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  • #42943
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    The Fulda Gap Team Yankee Campaign has started, I and 7 others are playing in it. You can see some of my pictures and write ups on my Facebook page. 2 games out of 4 have been played with 2 more yet to be played. so far Nato (me ) has won 1 game and lost 1. But it is a long way back to the Rhine.

    #42946
    Rod Robertson
    Participant

    Kyoteblue:

    Sorry that you had a setback this round but this just confirms the natural superiority of the Soviet Armed Forces and proves the inevitability of the historical dialectic which is the triumph of socialism over the decadent and corrupt engine of exploitation and war called capitalism. Comrade Gabriel clearly has learned from his initial contact with your forces and is poised to drive you back to the Rhine and beyond. If he succeeds a Hero of the Soviet Union honour awaits him. For you, only defeat or death will be your reward.

    For the edification of future Soviet children, would you mind explaining what happened in this second battle?

    Cheers.

    Commisasr Red Robertsofsky.

    #42948
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    In the other battle the Soviets got lucky and bum rushed the US line under cover of smoke, then after bogging most of their forces where able to shoot up some poor harmless VADs and M-109s . Then grabbed an objective before US reinforcements could arrive. Pictures of that game on the Team Yankee Tornado Alley Facebook page……

    #42964
    Shaun Travers
    Participant

    Just Jack will be very happy you are playing NATO and not the Commie horde 🙂

    #42993
    Just Jack
    Participant

    “Just Jack will be very happy you are playing NATO and not the Commie horde”

    No I won’t, he’s getting his ass kicked!!!  Probably on purpose, the damn commie traitor!

    V/R,
    Jack

    #43007
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Wait wait, the other Nato player lost not me !!!!! We have 8 players and a Campaign manager !!!! 4 Nato and 4 Soviet !!!!

    #43008
    Rod Robertson
    Participant

    Koyotsiniy:

    You must be clearer in your Facebook posts. So how many battles have you personally fought to date?

    Cheers.

    Rod Robertson.

    #43009
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    There are 4 games per turn and the campaign is going 6 turns so I will hopefully get 6 games in.

    #43012
    Rod Robertson
    Participant

    Koyotsiniy:

    So, you did not answer my question. How many games have you personally played and commanded? One or two so far? Oh, and paint those T-72’s and Hinds, will you! 

    Cheers and good gaming.

    Rod KGB/GRU Robertson.

     

    #43014
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    I have played one game. I won. 6-1 in FOW speak.

    #43015
    Rod Robertson
    Participant

    Koyotsiniy:

    Thanks for the clarification. Ah, so you are undefeated…… So far! Do you play in each other’s games as sub commanders or helpers?

    Cheers and good gaming.

    Rod Robertson.

     

    #43016
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Um we could but so far there has been no need to. Started my last 7 T-72’s this afternoon..

    #43142
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Got 3 of my 7 T-72’s built…4 more turrets to assemble then paint them.

    #43155
    Rod Robertson
    Participant

    Outstanding! Then it’s on to the Hinds and, Bob’s your uncle, you’re done!

    Cheers and well done, KB.

    Hey, if I was to mount a 152mm gun in and oversized turret onto you, would that make you a KB-2?

    Rod Robertson.

    #43241
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Sure I would be a KB-2…….snort. All 20 T-72’s are done now. and I picked up another box of Hinds today as my FLGS was having a 20% off sale…so I’ll be building and painting 6 Hinds this next week or two…
    Next campaign game is tomorrow….

    #43242
    Rod Robertson
    Participant

    KB-1:

    Twenty T-72’s? That’s seriously hardcore Cold War! And 6 Hinds! Why do you need so much for tactical games? Six Hinds would normally support an entire MRR or division advance back in the day.

    Good luck tomorrow but I’ll be secretly rooting for Gabriel’s Soviets. Sorry dude.

    Cheers and enjoy the battle.

    Rod Robertson.

    #43244
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    I may get my butt kicked tomorrow….The Soviet High Command may give Gabriel more campaign point….

    #43257
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Gabriel was sick so I faced Danial instead and he did have a bunch of extra points, so I did get my butt kicked 6-1 !! I should have not moved my M-1’s out of ambush to go after his Company Commander…. It Was A Trap !!!!! I’ll whip um next time.

    #43258
    Rod Robertson
    Participant

    Kyoteblue:

    I am sorry you got trounced this time. Hopefully comrade Gabriel will recover to face you soon! I’ll go to FB to learn more.

    Cheers.

    Rod Robertson.

    #43259
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    I didn’t get any photo’s sorry or you would see my burning M-1’s littered across West Germany…Never move out of an ambush position !!!

    #43287
    Rod Robertson
    Participant

    Kyoteblue:

    So, what NATO and Soviet kit and infantry minis do you have for the Cold War? I’ve seen a wack of T-55’s and some T-72’s. I’ve also seen some BMP’s and some BTR’s. I know you have 6? 2S1 122 SP How. I have seen some Bradley M2/M3’s and have heard about some T-64’s, the A-10’s and the Cobras. You’ve mentioned the now 6 MI-24 Hinds! What else have you got? Give us a complete list in triplicate with all the proper seals, approvals and authorizations!

    Cheers.

    Rod Robertson.

    #43288
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    I have 9 of the QRF T-64’s 2 Gopher AA Missile carriers the 4 Barrel AA thingys and other odds and ends…. A whole mess of stuff….

    #43293
    Rod Robertson
    Participant

    And NATO kit?

