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The East Germans are coming to Team Yankee in 2017. The East German Volksarmee, or Peoples’ Army, has the reputation of being the most well-trained of all the Warsaw Pact armies. It has a high proportion of professional soldiers and is well-equipped.
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The Book
Volksarmee (FW908)

Volksarmee
East Germans in World War III
Volksarmee, East Germans in World War III is a 32-page hardback book that tells the story of Oberleutnant Fritz Fischer’s battalion of T-72M tanks and their attack on Northern Germany against the West German Defenders.

Volksarmee provides players with Army lists for a T-55 AM2 Panzer Bataillon, T-72M Panzer Bataillon, BMP Mot-Schützen Bataillon, and BTR-60 Mot-Schützen Bataillon, as well as card pack, contain 17 unit cards, history of the East German Army leading into the Cold War, painting guides and scenarios for the Team Yankee game.

Learn more about Volksarmee: East Germans in World War III here...


Product Spotlights
BRDM-2 Recon Platoon (TSBX10)
The Soviet-made BRDM-2 (Boyevaya Razvedyvatelnaya Dozornaya Mashina 2, or Combat Reconnaissance Patrol Vehicle 2) is a four-wheel amphibious reconnaissance vehicle ideally suited for East German Aufklärungs troops. The vehicle has been designed to cope with a range of terrain. In addition to being amphibious, it also has two pairs of belly wheels that can be lowered by the driver for trench crossing and has a centralised tire pressure system that is used to adjust tire pressures to suit the ground conditions.

Learn more about the BRDM-2 Recon Platoon (TSBX10) here...
BRDM-2 Recon Platoon (TSBX10)
Spandrel AT Platoon (TSBX11) Spandrel AT Platoon (TSBX11)
The 9P148 Konkurs (Contest, or Spandrel as its missile is designated by NATO) is a light mobile armoured vehicle mounting five excellent wire-guided 9M113 Konkurs (AT-5 Spandrel) anti-tank missiles. The 9P148 vehicle is based on the same vehicle used in the reconnaissance role as the BRDM-2. It has good cross-country and road speed allowing it to get into good positions from which to launch its missiles. The roof mounted launch system meant that the vehicle could hide its bulk, only exposing the launcher and gunner’s sight on the top of the roof to the enemy making it difficult to kill or suppress should the enemy even see the weapon firing.

Learn more about the Spandrel AT Platoon (TSBX11) here...
Mot-Schützen Kompanie (TEBX02)
The Russian BMP-1 is the successor to Germany's ground-breaking Hanomag halftrack of the Second World War. It carries the 
Schützen into battle in relative safety, then gives them fire support as they launch their attack.

Mounting an AT-3 Sagger missile, the BMP-1 also protects the infantry from enemy panzers. The company’s riflemen are armed with the classic AKM assault rifle, or MPi KM (Maschinenpistole Kalashnikow Modernisiert) submachine-gun as the East Germans called them. Each squad is also equipped with an RPK squad automatic weapon, disposable RPG-18 anti-tank rockets, and the powerful RPG-7 anti-tank rocket launcher.

Learn more about the Mot-Schützen Kompanie (TEBX02) here...

Mot-Schützen Kompanie (TEBX02)
East German Mot-Schützen Heavy Weapons (TEG706) East German Mot-Schützen Heavy Weapons (TEG706)
The Soviets were quick to equip their East German ally with the powerful AT-4 Spigot anti-tank missile, their AGS-17 automatic grenade launcher and the SA-14 Gremlin anti-aircraft missile in an attempt to give them an unbeatable edge in firepower.

Learn more about the East German Mot-Schützen Heavy Weapons (TEG706) here...

T-55AM2 Panzer Kompanie (TEBX01)
Of the 2100 T-55 tanks supplied to NVA by the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, and Poland, nearly 300 were upgraded to the T-55AM2 standard. The T-55AM2 was fitted with a modern fire control system with a ballistic calculator, calculating such things as air pressure, air temperature, the weight of ammunition, reduced velocity for tube wear, and so on. It was also fitted with a laser rangefinder.

Learn more about the T-55AM2 Panzer Kompanie (TEBX01) here...

