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Join us this weekend for a Launch Blog as we're covering everything Iron Maiden with Battlefront Miniatures releasing the British for World War III and Team Yankee!

Team Yankee Iron Maiden Intercontinental Launch Blog

Pick Up Iron Maiden & The British

Battlefront will be bringing in team members from their offices across the world including the UK, New Zealand, and the US to give you all the details on this new force and show off a bit of hobby too.

What's Happening?

You'll be able to follow along with...

  • Battle Report Videos
  • Product Previews
  • Painting Videos
  • Assembly Videos
  • Staff Army Lists
  • A Q&A session answering your questions
  • An exclusive look behind the scenes inside the Design Studio

...and plenty of heavy metal!

You Could Win!

By commenting on this Launch Blog and participating in the discussion you could be winning a bundle of awesome Iron Maiden goodies including...

Iron Maiden Book, Charlie's Chieftain Starter Box, FV432 Box, and Wolfgang’s Brattiwagon Objective

...all you have to do is get commenting below and we'll pick a winner!

BoW John here in the studio will also be planning out how he's going to get his British to the tabletop. As well as that there are participating stores throughout the world running Battle Days where you can pick up the Iron Maiden book and play games too.

Find Your Local Store & Hit The Battlefield

If you’re interested in getting into the world of Team Yankee yourself then there are a few places you can explore including our Team Yankee Boot Camp we ran (FridaySaturdaySunday) as well as the original Launch Blog from Battlefront when the game came out.

If you're working on the British this weekend show us your hobbying!

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Welcom to Iron Maiden at the Battlefront Studio

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Once again it is time to take over the Battlefront NZ offices and bring you our coverage of our Iron Maiden Launch weekend. Meet the team and lets get started.

Win Team Yankee product from Battlefront

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Want to win some awesome Iron Maiden swag that you cannot get in stores?
Check out the blog over at team-yankee.com and find out how to win Wolfgang and his Bratty Wagon!

Win Team Yankee product from Battlefront

Know Your British - Chieftain Armoured Squadron

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We take a close look at the upcoming British models that make up a Chieftain Armoured Squadron.

Iron Maiden Battle Report

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In our first Iron Maiden battle report, Andrew's British Iron Division force are defending against Wayne's Red Army Tank Battalion in the Hasty Attack mission. Can the Brits hold back the red tide? In part 1 we take a look at the lists, deployment and the first couple of turns. Stay tuned for part 2.

NZ studio's British armies in progress

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The studio guys are making some progress on their Iron Maiden armies. Andrew is assembling his stuff today. Wayne and Aaron have had a bit of a head start; Wayne is airbrushing his vehicles and Aaron is applying decals. Victor has made some clever laser-cut templates for the Berlin Brigade camouflage scheme - we'll check back with him later on to see how that works out.

NZ studio's British armies in progress

Assembling the Plastic Chieftain

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See how easy it is to put together the new plastic Chieftain main battle tank as Aaron takes us through the process of building this new kit.

Pre-lunch progress check

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Before the guys headed off for lunch, Chris snapped a quick couple of photos to check their progress. If you have Spotify and would like to know what the guys are listening to while they work, it's the Essential '80s Rock album.

Pre-lunch progress check

Vehicle Painting Guide

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Find out how to paint the distinctive green and black camouflage pattern on British vehicles and helicopters as Aaron takes us through the process with our new Chieftain model.

Know Your British - FV432 Mechanised Company

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We take a close look at the upcoming British models that make up a FV432 Mechanised Company, including the infantry teams with GPMG machine-guns, Carl Gustav recoilless guns and Milan missiles, and the FV432 APCs.

British Infantry Painting Guide

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Painting infantry can sometimes be a little daunting, here Aaron shares his advice on how to quickly paint up British infantry to get them on the table as fast as possible.

Assembling the Plastic FV432

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The FV432 is primary troop carrier for the British in Iron Maiden. And even if your army does not have any infantry, this kit also lets you assemble the Swingfire missile vehicle. Aaron shows you how to correctly assemble either model.

