Team Yankee Project Phase 1
So I am working on models to play the Team Yankee Modern Wargame from Battlefront, the people who brought us Flames of War. I have been collecting the British Army of the Rhine and the Russians as I am stupid enough to enjoy building both sides and at the time I started I had no other players interested:-( apart from Gary who is starting to build an American Force.
I have been slowly collecting both the British Army of the Rhine and the Russian “Red Banner” Tank Division, as I am stupid enough to enjoy building both sides and also at the time I started I had no other players interested:-( apart from Gary who is starting to build an American Force.
The British forces are fairly comprehensive and provide enough of a range to allow you to build Battlegroups around the “Iron Division” circa 1985. This includes Chieftain Tanks both Stillbrew and none Stillbrew models. Fv432 infantry carriers in all variants (anti Tank/anti-air/mortar). Swingfire missiles, 105 and 155mm Mobile Artillery, Scorpion and scimitar recce vehicles as well as Lynx helicopter and Harrier ground attack aircraft.
The Russians include T72 Tanks, BMP 1 and 2 Fighting vehicles, Gopher Anti-Tank and a wide range of other associated support vehicles and aircraft from the USSR.
Battlefront supports the range really well with a mixture of both Plastic and Metal Models, easy to build, with loads of detail.
To help me paint the forces I purchased an airbrush setup
This is a basic “good quality” airbrush which I purchased alongside a decent Sparmax Compressor
After a few issues with my understanding of how to clean the Airbrush and what tools to use I am now producing some nice paint jobs quickly and have even found time to add decals and weathering effects.
I will follow this up with articles on the games themselves, but for now here are some images of the work I have done so far on my British and Russians.