Posts Tagged ‘Americans’

Mega Team Yankee Game! Soviets vs. United States

Posted on November 30th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

 By John Sulek

The Spotsylvania Area Gamers decided to pull out all the stops for a big Team Yankee game.  We played Free for all with  Wayne the Soviet player as the attacker. Wayne ran his army out of Red Thunder. Ren and I ran our armies out of Stripes. We set points at 150 per side. Ren chose to run a standard M-1 Tank Company of 1 M-1 HQ, 2 x 3 M-1 Tank Platoons with 4 VADS and 2 Cobras. He topped out at 69 points. I ran a Mech Infantry Combat Team out of Stripes with 1 HQ M-113, 2 full mech platoons minus the extra Dragon team, 2 VADS, a 6 gun M-109 Btry, FIST, and then tried out a few of the new units in the new Stripes book. 1st up, an IPM-1 platoon of 4 x IPM-1’s. The extra front and side armor worked good going up against Wayne’s T-72’s.  Next was the new Scout sections. I ran 2 and the extended deployment area helped out also. Then I ran 2 x SAM Stinger teams. I used 2 M-151 Jeeps with dismounted stinger teams for proxy. Then last but not least, I ran a Platoon of my 82nd Airborne Paratroopers that are also included in Stripes. Not exactly as I envisioned them but overall not bad. I took a full platoon of 7 stands plus 2 x M60 GPMG’s and an extra Dragon team. In Stripes, they ride into battle in UH-1’s but I chose to proxy 4 of UH-60 Blackhawks. With the Soviet AA on the board, I waited to deploy them until turn 4. Unfortunately, they were too late to change the outcome and the right flank in the county side fell.  Ren went up against Wayne’s T-64’s and BMP’s and was pretty much overwhelmed by turn 5 in the city. My scouts were within 14″ of an objective when Wayne’s T-72’s assaulted my Arty Btry and they finally gave way. Overall a fun game. Lessons learned and I look forward to running this again.


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Mega Team Yankee Game! Soviets vs. United States

Posted on November 30th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

 By John Sulek

The Spotsylvania Area Gamers decided to pull out all the stops for a big Team Yankee game.  We played Free for all with  Wayne the Soviet player as the attacker. Wayne ran his army out of Red Thunder. Ren and I ran our armies out of Stripes. We set points at 150 per side. Ren chose to run a standard M-1 Tank Company of 1 M-1 HQ, 2 x 3 M-1 Tank Platoons with 4 VADS and 2 Cobras. He topped out at 69 points. I ran a Mech Infantry Combat Team out of Stripes with 1 HQ M-113, 2 full mech platoons minus the extra Dragon team, 2 VADS, a 6 gun M-109 Btry, FIST, and then tried out a few of the new units in the new Stripes book. 1st up, an IPM-1 platoon of 4 x IPM-1’s. The extra front and side armor worked good going up against Wayne’s T-72’s.  Next was the new Scout sections. I ran 2 and the extended deployment area helped out also. Then I ran 2 x SAM Stinger teams. I used 2 M-151 Jeeps with dismounted stinger teams for proxy. Then last but not least, I ran a Platoon of my 82nd Airborne Paratroopers that are also included in Stripes. Not exactly as I envisioned them but overall not bad. I took a full platoon of 7 stands plus 2 x M60 GPMG’s and an extra Dragon team. In Stripes, they ride into battle in UH-1’s but I chose to proxy 4 of UH-60 Blackhawks. With the Soviet AA on the board, I waited to deploy them until turn 4. Unfortunately, they were too late to change the outcome and the right flank in the county side fell.  Ren went up against Wayne’s T-64’s and BMP’s and was pretty much overwhelmed by turn 5 in the city. My scouts were within 14″ of an objective when Wayne’s T-72’s assaulted my Arty Btry and they finally gave way. Overall a fun game. Lessons learned and I look forward to running this again.


