The end of the beginning

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