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World War III: American: US Forces in World War III

World War III: American
US Forces in World War III

World War III: American is our second force book to be expanded and updated. The book covers the US forces in Germany in August 1985, more specifically the 1st Armored Division, 3rd Armored Division, 9th ‘High Tech’ Motorised Division, 82nd Airborne Division, and the 2nd Marine Division.

World War III: American 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.

World War III: American: US Forces in World War III...

Product Spotlights
American Starter Force (Plastic) (TUSAB04)

American Starter Force (Plastic) (TUSAB04)

This Starter Force Contains:

  • Five Abrams Tanks
  • Four Bradley Scouts
  • Three M109 155mm Self-propelled guns
  • Four HMMWV Scouts
  • Two AH-64 Apache Helicopters
  • Four rare-earth magnets
  • Four Decal Sheets
  • One Complete A5 Rulebook,
  • One American "Start Here Booklet"
  • Fourteen Unit cards

American Starter Force (Plastic) (TUSAB04)

Abrams Tank Platoon (TUBX18)
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.

Abrams Tank Platoon (TUBX18)...

Abrams Tank Platoon (TUBX18)

M60 Patton Tank Platoon (Plastic) (TUBX11)

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)...

M109 Artillery Battery (Plastic) (TUBX24)
The excellence of the M109 self-propelled howitzer is evidenced by the fact that it is used by every Western army on NATO’s Central Front apart from the French. The M185 155mm howitzer fires a wide variety of ammunition, including conventional high explosive, DPICM (Dual-Purpose Improved Conventional Munitions) bomblets, scatterable minelets, and Copperhead laser-guided projectiles out to a range of 18 km (11 miles).

M109 Artillery Battery (Plastic) (TUBX24)...

M109 Artillery Battery (Plastic) (TUBX24)
M270 MLRS Battery (Plastic) (TUBX25) M270 MLRS Battery (Plastic) (TUBX25)
The Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) is a high-mobility automatic artillery system. It is made up of a twelve tube launcher packaged in two six-rocket pods, which are mounted on a stretched Bradley chassis with excellent crosscountry mobility.

M270 MLRS Battery (Plastic) (TUBX25)...

AH-64 Apache Helicopter Platoon (TUBX21)
Designed to perform at the front line of battle against Soviet forces, the Apache was equipped with night fighting and all-weather capabilities. Its armament consists of a 30mm M230 Chain Gun with 1200 rounds of ammunition and, depending on configuration, can carry up to 16 Hellfire missiles and 76 Hydra 70 rockets in up to four pods.

AH-64 Apache Helicopter Platoon (TUBX21)...

AH-64 Apache Helicopter Platoon (TUBX21)
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)...

Cobra Attack Helicopter Platoon (TUBX05)
The AH-1S Cobra is the latest version of the Vietnam-era Hueycobra and is easily distinguishable by its flatter, non-reflective canopy and the four Improved TOW missiles tubes mounted on each side.

Cobra Attack Helicopter Platoon (TUBX05)...

Cobra Attack Helicopter Platoon (TUBX05)

AV-8 Harrier Attack Flight (TUBX26) AV-8 Harrier Attack Flight (TUBX26)
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 (TUBX26)...

A-10 Warthog Fighter Flight (TUBX27)
The A-10 is built around a massive 30mm GAU-8/A Avenger seven-barrelled Gatling gun that fires depleted uranium rounds, and in its tank-busting role, carries TV-guided Maverick missiles. Its armoured cockpit and high-mounted engines give it outstanding resilience.

A-10 Warthog Fighter Flight (TUBX27)...

A-10 Warthog Fighter Flight (TUBX27)
Bradley Troop (TUBX19)

Bradley Troop (TUBX19)
After the end of the Vietnam War, the U.S. Army began to rebuild its forces around mechanised infantry formations. Designed to work in concert with armoured units, mechanised infantry formations were equipped with the latest weapons and mounted in the new M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicle to allow them to keep up with the new M1 Abrams tank entering service at the same time

Bradley Troop (TUBX19)...

M113 Platoon (TUBX03)
The M113 is a fully tracked armored personnel carrier. The vehicle was first fielded by the United States Army's mechanized infantry units in Vietnam in April 1962. The M113 was the most widely used armored vehicle of the U.S. The M113's versatility spawned a wide variety of adaptations that live on worldwide, and in U.S. service.

M113 Platoon (TUBX03)... 

M113/M106 Platoon (TUBX03)

M163 VADS/M901 ITV Platoon (TUBX02)

M163 VADS or M901 ITV Platoon (TUBX02)
The M163 Vulcan Air Defense System (VADS) is a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG) that was used by the United States Army. The M168 gun is a variant of the General Dynamics 20 mm M61 Vulcan rotary cannon.

M163 VADS/M901 ITV Platoon (TUBX02)... 

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)...


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)...

RDF/LT Assault Gun Platoon (TUBX20)
The RDF/LT (Rapid Deployment Force/Light Tank) assault gun is a pint sized vehicle designed to give the US Army’s Rapid Deployment Force an easily transportable combat vehicle that adds a valuable punch to the light forces that it is intended to support.

RDF/LT Assault Gun Platoon (TUBX20)...

RDF/LT Assault Gun Platoon (TUBX20)
Rifle Platoon (TUBX13) Rifle Platoon (TUBX13)
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)...

Mech Platoon (TUS702)
The mech platoon is the latest in a long line of American armoured infantry units. Mounted in M113 personnel carriers, the platoon is highly mobile, and well protected on the move. Once they dismount, the infantry have everything they need to fight against any opposition.

Mech Platoon (TUS702)...

Mech Platoon (TUS702)

AAVP-7 Platoon (TUBX15)

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)...

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)...

M551 Sheridan Tank Platoon (TUBX17)

LAV-AD Air Defense Platoon (TUBX22) LAV-AD Air Defense Platoon (TUBX22)
The U.S. Marine Corps LAV-25 (Light Armored Vehicle) is a modular platform used for numerous roles the Marines fielded the LAV-AD in which the primary armament was replaced with a GAU-12 Equalizer 25mm 5-barreled Gatling cannon. In addition, it was equipped with four FIM-92 Stinger missiles each. This combination provided the Marines with capable defense against helicopters and ground attack aircraft.

LAV-AD Air Defense Platoon (TUBX22)...

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)...

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)...

USMC Tokens Set (22 Tokens) (TTK08)

World War III: Team Yankee Unit Card Packs

World War III: American Unit Card Pack (WW3-03U)
For a limited time only boxes of Unit Cards will be available for each World War III: Team Yankee  book. Unit and Formation cards play a key role in World War Three: Team Yankee and can be used as a quick reference for stats and special rules as you play the game. These cards also include unit points and structures to aid with army-list construction.

World War III: Team Yankee American Unit Cards (WW3-03U)...

Battlefront Paint Sets
Each Paint set together with the Utility Paint Set, provides the specialist colours needed to paint your WWII or WWIII force in the appropriate colours all in an easy to grab box. Get everything painted! From the camo paint all the way to the tow cables.

Battlefront Paint Sets...

Click on each Paint set to order them in the Online store

Overpass (BB233)

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)...

World War III American Articles

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!...

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

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

Stripes 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 Friday, July 9, 2021 by Luke at Battlefront