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Team Yankee Boot Camp Live Blog: Friday

Team Yankee Boot Camp Live Blog: Friday

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Join us this weekend as the Cold War goes hot and we take a look at Battlefront's new Team Yankee game. The US are facing off against the Soviets in Lloydislavia where we're building the armies and then learning how to fight with these new rules.

You Could Win!

If you comment on any post from this Live Blog you could be in with the chance of winning a Team Yankee Two Player Starter Bundle.

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The bundle contains

  • Two Team Yankee Rulebooks
  • US Starter Set - Bannon’s Boys
  • Soviet Starter Set - Potecknov’s Bears

-- Special Thanks To --

BattlefrontArmy Painter / 4Ground

Have fun joining in with the fun this weekend!

The Team Yankee Boot Camp Kicks Off

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Come and join us for the Team Yankee Boot Camp. We're going to be talking with some of the Boot Campers and also have some fantastic competition prizes to give away.

You can find out more details above and get stuck into the spirit!

Building Begins!

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The Boot Campers have begun putting their models together and some of them have made some great progress.

All of the kits are either the plastic ones you'll be getting at launch or resin pieces made especially for the Boot Camp.

Building Begins!

Comrade Justin Is Ready!

Comrade Justin Is Ready!No Comments

The Streets Fill With Soviets & US Soldiers

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Some of the painted models we've had over from Battlefront show just a taste of the action we're going to be seeing this weekend.

Also, let's not forget our glorious leader of Lloydoslavia!

The Streets Fill With Soviets & US Soldiers
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Some Of The Finished Vehicles!

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We've been working hard here and some of the vehicles have already come together nicely. You can see the work that's going into making a lot of tanks, helicopters and more...

What is your favourite vehicle from the range so far?

Some Of The Finished Vehicles!

Soundtrack For The Weekend - Team Yankee Playlist

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If you're going to playing Team Yankee then you need a good soundtrack. With that in mind we have the first of our entries into the playlist of awesomeness. Iron Maiden with Two Minutes To Midnight!

Comment below with suggestions for what other songs we should include in the playlist and you'll get a mention on the Live Blog!

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Hard At Work

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The work continues with a lot of the Boot Campers working on their massive amount of tanks and choppers they have. It's like a proper Soviet factory in here...

Which side would you have picked; Soviets or US?

Hard At Work
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Tale Of Four Gamers (US) Part One - Why Did You Pick Your Faction?

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We're here with both buggeroff and redshane from the Boot Camp to talk with them about why they chose the US are their faction of choice this weekend...

The Soviet Patrols The Tabletops...

The Soviet Patrols The Tabletops...No Comments
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Tale Of Four Gamers (Soviet) Part One - Why Did You Pick Your Faction?

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Now we're moving on to chat with oriskany and brucelea about their Soviets! They have picked a faction packed with awesome HINDs and more...

Poll Time! If Team Yankee Was Real Who Would Win...

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Give us your thoughts as to who would win the conflict between the Soviets and the US...

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Boot Camp Unboxing MI 24 HIND Helicopter

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We're sitting down with oriskany and Anders from Battlefront to talk about the HIND Helicopter which is a rather epic looking piece of kit...

Progress Continues - Both Air & Land Strikes Cometh

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The crew here have been doing exceptionally well at putting together the kits from this weekend and the armies have been coming along nicely...

Progress Continues - Both Air & Land Strikes Cometh

Boot Camp Unboxing M113 APC

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It's time to roll into the fighting with the M113 APC which has also been dubbed as the 'battle taxi'! Come and learn more about the history of it and how the kit goes together...

Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train

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Thanks to mo3355 for this one. Had to add this to the collection; can't be doing without Ozzy Osbourne!

A Teaser Of Sunday's Fun!

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Boot Camp Unboxing M1 Abrams

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It's time to roll out one of the big tanks from the Team Yankee bundles they have picked up this weekend at the Boot Camp. The Abrams is an awesome tank!

