Saturday, 2 January 2016

On the 7th Game of Gamesmas

The magpies gave to me; Team Yankee!

*Image copyright Battlefront Miniatures
So you may know that most of us in the Regiment are playtesters for Battlefront. Well, while we all play Flames of War (and extensively tested all the WW2, Vietnam and Arab-Israeli books), none of us were involved in the Team Yankee testing or release!

We managed to get a a copy of the recently released Team Yankee rulebook and were excited to play this new version of the Flames rules. Pooch (of Radio DishDash fame)  and I broke out our 6mm moderns and had a go. Yep, 6mm! We dont really like the scale of the 15mm moderns after playing the AIW games (although the models are beautiful!) so we changed the measurements slightly and used our 6mm models. The measurement changes were simply to convert all the inches to centimeters. So if a M1 tank moves 14" in 15mm, it'll move 14cm in 6mm.

The one thing that I can say about this game is forget everything you know about Flames of War World War Two! While the structure of the game is very similar, dont assume that each rule is the same. Pooch and I enjoyed our games and are looking forward to getting the other Magpies in as well. More games will equal more learning!

1 comment:

  1. Definitely want to get my BAOR running for this one :-) Chieftain 9s and Chally 1s ahoy!