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US Forces In World War III
Stripes is our second book to expand on the forces that came with original Team Yankee rulebook. The book covers the US forces in Germany in August 1985, more specifically the 1st Armored Division, 82nd Airborne Division, and the 2nd Marine Division. Stripes substantially expands on the forces available to the US Team Yankee player, as well as adding a bunch extra options for those who haven’t been tempted by the Americans yet.

Stripes: US Forces in World War III...


Product Spotlights

Ryan's Leathernecks (Army Deal)
The mission of the tank battalion and its subordinate tank companies is to close with and destroy the enemy by using their armoured firepower, shock effect, and manoeuvrability and to provide anti-armour fire support for the other formations of its Marine division.

With a combination of M60 Patton tanks and HMMVW light utility vehicles Ryan's Leathernecks are ready to deal with whatever the Soviets might throw at them.

Ryan's Leathernecks (Plastic Army Deal) (TUSAB3)...

Ryan's Leathernecks Plastic Army Deal (TUSAB3)
Bannon's Boys Plastic Army Deal Bannon's Boy's (Army Deal)
Team Yankee, a heavy combat team, faces a Soviet invasion of West Germany. Outnumbered and outgunned, Captain Sean Bannon and his men will have to fight hard and they'll have to fight smart if they are going to survive.

 Bannon's Boy's (Army Deal) (TUSAB2)...

Rifle Platoon
The rifle companies are the fighting heart of a Marine forces. Each rifle company has three rifle platoons and a weapons platoon. The weapons platoon provides mortar, machinegun and assault sections that are allocated out to the rifle platoons as needed for various combat missions.

The primary mission of the infantry battalion and its subordinate companies is to locate, close with, and destroy the enemy by fire and manoeuvre or to repel enemy attacks by fire and close combat.

Rifle Platoon (TUBX13)...

Rifle Platoon (TUBX13)
Abrams Tank Platoon (TUBX08) 

Abrams Tank Platoon (Plastic)
The M1 Abrams was a new tank built from the ashes of a failed project, built with cost in mind, but not neglecting technology. It utilised the latest armour, targeting, night vision, and engine technologies. The IPM1, produced in 1984 with a new turret, substantially increased the armour performance of the Abrams further.

Abrams Tank Platoon (TUBX08)...

M48 Chaparral SAM Platoon
The M48 Chaparral is a tried and tested surface- to-air missile (SAM) weapons system that first entered service with the US Army in 1969. This SAM system fires MIM-72G Chaparral missiles (based on the AIM-9 Sidewinder air to-air missile) which use an infra-red seeker to lock on to the hot exhaust of an aircraft.

M48 Chaparral SAM Platoon (TUBX09)...

M48 Chaparral SAM Platoon (TUBX09) 
M247 Sergeant York AA Platoon (TUBX10)

M247 Sergeant York AA Platoon
The M247 Sergeant York came out of the DIVAD (DIVision Air Defense) programme to find a replacement for the M163 VADS and went into production in 1981

The M247 is fitted with fully-stabilized twin 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft guns and with a search and track radar designed to track aircraft out to a range of 40km. The Sergeant York is also fitted with a laser-rangefinder and digital fire control system. This was all housed in a new turret mounted on the hull of a M48A5 Patton medium tank.

M247 Sergeant York AA Platoon (TUBX10)...

AV-8 Harrier Attack Flight
The US Marine Corps adopted the British Hawker-Siddley Harrier, the famed ‘Jump Jet’, in 1971. Designated AV-8, the Harrier is a high performance jet aircraft that is uniquely capable of vertical and short take-off and landing (VSTOL). It does this by swivelling its exhaust nozzles down to allow it to take off vertically.

AV-8 Harrier Attack Flight (TUBX12)...

AV-8 Harrier Attack Flight (TUBX12) 
USMC Tokens Set (22 Tokens) (TTK08) Stripes Gaming Aids: USMC Tokens Set (22 Tokens) and USMC Dice (20 Dice)
Laser-cut acrylic gaming accessories can enhance your Team Yankee gaming experience. Full-colour tokens are the perfect way to track the state of your troops throughout your battles.

Stripes Gaming aids (TTK08)...

M60 Patton Tank Platoon (Plastic)
The M60 Patton tank entered service with the US Army in 1960. It was the first US tank to be designated a Main Battle Tank, incorporating the speed and mobility of a medium tank with the armour and firepower of a heavy tank.

M60 Patton Tank Platoon (Plastic) (TUBX11)...

M60 Patton Tank Platoon (Plastic) (TUBX11)

UH-1 Huey Helicopter Platoon (TUBX07) UH-1 Huey Helicopter Platoon
The UH-1H Huey utility helicopters of the 82nd Aviation Brigade provide the riflemen of the 82nd Airborne Division with airlift capability for quick in-theatre redeployment, and for air assault combat operations for insertion into the enemy’s rear area

UH-1 Huey Helicopter Platoon (TUBX07)...

HMMWV Platoon
The US divisions organised under the light division structure, such as the 82nd Airborne, had one reconnaissance squadron with one light cavalry troop mounted in wheeled vehicles. These had initially been jeeps, but by 1985 had been replaced by the new High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), ‘Humvee’ or ‘Hummer’ as it quickly became known to the troops.

HMMWV Platoon (TUBX14)...

HMMWV (TUBX14)

LAV Platoon (Plastic) (TUBX16) 

LAV Platoon (Plastic)
The Light Armoured Vehicle, or LAV, is one of the newest vehicles in the Marine Corps’ arsenal. Based on the Swiss MOWAG Piranha and built by General Motors in Canada, this vehicle offers the Marines a fast, highly mobile reconnaissance and light fire support vehicle.

