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Team Yankee Boot Camp Live Blog: Saturday

Team Yankee Boot Camp Live Blog: Saturday

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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.

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

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Have fun joining in with the fun this weekend!

It's Time For Day Two! The Boot Camp Begins...

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We've now got everything set as people finish off their armies before we get stuck into the first games. Don't forget that we have some awesome Team Yankee goodies lined up for you!

Quickly Finishing Armies!

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Team Yankee Boot Camp - 4Ground Pylons

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We've had some neat looking Pylons in from 4Ground. We give you a quick update as to the building of these structures before we add them to the gaming tables later today...

Iron Maiden - Run To The Hills

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I think it's about time we kicked things off when it comes to the music so we'll be going with Run To The Hills...

Post your suggestions below!

Patience Is A Virtue...

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Tale Of Four Gamers - Expectations For The Day

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We have a chat with our four Boot Campers (two for the US and two for the Soviets) and discuss with them what they're looking forward to most over the next few hours...

Time for everyone to get a good look at how Team Yankee Plays!

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Gathering To Learn Team Yankee

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Folks here at the Boot Camp are gathering together to learn about the basics of Team Yankee.

With that in mind Justin has clambered up to man the camera!

Gathering To Learn Team Yankee

A Look At The Team Yankee Rulebook

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We sit down with Anders, Gianna and Justin to have a chat about the Rulebook for Team Yankee. We'll be flicking through the book before the full tutorials today...

When Would The Big Nukes Begin To Drop?

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Spurred on by the chat we had with oriskany on Periscope yesterday we have another poll for you today. We want to know...

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Iron Maiden - The Trooper

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On the orders of Warren and the community we're sticking with Iron Maiden for now when it comes to music. See what you think of this latest track, The Trooper...

Getting Stuck Into Some Rules Chatter

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The first games are coming together now and people are lining up their armies ready for a scuffle. As you can see there are a lot of tanks on the table...

Getting Stuck Into Some Rules Chatter

The Tanks Move Into Position...

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The first games are underway and we've got a How To Play video coming out soon explaining some of the basics behind Team Yankee...

The Tanks Move Into Position...

Food Delivered to the Front

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How To Play Team Yankee #1 - Basics: Tank 66!

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We learn about the first of the scenarios we'll be playing out today which is Tank 66 which sees both US and Soviet armour facing off across Lloydoslavia...

Food Time!

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The food has arrived so we're able to get stuck into some grub and then back to the games...

Food Time!

The Tanks Duke It Out...

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The tanks have been moving around the city and the surrounding countryside blasting each other to pieces. There have been some upsets for both sides!

We will have a catch up with our Four Gamers soon...

The Tanks Duke It Out...
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Tale Of Four Gamers (Soviets): Game One Catch-Up!

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We're talking with oriskany and brucelea about their time playing as the Soviets during the first games we detailed in the How To Play earlier.

How would you use your Soviet tanks in battle?

Helicopters Up Next!

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Whitesnake - Here I Go Again

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It's time to delve into some Whitesnake to break up the Iron Maiden (who will no doubt make a return as soon as Warren gets a hold of the Live Blog again!)...

Here I Go Again seems rather fitting for these armies clashing on the tabletop.

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Tale Of Four Gamers (US): Game One Catch-Up!

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Gianna catches up with our US players from the Team Yankee Boot Camp, buggeroff and redshane, to talk about their experiences with the game so far and those awesome American tanks...

Are you a US fan?

The Battles Heat Up

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We're getting stuck into some more battles here where people are getting used to their tanks and then diving into testing out some choppers too...

The next stage of the conflict is coming soon!

The Battles Heat Up

Iron Maiden - Fear Of The Dark

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We're back to the Maiden with Fear Of The Dark...

This is probably what some of the poor soldiers are going to be feeling holed up in the destroyed buildings around Lloydaslavia this weekend as tanks and choppers trundle by.

Which Is Your Favourite Team Yankee Era Tank?

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We've asked about your favourite Team Yankee Choppers but what about your favourite Team Yankee Tanks?

Let us know if we've missed anything of note from this list and cast your vote...

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Team Yankee Boot Camp Kit Chat #2

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We get stuck into some more kit chat with Lewis who has been bringing the spirit of the Soviet nation to our Boot Camp.

We're getting into specifics about the equipment that the soldiers would be wearing at the time.

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Anders Talks Choppers With The Boot Campers

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Anders has been letting us know all the hints and tips surrounding the Choppers that people are getting.

We'll be talking tactical with the HIND and the Cobra...

Anders Talks Choppers With The Boot Campers

The Other Countries Get Stuck In!

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While of course the Team Yankee conflict right now is between the US and the Soviets there's always the chance that other countries would start to get stuck in as well on both sides...

Who do you think would join the fighting first and comment below with the faction you'd like to see in the game next.

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Iron Maiden - Aces High

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Suggested by jocke in the comments for the Live Blog we've had a request for Aces High to end up on the soundtrack for the weekend.

...so, here it is! Enjoy!

Cobras In The City

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Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun

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Blame Lloyd for this one - but, since it's his country I suppose we have to play the music that he enjoys.

So, have fun! Maybe this is what started the war?

The Choppers Are Zooming Around...

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Which of the two sides would you have picked up for your games of Team Yankee? The HINDS have been very popular but the Cobras are still pouring on the fire...

The Choppers Are Zooming Around...

How To Play Team Yankee #2 – Choppers!

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We're back with Anders talking about the ways in which you can use Helicopters in games of Team Yankee.

As you'll know by now the choppers on offer are the HIND and the Cobra.

