Team Yankee – more soviet vehicles

Finishing the first 4 BMP 2 and some support cars and I now can proceed painting more T64…yeah. I´m getting there slowly.

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[Review] Butlers Printed Models – Spandrel ATGM/BRDM 2

I always look for little or less known companies and compare their work to that of the big ones. It happens quite often that such smaller brand impress me with the miniatures they make.

Since I play Team Yankee, I search for alternatives for Battlefronts resin cast. The resin casts are indeed really nice, but I am not a big fan of resin on tanks. It’s a lot of weight and just not my taste. So I stumbled across a shop which produces 3D printed models for tanks. Butlers Printed Models

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Team Yankee AAR – Soviet vs West Germans

I played my second team yankee game today, this time versus west germans. The game was fun but a total desaster. We played 40 points to test out some new unit types.

Forces:

west germans:

West german combat detachment

  • marder HQ
  • marder platoon
  • 2 Leopard 2
  • 2 Jaguar 2
  • 2 Roland
  • 2 Tornados

soviets:

Russian forces in position to defend the perimeter

Soviet reinforments

  • T64 HQ with atgm
  • 4 T64 with atgm
  • 2 ZSU23-4 Shilka
  • 2 BMP2
  • 2 Mil Mi 24 Hind
  • small air combat company

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Team Yankee – first game AAR

With my freshly raised soviet army we played our first Team Yankee game and decidet to write a small aar. We use units without any special rules (so no aircrafts, infantry and aa units) We played the first mission using both 28 point forces.

The british :

The capitalist aggressor, which on that fateful day started a small scale attack to size importand mission objectives near a small gas station. 4 heavy chieftain main battle tanks were supported by 4 light Scorpion scouts.

  • 1 Chieftain HQ
  • 3 Chieftain tanks
  • 4 Scorpion scout tanks

The soviets:

The soviet forces which defended against the capitalist aggressions that day consists only of a few brav men from the local tank brigade. 5 T64 main battle tanks and 2 BMP2 scouts were the only available troops that glorious day.

  • 1 T64 HQ
  • 4 T64
  • 2 BMP2 recon

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Elefant – Heavy support for my Germans

HQ company, 653. sPzJgAbt.

While playing a lot more Flames of War since V4 was released I decidet to ad a heavy tank destroyer to my germans. An Elefant. While these vehicles are heavily armed and armoured they are very point heavy and unreliable if you have to cross obstacles. But I like the somehow odd look of these beasts so I included one in my Panzergrenadier list.

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Flames o War starter box – the Germans

I build a Panzer III with the long 5cm gun and a Panzer IV with the short 7,5cm howitzer

Since we are starting into the new 4th edition ruleset of Flames of War, I decidet to get me one of the El Alamein starter sets. Inside you will find everthing ou need to start the game. 2 German tanks (1 Panzer III and 1 Panzer IV) 3 british tanks (2 Crusader and 1 Grant), one rulebook, unit cards, dice, 2 dimentional cardboard terrain and markers and some quickstart rules.

The new plastic tanks are reall nice kits which could be build really fast. For some demo games next week I started painting the german DAK Panzer III and IV tanks. To bring some life in the one colour camoulage I tried colour modulation for the first time. Again, a reminder for me to finally gat a damn airbrush…

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