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Team Yankee Battlefront Weekend

Team Yankee Battlefront Weekend

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The Battlefront  Team are going to be running through a whole host of awesome hobby content over the weekend to celebrate the release of Team Yankee.

If you're interested in the game and want to follow along with their progress over the weekend then we have a member of the Battlefront team who will be adding content to this Live Blog over the two days...

A lot of stores throughout the world are taking part in this weekend and you can find the links below which will get you some Objective Markers.

Free Objectives

Links To Participating Stores

Will you be picking up Team Yankee and building/playing this weekend?

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Team Yankee Armageddon Intro

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Chris Townley gives us the low down on what's going to be happening over the Armageddon weekend!

What's On This Weekend...

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This weekend you can check out for Team Yankee...

  • Photos and videos
  • Model assembly
  • Painting tips with the studio painting team
  • Gaming
  • Rules discussion with Phil Yates
  • Interview with novel author HW Coyle
What's On This Weekend...

What's Coming For The US?

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Leading the way we have Bannon's Boys in Team Yankee and we've picked out a selection of the additional sets you can also use to reinforce the US.

You can find more on their Product Preview page.

What's Coming For The US?

What's Coming For The Soviets?

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As well as the US we need a foe so here are the Soviets under Potecknov's Bears for Team Yankee...

You can also go and check out some more of the Soviet models coming soon on their Product Page.

What's Coming For The Soviets?

Team Yankee Armageddon Weekend Saturday Intro

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Battlefront are having a weekend-long event to celebrate the launch of Team Yankee.

They have turned the Team Yankee website into a live blog, featuring photos, model assembly videos, gaming, rules discussions with Phil Yates, and an interview with novel author HW Coyle.

Win Team Yankee product from Battlefront

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Want to win some unreleased product, then check out the four easy ways to win Team Yankee product over Armageddon Weekend. Head over to the Team Yankee website to find out more.

Win Team Yankee product from Battlefront

Battlefront staff around the world building their tanks

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Over the past few days staff around the world have been preparing for the launch this weekend by building models for demo games. Right now in New Zealand the Studio team are getting stuck in and building their first models in preparation for some 50 point gaming.

Battlefront staff around the world building their tanks

How to assemble the new Plastic BMP kit

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Wayne from the Battlefront Studio takes a look at how easy it is to assemble the new plastic BMP kit.

Building the new Battlefront plastic Soviet T-72 tank

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Phil takes a break from writing the Team Yankee rules to show off the new plastic Soviet T-72 tank and how easy it is to put together.

The Battlefront team are back for another day of Armageddon

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It's Sunday in New Zealand and the weather is really starting to close in, but thankfully our Abrams have thermal sights so we can keep recording and assembling. Today we will be starting to paint some of our new models and hopefully playing some games. Stay tuned for more.

Building the new Battlefront plastic American M1 Abrams tank

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Yesterday James showed us how easy it is to assemble the M1 Abrams (must be easy, as he hadn't built one before filming this video).

New Dogs for Old Tricks

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A lot of requests have come in from veteran Flames Of War players for a list of differences between the rule set they are familiar with, and the new Team Yankee rules. Between assembling T-72s and recording how-to-play videos, Phil has written this introductory guide.

New Dogs for Old Tricks

How To Play Team Yankee Part One

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Phil Yates introduces the rules for Team Yankee, starting with the Unit Cards, followed by the basic rules for Movement, and also the tactical options presented by special Movment Orders.

Did someone say AH-1 Cobra?

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Aaron takes a look at this iconic helicopter and how to build it. In this first part he covers building the fusilage and attaching the included magnets for the flight stand and rotor blades. A second part, where Aaron shows how to build the rotors and weapons, will follow soon.

How To Play Team Yankee Part Two

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Phil Continues discussing the Team Yankee rules, this time with shooting and morale.

Part three will be up tomorrow.

Studio Progress Update

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Earlier today, before the guys had lunch and moved on to playing some games, James checked in with everyone to see how much progress they had made on their Team Yankee armies.