    #43294
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    12 M-1’s 8 VAD’s 6 M109’s 4 ITV’s 2 Mech Platoons plus 10 M-113s 4 Cobras and 2 A-10’s 4 M-60’s 8 Bradly’s for now….

    #43299
    Rod Robertson
    Participant

    Wow!

    That’s a lot of stuff in 15mm. Impressive.

    Cheers and thanks for sharing.

    Rod Robertson.

    #43300
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Oops some hummers and stuff…..LAV’s

    #43419
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    We have had the Grand Kids the past couple of days so I’ve gotten nothing done hobby wise…but they go back to their Dads tonight……

    #43421
    Rod Robertson
    Participant

    Kyoteblue:

    I think you lost an opportunity to combine an arts and crafts teaching moment with a child-labour gulag. Why didn’t you get them to help you paint, terrain-make, etc? You are from the ‘No Country for Old Men’ part of the USA. You must get in touch with your inner robber-baron! They could have mowed the lawn too!

    Cheers, exploitation and good gaming!

    Rod Robertson.

    #43422
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    The girls are still to young to mow and the grand son is to lazy……but you are right I do need to mow.

    #43430
    Rod Robertson
    Participant

    Kyoteblue:

    No, they need to learn how to mow and you need to paint and game. Priorities, man! If grandson is motivationally challenged, then promise to buy him his own pick-up when he can drive and then give him a 15mm technical from Old Glory Command Decision on that happy day. You’ll get free labour for years and he’ll get an important life-lesson on the promises made by the powers that be! Win, win!

    Cheers.

    Rod Robertson.

    #43838
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    I will play the 3rd Team Yankee campaign game tomorrow, I will play the best Soviet commander.. he fields 12 Hinds….I hate Hinds.

    #43851
    Rod Robertson
    Participant

    Have six Chaparral batteries just off board!

    #43856
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Team Yankee does not have Chaparral units yet………so all I had where VAD’s, and I lost. Damn it.

    #43858
    Rod Robertson
    Participant

    That’s why I said off-board, silly. Notional SAMS!

    #43859
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Um they can’t shoot if they are notional….

    #43860
    Just Jack
    Participant

    Alright, Old Man, I’m ready for you to tell me everything you know about the Team Yankee rules.  I wasn’t all that interested (WWIII isn’t really that high on my list, particularly now that I already did it), but over on TMP a guy posted an Arab-Israeli War (Yom Kippur, if I recall correctly) battle report using Team Yankee, and now I’m very intrigued.

    So, how do the rules work?  I’ve been looking on the ‘net for rules reviews, but oddly enough, I can’t find any.  I see the book is about $25, and so I’d like to hear what’s so cool about it before dropping the cash.

    V/R,
    Jack

    #43863
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    In a lot of ways it’s better that you have not played FOW, I’m having to unlearn WW2 FOW so I can get better at Team Yankee. It is faster and deadlier most games only last 3 turns. In fact I lost my game today on turn 4. I lost an M-1 platoon and and objective and it was game over. er my other M-1’s were bogged down and couldn’t get to the objective to contest it… Have I told you I roll a lot of 1’s
    The cards with the stats help the game and can be printed off the net.
    If you don’t like the rules after you buy them send them to me…..wink wink…..knowing you if you do like them you will tinker with them. You can play it in 6mm and the ranges and ground scale will look better, so you don’t have to buy 15mm stuff.
    Fast and deadly…..The Boy may like them….and ya need to buy him some Cowboy Boots !!!!!

    #43878
    Just Jack
    Participant

    Okay, faster and deadlier, but how do they play?  I gather they are IGO-UGO (which is okay), but I’ve seen reference to stuff like tanks bailing out, tanks bogging down, reserve units, lots of air power, special moves (‘blitzkrieg,’ or maybe that’s just normal FOW?), stuff like that.  What is that stuff, how does it work?

    I’m pretty close to saying hell with it and buying the rules, but as you probably saw, I just sold off two dozen sets of rules I don’t use, and I’m not eager to start a new pile.  But I do like the idea of something quick and straightforward that can handle a lot of mechanized units on the table, I’d like to see what all the Team Yankee hub-ub is about, and I wouldn’t even mind being one of cool kids (playing what everybody else plays) for once 😉

    Having said that, if I do this, I think my first project with it will be 3mm Arab-Israeli Wars.  This should let me halve everything distance wise; my understanding is that the ‘normal’ FOW/TY table is 6′ x 4′, so I could play on a 3′ x 2′.  Yes, I have a 6′ x 4′, but I really don’t like playing on it all that much, plus I have so much garbage (troops and terrain) sitting on it, with nowhere else to put it…

    V/R,
    Jack

    #43879
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    It is IGO-YGO and no over watch but does have ambush, and other formation rules shoot and scoot…cross here….spearhead ect. and air both choppers and fast movers.
    Yes in 3mm you could easily play on a 3 by 2 just use MM for inches
    Invest in tackle boxes for storage !!!!!! And boots for the Boy !!!!!

    #43930
    Rod Robertson
    Participant

    Kyoteblue:

    “Pew,pew,pew!” That’s the sound of notional lasers firing a warning shot! You’re playing a table-top game with miniature models, dude. All the weapons are notional! It’s time to embrace ‘cross domain fire’, which is all the rage in military circles these days. Think outside the table!

    Jack

    Just use the old WRG Modern Armoured Warfare rules which are free as a PDF from WRG. It’s strait forward and produces a fun game.

    http://www.wrg.me.uk/WRG.net/History/OLDWRG/Modern.pdf

    Cheers all and good gaming.

    Rod Ribertson.

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