Cold Wars 2023: World War III: Team Yankee

Cold Wars 2023: World War III: Team Yankee

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Cold Wars 2023 Team Yankee Tournament.

Dates: Friday, March 10th 2023. Valley Forge Casino Resort, King of Prussia, PA.
Tournament Format: V2 Team Yankee, 115 points per player. Straight Swiss format using best coast pairings, 3 rounds over 1 day, 2.5 hours per round, Extended Battle Plans. Must use each stance once. 3 Formation limit per player.

Adepticon 2022: Flames Of War & World War III: Team Yankee

Player Limit: 60

Tournament Sign-Up & List submission: [email protected]

All lists must include the following information sent to the email address above, players that don’t provide this information won’t be allowed to play:

  • Player’s full name
  • Player’s email address
  • Player’s cell phone number- used for emergency contact
  • Player’s city and state – used for parings
  • Club name and/or local store name- used for parings
  • Army list being used (For example: T55AM2 Tank Battalion). The formation with the most points in the player’s list will be used for pairings.
  • Book(s) (For example: TY British), if players are using multiple books all books must be brought. 

Players can use the following books: Oil Wars, Free Nations, TY British, TY American, TY Soviet, TY West German, TY Warsaw Pact, Red Dawn. Players must bring the books containing the forces they are using.

List Submission Deadline: March 4th. Players are encouraged to turn their lists in early. Players should receive an email that their list is received and legal, if this is not received within a week from submission, players should resend their list. If a list needs to be edited it must be done by March 8th.



Friday March 10th

08:30 – 9:30 Check-in Briefing
*Players should arrive by 9:00am. Players should make sure they get a prompt packet and score sheet from their T.O. as well as have their army looked over.
*Additional time will be provided between rounds for deployment. Players should be at the hall at the beginning of each round prepared to play.

9:30– 12:00 Round 1, leave your armies out after round 1 for paint judging.

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch. 

1:30 – 4:00 Round 2

4:00 – 6:30 Round 3* After players are done with the 3rd round they can turn in their score sheets and retire.

6:30 – 7:00 Awards Presentation



All armies must be fully painted. Any miniatures not fully painted will be pulled from the table prior to starting the tournament. Players should make sure their armies are checked before play starts. No proxy models are allowed, as the player should use the correctly sized vehicles as well as gun and infantry teams. Any proxy models will be removed and will affect gameplay (i.e., a two-model unit that has a proxy removed will have to take last stand checks). 3D printed models are allowed but must be indicated to the TO. Armies with 3D printed models cannot place or win best painted. Players should make sure armies are properly constructed by the time the
tournament starts.

Rounds will be determined by Swiss system, come ready to play all armies. Best Coast Pairings will be used for the event. Players should download this app and have it ready to use. Initial pairings will use player origin and store (state, city, store/club) and alliance (Warsaw Pact/NATO). Subsequent rounds will use wins, victory points, strength of schedule.

We will use the Missions for Flames of War packet where the players and their opponent will choose their stances, find that selection in the matrix and roll a die. The players will then play the mission chosen. Each stance needs to be played at least once during the tournament. Players should download or print the most recent packet.

If there is an odd number of players, that player can choose to take a bye, if so that player gets an 8-1 A ringer is a player that participates to fill in for an odd number of participants but is not eligible to win any category in the event.

Players must bring 6 physical copies of their list, one for their reference and one for each opponent.

Players should record on the left side of their score sheet the table they play on.

Players are responsible for monitoring the time and the judges will announce time intervals throughout the tournament. A time clock will be provided to track time remaining in the round. A true act of sportsmanship is not starting a new turn if both players will not be able to finish that turn. The game should be called if both players cannot finish their turns and the results should be calculated as a loss as according to the Team Yankee rulebook.

Slow play is to be actively discouraged, repeated offences may result in loss of points or forfeited matches. If you cannot play a game to completion due to size/compliment or familiarity with your army, you might want to revisit your choice. Most players should be able to complete their turns within 10-15 minutes.

When time is called the game must immediately finish their action. New turns cannot be started even if starting a new turn would award an immediate victory or cause a player to make a company morale check. SEE the bullet points above.

Painting Competition: Any players that wish their armies to be considered for the best-painted competition will stage them at the lunch break in the designated area with a nameplate on the display. All models in the army must be from Battlefront Miniatures, armies with proxy or 3D-printed models are disqualified. A display board is not judged but is useful for moving your army.

Unit histories are not necessary.

Army lists must be submitted to [email protected]. You are encouraged to use Forces of War ( to submit your list.



Pairing breakdown will be based first on the number of wins, then victory points, then strength of schedule. Strength of schedule is if two or more teams are still tied after wins and victory points, then it will be checked to see if the two teams played each other, the winner of that game will have a higher position

The scoring breakdown at the end of the tournament will be: The number of wins, victory points,
strength of schedule.

Awards: Here is a list of the awards that will be presented:

  • Overall Winners
  • 2nd Place
  • 3rd Place
  • Best Sportsman
  • Best Painted

Overall, 2nd and 3rd are based upon gameplay (wins, victory points, strength of schedule). This award will be for the team.

Best sport is chosen by the players. At the end of the tournament, players will rate their games. At the end of the tournament, players will give 5 points to their favourite game, 4 to their next, and so forth. Ties in sportsmanship will go to gameplay score (Wins).

Best painted is chosen by the Battlefront staff.

Now that you have read this document tell me your favourite colour. Provide this with your list
submission so I know you read the whole prompt (don’t tell anyone :).