Introduced in 1983, the Marine Corps have organised a number of light armoured vehicle battalions equipped with the LAV and assigned to the Marine divisions. Each battalion has four light armoured vehicle companies equipped with LAV-25, LAV-AT and LAV-M vehicles.

LAV Platoon (TUBX16)...

AAVP-7 Platoon
The AAVP7 (Assault Amphibious Vehicle, Personnel Mark 7) is a fully tracked amphibious landing vehicle used by the assault amphibian battalions to land the infantry assault elements and equipment during amphibious operation. They can also conduct mechanized operations ashore.

 AAVP-7 Platoon (TUBX15)...

AAVP-7 Platoon (TUBX15) 
M551 Sheridan Tank Platoon (TUBX17)

M551 Sheridan Tank Platoon
The M551 Sheridan Armored Reconnaissance/Airborne Assault Vehicle, or ARAAV, is fitted with the M81 dual-purpose gun/missile launcher. It can fire conventional HEAT antitank ammunition for shorter range targets, or the MGM51 Shillelagh (pronounced shil-laylee) anti-tank guided missile, which was more effective at longer ranges.

M551 Sheridan Tank (TUBX17)...

Overpass
Many key battles can take place around or on roads. An overpass provides a unique set of advantages for a commander, providing cover below at the sides and high ground of the bridge from which to fire upon the enemy.

Overpass (B233)...

Overpass (BB233) 

Stripes Articles

Stripes Live Launch
Stripes is our second book to expand on the forces that came with original Team Yankee rulebook. The book covers the US forces in Germany in August 1985. Stripes substantially expands on the forces available to the US Team Yankee player, as well as adding a bunch extra options for those who haven’t been tempted by the Americans yet.

We had our live launch for Stripes on Friday. If you missed out don't worry. All of our content is still live. Check out our Studio articles and the live game between Phil and Wayne.

Stripes Live Launch...

Stripes Live Launch

One, Two, Three, Four, I Love The Marine Corps!

One, Two, Three, Four, I Love The Marine Corps!
Founded in 1775, The United States Marine Corps has always been the tip of the spear for American Forces. In the 20th century, they would distinguish themselves as some of the toughest warriors in the world. From the Battle of Belleau Wood to the shores of Okinawa, American Marines have always defended freedom and liberty. In the last 70 years they have won two world wars, and there will be no exception here! Whether they come from the sky in their rugged Huey transport helicopters or come from the sea in their massive AAVP7s, the US Marines will give the commies one hell of a fight.

One, Two, Three, Four, I Love The Marine Corps!...

Stripes Formations 101
The release of Stripes includes one of the most iconic vehicles of the US Army, the ubiquitous HMMWV. As the kit is so quick and simple to put together we decided to come up with a fun office challenge, were we each built one and then prepared to duke it out to see who would be “King of the Hill”.

Stripes Formations 101...

Stripes Formations 101

HMMWV King of the Hill Competition

HMMWV King of the Hill Competition 
The release of Stripes includes one of the most iconic vehicles of the US Army, the ubiquitous HMMWV. As the kit is so quick and simple to put together we decided to come up with a fun office challenge, were we each built one and then prepared to duke it out to see who would be “King of the Hill”.

HMMWV King of the Hill Competition - Part One...
HMMWV King of the Hill Competition - Part Two...

Aaron's Stripes US 2nd Armored Cavalry
Aaron is a great (and prolific) painter who not only spends his days painting up the majority of the miniatures seen in our books, but also knocks out army after army in his own time. Today Aaron takes us through his US 2nd Armored Cavalry army.

Aaron's Stripes US 2nd Armored Cavalry...

Aaron's Stripes US 2nd Armored Cavalry

American Air Defense: Guns vs Missiles: "First To Fire"

American Air Defence: Guns Vs Missiles: "First to Fire"
With the forces released two years ago in the Team Yankee release, the US & USSR forces got their core units and the game system kicked off with a selection of equipment. US got their heavy Armor, while the Soviets got more middle of the road gear, with a few surprises. With Red Thunder released, the USSR upgraded to a heavier and more advanced Tank, the T-64, while also bringing in heavier AT & AA missile systems, Storm & Gecko. Stripes is now filling out the US forces with a wider range of Formation and Unit types, filling out your Force with Formations for angry Heavy Infantry, medium Tanks, Air-mobile Infantry and heaps of great new 80's gear to load up and roll out with.

American Air Defense: Guns vs Missiles: "First To Fire"...

Chris' US Army Stripes Evolution...
Since the release of Team Yankee I’ve been very excited about the growing range of miniatures and as a logical outcome I now have a massive Team Yankee painting backlog. I’ve been quite proud about the fact that my Americans were finished though and over the past 12 months they have seen a lot of table time playing games. The release of Stripes is both a boon and a curse as it adds plenty of new options for me to get excited about, whilst at the same time adding to my painting list.

Chris' US Army Stripes Evolution...

Chris' US Army Stripes Evolution...

Billy Yank and the War That Never Was

Billy Yank and the War That Never Was
I've been working on lots of armies lately, this one in particular has been a pet project of mine for some time, but it has not gotten the love it deserved. So with the release of Stripes I decided to do something different.  I created my own background story around my army and from there I hope to create a narrative to play towards in my games and add to my battle reports.  My story focus on a fictitious drafted poet named, William (Billy) L Wulf.

Billy Yank and the War That Never Was


  Videos
Know Your Americans - APCs and Recce
Know Your Americans - Artillery
Know Your Americans - AT & AA Know Your Americans - Aircraft and Helicopters


Last Updated On Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by Luke at Battlefront