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part 2 of Clash at the Creek with Maurice in the American War of Independence

Posted on November 30th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Getting ready, the American defense lines are set-up
After a bit of delay, no doubt caused by the curse of setting up the table in advance thereby causing serendipitous chain of events guaranteeing the game will be delayed by a couple of weeks, Tonio and myself final got to play out the clash of the Creek scenario I posted a while ago (link).

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part 2 of Clash at the Creek with Maurice in the American War of Independence

Posted on November 30th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Getting ready, the American defense lines are set-up
After a bit of delay, no doubt caused by the curse of setting up the table in advance thereby causing serendipitous chain of events guaranteeing the game will be delayed by a couple of weeks, Tonio and myself final got to play out the clash of the Creek scenario I posted a while ago (link).

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STRIPES – Making New Lists from Team Yankee’s Newest Book

Posted on November 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

As a mostly West German player up until now, I haven’t been tempted by other armies.  It took me 6 months to paint the one I currently have.  But looking over at the new previews for Stripes has me considering my options.  I still want to work on a Soviet or Warsaw Pact Force eventually, but the Americans were not on my radar.  This was mostly because it appeared that they wouldn’t be as competitive as their other NATO allies.  This book changes that, and gives the kind of tactical flexibility I would want in a force.  I will be making some lists out of the new kit, and let you know what I would want to be playing when the book comes out.

I apologize for the quality of the pictures, getting selected PDF copies of the pages proved a titanic pain.  I resorted to the phone.  I’ll have it figured out next time.

1. US Airborne – with Sheridan
2. A Patton Company (marines)
3. Armored Cavalry Troop

For the sake of this tournament season, I’ll make all my lists at 64 points, since that will be what a lot of North American places use.  I think its a good amount,

List #1 – 82nd Airborne

 UH – 1 Huey Infantry Combat Team

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STRIPES – Making New Lists from Team Yankee’s Newest Book

Posted on November 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

As a mostly West German player up until now, I haven’t been tempted by other armies.  It took me 6 months to paint the one I currently have.  But looking over at the new previews for Stripes has me considering my options.  I still want to work on a Soviet or Warsaw Pact Force eventually, but the Americans were not on my radar.  This was mostly because it appeared that they wouldn’t be as competitive as their other NATO allies.  This book changes that, and gives the kind of tactical flexibility I would want in a force.  I will be making some lists out of the new kit, and let you know what I would want to be playing when the book comes out.

I apologize for the quality of the pictures, getting selected PDF copies of the pages proved a titanic pain.  I resorted to the phone.  I’ll have it figured out next time.

1. US Airborne – with Sheridan
2. A Patton Company (marines)
3. Armored Cavalry Troop

For the sake of this tournament season, I’ll make all my lists at 64 points, since that will be what a lot of North American places use.  I think its a good amount,

List #1 – 82nd Airborne

 UH – 1 Huey Infantry Combat Team

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Battle at the Militia camp with Maurice in the American War of Independence

Posted on November 9th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

The American Militia in camp

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Battle at the Militia camp with Maurice in the American War of Independence

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The American Militia in camp

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Clash at the Creek with Maurice in the American War of Independence

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Clash at the Creek with Maurice in the American War of Independence

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Raising the militia with Maurice in the American war of Independence

Posted on October 16th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Intro:
I have been busy chipping away at my AWI project. Recently I managed to paint up a brigade of three Militia regiments (only another 400 infantry, 45 cavalry and 4 guns to go).To mark the occasion Tonio volunteered to play an AWI Maurice game. For the scenario I raided the Black Powder rulebook and opted to play something influenced by their ACW scenario.  The idea being the American are raising the militia when the British get word of this they dispatch a force to disperse the Rebel camp


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Raising the militia with Maurice in the American war of Independence

Posted on October 16th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Intro:
I have been busy chipping away at my AWI project. Recently I managed to paint up a brigade of three Militia regiments (only another 400 infantry, 45 cavalry and 4 guns to go).To mark the occasion Tonio volunteered to play an AWI Maurice game. For the scenario I raided the Black Powder rulebook and opted to play something influenced by their ACW scenario.  The idea being the American are raising the militia when the British get word of this they dispatch a force to disperse the Rebel camp


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