As I'm sure we're all aware, the Middle East is a pretty volatile place. However, with all the wars that have gone on there, the world of Team Yankee there's even more. The Oil Wars book delves into that, and the latest releases from Battlefront continue in that direction. Check 'em out.
The fields of Europe are a major battleground, where Soviet and NATO forces are clashing. But all of those tanks, trucks, planes, and helicopters won't make it to the battlefield without gas. And that means oil. And that means the Middle East is just as contested as anywhere else. Oil War is the new sourcebook coming for Team Yankee, and you can get your name on the list to get the book as soon as it's realeased.
It's a holiday in Cambodia. It's tough, kid, but it's life. It's a holiday in Cambodia, don't forget to pack gear to fight against the lizard-people that inhabit the forests, looking to make a resurgence on the world and take over. That's what you'll find in Black Sun, a new miniatures game that's up on Kickstarter now.
Well, we survived the latest round of snow here in Atlanta.
Granted, there wasn't a single flake flying anywhere near me, but there we are, then. Hopefully you made it through safe and sound as well. And while I'm sure you have stores of bread and milk, it's good to snack on some bite-sized gaming stories as well.
Today on the platter we have: New Releases and Sale from Kraken Dice, Normandy Miniatures Running 15mm Post-War French Miniatures Kickstarter, and New Releases Available From Puppets War.
When it comes to skirmish miniatures games, there's a bunch of sci-fi ones. There's fewer, but still a decent number of fantasy ones as well. But if you're looking for modern military, it's a little harder to find. Well, Dishdash Games is helping out with their Ultracombat game. You can check it out on Kickstarter now.
The French are fighting hard in WWIII. They're heading to the front lines and rolling out all new equipment in the fight. These new releases are available for Team Yankee from Battlefront. You've got some new helicopters, new APCs, a new box set, and even some theme tokens for your troops.
When it comes to World Wars, the French have had a rather tough time at it. Usually one of the first countries singled out for attack, they've had to twice fight off enemy troops from within their borders. They're looking to make sure that WWIII isn't a repeat, and have the arms, equipment, and troops to make sure that this time, it's closer to a Napoleonic War than a World War. New releases are now available for the French in Team Yankee. Battlefront has also created painting templates to make sure you get your figures looking accurate.
The actual release of Fate of a Nation is still a week and change away. However, if you want to be one of the first gamers on your block with it when it's released, you can go ahead and put in a pre-order for it now. And to help out even more, Battlefront is running a pre-order sale on Fate of a Nation products.
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Though they might be from a land down under, the Australians are taking part in WWIII along with their allies. These Bruces are hitting the fields of Europe along with NATO in Team Yankee. You can check out these new releases now over on Battlefront's website.
Time Zones are a funny thing. When it's an hour or two, it's just kinda like, "yeah, whatever." But then you hit that point where there's people already in tomorrow when you're still in today. As Battlefront is over in New Zealand, they're well ahead of those of us in the US and UK, and are often in the next day when many of us are just getting going with our regular routine. This means that they'll begin their Live Launch Weekend for Free Nations tomorrow (well, tomorrow for most of us, 2 days from now for them, which is still just tomorrow, but... You know what, never mind. Just go to their site, damnit).
The folks over at Battlefront have a lot going on in this update. First off, with Free Nations coming out next weekend, they've got various previews up for that. Then, they also have a look at an updated version of the Bishop, with new cards so you can add them to your Flames of War games. Finally, they'll be at the UK Games Expo this weekend, where you can pick up some Team Yankee stuff before anyone else.
We're just a couple weekends away from the release of Free Nations, the newest book for Team Yankee from Battlefront. But what's coming in the new release? What new forces will be heading to the fields of Europe? How will they stack up against what's already available? Well, Battlefront has posted up a detailed book preview for you to check out.
Air combat games can be pretty complex. There's all sorts of things that can be thrown in, and as such, they can tend to be hard for new players. Air Strike does away with all that. It's so simple, the whole family can enjoy it. Hop into the cockpit of your favorite fighter aircraft and head into that dogfight. You can pick up your copy now.
WWIII is underway. The East and the West are at it, fighting across the plains of Europe. Which side will win? That's up to you to decide in Team Yankee. The next book for the game, Free Nations, will be coming out on June 8th. And, like always, Battlefront is prepping a big celebratory weekend for it.
Battlefront has launched the second of their worldwide campaigns for Team Yankee. This one is called Firestorm: Stripes. The Russians have attacked into the central plains of Europe. Will the forces of NATO be able to push them back, or will these new locations stay under Soviet control? That's up to you to decide as you take part in this extended league event.
I'd sort of always wanted to be a fighter pilot. My eyes have never been good enough for that sort of thing, but it was one of those dreams I had in the back of my mind as a kid. Now, certainly the potential of being a Top Gun are exceedingly slim, but I can still live vicariously through gaming. And that's where Missile Threat comes in. It's a new set of air combat rules by Ostfront that looks to accurately recreate air battles from the past 60 years. You can get your copy now (aviator glasses sold separately).
In an alternate world, WWIII is going on, where a version of the Cold War turned hot and Europe once more is the scene of conflict. All sides have been building up military resources and coming up with new vehicles of war. In this case, it's the Americans that are on display with several armored vehicles. You can order these now for your Team Yankee armies.
We're getting to the time of year where many people head on vacation. That includes many gaming companies, so they're posting up their last updates of the year. One such company that's going on holiday for the holidays is Battlefront. But they're not just heading out without giving us something to look at first. They give us a heads-up of what you can look forward to in 2018.
I just realized this morning that this upcoming weekend is the last one before Christmas. Ok, so, technically Christmas has one more weekend before it, but since it falls on a Monday, it means this upcoming week is the last one before the holiday. As such, I've just now realized how much baking I need to do (since that's what I give as presents to friends). Looks like this Saturday's shopping list is going to include a lot of unsalted butter, flour, and chocolate chips, plus whatever else I feel like throwing in. But before I get to those tasty treats, let's get to today's tasty treats in terms of bite-sized gaming stories.
Today on the platter we have: December Releases Available From Scotia Grendel, War in Christmas Village Sequel Up On Kickstarter, and HeresyLab Working on a New Line of Miniatures.
Team Yankee looks at what WWIII might look like as the forces of NATO go against the Soviets on the fields of Europe. This week, the Stripes book came out, adding to the American forces. This new book can be picked up now. Next week, we'll be seeing new versions of several American units, including Harriers, Abrams tanks, and AA options.
WWIII is not currently happening. Let's do our best to keep it that way, eh? I don't really want Team Yankee to turn into a modern game, as opposed to just post-modern-sci-fi. So, for the meantime, these are just figurative, uh, figures. And in the Stripes book, Battlefront expands the U.S. options. Take a look at what you'll get, and a bit more about items in this book.
As war goes on, the organization charts for the various armies can change dramatically. As the military heads see what is and isn't working on the battlefield, they will adjust accordingly. Same goes for the generals in charge of minis games armies. Battlefront has posted up new Force Organization Charts for the Late War era in Flames of War, as well as for Team Yankee.
Battlefront has more than just their Stripes book available for pre-order for Team Yankee. They've also got a trio of army bundles. If you're looking to start in on the game, or just get yourself a new force, you'll want to check them out.
So, while WWIII is still a fantasy, Battlefront is taking orders for Stripes, their new book for Team Yankee. It's actually... well... the Yankees. No, not the baseball team. But the Americans. You can get your pre-order on for not just the book, but a special army bundle, too.