Boot Campers Continue To Arrive

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Even as the evening moves on we've got Boot Campers continuing to arrive and getting stuck into their Team Yankee goodies...

Anders from Battlefront is giving folks a helping hand too!

Boot Campers Continue To Arrive

Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone!

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If you can get Archer out of your head you can listen to this pick from aidhe and nakchak as another addition to the Boot Camp Weekend Playlist

Target Sighted!

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Boot Camp Unboxing Cobra Attack Helicopter

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The Cobra is a fantastic chopper for the Americans which will be zooming forth with weapons hot to take out both tanks and infantry that get in its way...

A Quick Tutorial

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With some people finishing the building of their models they get a quick taster of the rules from Anders on how the Team Yankee game plays...

A Quick Tutorial
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Tale Of Four Gamers (US) How Is The Build Going?

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We're back with buggeroff and redshane to talk about the progress they have been making on their US models for use in Team Yankee.

Which of the Team Yankee models are you going to be building first?

Vote For Your Favourite Chopper!

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It's time to work out which is the best Chopper with another poll. Vote now...

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Tale Of Four Gamers (Soviets) How Is The Build Going?

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...now it's time for another round of questions to the Soviet guys building their tanks and helicopters for gaming tomorrow. Oriskany and brucelea have a chat about their experience with these kits.

Nuclear Assault - Critical Mass

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It's time for another suggestion from nakchak with Nuclear Assault and Critical Mass. I think this is rather fitting as a portent of the destruction that will be coming tomorrow...

Armies Have Assembled

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Team Yankee Boot Camp Terrain Chat

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Lloyd, John and Warren get chatting about some of the terrain that they have been working on for the Boot Camp. We'll be talking urban buildings, industrial terrain and of course...

...flags!

Check Out Hegemongary's Miniatures!

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See what you think of some of the finished miniatures from this session of building. Community member hegemongary has been working hard...

Check Out Hegemongary's Miniatures!
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Team Yankee Boot Camp Kit Chat #1

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We're going to be giving you a bit more information about the history behind Team Yankee and in particular the kit that the Soviets were wearing at the time.

Gianna is joined by Lewis and oriskany to have a quick chat...

Dog's Anyone?

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Everyone Tucks Into Food Before The Pub!

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Everyone is hungry and will be tucking into some hot dogs and chips! I would say this is a very appropriate American meal to get stuck into for tomorrow...

...so what kind of grub 'should' we have for the Soviets tomorrow?

Everyone Tucks Into Food Before The Pub!

A Very Happy Boot Camper

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Grab Your Music Playlist For The Team Yankee Weekend

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If you're interested in the collection of music we've put together then we have two options for you. You can either go with Spotify - https://play.spotify.com/user/1148198977/playlist/3M0534RuLoNrYryotwHbNc

...or you can get stuck into the Youtube Playlist instead https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGxPhE5Xky1LO9FrYUJXeuz0HfJqbh-YH

For no, enjoy Red Rider with Lunatic Fringe

(Some) Models Finished - Off To The Pub!

(Some) Models Finished - Off To The Pub!No Comments

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stratoq
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Looks great! Loving the terrain.

rkelly
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I really like the M577 objective marker.

dicemanrick
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Yes! “Team Yankee Boot Camp Terrain Chat” gave some good ideas to work from. Keep it up, guys!

blaeyn
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So, Ben is a live person with a normal sized skull? Not just a huge talking head?
You guys should have made up a map of the Defense of River House with the Soviets rolling across that bridge in the intro background bent on bringing Russian games to the decadent Western gamers.

cousins286
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Really looking forward to viewing this through the fish bowl that is the internet… Have been tempted with FoW but this I think maybe a must buy… Safe journey to those who are still travelling. Have a fab day folks :o)

madredsquirrel
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looking forward to those helicopter unboxings but i feel the Russians will win many campaigns if no the war

prophet
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This looks like a great and fun, “what if” military mini game. Would love to get in this one.

mo3355
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Awesome!!

soulman
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Really looking forward to this weekends videos… really want to know more if I`m going to get into my first 15mm game…. Nice to hear about the rulebook flix though too… keep rocking

waywarddarkwolf
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Holy sh1t lads! This one is looking absolutely legendary.
Looks like the BoW Crew is at full strength and boy have you got some big hitters coming over for this one. Really p1ssed off I couldn’t make this one and green with envy of the folks who did.

