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Offline MajorTalon

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New from Battlefront: TEAM YANKEE
« on: July 30, 2015, 09:41:34 AM »
So this may or may not get me back into Flames of War. lol


Offline Chuckaroobob

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Re: New from Battlefront: TEAM YANKEE
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2015, 12:26:47 PM »
Supposed to be released late this year!
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Offline commissarmoody

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Re: New from Battlefront: TEAM YANKEE
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2015, 12:38:35 PM »
I am down with this.
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Re: New from Battlefront: TEAM YANKEE
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2015, 01:47:41 PM »
Well, I will continue to play better rulesets, but I am looking forward to the models.
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Re: New from Battlefront: TEAM YANKEE
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2015, 01:51:02 PM »
Well, I will continue to play better rulesets, but I am looking forward to the models.
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Offline Cherno

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Re: New from Battlefront: TEAM YANKEE
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2015, 01:57:45 PM »
Well, the cover looks pretty ridiculous (as usual ;) ) but I think they might find a niche there, after the doomed Mongoose game that came out(-ish) a few years ago.

Offline Iain R

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Re: New from Battlefront: TEAM YANKEE
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2015, 02:05:56 PM »
Dat cover art...... oh dear.

I used to play FoW, and thoroughly enjoyed it too; I now do Cold War in 20mm, but can't say I'm tempted back to the fold...
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Re: New from Battlefront: TEAM YANKEE
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2015, 02:30:12 PM »
I think their standard cover have always a similar theme, stupid one if you ask (I think Desert Rats and Desert Fox eons ago were good, the Rats cover was really nice and the style was different). Nowadays they always put everything in close combat. Probably it is for drama and to explain both sides are covered in the book, but it looks silly...  on the other hand it also show the typical game ranges...

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Offline Arlequín

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Re: New from Battlefront: TEAM YANKEE
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2015, 06:13:30 PM »
I thought it was a fair representation of on-table distances.  ;)

Let's face it, anything that Battlefront champions leads to some great 15mm models and figures (YMMV) and generally has some fallout that prompts products in the same genre... although I'm still waiting to see 28mm Arab-Israeli figures appear. Either way it promotes 'Cold War' gaming, so that's a plus to me... good luck to them!

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Offline julesav

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Re: New from Battlefront: TEAM YANKEE
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2015, 12:46:05 PM »
Worst Battlefront cover art ever!

Will they be paying Harold Coyle royalties for using his book title?

I'll definitely be giving this a go in 6mm though - mech inf units are just too pricey for me in 15mm!
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Offline Cypher226

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Re: New from Battlefront: TEAM YANKEE
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2015, 01:47:36 AM »
Cover art discussions aside - I've been hoping for something like this since it was rumoured a few years back.

Anything that makes '80's hypothetical wars more common on the tabletop is gold to me - plus this makes Twilight 2000 gaming at the reinforced platoon/company scale easy :)

Here's hoping for plastic M1's, Bradleys, T72/80's and BMPs!

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: New from Battlefront: TEAM YANKEE
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2015, 06:00:51 AM »
Cover art discussions aside - I've been hoping for something like this since it was rumoured a few years back.

Anything that makes '80's hypothetical wars more common on the tabletop is gold to me - plus this makes Twilight 2000 gaming at the reinforced platoon/company scale easy :)

Here's hoping for plastic M1's, Bradleys, T72/80's and BMPs!

Which, with the exception of the BMPs, already exist. See Zvezda. They also do BTR-80s and M-24 Hinds. Their Abrams got some pretty mixed reviews, although it can be detailed but the rest of the range is meant to be very good. I doubt BMPs will be far off in their release schedule.

No addition of toys can be a bad thing but it wouldn't hurt them to get the most common tank types for the GSFG right. That would be T-64s, followed a long way behind with T-80s. They aren't cheap but then I suspect they will still be cheaper than anything Secnd Mortgage Front releases. No doubt BF will be releasing their lovingly crafted range of gnomes this time in a  1980s theme. The upside is this may prompt manufacturers with access to decent sculptors, like Khurasan to seize an opportunity.

As for Mr Coyle, I doubt he has much claim on the words 'team' and a letter from the phonetic alphabet.
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Offline Cherno

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Re: New from Battlefront: TEAM YANKEE
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2015, 11:34:08 AM »
I hope they will have plenty of material for the early to mid cold war period, till about 1980, when Soviet armor was still a match for NATO, sometimes considerably more so. These kinds of battles are more interesting in my opinion, when the Reds don't have to rely on masses of T72s to have a chance of defeating a single M1 tank platoon.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2015, 11:35:51 AM by Cherno »

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Re: New from Battlefront: TEAM YANKEE
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2015, 12:15:01 PM »
Will it include tactical nukes?

Offline Cherno

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Re: New from Battlefront: TEAM YANKEE
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2015, 12:22:53 PM »
Will it include tactical nukes?

To quote the rulebook of the World War III boardgame "NATO" (70s or 80s):

"To simulate the battlefield use of strategic nuclear weapons, simply soak the map in lighter fluid and apply a flame."

Pure genius. And no, this is an actual (tongue-in-cheek) rule.

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