John Working Hard Building Soviets

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Tale Of Four Gamers (Soviets): Game Two Catch-Up!

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We're back with the Soviet players at the Boot Camp to have a chat about how they are finding playing with their choppers.

The HINDS are some nasty pieces of kit!

Make Your Gaming Table Look Like Ours!

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Come and take a look at some of the smaller details that we worked into our tables. There are a lot of extra bits and pieces which can make a board look lived on...

...we'd love to see your own Team Yankee era tables so share them in the comments as well as your ideas.

Make Your Gaming Table Look Like Ours!
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Tale Of Four Gamers (US): Game Two Catch-Up!

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We catch up with the American players as they talk about their experience with Choppers! It's time to wind up those Cobras and head into the danger zone...wait, no...errm...Airwolf?

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Infantry Begin Their Assault

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Anders takes us through how to use Infantry in your games of Team Yankee.

They might even be able to get stuck into taking out some of those tanks and choppers if they're lucky!

Infantry Begin Their Assault

How To Play Team Yankee #3 - Infantry & Assaults

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Now we're getting into the nitty gritty and playing with some Infantry in our games of Team Yankee. These guys might be the key to your combined arms effort on the tabletop.

They might be featuring as part of the upcoming Achievements we run tomorrow!

End Of Day(s) Games - Bringing Tanks, Choppers & Infantry Together

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The guys here at the Boot Camp have been having a lot of fun just playing games now with their full armies AND we've had some great chats with Anders AND John Paul who will be on the Live Blog tomorrow...

What have you enjoyed and what would you like to see us cover in more detail?

End Of Day(s) Games - Bringing Tanks, Choppers & Infantry Together
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Tale Of Four (Three!) Gamers - Saturday Round-Up

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We chat with three of the four Gamers from this weekend as well as Anders about how they've found the game today.

We have loads to keep an eye on for tomorrow so watch this space!

Discussing Strategy

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Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast

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As the day comes to an end we're getting stuck into some more music as we game - this time we're going with The Number Of The Beast!

A good Irish stew before the pub!

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jocke
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Let the battles begin… was waiting the whole morning for this. ^^

dorthonion
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I hope Warzan and Justin checked their feet before coming back inside. Autumn is a perilous time, when canine IED’s (Incredible Excrement Deposits) lie camouflaged among thousands of leaves….

donlou
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the boot camp live blog makes working this weekend way more easy….can t wait for warrens periscope 😀 …videos

jodain
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Like @jocke I’ve been waiting for this to pop up, did you guys have a lie-in?

berdennol
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The kits really look mint. Thanks for doing this liveblog guys!

fjhamming
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Oh I have stuff to do…. But it will have to wait because this is getting too exciting to wait.

nster1
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dammit working till 11 tonight ill have some catching up to do in the early morning 🙂

mo3355
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Lets get the battles underway!

stonebraveheart
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Great going guys have fun filled day think I’m convinced to get some of these know damn you

jocke
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Good damn… i think this could be exactly my kind of game… I am such an 80s child… 😀

chesh
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Looks so much fun, really am going to have to score some brownie points with the other half to get over to one.

warhammergrimace
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Let the yanks destroy Lloydislavia…….crush the Reds on the fields of eggplants…. Reduce the town to rubble…

donteatblacksmarties
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Woohoo. I’m gunna have to do one of these boot camps me thinks!

oriskany
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CRYYYYYYYY HAVOC!
AND LET SLIP THE DOGS OF WAR!

** hurriedly starts flipping through rule book . . .
“How does this %@#^ work again??”

stoney997
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I thought the Dogs of War was what you had with chips/fries last night, Oriskany.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your American brethren at the bootcamp.

silverstars
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GIVE US BLOOD

(The metal being played in the video clips is starting to get to me)

mitchverr
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Cant wait for this to expand, really hope they add some other nations in for more variation. Waited for this since the first day it was announced.

krieger
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Happy hunting!

panz3ritaly
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I really wait to see how interact with the high speed of TY units and the classic tabletop measures!

penetrator16
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This is so exiting, russian vs american looks great

perpetualdawn
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Arrgggghhhh every boot camp gets me excited about the gaming system.. But this time I cant help it the tanks are just too cool for school.. Need to get my buddies on board..

azrea1
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Really excited to see this, I have always wanted to play cold war. I’m particularly interested in the British when they release.

annaelizabeth
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I’ll be in for BAOR units too. Especially if we get Chieftains.

brucelea
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Not sure but chieftain silhouettes are used in the start of the rule book so fingers crossed!

ancientsound
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Happy Gaming!

ijontichy
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Cool, exciting stuff! Will be a cool weekend.
Cheers!

ojenserud
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I think that playing a game of Twilight Struggle the board game could be a great way to start a campagin of team yankee. Just to get more emerced in the cold war era and build a great prolog to the game.

For Those Who dont know, Twilight Struggle is a two player board game where one player controls the US and the other control soviet during the cold war. The goal is to control most of the world while not triggering nuclear war. Great historical game, Definetly worth checking out.

rollsk1
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Yeah Twilight stuggel is hands down one of my top 5 best bordgames, it is soooo fun and scary^^

redben
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Easily in the top 5. Possibly the best boardgame ever.

ojenserud
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Definetly on my top 5 as well. No miniatures or awesome artwork but it suits the game perfectly. I can not think of any board game that has captureded the flavour of an era as good as this one has.

cwen
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Pour it on. Let em have it!

annaelizabeth
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“Gunner – 2 tanks, T-72s – left tank!”
“Identified! Load Sabot!”
“Sabot up!”
“Fire!”
“On the Waaaay!”

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