|Not a European-Theatre M557.... but would make a kickass objective!
Howdy everyone, now that the Team Yankee books and the box sets are out, Kevin aka Glitch and I decided to head to the FLGS across the border to Quebec and play some kickoff Team Yankee. Store owner Seb and Robert were already underway. Robert built and spray-painted 22 T-72's in 2 days!
|Robert's T-72 platoon
|M557 "Queen Mary" Command objective, from the Bannon's boys boxset.
|Seb had some Cobras out as well.
|Our table, comms tower in the desert near a border checkpoint.
|Abrams and ITV tracks defending the crashed Cdn Helo objective.
|The inspiration for my title picture. I am SO tempted to paint up a UN force. All white, blue berets, special rule, cannot shoot unless fired upon, and a C-130 Leaflet bomber...?
|Crisp details on the BF M1 compared to the Zvezda one.
|Meanwhile here are my BTR's near the AA Radar objective, with T-72s in line abreast formation to the horizon ..!
|T-72 platoon is mauled by M1s
|Cunning plan, get into the forest. if he assaults, I get missiles galore in defensive fire.
|The irony: Destroyed Cobra wreck next to the crashed UH-1 objective..
Next Game, Seb and Kevin would team up with their Capitalists against Robert and my Soviets. I wanted to use a larger Motor Rifle Coy, plus a 6 gun battery of Gvosdikas. (PT-76 with T55 turrets are subbing in until my boxes arrive), 2 Shilkas and 6 T-72s. Rob had a eleventy T-72s it seemed and a handful of Hinds. We pushed the tables together, had some Pizza, and then got down to business. Here is the table set up:
|Seb debating where to deploy his M1s. We were playing Dust Up, and we had the lower right corner.
|Gvozdika battery. Observer BTR-60 is just off camera on that stone hill at top of frame.
|US forces deployed all tanks down first. My arty had a pre-plotted ranged in marker, taking out a platoon of Kev's M1s first shot of the game!
|VADS AA again defending the crashed Cdn UH-1.
|Again, Cobras would duel the Hind's. The Hind's would be shot down by measly AA MG fire from the M1s... sad.
|We got our reserves which consisted of a dozen and a half T-72s, and they got NOTHING. Next turn these VADS are dead meat.
|Meanwhile I try and take down some Cobra's with my BTR's. Fail. I lost all my transports the next turn!!