One suggestion. As Lloyd is the President and dictator for Life of the country (well ok, technically of that part of River House), I suggest you show him the proper respect. He has to dress in a Russian Marshals uniform, including landing pad hat and an assortment of medals. Every time he walks into the room people must stop what they’re doing, stand to attention and sing the Lloydislavic national anthem. Any disputes or differences of opinion throughout the weekend are settled by LLoyd – his decision is final and anyone who disagrees or contradicts him will be banished from River House for life. I also think John should accompany Lloyd wherever he goes, glares menacingly at anyone in the vicinity and if people don’t show Lloyd the proper respect, John will knock them to the ground and threaten them with actual bodily harm. A great way to enhance the gaming experience in my opinion!

lloyd
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lol!

waywarddarkwolf
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And is it just me or does Justin look more like Biggles in that hat than an actual Russian tank commander from the Cold War era? Tally Ho old boy!

cazboab
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tbh he looks a bit like Lenin..

dane
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is it me our does justin look like odd ball from kellys heros

goggs
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Odd Ball is spot on

stoney997
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“I mean like so many positive waves maybe we can’t lose!”

Just need Justin to do some dog impressions..

zorg
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yup.

blackbrunswicker
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Definitely! Now I’m never going to not see him as the character. XD

deathjester72
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Wonder how long it will be before they add other nations to this game?

coste
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The Periscope seems to work fine, ju gotta learn how it works 😛
Those Huey sprues look awesome but I´m more of a hind guy myself. Pls ask whats next for team yankee, more US/USSR or more nation – holding me thumbs for Swedish forces ^^

chaingun
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Comrad Justin looks like OddBall from Kelly’s Heroes. Lol.

Good luck for the weekend and the tables look fantastic.

galadriel72
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Woof woof

goggs
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That’s a serious set up guys. Great to see the hard work pay off, enjoy the weekend.

macadams00
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Bring on the carnage.

wesadie1969
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Looking forward to this guys.

marqod
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Looking forward to all of the coverage this weekend.

I do wonder how the Soviet players will handle the relatively monotonous army composition they’ll be having; some infantry to drop out of those Hinds would make things really interesting, for instance.

yavasa
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This is going to be epic 🙂

redbaron13
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I saw the weekend special and went WHAAAT?

This is great guys!

Been following the coming Team Yankee release at ‘Breakthrough assault’ blog for weeks now. Really hyped about this modern setting and simplefied ruled.

Imagine the sadness when the release crept to the end of 2015, now 2 weeks delay because of production setbacks.

Ah well, we all want our oys yesterday. Like Beasts of war apparently 🙂 has.
But for now I’ll enjoy you sharing all things Team Yankee. Thank guys for doing this.

harald0skald
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Team Yankee, yeah!

rollsk1
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I am so exited! I have alredy started to stat out some swedish forces for ww3. Dammit be the 12th of december already I have saved my christmas money fot this 😀

jocke
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Another great Bootcamp… damn, why am I living in germany…

rasmus
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It is only a flight away

aidhe
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Really excited about this! I’m looking forward to interjecting as many Schwarzenegger and Stallone (amongst others) quotes into all my games. My opponents are gonna love me.

koreankiller
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GET TO THE CHOPPA

ancientsound
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Looking forward to this

salvorh
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I hope the game is as good as flames of war ww2, and I hope can get it XD

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