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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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Good morning from the USA team

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Iron Maiden may be about the British forces, but that does not mean we are not just as excited over here in the US. Over the next few hours you can take a look at what we have been up to.

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Battle day under way

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hings are already underway at Borderlands SC

Battle day under way
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US Chieftain speed assembly

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This weekend general manager John Matthews is back in the US office, and he challenged the guys there to a Chieftain assembly race as well.

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Legions Hobbies & Games painted a great looking give away army!

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Have a look at this great job Legions Hobbies & Games did on their give away Iron Maiden army!

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Legions Hobbies & Games painted a great looking give away army!

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Have a look at this great job Legions Hobbies & Games did on their give away Iron Maiden army!

Legions Hobbies & Games painted a great looking give away army!
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Staff Armies - Lonnie's Lynx Airmobile Company

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Lonnie's Lynx Airmobile Company
With Lonnie Mullins
While it’s true that I’m still in the middle of finishing up my first 100 points of West Germans for Team Yankee, I must admit that I’ve been secretly squirrelling away Lynx Helicopter sprues for an Airmobile Company ever since I laid eyes on Iron Maiden a month or so ago.

You see, I’m a product of the Cold War. I grew up watching the Vietnam War reported on the nightly news, had friends go off to battle in both Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom, and I’ve been fascinated with loads of helicopters delivering battle-hardened troops to the sharp end ever since. So, with that being said, if I were in command of a unit of the Gordon Highlanders – or, in this case, Mullins’ Marauders – here’s what I’d field for my 100-points:
Lynx Airmobile Company HQ
1 x SLR Rifle Team
2 x GPMG SF teams

3 points
Lynx Airmobile Platoon
4 x GPMG teams
3 x Milan missile teams
1 x 2” mortar team
3 x Lynx Helicopters

7 points

Lynx Airmobile Platoon
4 x GPMG teams
3 x Milan missile teams
1 x 2” mortar team
3 x Lynx Helicopters

7 points

Lynx Milan Platoon
8 x Milan missile teams
3 x Lynx Helicopters

11 points

Support Units
TOW Lynx Helarm Flight
4 x TOW Lynx
12 points
TOW Lynx Helarm Flight
4 x TOW Lynx
12 points
Lynx Airmobile Platoon
4 x GPMG teams
3 x Milan missile teams
1 x 2” mortar team
3 x Lynx Helicopters

7 points

M109 Field Battery
8 x M109 SP Howitzers
20 points
Tracked Rapier SAM Section
4 x Tracked Rapiers
6 points
Scorpion Recce Troop
4 x Scorpions
4 points
4 x FV432 FOO 1 point
Total 90 points
Just the idea of having 20 helicopters in my force sounds awesome! There’s more than enough Milan teams to deal with enemy armor. Add to the force some heavy artillery to eat away at enemy infantry with SAM batteries protecting them and a small harassing unit of scouts makes me drool (or maybe that’s just because I’m old). Once I finish off my West Germans, I know what I’ll be doing next!

Staff Armies - Lonnie's Lynx Airmobile Company
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Iron Maiden Battle day at Texas Toy Soldier

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Texas Toy Soldier is ready to go and try out the new Iron Maiden army!

Iron Maiden Battle day at Texas Toy Soldier
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Iron Maiden Battle day at Game Time Miniatures

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And the battles are underway at Game Time Miniatures, good luck lads!

Iron Maiden Battle day at Game Time Miniatures
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Iron Maiden Battle day at Showcase Comics

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Showcase Comics went all out for this one, not only are they giving away a Iron Maiden army but free Bratts to go with the Brattie wagons!

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Blair's Motor Rifle Battalion

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So, after having a quick look at the Iron Maiden army book – and even more importantly, the lists – I realized I would need to alter my existing Soviet army to deal with these pesky Brits. With the versatility in the Iron Maiden book, I wanted to maximize the number of units and therefore shots against the armies I would soon be facing.

I’ve heard tales of this fabled Soviet force consisting mostly of motor riffle companies with a few support pieces. So i sat down and crunched some numbers, came up with the army list based on the motor riffle battalion and sequestered myself to my man cave for a few evenings to get this all painted and ready for battle.

Here’s my first 50 points:

BMP Motor Rifle Battalion HQ
1 x AK-74 team
1 x BMP-1

1 point
BMP-1 Motor Rifle Company
10 x AK-74 teams
9 x RPG-7 teams
2 x PKM LMG teams
12 x BMP-1s

19 points

BMP-2 Motor Rifle Company
10 x AK-74 teams
9 x RPG-7 teams
2 x PKM LMG teams
12 x BMP-2s

24 points

SA-13 Gopher Sam Platoon
2 x SA-13 Gopher Sam Platoon
2 points

BMP-1 Recon Platoon
4 x BMP-1
4 points
Total 50 points
Although a little labour intensive to get on the battlefield, for a mere 50 points I am getting 17 BMP-1s in my battalion and 12 BMP-2s. With these I can deal with the Air Mobile and Helarm element using their anti-helicopter ability. On top of that, between the Sagger and Spandrel missiles on my BMPs, my force’s ability to knock out Chieftains with their front armour of 17 is pretty good. My two token Gophers are added just to give me something that can also deal with the Harriers when they arrive. Oh and I almost forgot about the infantry. 43 teams with 18 RPG-7’s (good thing they’re only 12” range), 20 Ak-74s and 4 PKM LMGs.

I plan to test this army out this weekend and see if the Gophers are a good choice or if I should hide my AA element in all that infantry in the form of the Gremlin AA missile teams. Either way, I like my chances.

~ Blair.

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Iron Maiden Battle day at Games n Stuff

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Here's a quick look at the festivities at Games n Stuff in Glen Burnie MD, check out the great scenery and tables!

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Iron Maiden Battle day at Legions Hobbies and Games

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We've already looked at that great looking British army that Legions Hobbies and Games painted up for the event. Now lets see some of the actual action going on during their Iron Maiden Battleda

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The US office is signing off

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That's it for the Saturday coverage from the US office. We hope you have enjoyed this brief glimpse in to the US operation and what gets us excited about Team Yankee and Iron Maiden. It's time for us to hand the commander's chair back to the team in New Zealand, who should be full of energy after a good nights sleep!

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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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