T-55AM2 Panzer Kompanie (TEBX01) here
SA-9 Gaskin SAM Platoon (TSBX12)

SA-9 Gaskin SAM Platoon (TSBX12)
The SA-9 Gaskin (its NATO designation), called Strela-1M (Arrow‑1M) by the Soviets, is a wheeled, amphibious Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) system based on the same vehicle as the BRDM-2 reconnaissance vehicle. The missile system has both optical and infra-red guidance, and a target ranging radar. Each vehicle carries four missiles in a ready-to-fire configuration and the crew would then manually load additional missiles once fired. Designed to protect against short-range threats it would often be deployed in conjunction with batteries of ZSU-23-4 self-propelled gun systems making a deadly combination.

SA-9 Gaskin SAM Platoon (TSBX12)...

East German Mot-Schützen Platoon (TEG702)
The Russian BMP-1 is the successor to Germany's ground-breaking Hanomag halftrack of the Second World War. It carries the 
Schützen into battle in relative safety, then gives them fire support as they launch their attack.

East German Mot-Schützen Platoon...
East German Mot-Schützen Platoon (TEG702)
Team Yankee East German Template (TAT05) Team Yankee East German Template (TAT05)
Artillery and aircraft are not precision weapons. Their shells and bombs blanket a wide area, possibly wiping out dozens of the enemy at a time. Artillery and Salvo Templates make it easy to work out who is hit and who isn’t. 

Team Yankee East German Template (TAT05)...  
Team Yankee East German Token Set (TTK05)
Even though they are toy soldiers, your troops react to heavy fire like real soldiers. Sometimes they get pinned down or bail out of their tanks. They can dig foxholes for protection or go to ground, hiding from the enemy. Tokens help you keep track of the state of your troops.

Team Yankee East German Token Set (TTK05)...
Team Yankee East German Token Set (TTK05)
Team Yankee East German Dice Set (TEG900) Team Yankee East German Dice Set (TEG900)
Schlamperei Ivan, sloppy’, muttered Oberleutnant Fritz Fischer as he watched his russische Kameraden deploy from column to line. Two of the Russian tanks had been late in executing their turns and were racing to catch up their assigned positions, trailing clouds of diesel fumes. There was no way his men would ever be that sloppy.

Team Yankee East German Dice Set (TEG900)... 
Volksarmee Decal Sheet (TEGSO01)
The Volksarmee decal sheet is now available as part of the Special Order range. These decals are a must for any Team Yankee enthusiast who wishes to field an East German force in Team Yankee.

Volksarmee Decal Sheet (TEGSO01)...
Volksarmee Decal Sheet (TEGSO01)

Volksarmee Articles
Two Sides of the Iron Curtain

Two Sides of the Iron Curtain
German Forces in World War III
After its defeat in the Second World War, Germany was occupied by the victorious Allied Powers. The Soviet Union controlled the part to the east, while Britain, France and the United States occupied the part to the west and the responsibility for the security of Germany was left to the four occupying powers. The relationship between the democratic West (the United States, Britain, and France) and the communist East (the Soviet Union) soon broke down and an Iron Curtain was drawn across central Europe. Germany was divided in two.

Two Sides of the Iron Curtain...

The Panzers of World War III
East German Armour in Team Yankee
The East German Volksarmee, or Peoples’ Army, has the reputation of being the most well-trained of all the Warsaw Pact armies. It has a high proportion of professional soldiers and is well-equipped. In Team Yankee it shares many similarities with the Soviet army but Volksarmee also introduces a number of new models that bring a unique flavour to the East German army.

The Panzers of World War III...
The Panzers of World War III
Quantity Has A Quality All Its Own

Quantity Has A Quality All Its Own:
Is The T-55AM2 is Underrated in Team Yankee?
Blake shares his thoughts on why he thinks the T-55AM2 is underrated in Team Yankee.

Quantity Has A Quality All Its Own...


Volksarmee Downloads
Volksarmee Wallpaper
We've added the cover artwork from Volksarmee to our collection of Team Yankee desktop wallpaper for you to download and enjoy.

Volksarmee Wallpaper... 
Volksarmee Wallpaper


Last Updated On Thursday, February 9, 2017 by Blake at Battlefront