Phil interviews Harold Coyle

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Phil spoke to Harold Coyle, author of the Team Yankee novel, via Skype. You can see a fairly brief excerpt from the interview here, and we will bring you the full conversation next week – either as videos or a podcast, or perhaps both.

Unfortunately the video quality isn't perfect, but it's a very interesting conversation, and we're absolutely thrilled to be able to share it with you (not least because the first time we tried to record it, the resulting video file had no sound! Nightmare!)

American Infantry Gear

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Aaron brought in some of his collection of 1980s-era US Army gear to show us. Check it out...

How To Play Team Yankee Part Three

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Phil Continues discussing the Team Yankee rules. In part three he describes the different types of teams - tanks, APCs, infantry and aircraft, and how they function in the game.

AH-1 Cobra Assembly Guide - continued

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In part one Aaron showed how to assemble the Cobra"s fuselage. In this video he demonstrates how to correctly assemble the rotors and weapon systems.

Harold Coyle Interview Part Two

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In part two of his conversation with game designer Phil Yates, Team Yankee novelist Harold Coyle discusses his early wargaming influences, as well as how World War III in the 1980s would likely have unfolded, with the benefit of what is now known of Soviet doctrine at the time.

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oriskany
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Why do I feel like Al Pacino in The Godfather – Part III?

“Just when I thought I was out … they PULL ME BACK IN!”

benc
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I’m banging the TY drum at my LFGS.

wayne07
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I haven’t touched my models since the boot camp. This has given me the perfect excuse to get some painting done.

rfernandz2001
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Cool, there’s a store running demo games within reasonable distance from me. Might go this weekend if I don’t have too much housework to do.

jackdanielsimow
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Nothing remotely near me as always.

suetoniuspaullinus
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Bannon’s Boys (incl extra M1) arrived promptly at my doorstep 😎
Still waiting for the rulebook tho..
I’m also still undecided how to paint the tanks..MERDC, NATO or the historically accurate plain Forest Green..hmm..
I will follow this with great interest.

benc
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We (@Gri3elda and I) decided on the NATO tri-colour camo for her US force. It just looks better than the MERDC in our most humble opinion.

rasmus
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I did go mad and are trying to do the British Berlin brick on mine

yavasa
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It can be a really interesting weekend 🙂

drannar
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This weekend just gets better and better 😀

conscriptboris
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Hmm, would realy have liked a one click starter set for this

wittmann007
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6 Grachs. Good lord!

skillamac
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Both starter boxes inbound for Monday apparently plus rules plus a couple of A10s and Su25s for some extra support. Planning to get some demo games going in my area to build interest…. Actually doing a test 1 35 scale M1 in Merdc camo for a try out ATM…

sooonermajik
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Got Bannon’s boys up and running!! M1s are really nice and easy to complete. Great detail. Gonna do the MERDC camo for them. Putting together the Huey was a pain and the T-72s are late, though. Read thru the rule book and can’t wait to fire some dice!!

rfernandz2001
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Same here. The store I went to in California only had the Bannon’s Boys and rulebook this weekend. Soviets expected later and they will do demo games next weekend.

By the way, why include the option to build the A1 variant of the Abrams? Are they foreshadowing a definite expansion or simply laying groundwork for a hazy possibility for the kit?

Also I hope there will be West German and British forces available after the first wave. I want to field some Panther 2s.

drahazar
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I got to get me this stuff

ghent99
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Not to be a Debbie Downer but I will be able to pick up my Americans on Tuesday. 🙁 My shop is low on the list of order preference. Gonna watch the heck out of this and get my paints all lined up and then wait.

kairedan
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Got the American box and book, too bad no Soviets yet. I was very happy to see the extra Abrams in the Bannon box. Models are great, easy fit and clean. Can’t wait to play some everyone’s Soviets show up. Our game store had a play mat printed to look like a paved road and buildings, anyone know if that is going to be available for sale?