Phil Yates’s Red Banner Tank Division Tank Battalion
After a year of hard work on Team Yankee, I’m stoked to finally be able to get the models on the table and play some games. Back in the late 1980s I fielded a Soviet Motor Rifle Regiment against my friend’s Belgian armoured brigade with a modicum of success, so the chance to revisit the period brings back good memories and the anticipation of making a lot more.
I chose the Soviet force because I’ve always loved their kit. The T-72 and BMP are just awesome, the Shilka is classic, and who can go past the Mi-24 Hind! The Soviet doctrine is so theoretically elegant – and utterly cold-blooded – that I have to try it out on the table top.