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Team Yankee T-64 (8 posts)

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  • Avatar Image benc245p said 4 months, 1 week ago:

    Picked up the Red Thunder expansion for my Soviets last weekend and had my first game using the new T-64. The new starter set has 5 x T-64 so I ran my existing T-72s as ’64s. The AT-8 Songster missile is well worth the points and proved a nasty surprise to my regular opponent who runs a Leopard 2 heavy force.

    I’ve gone for the Soviet 3 tone pattern as a change from my existing standard green T-72s. i’m seeing a lot of T-64 in my future.

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  • Avatar Image oriskany11656p said 4 months, 1 week ago:

    Nice! Where do you get the T-64? Is Red Thunder from Battlefront? (Sorry if I’m late to the party and clueless).

    T-64 = one of the most underrated tanks GSFG / Cold War.

    Now all we need is T-80s for an actually “accurate” GSFG force. So far I’ve been using my T-72 Zvezda variants with the K5 reactive armor as T-80 proxies.

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  • Avatar Image benc245p said 4 months, 1 week ago:

    @oriskany Red Thunder is the latest TY release from Battlefront. It updates the Soviet force lists and introduces the T-64, BTR-60, SA-9 Gaskin, SA-8 Gecko, the BRDM series, 2S3 Acacia heavy arty and others. It build upon the two original force structures (T-72 Bn or BMP Motor Rifle Bn).

    The book is written in the semi-narrative style of Leopard and Iron Maiden and it launched last Friday. Surprised the BoW haven’t mentioned/covered the launch in any way.

    In game terms the T-64 is faster than the T-72, has 1 extra front armour and can fire the AT-8 Songster ATGM (48 inch range on that bad boy) even on the move.

    Likewise, I’m glad to see the T-64 in the game to more accurately cover the GSFG.
    The T-64 is my new best friend.

  • Avatar Image jamesevans140907p said 4 months, 1 week ago:

    Like it! :-D
    One of the things I love above Soviet equipment of this period is the camo they used, especially the parade specials.

  • Avatar Image ghent99458p said 4 months ago:

    No one in my area has gotten the shipments yet. Hopefully I can pick something up this Wed when I head into town. I have something special in mind for my East Germans and the rest of the Soviet force will stay in a flexible left Soviet style of paint scheme.

    The thing that really interests me with the new T64 releases is there ability (from what I have read) to take down the fortress style NATO armor.

    Enjoy your hobby, your way!
  • Avatar Image ghent99458p said 4 months ago:

    @benc your paint scheme came out wonderfully, great job!

  • Avatar Image benc245p said 4 months ago:

    @ghent99 Thanks

    My regular opponent runs a Leopard 2 heavy force and is used to popping my T-72s at long range. The first massed volley of AT-8 Songster missiles, fired from outside his max gun range, made him have a rethink of how to fight the Soviets. Need to play more games with the T-64 to get a better opinion but first impressions are good.

    They still get turned inside out by a Leopard 2 at close range though :)

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  • Avatar Image oriskany11656p said 4 months ago:

    Awesome photos and paint scheme, @benc@ghent99 is totally right about that. :D

    We have some Team Yankee-theme content / articles hopefully coming up soon, mostly opinion and analysis pieces, covering topics such as . . . (a) what would this scenario really have looked like? (b) what does Team Yankee’s source material (Harold Coyle and Sir John Hackett’s Third World War: August 1985 get right? What does it get less than perfect, etc.

    I gotta say, the introduction of this new Soviet expansion really starts to shift things in a positive direction. Not only do we get more options, historically more accurate units, but if what @benc says is true, and the T-64 is measurably better than the T-72, than big kudos and an “Oriskany Thumbs Up” for the Red Thunder expansion. :D