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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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The bundle contains

  • 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...

[poll id="26"]

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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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panzertanker64
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Love these boot camps. Just waiting for more now .

tomatonga
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Have fun with that… Still have to wait two more weeks 🙁
The terrain looks really nice!

warhammergrimace
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Just discovered from a quick search on EBay there was a comic book series produced based loosely on the original novel.

urbanwarrior
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Looks great, always prefered modern battles over WW2 battles.

chaingun
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Have a great day guys. I look forward to reading more. John don’t stick your fingers to that pole mate.

olliep
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Happy saturday! Hope everyones heads are ok and ready for the sounds of WW3

ninjilly
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Been looking forward to this Bootcamp since it was announced – looking forward to catching up when I get home from work. Does anyone know if Periscope is live broadcast only or has a playback feature too?

bitrider
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MOAR live content. Really great stuff gang. Can’t say enough about how cool it is to ‘be involved’ by seeing the live content. Truly think this is the best new thing since the VLOG was introduced. Keep up the good work kids.

oomska
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Fortunately the weather is minging here in Fifeclub so I can get away with sitting in front of the PC watching BoW vids and doing some painting 🙂

leonjong
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I can’t believe how excited I am about those pylons

timpro
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Can’t wait to see the first battle report! I’m an avid FoW player but I’m really super interested in how this plays and compares. Somehow it feels like that era of the Cold War is a part of my childhood so it’s extra cool to see a game about it and even better that it’s made by battlefront 🙂

skillamac
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I’m pumped for battle after Gianna’s to the victor speech bring on the games…

mkus
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Are there any plans to bring other countrys into the game? Brits would be nice and would pull me into the game at once. Although I’m german. 😉

skillamac
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All the pre release info has said Battlefront plan to do BOAR in 2016 I’m sure the crew will get as much info as they can when Chairman Mau is interviewed later, remember to wear best battle dress for the greeting ceremony guys 😉

kcalde20
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excited to see what role infantry have in this new era!

redbaron13
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Great weekend special. Your fun gives us some fun as well
But…….come on guys, give us some battle reports.

ahem, normally Im far more patient.
Still very much enjoying the reports, keep up the good wordk!

gorbadironclaw43
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Looks great. Can’t wait form more vids

normandyfan
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let the war begin

bigbadbazz
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rulebook ordered

templar007
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When will the rulebooks ship?

gollomdk
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Nice

fireblarney
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Time to engage the enemy 🙂

dieneces
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Blue on Red

stratoq
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I’m liking the look of those 4ground pylons!

mlake2008
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I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. This looks awesome!!!!

gremlin
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Iron Maiden – Nice call!

beetle
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I wonder if there could be an adaptation of These rules for GI Joe?