Spartan and Striker Assembly Guide

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The Spartan is the armoured personnel carrier variant of the CVR(T) family. It acts as an infantry carrier for the armoured reconnaissance regiment troops. The Striker, mounting five Swingfire missiles, provides the recce troops with long-range anti-tank capability. Aaron shows you how to assemble this new plastic kit.

Battlefield in a Box - Mechanics Workshop

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Need to change the oil and spark plugs in your tank? Better capture the Mechanics Workshop before the enemy does!

The NZ team is signing off

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We've enjoying sharing the first part of our Iron Maiden coverage with you, now it is time for the team in the UK to take over and show you what they are up to today. Take it away, lads!

The NZ team is signing off

Assembling the Plastic Lynx

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The Lynx can deploy Airmobile infantry and Milan teams anywhere on the table, or it can provide TOW anti-tank guided missile support to smash even the most stubborn attacker. Find out how quickly you can put one together with Aaron.

Good morning from the NZ Studio

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Welcome back to NZ everyone, as you can see we are picking up where things left off with getting armies ready. Hopefully we'll get some games in this afternoon.

Good morning from the NZ Studio

Know Your British - Iron Division Support

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Tanks and Infantry may be the core of most forces, but everyone needs a little support when things get rough. The British can count on Artillery, Aircraft, Helicopters and more. Check out some of the options here.

Hall Of Heroes (Aus) Gaming Day

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Hall of Heroes opened their doors yesterday to a wave of Team Yankee gamers ready to try out the new British Force for the first time as well as playing through an instore tournament.

Hall Of Heroes (Aus) Gaming Day

Know Your British - Medium Recce Squadron

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British armies have always had a little flash and dash of elan, so Iron Maiden would not be complete without the Scorpions and Scimitars of the Medium Recce Squadron.

Battlefield in a Box - Garages

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When there are tanks driving up and down the streets the last place you want to park your car is outside. With the new Garages box, you can update your European Buildings and take them out of the 1940s and bring them to the 1980s.

Know Your British - Airmobile Company

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With so many Soviet tanks coming over the horizon, the NATO troops cannot be everywhere at once to stop them. That’s why you need an Airmobile Company with infantry and Milan teams to give the defensive line a little extra punch. Check out what some of the models in the Airmobile Company look like here.

Khairul hits the Brushes for Iron Maiden

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Khairul Effendy is part of the senior management team in our KL factory. He is an avid modeller and painter, especially of aircraft. This weekend he has been trying out an experimental winter camouflage scheme for his Iron Maiden army.

Khairul hits the Brushes for Iron Maiden

Sunday afternoon gaming

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Some of the guys have spent Sunday afternoon playing Team Yankee. Andrew managed consecutive victories gainst Aaron and then Victor. Charlie has just about finished editing the conclusion of the battle report video, so soon we'll be able to see if Andrew is as unstoppable as he seems to be this afternoon.

Sunday afternoon gaming

Iron Maiden Battle Report - Part 2

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At the end of part one of our Iron Maiden battle report, it looked like Wayne's Soviets might have turned the tables on Andrew's Brits. In the exciting conclusion, can Andrew successfully hold off the red horde?

Q & A with Peter, Wayne and Chris

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Last week we asked for your questions about Iron Maiden or anything else relating to Team Yankee. We expected people would want to know about the new book, Iron Maiden, but most of the questions were about future Team Yankee releases. We have gathered Peter, Wayne and Chris to answer a selection of these questions.

