|Reinforcements for the 4th Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group in "Team Yankee"|
|Mechanized company command stand (and an M113 for the group to ride around in).|
I first started painting Canadians for "Team Yankee" back in January of 2018, before any of Battlefront's models or rules had been released. So my initial Leopard C1s were a mix of models from the Plastic Soldier Company and an outfit called "Armies Army" - a niche outfit which had also released an insanely complete collection of infantry, M113s and Lynx vehicles.
|The bulk of the infantry platoon, with their M113s in the background. The blue flowers denote the platoon command stand.|
|The casting quality of Battlefront's metal infantry models continue to be, at best, average, but at least the range is complete and still available.|
|Supporting weapons for the platoon...a .30cal MG team (almost straight from WW2) and a 2-man 60mm mortar team. It's old school, but it all helps hold back the Warsaw Pact forces...|
|M113s...missing that iconic road wheel on the front (something the Canadian vehicles always seem to have in photos) but hopefully the little over-sized Canadian decals give enough "Canadian content" for the models.|
|Another view of the M113s...not my favourite Cold War vehicle by a long shot, but you will not find many NATO forces without them...|
With these reinforcements, I can now field multiple elements in my "Team Yankee" Canadian forces - a mechanized infantry company and a Leopard C1 squadron. While my gamer-lizard-brain will always immediately speculate about further expansion (a third mechanized infantry platoon, maybe to represent the combat engineers, would be nice, as would more TOW launchers, and the Leopard C1 squadron could use a couple more tanks) for now we have some additional variety in terms of options for our "Team Yankee" gaming.
Thanks for visiting - and stay tuned for more Long Weekend Painting Frenzy Output