|Great! More toys! 15mm "Team Yankee" US starter set from Battlefront|
I generally enjoy Battlefront stuff - Flames of War, when I take off my gaming snob hat, is a ton of fun, if you ignore some of the sillier stuff (and there is a lot of that - like artillery right on the table -arrgh! but I digress). I was pleased to hear Battlefront was doing some 80s Cold War rules. I expect they will be relatively light, fun and quick, and have lots of flaming tanks on the table. If you check through a lot of the modern "what-if" and historical AARs on this blog, you will notice that is a recipe that works for me...
|You get a bunch of cards...whatever - it's the figures that matter!|
|Pretty nice plastic on the M1 Abrams sprue - I'm pretty sure the parts are included to make another variant...maybe the M1A1, which had a bigger gun, among other things?|
To give Battlefront credit, I think they have been working very hard to make improvements when it comes to the plastic. They care what customers think, and they want to get things done right. They seem to want to have a great product, and are prepared to risk some bumps to get there. So I was keen to see for myself when I received my first "Team Yankee" products.
|Test model number one...now to figure out that MERDC camouflage...|
With the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge underway, one of the side-duels I have going on is "Modern Mayhem" with Curt and Byron. Getting these models underway will hopefully score me a few points in that area. Just have to try and puzzle out that confusing MERDC camo the US seemed to use in the 1980s...