October 12, 2015 by brennon
Breakthrough Assault keep us updated about Team Yankee once again with a fantastic look at the cards for two air support options dropping into the game. Here we get a look at the A-10 Warthog and the MI-24 HIND for the Americans and Soviets respectively…
“Warthog? It’s More Of A Puma…”
If anyone gets that joke then I will give the a thousand internet cookies. Anyway, on with the preview. Here we have both sides of the A-10 Warthog Stat Card where you have all of the weapons on one side and the special rules on the other.
It has rules for being a strike aircraft, popping up on a very generous 4+ and it can hunt down helicopters which is rather useful considering what the Soviets are bringing into battle. I love that it’s also employing technology like guided missiles.
The Soviets are of course not going to be left out and they have a rather iconic vehicle coming to the battlefield. The HIND has appeared in so many films and video games I think it’s instantly recognisable. It is also armed to the teeth with missiles, a gatling gun and a rocket launcher.
Of course as well as being able to fire on enemies from on high it also has the ability to transport troops. Two Infantry Teams can ride with the HIND so you could potentially use this as a way of getting to objectives with specialist teams ready to hold out against an assault.
You have to hope that with that one shot rocket launcher it also won’t be a dud when you fire it!
What are your thoughts; American or Soviet?
"Two Infantry Teams can ride with the HIND so you could potentially use this as a way of getting to objectives with specialist teams ready to hold out against an assault..."