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phoenixman
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Got out of Flames quite a while back, but this looks interesting and may be worth a try at a local store or wargames show

dustnrubble
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I was only just looking Team Yankee and Iron Maiden today, I’ve not really had an interest before but I must have subliminally scanned it while browsing BoW and it’s just starting niggling me. I’m have trouble choosing a nation though, this launch could swing it in Britain’s favour! 🙂

oriskany
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This will get me motivated to finally crack open those two Leopard 2 platoons I have to build . . . 😀

benc
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You’re missing out @Oriskany. Those big cats are a great kit to build.

oriskany
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Hey, what’s up @benc ! 😀 Always great to hear from another Lloydoslavia veteran. Yeah, I pre-ordered these guys back in late July, finally got them in early September. I keep meaning to get into them, but clearing up the last bits of the BattleTech project. The Leopard 2s are definitely my next big build / paint project.

buggeroff
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hey jim, so you’re not going to succumb to ‘Shiny syndrome’ and get the Brits as well??? 😉

glitchingout
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What many of us have been waiting for! Going to be an awesome weekend!

mwcannon
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We have a lot of people in the area who have been waiting for the brits.

martincraddy
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I’ve been really looking forward to this. I have the novel in hand and am just about to start reading, plus I’ve picked up a couple of extra books covering british forces and armoured divisions so I’m all set to go full Iron Maiden. I’m just wondering if I’m good enough at painting to tackle the Berlin Brigade urban paint scheme.

battlehawk
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I think I will have to get some of those Chieftains! I seem to recall that was the first airfix model tank I got as a present.

hazard
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having served for nine years in the 80’s these really bring back memories

limburger
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Whenever I hear ‘Iron Maiden’ I can’t help by wonder when Eddie is going to show up …
only to be reminded that it’s Team Yankee and not the latest cd from a certain British heavy metal band.

Obligatory link to The Trooper :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4bgXH3sJ2Q

ghent99
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Soviet tanks just got primer so soon there will be some new minis and the brits look good and will supplement my m1s.

I do wonder when they get the 80s equipment done if they will move on in timeline to more modern equipment? The Team Yankee fictional world works on moving the timeline of gaming forward as true personal scars won’t be as wide spread. Hopefully this will get us to even more modern equipment.

Lastly can’t wait to see if the Chinese / N Korea stuff will be on the future list of releases. So many options to have fun with.

tibour
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This system keeps looking better and better.

nekomata
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And this is where I join in on Team Yankee! 😀

benc
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I’ll be off to my FLGS first thing Saturday morning to pick up the IM book and the Brit starter set. I’ve got my 100 points of Soviets where I want them and the Brits will be my other main force. I bought the W German box (because Leopards!) but didn’t go any further than that.

elysium64
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Very tempted by this, I do hope Battlefront release a Partizan force, then I can get some Twilight 2000 gaming in.

erion
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British haven’t made it to Pennsylvania yet, but I’m hoping to put a big dent in finishing up my West Germans this weekend.

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o702/hoffmajj/Team%20Yankee/Airbrushing_zpsgnkypjc9.jpg?t=1475783897

blackspiral
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Brits are the ones I’m interested in. Can’t wait to see the coverage!

lblunchboxlb
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So what was the inspiration for the book title? The metal band, Margaret Thatcher, or the torture device?

limburger
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Thatcher was the Iron Lady … I doubt she was a maiden at that time 😉

The torture device may have never been used as such :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_maiden

stusidle
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I’m very tempted to pick up a Starter Set go up against the Russians I got at the bootcamp. I trained in a Cheftain many, many years ago. Great fun.

emptynessisform
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i’m buzzing for John , he’s going to be like a kid in a sweet shop.

spacewolflord
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I been holding off on getting in til I see if the Israel Defense Forces get in the game but these Brits are quite tempting. Have to hold off at lest until an unboxing.

richdean
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I’ve never really been into historical style games but there is something about team yankee that hits the right nerve, perhaps its the A10 warthogs – they are always a welcome addition

aydenrobert
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Very keen to see the Brits finally join Team Yankee

sworbin
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Yes been waiting for this game on

silverskates
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The Brits have been what I was waiting for.

felixpike
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Yep, the Brits are the ones I’ve been waiting for too. I am sooo chuffed that we have Chieftains, I’m going to be trying the Berlin urban camo!

Masking tape at the ready…

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